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Making Arrangements
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How To Cope With Grief
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Funeral Notices
Virgo Funerals can arrange for funeral notices to be published in newspapers and/or on radio for our clients. These are charged at whatever the individual newspapers or radio stations charge us.

However, we also publish these notices on our website at no charge as a courtesy to our clients.  


T O W N E, Myrtle
T O W N E, Myrtle, late of Farrhome Nursing Care Unit, Kingaroy, formerly of Murgon. Passed away peacefully Thursday 16th June 2011. Aged 102 years.

Beloved wife of Jack (Dec’d), loved mother and mother-in-law of Norma and Wilf Sommerfeld (Caboolture) and Rhonda and Hughie McNeilly (Kilcoy), loving grandmother of Karen Ramke, Gayle Matthews, Shann Hanley, Christine Jesberg, Lance McNeilly and Brett McNeilly, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Myrtle’s Funeral Service to be held in the Murgon Uniting Church, Gore Street, Murgon, Wednesday 22nd June 2011 at 11 am. To be followed by interment in the Murgon Monumental Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H E N S C H E N, Herbert William (Herb)
H E N S C H E N, Herbert William (Herb). Aged 86 years. Late of Kingaroy and formerly of “Pine View” Ironpot Creek. Passed away Wednesday 15th June 2011.

Dearly loved husband of Babette, much loved and loving father and father-in-law of Kevin and Janelle, Scott and Sonya, Jacqueline and Partner Andrew and cherished poppy of Isaac.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Herb’s Funeral Service to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 20th June 2011 at 10.30 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated with envelopes available at the service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

C A T O N, Frank Richard
C A T O N, Frank Richard, late of Canowindra Blue Care, Kingaroy, formerly of the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne. Passed away peacefully, Saturday 11th June 2011. Aged 95 years.

Beloved husband of Beryl (Dec’d), loved father and father-in-law of Lindy and Noel Russell (Kumbia) and loving grandfather of their family.

Family and friends are invited to attend Frank’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Wednesday 15th June 2011 at 11 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

F R A N Z (Greenslade) Nee Baartz, Olive May
F R A N Z (Greenslade) Nee Baartz, Olive May, late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully, Saturday 11th June 2011. Aged 90 years.

Beloved wife of Joe Greenslade (Dec’d) and Reg Franz (Dec’d), loved mother of Fern (Dec’d), Jenny, Garry, Dell, John and Karen, loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Ollie’s Funeral Service to be held in the Uniting Church, Alford Street, Kingaroy, Monday 20th June 2011 at 2 pm. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

L A Y F I E L D, Shirley May
L A Y F I E L D, Shirley May, late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully, Sunday 5th June 2011. Aged 85 years.

Beloved wife of Roy (Dec’d), treasured mother and mother-in-law of Michele and Tony Arnell and Margot and Jim Stuart, wonderful grandmother of Bronwyn, Julianne, Natalie and Kate, adored great-grandmother of Bethany.

Family and friends are invited to attend Shirley’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 10th June 2011 at 2 pm.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

C A R R, Arthur,
C A R R, Arthur, late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully at the Kingaroy Hospital, Friday 3rd June 2011. Aged 91 years.

Beloved husband of Esme (Dec’d), loving father of Deryck, Peter (Dec'd), Stephen, Ashley, Rosemary and their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Arthur’s Funeral Service to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Thursday 9th June 2011 at 2 pm. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

T E S S M A N N, Neale Leslie
T E S S M A N N, Neale Leslie, late of Coolabunia. Passed away peacefully, Thursday 2nd June 2011. Aged 61 years.

Sadly missed by his wife Lyn, his children, Cindy, Mark, Shari and their families, his brothers, Larry, Gregals, Russell, Bradley and their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Neale’s Funeral Service to be held at St John’s Lutheran Church, Corner of Youngman and Markwell Streets, Kingaroy, Wednesday 8th June 2011 at 11 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

S C H W E N K E, Alan Edmond
S C H W E N K E, Alan Edmond, late of Kingaroy and Strathmay Station, North Qld. Passed away peacefully, Friday 3rd June 2011. Aged 73 years.
Beloved brother of Cliff, Evelyn (Dec’d), Lorna and Harvey (Dec’d), loving brother-in-law and uncle of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Alan’s Funeral Service to be held at St John’s Lutheran Church, Corner of Youngman and Markwell Streets, Kingaroy, Thursday 9th June 2011 at 10.30 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H O D G K I N S O N, Kathleen Ellen (Kay)
H O D G K I N S O N, Kathleen Ellen (Kay), late of Orana Lutheran Complex, Kingaroy, formerly of Maidenwell. Passed away peacefully, Thursday 2nd June 2011. Aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of John (Dec’d), loved mother of John, Peter, Anne (Dec’d), Robert, Francis, Gregory and Jane (Dec’d), loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for Kay to be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 15 Albert Street, Kingaroy, Tuesday 7th June 2011 at 10 am. To be followed by interment in the Yarraman Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

W A T S O N, Maude Elizabeth Duncan
W A T S O N, Maude Elizabeth Duncan, late of Farrhome Nursing Care Unit, Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully, Monday 1st June 2011. Aged 83 years.

Beloved wife of Eric (Dec’d), loved mother of Jeff & Keith, loving grandmother of Loren, Steven and Scott.

Family and friends are invited to attend Maud’s Graveside Funeral Service to be held at the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery, Tuesday 7th June 2011 at 11 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

M C N A M A R A, John Gerard
M C N A M A R A, John Gerard, late of Bupa (Amity) Nursing Home,Toowoomba, formerly Nanango. Passed away at the Toowoomba Base Hospital, Sunday 29th May 2011. Aged 50 years.

Loving brother of Helen, Colleen, Jill, Owen, Neil, Peter, Judy and their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for John to be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Gipps Street, Nanango, Friday 3rd June 2011 at 2 pm. To be followed by interment in the Nanango Monumental Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

C O O P E R, Roland Leigh (Leigh)
C O O P E R, Roland Leigh (Leigh), late of Kingaroy, formerly of Nanango and Chinchilla. Passed away peacefully at St Vincent’s Hospital, Toowoomba, Friday 27th May 2011. Aged 86 years.

Beloved husband of Mary, loving father and father-in-law of Glynn & Roslyn, Bev (Dec’d) and Reg Barr, Neil and Helen, Geoff and Karen, loving grandfather and great-grandfather of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Leigh’s Funeral Service to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery) Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 10.30 am. To be followed by interment in the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

"Resting in Peace"

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

W A K E L Y, Marie Ethel
W A K E L Y, Marie Ethel, late of Kingaroy, formerly of Crows Nest. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Thursday 26th May 2011. Aged 80 years.

Beloved wife of Alick, loved mother and mother-in-law of Gary and Pauline, loving nana of Melissa, Brooke and Matthew, cherished sister of Ellie Meyers (Lismore) and Gloria Attwool (Sydney).

Family and friends are invited to attend Marie’s Funeral Service to be held in the Uniting Church, Alford Street, Kingaroy, Wednesday 1st June 2011 at 1 pm. Followed by a private cremation.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

F L I N T, Peter Lawrence
F L I N T, Peter John Lawrence, late of Wondai, formerly of Southport. Passed away in the company of family at the Forest View Aged Care Facility, Wondai on Monday 23rd May 2011. Aged 74 years.

Peter will be lovingly missed by his wife Laurel, children Paul, Karen, Justine, and their families.

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend Peter’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 27th May 2011 at 1 pm.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

G R A Y S O N, Ronald Allan
G R A Y S O N, Ronald Allan, late of Kingaroy, formerly Wooroolin. Passed away peacefully on Saturday 21st May 2011 at the South Burnett Private Hospital, Kingaroy. Aged 95 years.

Lovingly remembered by his sister Connie Hasemann, brother of Colin (dec’d), Stan (dec’d), and uncle and great uncle to Lauren, Greg and Leann, Gordon, Janelle, Wendy, and their families.

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend Ron’s Funeral Service to be held at St Michael & All Angels Anglican Church, Alford Street, Kingaroy on Thursday 26th May 2011 at 11am. Followed by interment at the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate donations to the Qld Cancer Council with envelopes available at the Church.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

D A V I D S O N, Marianne Winifred
D A V I D S O N, Marianne Winifred, late of Murgon and formerly of Brisbane. Passed away peacefully Thursday 19 May 2011. Aged 80 years.

Beloved wife of Fred (Dec’d), loved mother of Ken, Phillip, Ian, Andrew and Sue, loving grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt of their families.

A private cremation service was held at South Burnett Crematorium.
A family gathering will be held at Wellington Point, Saturday 4 June 2011.

The family kindly thanks staff of Murgon Hospital and Blue Care for their care and dedication of Marianne.

In memory of Marianne donations made to Blue Care, Murgon would be greatly appreciated.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

B I S H O P, Jean Lorraine
B I S H O P, Jean Lorraine, late of Murgon. Passed away peacefully, Saturday 14th May 2011. Aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of Don (Dec’d), loved mother and mother-in-law of Greg and Margaret and Beth and Murray Richardson, loving grandmother of Stuart and Elizabeth and Louise and Peter.

Family and friends and invited to attend Jean’s Memorial Service to be held at the Murgon Uniting Church, Gore Street, Murgon, on Wednesday 18th May 2011 at 11.30 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

L E S I N A – J O N E S, Edward Allan (Eddie)
L E S I N A – J O N E S, Edward Allan (Eddie), late of Kingaroy. Passed away unexpectedly, Sunday 8th May 2011. Aged 20 years.

Dearly loved son of Ken and Jo, loving brother of Steven (Dec’d), Matthew, Ishmael, Floyd, Willie, Adi, Nev and Kaylen and loving nephew of Dan and Sarah Cornish. Friend to all.

Family and friends are invited to Eddie’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 13th May 2011 at 2 pm.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

S T E M M, Douglas Rudolph
S T E M M, Douglas Rudolph, late of Nanango.

29-7-1931 ~ 9-5-2011.

A private cremation service for Doug was held at the South Burnett Crematorium on Monday 9th May 2011.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

W A L L A C E, Richard James
W A L L A C E, Richard James, late of Blackbutt.

19-7-1926 ~ 8-5-2011.

Will be sadly missed by his wife Beverley and his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Richard’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery) on Friday 13th May 2011 at 10.30 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au