Virginia S. Shawver, 78, died on Thursday (Feb. 17, 2011) at Bethesda Home in Goessel. 


Virginia S. Shawver, 78, died on Thursday (Feb. 17, 2011) at Bethesda Home in Goessel.  
She was born on May 21, 1932, in Larned to Claude and Evelyn (Unruh) Wyman. On Oct. 11, 1953, she married Leslie Shawver in Larned, and he preceded her in death.  
Virginia was a member of First Christian Church in Newton. She enjoyed sewing and cross stitching. Virginia also enjoyed antique furniture restoration. Her family was important to her, and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.   
She is survived by her daughters, Susan Brown and her husband, Ted, of Great Bend, and Sandra Jackson of Leavenworth; sister, Erma Jones of Chillicothe, Mo.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Estelle Tackett; and five brothers, Howard, Donald, Claude Jr., Arthur and Maurice Wyman.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with the family receiving friends from 3 to 5 p.m.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Newton. Chaplain Denny Bell will preside. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Larned City Cemetery in Larned. The Rev. Bill Johnson will preside.  
Memorials may be left with Bethesda Home in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, KS 67114.