Virginia F. (Buck) Ihle

June 13, 1916 ‒ June 30, 2010

Sunbury, Ohio

Virginia F. (Buck) Ihle of Sunbury passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Country View of Sunbury.

She was the last surviving child of Edward J. and Almeda R. Buck, born on June 13, 1916 in Harlem Township near Galena. She graduated from Galena High School in 1934, attended Ohio State University and was a graduate of Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1939.

She married the longtime Galena doctor; Laurence M. Ihle M.D. on May 28, 1940. Together they shared 33 wonderful years raising a family and operating his medical practice until his death in 1973. She was a member of the Village Garden Club, Zoar Rebekah Lodge #887, Galena, and the Ladies Oriental Shrine #5. Former member of Columbus Porcelain Artists, Galena Woman’s Advance Club, Sunbury Road Needle Club, Searchlight Club of Sunbury and Piece Corps Quilters.

A skilled artist with porcelain china and oils, she was also an accomplished seamstress and quilter. She enjoyed genealogy, flower gardening, traveling abroad, and reading books of history and historical fiction. An excellent cook, she was resilient and always resourceful.

She will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, and as a friend of the community, always willing to help those in need.

Survived and cherished by son Curtis L. (Brenda) Ihle of Burke, VA and daughter Enid L. Horn of Sunbury. Grandchildren Chris (Christine) Ihle , Andrew (Kim) Ihle, Molly Horn (John) McHale, Cindy Horn, and Beth Horn as well as great grandchildren, Andrew, Kyle, Brandon, Matthew and Lauren Ihle and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by son-in-law: Harry Horn in 2003, brother Arnold (Elsie) Buck, sisters Regina “Jo” (Dean) Miller, Mary Kathryn (Shelton) Mitchell, Erdene (George) Lane and Louise (William) Wolfe.

Friends may call Saturday 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Sunday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m., burial will follow in Galena Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Big Walnut Community Library, 44 Burrer Dr, Sunbury, OH 43074 or to a charity of your choice.

Our special thanks to the staff at Country View of Sunbury.

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