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Virginia Anne Davison

June 1, 2018



Dateline:  Sedgwick, Kansas


Life Sketch for Virginia Anne Davison


Davison, Virginia Anne, age 82, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away June 1, 2018.


Virginia was born June 6, 1935, in Newton, Kansas, to Joseph Allen and Anna Gertrude (Umholtz) Hershberger. She attended country schools in Zimmerdale, Chase County, and Putman. In 1944, the family moved to Sedgwick where she graduated from high school, in 1953. She married Jerry Davison, June 25, 1955, in Sedgwick. Their children are Jerald (JD), Carol and Paul. She was an employee of First National Bank in Newton. She served on the USD 439 School Board for 5 ½ years. Virginia was an active member of the Sedgwick United Methodist Church, Emma Creek Quilt Guild, GFWC Amitie Club, and her special “little sewing group”. She did most of her sewing on a Singer treadle sewing machine. Virginia enjoyed going to ballgames, sewing, reading, crocheting, playing Rook and Pitch card games, canning produce from the garden, growing flowers, being a Cub Scout Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader, and serving in the church kitchen Fall Festival Supper. She also enjoyed yearly trips to Branson in the fall and other scenic trips.


Survivors include, husband, Jerry of 62 years, brother, Joe Hershberger, sons, Jerald (JD) and wife Connie, Paul and his wife Diane, daughter, Carol Mies and husband Steve, seven grandchildren, two foster grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Richard, Kenneth, Carl, and sisters Alma Ewert, Bonnie Jantz, and Doris Jones.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Sedgwick United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Monday, June 4, 4-8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas.


Memorials are suggested to the Sedgwick United Methodist Church, RiverCross Hospice, or the Gideons and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas. Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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2 thoughts on “Virginia Anne Davison

  1. I was sorry to learn of Virginia’s passing. I knew her from GFWC and thought she was such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. I loved aunt Virgie. She was always so sweet and kind and nice to me and my siblings when we would come to Kansas to visit. I have many good memories of her and uncle Jerry. I will always remember her kindness. Gary (nephew, son of Doris)

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