Virginia Moreland

Virginia Ruth (Coffman) Moreland Virginia Ruth (Coffman) Moreland, 88 passed away at the Harry Hynes Hospice Center, Wichita, KS, on July 30, 2013. For the past two years she had been a resident at Catholic Care Center. Virginia was born In El Dorado, Kansas, on September 23, 1924 to James Earl and Venita Christine (Howard) Coffman. She grew up in El Dorado and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1942. On August 7, 1943 she married Joseph Emmett Moreland Jr. at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Virginia was a church pianist and organist and retired as music director of St. John's Catholic Church in El Dorado, Kansas, where she served in the music ministry for forty - two years. As a 1978 breast cancer survivor she volunteered for the American Cancer Society, Make Today Count and was featured in a Mayo Clinic film. She was an avid tennis player and belonged to the Wichita International Net Set. She was also active in several Petroleum wives' organizations. She is survived by her children: Annette Lindal (Alan) of Wichita, Joseph E. Moreland III (Carol) of Topeka, Angie Schreiber (Mark) of Emporia, and Jim Moreland of El Dorado; grandchildren, Alicia Wolff, Aaron Lindal, Angela Ewing, Ben Schreiber, Gretchen Schreiber; five great-grandchildren and a brother, Earl Coffman, of Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe in 2010. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 3 at 10:00 am at St. John's Catholic Church, 302 N. Denver, El Dorado, KS. Father Mike Nolan will be the celebrant. A rosary will be recited on Friday, August 2 at 7:00 pm at St. John's Church in El Dorado. A memorial has been established to Partners in Education, El Dorado, Kansas. Kirby- Morris Funeral home in El Dorado is handling the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Kirby-Morris Funeral Home
224 W Ash Ave El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 321-2260

Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 1, 2013