LA CENTER — Virginia Irene Terry High, 94, resident of La Center, Ky., died Friday, April 19, 2013, at Life Care Center of La Center at 7:25 p.m. of congestive heart failure which was preceded by a hip fracture.
She was born May 2, 1918, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of Arthur and Jennie (Gorham) Terry and was one of nine children. She was a graduate of Arlington High School and Draughon’s Business School. She married Marvin Alfred High in Blandville, Ky., September 24, 1940. She was a member of First Baptist Church of La Center where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.
Her entire life was defined by her commitment to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her belief that “salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
She is survived by the following: her son, Fred High (Martha) of Benton; her granddaughter, Jennie Powers Maynard (Richard) of Zebulon, N.C.; and her great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Maynard, also of Zebulon. She is also survived by her sisters, Jean (Lionell) Barnett of Union City, Tenn., and Polly Stanton of Riverton, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, Helen Terry of Paducah and Juanita Bishop Terry of Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her daughter, Rose Anita Powers. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, James Ralph Terry (infant), Harrell Terry, Mosby Terry, and Glyn Terry, and her sisters, Anna Lee Summers and Juanita Terry.
Public visitation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark E. Sickling officiating. Interment will be at La Center Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the following for their excellent care and compassion: the incredible staff of Life Care Center of La Center, the 7th floor staff of Lourdes hospital, and Lourdes Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in her memory to: Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 508, Barlow, KY 42024.