Virginia Mae Seimer
Virginia Mae (Koerner) Seimer of Chewelah passed away July 29, 2011 from complications related to a fall in her home one year ago. She was born Feb. 15, 1922 to Jesse and Mary Koerner in Impact. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert and Lawrence, and by her husband Cleo of 58 years.Virginia lived life as a dairy farmer’s daughter and wife in the Addy vicinity until 1968. Cleo and Virginia retired from farming after 25 years, moving to Chewelah, where she resided in her home for 42 years. She became very involved in the community, serving on the Stevens County Election Board, St. Mary’s Catholic Church Alter Society and Jenkins High School Alumni picnics for which she had been a graduate in 1940.Virginia is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Bill) Wilson and Rita (Don) Evans; her grandchildren, Jane Hegwood, Tina (Mike) Kelley, Paul (Kammy) Thompson, Reid Evans and Joshua (Megan) Evans; seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lois Seimer Lehman and Yvette (Koerner) Storsved; and numerous nieces and nephews.The family would like to extend a thank you to Virginia’s dear neighbors and friends, along with Providence DominiCare In-Home Support Services for the assistance in helping our Momma stay in home independently for so many years. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice or to Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W. 5th, Spokane, WA 99204.The Rosary for Virginia Seimer was held August 5 at St. Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church in Chewelah. The Mass of Christian Burial was held August 6 at St. Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church in Chewelah. The graveside followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Chewelah. The Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Chewelah was entrusted with arrangements.