VIRGINIA MAY WADDELL

VIRGINIA MAY WADDELL AGE 88 OF ANDERSON, S.C. AND FORMERLY OF LEON, IOWA, DAUGHTER OF CHARLES FRANKLIN GREEN AND MINNIE LAVERNE (MCLAUGHLIN) GREEN, WAS BORN MAY 14, 1919 IN DECATUR, IOWA. SHE WAS THE THIRD OF 13 CHILDRENL VIRGINIA DIED FEBRUARY 12, 2008 AT ANDERSON ANMED HEALTH IN ANDERSON, S.C.

VIRGINIA MARRIED RAY CHARLES “BUCK” WADDELL ON NOVEMBER 20, 1937 IN THE METHODIST PARSONAGE IN LEON. THEY WERE PARENTS OF FIVE CHILDREN, LAVERNE, HELEN, CHARLES, DONALD AND WANDA.

VIRGINIA WAS A HOMEMAKER AND TOOK GOOD CARE OF HER FAMILY. SHE RAISED BIG GARDENS AND IS REMEMBERED BY HER FAMILY FOR HER JELLIES AND PIES. SHE LOVED TO GO FISHING WITH HER FAMILY.

FROM THE TIME SHE WAS YOUNG VIRGINIA WAS A CARING PERSON. SHE LOOKED AFTER HER BROTHERS, SISTERS, NEIGHBORS AND NEW BABY GRANDCHILDREN, NIECES AND NEPHEWS. VIRGINIA ALSO CARED FOR PEOPLE AT LEON CARE CENTER WHEN WHEN WORKED THERE.

PRECEDING HER IN DEATH WERE HER PARENTS; HUSBAND RAY IN  1997; SISTERS, HELEN SOUTH, RUTH REED, AND MARCINE JONES; BROTHERS RALPH GREEN, DUSKY GREEN AND ARCHIE GREEN; GRANDDAUGHTER, BRENDA CASON AND SONS-IN-LAW, DON SAMS AND GILLES LAFAILLE.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER FIVE CHILDREN, LAVERNA LAFAILLE OF ANDERSON, S.C.; HELEN JEANES AND HUSBAND GARY OF EAGLEVILLE, MO.; CHARLES WADDELL AND WIFE JUDY OF LAMONI, IOWA; DONALD WADDELL AND WIFE BETH OF HOUSTON, TX. AND WANDA SAMS OF LENOX, IOWA; 14 GRANDCHILDREN, ROY WADDELL, ROXIE QUICK, RODNEY WADDELL, RONETTA WALKUP, DON SAMS, SCOTT SAMS, DOUG JEANES, DENISE JENNINGS, KEVIN WADDELL, MANDY BLANKENSHIP, LYNDA CHILDRESS, PAUL LAFAILLE, RAY LAFAILLE AND MARY LYNN REUTER, 29 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, TAYLOR WADDELL, ALYSHA  QUICK, AMBER QUICK, TRISTA WADDELL, TALYA WADDELL, TREVOR WADDELL, COLBY WALKUP, ABBY SAMS, BRITTANY NEESE, MADISON SAMS, TYLER JEANES, TIFFANY JEANES, BILL JENNINGS, JAXON WADDELL, BRITNEY BLANKENSHIP, SHELBY BLANKENSHIP, DESTINI CASON, COLTON CASON, QUINTON CHILDRESS, JOE LAFAILLE, JESSIE LAFAILLE, GILL LAFAILLE, AUSTIN LAFAILLE, JAMIE LAFAILLE, MCKENZIE LAFAILLE, MERRICK MCKEIG, MEGAN MCKEIG, KIMBERLY DUTCH AND JOHN REUTER; SIX GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; BROTHERS AND SISTERS, ARLINE YOUNG OF LEON, IOWA; DICK AND MARTHA GREEN AND ELMER AND TOSHIKO GREEN, ALL OF LAMONI, IOWA, PAULINE YOUNG OF AFTON, IOWA, NEIL AND DONNA JEAN GREEN OF DECATUR, IOWA AND ELLIE CORNETT OF MASON CITY; BROTHER-IN-LAW, BILL JONES OF LEON, IOWA; SISTERS-IN-LAW, FAYE GREEN OF LAMONI, IOWA AND BETTY GREEN OF McPHERSON, KS. AND MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS AND OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE 10 A.M. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2008, AT SLADE-O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME IN LEON WITH REV. MAX CARMICHAEL OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN DECATUR CEMETERY, DECATUR.

A MEMORIAL FUND HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE FAMILY.

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