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Virginia A. Gartner -- West Concord

WEST CONCORD -- The funeral for Virginia A. Gartner will be 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in West Concord. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Webster City, Iowa.

Mrs. Gartner, 74, of Hampton, Iowa, a former West Concord farm homemaker, died Monday (June 17, 2002) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East Campus in Mason City.

Virginia A. Egland was born Sept. 30, 1927, in rural Jewell, Iowa, and graduated from Webster City High School in 1945. She married Russell Barr on Aug. 15, 1948, in Webster City, and they farmed in the Webster City area before moving to rural West Concord. Mr. Barr died in 1982. In September 1983 she married Robert Gartner in West Concord. They farmed in the West Concord area until Mr. Gartner's death in 1991. She had lived in Hampton since 1992. In addition to homemaking, she cooked at a country club. She was a member of the Hampton United Methodist Church and enjoyed golf, landscape painting, arts and crafts.

Survivors include a daughter, Penny Plagge of Hampton; two sons, Larry (Sally) of Russellville, Mo., and Roger (Kate) of St. Paul; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Marion Egland of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Kenneth (June) Egland of Rochester.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.

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Memorials are suggested to the family, who will give them to a charity of their choice.

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