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Virginia Marie Van Orman

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Virginia Marie Van Orman Obituary
Virginia Marie Van Orman Ft. Myers, FL Virginia Marie Van Orman, formerly of Athens, was called home suddenly to be with her Savior, Christ Jesus on August 15, 2013. She had been residing at The Palms Memory Clinic in Ft. Myers, FL. Virginia passed away as a result of a side effect of Alzheimer's Disease. She was born on the family farm in Atmore, Alabama, April 29, 1943 to C. Douglas and Bertha (Rogers) Carden. Her father was a builder and also pastored several Baptist churches. The family eventually settled in Heflin, Alabama. Virginia graduated from Cleburne County (Heflin) High School in 1962. Virginia was married to Jimmy Allen of Tallapoosa, GA. That marriage ended in divorce. On September 24, 1996 she married Miles Van Orman of Athens, MI. For the last ten years they wintered in Florida and summered in Athens. Prior to moving to Michigan, she was employed by Hubbard and Swell Manufacturing Companies and Sony Music Corporation. Virginia was an accomplished pianist, able to play by note and ear. She played piano for several churches in the Bremen, GA area and preludes at Factoryville Bible Church in Athens, MI where she was a member. For a time, she also played piano and sang with a Southern Gospel group in Georgia. Virginia loved her Lord, her church, her husband and her children. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and brother Ramon. Virginia is survived by her husband of 16 years, Miles; by one brother Roscoe (Kathleen) Carden of Marietta, GA; daughters Cheryl (Chuck) Smith of Tallapoosa, GA and Keri Allen of Bremen, GA; stepson Douglas (Angela) Van Orman of Lehigh Acres, FL; and five grandchildren, Daniel, Aislinn and Nathan Garner and Austin and Audrey Van Orman. Virginia will be greatly missed by her friends and family. A Memorial Service will be held August 31, 2013 at the Factoryville Bible Church, 33650 Factoryville Rd., Athens, MI with Pastor Fred A. Goebert officiating. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and the Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Donations in memory of Virginia Van Orman may be made to the Factoryville Bible Church. Everyone is invited to attend a luncheon that will immediately follow the service. Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. www.spencerfamilyfuneralhome.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Aug. 25, 2013
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