Virginia Phillips

MASON CITY — Virginia L. Doland, 62, died Friday, (April 13, 2007) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., with the Rev. Steve Hansen officiating from the Grace United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Elmwood- St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorials may be directed to Virginia L. Doland Memorial Fund.

Virginia Phillips was born July 15, 1944, in Des Moines, the daughter of Howard and Lois (Triplett) Phillips. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1962 and from Hamilton Business College in 1964. Virginia worked for North Iowa Medical Center from 1975-1986. She was united in marriage to Charlie Doland on Oct. 12, 1985, in Waverly, Iowa. Together they owned Peachtree Auto Sales for several years. After the death of Charlie in 1997, Virginia worked at Price Motors Inc.

Virginia loved reading, journaling, fishing, shopping, decorating, music, traveling and taking mini-vacations with her friends. She had a great devotion to her cat, Murphy. Virginia’s greatest love was spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Virginia had a great and committed faith that helped sustain her during these past difficult years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Virginia is survived by her children, Scott Ream of Iowa City, Tammy (Mickey) Smith of Mason City, Christine (Paul) Dirksen of Mason City, Ronnie Doland of Mason City; grandchildren, Tonya (Jeff) Roberts of Mason City, Angie (Jared) Walters of Osage, Brandon Smith, Nathan Dirksen and Ryan Dirksen, all of Mason City, Cory Doland of Manly, Emily Doland of Mason City, and Christopher Thompson of Manly; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Phillips, Omaha, Neb.; along with other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lois Phillips, husband, Charlie Doland; son Jeff Ream, and stepson, Matthew Doland.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St., N.E., Mason City (641) 423-2372.


(Published April 15, 2007 - Mason City Globe Gazette)