GINGERY, VIRGINIA

Virginia Gingery 1927-2019 On August 21, 1927 in St. Joseph, Missouri a daughter, Virginia Lee was born to John Paul and Gertrude (Dannevik) Jones. Virginia attended Benton High School in St. Joseph and graduated as Valedictorian of her class in 1945. She went on to attend Missouri Western College from 1945 until 1947 where she majored in Art. In August of 1947 she was united in marriage to Lee Emerson Gingery, that union took her from the family farm outside of St. Joseph where she spent her childhood. Lee and Virginia moved to Columbia, Missouri following their marriage while Lee completed his degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri. While in Columbia Virginia worked as a secretary. The couple moved to Kansas City upon Lee's graduation from the University of Missouri and then in 1960 settled in Shenandoah. As the couple grew their family, she enjoyed her time as a homemaker. When her children left the home, she worked in tax preparation and was later employed at Farmer's Home Administration. Virginia was very artistic, an expert seamstress and cook and also gifted with crochet and knitting. She was also the one who could always get the kites to fly high in the air! She enjoyed being active in the Shenandoah Garden Club, PEO, the Presbyterian Women's Group, several bridge clubs and hosted a yoga exercise group in her home. She was lovingly known as "GG" to her four granddaughters whom she loved cooking special treats for and making clothes. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lee; brothers Jack, Byron and Bob Jones; sister Dorothy Lou Wade; and son-in-law G. David Binegar. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Lynn Binegar of Davenport and Laura Stephens of Council Bluffs; son Scott Gingery (Janet Zackert) of Yorktown, VA; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many other relatives and a host of friends. Graveside Services were held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery with Pastor Rick Sleyster officiating. Memorials were suggested to the Shenandoah Garden Club. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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