Virginia Burg

Honored by:Barbara Kramer, Judy Hauer, Joan Policastro and Lisa Neyer
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Virginia Boardman left Wartburg Tennessee after high school graduation to attend The Deaconess School of Nursing in Cincinnati Ohio. She was a stunning young beauty with poise grace and intelligence. As a student nurse she met the son of one of her patients. This young man Jerome P. Burg and Virginia Boardman were married four years later in 1941. During WWII Virginia's only sibling Rex was killed when the USS Langley sank in the Indian Ocean. Her parents moved to Cincinnati after her mother suffered a nervous breakdown following the loss of her only son. Virginia was instrumental in the recovery of her mother's health. Virginia's role as a caregiver began both in a professional sense as a registered nurse and in her private life. Virginia had four daughters and a husband who traveled frequently in his work as a manufacturer's representative. She was busy raising a family and coping with serious health issues of aging parents. Virginia never complained no matter how difficult it became. She was completely unselfish and focused solely on the welfare of her loved ones and anyone else in need. In her daily life Virginia exemplified unconditional love in its purest sense. She asked nothing in return. She knew the true meaning of charity. Virginia gave freely of her time and talents to others. Virginia suffered a heart attack in 1992 and has some brain damage as a result. As a resident in a nursing home she must now rely on others. Jerome her husband of fifty-three years passed away in October of 1994 a resident in the same nursing facility as his beloved wife. Virginia faces many challenges now. Her inner beauty shines. She is gracious and loving. It is with great pride everlasting love and admiration that her four daughters Barbara Kramer Judy Hauer Joan Policastro and Lisa Neyer salute this heroine. 3/23/95