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Virginia Smith Gebhart Valentine
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1917
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 2006
Haltom City
Tarrant County
Texas, USA

Mila Virginia Smith was born to Walter Rice and Mary Bernice Smith in Moweaqua, Illinois. She was raised in Decatur, Illinois, where her great-grandfather, Edward Owen Smith I, was one of the early builders, signer of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Illinois, and mayor during the Civil War. Her mother was a Nethercutt, and her grandfather, Milo W. Nethercutt, was a pastor for the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Her mother's first cousin, Merle Nethercutt, married a man named Norman, and was the founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics.
Virginia attended Millikin College, also in Decatur, and later married Paul Taylor Gebhart. His family owned the Gebhart Opera House, the Gebhart Block, Gebhart Construction, Gebhart Auto Supply Stores, Gebhart Paint Stores, and other businesses.
Virginia and Paul had two daughters: Caroline Sue (4-12 to 7-16-1941), and Patty Suzanne, who married Donald R. Oftedahl. Paul Gebhart was killed in a gas explosion in his gun shop in Pekin, Illinois on January 30, 1960, and is buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Decatur. Virginia married James E. Valentine in November, 1961. He died December 30, 1999, and is buried in Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois.
Virginia moved to Watauga, Texas to live with her daughter, Patty for two years, followed by two years in a nursing home prior to her Homegoing. She was saved by the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, served Him well, and is now enjoying His presence in Heaven. 
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  Paul Taylor Gebhart (1913 - 1960)
  James E. Valentine (1913 - 1999)
  Carolyn Sue Gebhart (1941 - 1941)*
  Patty Suzanne Gebhart Oftedahl (1942 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Created by: Don Oftedahl
Record added: Nov 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23070005
Virginia Smith <i>Gebhart</i> Valentine
Added by: Don Oftedahl
Virginia Smith <i>Gebhart</i> Valentine
Added by: Don Oftedahl
Virginia Smith <i>Gebhart</i> Valentine
Added by: Don Oftedahl
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- Lance
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015
Mothers Day just doesn't seem right without her.
- Don Oftedahl
 Added: May. 8, 2011

- Debbie Gibbons
 Added: Oct. 5, 2008
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