|Birth: ||Aug. 18, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1990|
Virginia M. Wanashko, 68, of Rogers, died Wednesday, Nov. 21 at her home.
She was born Aug. 18, 1922, at Colony, Kan., to John L. Marshall and Dimple Vance Marshall.
She moved to the northwest Arkansas area in 1981 from Kansas City, Kans.
Virginia was president of Libby Engineering Co. Inc. at Elgin, Ill., since 1948.
She was a cellist, a charter member of Fox Valley Symphony in Illinois, and a member of Omicorom Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, and of Congregation Kneseth Israel Synagogue in Elgin, Ill.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Jules L. Libby, and a granddaughter, Catherine Libby.
Survivors are her husband, Carl Wanashko; two sons, Dale Warren Libby of Elgin, Ill. and Jeffrey Wayne Libby of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Judith Lynn Libby of Springfield, Ill.; a twin sister, Maxine Keymer of Arlington, Wash.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Graveside service and burial is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Rogers Cemetery with Chaplain Steve DeLoach officiating. Arrangements are by Burns Funeral Home of Rogers. Memorials may be made to Friends of Hospice, 1125 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, Ar 72703.
She shares a double stone with him. He passed away in 2006.
In row 21 there is a large Maple tree that was planted in 1990 in her memory. There is a marble bench at the base of, what is now, (2007) this large tree. Between the bench and the tree is a plaque with her name on it.
In the first picture of her stone it can be seen in the background up the hill behind her grave.
The back of her stone says simply, "Someone Cares"
The manager of the cemetery knew Carl and helped him in his later years.
He remembered Carl coming to the cemetery after Virginia's death and sitting on the bench in the shade for long periods of time.
It is heart rending to think of an older gentleman seated on the bench gazing down the slope to the final resting place of his wife.
Maybe he was the one to chose the epitaph... 'Someone Cares'
At the end of one's life wouldn't it be a grand thing to know that there'll be at least one person left to remember you and that they did in fact 'care'.
Carl Wanashko (____ - 2006)
Plot: Virginia Lane, left side, Row 30 of existing rows
Created by: Beverly Joe Vaughn
Record added: Aug 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21158216