Virginia Dare Knippers - DeShong, Born August 19, 1936 and passed away peacefully on October 23, 2021.
Virginia was born to Huston Conway Knippers and Edith Lorraine Hughes Knippers in Pike county Mississippi. She grew up around Pike county Mississippi and moved to Houston, Texas in her late teens where she lived until she moved to Denver, Colorado in the mid 1980's. She retired from Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post in 1995. She moved to Frisco, Texas after her retirement with her husband to be next to her daughter and grandchildren. She lived in Frisco, Texas until her death.
Her passion was sewing, she was a great seamstress, quilter, and could sew anything. She loved making jewelry and greeting cards, she also knitted and crocheted. She was a great cook and loved cooking for her family and the church. She loved volunteering for her church and anyone who needed her help. She was the most loving mother, mother in law, sister, grandmother and wife.
Virginia was preceded in death by her father; Huston Conway Knippers, mother; Edith Lorraine Hughes Moore, brother in law; Bobby Rachac, son; Ronald David Heinecke, and husband of 36 wonderful years; Elbert Joseph DeShong, Jr.
She is survived by her son; John Daniel Heinecke II, grandsons; Michael and Zachary Heinecke of Houston Texas, daughter; Sandra L Bowen and son in law Raymond F Bowen Jr. of Frisco Texas, grandson; Shane C Bowen, granddaughter; Michelle L Anderson and husband Chad Anderson, grandson, Bradley L Bowen and wife Sarah Bowen, great granddaughters Molly Anderson, Stella Bowen, Riley Bowen, great grandson CJ Anderson, sister of Llano Texas, Sue Rachac, and nieces Cynthia Friedrichs and Sherrie Kroll, Great niece Haley and great nephew Paxton, Half sister Vickie Allen of Jackson Mississippi and husband Carlos. Nieces Angie, Kim, and nephew Will. Step-daughters of Florida Robin, Dawn, April and Autumn. And many cousins, friends, and extended family members.
There are no service plans at this time, Her ashes will be placed at Ridgeview West Memorial Park Cemetery in Frisco Texas.
"Paslm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
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