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Thursday July 25th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel
Friday July 26th, 2019

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Virginia L Heerey

Virginia Louise Heerey was born May 15, 1935, at home in Aulne, Kansas, to Ferdinand and Helena (Hein) Winter. She started grade school at Brudertal and continued her education in Marion after her family moved into town in 1944. She graduated from Marion High School in 1952. Virginia married Charles A. Heerey at St. Mark Catholic Church in Marion the day after Christmas in 1953. Charles left for Germany a few weeks later as a member of the US Army.


Virginia worked at the local JC Penney store during high school and later as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Marion. She was a homemaker during the years her children were at home. She later worked for the Clerk of the District Court for several years.


Virginia was baptized in the Evangelical United Brethren Church and was a faithful member of Eastmoor United Methodist Church. She was a member of Neo-Century Club and the St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary. She and Charles enjoyed many years playing cards, traveling and socializing with their close friends. They also enjoyed traveling with family including many vacations, a 50th wedding anniversary trip with their entire family to Hawaii, the International Balloon Festival in New Mexico, and a trip to Alaska. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life.


Virginia passed away on July 22nd at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 65 years, and a brother, Don Winter. She leaves behind sons Brad (Rhonda) Heerey of Wichita and Doug (Lori) Heerey of Marion and daughter Cindy (Chuck) McSwain of Wichita. Additionally, survivors include eight grandchildren and eight (soon to be nine) great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings include sisters Bea Kelsey and Margie (Kenneth) Sandwell of Marion and sister-in-law Judy Winter of Ness City. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.


Her family will gather with friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 25th at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 26th at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Eastmoor United Methodist Church.

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Cindy, sorry to hear of your moms passing. Jeanette and Tom Naugle

Jeanette and Tom Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on July 25, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on July 25, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Rest well, Dear Virginia.

Dorothy Shipman Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Virginia was a beautiful lady that always had a wonderful hello and a chat whenever we would run into each other in town. It was such a pleasure to know her.

Carole Sklenar Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Virginia Heerey

Bud and Norma Druse Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

Doug and rest of the family: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing away. May God give you all his peace and love during this time.

Paula & Nancy Edmunds Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on July 24, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM

A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was ordered on July 24, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 24 2019 12:00 AM

Virginia was a sweet lady and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Dick and Margie Schwartz Jul 23 2019 12:00 AM

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