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VIRGINIA LEE HASSENFLU


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VIRGINIA LEE HASSENFLU Obituary
Virginia Lee Hassenflu, 94, of St. Augustine Beach, Florida died at Vitas Hospice of Jacksonville on November 7. 2016. Her vitality, love of education, love of life and love of others will be sorely missed. Virginia Lee Green was born in El Dorado, Kansas in 1922 but soon moved with her family to Kansas City, KS. She graduated from Wyandotte High School, received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and Master's degrees from KSU and the University of Wisconsin- Madison. In recreation leadership roles, she served her country when sent overseas to the Philippines and to Japan with the American Red Cross after World War II and served the City of Kansas City, Kansas and the State of Kansas. Virginia's long-lasting children's daily TV show was "Romper Room School," a syndicated pre-school program shown in Kansas City, Missouri. "Miss Virginia" was on air entertaining her little friends from 1954-1964. She served in the American Red Cross, DAR, the Junior League of KCMO and the Alumni Board of Directors for KSU. She married Arthur Hassenflu in 1958 and had two sons. The family members were active at The Carriage Club, Leawood Country Club, the old Rockhill Tennis Club and Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Virginia and Art moved full- time to St Augustine Beach in 1987. She served in multiple charitable and volunteer organizations in the Ancient City, including creating the local Genealogical Society. Virginia and her husband traveled to all continents as Sports Ambassadors in the People-to- People Tennis Program. Though her husband died in 1994, Virginia enjoyed tennis until she was 88 years old. She enjoyed swimming, bridge, The Red Hat Society and her genealogy. She was spotted swimming scores of laps only four weeks before her demise. Survivors include her two sons, Gary (Brittany) and Mark Hassenflu, her stepdaughter, Judy Coll, her brother, Elton Green (June) and her grandchildren, Brian, Shannon, Gavin, Brandon, Tate, Peyton, Emma and Chase and her nieces , Betty, Margaret and Susan. A celebration of her life will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Parish, St. Augustine at 3:00pm, November 12, 2016 followed by a casual reception at the St. Augustine Beach and Tennis Condos. Memorial contributions may be made to The .
Published in Kansas City Star on Nov. 10, 2016
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