In 1971 the Peek family moved to McCool Junction and purchased the grocery store from her sister Marie Jones and brother-in-law Harry Jones. They ran G & G Grocery until 1978. Virginia then babysat numerous children in her home as she loved each one of them like her own. In 1983 she started working at Wal-Mart in York when it first opened.
In March of 1998 she and George bought their dream home in Arkansas. Hey enjoyed having company and sitting on the deck enjoying the view and sharing stories with everyone. She worked at Wal-Mart in Cassville, Missouri also for a total of 20 years with Wal-Mart. After retiring, she did some sewing for people and also helped at a nearby restaurant Port Orleans making pies and other items for them. She and George moved to Seward in 2013. After George’s death in 2014 she continued to live in her home. She enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing and especially going to garage sales and movie night with friends.
The end of May 2018 she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She fought a 3 week battle and was strong until the end when she lost her battle.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alberta and Charles, her husband George, sister Helen Jones, brother-in-law Harry Jones, her brother Don McFadden, brother-in-law Burch Breazeale, brother-in-law Charles Peek and brother-in-law Don Peek.
She is survived by her children; son Don (Laurie) Peek of Seward, daughter Margaret (Ken) Cool of Geneva, NE, son James (Michelle) Peek of Wood River, NE, her sisters Barbara (Charlie) Lambert of Lincoln, NE, Carolynn Breazeale of McCool Junction, brother Charles (Betty) McFadden of Oklahoma City, OK. Her grandchildren include; Sarah Peek and her fiancé Samuel “Matt” Hamm of Little Rock, ARK, Rebekah Peek also of Little Rock, Alex Peek of Seward, Jared (Sarah) Peek of Seward, Madison Peek of Wood River, Amanda (Scott) Borrell of Glenvil, NE and one great granddaughter Macey Borrell of Glenvil.
Memorial services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Metz Chapel in York. Private family inurnment will take place in the McCool Junction Cemetery. It was Virginia’s wish to be cremated so there will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be directed to her family for later designation.