Born April 9, 1915, in Akron, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Effie (Heeter) Riley. On August 4, 1956, Virginia married Glen Longenecker in Nappanee, Ind., who preceded her in death on June 21, 1976.
She was a beloved teacher to generations of local students, teaching at Akron, Leesburg, and Lincoln Elementary among others. She treasured the memories of her students and derived great joy from keeping up with their lives. Virginia was a devoted member of the Warsaw First United Methodist Church where she spent many years in faithful service, was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, and was involved in the Warsaw community.
Surviving are two nieces: Marcia (James “Andy”) McCafferty, Mountain View, Calif. and Judith Tremaine, Palmetto, Fla.; a nephew: Phillip (Nancy) Booher, Indianapolis; a step-grandson: Brian (Barb) Neer, West Lafayette.
She was preceded in death by a brother: James Riley; two sisters: Dora Booher and Josephine Trefz; and two step-grandson: Brent and Bruce Neer.
A memorial service will held at Grace Village Chapel at a later date.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Kosciusko Home Care/Hospice
Warsaw, IN 46581-1196
First United Methodist Church
179 S. Indiana St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
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