Virginia (Wiley) Cottongim died Monday, July 1. She was born Nov. 26, 1930, to Eugene and Violette Brogdon Wiley.
She married Billie Joe Cottongim, of Stillwater, in 1954 at the First Baptist Church in Pryor.
She graduated from Pryor High School in 1950. She was editor of the Pryor Tiger, photograph editor of the annual and Blue and Gold Queen. She was voted “best all around” her senior year of high school. She attended nursing school at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and became a registered nurse. She worked many years in the emergency room at Richardson Hospital and as Assistant Director of Nurses.
She volunteered at a migrant workers camp and on several occasions took children into her home and nursed them through illness.
She is survived by her husband Billie Joe Cottongim of the home; son Gene Cottongim, daughter Jayne Langdon and husband Mike of Wylie, Texas, son Jeff Cottongim and wife Laura of Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Shelly, Ross, Casey, Violette and Vicky; sister Dorothy Roy; brother-in-law Haskell Gaither; numerous nieces and nephews.
Cottongim was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Perry and Mary Wiley and James and Pearl Brogdon and sister Joyce Gaither of Pryor.
No funeral service is planned at this time but a memorial service for the family is scheduled Saturday, July 6, in Plano, Texas.