Virginia von Bastian
- October 5, 1918 - December 29, 2012
- Saint Charles, Missouri
of Virginia's Passing
Knight Science Grant c/o St. Charles School Dist. Foundation
PO Box 1544
St. Charles, MO 63302
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Memories & Candles
Great memories of Mrs. von Bastian's science class at Fairview High School, Jennings, MO 1966-67. She was an inspiration to me personally.
Posted by: Judy (Masterson) Blandino - Saint Peters, MO - Former student Fairview High Jan 23, 2013
I will always be indebted to a cohort of dedicated teachers years ago at SCHS, none more so than Virginia von Bastian and her sister, Nina Knight. I hope that I have been able to pass on to my own students the confidence they showed in me. My condolences go to the entire family.
Posted by: Ron Webbink - Champaign, IL - Student; classmate of Carol Jan 06, 2013
My deepest sympathy to you Carol (you may not even remember me...it has been so many years since my own parents retired back to their own home and I left my hometown St. Charles in 1961. The memories never go away. I remember both Mr. and Mrs. Knight (my favorite classes) with them...Nina was always so nice to me. Our St. Charles Pep Club was so much fun. I still have the last photo of us all before moving the
Posted by: Susan (Neatherry) O'Malley - Carthage, MO - Former classmate of Carol Jan 06, 2013
I was fortunate enough to have studied under Mr. Knight (general science), Mrs. Knight (biology) and Mrs. von Bastian (chemistry) so I went to college both fully armed for advanced science and having felt lucky to simply have known these folks as people. Virginia's death marks the end of an era to me. The neighborhood will never be the same. Good bye, Virginia, and thank you.
Posted by: Joan (Panthel) Carnes - St. Charles, MO - former student and friend Jan 05, 2013
I used to tell people that every senior at St. Charles High should take Advanced Chemistry. Virginia, her class, and her science club had a lifelong effect on me. I became a science teacher at St. Charles West, ran a science club, and even received a Knight Science Grant for my students. I will remember Mrs. von Bastian forever.
Posted by: Joan Zerr Twillman - St. Charles, MO - former student Jan 05, 2013
Carol and family. Please accept my sympathy for the death of your Mother. I remember being with you and your family during our years of growing up and friendship in St. Charles MO when I lived on Kingshighway and you lived on Elm Street.
Posted by: Judith F. Ulery-Wilkins - Port Orange , FL Jan 05, 2013
I can remember going out of Virginia's back yard to sneak across the street to play with my brother and Bob/Carl in the field on the North East side of Elm Street. It's hard to believe that it is no longer Virginia's back yard. Of course the field is long gone, replaced with the Hawthorne shopping center, Duschene HS and lots of houses. Virginia was such a feature in my life for so long it's hard to think of what
Posted by: Josh Knight - Mohegan Lake, NY - nephew Jan 04, 2013
Will dearly miss Virginia. She and her sisters were an inspiration back in the 60's as a woman educated in the sciences and encouraging her students to pursue those studies.
She was grandmother extraordinaire to Eric von Bastian, who spent many summers in her care, and was able to enjoy the outdoors at the farm. Where else could you find the bones and reconstruct the skeleton of a 'possum? or look for and find bird points. or watch the August meteor showers from the roof of a car in the north 40?
Bye Virginia! You were one of a kind.
Posted by: Melanie Higgins - Sun City Center, MN - daughter-in-law (former) Jan 03, 2013
I have very fond memories of the times I visited -mostly summers as a very young child, and way too many years ago. I know the sisters were so well connected with each other and that love and link never left them. Rest in Peace.
Posted by: Don McFadden-Harriss - Ashland, OR - Nephew Jan 03, 2013
We'll really miss Aunt Virginia. She was always so good to us and our children, never forgetting a birthday or holiday occasion. She was a brillant mind with such a kind heart.
Posted by: Josh and Leslie Knight - St. Charles, MO - Great nephew & niece Jan 03, 2013