In Memory

Mrs. Virginia Workman (AHS Teacher) - Class Of 1990

Virginia B. Workman    

Retired High School Teacher





WINTER HAVEN - Virginia B. Workman passed away from cancer Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Winter Haven Hospital. She was 66 years old.
A native of Charleston, W. Virginia, born December 13, 1940, Virginia moved here 35 years ago from the West Virginia area. She was a retired high school teacher, who was instrumental in pioneering a marine biology program at Auburndale High School. She attended Morris Harvey College in W. Virginia, and is an alumnus of Florida Southern College with a Bachelors of Science degree. Virginia was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven, where she served on the Women's Guild. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at Winter Haven Hospital and remained active with retired school teachers. In her condominium association, she was active as a treasurer and board member; she co-directed the social activities committee.
Virginia is survived by her daughters, Deanna Young and her husband Dennis of Greenville, SC; Tara Adams and her husband Beau of Winter Haven, Arch Workman of Winter Haven; grandchildren, Tessa Noel and Levi Stephen Ross; her sister, Mary Nichols of Terre Haute, IN and cousins, Carolyn Lilly and Debbie Walker of Charleston, WV, Christine Podeszwa of Georgia, Sharon Stone of Coral Gables, FL, Gail Siebe of Boca Raton, FL and Ruth Porter of New York.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven. Words from Virginia about flowers: "Anybody who has ever been there, (suffering from cancer) they don't want anyone else to experience it, I would like something to be done for research." Donations can be made to support cancer research. Condolences to the family can be made to: .


Here is the link to Mrs. Workman's online guest book through The Ledger.

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10/11/08 02:14 AM #1    

Stephanie Culpepper (Smith)

Mrs. Workman was the best science teacher ever! She always had a way of connecting with the students. She was funny and her class was always so much fun! She had a special way of interacting with the students. I had no idea she was ill. I wish I had known. My prayers go out to her family. She will forever be in our hearts and truly missed.

10/11/08 02:15 AM #2    

Patricia Hall

I am so saddened to hear of Mrs. Workmans passing. She was my favorite teacher and was the best teacher anyone could ever ask for. I am glad to know she is no longer suffering. My prayers are with the family and Mrs. Workman will forever be missed.

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