Virginia Kay Crosby
FUNERAL HOME
Muehlebach Funeral Care
6800 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Virginia Kay Crosby Virginia Kay Crosby passed away May 21, 2020, after a very brief illness. She lived 82 wonderful years. Virginia was so much fun and truly enjoyed life. She loved playing bridge, but loved her bridge friends more. She loved reading books, but loved her book club friends more. She loved her soup club friends, her movie group friends, her lunch outing friends, her life-long high school friends Her children joked about needing to schedule a slot in her social calendar very early if they wanted to spend time with her. Virginia and her husband Jim were best friends who enjoyed a wonderful, adventure-filled, 60-year marriage. She was happiest when spending time with him, her family, and friends. Joy, laughter and silliness were a part of any gathering. She had a great laugh and sparkly, smiling eyes. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a happy and independent person who raised happy and independent children. Virginia was born on August 8, 1937 in Marshalltown, IA to Judson Veren and Frances (Norman) Veren. She attended Marshalltown High School and Iowa State Teachers College. She and a neighbor later went back to college by babysitting each other's kids, allowing her to earn an Undergraduate Degree in Special Education from Avila College. She began her teaching career at Joan Davis School for Special Education and then moved to the Kansas City School District where she taught at Southeast High School and Lincoln College Preparatory Magnet School. While teaching full-time and raising children, she was able to continue her education and earn a doctorate degree in Education. After retirement from teaching she became involved in supporting the Wornall House Museum and was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. On September 21, 1957 Virginia married her high school sweetheart, Jim Crosby and from that union came five children-- Geoffrey, Christina, Teresa, Merritt, and Todd. Virginia was preceded in death by Jim, her parents, her son Geoffrey, her brother and sister-in-law Darrell and Kathy Veren, and her sister, Carolyn Armstrong. Left to cherish her memory are her children Christina (Harold) Arens, Teresa Crosby, Merritt (Phil) Konort, and Todd (Jonna) Crosby; her grandchildren Audrey, Emery, John, Jason (Amy), Jeremy (Corinne), and Joshua; her great-grandchildren Jonathan, Logan, Asher, Jude, and Calista. Virginia is also survived by her stepfather Ken Madlin (Marilyn), her brother-in-law Bob Armstrong, sister-in-law Anita Crosby, her brother-in-law Doug (Carole) Crosby, her sister-in-law Marta (Joe) Murphy, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 on Wednesday, May 27. It will be held at Visitation Catholic Church 5141 Main St, Kansas City, MO. The funeral will also be live-streamed. Instructions on how to view live-stream can be found in her obituary on https://www.muehlebachchapel.com/. Please omit flowers. Virginia would be honored if you made a donation in her name to a charity of your choosing or Harvesters, Inc., 3801 Topping Ave., Kansas City, MO 64129

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Published by Kansas City Star on May 24, 2020.
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May
27
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30a.m.
Visitation Catholic Church
5141 Main St,, Kansas City, MO
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Chris, Teresa and Merritt, so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet mom! If she was anything like you three, she was a lot of fun and will be missed.
Vanessa Dorman
Friend
May 29, 2020
Chris, Teresa and Merritt,
Patti and I are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. It's amazing what you come to learn about a person in their obit, she lived an amazing life filled with caring for others. Our prayers are with you all. A toast to her is in order..
Donut
Friend
May 29, 2020
Chris, Harold and family,
Prayers are with you! Faith, family and friends will get you through this !
Jan & Mike Miche
Jan Michel
Friend
May 27, 2020
Merritt, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She was a roll model for all working moms, and a very kind woman. You and your siblings are in my thoughts and prayers. Gina
Gina Marietti Anderson
Friend
May 26, 2020
We are going to miss this beautiful, lovely lady so much. We met Virginia and Jim many years ago and got to spend an evening most weeks with them enjoying dinner and a movie as part of our movie group. Virginia had so much style and those sparkly, smiley eyes are going to be missed so much. We send our love and condolences to her beautiful family and know that you will take great comfort in all of the wonderful memories youve shared with her. We will be watching her service Wednesday morning and will be celebrating her life with all of you.
Cheryl & Jim Cozad
Friend
May 26, 2020
We are very sad to learn of the passing of Virginia, a family friend since our kids were in grade school together at Visitation. The Marietti family sends its deepest sympathies to the children (Todd and Merritt we knew personally) and their families. Virginia was a wonderful person and joins Jim in Heaven for sure.
John Marietti
Friend
May 26, 2020
Chris, Teresa and family,
We were so sorry to hear of your wonderful mothers passing. Know that she will be with you always. Youll feel her spirit. And, youll know when you either say or do something just like she did or taught, that shes there. Sending our love and prayers. Gary and Mary T Calcara
Mary Calcara
Friend
May 26, 2020
Im so sorry to hear of Virginias passing. She was a great friend to my mom, Diana Carver. They were involved in many of their friend clubs. She will be sorely missed, God bless you all.
Jolie Riley
Friend
May 26, 2020
Merritt I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a fun mom who welcomed all your friends into your family house. She set a wonderful example for working moms while raising a family. Her kindness will be missed. Sincerely, Judy Donnellan
Judy Donnellan
Friend
May 26, 2020
May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief and find comfort from knowing that God draws close to the broken hearted.
May 26, 2020
Christina and Teresa, It is one of the most difficult times we have to say good-bye to our Mothers. Hopefully, knowing
she is going to a Better Place and that others , like myself, send our condolences to aid in your comfort will be of some help.
Gloria Dobbs
Acquaintance
May 26, 2020
So many fond memories of my high school classmate and special friend......definitely NIFTY. God's Peace to her family and friends.
Marilyn Lawrence Wentzien
Classmate
May 26, 2020
Teresa, Chris, Merritt and Todd,
I was very sorry to read of your mother's passing. I have many fond memories of her warm personality from Visitation carpool days to times when I would run into her and your dad in Brookside while running errands or in the old neighborhood. They both always greeted me with a smile and sincere interest in how my family and I were doing. I will miss her smile and warm presence. Please know that I am thinking of you.
Laura O'Brien
Friend
May 26, 2020
sweetest friend ever
Gail Gariety
Friend
May 25, 2020
We have special memories of Virginia and all her family on the day all of you arrived at our farm on Dolly's Party Bus.
All of you were so friendly and wish we could have gotten better acquainted with each you. A fun day at our farm we will never forget. Sorry for your loss. Virginia was a special lady.
Sharon & James & Kent & Marcia Johnson
May 25, 2020
So sorry to learn of the passing of Virginia. I mostly knew her from the Wheelock family reunions, but I remember her beautiful smile and warm welcoming manner. My sympathy and prayers are with all of you, and may warm memories and knowing she is once again with Jim bring you comfort.
Karen Brezicka
Family
May 25, 2020
I was so sorry to read of your Mom's death. She was a delight and a gift to all and I am sorry for the great loss in all of your lives. I will be watching and praying with you at 10:30 on Wednesday morning--celebrating a very good life--who now has found your Dad among God's communion of saints.
May 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Virginia's passing. While I knew her husband Jim a bit from his Sandy Display days, I got to spend a little time with Virginia through Oak Hall neighbors a few years ago. She was so friendly and down to earth. I really liked her and am surprised she has passed away.
Gayl Reinsch
May 24, 2020
Virginia was the life of our high school and of our regular post-high school gatherings, most recently just last September. It was time to plan the next one; it's hard to imagine a class reunion without her. My deepest sympathy to her entire family.
Donita Beckham
Friend
May 23, 2020
Virginia was one of the most thoughtful, loving people I've ever known. Her goodness and humor radiated from her. The world was a brighter place for her presence and will be a bit dimmer for her passing.
Anita Crosby
Family
May 22, 2020
Unfortunately I only got to see and visit with Virginia at the Wheelock reunions. However, she was always so sweet and fun to visit with. I am truly sorrow for your loss.
Mary Wheelock
Family
May 22, 2020
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