Virginia M. Hansen

Thursday, January 27, 2011

VIRGINIA M. HANSEN, a resident of Holiday Island, Arkansas, was born October 27, 1934 in Washington County, Nebraska, a daughter of Lawrence and Lillian (Willison) Thompson. She departed this life Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 76.

Virginia was a member of the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Photography and Drama Clubs of Holiday Island. Virginia loved being with her many friends and enjoyed bridge, hiking, swimming, politics and substitute teaching. Her grandchildren were very special to her.

Virginia is survived by three children, Lee Ehlers and wife Ellen and Joni Weddington of Omaha, NE and John Ehlers and wife Dawn of Keller, TX; seven grandchildren, Jessica Weddington, Maria, August and Natalie Ehlers and Holden, Andrew and Ben Ehlers; five brothers; one sister; and many nieces and nephews.

In October 1990 she was united in marriage with Dale Hansen, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Leon Ehlers and her parents, Lawrence and Lillian Thompson.

Memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church, 111 Valley Drive, Holiday Island, AR 72631 with Reverend Claire Kelley officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Holiday Island Presbyterian Church, 111 Valley Drive, P.O. Box 3095, Holiday Island, AR 72631. Online condolences may be sent to the family at