Virgile “Virgie” Langhoff Sable

Published 10:58 pm Friday, November 29, 2013

Virgile L. Sable, 93, of Carriere, Miss., passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Highland Community Hospital.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 2, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. at West Union Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at West Union Baptist Church with Bro. Bud Putnam officiating. Burial will be at West Union Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home.

Virgie Sable was born Virgile Langhoff on July 8, 1920 in Palatine, Illinois to Mary E. and William F. Langhoff.  She was one of seven children.   She grew up on a farm where everyone in the family pitched in to help especially when her father, who also worked in a postal car for the rail road, was away.

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Virgie’s dream was to go to school to become a nurse, but after her 8th grade graduation she had to become a nanny to help support the family.  She loved the children in her charge and she loved taking care of them.  She worked as a live-in nanny for about 8 years.  When World War II began she joined the war effort by becoming a “Rosie the Riveter” working on C-54 airplanes for Douglas Aircraft in Chicago, Illinois.  It was during this time at Douglas Aircraft that she met a supervisor/instructor named Mason W. Sable, who would later become her husband.

In 1944 Virgie married Mason Sable in Chicago, Illinois and put off her dream of becoming a nurse to raise her family.  She was a loving mother who worked a variety of jobs to help make ends meet.  

She always loved to read, do cross stitch, and work in her flower garden.  She also loved to bake bread for her family, but many people also knew her for the cookies that she loved to bake.  Although she gave up her dream of becoming a nurse she spent her life taking care of her family and many other people.  She always put others before herself.  

Virgie is survived by her four children: Delbert Sable of Hernando Beach, Fla.; Richard Sable of Carriere; Joann Stafford of Lake Worth, Fla.; Steven Sable of Carriere; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Bernice Linneman of Lady Lake, Fla.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. You can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.