Virginia Page Stearns passed away with family at her side on\nWednesday, April 25, 2018 at the age of 70. A native of Baltimore,\nMaryland, Ginny lived over the years in Alaska, California, and\nIllinois, settling in West Des Moines in 1988. She worked 17 years as\na mortgage auditor before retiring in 2011. She had a deep love of\ntravel and animals, but her true passion and life's work was family\nhistory. Her collection of genealogy research will be donated to the\nWythe County (Virginia) Genealogical and Historical Association. Ginny\nis survived by her cat Alice as well as her brother Bill Shuff of\nAnnapolis, Maryland, her son Michael Pratt (and wife Jeni) of Jerome,\nMichigan, her son Andrew Pratt (and wife Jamie) of Carlisle, Iowa, her\ndaughter Jaime Stearns of Albuquerque, New Mexico, seven\ngrandchildren, and a great-grandson. In accordance with her wishes,\nher cremated remains will be planted with a seedling tree in a private\nfamily ceremony. Those who desire may make a contribution in Ginny's\nmemory to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Online condolences can be\nmade at www.petersonfuneralservice.com.