Virginia Egbert


11 a.m.-1 p.m
Saturday, March 9
Gerth Funeral Home


1 p.m.
Saturday, March 9
Gerth Funeral Chapel

Final Resting Place

Dover Cemetery


Dover Cemetery

{Feb. 15, 1939 - March 4, 2024}

Virginia Louise Egbert, 85, of Memphis passed away Monday, March 4, 2024 at her home.

She was born the daughter of Jesse F. and P. June (Childress) Easterday on February 15, 1939 in Kirksville.

Virginia graduated from Memphis High School in 1957.

She married Roy Jr Woods on May 26, 1957. After they divorced, she married Arthur “Red” Egbert on March 9, 1982. He preceded her in death.

Virginia enjoyed growing a garden and her many house plants. She loved art and had a wonderful skill at painting even though she was slightly colorblind.

She spent many years traveling the world and was very proud of her experiences, collecting many souvenirs and rocks (which she loved) along the way. Virginia has been to every state in the USA, except Hawaii, and has seen many places in the world. Virginia traveled to Germany, France, Austria and Mexico among the many.

Virginia loved seeing family any chance she could, and holidays and birthdays were always important.

She also enjoyed baking pies and was very good at it. At Thanksgiving, she always brought pies. That was a lot of pies.

She preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sisters: Margaret, in infancy, Donna Davis, Mary (Glen) Lochead and JoAnn (Fred) Moorman.

She is survived by her children: Teresa (Jeff Kuseske) Posthumus of Kimball, MN; Cheryl (David) Maddox of Ft. Mills, SC, Lisa Woods of Springfield, MO, Jason (Megan Brinkerhoff) Woods of Memphis and Amanda Robertson of Columbia; grandchildren: Michael (Lori) Posthumus of Aberdeen, SD, Heather (Jake Dunham) Posthumus of Minneapolis, MN, Erin Maddox and Swerve Nickerson of Memphis, Chrys (Ches) Riley of Charlotte, NC, Jennifer (TJ) Delcourt of Fort Mills, SC, Vivian Robertson of Columbia, Kaylee Brinkerhoff of Memphis; 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

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  1. Absolutely nothing can take away the love a heart holds! My Aunt Virginia (my mom’s last sister) was one of the most loving, supportive awesome ladies a girl could ever ask for in life. What an awesome person. What a blessing. May this serve as a living tribute to her memory.
    She left this world a better place. She will leave a tremendous void in our lives…..Sending love and prayers to her awesome family.

    Comment by Holly Oden on March 5, 2024 at 5:07 pm
  2. Oh Grandma, you were a larger than life character who is the star of some of my funniest memories. You enjoyed sharing stories of your family’s southern roots and telling me about what’s happening around Memphis. You never missed a chance to teach me how to add a little country to my life. Every time I find a whacky hair I will continue to think of you❣️ I hope you’re sitting in heaven eating your chicken gizzards with Red. As long as I live I keep telling my Grandma Mommy stories.

    Comment by Heather Posthumus on March 6, 2024 at 2:29 pm
  3. I will miss her smile, her stores, her phone calls and her pies. I had so much fun when we were together.
    She had the most generous heart. There were things left unsaid but I know, she knew, that we loved her.

    Comment by Kelly Duffy on March 7, 2024 at 4:07 pm
  4. So sorry for your loss! Love and kisses from us.

    Comment by Judy Garding on March 7, 2024 at 9:39 pm
  5. I always thought there would be more time to visit again with Aunt Virginia. We will miss her. She was so loving and generous, and she always made time for us. With deepest sympathy. My prayers are with the family.

    Comment by Kory Leigh Kemp on March 9, 2024 at 12:04 pm
  6. Teresa and family, we are saddened to hear of Virginia’s passing. May God bless you with many, many blessings.

    Comment by Ken and Mary Wolters on March 10, 2024 at 7:16 am

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