Virginia was born September 18, 1934, in Shattuck, to Jacob and Marie Fiel Deal. She passed from this life on March 29, 2017. Virginia lived in Shattuck her entire life. She was a 1953 graduate of Shattuck High School. Virginia was united in marriage to Melvin Helfenbein on February 19, 1953. They made their home on the Helfenbein family farm south of Shattuck. To this union five children were born: Melena Kaye, Randall Lynn, Ladena Ruth, Cara Sue, and Lance Dean. Virginia was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She always put the needs of her family before her own. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, her parents, three sisters, and daughter-in-law, Bonnie. She is survived by her children: Melena and husband Gregg Jones, Randall, Ladena and husband Jeff Charter, Cara and husband Mark Fletcher, Lance and wife Candi; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and sister Lillian Kelln.