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Virginia Burke Wasson

March 1, 1923 — May 18, 2015

Virginia Burke Wasson

Virginia Burke Wasson died May 18, 2015. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, May 28th, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114, with an open visitation from 9-10 AM at the church.

Virginia was born March 1, 1923, to Harry and Adelaide Burke. A lifelong Kansas City resident, Virginia graduated from Redemptorist grade school and St. Mary Academy in Leavenworth, KS. She attended St. Mary College and the Pan American School. She worked for an exporting firm before she married Robert Wasson in 1946. She and Bob were married 40 years until his death in 1986.

Virginia was a devoted member of Christ the King Church and for many years served as a communion minister. She was a charter member of Ladies of Charity of Kansas City, an avid bridge player and a regular volunteer for Seton Center. She traveled throughout the United States and Mexico and enjoyed many trips to Europe. She was very proud of her Irish heritage but also loved to use her second language, Spanish, in her travels.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jack Burke and her husband Bob. She is survived by her two wonderful daughters, Barbara Cooke (Sidney) and Kate Brown (Glenn); five grandchildren: Matt Pryor (Christine Kosirog), Abbie Brown (Justin Giles), Christopher Pryor, Colleen Brown (Joe Litwiller) and Sean Brown (Lisa Hoyer); four great grandchildren: Lily, Elliott and Jerzy Pryor and Ben Giles; her dear sisters Jean Maupin and Kathleen Drummond; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Seton Center, 2816 E. 23rd St. Kansas City, MO 64127 or to Christ the King Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.muehlebachchapel.com

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