Mrs. Virginia Thomas, age 99 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Heisinger Bluffs.
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Virginia was born October 5, 1920 in Edwardsport, Indiana the daughter of Lloyd and Sophia (Fulford) Weininger. She was married in 1959 to Kent Thomas in Jefferson City, Mo. and he preceded her in death in 1972.
Virginia graduated from Bicknell High School in Bicknell, Mo. and later received education to become a cosmetologist.
She owned and operated a beauty shop in Jefferson City, Mo. for numerous years prior to being employed at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home as their beautician. In her younger years, she worked at Frank’s, a women’s dress store, in downtown Jefferson City.
Virginia was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church and loved the relationships she made through the woman’s groups.
In her free time, Virginia always wanted to be around family, especially when she was able to cook for family dinners. When her granddaughters were younger, she looked forward to Brie and Blake spending the night and playing beauty salon. Time with her girlfriends was important and they were passionate about their bridge games. Other favorite activities were quilting, reading, crossword puzzles with a pen, hunting for Morell mushrooms and she loved visiting the beaches in Hawaii. She was always humming songs and loved the oldies like Bing Crosby to keep her mood upbeat.
Survivors include: granddaughters, Brie Roberts of Jefferson City, Mo. and Blake Thomas of Columbia, Mo.; sister, Betty Bedwell of Bloomfield, In.; great-grandchildren, Hattie and Henley Roberts and Owen and Olivia Witter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kent; two sons, Ronald Thomas and James Shearer; two brothers, Lloyd Weininger and Clede Weininger; and two sisters, Catherine McKinley and Patricia Beals.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, graveside services and interment will be announced at a later time at Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First United Methodist Church, 201 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.