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Virginia L. (Ginny) Whitmore
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Virginia L. Whitmore

Virginia L. (Ginny) Whitmore (nee Smith), of Kansas City, Missouri, was born September 7, 1930, in St. Joseph and went home to be with Jesus Friday, April 21, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving daughters Cathy Dunning, Deanna Kinder, and granddaughter Jessica Maxwell as she passed from this life to the next.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Albert, who passed on February 1, 2003 at their home. They were married October 2, 1949. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Evelyn Smith, and her sister Patricia.
She is survived by daughters Cathy (Alan) Dunning and Deanna Kinder, St. Joseph; grandsons Eric (Marianne) Falk (Madison), Jeffrey (Leslie) Falk (Blake, Adalynn), of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Christopher (Hannah) Falk (Parker, Kinsley), Kansas City, Mo, Joel Kinder, St Joseph; and granddaughter Jessica A. (Michael) Maxwell (Wyatt, Alissa) with whom she made her home in Kansas City. She is also survived by nieces, friends and other relatives.
Virginia worked at American National Bank and was active as a homemaker and in schools, scouts, and church. She was instrumental in the formation of the Arts in School Program. She was a member of the Independence Pioneers Chapter of DAR, the Antique Study Club, is a board member and representative of the American Association of Museums, Society of Fellows Nelson Art Gallery, China Painters International, St. Joseph Historical Society, American Legion Auxiliary No. 11, former Docent of Albright Art Museum, former Ambassadors of Missouri Western State University, Runcie Club, and the Pony Express Chapter of Questers. She attended church regularly, played in weekly bridge games, and also attended additional DAR meetings.
She so loved all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She stayed active to the end, wanting to visit with friends, go out to eat and attend parties and church events. One fond memory was meeting President George W. Bush and when he shook her hand, he leaned down and kissed her cheek.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center or the national DAR.

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

Kauffman Women's Heart Center

National DAR


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