Virginia Ann Doup

January 10, 1936 ‒ March 15, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Virginia Ann (Kymer) Doup, age 81, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born on January 10, 1936 in Sistersville, West Virginia to the late John and Madeline (Nogard) Kymer. Virginia passed away after a short illness and a broken heart. The cancer hurt her physical health but the loss of her husband and best friend last month defeated her will to live.

Virginia owned and operated Virginia’s Beauty Shop for 51 years and she proudly served her customers into her 80’s. Her career wasn’t about the money, but about the relationships built with her clients who became her friends.

Virginia was a huge sports fan and she loved to sit and watch many of the local softball games over the years. Sometimes she didn’t know a single player, she just loved the game! Virginia played softball into her 40’s and was also an accomplished bowler where she was a member of several local championship teams. She loved to follow her sons whether playing or coaching sports.

She is survived by her sons; Ron (Rhonda) Doup and Greg Doup (Casey Conner)both of Mount Vernon, three grandchildren, Jamie Doup (Adam Simpson) of Galena, Ryan Doup (Cara Miller) of Westerville and Lexie Doup of Mount Vernon; a great grandson, Zach Thomas of Galena; five sisters, Barbara Kymer of Mount Vernon, Bette Magers of Howard, Phyllis Sipes of Oroville, California, Francis Wilcox of Mount Vernon, Karen (Wayne) Gallwitz of Mount Vernon and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband D. Gene Doup (2017) of 60 years; infant children, Randy Doup and Bonnie Sue Doup.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where a Celebration of Life service will begin at 3 p.m. Mr. Roger Marra will be officiating. A private burial will be held in Amity Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Virginia’s name may be made to Kindred at Home Hospice, 112 Harcourt Road #4, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Ron and family I’m so sorry to here the passing of Virginia she was such a great lady and I did not know Gene had passed away last month I rented off of them for a long time, both was a great couple and love one another so much. Again I’m so sorry. Willetta Thomas Coleman

  • Ron and family,

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. What a great couple of people your parents were! They will be missed by a lot of people in this community and neighborhood. Hugs from all of us.

    Phaedra Fawcett
    Bill Ferrell
    Elijah and Ethan Beckholt

  • Ron and family,

    I’m sorry for the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. She will be missed by a lot of people.

  • So sorry Ron, Rhonda and family. I guess we are moving into becoming the oldest generation of our families now. Hugs to you all❤

  • Ron so sorry for your loss, your mom and dad were great people, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Ruth (Jones) Bowman

  • Ron….Denny and I are so sorry to see this and also the news about your dad last month….please know we are sending our prayers of comfort and peace to you and all your family — Denny and Soni and family

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of Virginia. What a tough year this is turning out to be for your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ron & Gail

  • Ron, Rhonda & kids & Greg,
    I just loved your mom & dad. Everytime i saw them, they made my day better. Virginia was so good to my kids & i. She will be greatly missed. My heart is breaking for you guys.

    We are thinking about all of you during this difficult time.

    Jenn, Kenzi, Logen & Camren Cline

  • Ron, Rhonda and family
    Matt and I are sending our love to you during these difficult couple months. We didn’t know about your Dad’s passing until quite a bit of time passed and now you are faced with another good bye. We hold you in our hearts and love you very much

  • Dear Fran and Family, and to Virginia’s Family and Sisters, So very sorry to read about another tragic loss in your family. Please know that we are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Gene and Virginia are once again together and happy, and for that we can all be grateful. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • No words can express the loss , my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I had the honor and pleasure of bowling with her for many years! We all enjoyed that Wednesday night bowling , the laughs , the food and especially the company!! A good time!

  • Deepest sympathies from my family to yours. Virginia wasn’t just your mom, she was mom to every person that knew her. I loved your Virginia’s passion for everything in life, even when she would yell and scream at me when I was umpiring at Riverside Park. For as many times as she yelled at me , the umpire, she would cheer for me the athlete when competing. Love, warm wishes and may you rest in peace.

  • She was like a mom to me. Took me in after Ron got married. Always called her Mrs.D
    From her infinity mirror hanging above the fireplace to her little smurfs sitting on the wagon wheel ceiling light. I will always remember her. I am saddened by her death and I am honored to have known her .

  • To all the family. So sorry to here this about Virginia. Her and I took chemo and radiation together. I talk to her the day Jean passed away. And she wasn’t her self.but I can under stand. Being with some one that many years. Hard to give up. I lost mine.and I’m still not over it.but God bless u all. Prays to u all. Barb mawer. Byrd

  • To all her sister’s and family. So Sorry to hear you lost both Gene and Virginia this year. Even though they will be missed you still have lots of good memories. May you be comforted in your time of sorrow. Dale and Nancy Sapp.

  • I am sorry For your loss/losses. Joanne and I will be praying for your comfort. Keep the good memories daily in your mind and always in your heart.

  • Karen and family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Virgina. She was a special lady. I lived to hear her talk softball. Also a great bowler. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear family:

    I am so sad to hear of Virginia’s passing. It is a lot to bear
    at this time having just lost Gene. T they are together again and I am sure happier than ever. I go way back with both Gene and Virginia to our “double-dating” days, working at “Pitkins”, walking to Riverside Park, etc. and I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything. They will always hold a special place in my heart. I will keep them and you in my prayers and thoughts.

    Martha Mann

  • I am so sorry to hear of Virginias passing… We were good friends in high school and we were in the same graduating class of 53′ my thoughts and prayers are with you all, I will remember her with loving thought.. Emry Pardee Quinn

  • It is with deep sorrow that I extend deepest sympathy to the
    ‘Kymer Kids’ and their families, as well as to Virginia’s children and grandchildren. Ginny was a beloved life long friend I will forever remember her smile, common sense, and intellect. What a wonderful caring friend I have been so blessed to know. May God’s light shine upon you her family with healing for your loss and joy in your many heartfelt memories.
    God Bless,
    Nancy Ralston Vail

  • We will surely miss her. We moved in across from her and Gene almost 15 years ago. She watched from her front porch as our kids grew up across the street. She asked about them every time I would come and sit and talk or listen to the Indians with her. She was truly a wonderful person. We will so miss having her and Gene as our neighbors. The neighborhood will never be quite the same. Your family is our thoughts and prayers.

  • Ron, Greg and family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Virginia, although, Cher told us she was not doing well.
    We are just thankful we got to see her at the calling hours for your dad. She was a strong woman, that had to be so tiring for her.
    They were great people. You all were blessed, but Virginia would probably say that she and Gene were more blessed.
    Please know that you are in our thoughts.

    Bob and Nancy Frost

    (would have been there, but in Florida, as you probably know)

  • SO SO SORRY. What a great mother and woman. Will surely be missed. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Dear Ron & Greg

    I am so sorry. What a wonderful person your mom was. I truly loved her and have missed her & our talks very much. This has been such a trying time for you both with losing dad now mom know you both have been in my thoughts & prayers hoping for better times ahead for you both.

    Always your friend,

  • Ron, Rhonda, and Family
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • We were so sorry to hear of Virginia and Gene’s death. They were good neighbors to my Mom and Dad ( Jim and Eleanor Woolison) for many years and we loved them both.The neighborhood will not be the same. Please know that all of you have our deepest sympathy.

  • Ron and Greg,
    So sorry for the loss of your mom as well as your dad. They will be greatly missed by many. Prayers to you and your family.