Virginia Carol Schaake Strong

Memorial services and inurnment for Virginia Carol Schaake Strong, 87, Lawrence, will be held at a later date. 

Virginia died Wednesday, November 8, 2018, at Medicalodges Eudora. 

She was born December 5, 1930, in Lawrence, to Milton Louis and Ruth Linsdale Schaake.  She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1948 and attended the University of Kansas. 

Mrs. Strong was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking, quilting, playing cards and bingo, as well as running the family farm.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Virginia worked on her family genealogy for more than 50 years, and was an avid reader.  

She married Wayne E. Strong. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Arlene Roberts Schaake; and companion, William Torneden. 

Survivors include son, Richard W. Strong of Eudora; daughter, Mary Lou Strong of Lawrence; grandchildren, Charlie Strong, Lance E. Taylor, Dawn Whitney Harper; and great grandson Jayden Crader. 

The family suggest memorial contributions to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, memo: Virginia Strong or charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of the funeral home. 



Messages & Condolences

From Sondra Gillenwater...

Richard I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers to you and Charlie. You both have the best angel looking over you now!

From Bud and Mary Jo Hadl...

Richard and Mary Lou, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We think of the good times when we were neighbor’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.

From The Durgan Family...

Many blessings to your family. We were sharing pictures recently of your farm, pumpkin patch when our girls were you and how happy your mom/grandmother was in them.

From Holly Kracl...

Oh Mary Lou I loved your mom. She holds a very special place in my heart ❤️❤️

From Betty Pickerel...

Sending love, comfort, strength, and hugs to you.

From Sue Grosdidier...

I still have so many great memories of your family from when I was young. Your Dad and my Dad took me with them bullfrog hunting and I still remember Virginia cooking what we caught and the legs jumped out of the frying pan, scared me to death! You are all in my thoughts and prayers

From Ben Erwin...

Rick and Mary lou, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, prayers of peace and comfort for your family as you go through this difficult time

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