Virginia King - April 22, 2013
Virginia Mae (Greene) King, a native of Chase County and resident of Imperial, Neb., died Monday afternoon, April 22, 2013, at the Ogallala Community Hospital following surgery, at the age of 84.
She was born Aug. 20, 1928, on a farm in southern Chase County, Nebraska to Joseph H. and Vera M. (Bricker) Greene of rural Enders. As the third child and only daughter, she grew up on the Greene farm south of Enders in Dundy County where she attended the Ash Grove one-room school house with her three brothers and later graduated from Wauneta High School in 1946. In the fall of 1946 she enrolled at Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colo., and graduated in 1948. She returned to Imperial to find employment and then moved back to Denver after about three years.
On Dec. 27, 1953, Virginia was united in marriage with George W. King of Hustonville, Ky., while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. The newlyweds made their first home in Spokane, Wash., for just three months when George was accidently killed with other crew members during a B-36 practice flight.
As a widow, Virginia returned to Denver where she made a career with Savings and Loan companies, serving as loan officer and branch manager until her retirement.
After moving back to Imperial, Virginia devoted much of her time and energy to her beloved family as a caregiver to her parents. Although Virginia never remarried, she was a caring, loving and giving aunt who had a special fondness for her nieces and nephews. Her family has been greatly blessed by her influence and love.
The past several years she made her home at the Parkview Assisted Living and Imperial Manor where she had many beloved friends and staff.
During her life she heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and by faith believing God’s Word, trusted Jesus to be her personal Savior and Lord. One of her favorite scriptures is: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17.
Preceding her in death were her husband, George; her infant daughter, Karen Kay; her parents, Joseph H. and Vera Greene; father- and mother-in-law, Everett and Gletha King; brother Joseph J. Greene, and wife, Gloria; sister-in-law, Colleen Greene; nieces, Sylvia (Greene) Large and Jamie Greene; and nephew, Robert Greene.
Survivors include her brothers: Glenard of Imperial, Neb., and Carroll and wife, Ruth, of Ogallala, Neb.; nieces: Lori Pursley of Westminister, Colo., and Annette and husband, Jim Hazuka, of Monument, Colo.; and nephews: Tim and wife, Jacqueline and Dirk and wife, Linda, all of Imperial; other relatives and friends.
A graveside service was held at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial, Neb., Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at 11:30, conducted by her family.
Tim and Dirk Greene officiated and soloist was Mrs. Jacqueline Greene.
A memorial has been established in Virginia’s memory.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial was in charge of arrangements.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalms 116:15.