Virginia Belle “Ginny” Kasson

December 08, 1938 ‒ December 16, 2017

Centerburg, Ohio

Virginia Belle “Ginny” Kasson, age 79, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 16, 2017 at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

Ginny was born December 8, 1938 in Olive Green, Ohio to the late Fred and Mamie (Horton) Griffith.

She graduated from Centerburg High School in 1956. Ginny worked for the Knox Savings in Mount Vernon, for 10 years and served as Deputy Clerk for the Municipal Court in Mt. Vernon, Ohio for 24 years.

She was a lifetime member of the Centerburg United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed bowling, and playing cards with friends, over the years, and enjoyed watching television and visiting with family and friends, as her health declined in the past several years. In the past she and Kenny enjoyed traveling to all 50 states and for many years took a yearly trip to Myrtle Beach S. Carolina.

She also loved her many collections.  Her biggest joy was her family, whom will all miss her love and humor, so very much.

Ginny will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 57 years, Kenny; her daughters Kelly Gibson (Desmond Douglas), Becky (Jim) Tennant, sisters Frances “Carol” Williams and Mary Early; sisters-in-law Patti Botts and Dixie (Homer) Shroyer; grandchildren Whitney (George) Holden and Ginny (Dan) Cunningham; step-grandchildren Michael (Tia) Tennant, Jacob (Kara) Douglas, and Anthony (Kim) Douglas; great-grandchildren Alex and Andrew Holden; step great-grandchildren Blake and McKinley Tennant and Rowan Douglas; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of special friends.

Ginny was preceded in death by parents, grandson Ryan Myers, and step granddaughter Brandy Tennant Carr.

Special thanks to the many people from A Touch of Grace, Country Court Nursing Home, and Knox County Hospice for the wonderful care of Ginny.

Friends may call on the family on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 5-8 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 AM at the Centerburg United Methodist Church, 65 South Hartford Ave, Centerburg, OH 43011.  Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery there in Centerburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Knox County Hospice at

  • Our sympathy on the passing of Ginny. I have many good memories of time spent with her & Kenny. She will be missed.

  • I will miss Ginny Belle ( our inside joke), we had lots of laughs throughout our many decades of friendship, some of the things that happened are almost unbelievable, as she would tell you, too.
    We also went through some sad times of loss. But, in those times, she never lost her sense of humor.
    Even at Country Court, when some other friends were there with me, she was funny. Hard to say goodbye, but she is now free from pain, thankfully.
    As I type this, I know in my heart she is hugging Ryan, her mom and as she always called him, daddy. May God bless Kenny, Becky and Kelly and their families.
    Rest In Peace, Gin💕

  • So very sorry for your loss, she was such a sweetie lots of fond memories when I was younger. My heartfelt prayers for you all

  • I was sorry to read of Ginny’s passing. I just found out she was ill and at Country Court. I missed seeing her when we delivered Christmas trees but was planning to look her up when we went back to pick them up in January. I met Ginny when I was Becky’s teacher. What a delightful personality! Her sense of humor is what I remember. I am sure you all have wonderful memories to hold close too.
    Prayers and hugs,
    Chris and Dick Well

  • I was so sad to hear of Ginny’s passing. She was my second mom in our younger years. I will never forget her being there for me (with a much needed hug) at my own mother’s memorial. Kenny, Kelly and Becky, please accept my sincere sympathies. Losing mom 25 years ago this month, and losing dad in the past week, it’s heart breaking. Love you all

  • So sorry for your loss. Ginny could always make you laugh and we loved her stories. She has left a big hole in many family and friends hearts. Kenny, Becky and Kelly may your wonderful memories help heal your broken hearts.
    Beth and Steve Weiss

  • Kenny, Becky, & Kelly we are so sorry for your loss. Ginny will be greatly missed by all who knew her. May all your good memories comfort you in this difficult time. Heaven gained a sweet angel.

  • Many sweet memories remain of Ginny as we served as her pastor at Centerburg UMC as Becky and Kelly were growing up. The many times we enjoyed with the Kassons at Ginny’s parents home with Fred and Mamie. The Spring Study Tours that Ginny shared in with her Mom and daughters. Ginny’s marvelous sense of humor and her ability to make others laugh. She will be missed.

  • Kenny, Kelly, Becky and families please know that there are so many friends who are holding all of you in our thoughts and in our hearts at this most difficult time.
    Growing up on Hartford Avenue I knew the Griffith family all to be loving and caring people who were always ready to show encouragement and support. And of course our connection with the United Methodist Church helped us to bond almost as family.
    I remember thinking Ginny’s example of being kind to people and her wonderful sense of humor was just the way I thought everyone should be. I’m also sure that she often thought of me as that ” pesky kid from three doors down”.
    Our sincere condolences to all who loved Ginny so dearly.
    Barbara and George Thatcher ‘

  • Kelly, Becky and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Just wanted to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Teresa Goeppinger

  • Kenny, Becky, and Kelly; I am so sorry! I just found out today that Ginny had passed! I wish I could have been there. I always called her ” Ginny Belle” growing up. She was always so much fun, and kind. She was a wonderful person! I’m praying God will comfort you and see you through this sorrow.