BERTRAND - Virginia Tanner, 82, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:25 a.m. March 1, 2002, at the Bertrand Retirement Center.
Born April 19, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Harrison William and Lila N. Holder Darter, she worked in the food service department for Sikeston Public Schools for 30 years before retiring. She was also a volunteer "grandmother" for first and second grade students at Southeast Elementary School and member of Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston.
On Sept. 21, 1937, in Sikeston, she married Hurshel W. Tanner who preceded her in death on July 1, 1968.
Survivors include: one son, Thomas J. Tanner of Charleston, S.C.; one daughter, Shirley Kasting of Sikeston; one brother, Jerry Darter of Fairmont, Mont.; and eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Six brothers also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Carl Addison, pastor of Tanner Street Church of God, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sikeston.