|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 2011|
Virginia Ellen (Parsons) Due, Excelsior Springs, formerly of Edwards MO, passed into eternity to be with the Lord, her husband, other family members and friends on Friday morning, Feb. 18 2011. Funeral services for Virginia will be at Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs MO. on Tuesday, February 22 at 10am. Visitation will be at Pisgah Baptist Church on Monday evening February 21, 6-8pm. Virginia will be buried alongside her husband in Shawnee Bend Cemetery, Warsaw MO.
Virginia was born on July 14 1925 to Lillian Jane (Bryant) Parsons and Henry Parsons in Cassville MO. The family later moved to Mosby MO.
Virginia was married to Harold Wilbur Due on March 29 1943. To this union two children were born, Harold and Linda.
Virginia was a wonderful wife and mother and always put her family before herself. Virginia was a hard worker and helped support the family by working at Pratt Whitney and Lake City Army Ammunition Plant while Wilbur was serving in the Navy during the early years of their marriage.
Virginia and Wilbur, along with their two children, moved from Mosby to a farm north of Lawson in the early 1950s. Virginia stayed home to raise the children and took care of many chores on the farm while Wilbur balanced farming and working in Kansas City. She later worked at the Linda Lane Garment Factory and Avsco in Excelsior Springs. She retired from the Gates Corporation in 1987.
After retirement, Virginia and Wilbur moved to the Lake of the Ozarks. Virginia loved life at the lake and being able to fish whenever she pleased. If she and Wilbur weren't out in the fishing boat, she'd be found in her chair on the dock with her line in catching blue gill and crappie. After Wilbur passed away, she found solace sitting on the back porch or dock meditating, reading the Bible, spending time in prayer and enjoying all the sights and sounds of nature that surrounded her.
Besides fishing, Virginia enjoyed her Extension club, sewing, various crafts, cooking, gardening, feeding the hummingbirds and watching them eat, taking long walks, playing cards, dominoes and board games. She and her sisters would get together and spend all night playing the ‘Hand and Foot' card game and be laughing the whole time. They truly enjoyed one another's company.
Virginia was always game for trying something new. She loved music and liked to dance and was known to ‘bust a move' with just about anyone willing to dance, especially her great-grandchildren.
Virginia loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was proud that the birth of Ben and Kenadee last summer made five generations of her family.
Virginia was a Christian and a member of Pisgah Baptist Church. She thoroughly enjoyed the bible study and fellowship of the ladies class. She so appreciated the visits from church members when she could no longer attend church.
Her parents, husband, three sisters; Helen Lockamy, Dorothy Hodges and Nellie Parsons, two brothers, Bob Parsons and John Parsons and her mother and father-in-law, Willie and Ethel Due preceded Virginia in death.
One sister, Pat (Earl) Sutton of Mosby MO, a son and daughter-in-law, Harold R. and Wilma Due of Edwards MO, a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Earl Shumate of Excelsior Springs survive her.
Virginia is also survived by grandchildren, Steven (Jessi) Due, Cheryl Stokes, Mike (Raylene)McGaugh, Lori (Mark) Shumate, Sharon (Chris) Deuel, Duane (Amy) Shumate and Eric (Michelle) Shumate. Great-Grandchildren; Danielle (Shane) Hankins, Lindsay (Brody) Sanson, Christine Jensen, Megan, John Andrew, and Kaitlin Lusk, Anthony, Brooklyn, Joshua and Ethan Shumate, Gunner Due and Jake Marriott. Great-great grandchildren Ben Allan Hankins and Kenadee Kay Sanson.
Harold Wilbur Due (1924 - 1987)*
Harold Ronald Due (1944 - 2014)*
Created by: Deb
Record added: Feb 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65912727
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