I was saddened to hear of the death of my grandma Foutz’s oldest sister, Virginia Knisely, last Sunday. She was 95. The following is her obituary, for those far-flung family members (like myself) who weren’t able to attend the funeral, or find a local newspaper.
Virginia Mae (Johnson) Knisely, 1914-2010
Virginia Mae (Johnson) Knisely, beloved mother of Dan, David, Dean and Beth (Tucker) died peacefully at Copeland Oaks on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the age of 95.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ernie and 8 siblings. Her surviving sister is Nellie Fitzgerald.
Virginia’s family includes three daughters-in-law, a son-in- law, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild who all benefited from her loving care.
She was a distinguished nurse and administrator at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ravenna. A celebration of life will follow at Copeland Oaks Chapel from 2:30 4:30 PM on Wednesday.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-bokroski.com. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Copeland Oaks library fund as Virginia encouraged reading and was surrounded by a mound of books, right to the end.