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Virginia Shalla

A mass of resurrection for Virginia M. Shalla, 84 of Wellman, formerly of Kalona and Richmond, will be held Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond with Father David Brownfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in rural Richmond. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a rosary at 7:30 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Virginia Shalla died Wednesday, September 12 at Parkview Manor in Wellman following a decline in health. Virginia Maxine (Donaldson) Shalla was born April 25, 1928 in Washington, Iowa the daughter of Lloyd and Gladys (Warren) Donaldson. She graduated from Kalona High School and attended classes at Kirkwood Community College. She was united in marriage to Richard Shalla on May 1, 1948 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Richmond. Virginia worked as the Deputy Clerk of Court for Washington County for 14 years, as a secretary at the Mid-Prairie Jr. High in Kalona, and as an accountant at the Thomas Miller Tax Office. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she was instrumental in starting the Women's Guild. She served as an officer for the Women's Guild and as church secretary for many years. Virginia was a 4-H leader and enjoyed baking, especially decorating cakes, cooking, especially making noodles, playing golf, making flower arrangments, knitting, making homemade candles and sketching. Virginia served many Bohemian meals for the Washington County Historical Society. Survivors include her husband Richard of Wellman, five children and spouses, Sandra (Jim) Dougherty of O'Fallon, Missouri, Sally (Jack) Drumgould of Chicago, Illinois, Peggy (Paul) Basinger of Washington, Iowa, Dennis (Elaine) Shalla of Wellman, Iowa, Cindy (Jay) Thrapp of Wellman, Iowa, nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Preceding Virginia in death were her parents and two brothers, Larry and Harry Donaldson.

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Our Sincere Sympathy in the loss of Virginia,She was lovely in heart spirit & soul.She will be greatly missed. All of you are in our thoughts & Prayer.Richard & Kimberly Donaldson

Kimberly Donaldson Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

Virginia will be greatly missed. She took care of everyone in our neighborhood. We had many wonderful times and talks. I admired her wisdom and strength.

Lora & Jay Anderson Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about Virginia. She has touched many lives. We will not be able to stop by during this time, however you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chapman Family Sep 15 2012 12:00 AM

To Sally, Peg, Cindy and families: Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Loss of a Mother is a hard hurdle to cross, may she find peace and comfort. Memories are always kept to one you love. Sorry I will not be able to attend, but hugs are your way.

Sue Applegate Sep 14 2012 12:00 AM

Dennis & Elaine,Bob and I want to extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy. It is your Mother's heavenly gain and our earthly loss. May he comfort you now and in the days to come.Bob & Rita (Hershberger) Trimpe

Rita J Trimpe Sep 14 2012 12:00 AM

Basinger Family: Saddened to learn of Mother's passing. Treasures to now to be kept in the heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

ruth Heck Sep 14 2012 12:00 AM

Dennis and Elaine, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Nancy D.

Nancy Davin Sep 14 2012 12:00 AM

I talked with Virginia about a year ago at a service in Wellman and we had the nicest chat. Virgina left her mark on many lucky lives over the years (as proven in the obituary). I wish you comfort and peace in the memories you've gathered over these years. Your family is in good hands. You have my deepest sympathy.

Robert Huber Sep 13 2012 12:00 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories you have. May she rest in peace. Sorry for your loss.

Showalter Sep 13 2012 12:00 AM

Sending hugs to all of you. Losing someone that you dearly love is a very difficult thing, Cherish your fun times forever. Jay, Christal, Mason & Trevor

Quigley Sep 13 2012 12:00 AM