Virginia Brantman Obituary

Virginia   Brantman
Virginia Brantman

April 17, 1924 - May 30, 2013
Born in Hazel Run, MN
Resided in Shawnee, KS


Virginia Ruth Brock Brantman, 89, passed away at The Sweet Life Shawnee in Shawnee, KS.

Virginia was born April 17, 1924 in Hazel Run, MN. She graduated from Hanley Falls High School in 1942. After graduation she began working for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She married Gordon Brantman on June 1, 1947, residing in Marshall, MN. After the birth of their three children, she helped in the family ballroom and insurance businesses but mostly was a stay at home mom. She was a Girl Scout leader (including cookie sale chairman!), Cub Scout leader and Sunday School teacher.

In 1963, the family moved to Des Moines, IA. Virginia returned to work for Northwestern Bell/US West/Quest until her retirement in 1994 after a total of 32 years of service. Virginia moved to the Kansas City area in 2006 to be close to family.

Her family always came first and time spent with them was the best. How proud she was of them. She enjoyed the churches she attended very much. Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights was a favorite. She loved Big Band music and could name that tune and quote the lyrics as well as the performers. In her words "I've had a good life".

Preceded in death by husband Gordon in 1997. Survived by their children and their spouses: Jo Ann and Duane Skorupan Shawnee, KS. Greg and Susan Brantman Fairway, KS. Jill and Dr. Charles Schwantes Prior Lake, MN. Two grand children: Tom and Stephanie Brantman Fairway, KS. Heather Brantman and Phil Torpey Roeland Park, KS. Two great-grand children: James and August Brantman Fairway, KS.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association 3845 W. 75 St., Prairie Village, KS 66208 or the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland 8900 State Line Rd., Shawnee Mission, KS 66206.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Service to follow at 2 p.m. both on Wednesday, June 5, at the Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee, KS. Graveside service with internment will be in Marshall, MN on Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m.. Online Condolences may be expressed at (The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566)




Amos Family Funeral Home
10901 Johnson Dr
Shawnee, KS US 66203
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
1:00 PM
Amos Family Funeral Home
10901 Johnson Dr
Shawnee, KS 66203
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
2:00 PM