Virginia Burkhimer

Tuesday, June 4, 2002

Virginia Sue Burkhimer, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, June 3, 2002, at her home.

She was born Jan. 15, 1915, at Malden, Mo., daughter of William and Gertrude McMillan. She and William Burkhimer were married Aug. 2, 1945, in Tulare, Calif.

Burkhimer was a graduate of Malden High School. She worked for WPA in Cape Girardeau and Farmington, Mo. She was the first female dispatcher for the flight school in Tulare during World War II.

She moved to Cape Girardeau in 1949 from Charleston, Mo. She was active in the Democratic Party in Cape Girardeau County, and was a volunteer in the gift shop at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Pam Hudson of Memphis, Tenn., Ann Hill of Thebes, Ill.; a sister, Charlotte Doherty of Tulare; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 6 p.m. today.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.