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Virginia Lee Walker, 74 – Passed September 6, 2019

Virginia Lee Walker, 74, daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Schuder Arrowsmith, was born December 7, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She passed away September 6, 2019, of natural causes at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

She grew up in a military family of six children who traveled wherever her father was sent. When her father retired from the Air Force, the family settled in Port Charlotte, Florida. She attended and graduated from Charlotte High School.

Ginger married Floyd Laverne Walker and they had one daughter, Pamela Lynn. She started as a secretary at Port Charlotte Middle School, Florida, in 1971. She worked there until she retired in 2005.

When Hurricane Charley went through Florida and destroyed the family home, she moved to Tyler, Texas, where she lived until her daughter remarried. Then she moved to Houston, Missouri, where she lived in senior housing and made many friends. It was there that she was diagnosed with kidney failure, went on the transplant list, and began dialysis until she received a new kidney in October 2011. Later Ginger moved to Cabool, Missouri, to live in the high-rise where another group of friends soon grew. She was active in Houston United Methodist Church and many other activities in the high-rise in Cabool.

Ginger is survived by her daughter, Pam (Chod) Briggs of Brandon, Nebraska; her sister, Patricia (Bill) Rice of Cabool; brother, Arthur (Norma) Arrowsmith of Port Angeles, Washington; sister, Margaret (Johnny) Stinnett of Hillsboro, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Andrea Walker, Leigh (Brian) Williams, Jessyca Briggs, Justin (Sarah) Briggs, Ashley Briggs, Tyler Briggs, Alyssa Briggs, and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Alan and William Arrowsmith; and a granddaughter, Michelle Briggs.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Houston United Methodist Church, with a celebration of life beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Terry Lippstreu officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.