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Virginia Marie Haggy

April 8, 1923 - May 8, 2010

Virginia Marie Haggy, age 87 of rural Ethel, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the LaPlata Nursing Home in LaPlata, Missouri.

Born April 8, 1923 in Sullivan County, Missouri, she was the daughter of Ava and Reda (Hartzler) Maggart. On April 20, 1940 in Milan, Missouri, she married Aven L. Haggy who preceded her in death on September 4, 2009.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Ialene Darr and one in infancy; two sons-in-law, Don Sinnock and Bill Hill; and one brother-in-law, Bill Gallagher.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Hill of Clarence, Missouri and Marilyn Sinnock of Ethel, Missouri; one brother, Reverend Vernon Maggart and wife Neta of St. Joseph, Missouri; one sister, Eva Gallagher of Washington, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Opal Haggy of Kirksville, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jerry Hill and wife Donna of Kansas City, Missouri and Terry Hill of Auvasse, Missouri; three great grandchildren, Jeffrey Hill of Olathe, Kansas, Kyle and Katelin Hill both of Kansas City, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Virginia attended rural schools in Sullivan County and the Green Castle High School. She and Aven owned and operated grocery stores in Loeffler and Goldsberry for a number of years and enjoyed their time together living on their farms in Sullivan and northwest Macon counties.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Travis Funeral Chapel in LaPlata, Missouri. Officiating will be the Reverend Vernon Maggart. Music will be provided by organist, Sara Beth Fouch and soloist, Linda Colton. Musical selections will be “How Great Thou Art” and “In The Garden”.
Burial will be in the Helton Cemetery near Goldsberry, Missouri. Pallbearers will be Kevin Pipes, Dan Maggart, Dave Maggart, Bob Haggy, Dean Slaughter, and Bill Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Lee Cobb, Steve Haggy, James Hill, Ferrel Moots, Junior Johnson and Kelly Bryant.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 11, 2010 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., LaPlata, Missouri 63549.

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