Virginia McGrath, May 20, 1932 — Feb. 24, 2013, of Columbia

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 9:08 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Virginia McGrath, 80, Columbia, Missouri, passed away Sunday morning February 24, 2013 at her son and daughter-in-law's home in Newburg, Missouri  surrounded by her family.  

Funeral  service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 prior to the service.   A private family burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Instead of flowers the family request donations be sent to the Salvation Army and Phelps County Regional Home Health/Hospice of Rolla, Missouri.

Virginia was born May 20, 1932, in Greenville, Missouri, to F.W. and Retha Carlton and was a graduate of University Laboratory High School.

Virginia was preceded in death by a son Timothy McGrath. 

Virginia is survived by her husband, Clifford P. McGrath; two sons, Patrick McGrath(Cheryl) Newburg, MO,  and John McGrath(Glenda) Ellisville, MO; Daughter, Cathleen McGrath of Ballwin, MO; Sisters, Kate Shaughnessy and Margaret Misiak; brother, U.W. “Dub” Carlton; five grandchildren, Ryan, Casey, Kyle, Tracy and Kaitlin McGrath; extended family, Chereen Hawes, Deb Hackman, Stephanie and Brandon Arends and children. 

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