She was born November 30, 1921 in Tariff, W.Va., to Martha Boothe Jarvis and Charles Jarvis.
Virginia attended Henry Forks Baptist Church during her youth with her parents and sister Ruth and brother Harold Jarvis.
When her family moved to the area, Virginia attended the "little white church" (Vienna Baptist). A small group of about 12-15 people gathered to worship when Rev. Talbert was a minister. At age 12, Virginia attended a revival service and made the decision to accept Christ as her savior. She was baptized a few months later by the Rev. Talbert.
While she lived in Vienna, Virginia remained a faithful member of Vienna Baptist Church.
Virginia graduated from Parkersburg High School on January 15, 1939, at the age of 17 and beginning in 1941 she attended Mountain State College.
Virginia was married to Victor Iams on April 13, 1947, at the First Baptist Church on Market Street in Parkersburg.
Virginia worked at South Penn Natural Gas and at Union Trust while in Parkersburg. The couple also lived in Kansas and Akron, Ohio where Virginia worked for Goodrich as well as the Goodyear Credit Union.
She had relocated to Wyngate in March of 2011, and had been a blessing to the residents and staff during her time there.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor, sister Ruth Jarvis Board and brother Harold Jarvis. She is survived by many friends and neighbors and special friends, Gary and Tina Hawley, Pat Hylbert, Dixie Pride and Rudy Poole.
There will be a graveside service at 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 31, 2012 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna with Pastor Bill Brown officiating. Burial will be held later at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.lamberttatman.com.
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