Virginia “Virgie” Doris Routh, the daughter of Albert and Jesse (Perks) Dhone, was born November 2, 1924 in Carbon, Iowa. Virgie entered eternal rest Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Easter Star Masonic Home, Boone, Iowa, at the age of ninety-four years.
Virgie graduated from Corning High School and received her Normal Training Certificate. She taught school in Carbon, Iowa, until her marriage to Warren Kenneth Routh on December 27, 1946. Virgie also taught school during World War II, while Warren was stationed overseas. Two children: Scott and Vicki, were born to bless this union.
Virgie worked as a secretary for the National Farmers Organization in Corning . Virgie and Warren moved to Boone, Iowa in 1964. She worked for the Boone County Courthouse a short time before staying home to care for Scott and Vicki.
Virgie was a Past Matron and 50 year member of the Emblem Chapter #64, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Corning United Methodist Church. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Virgie’s memory are her children: Scott Routh, Boone, Iowa; Vicki Williams, West Melbourne, Florida; five grandchildren: Allison and Darcy; Quincy, Abbie, and Nikki; seven great-grandchildren; niece: Myrna (Ed) Sorenson, Prescott, Iowa; great-nephew: Mitch (Debra) Sorenson, Creston, Iowa; several cousins; other relatives and friends.
Preceding Virgie in death were her husband Warren in 2005; parents; brothers: Hollis Dhone; Darl Dhone; Don Dhone; Stanley Dhone; sister: Audrey Moore; nephew: Pat Moore; son-in-law: Roy Williams.