Virginia M. North, 80, of Slater, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Slater. Rev. Robert Sisney will officiate. Bethany Weiker, organist, will accompany Gerald Gerhard in "Amazing Grace" and "Whispering Hope." Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Slater City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jess Young, T. C. Malan, Willie Bryson, Carl Young, Tom Malan and Lindell Boling. Memorials are suggested to the Slater Veterans Memorial Park in care of Weiker Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 27, 1925, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Albert W. and Alice Howell Shepard. She married Bert W. North on June 1, 1944, in Sedalia. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Slater and a long-time Slater area resident.
She is survived by a son, Wesley North of Higginsville; two daughters, Karen Avery of rural Slater and Kathy McGary of Glasgow; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles North; four brothers and two sisters.