Virginia Jean Stokes

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Virginia Jean Stokes, 97, of Willard, passed away March 3, 2020, in Willard.

She was born March 18, 1922, in Wakita, Okla., the daughter of Chester Hart and Mildred (Jane) Dunbar Mills. On Sept. 8, 1940, in Wichita, Kan., she was united in marriage to Jack Leslie Stokes, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, brother, Robert Mills and son, William Hart Stokes.

Survivors include: son, Jack Stokes, and his wife, Jan, of Olathe, Kan., and daughter-in-law Susan Stokes of Nixa; one sister, Doris Moore, of Manhattan, Mont.; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one sister-in-law Halleen Mills. She graduated from high school in Larned, Kan., and had worked for Beech Aircraft in Wichita.

After her husband passed, she moved to Ozark Villas in Shell Knob. Graveside services were held on March 7 at Larned Cemetery in Larned, Kan., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.

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