Virginia Idell Rowan Reid, 86, a former resident of Holbrook on the Hill in Buckhannon, passed from this life in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Davis Medical Center in Elkins.
Virginia was born Friday, July 8, 1927, in Tallmansville, a daughter of the late Junior Claude Rowan and Cora Tenney Rowan.
On Oct. 18, 1947, she married Floyd "Jock" Leonard Reid, who preceded her in death May 5, 1993.
Left to cherish Virginia's memory are four children, Claude Calvin Reid and wife, Josie, of Kesling Mill, Floyd "Hubert" Reid of Norton, Goldie "Renee" Cvechko and partner, Keith Hannah, of Slatyfork and Ada Marcelia "Marcie" Phillips and husband, Charlie, of Mabie; and 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Virginia in death, besides her parents and husband, were three sons, Carol Ray Reid, Clarence Leyon Reid and an infant son; one daughter, Leona Catherine Reid; one grandson, Claude Calvin Reid Rodrigue; five brothers, Tip Gooden, Jim Gooden, Elmer Rowan, Jake Rowan and Bunt Rowan; and five sisters, May Wright, Sarah Hawkins, Imogene Black, Isabell Wright and Irene Ware. Virginia was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Virginia attended the schools of Upshur County and studied nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon. She had worked as an aide at Western Reserve Convalescent Nursing Home in Kirtland, Ohio. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, word puzzles and playing the piano and organ. She was a Methodist by faith.
Virginia's request for cremation was honored. On Sunday, June 22, from 1-2:30 p.m. there will be a time for receiving friends at Lion's Club Kesling Mill Community Building on Kesling Mill Road. A graveside memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in Reed Cemetery in Tallmansville. Her nephew, the Rev. William "Billy" Reid, will officiate, and inurnment will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Virginia's memory, to the Disabled American Veterans, 640 Fourth Ave., Suite 138, Huntington, WV 25701. Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Virginia Idell Rowan Reid. Send online condolences to the
family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.