Virginia Corda Puckett, 98, passed away on August 3, 2022, at her daughter, Trudy’s home in Northglenn, Colorado with family at her bedside. Virginia was born the daughter of Bertie and Goldie Danner on December 28, 1923, in Courtney, MO. During WWII 1942, at the age of 19, Virginia went to work at the North American Aviation Plant in Kansas City, Kansas Fairfax District Building B-25 Mitchell Bombers as a “Rosie the Riveter” with 20,000 other Rosie’s. The plant halted production August 17, 1945. She was united in marriage to Albert Puckett on September 28, 1945. Loving wife of Albert for 64 years until he passed on August 5, 2010. Albert and Virginia raised their children on a small farm just west of Wellington, MO. She was a devoted and caring mother of six children: Terry Huber of Centennial CO, Trudy Utt of Northglenn CO, Jerry Puckett of Wellington MO, Penny Sedge of Polo MO, Sandy Puckett and wife Janet of Grain Valley MO and Randy Puckett and wife Kala of Grain Valley MO. She leaves 11 grandchildren; Lori Morgan, Heidi Utt, Monica Madden, Misty Gregarek, Amie Withers, Joey Huber, Katie Huber, Sara Kleiman, Mary Utt, Cathy Johnson, and Mandy Ivy; and 13 great grandchildren; Kyrstin, Kody, Bryce, Sophia, Jocelynn, Macie, Presley, Eliada, Harvey, Malachi, Alex, Fay, and Trenton. She is also survived by a sister, Daisy Mueller of Blue Springs MO and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert, her parents, her brother D.R. Danner, a sister Leona Tittle, a grandson Shannon (Sam) Puckett. Virginia was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her family, faith, and home were the center of her life of whom she was immensely proud. Growing up on a farm in the middle of the Great Depression she fostered the hardworking and pioneering spirit carried with her for the duration of her life. That farm upbringing showed in the thousands of hours she spent fostering her immaculate home vegetable and flower gardens, of which she was very proud. She enjoyed and excelled at every aspect of home making and was a tremendous cook. She loved country music, crocheting, quilting, sewing, reading, gardening, fishing and doing for others. She excelled at crocheting and quilting, giving away more than 40 quilts and thousands of doilies. Her wonderful open and generous heart are qualities Virginia shared with all her family and friends, of which she will be long remembered for these gifts. She so appreciated all her opportunities to experience a very full life, and took advantage of every chance to do so. She leaves all who knew her heartbroken, but we celebrate her joy in being with the Lord and all whom she loved who left this life before her. She will be forever in our hearts. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Wellington, MO.
Viewing will be Monday, August 15, 2022 from 10:00 until 11:00 am at Walker Nadler Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067. Followed immediately by the funeral service at 11:00 am. Burial will be at Greenton Cemetery, Odessa MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Greenton Cemetery, Odessa MO, or Arnold Cemetery, Napoleon MO, or may be left at or mailed to Walker Nadler Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington MO 64067.