Virginia Lee Wilhite Gilooly, daughter of the late John D. Casper and Mary L. Britton Casper, was born March 18, 1927 in Eaton, Ark., and departed this life Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 29 days. She was of Kennett and Holcomb.
Virginia married Mack L. Wilhite who preceded her in death and she later married Cleophas T. Gilooly who preceded her in death. Virginia was also preceded in death by three brothers, Revis, Ralph "Gumbo" and John Casper and one sister in infancy.
Survivors include one son, John Mack Wilhite, MD, and wife, Diane, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Sherry J. Benton and husband, Michael, of Benton, Ark., Myra J. Robinson and husband, Les of Dexter, Mo., and Myrna D. Sanders and husband, Terry, of Camden, Ark.; seven grandchildren, Robert Benton, of Gravel Ridge, Ark., Laura Cale, of North Little Rock, Ark., Dana Cobb, of St. Louis, Mo., Jenni Hosfelt, of Springfield, Tenn., Seb Sanders, of Camden, Ark., Hunter Sanders, of Camden, and Jade Sanders of Camden; four great-grandchildren, Mercades Hosfelt and Cameron Hosfelt, both of Springfield, Tenn., and Jenna Cale and Lindsey Cale, both of North Little Rock; one brother, Raymon Casper, of Kennett; three sisters, Lucy Fish, Geralene Bearden and Evelyn Robinson, all of Jonesboro, Ark., and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with service being held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Church of Christ in Bernie, Mo., with Minister Stan Dauck officiating.
Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.