Virginia Oldham Underwood, 87, of West Helena passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at her home.
Virginia Oldham Underwood, 87, of West Helena passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at her home. Mrs. Underwood was born June 21, 1922 in Jonesboro to the late Millard Oldham, Sr., and the late Katie Ashabranner Oldham. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Helena and worked for 25 years in the office at Helena Regional Medical Center.
She is survived by a son, Newt Underwood and wife, Joyce of Chesterfield, Mo.; a daughter, Katie Dietrick and husband, Charlie of Town and Country, Mo; two sisters, Beatrice Von Kanel of Helena-West Helena and Mary Katherine Wilbourn and husband, Edward of Memphis; a brother, Millard Oldham, Jr., and wife, Ada of Memphis; a sister-in-law, Florence Raff of Helena; and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Francis Underwood, Sr.; her parents; a sister, Demetra Criner; and a brother, Dr. Hershel Oldham, preceded her in death.
Services for Virginia Underwood will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Helena. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens, with a rosary service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Father Charles Kanu will officiate.
Pallbearers are Mark Wilbourn, Hap Campbell, Smokey Campbell, Chris Raff, Cody Miller and Steve Toney.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 123 Columbia St., Helena, AR, 72342. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena AR, 870-572-2571, will direct services. The online guestbook may be found at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.