Virginia I. Quigley

Virginia I. Quigley, 98, Hays, died Sunday, Oct.18, 2020, at Medicalodges Great Bend.

She was born July 26, 1922 ,in Manhattan to Harrison and Elizabeth (Richards) Reed. She was a 1940 graduate of Manhattan High School and attended Kansas State University.

She married Clarence “Al” Quigley, Sr. on June 15, 1941, in Manhattan and they celebrated 53 years of marriage before he preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1994.

She was an American Red Cross volunteer at Fort Riley Hospital, a hospital nurse aide in Great Bend, sales clerk in the men’s department of MacDonald’s Department Store in Hays, and served in the Foster Grandparent Program.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hays, volunteering with the Peddler’s Fair and the gatherings on Wednesdays.

She enjoyed camping, going to Steam Shows, and hosting Mardi Gras parties. She also enjoyed her faith, family, football, a Green Bay Packers and K-State fan, painting wood projects her husband made and doing many craft projects with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Quigley and wife, Becky and Chris Quigley and wife, Tina, all of Hays, a daughter, Mary Sloan and husband, Larry, Albert; two daughters-in-law, Linda Quigley, Derby and Kathy Quigley, Manhattan; 11 grandchildren, Sherry Johnson, Jill Quigley, Danielle Miller, Jacob Sloan, Jessie Sloan, Jodie Sloan, Chad Quigley, Amber Delcamp, Dylan Quigley, Christina DelloRusso, and Megan Stecklein; 18 great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Olivia, Elijah, Sara, Montana, Wyatt, Colton, Elizabeth, Ethan, Davis, Tyler, Helen, Anna, Aubrey, Kobie, Oliver, Owen, and Charlie;and three great-great-grandchildren, Hadley, Cale, and Kaylynn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons: C.A. Quigley, Jr., Dan Quigley, and Michael Quigley; and a brother, Robert Reed.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601; burial in Mount Allen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains or Foster Grandparent Program in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Posted online on October 20, 2020