JOHNSON – Virginia Elizabeth (Julian) (Barstow) Garey, 92, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana, Texas.
She was born Oct. 18, 1921 to George W. and Laura Lettie (McClure) Julian in Stanton County.
She married Wayne Barstow on Nov. 5, 1942 in Dodge City. He preceded her in death in 1962.
She later married Charles Garey in Nov. 1975.
Her early years were spent on the family homestead six miles south of Big Bow. She attended the Liberty country school.
After graduating from Business College in Dodge City, KS, Virginia returned to Johnson to work at the local AAA office.
She worked as a civil service employee inspecting gas masks for the troops. She also worked for Beechcraft in Wichita, KS while Wayne was stationed overseas.
Following Wayne’s death, she returned to Johnson, finding employment as the administrative secretary for Johnson High School for 13 years.
She enjoyed being active in the community. She was a member of Johnson United Methodist Church, UMW, Cosmos Club, and Hospital Auxiliary. She was one of the first residents to move into the new Memorial Living Center in Johnson.
Survivors include sons, Neil and wife, Belinda Barstow, Corsicana,Texas and Greg and wife, Charlotte Barstow, Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren: Danna Swartz and husband, Jim, Grapevine, Texas, Erica Hodge and husband, Brent, Corsicana, Texas, Mandy Everitt and husband, Rob, Fort Worth, Texas, and Justin Barstow and wife, Angela, Tonganoxie; Great-grandchildren: Blaine Swartz, Dalton and Lila Hodge, Neil, Reese and Leo Everitt; and many extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; brother, Milton Julian; half-brother Stanley Julian; half-sisters: Margaret Julian, Wavie Bean, Janie Bush and Wilma Brinzo.
• Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Johnson with the Rev. Richard Fitzgerald presiding.
Burial will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson.
Friends may call on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.
Memorials are suggested to the Johnson United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855.