Virginia L. Lynch, 79, died Thursday, January 16, 2014 after a long illness at the Family Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wichita. She was born September 11, 1934 at Kismet, Kansas, the daughter of Charlie and Esther Cure Fuhrman, Jr.
She retired in 1997 as a cook from the Dodge City Public School System and had also worked many years as a cook in hospitals. Virginia grew up in Fowler, Kansas but spent most of her adult life in Elyria, Dodge City, Kansas and Fort Dodge, Kansas and finally in Wichita.
On May 26, 1984, she married Austin J. Lynch, formerly of Bucklin, Kansas at Dodge City. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2005.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Audrey Sims and husband Dale, Sr. of Wichita; four sons, Scott Post and wife Eileen of Lorain, Kelly Post and wife Lisa of San Antonio, Texas, Tracey Post and wife Josephine of Wichita, and R.J. Post and wife Susan of Grand Island, Nebraska; two brothers, Edward Fuhrman of Wichita and Hank Fuhrman of Fowler; two sisters, Eileen Hermes of Hutchinson, Kansas and Ruth Burkhart of Gothenburg, Nebraska; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Casey Post; and a brother, Joseph Fuhrman.
Vigil Service and Rosary will be 7 P.M., Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 10 A.M., Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the church, with Fr. Andrew Kuykendall presiding. Friends may call from 9 A.M. to 11 A.M., Friday, January 24, 2014 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City. Burial will be at 12 Noon, Friday, January 24, 2014 in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Dodge, Kansas, with Fr. Ted A. Skalsky presiding.
The family suggests memorials to American Diabetes Association in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801.