Virginia D. Field
Virginia Deane Field, age 83, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
She was born on September 14, 1933, in Whiteside, Kansas in Reno County, the daughter of Charles and Vera (Osborne) Dixon. Virginia was raised in Partridge, Kansas where she attended local schools graduating from Partridge High in 1951. Following high school, she attended Hutchinson Junior College and then went to work for Beech Aircraft.
On February 26, 1953, in Manhattan, Kansas, she was united in marriage to Ralph G. Field. They lived in Caney, Kansas where all five of their children were born. After a short stay in West Lafayette, Indiana, they moved to Manhattan in 1972, when Ralph accepted a position at Kansas State University. Virginia was a devoted and loving homemaker to her family. In addition to being a homemaker she was a seasonal worker at both the KSU Ticket Office and the K-State Union Bookstore.
Virginia was a very active member of the First Christian Church in Manhattan where she was a Life Deacon, Greeter, member of the Larson Circle and was the leader for the Do Day Ladies, a group which sewed and quilted lap blankets. She also served on the Meadowlark Hills Board of Directors for many years as well as being a longtime volunteer for the World Friendship organization. She was honored to have been the recipient of the FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer Award. Virginia was also an avid K-State fan and enjoyed attending KSU tailgates and games. Paramount to everything was her love for family. Virginia treasured all of the time spent with her family which included attending all of her children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s activities and events.
She is survived by her five children: Steven Field (Lesa), Wichita, KS; Sara Brockman (Kraig), Clay Center, KS; Amy Toll (Dennis), Manhattan; Stanley Field, Branson West, MO; and Charles Field (Flor), Ulysses, KS. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren: Christopher Field, David Field, Shalan Field (Demetrius Burris), Ginny Bergkamp (James), Kari Stratton (Shawn), Emily Brockman (Sally Nietfeld), Andrew Brockman (Jessica), Kristin Marsh (Jason), Rachel Toll, Stephanie Toll, Kelly Toll, Bruce Field (Jocelyn), Shane Field, Kassandra Field and Zemira Field. Sixteen great-grandchildren: Amber, Anthony, Mya, Tatum, Archer, Greyson, Tegan, Jael, Abram, Ori, Ellis, Veronica, Kylie, Eve, Emmett and Mabel, her siblings: Jeanne White, St. George, KS; Thelma Schmitt, South Hutchinson, KS; Bill Dixon (Linda) Wichita, KS; Charlene Balabonis (Killy) Sun City, AZ; Celia Boyea, Wixom, MI, her sister-in-law: Norma Jean Mohr of Shawnee, KS, and many nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Field on June 11, 1988 and by six of her siblings: Harriett Foss, Mildred DeWitt, Dorothy Nossman, June Foss, Donna Holmes and Richard Dixon.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the First Christian Church, located at the corner of 5th and Humboldt Streets (Courthouse Plaza) in Manhattan.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the First Christian Church with Rev. Paul J. Allen IV, Rev. Ben Duerfeldt and Rev. Dennis Toll officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
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A memorial has been established for the First Christian Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.