Virginia Pearl Devore

November 09, 1929 ‒ September 09, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

Virginia Pearl Devore entered into Heaven on Tuesday afternoon September 9, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
She was born November 9, 1929 in Croton to the late Ezra J. Beal and Bertha M. (Bloom) Beal.
She lived in Croton and graduated from Orange High School. In 1948, she married Thomas Durst and they lived and raised their children in Hyatts. When the marriage amicably dissolved, she married Clyde Devore in 1972 and they moved to Mt. Sterling, Ohio, where she spent the happiest years of her life. After Clyde’s death in 1985, she moved back to Delaware, then to Marysville, and finally back to Delaware where she was blessed to live very near her brother, Earl.
She worked hard for many years even before many women entered the work force. She worked at New Method Laundry in Delaware and numerous places in the restaurant business and was finally blessed and fulfilled a dream of owning and operating her own restaurant in Mount Sterling called Ginny’s Restaurant.
Virginia was a feisty, fun-loving, stubborn, kind and caring lady and you never doubted where you stood with her because she always spoke her mind. She loved Jesus and loved her family passionately. She was an excellent cook, famous for her potato and macaroni salad, punch bowl cake, scalloped corn, cauliflower dish, Swedish nut cake and so many other dishes repeatedly requested and made with love. Mom had a generous spirit and was always there to help friends and family. She loved sports and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan. She also tried never to miss games when the grandkids were playing and loved being there to cheer them on. She loved working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, Bingo, going to the casino and was normally pretty lucky.
Virginia attended and was baptized at the Highpoint Nazarene Church in Delaware where she loved attending her Sunday school classes. She also loved getting everyone together and spending time with her family most of all. Family reunions and special celebrations were her favorites and she was blessed to enjoy our most recent family reunion here on August 31st. She now enjoys the Greatest Reunion of All in Heaven with our Lord and Savior and those loved ones who preceded her including her parents, husband Clyde Devore, sister and brother-in-law Virgie and Alvin Horn, brothers Bob, Raymond, Roy and Earl S. Beal, granddaughter Donna Tubaugh, niece Peggy Miller and many special friends and family members.
Left to cherish her memory are sons, John T. Durst of Delaware and James D. (Lori) Durst of Marysville; daughters, Ginny Reisinger and Gloria Jean VanLoon of Delaware; her dearest friend and sister-in-law, Evelyn Beal; six grandchildren, Lisa E. and Stacy (Lisa M.) Reisinger, Brian (Jennifer) and Tina Tubaugh, Gage (Jessica) and Brodie Durst; ten great grandchildren and one great great grandson; numerous nieces, nephews and many others whom she loved dearly.
The family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Grady Memorial Hospital ICU and 3rd floor staff and the Hospice nurses for their wonderful care and concern during Virginia’s stay.
The family will receive friends on Thursday September 11th from 6 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Additional calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday September 12th from 9:30 am until time of funeral services at 10:30 am. A reception will follow in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room. Graveside services will then be held at 2:30 pm at the Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Sterling, Ohio.
Contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to Highpoint Community Outreach, 795 Pollock Road, Delaware, OH 43015.
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  • Ginny (Virginia), I saw your mom’s passing in the Gazette today. I am very sorry for your loss. From what I remember of her when I was at your house in Hyatts lo those many years ago, she was always so nice. I know you will miss her presence in your life, the joy and laughter that she gave you. Hang on to those memories, they will lift you up in the days ahead.

  • Jenny I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing, just know that she is with your dad and Jesus. Love you and will be praying for you. Your Sister in Christ. Sue Lynn