Virginia Mae Sturgeon, 87, Baxter Springs, Kan. died Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Quaker Hill Nursing Facility.

Virginia was born March 3, 1922 in Baxter Springs, Kan. to the union of Albert and Amy (Vanetta) Bash.

She was united in marriage to Carl Perry Sturgeon on May 15, 1939 in Baxter Springs. He precedes her in death.

Virginia is preceded in death by two sons, Raymond Sturgeon and Carl P. Sturgeon Jr; along with three sisters.

She is survived by one daughter Susie Frank and husband Charles of Columbus, Kan.; four brothers, Leroy Bash and Clayton Bash both of Texas, Leslie Bash of Joplin, Mo., and James Bash of Galena, Kan.; one sister, Ruby Jenkins of Galena, Kan; one daughter-in-law Gayla Sturgeon of Riverton, Kan.; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs, Kan. Pastor Dallas Satterfield will officiate.

Family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Burial will be in the Lowell Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers family ask memorial donation be made to Quaker Hill Skilled Nursing or Cancer research.