Vinnie E. Page

December 30, 1914 ‒ September 24, 2003

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Vinnie E. (Blake) Page, 88, of 426 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio went to meet the Lord on Wednesday evening at her home, with her family gathered around her.

She was born in Boone County, West Virginia, on December 30, 1914, the daughter of the late Francis and Ida (Stone) Blake. She lived in Chesterville, Ohio for nearly 55 years. She was a homemaker who also worked as a cook, working at the Freeway Inn Restaurant for 18 years before retiring.

She was a member of the Chester Baptist Church, and the American Baptist Women’s Organization. Vinnie was dedicated to the Lord and to her family. She enjoyed cooking, and was noted for her delicious pies.

She had a wonderful memory and sense of humor, and a smile that grabbed the hearts of anyone who met her. It was often that her family would gather around her as she told stories of her youth and life, as well as stories of the family as told through generations that spanned the American Revolution and Civil War to the present. She saw many changes through her 88 years of life, and delighted in discussing those changes with her family.

She is survived by two sons Charles (Nancy)Page of Canton, Michigan and James (Nancy)Page of Greenville, SC; four daughters Mrs. Douglas (Virginia) Geib of Marion, Mrs. William (Frances) Flournory of Breckenridge, TX, Mrs. Jim (Freda) Thompson of Chesterville, and Mrs. Dave (Irene) Wunderle of Chardon; 22 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law Blanche Burdette of Tenn., and Auleen Hudnal of NC; nieces and nephews.

Her husband James M. Page, whom she married May 16, 1934, preceded her in death on Oct. 03, 1994. She was also preceded in death by 7 sisters, a grandson, and a great-granddaughter.

Friends may call at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Rev. Albert Page will conduct funeral services there Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Chester Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at