OBITUARY

Flora "Virginia" Boehning

May 19, 1934February 17, 2020
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Flora “Virginia” Boehning. 85, passed away at 9:05 PM, on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Foxwood Springs Senior Living facility in Raymore, Missouri. Visitation will be held Monday, February 24, 2020 from 10am – 11:30am at the McGilley & George Funeral Home, 12913 Grandview Rd. in Grandview, Missouri. Funeral services will be held the same day at 11:30 am at the same facility. Graveside services and burial will be at the Dreamland Cemetery located near Canyon, Texas on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10am.

Virginia was born on May 19, 1934, in Goodlett, Texas, to the late Tom and Flora M. Cokendolpher. Virginia attended Quanah High School where she was active in Basketball and Volleyball until her graduation in 1952. On July 7, 1953, she married the love of her life, Carl Odell Boehning. They were married in the First Baptist Church located in Goodlett, Texas. Rev. W. T. Goodman, grandfather of the bride, performed the marriage ceremony. After Carl finished his service as Radioman in the Navy, Virginia and Carl moved to El Paso, Texas in October, 1960. Carl started his career as an El Paso Firefighter while Virginia worked as an Office Manager for Beneficial Finance. Virginia served two terms as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the El Paso Fire Department and was an active member of the El Paso Elks Lodge #187 Emblem Club. For many years, Virginia enjoyed selling Avon products while living in El Paso so she could socialize with her friends and customers.

Carl retired from the El Paso Fire Department in 1986. From 1986 until 1992, Carl and Virginia opened and operated the Pump 16 bar located in El Paso, Texas. They created many happy memories while operating the bar. After selling the bar, they traveled the country in their camping trailer and RV.

Carl and Virginia lived in El Paso until September, 2015 when they moved into an independent living home at the Foxwood Springs Senior Living facility in Raymore, Missouri. Unfortunately in April, 2018, Virginia developed symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and had to be moved into the Memory Care unit at Foxwood Springs. Carl moved into the Assisted Living unit at Foxwood Springs in June, 2018. During the time Virginia stayed in the Memory Care unit, Carl visited her almost every morning.

Virginia is survived by her four children, Carl and his wife Annette of Raymore, Missouri, Dan and his wife Debra of Suffolk, Virginia, Steve of Prescott, Arizona, and by daughter Gina and her husband Randy Garrison of Erda, Utah. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, and one great grandson. She is survived by her sister, Joy McCullough of Wichita Falls, Texas. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 28, 2020

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