Virginia Lillian Kant
Virginia Lillian McCune Kant
Memorial services for Virginia Kant were Monday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at Bader Funeral Home in Lusk. Pastor Tom Stock of the Lusk First Baptist Church and Lusk Does Drove No. 64 officiated. Cremation has taken place.
Virginia Lillian McCune Kant was born April 23, 1923 at Newport, Neb., the eldest daughter of James Ellsworth McCune and Lillie Carlisle McCune. She died April 10, 1998 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a lengthy illness.
She moved with her parents to Lusk in 1928 and was raised and attended schools in Lusk, graduating from Lusk High School in 1941.
Virginia worked for many years in and around the community. She loved people and enjoyed working with them.
On Dec. 18, 1949, she married Richard Kant. They lived for many years in Lance Creek and later moved to Lusk where they operated the Conoco station and bulk plant. She and Richard were later divorced in 1982. She was a member of the Lusk First Baptist Church. She also was a past Matron of the Mariposa Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, past Nobel Grand of the Rebekah Lodge, a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a past president of the Lusk Does Drove #64.
Virginia was always very interested in the community and served on the board of directors when the Lusk Alumni Association was first formed. She was also instrumental in helping revive the Legend of Rawhide for the Lusk Centennial and served two years on the Legend of Rawhide Board.
She is survived by two sons, James Richard Kant and his wife Stephanie of Ft. Collins, Colo. and Steve Kant of Lusk. She is also survived by a granddaughter, Riian Kant, of Ft. Collins; two sisters, Shirley Zeglin and Carolyn Meline, both of Sheridan and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials are to the Wyoming Elks State Trust or donor's choice.
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