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Virginia Anne Davison, 82

Posted 6/7/2018

SEDGWICK—Virginia Anne Davison, age 82, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away June 1, 2018.

Virginia was born June 6, 1935, in Newton, to Joseph Allen and Anna Gertrude (Umholtz) Hershberger. She attended country schools in Zimmerdale, Chase County, and Putman. In 1944, the family moved to Sedgwick where she graduated from high school, in 1953.

She married Jerry Davison, June 25, 1955, in Sedgwick. Their children are Jerald (JD), Carol and Paul. She was an employee of First National Bank in Newton. She served on the USD 439 School Board for five-and-a-half years.

Virginia was an active member of the Sedgwick United Methodist Church, Emma Creek Quilt Guild, GFWC Amitie Club, and her special “little sewing group.” She did most of her sewing on a Singer treadle sewing machine. Virginia enjoyed going to ballgames, sewing, reading, crocheting, playing Rook and Pitch card games, canning produce from the garden, growing flowers, being a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader, and serving in the church kitchen Fall Festival supper. She also enjoyed yearly trips to Branson in the fall and other scenic trips.

Survivors include, husband, Jerry of 62 years, brother, Joe Hershberger, sons, Jerald (JD) and wife Connie, Paul and his wife Diane, daughter, Carol Mies and husband Steve, seven grandchildren, two foster grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Richard, Kenneth and Carl, and sisters Alma Ewert, Bonnie Jantz and Doris Jones.

A Celebration of Life service was held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Sedgwick United Methodist Church. Visitation was Monday, June 4 at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to the Sedgwick United Methodist Church, RiverCross Hospice, or the Gideons and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas.