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Virginia Crosetto

December 27, 1921 — August 31, 2014

Virginia Crosetto

Virginia Crosetto, age 92, a longtime resident of Coffeyville, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Windsor Place.

Virginia was born in Minden Mines, Mo on December 27, 1921. At a very early age the family moved to Mulberry, Kansas where she grew up and attended school. She was one of two remaining graduated of the Mulberry High School Class of 1938 which celebrated their 75th reunion earlier this year. Virginia studied cosmetology in Pittsburg, Kansas after high school. She was a telephone operator during the early 1940s. She was selected to serve in the royal court of Pittsburg, Ks King Coal Festival, the celebration that preceded todays Little Balkan Days Festival. In addition to being a loving wife and caring stayathome mom, Virginia was an active supporter of many school activities, she was involved in and participated as a leader in scout activities, she was involved in church activities at the First Presbyterian Church of Coffeyville where she was a member, participated in a local book club and helped with Meals on Wheels.

Virginia met and married Chester Crosetto in 1943. They lived briefly in Mulberry and then in Altamont, Kansas before moving to Coffeyville in 1956. Chet was a long time Coffeyville businessman who Virginia supported in his many civic organization activities.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Myrtle Longan, her husband, Chester Crosetto, Three brothers, one sister, her granddaughter, Angela Coons, and great granddaughter, Brooklyn Coons.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Golden, and her husband, Howard, of Pembroke, Pines, Florida, Larry Crosetto and his wife Mary, of Coffeyville, and C.J. Crosetto and wife, Vicki, of Missouri City, Texas, five grandchildren Stacie, Andrew, Jodi, Erin, Teresa, seven great grandchildren, and her sister, Carrie Ann Shed of Henderson, Nev.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of the FordWulfBruns Chapel. A private graveside service at the Garden of Memories Cemetery north of Pittsburg, Kansas will be at a later date. Memorials can be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Coffeyville, the St. Louis, Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or the American Cancer Society can be left at the FordWulfBruns Chapel. Friends may leave online condolences at


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149 S Highway 69, U.S. 69
Pittsburg, KS  66762
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