Memorial to Virginia Gwynn

Virginia M. (Shipley) Gwynn (1928-2011)

I normally wouldn’t post something of a personal nature like this but she was a great Mother-in-law and today would be her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM.

LORAIN — Virginia M. Gwynn, (nee Shipley), age 82, of Lorain, and formerly of Sheffield Village, passed away on Monday July 18, 2011 at home with her family. She was born November 30, 1928 in New Salem, Pennsylvania; Virginia moved to Lorain County in 1961. In 1971. she and her growing family settled in Sheffield Village to raise her children.

She was a devoted wife and mother of nine children. She enjoyed spending time with her children and many loving grand children and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her brother Robert Shipley, daughters Laura Grimes (Rick), Bobby Demich (Walter), Neila Meyers, Virginia Davisson (Bruce) of Marietta, Ohio, Alverta Kramer (David) and Janet Darmos (Mark), and Sons Donald Shipley of Harriman, Tennessee, Robert A. Gwynn, Jr. (Terry) of Elyria, and Kevin Gwynn.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert A. Gwynn, Sr., by her parents Edward and Lauretta (nee Rosenthal) Shipley, and her granddaughter Amanda Davisson. Mrs. Gwynn was an avid Yahtzee player who also enjoyed hummingbird collectibles and solving crossword puzzles.

Her spunk and sense of humor were always appreciated by those who new her best. Virginia’s final days were spent surrounded by her loving family and friends in the home of her daughter, Janet, with the assistance of New Life Hospice. She is greatly missed.

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