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Virginia Tillie (Herbel) Phelps

October 8, 1921 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 96)

HERINGTON - Virginia was born October 8th, 1921, at Herington, Kansas.  She was the oldest daughter of Fred and Anna Louise (Sauer) Herbel.  She was 21 years old when her mother died and she and her older brother, Charlie, were the oldest.  They helped their father with the care and needs of the younger children; Harry, Marie, and  Irene.  A bond was formed and the five siblings would always remain very close.  She departed this life Thursday, July 5th, 2018, at the Legacy of Herington, with close family members at her side.

Funeral services will be, 11:00 am, Saturday, July 14th, 2018, at the Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington, with Pastor Gary Schrader, officiating.  It was her wishes that she be cremated.  Memorials have been designated to the Hospice of Dickinson County, and they may sent to the Zeiner Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

She attended Herington High School and worked in the public.  Many of those years she worked for her brother, Harry, at Surplus City.  She was a fan of Lawrence Welk and enjoyed watching Dancing with the Stars.

Virginia was married for a short time and had one son, Gene, born in 1951.  He preceded her in death on November 2, 1995.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charlie and Harry; sisters, Marie Hoffman and Irene “Hon” Castleberry; and her father, Fred Herbel.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Dickinson County
c/o 404 S. Broadway, Herington KS 67449

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