Virginia Knippers
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Virginia Knippers passed away at the age of 88 in Taylor, Arkansas on October 9th, 2020. Born Virginia Faye Ferguson in El Dorado, Arkansas on November 26th, 1931 to John William and Matty Lee Fautheree Ferguson. She married Willie Knippers on March 14, 1948 in Magnolia, AK and they had two sons John (Elaine) Knippers Sr. of Tualatin, OR and Douglas (Jerri) Knippers of Pleasant View, UT. Willie and Virginia shared 61 years of marriage before his passing in December of 2008. Virginia was a friend to everyone and anyone could become family as well. She worked for over 30 years at City Market in Cortez, Colorado where she enjoyed the conversation with each customer and coworker.

Virginia is proceeded in death by her husband, parents and brothers Noel Ferguson, Roy Ferguson, Owen Ray (Buddy) Ferguson and John Michael Ferguson, as well as brothers-in-laws Willard (Jiggs) Knippers, Wayne Knippers, and sister-in-law Mildred Baldridge.

Virginia will be greatly missed and remembered by her sons, two sisters Dorthey Brasher and Catherine McCarthy, one brother-in-law Walker Knippers and sister-in-law Sue Morgan as well as 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren with two more on the way.

The family would like to express gratitude to Sue Morgan for her love and support of Virginia these last two years as well as Summit Health & Rehabilitation Center for their love and care in her final years. The compassion and care the family felt in her last days will always be remembered.

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Published in The Journal on Oct. 12, 2020.
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October 15, 2020
Dear Knippers Family,
I will always remember Virginia fondly. She lived next door to my Grandma Nancy Wilson on North Linden in Cortez. It was neat to know another Virginia (my first name). She was also kind to me as a young carry-out at City Market - my first summer job after high school. My husband Mike worked with her at City Market for several years. He told me today of her passing.
God bless you all and God bless Virginia.
Ruth Wilson Francisco
Yellow Jacket, CO
Ruth Wilson Francisco
October 14, 2020
I have some good memories of Aunt Virginia. She was a gem and she will be missed.
Jennifer Williams
October 13, 2020
I dearly loved the time I was able to spend with her while she was at Summit. She was a bright spot in my days. She could light up any room and told great stories. I’ll be praying for her family. Thanks for sharing her with us.
Shelley Brown
October 13, 2020
Vicki Brasher Moore
October 13, 2020
With love God Bless you Aunt Virginia Johnny Brasher ❤
Johnny Brasher
October 13, 2020
Love you always Aunt Virginia
Mike Ferguson
October 12, 2020
Virginia it was a pleasure working with you for the 19 years that I was there. Rest In Peace my Dear Friend
Patty Trudeau
October 12, 2020
Virginia very kind lady. Mother(Mertie Hill) enjoyed her co worker and friendship. Virginia always had a smile and conversation for everyone she came in contact with.
Marge Campbell
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