Mrs. Virginia Jeanette Wendel, 93, of Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018.

Mrs. Virginia Jeanette Wendel, 93, of Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018.
Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church the evening of March 8, 2018, at 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2101 Tenth Ave, Leavenworth, with Reverend Damian Snyder officiating.  Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.   
Virginia was born June 27, 1924 and raised in Atchison, Kansas. She was the sixth of seven children born to Eugene Bethel and Grace Ellen Langston. Virginia had three brothers, Jack, Darrell, and Gale Langston, and three sisters Thelma Moppin, Brodine M. Funk, and Naomi Heydenriech who all preceded her in death.
Virginia married Martin Eugene (Gene) Wendel on January 10, 1942, in Parkville, Missouri. They moved to Stockton, California, while Gene served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They moved to Leavenworth, Kansas in 1945 where they remained lifetime residents. Gene died November 2, 2010.  
Virginia is survived by one daughter Peggy, husband Larry Ragland, and one son Martin (Marty), wife Madaline Wendel. Virginia has six grandchildren, Tammy Dominguez, Tracey Kochanowski, Travis Ragland, Jaime Songer, Jason Wendel, and Justin Wendel.  She has 13 great-grandchildren, Cole, Macy, and Paul Muse; Wyatt, Quinten and Parker Kochanowski; Trevor Ragland, and Maia, Hope, and Katia Songer; Zoe, Chase, and Owen Wendel, and two great-great grandchildren, Lane and Presley Muse.  
Virginia worked for Hallmark Cards in Leavenworth from 1947-1961. She worked selling women's fashions at The Model in downtown Leavenworth. She later worked as an optometrist assistant for the office of Doctor Porter and McKim.  
Virginia and Gene were active in the American Legion and other organizations in Leavenworth. They were members of Trinity Lutheran Church. They both enjoyed gardening, boating, camping, and water skiing. Although Virginia could not swim a stroke, she out-skied everyone in the family. In later years, Virginia always enjoyed going to plays at the Starlight Theater with her daughter and son-in-law.  
Memorials can be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church of Leavenworth or the National American Heart Association. Condolences may be left on Virginia’s online guestbook at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Chapel.