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Virginia M. Schierling

d. October 20, 2020

Virginia M. Schierling 92, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Newton Presbyterian Manor.  She was born October 12, 1928 in Kinsley, Kansas to Robert and Sophia (Fox) Richards. On August 14, 1950 she married Irvin Schierling at Halstead, Kansas and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2006.

Virginia was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton. She was a graduate of the former Halstead Hospital School of Nursing and retired as a Registered Nurse.




She is survived by her daughters Susan (Tom) Gillett and Sharon Stockham both of Newton, Kansas; 3 grandchildren Eric Stockham, Liz Schmidt and Nick Gillett and 3 great grandchildren Luke, Ayden and Gavin

Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one son in law (    )

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Newton with The Reverend Max Blitz Celebrant.  Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 6:00 p.m. Friday October 23, 2020 at Petersen Funeral Home and will be led by The Reverend Nicholas Voelker. The family will receive friends until 7:30 p.m. following the Rosary. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic School in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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