Virginia Eileen “Ginnie” (Jessup) Hritz, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 30, 2017.
She was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Winchester, Indiana, to Harry and Garnet Jessup.
She moved to Lancaster as a young girl and graduated in 1947 from Lancaster High School, where she was Homecoming Queen and World Premier Queen of the movie “Green Grass of Wyoming.”
She was a classmate of her future husband, George (Bud) Hritz. They were married for 66 wonderful years.
Virginia was an active gardener and was a member of Pickaway County Garden Club, Shawnee Arrangers and a charter member of Gardenwood Garden Club.
She loved to play golf, both with husband, Bud, and the ladies. She was a member of the Ladies Golf Association at Pickaway Golf course.
Ginnie was an accomplished seamstress and helped to make costumes, as well as participate in the Berger Hospital High Fever Follies. She was also a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Circleville.
Ginnie is survived by her loving husband, George “Bud” Hritz; daughter, Leigh (Dave) Webb of Circleville; and son, Michael Hritz of Orlando, Florida. Also surviving are grandsons, Ian (Hillary) Webb of Ashville, Nick (Danika Killian) Webb of Chicago, Illinois, and Matt Helsel of Gary, Indiana. Ginnie is also survived by brother, Bob Jessup of Lancaster; sister-in-law, Sue Crook of Athens; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Shirley Cook and Marijune Long.
Loving cremation has taken place.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, or 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at the Wellman Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held following Friday’s visitation hours with Pastor Tad Grover officiating. The committal of ashes will be at Forest Cemetery in Circleville at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The Community United Methodist Church, 120 N. Court St., Circleville; or The Mary Virginia Crites-Hannan Park through the Pickaway County Community Foundation at www.yourpccf.com or PO Box 3, Circleville, OH 43113.
Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal