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Virginia Lee Agan

Updated: Mar 29


Virginia Lee Agan, 85 years old, passed away peacefully from this life on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Born in Des Moines, IA on September 29, 1937 to James and Nina (Blackburn) Link, Virginia was the seventh of eight children. She grew up and lived on Des Moines’ south side all her life. She graduated Lincoln High School in 1955, then went on to cosmetology school before marrying Charles S. Agan, Sr. in 1957. They were blessed with over 34 years together. From this union their 3 children Chuck Jr, Vicki, and Rhonda were born.


Virginia will always be remembered for her creativity, her funny jokes, and her loving, caring heart. She loved her family and community so much. For over 60 years she lived in the home in the close-knit neighborhood where she and Chuck Sr. raised their family. Virginia spread her kindness and warmth on to so many people during her life….she was sure to brighten anyone’s day with one of her funny stories!


Those left to cherish her memory are: her children, Chuck (Jean) Agan, Vicki (Mike) Mettille, Rhonda (Bill) Davis; grandchildren Jenny (Jim) Warren, Lindsay Mettille, Emily (Travis) Spear, Drew (Melissa) Mettille, Sara Davis (Jared Hylton), Spencer Davis, and Clayton Davis (Abby Munsell); great grandchildren (they all called her Grandma Bop) Tyler and Lucas Warren; Mason, Tanner, and Anibel Spear, Theo and Lucy Mettille; her sister Freida Halsey, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and siblings Louise, Helen, James, Robert, Kenneth, and Larry. Virginia will be forever loved by all who knew her.


The family will greet visitors on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 2-3 pm at Sunset Memorial Chapel, followed by a graveside service at 3 pm. The family invites all to gather back in the chapel afterward for refreshments and a time to further celebrate Virginia’s life.


A memorial fund is being created for the children in greater Des Moines who need basic necessities. Please make checks payable to one of her children and the contributions will be applied to the fund in Virginia’s honor.

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