Virginia M. “Ginny” Gottke
November 17, 1930 ‒ June 08, 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Virginia M. “Ginny” Gottke, 87, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. She was born on November 17, 1930 in Thatcher, WV to the late Lionel M. and Lillian V. (Juechter) Reed.
Ginny retired from the former F & R Lazarus and Company in Columbus, where she worked for many years as an Administrative Assistant. She enjoyed gardening, collecting bird figurines, but most of all she loved spending time with kids. Ginny was a member of the Station Break, volunteered at Twin Oak Elementary School and she attended the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
Ginny is survived by her children, Wayne (Susan) Gottke of Mount Vernon, Ken (Diana) Gottke of Grove City, Rob (Joann) Gottke of Hilliard and Karen (Kevin) Moynihan of Los Altos, CA; grandchildren, Andy, Jeff, Joel, Justin, Wes, Lillian, Kenny, Jill, Matt, Thomas and Sara; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Bob (Peggy) Reed of Jackson and Dave (Ginger) Reed of Hideaway Hills; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Ginny was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Gottke; brother, Bill Reed; and sisters, Roberta Clouse and Florence Lytle Shea.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 with Deacon Tim Birie presiding. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Glen Rest Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg. A prayer service will follow the evening visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215 or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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