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Virginia Weaver

Virginia “Giny” Ann (Searls) Weaver, 91, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.

Visitation was from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 23, with a prayer service at 9:30 a.m., at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences are at

Virginia was born on Oct. 16, 1929 in Sioux City to Gladys and Dwight Searls. She attended Central High School and graduated in 1948. During high school, she was a majorette. She always said she twirled two batons and never dropped them.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she worked at Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator. In the 1960s, she worked at the Sheraton Warrior Hotel front desk. In the 1970s, she worked at Pecaut and Company and then at North Junior High in special education. She worked at the Central Baptist Church day care and at her daughter Gina’s day care. She loved her children and grandchildren.

Virginia was a member of the Moville United Methodist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jeff Thompson and his good friend Carol (Martinson) Aspleaf, and Greg Thompson; her sister, Barbra Dyer; her brother, Rod Searls and his wife, Shirley; her grandchildren Zach Thompson and Lindsey, Ian Thompson and Rachel, Cierra and Trever Bunch; and her great-grandchildren Brynn Thompson, Finnian Bunch, and Arronis Bunch.

Virginia was preceded in death by her father, Dwight Searls; her mother, Gladys Searls; her daughter, Gina Thompson; her brother, Doug Searls; her first husband, Neal Thompson; her second husband, Bill Wrench; and her third husband, Burdette Weaver.

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