Virginia Crenshaw

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Virginia Crenshaw, 99, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 15, 1908, in Corning, Ark., daughter of Robert E. and Mattie Wynn Hawks. She and Henry J. Crenshaw were married July 8, 1946. He died in November 1981.

Crenshaw was a teacher in the Charleston School District 30 years, retiring in 1974.

A graduate of Hendrix University in Conway, Ark., she received a master's degree in library science at the University of Mississippi and later studied at the University of Wisconsin.

Crenshaw was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, member and past president of Charleston PEO Chapter CV, and a member and past president of Katherine Boone Music Club.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Rhonda Young and Gina Suchman of Cape Girardeau, Gregory Crenshaw of Boston, Mass.; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son and a sister.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, with Phillip Roop officiating. Charleston CV Chapter of PEO will conduct memorial rites. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery.