Virginia Glee Heerts, age 81, of Waverly, Iowa and formerly of Allison, Iowa, died Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Shell Rock Health Care Center in Shell Rock, Iowa after battling cancer.
Virginia was born on April 2, 1937, in Dumont, Iowa, to the late Ralph and Effie (Kriens) Van Raden of Allison, Iowa. She was raised in Allison and graduated from the Allison High School. On May 15, 1954, Virginia married the love of her life, Kenneth Ray Heerts from Grundy Center, Iowa.
Virginia graduated from Pitze’s Cosmetology School in Waterloo. She had her own business, in her home, as a beautician called Virginia’s Beauty Salon. Virginia was a beautician for over thirty-five years. After retiring, Virginia and Kenny would winter in Brownsville, Texas, for thirteen years, enjoying their time together.
Virginia was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly and a member of the Knitting Club. In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, and camping on the weekends.
Virginia’s memory is honored by: her husband, Kenny Heerts of Waverly, Iowa; a son, Terry Heerts of Waterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Debra Leymaster of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Tammy (Steve) Ingersoll of Waverly, Iowa; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Darla (Richard) Spier of Waverly, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Jane Van Raden of Plainfield, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Max Van Raden.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 17, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly where the family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. held on Tuesday, September 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church with Pastor Carolyn Bowers officiating. Burial will follow at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice and online condolences may be directed to www.kaisercorson.com. 319-352-1187
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