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Virgie L. Redding

Virgie L. Redding
Virgie L. Redding, age 87, of Manhattan, Kansas, departed this life on January 19 in Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

Born to Anson and Daisy (Cook) McDaniel at their farmhouse in Logan County, Kansas, on May 28, 1930, Virgie spent her life dedicated to her family and helping others in the communities she lived in. The second oldest of 7 children, Virgie helped care for and raise her younger siblings. She married D. L. (Sonny) Redding in Logan County, Kansas, at her parents’ farm on May 15, 1948 and they began life together farming in Colorado. During her lifetime, Virgie sponsored 7 people to become U.S. citizens. She was a loving homemaker to her family and from 1976 until 1983 was a cook at the Manhattan High School.

Virgie was also involved with many organizations. She served as den mother to her sons’ Cub Scout Pack and as Girl Scout leader to her daughter’s troop. Virgie was an active member of the First Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary #207, Rebekahs Lodge, and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Polly Ogden Chapter. Virgie was a passionate gardener and grew a big garden from which she shared vegetables and flowers with family and friends.

Virgie was preceded in death by her husband after 69 years of marriage, her parents, 2 brothers, Arlo and Robert McDaniel, a sister, Marjorie McDaniel, her son, Vernon Redding, and 2 grandchildren, Sally Redding and Trevor Redding.

She is survived by 3 children, Victor (Tamie) Redding, Vincent (Sandi) Redding, both of Randolph, and Lorri Varela of La Habra, CA. Her surviving grandchildren are Cory Redding, Kolbi Redding, Jessica Redding, Justin Redding, Logan Redding, Livia Varela, and Laine Varela. Virgie is also survived by three sisters: Melva Rose, Scott City, KS; Roberta Leiker, Bel Aire, KS and Lucille Barraza of Wichita, KS.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Memorial contributions may be made in Virgie’s name to the Girl Scout Service Unit 704, the First Christian Church Capital Campaign Fund or to the Great Lakes Hospice. Contributions may be left in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

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