Virginia Gwaltney

Thursday, June 5, 2003

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Virginia G. Gwaltney, 88, of Sikeston died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Hunter Acres Caring Center.

She was born Oct. 15, 1914, in Newbern, Tenn., daughter of John Thomas and Esther Dickson Griffin. She and Fred L. Gwaltney were married Aug. 30, 1969, in Sikeston. He died June 25, 2000.

Gwaltney worked at International Shoe Co. 35 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ.

Survivors include a brother, John Griffin Jr. of Sikeston; a sister, Betty Jones of Sikeston; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, two brothers, and two sisters.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with Pat Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.