Virginia Schornick


January 26, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Virginia Adair (Redfearn) Schornick, 94, of Yates Center died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.

She was born Jan. 25, 1918, the daughter of H.E. “Woody” and Marcella (Chellis) Redfearn. She was born in Yates Center and spent most of her childhood in her hometown. Virginia’s parents owned “Woody’s Restaurant” and she spent a good amount of time helping there. She attended school in Iola as well as Independence but returned to Yates Center High School and graduated in 1936. 

After high school Virginia met and married Milton Schornick on July 5, 1936. They worked for A & P Grocers in various towns and after four years of living in Independence they returned to Yates Center in 1943. He died on March 10, 2006.

Virginia was very active in her community, she often volunteered at the nursing home for bingo games and other activities, she belonged to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Yates Center, P.E.O Sisterhood, Order of the Eastern Star, Yates Center Senior Center and  Woodson County Historical Society. 

She is survived by her Aunt Donna Brashear, Yates Center, and a host of nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Gail Cantrell and Gana Lukens, and a brother, Harrison “Bud” Redfearn.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Yates Center. 

No formal visitation is planned. Memorials to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ or the Yates Center Senior Center may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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