PONCA CITY, Okla. — Virginia Raye Lewis, 78, died Nov. 13, 2012 at her home in Ponca City, Okla.
Born Dec. 2, 1933 in De Queen, Ark., she was the daughter of Walter Ernest and Pearl (Carson) Fulton. She was a 1952 graduate of Sterling High School. On June 1, 1952, she married Cecil Ray Lewis in Sterling. The couple recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. In 1945, she moved to Sterling and after her marriage to Cecil she lived in Oklahoma, Illinois and Great Bend from 1959 to 2004, before moving to Ponca City, Okla.. in 2004 after Cecil’s retirement. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil Ray Lewis, Ponca City, Okla.; a son, Troy Lewis (Diana), Ponca City, Okla.; two daughters, Cecilia Skiles (Robert) and Cynthia Olson (Fred), both of Olathe; a brother, Eddie Fulton (Phyllis), Sterling; two sisters, Helen Henry, Sterling and Peggy McQuin, Saint Johns, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Robert Fulton.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sterling United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Ewertt officiating. Burial will be at the Sterling Community Cemetery. Friends may visit from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Birzer Funeral Home in Sterling.
Memorials are suggested to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Great Bend in care of the funeral home,
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Home*
203 N. 7th Street
Sterling, KS, 67579
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Nov. 15, 2012