Virginia Andreas (Peithman) Lydon

September 03, 1921 ‒ August 31, 2018

Lewis Center, Ohio

Virginia Andreas (Peithman) Lydon of Westerville, Ohio passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018.  Virginia was born on September 3, 1921 in Hoyleton, Illinois to the late Edward H. and Sadie J. (Smith) Peithman.

Virginia retired from Equality Savings & Loan in St. Louis, Missouri.  She loved photography, poetry and music.

Virginia is survived by her daughters, Karen (Joe) Legamaro, Sandra Mueller and Valerie (Steve) Schottel, grandchildren Nick (Melanie) Legamaro, Ron Legamaro, Tony (Becky) Legamaro, Michael Mueller, Jennifer (Donald) Gillahan, Brad (Carolyn) Schottel, Matt (Tiffany) Schottel and great grandchildren, Alex and Ryan, Anna and Sam Legamaro, Rachel and Michelle Mueller, Megan and Molly Gillahan, Madison and Mason Schottel, Jonas and Saber Schottel.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her son, Michael Andreas; husband, Matthias T. Lydon; brothers, Roscoe, Wilbur, Irvin and Elwood; sisters, Luella Garnholz and Helen Carter.

Private burial will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 540 Officenter Place, Ste. #100, Columbus, OH 43230 in Virginia’s memory.

  • Ginni was not only my grandma – she was one of my BEST FRIENDS. She is forever weaved in the fabric of my life and imprinted on my heart forever. All my love.

  • Always will remember Virginia as a great friend to my parents Carol and Joe Decker, and my childhood memories of our families hanging out together. She worked with my mom for a short time and remained friends for many years. She introduced me to my first hot fudge sundae! With sympathy to all, Karen and John Calvert

  • When I think of Ginni it brings a smile to my heart. How lucky I was to have a special “second mom”! I think of hanging out with Karen, Sandy, and cute little Val and oh so many fun times! How can anyone feel sad about such a great life lived! We can only hope to leave such an imprint on this earth and I know her and mom and many others are celebrating their reunion!! What a great generation!
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers, and when you think of “ Ginni” let your hearts smile!

  • There’s a celebration going on in heaven today! “Happy Birthday Ginni!
    What a great lady! You will be missed!
    Your family is in my prayers, with deepest sympathy.

  • The Peit(h)mann Family Association in Germany send their deeply felt sympathy to the family of Virginia. We remember her as a lovely lady full of spirits who looked much younger than her age. She participated in some reunions with German members of her father’s family in the USA. Virginia took an interest in our Family Association and the work it had done to find the roots of the Peit(h)mann family which go back to the 14th century. She told us some interesting stories of her life. We also knew and loved her father as well as her brothers Irvin and Roscoe who had travelled to Germany visiting their cousins and the homestead there. We are very sad that we will not see Virginia again. We will miss and remember her.

  • Grandma you will be missed but never forgotten. So happy we were able to see you this summer. I love you and will miss you. Rest easy in heaven and be our protecting angel.