Virginia Skaggs (née Craggs) died peacefully in Richmond, VA, on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 90.
Virginia was born on June 29, 1929, in Lewisburg, WV, to Vernon Craggs and Virginia Stacy Craggs.
She attended Hannah More Academy in Baltimore, MD, and business school in Richmond. She married Richard Skaggs on February 25, 1950, at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church. They raised their three children on their farm, Park Grove Farm, in Greenbrier County, WV, and Virginia kept the financial books for the farm and Park Grove Farm Feed Store.
Virginia will be remembered as a talented cook and a lover of animals. She was an extraordinarily thoughtful and generous lady who was fiercely dedicated to her family. She was a lifelong member of the Old Stone Church, as well as a member of the Lewisburg PEO chapter, and a member of the Women of the Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Richard “Dick” Skaggs; son, Richard “Rick” Skaggs II, both of Lewisburg; and siblings, Henry Berger Jr. of Richmond, and Charles Berger of Savannah, GA.
Virginia is survived by two children, Kim Skaggs (Debbie) of Richmond, and Ginnie Gick (Dan) of Clarksville, MD; siblings, Jo Ninnis (Jim), Emma Wilson (Bob), and Carol Berger (sister-in-law), all of Richmond, Doug Craggs and Judy Craggs of Baltimore, and Barbara Braun (Tom) of Broomfield, CO.
She is also survived by six grandchildren, Melissa Carter of Lewisburg, Michael Gallagher of Richmond, Morgan Berbert (Hayden) of Powhatan, VA, and Emilie, Adam, and Andrew Gick of Clarksville; and one great-grandchild, Cohen Berbert.
In addition to her grandchildren, Virginia adored her many nieces and nephews, Betty Gale Hamrick (Bernie, deceased), Jennifer Huffman (Cliff), Brenda Olmstead, Kimberly Hooker, Charles Berger, Cameron Berger, Jim Ninnis (Lisa), Stacy Woodell (Darren), Tom Humrickhouse (Shannon), Mary Beth Humrickhouse (Jonathan Nelson), and Kelly Braun (Haun Soe-Lin).
The family will receive visitors from 3:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, 884 Jefferson St. N., Lewisburg, WV 24901.
A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, with burial at the Rosewood Cemetery. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Virginia’s life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greenbrier Humane Society, P.O. Box 926, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the November 1, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.