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Virginia Lee Niblack

October 17, 1945 — September 10, 2023

On October 17, 1945, in Ransom, Kansas, Virginia Lee Niblack was the first-born child of Emery Lee and Louise Amy (Swartz) Niblack. In 1948, Virginia moved with her parents and sister, Patsy, to Benkelman, Nebraska.
Virginia attended Benkelman Elementary School from Kindergarten and into 4th grade when the family moved to a farm west of Doane. Virginia graduated from Doane Rural School District # 2 in 1960. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1964.
While attending high school and for several years afterward, Virginia worked in various jobs, including waitressing, nurse’s aide, and assistant hospital lab technician. She especially enjoyed her employment in Dr. Niblack’s Wax Museum in Golden, Colorado.
She moved to Colby, Kansas, in 1977 where she drove a U.S. mail truck route for 2 years. She was employed by the United States Postal Service in Colby, Kansas in 1979 where she was a postal clerk and an assistant postmaster. She served as Postmaster in Burlington, Kansas, Smith Center, Kansas, and Phillips, Nebraska. Virginia moved to Grand Island, Nebraska, in 1995 while serving in Phillips. She moved to McCook, Nebraska, in 2021.
Virginia was passionate about flower gardening and conservative politics.
Virginia passed at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska, on September 10, 2023, after enduring a series of health issues which became critical on September 7.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Mark Bradley in 1995, and Larry Steven in 2017. She is survived by sisters, Patsy of Colby, Kansas, and Joanna of Benkelman, niece, Raquel/Kellee Andersen of Pisgah, Iowa, her significant other, Terry Spencer, and her children, Katelyn and Noah Hofman and Brayden and Breannah Andersen, and several Missouri, Kansas, California, and South Dakota cousins.
Virginia chose cremation. There will be no service.
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