Virginia Rose Buntain, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Harrison's Crossing Health Campus. She was born on tax day, April 15, 1925, in Clinton, to Roy and Rachel (Thomas) Bozarth.
Virginia retired from GTE Telephone Co. after 28 years of service as a business account representative. She and her husband Howard bought a home in a retirement community in Fort Pierce, Fla., where they spent the winter for 20 years. While in Florida, they made many lifelong friends from all over the country. Due to health issues, they sold their home and moved back to Terre Haute.
Virginia loved college basketball, especially IU, and enjoyed having in-depth discussions with anyone who followed the different teams. She was a member of Northwest Church of Christ, Kerman Caldron Daughters of Mokanna, Past Mighty Ones Club, 12 Points Eastern Star Chapter 528 and Badoura Temple No. 23 Daughters of the Nile.
She is survived by a grandson, Bradley Buntain and wife Bonnie of Terre Haute; granddaughter, Ronda Weiss and husband Mike of Coal City; great-grandchildren, Eli Buntain, Shyleigh Buntain of Terre Haute, and Erica and Jenna Weiss of Coal City; step-great-grandson, Jonah Melcho of Marshall, Ill.; brother, Max Bozarth and wife Marilyn of Bella Vista, Ark.; sister-in-law, Helen Blanton and husband Carl of Robinson, Ill.; brother-in-law, Duane Buntain and wife Helen of Bardstown, Ky.; special daughter, Sharon Scott of Terre Haute; lifelong friend, Faye Elder; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 75 years, Howard Buntain, in July 2017; sons, Ronnie Buntain in 2002 and Rex Buntain in 2004; and great-grandson, Bradley Shane Buntain, in June 2017.
Visitation will be held from noon until 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home, with David Grubb officiating and funeral rites performed by several of the organizations to which Virginia belonged. Virginia will be laid to rest next to her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park. The family would like to thank Dr. Dultz and Dr. Kahn, the staff on the east wing of Harrison's Crossing, Hospice of the Wabash Valley and caregivers Wandell and Helen. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on August 11, 2017