Virginia L. Beck
Virginia L. Beck, 88, of Roeland Park, Kan., passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Agnes Church, 5130 Mission Road, Roeland Park. A luncheon at the church will follow. Virginia was born June 13, 1924, in Westwood, California. She graduated from Analy Union High School in Sebastopol, California and enrolled in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program in Santa Rosa, California in 1942. She met her husband, Kenneth H. Beck, a Naval aviator in Santa Rosa in 1944. They were married in 1945 after World War II and moved to Kansas in 1946. Virginia was a nurse at KU Med, Providence Hospital and Research Hospital. She was also a public-health nurse and a school nurse in Kansas City, Kan. She and her husband were faithful members of St. Agnes parish in Roeland Park. She will be remembered fondly for her sense of humor and her compassion for others. She volunteered for many years at the Salvation Army, Roeland Park Senior Center and St. Agnes Church and school. She was a generous woman with a smile that lit up the room. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Kathryn Smith. She is survived by her two sisters, Larry McAvoy and Mary Meagher, Santa Rosa; two daughters, Melissa Watkins, Lawrence, Kan., and Virginia (Ginna) Lindquist, Tonganoxie, Kan.; son, Kenneth H. Beck, Studio City, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Agnes School or Cross- Lines Community Outreach.