Virginia Yianakopulos passed away on June 18, 2021 at the Loving Care of McPherson, Kansas.
She was born Patricia Virginia Morgan on November 15, 1928, to William Morgan and Fannie (Brooks) Morgan of Arkansas City. She grew up and attended school in Arkansas City with her many brothers and sisters.
A young sailor named Nicolas caught Virginia's attention while the country was struggling through World War II. They were married on June 16, 1944, in Newkirk, Oklahoma. To this union were born children, Larry, Sharon, and Charlotte.
Life's adventures led Virginia and Nick from Winfield to Derby, Metairie, Louisiana, Huntsville, Alabama, Seattle, Washington, and back to Winfield. She worked for Sonner Burner during WWII, Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, a Louisiana Tupperware warehouse and Schwegmann's Grocery, and finally at the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center, retiring in 1992.
Virginia was a dedicated Christian reading her Bible daily. She was a long-term member of the Winfield Free Methodist Church and was once honored as their Mother of the year. She later joined her new spiritual family at the Winfield Assembly of God.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Nicolas Billy Yianakopulos, daughter Sharon Yianakopulos, her daughter-in-law Sandy Yianakopulos, and many brothers and sisters. Survivors include son Larry Lee Yianakopulos, Sr. of McPherson, and daughter Dr. Charlotte Yianakopulos-Veatch of Rocky Ford, Colorado, spouse Richard Veatch. Grandchildren are Larry Lee Yianakopulos, Jr. of Granite, Kansas, spouse Debbie, Jimmy Dale Yianakopulos of McPherson, Scott Yianakopulos of Wichita, spouse Lisa, Kyger N. Veatch of Winfield, spouse Nicole, and Ian Veatch of Pueblo, CO. She has 14 great-grandchildren and has one great-grandchild that preceded her in death. Virginia is also survived by her sister, Sara Justice of Arkansas City, and brother, James Morgan of Cameron, MO. Virginia leaves extraordinary friends who have spent many hours helping her in the later years of life, Kimberly Imel of Arkansas City, neighbor Marti Daniels, and Robin Lebeda, both of Winfield. She leaves too many nieces, nephews, and friends to mention that she loved.
Funeral services are scheduled at Miles Funeral Service on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. The casket will be open from 8:30 A.M. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, Virginia requested that contributions be donated to the Eagle Nest in Winfield. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Posted online on June 22, 2021