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Virginia Melinda Gillam

October 8, 1919 — August 25, 2009

Virginia Melinda Gillam

Mrs. Virginia Melinda 'Sheppard' Gillam passed away Tuesday morning, August 25, 2009, at her Farmington Presbyterian Manor residence at the age of 89 years, 10 months & 17 days. Virginia was born on Oct. 8, 1919, in Fredericktown, Missouri, to Val Sheppard & Ada Bernice 'Cunningham' Sheppard. Also preceding-in-death was her husband, Harold Glenwood Gillam (June 13, 2006); 1 Sister, Lillian M. Sheppard & 1 Brother, Warren Sheppard.

Virginia was a longtime, faithful member of Farmington 1st Baptist Church. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter HJ & a member of The Monday Club.

Survivors Include : Nieces & Nephews - Elaine (& Jim) Spradlin, of Marshfield, Missouri; Paul Wayne (& Pam) Gillam, of Branson, Missouri; Dr. Brad (& Krista) Gillam, of Shelbyville, Tennessee; Jeff (& Dawn) Gillam, of Bastrop, TX. A Special Cousin: Mary Catherine Jaskower, of Cupertino, California. Also surviving are numerous Great-Nieces; Great-Nephews & friends.

Visitation starts : Thursday @ 9:30 a.m., August 27, 2009.

Funeral : Thursday, 2:00 p.m., August 27, 2009

at : TAYLOR Funeral CHAPEL, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating.

Interment : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : * Farmington First Baptist Church &/or * Farmington Presbyterian Manor - Good Samaritan Fund.

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