Virginia Robuck

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Virginia Robuck07/31/2010
Virginia Naida (Robuck) Kingrey, age 87 of Monroe, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the Knoxville Hospital. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at the Monroe United Methodist Church, with burial following at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

The daughter of Ora and Myrtis Robuck, Virginia was born on Nov. 2, 1922, in rural
Knoxville. She graduated from Knoxville High School and received a teaching certificate
from Central College. Virginia taught in rural Marion County Schools, Buckeye from
1940 — 1941, Fairview from 1941 — 1942, and Willow Grove from 1942 — 1943. After
moving to Otley in 1948, she was a substitute teacher in the Otley Schools.

On Oct. 25, 1942, she married Donald Kingrey. To this union two children were born, Larry
(Treasa) Kingery of LeGrand and Karla Jordan of Monroe.

From 1948 — to 1971 they made their home in Otley where Virginia worked for the Otley Coop for many years and
General Telephone, now Iowa Telecom. After retiring from there she and Donald worked together in his construction company. In August 1971, they moved to Monroe to a home she and Don had built together.

She resided there until 2004 when she moved to Vriendscap Village in Pella. She
lived there for three years and then moved to Newton Village until March of 2010
when failing health caused her to be moved to Griffin Nursing Center in Knoxville.
She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church.

She took great pride in
her home and yard, making sure that everything was immaculate at all times. She
enjoyed the many visits and helping hand from her granddaughter, Pam, and her family.

Surviving are Virginia’s two children, Larry and Karla; seven grandchildren, Pam
(Mike) Vander Molen of Sully, Jeff Jordan of West Virginia, Chris (Scott) Buckley
of LeGrand, Vic (Sylvia) Kingery of California, Tracey (Scott) Baumgartner of Illinois,
Shon (Jo) Kingrey of Wisconsin, and Sarah (Shawn ) Babbdrl of Marshalltown; 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Phyllis Robuck and Jeannine DeJong of Knoxville, two brothers, Jerry Robuck of Knoxville, and Jack Robuck of Indianola.

Also, surviving are two sisters-in-law; Colleen Haug of Knoxville and Esther Breen of Pleasant Hill; a brother-in-law, Armond (Cork) Ravera of Knoxville, and many nieces and nephews.Virginia Robuck

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald, two granddaughters, three sisters-in-law, and four brothers-in-law.

Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the Monroe United Methodist Church, Monroe Emergency Unit, or Hospice of Central Iowa.

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