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“Dear John Patrick and Family,May the beautiful memories that you hold close in your heart of your beloved mother help you with her passing. You are...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Wendy Carter - VA - Family Friend

“We are very sorry for your family's loss. Always enjoyed our chats. She was a sweet lady and she will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Ginter - Wellston, OH

“Sincere condolences to my good friend and brother John Patrick and his family on the passing of your mother. Psalm 33:18-22 But the eyes of the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Ric Terrazas - Winchester, VA

“May God Bless and keep you at this time, Prayers and thoughts of comfort. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Irene (Kidder) Boop - Guysville, OH

“Larry and familyThinking of you in your time of loss. Praying that God will carry you through these sad days and bring you to a place of hope and...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Marie Thompson - Rarden, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. May God help you at this difficult time.i ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Doris Kemper - Palm Bay, FL

“When I think of Virgilene, I have nothing but good and happy thoughts. Being near her and speaking with her always left me with a smile. She was a...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Hemming - Jackson, OH

“She was a great person,who always took time to say hello,she will truly be missed. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Patti Burris - Jackson, OH

“So sorry for your loss. May God heal your hearts. Praying for all of you. God Bless ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Michelle Burns

“Lovely lady and one of my moms friend at work.So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jackie and Jeff Merrill - OH

“Our hearts are broken. We pray for all the families. Please know Virgilene was so loved by all. Frank and I loved working with her at the bank. She...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Barb Tolbert-Veazey - Stout, OH

“Our sympathy to Virgilene's family. God is our great comforter. ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Mel & Doris Ramsey - Greenville, SC

“John & Lou you are in our prayers and thoughts. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Melissa and Rex DeGrange - VA

“So very sorry to hear this-she was such a sweet lady. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Teresa&Paull Bierhup - Wellston, OH

“Sorry for your loss ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Kirt Ward - Wellston, OH


Virgilene S. Shook, age 75, of Coalton, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 14, 1942 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Dallas Gerald Leach, Sr. and Sarah Augusta Wills Leach. Virgilene graduated with the class of 1959 from Wellston High School and then continued her education by attending Columbus Business College, where she earned a degree in accounting. Virgilene retired from the Milton Banking Company in Wellston, where she was employed for over 40 years. She was a lifelong, faithful member of the Wellston Church of the Nazarene, and in earlier years, Virgilene was an avid bowler. In recent years, Virgilene was a dedicated and loving caregiver to her sister and brother-in-law, Mona and Bill Dobbins. She is survived by her children, Larry "Pete" Patrick, Jr. (Kristy) of Wellston, John Patrick (Louetta) of Winchester, Va., and Carl "Rusty" Patrick (Mary) of Wheelersburg; step-daughter, Marsha Shook Lewis (Michael) of Jackson; grandchildren, Hilary Nichols (Bill) of Jackson, Clint Patrick of Wellston, Jeremy Scott of Wellston, Lacey McLin (Chris) of Wellston, Whitney Gill (Tyler) of Jackson, Ariel Patrick of Jackson, Larry Alan Patrick of Wheelersburg, Drew McKinney, of Wheelersburg and Brent Lewis of Jackson; sister, Mona Dobbins of Jackson; brothers, Dallas Leach, Jr. (Carolyn) of Wellston and Dewey Leach (Lucretia) of Grove City; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Leach and Delores Leach, both of Wellston; close friend and father of her children, Larry Patrick, Sr. of Wellston, along with 6 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many special and close friends. Besides her parents, Virgilene was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Shook; brothers, Frank Leach, Robert Leach, and Clarence "Rooster" Leach; sister, Helen Salts (Lawrence); infant siblings, John and Jackson; and brother-in-law, Bill Dobbins. Calling hours will be Saturday from 6 to 9 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Sunday at 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery. For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be given to the Wellston Church of the Nazarene, 39834 St. Rt. 93, Wellston, Ohio 45692. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com.