Virginia R. (Mathews) Houck

  • "Terry, sorry to hear of your Mother's passing."
    - Steve Webb
  • "Rest in peace, Virginia. It was a pleasure knowing you."
    - Nelson Kress

DERBY-Houck, Virginia R. (Mathews) passed away peacefully at age 91 on May 7, 2018, with family members surrounding her with love, hugs and kisses. She was a World War II military wife, farmer's wife, dedicated mother, and retired beautician in the Wichita area. A resident of Westview of Derby, with Good Shepherd Hospice care her last few weeks. Born March 21, 1927, in Kingfisher, Ok, she married Wilber Houck in 1944. They lived in Kingfisher and Crescent, OK and later in Derby, KS. Preceded in death by husband, Wilber; daughter, Patricia; son, Steve; two grandsons, Darren Watts and Paul Watts; her parents; and two brothers. She left a legacy of love through four-generations of family and is survived by son, Terry (Carol) Houck of Derby, KS; daughters, Lexy Luff of Haysville, KS, and Anita (Mike) Stuhlsatz of Derby, KS; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; more than 20 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Celebration of Life: Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 10AM at Smith's Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, Derby, KS. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Virginia Houck's name to or Good Shepard Hospice. View full obituary at

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1415 N. Rock Rd.
Derby, KS 67037
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Published in The Wichita Eagle from May 12 to May 16, 2018
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