Virginia Ann Kossman
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Virginia Ann Kossman
  • March 1, 1919 - June 9, 2017
  • Saint Louis, Missouri

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KOSSMAN, Virginia Ann (nee McClain), 98, on Friday, June 9, 2017, at home. Loving wife of the late Fred J. Kossman and Henry Walton; beloved and devoted mother of Joe (Susan) Walton, Cathy Kopp, and Terri Kossman; dear grandmother of Jonathan (Emily) Walton, Michael (Allison) Walton, Melissa (Daniel) Frandsen, and Christa Kopp; great grandmother of Matilda, Skylar, and Ivy; loving daughter of Charles and Kate McClain, dear sister of the late Florence Crocker, Velma Crocker, John McClain, Lloyd McClain, Lill Boulch, and Herman McClain; dear aunt of Violet Lester, Norma McClain, Arlie Jones, Diane Venker, Tom Crocker, and Jerry McClain; special friend of Connie Fuller, Ginnie Guinness, and Julie Grana who was like a daughter to her; and caring doggie mom of her furry kids in heaven-Peggy, Pompey, Muffin, Ebony, Sherry, Jasmine, and Casey.

Ann loved children and animals; especially dogs and wild birds. She began her career as a beautician and then was an in-home day care provider for many years up until she was 87 years old. She loved to cook and bake and you could always find candy and fresh flowers in her home. She was an avid gardener as well and enjoyed watching the birds in her backyard, especially the cardinals. She was happiest when her family was by her side.

SERVICES: Visitation 4-8pm Thursday, June 15, 2017. Funeral 9:45am for Special Remembrances followed by the service at KRIEGSHAUSER MORTUARY WEST CHAPEL 9450 Olive Blvd., Olivette, MO 63132. Interment to follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In addition to floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective Association of Missouri or to Webster Groves Meals on Wheels.