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Virginia L. Grable

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Virginia L. Grable

Roeland Park, KS

Virginia L. Grable, 100, of Roeland Park, KS passed away March 23, 2017 at her home with her daughter, Melinda by her side. Funeral services and interment were held on March 29th in Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to City Union Mission, 1100 East 11th St., Kansas City, MO 64106.

Virginia was born January 27, 1917 in Howell County, MO to William Davis and Bessie Lee Scruggs. She graduated from Willow Springs, MO high school and Southwest Baptist College where she played basketball along with being a cheerleader. She also toured with the "Singing Sweethearts". After graduation, Virginia became the secretary for the president of Southwest Baptist College, Dr. Courts Redford. Virginia recently received a proclamation recognizing her exemplary life and 100th birthday from Southwest Baptist University president, Dr. Pat Taylor. Southwest Baptist College is where Virginia met the love of her life, Frank Grable, Jr., and in 1938 they were married by none other than Dr. Courts Redford. Together Frank and Virginia owned Grable-Windle Funeral Home in Mountain Grove, MO. In 1962 the family moved to Johnson County, KS. Virginia was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 70 years; a niece, Libby Wrona and Melinda's life partner, Austin Jeter. She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Grable of Memphis, TN; three nieces, Marian Dawson of Rolla, MO, Evelyn Wallace of Branson, MO and Carol Webster of Hopewell Junction, NY.

Virginia Grable was a woman of faith who lived with a song in her heart. She was the oldest member of Nall Avenue Baptist Church in Prairie Village, KS. Virginia served her faith in the way she treated people; with kindness, wisdom, and joie de vivre, which she would wish for everyone. After Mother's Day, at a date and time to be announced, a Musical Service of Remembrance will be held at the First Baptist Church of Memphis. We will celebrate our love of Virginia, and music, as we play and sing her favorite hymns. Condolences may be expressed to Melinda at
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 23, 2017
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