Virginia Sailors Topeka
Virginia Sailors, 93, died on Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Topeka, Kansas.
Mrs. Sailors, a third-generation native Topekan, was born in 1918. She was the daughter of Walter William and Lillian Ford Davis.
Mrs. Sailors was graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University. She taught Latin, history, English and home economics in Elmdale, Kansas before becoming a life-long homemaker. She was an active member of Topeka’s First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, a Circle leader and president of Capital City Mariners. She was also an active member of Extension Homemakers Unit. Mrs. Sailors was known for her gardening and her baking skills. Her pies, cakes and cookies delighted her family and friends.
Mrs. Sailors was married to Gordon Byron Sailors in May 1941, who preceded her in death in December 2011. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Wagner.
Mrs. Sailors is survived by her son, Gordie Sailors and wife Paula Kellogg of Perry; a daughter Elizabeth Durham and companion Joe Del Balso, Mountain Top, Pa.; five grandchildren, Michelle Sailors, Tony Sailors and his wife Julie Sailors, Molly Sailors, Daniel Sailors and Jordan Durham; and two great-grandchildren, William and Christopher Musterman.
The family suggests memorials to the Topeka Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 8350, Topeka, Kansas 66608.
A joint memorial service for Mrs. Sailors and Mr. Sailors is planned for a later date.