Virginia Kay Spiva, 83, passed away on Nov. 7, 2023. She was born on Nov. 6, 1940 to Steve and Pansy Lea Mack in Fordland.  
She graduated from Fordland High School third in her class and attended college at Missouri State University.  She worked with the Federal Public Defender’s Office, first as a secretary in the Springfield office and retiring, 27 years later, the Chief Administrative Officer for both Springfield and Kansas City Office where, among other things, she was responsible for creating and administering the entire budget for both offices.  She was a member of the Fordland Baptist Church for 20 years and then for 27 years with Second Baptist Church in Springfield.  She sang in the choir and taught Sunday School in the youth department and then for the women’s group.  When she moved to Walnut Grove, she became a member of Eudora Baptist Church where she started and published the weekly newsletter, volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and organized a yearly youth Sunday and graduating senior breakfasts.
She married the love of her life, Win Spiva in 1985 and he lovingly cared for her throughout her health struggles with Parkinson’s.
She is survived by her children and their families:  Kim Cook (Dave) and their sons, Steve Kellogg (Deatrice) and their sons, and Greg Kellogg (Stephanie) and their sons; a great-granddaughter; her second daughter, Terianne Love; her husband’s family including his son, Keith Spiva (Julia) and their children; his daughter, LeAnn Spiva Hopfinger (Mike) and their children; his sister, Evelyn Haun of Monett and daughter-in-law Kara Spiva.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her four brothers, Gene, Donnie, Dean and Jim Mack; her sister Shirley Scott; and grandson, Jacob Kellogg; along with her many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 13, at Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora with burial after at Fordland Cemetery in Fordland.


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