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  • ID: I90217
  • Name: Virginia Alice Tise
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 12 JUN 1909
  • Death: 30 MAY 2000
  • Burial: Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd, Floyd County, Virginia
  • _UID: 4256F12EC1A06E48BE12D560AECA2CE65D0E
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    Publication: The Roanoke Times (Virginia)
    Published: June 2, 2000
    Headline: Kirkwood, Virginia Tise
    Kirkwood, Virginia Tise, 90, of Brandon Oaks, 3804 Brandon Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born near Woodstock, Va. on June 12, 1909, a daughter of the late Rev. J. Marshall Tise and Alice Peterman Tise. Her home was in Floyd County for many years where she grew up and received her high school education. She was a graduate of Marion College and of Roanoke College and received a Master's Degree in Guidance from the University of Virginia. Her career of service to public schools in Virginia spanned 45 years. She began as a high school teacher and taught for a total of 32 years at Check High School, Floyd County; Andrew Lewis High School, Salem; and William Fleming High School, Roanoke. She gradually moved out of teaching and into guidance and became Guidance Coordinator for the city school system, where she helped organize guidance programs for the schools. She was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship for a year of travel in 1955-56 when she visited schools and universities in seven states to learn about guidance and other student services. She moved to Richmond and for two years was Supervisor of Guidance, Testing and Research in the Virginia State Department of Education. She returned to Roanoke in 1961 and filled the position of Supervisor of Secondary Education in the city schools. In 1967 she was appointed Director of Pupil Personnel Services in the Roanoke City Schools, a position she held until her retirement in 1972. She served as president of Virginia Education Association Guidance Section, and of the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Roanoke, and was active in the work of the church. She was a member of four overseas seminars planned by the Division of World Missions of the Lutheran Church in America, and she served as World Mission Interpreter for the Virginia Synod of the Lutheran Church in America. Surviving are two sisters, Marguerite Tise and Jessie Tise Heafner, both of Floyd, Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted at Oakey's South Chapel, Friday, June 2, 2000, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Rodney Broker, the Rev. William E. Kinser and the Rev. Paul Pingel officiating. Interment will follow with a graveside service at Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd, Va. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakey's South Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roanoke College, Campus Center Fund, 221 College Lane, Salem, Va. 24153 or Christ Lutheran Church, 2011 Brandon Avenue, S.W., Roanoke, Va. 24015. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel.
    Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd, VA
  • Change Date: 17 FEB 2017 at 15:39:16



    Father: Jacob Marshall Tise b: 6 APR 1872 in Davidson County, North Carolina
    Mother: Alice Sheffey Peterman b: 5 MAR 1888 in Floyd County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 William Kirkwood b: 1900
    • Married: 28 NOV 1931
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