Virginia Hayden, 91, of Keokuk, passed away Sunday night, January 5, 2020, at Unity Point Health in Keokuk.
Virginia was born in Warsaw, IL, on February 13, 1928, to Chester and Myrl Marie (Fryer) Ruffcorn. She was united in marriage to Harold Hayden in Keokuk, on August 23, 1947. He preceded her in death in November of 2011.
Virginia has lived in the Warsaw/Keokuk area her entire life. She worked in the cafeteria at Keokuk Community School District and after years of hard work, retired as manager. Virginia was a member of the Second Presbyterian church and later transferred to United Presbyterian Church in Keokuk. She enjoyed bowling and golfing. Virginia loved to cook and would can any vegetables that she would grow. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers.
She is survived by four children; Terry (Karen) Hayden of Columbia, MO, Roger (Karen) Hayden of Keokuk, Diana Heavin of Keokuk, Patti (Douglas) Roan of Keokuk, two sisters; Donna Harness of Warsaw and Sandra Smith of Warsaw, a brother; Carroll Ruffcorn of Austin, TX, six grandchildren; Susan Johnson of Columbia, Alicia Whittom of Columbia, Todd Hayden of New Mexico, Maxwell Mendenhall of Keokuk, Kelsey Mendenhall of Keokuk, Jenny Heavin-Gooley of Sedalia, MO, and several great grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a son; Dennis, 8 brothers, a sister and one grandchild.
Gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, January 9, 2019, from 1 to 2 pm at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center, 917 Blondeau Street, Keokuk with Graveside service following at Keokuk National Cemetery.
Tributes and condolences may be entered at dejongsfuneralhomes.com.