Funeral services for Jack Virtue, 84, Eudora, KS, will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. A private burial will take place at a later date. Jack passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022, at his home from a recent diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Jack was born on April 19,1938 in Mountain Grove, MO, the son of Margaret (Halliburton) and Archie Virtue.
Jack was a 1956 graduate of Mountain Grove High School. He retired from Farmland Industries after 34 years.
He looked forward to morning coffee with the guys. The love of his life was fishing. He also hunted with his buddies. Hanging out at Clinton Marina and helping around the dock was a favorite pastime. Conversing with all the fisherman and getting the insights on where the fish were hiding. He also enjoyed traveling. He was a Jack of all trades… pun intended and true! He cherished spending time with family and especially fish fries at the lake. He enjoyed making and eating homemade ice cream and never ever got a brain freeze in his life. He loved going dancing with Hazel, which is how they met. The two-step and the waltz were some of their favorite dances.
Survivors include his brothers Norman (Phyllis) of Hartville, MO; Ronnie (Joyce) of Scammon, KS; Leon (Linda) of Houston, TX; Steve (Linda) of Rogers, AR; and Mike (Donita) of Mountain Grove, MO; sisters Linda Virtue Wethington (Raymond) of Henderson, KY and Brenda Virtue Strickland of Mountain Grove, MO; children, Christie Anderson (Larry) of Pacific City, OR; Rick Virtue (Sheryl) of Lawrence, KS; and Tammy Wilson (Stan) of Eudora, KS; and his companion Hazel Rew of the home.
He is also survived by his grandchildren: Chris Wilson of DeSoto, KS; Jessica Veit (Chris) of Overland Park, KS; Beverly Jo Virtue of Eudora, KS; and Sophia Klemme of Shawnee, KS; Kyle (Stephanie) Anderson of Salem, OR; and Matt (Miyuki) Anderson of Everett Washington; great grandchildren Daelynn Virtue, Liam Virtue, Charlotte Veit, Kensley Holland, Isabelle and Gretchen Veit, Chloe and Riley Anderson, Jaxson Holland, and Corbin Hohn Virtue.
He was preceded in death by his brother Russell and sister Charlotte; his wife Beverly Jo Virtue; son Monte Virtue, and grandson Bryon Virtue.
Jack was loved by all who knew him and never met a stranger. He will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – AML) in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1260 Lawrence KS 66044.