Virginia Allen was born May 24, 1943, and passed away at her home in Ames on Monday, October 25, 2021. No public memorial service will be held at this time. Condolences may be expressed online at www.amesmonument.com.
Virginia graduated from high school in Fort Myers, Florida. She married Dale J. Underwood and became mother to twin sons, Chris and Geff. The family lived in various locations, including Illinois, Florida, and Georgia.
Virginia continued her education at Florida State University where she earned her doctorate degree in Linguistics. She made her home in Iowa in 1977, and was employed as Professor of English at Iowa State University for over 25 years.
She enjoyed writing and reading and was the author of several English textbooks. Her cats held a special place in her heart.
Survivors include her sons, Chris and Geff, both of Ames; and six sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Virginia and her family.
Rest in Peace, Ginny. Nancy and Neal Bowers.
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