Virginia Irene Meeks (Boston) was born on May 10, 1921, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Floyd B. and Mabel E. (Frederick) Meeks. Virginia was raised in Pawhuska and was very active in the First Baptist Church youth group singing in the choir. At the age of 13, Virginia gave her life to the Lord and was Baptized. She graduated from Pawhuska High School in 1938. Virginia married George Christopher Boston, Jr. on October 19, 1941, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Soon after marrying, Virginia and George moved to San Diego, California where he was finishing basic training in the USMC. Virginia remained in California for the duration of George's military service in the Pacific Campaign of WWll. During that time she was employed by the Naval Supply Depot, as a secretary. After the war, they returned to Oklahoma.
Virginia and George moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma where they attended Oklahoma Baptist University. They lived in Hominy, Morris, Henryetta, Oklahoma and Wichita, Kansas before moving to Cleveland, Oklahoma in the spring of 1965 where they resided until 2014. During the time in Cleveland, Virginia worked for Bob Green, Attorney at Law and later as the secretary to Superintendent Dr. Warren Charmichael of Cleveland Public Schools. Virginia moved to Perkins, Oklahoma residing in RedBud Assisted Living Center in 2014.
Virginia and George took many trips. She enjoyed going to Glorieta, New Mexico; San Francisco, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Pensacola, Florida; and Ashville, North Carolina attending the Southern Baptist Conventions and seminars. Virginia strongly supported George in his ministry. She worked behind the scenes planning and writing many of George’s projects. She was very good at encouraging people during troubled times or in grief. Virginia was greatly influenced during her life by her father, brother, and husband; who loved her unconditionally. Virginia always talked about writing a book about the life of a preacher and his family. Virginia was very witty and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed time with her family and her personal Bible studies. She became a true Bible Scholar often sharing scriptures with family and friends.
Virginia passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017, at Hillcrest Hospital in Cushing, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years. She will be missed by family and friends.
Survivors are her daughter Elisabeth Joan Sanmann and her husband Wayne of Medicine Park, Oklahoma, daughter-in-law Beverly Boston of Asheboro, North Carolina, daughter Beverly Ann Kinman and her husband Robert of Cleveland, Oklahoma; grandson Gary Shirley and his wife Rebecca of Kansas City, Missouri, granddaughter Melissa Maxey and her husband Stewart of Norman, Oklahoma, grandson Matthew Shirley and his wife Katrena of Olathe, Kansas, granddaughter Rebecca Polley and her husband Greg of Carthage, North Carolina, grandson Christopher Kinman and his wife Molly of Cleveland, Oklahoma, grandson Jacob Kinman and his wife Valerie of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, step grandson Dr. Richard Kern and his wife Christie of Dalton, Georgia, step granddaughter Stephanie Kern of Asheboro, North Carolina, 20 great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends that will mourn her passing. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband George C. Boston, Jr., son Robert J. Boston, one brother Russell Meeks; two sisters in law, Elisabeth Glasgow, Bette Miller and one granddaughter Victoria Jo Boston and two step-grandchildren Ricky Wayne Sanmann and Connie Sanmann.