Gattenby, Virginia A.
Gattenby, Virginia A.
July 9, 1928 — February 9, 2021
Virginia Arlene Bohl Gattenby was born on July 9, 1928 in Lincoln, KS to John Bohl and Zeta Hillen Bohl. She grew up with her beloved brother, Norman. On August 10, 1946, she married Robert Lemuel Gattenby. To this union, they had 5 boys, John, Richard, Gerry, Gary, and Jeff. They lived in Kansas City, MO then Raytown, and finally Harrisonville, MO where they got their farm they loved. Bob and Virginia found much joy in square dancing and were quite talented at it. They shared their love for it with Jeff and some of their grandkids. On the weekends they often participated in competitions. Anytime you would venture into the basement, her petticoats and his dress clothes were always visible. As a family, they enjoyed having family over for their famous homemade ice cream and pizza parties.
Virginia enjoyed various craft projects including needlework, quilt-making, crocheting, baking, going to garage sales with her grandkids, and living on their farm. When you were around Virginia, there was never a dull moment. You could never get anything past her and she always made sure everyone knew she was on top of things.
She joined many angels in heaven on February 9, 2021 at MedicalLodge in Butler, MO. But most importantly, she looked forward to joining her husband, Bob, her sons John and Richard, and many other family and friends.
Virginia is survived by her brother, Norman (Anne), sons Gerry (Nancy), Gary (Debi), Jeff (Julie), and the daughter she never had, Kathie. She also leaves behind 9 grandchildren including Steven who had a special bond with her and grandpa-promising Grandpa he would take care of her to the end, nieces and nephews and more great-grandkids than she could keep track of, and many friends she made over the years.
Her vibrant life, unforgettable laugh and smile will be missed by us here on Earth, but we are comforted knowing that we will join her in our eternal heavenly home one day.
Our family would like to thank all the wonderful people who helped in her care at Adrian Manor, MedicalLodge of Butler, and Saint Croix Hospice, formerly Twin Lakes Hospice-especially Jamie. Your care and love for her is beyond appreciated.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Park Lawn Funeral Home from 12-1 with graveside services immediately following. Masks are required for attendance. Pallbearers are Gerry Gattenby, Steven Gattenby, Brandon Gattenby, Alexander Squier, Gary Gattenby and Garrett Gattenby, and also an honorary pallbearer, Jeff Gattenby.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Park Lawn Funeral Home from 12-1 with graveside services immediately following. Masks are required for attendance. Pallbearers are Gerry Gattenby, Steven Gattenby, Brandon Gattenby, Alexander Squier, Gary Gattenby, and Garrett Gattenby.