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Virginia Lou (Jenkins) Gibson
1926 - 2022
Virginia L. Gibson

Virginia Lou (Jenkins) Gibson, 96, of Platteville died Saturday, Oct. 1 following a recent succession of illnesses, first and foremost shingles – for which she was regrettably not vaccinated. Her message to everyone is “Don’t wait. Get the shingles vaccine!”

Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory in Platteville. Private graveside services will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Platteville. Anyone wishing to honor Virginia is encouraged to donate to a local animal shelter. Online condolences can be made at

A complete obituary is in the October 5, 2022 issue of The Platteville Journal.