Virginia Isch was born July 2, 1948 in Elk City, Oklahoma to Juanice and Wayne Parkhurst. She passed away October 12, 2016 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 10 days. Virginia grew up in the Strong City community and attended school at Hammon, graduating from Hammon High School in 1966. She continued her education at Alladin Beauty College in Clinton, Oklahoma where she earned her Cosmetologist Certificate. She was married to Wayne Thomas and two children were born to his union, Lisa Michelle and Wilson Duane. They lived in Amarillo, Texas for several years until returning to western Oklahoma and made her home in Cheyenne. She and her father built a beauty shop for her which she operated for 33 years where she made many friends whom she came to love. She met Lester Isch and they were married on April 29, 2001 in Cheyenne and they made their home in Reydon. She and Lester loved to travel and especially visit Branson, Missouri. After Lester passed away she returned to work and was employed at Canyon Oilfield Services and later transferred to Linn Energy where she remained until retiring. Virginia enjoyed tending to her yard, flowers and fish pond and also liked watching sports, especially OKC Thunder Basketball. Her greatest love was spending time with her family and always had one of her grandchildren close by. She was preceded in death by her father and husband, Lester. She is survived by her children, Lisa Montgomery, Reydon, OK and Duane Thomas, Reydon, OK, her grandchildren, Brittani Baker and husband, Ronnie, Durham, OK, Bailee Wadsworth and husband, Dustin, Eufaula, OK, Brenan Cox, Reydon, OK; her precious great grandchildren, Rossi, Harlow and Henlie Baker, Kaydence, Kambrie, Braxton, and Blaithe Wadsworth, her mother, Juanice Parkhurst, a brother and sister, Bobby Parkhurst and wife, Wendy, and Suzi Davis, all of Cheyenne, OK; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be held Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Cheyenne United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Bob Ely and assisted by Pastor Alex Costea. Burial will be at Cheyenne Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com