Virginia A. Hemeyer

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Virginia A. Hemeyer, 81, of Warsaw, Mo., formerly of Marshall, died Monday, May 18, 2020, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.

Private memorial services will be held at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the funeral home. If you choose to come by the funeral home, face masks are required, and social distancing will be observed. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to the Saline Animal League. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born April 16, 1939, in Protem, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Wilford Clarkson and Mary Alice Persinger Clarkson. She was a 1957 graduate of Forsyth High School. On Oct. 4, 1980, she married Harold J. Hemeyer, who survives. She lived in Marshall most of her life, retiring to Warsaw 12 years ago. She retired as a caseworker with Saline County Family Services and was a member of the First Christian Church. Virginia loved being outdoors, camping, fishing, nature and animals.

In addition to her husband, Harold, she is survived by three children, Vicki Purcell (Scott) of Overland Park, Kan., Robbie Gibson of Marshall and Jeff Hemeyer (April) of rural Marshall; five grandchildren, Erika Gregorian (Artur), Nicholas Purcell, Emily Purcell, Cassandra Bruce (Kalen) and Jack Hemeyer; two great-grandchildren, Kai Alvarez and Amity Bruce; one brother, Jim Clarkson of Marshall; one sister, Carolyn Sue Wakeley of Springfield, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; and four sisters, Goldie Muller, Pauline Harris, Wilma McCoy and Marie Prado.