Virginia M. Williams
May 11, 1920 - June 18, 2020

Virginia M. Williams

Virginia M. Williams
May 11, 1920 - Jun 18, 2020

Virginia M. Williams
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Virginia M Williams, age 100 of Prairie City, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Park Centre in Newton. Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Waveland Cemetery in Prairie City. Visitation will take place on Monday, June 22, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City United Methodist Church or the Prairie City Rec Park. Condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Lewis and Laurena (Gosselink) Kool, Virginia was born on May 11, 1920 in Monroe. On November 8, 1938, she was united in marriage to Hugh L. Williams in Des Moines. Virginia worked as a child care provider for over 40 years, retiring in 2001. She also did oils for photo studios. She was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 38 years. She enjoyed baking, sewing, Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Girls and PTA.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Raymond L. (Betty) Williams, Jerold L. (Mary) Williams, Lijean E. (Doug) Thomas and Marlys J. Guy; eight grandchildren, Dan (Beth) Williams, Deb (Troy) Brown, Dallas (Bev) Williams, David (Christine) Williams, Darrin (Krista) Williams, Rhonda Hall, Margaret (James) Gillihan and Shannon (Laura Crosslin) Guy; 15 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are six nephews. Preceding Virginia in death were her parents, husband in 1985; a grandson, Scott Guy and a son-in-law, Mark Guy.

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Jenny and Eric Anderson on Jun 25, 2020

Virginia was such a lovely person. So interested in everything in life and so proud of her beautiful family.
I loved talking to her.
Jenny Anderson

Barb Lancaster on Jun 19, 2020

I have fond memories of being cared for by Virginia. She was kind, loving and compassionate. May she rest in peace and may God comfort all who loved her.

Ann Pendroy on Jun 19, 2020

Dear Jake, Mary and all the family: So sorry to see this, but what memories so many people have of this wonderful woman. Virginia was adored by so many, and I feel blessed I got to see her in 2012 at your Thanksgiving supper in Prairie City. Please know how many people are thinking of you all now and as you go through the grief of losing such an incredible person. Sincerely, Ann Jarnagin Pendroy Denver, Colorado

Rochelle (Williams) Mangold on Jun 19, 2020

So many children have wonderful memories of being under Virginia’s care. I can still remember the wonderful meals and desserts she made including the best “coffee cake” ever. I think there is a higher rate of children who appreciated raw veggies (including turnips!) thanks to the garden bounty she often sliced, salted and shared with us. She made a difference. Condolences to the family.

Carolyn and Mike Danley on Jun 19, 2020

Virginia was a kind and wonderful person! She always seemed to have a smile for everyone. We are sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Virginia!
Mike and Carolyn Danley

Lana Vroom on Jun 19, 2020

Virginia was a wonderful friend, neighbor, and daycare provider. She took care of both of our girls for many years along with many other Prairie City kids. I always marveled at her patience. She will be greatly missed by everyone. Our sincere condolences to her family.
Dick and Lana Vroom

Mindy Gorman on Jun 19, 2020

I was lucky enough to have Virginia as my baby sitter when I was a child and both of my children were blessed to be in her care also. I have only warm, gentle thoughts of her, god bless Virginia.

Connie Slaughter on Jun 19, 2020

Marlys, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful soul and left many memories for so many people. I always enjoyed being around her when I was with you.

Jodi Hulbert on Jun 19, 2020

I have so many fond memories of growing up at Virginia's; I always thought of her as another grandma. I often tell my own children and husband "Virginia stories" and reminisce about her black raspberry cobbler and ice cream and the cakes she made everyone for their birthdays. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of those who loved her.
Jodi (Vroom) Hulbert

Marty Hosbond on Jun 19, 2020

To the family of Virginia Williams,
Virginia took care of all three of my children before and after school as she did for so many children in the Prairie City area. May she rest in peace. She was so dedicated to caring for children.
Marty Hosbond



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Coburn Funeral Home of Prairie City
201 S. Marshall
Prairie City, Iowa 50228
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Waveland Cemetery
Highway 117
Prairie City, IA, United States 50220
10:00 AM

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