Virginia L. Hamblin

Virginia Lee (Howard) Hamblin, age 73, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away April 8, 2023. Virginia “Ginny” was born June 26, 1949, in Red Top, Missouri to James B. Howard and Ida Mae (Heidrick) Malaby.

A 1967 graduate of Central High School in Springfield, Missouri, Virginia wed her high school sweetheart. She served for many years as Sunday School teacher for a class of adults with disabilities through Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. This role led to her job as a teacher’s assistant for disabled students through Springfield Public Schools.

Virginia was a devoted wife and mother, known to her grandson, Gabe, as “Sweetie Pie.”

She leaves behind her husband of 56 years James D. Hamblin of Olathe, Kansas, daughter Jennifer (Hamblin) Robinson and son in-law Troy Robinson, son James Howard Hamblin and daughter-in-law Sandy Yang (Los Angeles, California), grandchildren, Gabriel Counts (Springfield, MO), Ella, Alexander, and Maddox.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents James & Minnie Ella (Powell) Howard.

A memorial service is planned Saturday, April 29, 4:00 p.m. at Ascend Church, 15865 Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS 66062.

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