HERINGTON — Virginia Marie Noffsinger, 93, passed away on June 7, 2016, at the Village Manor in Abilene.
Born on March 28, 1923, in Osborne, she was the daughter of Paul and Rose Zimmerman. She attended the Osborne Schools and upon graduation from Osborne High School she married Dean Noffsinger in Smith Center, Kansas on Nov. 27, 1941. Dean joined the Navy at the beginning of World War II and they were stationed at the naval base in New London, Conn. When Dean was shipped out, Virginia returned to Kansas. When Dean returned at the end of the war, he became a Kansas Highway Patrolman and they lived in Phillipsburg for many years then transferred to Hays in 1964. Upon retirement from the patrol, they moved to Green Valley, Ariz. After Dean’s death in 2003, Virginia moved back to Kansas, residing in Ellsworth and then for the past seven years in Herington. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed the natural beauty of this world as was evident by her arts and crafts.
She is survived by one sister; her four children, Larry (Vickie) Noffsinger, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Linda (Ralph) Dewitt, Junction City; Clayton (Debra) Noffsinger, Great Bend; and John (Rochelle) Noffsinger, Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Paul Jr.; a granddaughter, Emily; and her husband of 61 years.
Cremation has taken place and she will be buried in Osborne County Cemetery next to her husband. A graveside service is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be given to Dickinson County Hospice. To leave a special message for the family visit www.DoveCremation.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Dove Cremation & Funeral Service**
805 Caroline Ave.
Junction City, KS 66441
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, June 9, 2016