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Virginia Lagal

July 27, 1930 — July 26, 2015

Virginia Lagal, 84, of rural Caney, Kansas, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at her home, after a long and happy life.

Virginia May Rau was born July 27, 1930, at Pawnee, Oklahoma, the fourth of six children to Percy Walter Rau and Bessie May (Jobe) Rau. She was raised in Pawnee and Morrison, Oklahoma, attending schools there, and at Caney High School 1946 to 1948.

She married Elba Stoneman Lagal June 5,1950, at Independence, Kansas. They made their home and raised their three daughters, Bessie, Darlene, and Deloris in rural Caney.

She was employed at various locations in Montgomery County Kansas before finally retiring from Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in 1985. She enjoyed sewing, needlework, and reading. In earlier years Virginia and Elba enjoyed camping, fishing, and water skiing. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Caney.

Survivors blessed by her memories are her three daughters, Bessie and husband Mike Fichtl of rural Caney, Darlene and husband Larry Parker of Fredonia, Kansas, and Deloris and husband Arlen Wiens of rural Bartlesville; six grandchildren, John, Ginger, Regan, Ryann, Jake, and Rebecca; eight great grandchildren; two brothers George and wife Ramona Rau of Caney, and Donald Rau of LaPorte, TX; plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and two sisters. Family and friends express that she was much loved and will be truly missed.

Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life Services will be announced by the family at a later date. Friends may sign the register book 8am to 5pm daily at the Potts Chapel Funeral Home in Caney. Memorials are suggested to St Jude's Children's Hospital in memory of Virginia Lagal. Friends may leave expressions of condolences at

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