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April 20, 2006

(4/1/1925 - 4/15/2006)

Virginia Alice Cary, 81, of Moberly, MO, formerly of Edina, MO, passed away April 15, 2006, at her residence in Moberly, MO.

Virginia was born on April 1, 1925 at home north of Baring, MO, the first child of eight to Harold D. and Mabel Alice Primm Robeson. She was always proud of being the oldest of eight and this fact was something you were usually told soon after meeting her.

She attended grade school in Deer Ridge before graduating from the Memphis High School Class of 1943. Her family purchased a farm, 200 acres, north of Memphis, MO in 1941 and continued her education in Memphis where she met her life long sweetheart, Forrest Cary. World War II called Forrest to service but after returning from the war he walked a long muddy country road in his Navy Dress Whites to propose. They were married in Memphis, MO on June 6, 1943 and have celebrated more than 62 years together.

Virginia was a Navy wife for 22 years, living in Chicago, WA, Florida, Newfoundland, CA, and Michigan. In the mid-sixties they purchased their first home in Santa Paula, CA and were active in the El Rio Christian Church.

In 1980, Virginia and Forrest returned to their roots and retired to 10 acres near Madison, MO and became a member of the Union Avenue Christian Church (now Timberlake) in Moberly, MO. If she wasn’t visiting someone and making them smile with the love of Jesus shown through her sparkling eyes, then she was shopping for a bargain for someone, or talking on the phone. Virginia was full of life and loved God, her family and friends. We have all been blessed by her love.

Virginia is survived by her husband “F.A.” Forrest Cary of Moberly, MO, four children, Jane Alice and her husband Terry Hayward of Union, WA, Neil Alan Cary of Fresno, CA, Janice Arlene and her husband Larry DeBarthe of Port Orchard, WA, Arlen Dean and his wife Kathy Harris of Clinton, MO, three brothers, Carl Loyd and his wife Francis Robeson of St. Paul, Minnesota, Edward Ray and his wife Ellen Robeson of Queen City, MO, Don Primm and his wife Mary Robeson of Quincy, IL, three sisters, Helen Louise and her husband Richard Wells of Quincy, IL, Elsie Mae and her husband Bud Wybrant of Kirksville, MO, Georgia Lee and her husband Bill Shields of Bloomington, Indiana, eleven grandchildren, Bryant S. Hayward, Bradly A. Hayward, Terrilyn Hayward, Jeffrey M. Bunde, Tyler A. DeBarthe, Dean Cary, Heitji McCann, Shayne Weidler, Heather, Holly, and Hope Harris, seven great-grandchildren, Mairi D. Hayward, Sarah Jayne Cary, Emma Eleanor Weilben, Chase Hunter McCann, Corey McCann, Morgan Ashley McCann and Bryce McCann, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two children in infancy, Forrest Dean Cary and Janet Ann Cary, and a brother, Harry Thomas Robeson.

Graveside services were April 18, 2006, at the Millport Cemetery, northeast of Edina, MO.

A memorial service was held April 18, 2006, at the Timberlake Christian Church in Moberly, MO with Reverend Kim Mallett officiating.

An expression of sympathy in memory of Virginia Cary may be left to the Mid-MO Home Health and Hospice of Moberly, MO. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, MO 63537.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, MO.

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