Virgie LaVerne Sullinger

Female 1933 - 1958  (25 years)


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  • Name Virgie LaVerne Sullinger 
    Born 25 Jan 1933  Advance, Stoddard, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Sep 1958  Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Oct 1958  Chaffee, Scott, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Union Park Cemetery
    Person ID I10345  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2020 

    Father Claude E. Sullinger,   b. Abt Mar 1910, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maudlue Tidwell,   b. Abt 1912, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Thomas Reeves,   b. 6 Dec 1928, Chaffee, Scott, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2011  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Anne Reeves,   b. 21 Feb 1953, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1958, Allenville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F3676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1933 - Advance, Stoddard, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1958 - Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Oct 1958 - Chaffee, Scott, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Rebecca Anne & LaVerne Reeves
    Rebecca Anne & LaVerne Reeves

    Histories
    In Memory Of: Bonnie Huffman and LaVerne Sullinger
    In Memory Of: Bonnie Huffman and LaVerne Sullinger
    1990 Delta High School (Cape Girardeau County, Missouri) Class Reunion Booklet. Class of 1950.
    Mother of Drowned Girl Died Monday Evening
    Mother of Drowned Girl Died Monday Evening

  • Notes 
    • Per her certificate, Virgie's cause of death was due to:
      Vascular Collapse
      Medullary Failure, 2 Days
      Pneumonia - Aspiration
      Near Drowning


      Daily Standard (Sikeston, Missouri)
      Monday, 29 September 1958 - pg. 1
      Search Fails In Effort To Recover Body Of Girl Drowned Near Allenville
      CAPE GIRARDEAU -- An unremitting search had failed to recover the body of 15-year-old Rebecca Ann Reeves, who drowned through a tragic series of mishaps in the diversion channel near Allenville shortly after noon Saturday.

      Mr. and Mrs. George Reeves, the parents who live in Cape Girardeau, had gone fishing with their two children and, in some manner, Rebecca fell into the water. The father went to her rescue, got her to the bank where Mrs. Reeves came to help her on land. Mrs. Reeves slipped and also went into the water and all three went under. In the struggle, the girl slipped loose from her father's grasp.

      Mrs. Reeves was given artificial respiration en route to the hospital and was apparently in good shape when she reached there, but today it is reported her condition is critical, mostly due to shock.

      Daily Standard (Sikeston, Missouri)
      Wednesday, 1 October 1958
      Mother Of Drowned Girl Died Monday Evening
      Mrs. George Reeves, of Cape Girardeau, who was rescued from drowning near Allenville last Saturday, died in a Cape Girardeau hospital Monday night. She had suffered from injuries while being rescued from a drainage ditch and from a subsequent attack of pneumonia.

      Her daughter, Rebecca Anne Reeves, who fell into the water at the time her mother did, was drowned and her body was recovered Tuesday half a mile from the point of drowning.

      Funeral services for Mrs. Reeves and her daughter were held in Cape Girardeau this afternoon.