Virginia A. Lea

Virginia  A Lea, 75, Independence MO passed away January 11th, 2012 at North Care Hospice House from complications of COPD. She was always willing to lend a helping hand and her greatest inspiration was writing. Virginia is survived by daughter Deborah and husband Barry Lowther, Granddaughter Tina and husband Mike Brough, Great grand children Chelsea, Cadence, Ryan, Elijah and MacKenna. Cremation will take place. No services planned at this time. Donations can be made to North Care Hospice House.


  1. David Kanode on January 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Dear Debbie and Barry,

    I knew Virginia for many years, and know how much it hurts, that she is gone. Just remember that she no longer has to deal with (in her words: “this damn oxygen!”) her pain and suffering. She and I had a wonderful friendship, and I will miss her greatly. At least she now can rest in peace and not suffer anymore. I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family.


  2. Bill Harbottle on January 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Virginia, you will be missed. Thanks for all your help with The Phoenix Sound. Will remember you often for your good humor and zest for life. Bless you on your way and thoughts and prayers to those mourning your passing.

  3. Diskoland on July 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Mr. Bruno, Jeff, Mike, Matt and Will,I am terribly saeenddd to hear about Sharon, such an extremely kind person. I know it has been a long time since we have been in contact, but I think of the old days on Clover Leaf Drive fondly. Mrs. Bruno used to drive me to school every morning at St. Luke, and even though I wasn’t family, let me sit in the front because I was the oldest of the kids at the time. I will never forget her. Having the Bruno’s for neighbors was the best thing I had going as a kid, and Mrs. Bruno was a huge part of that. Both of my parents are out of the country right now, but I will relay the sad news to them on their return.With Love,Rory

  4. Debbie Lowther on October 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Please disregard the condolence from Diskoland on July 3 2012. This is for a different person not for Virginia

  5. CKatherine Thrailkill on May 11, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    This is the first time I am seeing my grandmother- ever. She and my mother have been estranged 1969, she isn’t even mentioned in this obituary. I am sad for her loss and that I never had a chance to meet her.
    She is also survived by her eldest Daughter Linda, her husband Khee, granddaughters CKatherine, and Jade and great granddaughters Brynn and Rylee

  6. Loren Gietzen on April 22, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I just ran across this today. I am sorry about the passing of you mom. You know how close Virginia and I once were. For that matter you and I also. Please accept my belated condolences.
    With Love.


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