Virginia Eden Oakley, 91, of Marion, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Linn Manor Care Center in Marion. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at First United Methodist Church, Marion, conducted by Pastor Mike Morgan. Burial: Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion.
Virginia is survived by her son, Nick Oakley of Iowa City; daughters, Virginia Oakley of Seattle, Darlene Powers of Milford and Tierney (Randy) Benesh of Marion; grandchildren, Luke Oakley of Alexandria, Va., Jennifer Powers (Tom) Horner of Santa Rosa, Calif., Craig Hartle of Cedar Rapids, Zack (Alyssa) Oakley of New York, N.Y., Brett (Keely Wells) Hartle of Chicago and Kira Powers (Michael) Jensen of Arnolds Park; and great-granddaughter, Charolotte Horner of Santa Rosa, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Oakley; and her daughter-in-law, Ann Oakley.
Virginia was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Wesley, Iowa, the daughter of Nick and Rosa Eden. She graduated from West Liberty High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Iowa City. On Sept. 9, 1950, she married Steven J. Oakley in Iowa City. Virginia was employed at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Paul Orcutt's medical office and the Iowa Eye Center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marion and the Marion American Legion Post No. 298.
Virginia maintained her nursing license into her 80s. She was an avid card player and belonged to many card clubs. Virginia was a dedicated Iowa Hawkeye fan and she loved ballroom dancing.
Memorials may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice, 290 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402; or First United Methodist Church, 1298 Seventh Ave., Marion, IA 52302.
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Posted on Tuesday, 9 August 2016