Posted: Wed 3:40 PM, May 22, 2013
Funeral Home: The Vaughan Funeral Home
Virginia L. Barrett, 87, a resident of Marietta Care & Rehab and formerly of Parkersburg, W.Va. passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born at Creston, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Peggy Boice Dotson.
Virginia served as a “Rosie the Riveter” at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio during World War II. She retired as a case worker with the former WV Department of Welfare and was a graduate of Wirt County High School.
She is survived by two daughters, Boni McKimmie of Williamstown, W.Va. and Saundra (Michael) Clifford of Charleston, W.Va.; a brother, Bruce Malone of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and three grandchildren, Emily and Sarah Clifford of Charleston, W.Va. and David McKimmie of Williamstown, W.Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 1946 by her husband, Robert L. Boyce; and by her long-time companion, Tom Compston.
Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2013 at the Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Avenue, Parkersburg, W.Va. Concluding services and interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, South. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services Thursday.
A guest book is available for sending condolences to the family at www.vaughanfh.com