Obituary: Virginia Maxine Page

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Virginia Maxine Page, age 85, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kans., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Bozeman, Mont.

She was born April 20, 1931, in St. Clair County, Mo., the daughter of Omer Finis Witt and Virgie Ann Bland Witt.  She started to school at the age of four and graduated high school at the age of sixteen.  She then attended Kansas City College and Bible School, as well as the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.  She married Rev. John I. Page on August 1, 1951, at Black Jack, Mo.  She was a faithful and devoted wife who assisted with her husband’s ministries in both Black Jack Church of God (Holiness) and the Parkway Church of God (Holiness) in Fort Scott.  She served as choir director and church pianist.  She was always a gracious hostess and will be remembered for her apple and pecan pies.  Another one of her passions was spreading the gospel message to the people of Haiti.  She had gone on numerous mission trips to Haiti and was currently serving as President of Haiti Missions, Inc.

Survivors include her four children, Brenda Parsons, of Peculiar, Mo., Carma Judy and husband, Mike, of Orange, Texas, Courtney Cresse and husband, Jonathan, of Bozeman, Mont., and Jonathan Page and wife, Kasee, of Lawrence, Kans.; eight grandchildren, Brett Parsons and wife, Kimberly, Carly Parsons and fiancé, Joe Cameron, Lynden Judy and wife, Katie, Cade and Colter Cresse, and Sierra, Jonas and Orrin Page; and four great-grandchildren, Ava Parsons, and Tally, Claire and Jhett Judy.  Her husband, Rev. John I. Page, preceded her in death on January 28, 1999.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law, Dr. Charles Parsons, two grandsons, Charles Anthony Parsons and Gabriel John Parsons and a brother, Edward Cleo Witt.

Rev. Jonathan Cresse will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness).  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Parkway Church of God (Holiness) 1111 State St., Fort Scott, Kans.  Memorials are suggested to Haiti Mission, Inc. and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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