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Virginia Wester 1916-2005


Posted By: David Hellwege (email)
Date: 9/25/2006 at 11:07:17

Virginia Wester, age 88, of Ocoee, Florida, and formerly of Boone, died October 8, 2005 at the Health Center Hospital in Ocoee. Her body has been cremated and memorial services will be Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall with Rev. Paul Fraser officiating. Burial of her cremains will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery.

Virginia was born on November 21, 1916 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Charles and Ruby (Howarth) Ashley. She graduated from Boone High School in 1935. Virginia married James Wester in Des Moines on November 21, 1935.

In earlier years, she was employed for Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois. She later worked part time for Wester Furniture and Carpet in Boone. As a youth, she enjoyed playing softball and later enjoyed crafts, playing cards, bowling, and golf. She was also a Gray Lady at the Boone County Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Virginia is survived by a son James A. Wester of Ocoee, Florida and a daughter, Pamela Goldsworth and husband, Mike of Boone; three grandsons, Dallas Drexler of Milford, Shawn Goldsworth of West Des Moines, and James Goldsworth of Austin, Texas; a brother, Charles Ashley of Springfield, Illinois; two sisters, Audrey Evans of Freeport, Illinois and Beth Witherup of Ocoee, Florida; and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel on Saturday, November 12, 2005 from 8 a.m. until service time. The family will be present to receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time.

[Source: BNR via the WWW; originally published November 7, 2005.]


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