Virginia “Ginny” Mae Veness

February 04, 1923 ‒ April 09, 2009

Marion, Ohio

Virginia “Ginny” Mae Veness (nee Epley), age 86, went home to be with Jesus peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2009.

She was born on February 4, 1923, in Marion County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Leroy and Mae (Rider) Epley. Ginny graduated from Claridon High School in the Class of 1941.

On June 16, 1946, Ginny married William “Bill” Veness at the Calvary Evangelical Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years.

A lifelong resident of Marion, Ginny attended Marion Business College and then worked for Marion Power Shovel Company for several years. A few years later, while her son was a toddler, she developed polio, which took away her ability to walk. Despite the many physical obstacles she faced over the years, she always gave God the glory and lived her life serving Him. She was a long-time member of Cornerstone Alliance Church.

She will be dearly missed by her loving and devoted husband, William Veness, who cared for her for many years, of Bath, Ohio; son, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Veness, of Fairlawn, Ohio; three granddaughters: Chelsea (Rick) Teeple of Suffield, Ohio, Lindy (Matt) Carson of Hilliard, Ohio, and Mikayla Veness of Fairlawn, Ohio; four great-grandsons: Nicholas, Nathan, Tanner and Hunter; and many other family members and friends.

The Veness family will greet friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at the Cornerstone Alliance Church, 2010 Marion Marysville Rd., Marion, where services celebrating her life will follow immediately at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim Miller and Rev. James Nuhfer officiating. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Alliance Church, “The Great Commission Fund”, or to the charity of your choice.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living in Bath, Ohio for the excellent care they have given Ginny during this past year and for the outstanding support they have shown the family during this time.

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Though we miss you dearly, we know we will see you again someday, walking on the streets of gold in Heaven.