Virginia N. Detamore

Jan 23, 1913 - Feb 16, 2011

Virginia N. Detamore

January 23, 1913 - February 16, 2011


Upland: Virginia N. (Endsley) Detamore, 98, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday evening, February 16, 2011. She was born in Landessville, Indiana, the daughter of William and Jessie (Barrett) Endsley. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1931. She and her husband, Bill, owned and operated grain elevators in Landess and Marion for several years before coming to Upland in 1945 when they purchased the Upland Grain Company and operated it for 32 years. Mr. and Mrs. Detamore traveled extensively with the Indiana Grain Dealers Association and in 1971 they were invited to go with the "People-to-People" group on a European Tour, where they traveled behind the Iron Curtain. She later spoke about their trip to various groups. Virginia had been interested in government and the Republican Party since her high school days and attended Republican Women's Conventions in Washington D.C. She served as Grant County vice-committee-woman for 40 years and was the first woman to be elected to the Upland Town Council where she served for 20 years. One of her various interests was her real estate business. She had been a member of the Upland Friends Church for many years. Survivors include three children, Lamona (Tom) Miller, Marion, and twins, Berta Theone "Sis" Long, Marion, and Burtis Theron "Sonny", Upland; eight grandchildren, Julie Barrett, Tampa, FL, Barry Barrett, Dayton, PA, Halden Martin, Knoxville, TN, Holly (Joseph) Baker, Santa Fe, NM, Hadley (Kelley) Martin, Lenoir City, TN, Heather (Scott) Kelleher, Indianapolis, IN, Katrina Lewis, Upland, Brad (Kim) Detamore, Boise, ID; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. "Bill" Detamore, a daughter, Demona (Detamore) Barrett and son-in-law, Verle Barrett and two brothers, Burtis Endsley and William Endsley. Memorials may be made to the Upland Friends Church, 1111 S. Main St., Upland, Indiana, 46989. Funeral Service: 1 pm Monday, February 21, 2011, Upland Friends Church, 1111 S. Main St., Upland, Indiana Visitation: 2-8pm Sunday, February 20, 2011, Jones-Smith Funeral Home, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana Officiating: Rev. Curt Blasiman, Rev. Jim Miller, Rev. William Kinnan Pall Bearers: Edwin Richardson, Halden Martin, Barry Barrett, Hadley Martin. Gregg Ballinger, Blake Pilcher, Scott Kelleher Honorary Pall Bearers: Thomas Miller, Joseph Baker Interment: Van Buren Cemetery, Van Buren, Indiana


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