Virginia Link

Seneca- Virginia Allan Harper Link, 89, wife of Orvan Joe Link, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Residences at Park Place, surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 23, 1934, in Springfield, Missouri, and raised in Newport, TN, Virginia was the daughter of the late Walter Allen Harper and Josephine Angeline Lile Harper. Following her marriage to Orvan in 1958, they served over 25 years as career missionaries in Guatemala, Central America, and Colombia, South America. Upon returning to the United States, Virginia fulfilled a lifelong dream to be a nurse, becoming an R.N. at age 55. She loved caring for her patients on the fourth floor of Oconee Memorial Hospital. She was a member of ALIVE Wesleyan Church in Central, South Carolina.

Virginia is survived by her husband Orvan and three sons: Glen David Link of Greenwood, SC; Orvan Dale (Sheryl) Link of Seneca, SC; and Steven Philip (Sheree) Link of Summerville, SC. She was a loving grandmother to Ben (Angel) Link of Blythewood, SC; Jonathan (Courtney) Link of Greenwood, SC; Amanda (David) Harris of Walhalla, SC; and Andrea (Tommy) Battles of Greenwood, SC. Her eight great-grandchildren include Leia, Isaac, Eli, Micah, Ethan, Charlotte, Wesley, and Alayna. She is also survived by Dottie, Joyce and Roberta, who were married to her three special brothers.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her brothers, Ivan, Woodfin, and Richard, as well as her daughter-in-law Judy, wife of Glen.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Welcome Wesleyan Church, 1040 Ebenezer Road, Seneca, SC, with a receiving of friends to follow.


Virginia’s family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the Memory Care staff at Park Place for their loving care over the last year and to the MSA Hospice team for their comforting support.


 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Virginia Link to MSA Hospice of Seneca, 1659 Sandifer Blvd., Seneca, SC 29678 or checks can be to Jenna Menard, c/o Residents’ Activity Fund, 115 Gillespie Road, Seneca, SC 29678.


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