Bom-Wrapper

Virginia  Voelker

Virginia Lee Voelker (Smell)

Thursday, July 14th, 1938 - Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Virginia Voelker, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Virginia Voelker

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Virginia 's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Virginia 's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

Virginia L. Voelker, 82, of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, KS.

A private family service will be held at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Michael Strickland officiating. The body will be cremated following the services and burial of the cremated remains will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka, KS at a later date. Virginia will lay in state from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home for those that want to sign the register book and view the body. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or Alzheimer’s Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Virginia was born July 14, 1938 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Keith and Grace (Eubank) Smell. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1956. Virginia had an in home child care before working at Exchange National Bank as a proof operator. Virginia was also a Mary-Kay Consultant for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served on multiple boards and committees. Virginia was a member of the Atchison Hospital Auxiliary, PEO Chapter J, Junior Guild, American Baptist Women and multiple bridge clubs.

Virginia married Paul Frank Voelker, Jr., on August 21, 1955, in Topeka, KS. He preceded her in death on November 19, 2015. Survivors include a son Steve (Mary) Voelker, Mission, KS, two daughters, Patty (Dwight) Gaul, Atchison, KS and Diane (Stephen) Neelly, Woodbury, MN, a sister, Ramona (Andre) Grable, Las Vegas, NV, a sister in law Carol Smell, Ottawa, KS, seven grandchildren, Mike (Jennifer) Gaul, Chris (Tracy) Gaul, Cortney (Cody) Boeck, Sarah (Garrett) Luttig, Cale (Michelle) Neelly, Dean Voelker, and Tori Voelker and twelve great grandchildren, Ethan, Holden, Madalinn, Marlee, Baxter, Sealy, Salem, Kaden, Theryn, Arwyn, Valor, Esme.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Keith Smell, Jr and Bill Smell.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Virginia

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Location
    Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Chapel
    Address
    800 Kansas Ave.
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Virginia Voelker will lay in state from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday November 1, 2020, for anyone that wants to sign the register book and view the body.
  • Service

    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    1640 Riley Street
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A private family service will be held at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Michael Strickland officiating. The body will be cremated following the services and burial of the cremated remains will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka, KS at a later date.
    Officiant
    Rev. Michael Strickland

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Virginia here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
AS

Andrea Sciammas

Posted at 02:15am
Aunt Virginia I will always cherish you and remember you as being one of the kindest people i know. I picture you today the same way I pictured you when I was a child. You never aged, you were classy and timeless. I can hear your distinct voice now asking about my family and telling me you love me. You were truly an Angel God put on earth to help others and lead by example. You will be missed but never forgotten. Give Uncle Paul and my mom hugs and kisses. Love you always.
KS

Kelley Stillings

Posted at 05:54pm
Your mother was the sweetest lady I knew. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family.
CS

Charlene Sanders

Posted at 12:54pm
Love and Prayers to each of you! Praying that you find peace in your special memories of a great lady! Charlene (Perkins) Sanders
LS

Lilli Smith

Posted at 02:52pm
Patty, Diane, Steve and family,
My heart aches for you. Aunt Ginny was such a warm, loving, caring and giving person. Even though our lives took us in a different direction, Kansas is always 'home' to me. And memories of our families getting together are precious. When we spoke on the phone, Aunt Ginny would always ask how my family was doing, and we'd compare kids, grandkids and great grandkids count...Well, she has me outnumbered for sure, and boy she was proud of her kids! I always enjoyed being able to visit with Uncle Paul and Aunt Ginny when they would make trips out to California and get together with her siblings, my dad, Keith, Uncle Bill, Aunt Mona and their spouses. They had such a good time . I felt it was awesome that they spent time together even though they lived far apart....they stayed connected. She would make it a point to visit my brother, Matt, in the home. That's how I remember my Aunt Ginny to be...a loving and giving person. She will be greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lilli
K

Kim Tackett

Posted at 01:29am
If I was to choose one thing about my Aunt Virginia I admired most it was her love for my Uncle Paul. She greatly loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren but she especially loved her husband my mom’s brother. Their story of meeting at one of his baseball games when she was a teenager was always a happy retelling for them both. Years later when their grandchildren re-enacted their wedding it was such a sweet event just as I imagined them. Both my Aunt and Uncle liked to laugh and would listen as the other spoke then finish the story for the other. It was not unusual for my uncle to walk up to her and sling his arm around her and surprise her with a kiss, she would almost always get slightly flustered then either smile at him or say his name. It was sweet and obvious they were very much in love even after so many years of marriage. I will miss her as I know we all loved her. It makes me happy to know she is now united with my Uncle Paul. It’s where I know she is happiest and that makes my heart happy for her.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Tribute Video

Share by: