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Virginia E. "Ginny" Carrel
Virginia E. Red Rose2Virginia E. “Ginny” Carrel, 95 of Richwood, died peacefully August 30, 2017 at Delaware Court Healthcare Center.

She was born January 3, 1922 in Marion to the late Forest D. and Bertha M. (Hood) Cole.  

She spent her youth in Marion, graduating from Marion Harding High School in 1940.  Soon after, she had the good fortune to meet a fine gentleman from Southeast Ohio, Charles Brooks Carrel, who had come to Marion for work.  They were married in 1942, and Brooks died in 1988.

Ginny loved to play euchre and met Leo E. Speicher at a card party in Raymond.  They married in 1996.  He also preceded her in death in 2004.

Ginny spent the majority of her life in the Richwood Community.  She belonged to many civic organizations and social clubs in the area, not just as a member, but also served as an officer in many.  She began her working career at Spain’s Five & Dime Store in Richwood.  She also worked at Ranco in Delaware and retired after many years from Bull Dog Electric/Siemans in Marysville in 1987. She was a member of Fite Memorial Baptist Church in Marion.

Ginny enjoyed bowling, golf, playing cards, shopping and traveling.  Her travels took her to most of the lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and to Europe twice.  She loved writing cards and letters to friends and relatives.  She had two very dear pen pals, one in Virginia, Hazel Cole, also born in 1922, and the other in Australia, Yolanda Albert, who made several trips to the U. S. to visit and named her daughter Ginny.

Ginny is survived by a son, Gary (Linda) Carrel, Richwood; a daughter, Patty (Rusty) Eagle, Delaware; four grandchildren, Shelley (Brad) Pfeiffer, Kimberly (Mark) Light, Amy Miller and Will Eagle; four great-grandchildren, Brandon (Taylor) Pfeiffer, Lindsey Pfeiffer, Justin Light and Megan Light; three great-great-grandchildren, Ava, Brantley and Brooks Pfeiffer; two brothers, Larney (Sharon) Cole and Richard (Daisy) Cole; and two very special nieces, Nan and Sue Dickerson; also, several step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Stidham, a great-grandson, Benjamin Pfeiffer, and three sisters, Emma Cole, Margaret Dearth and Delores Dickerson.

Funeral services will be Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor David Carlyle officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood VFW Post 870, P. O. Box 164, Richwood, OH 43344.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Melanie Ball
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Dear Linda and Gary,
So sorry for your loss. Warmest thoughts coming your way.

#2 from: Colleen Fiant
Marion Ohio
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 3:34 PM

I remember Ginny as such a vibrant, smiling lady, who was always very kind and sweet.  She will be missed.  I am so very sorry for your families huge loss.  

#3 from: joe jerry sloop
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 6:57 PM

Gary and family so sorry to hear about your mother, she was a wonderful lady prayers to you.

#4 from: Gail DeGood-Guy
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Ginny was like a second mom to me.   I am going to miss so much about her.   God bless you, Ginny.  I know my mom is so very happy to see you again.

#5 from: SanDee Tidd & Claude Tidd
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 9:21 PM

Gary & family we are sorry to hear of your loss. May your very many special memories be close at hand & dear to your heart at this time as you celebrate her very  special life with family & friends. Prayers and love to all.

#6 from: Marilyn Coleman
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 10:11 PM

Patti and family, Ginny was such a dear friend.  I will miss her witty sayings and her lovely smile.  It was a privilege to call her my friend.   She had a lot of health issues later but she always had a smile. Love and prayers to you.

#7 from: Janice Simpson
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 10:27 PM

To The Family of Ms. Virginia E.Ginny,at this time I like to send my condolences to the family sorry about the passing of your dear love one.May the memories of your dear love one be cherrished for years to come.May you find comfort in knowing your love one will be reunited with you again. John 11:25. Learn more visit www.jw org.website.

#8 from: Pam (DeGood)  and "Fred" Larry Ward
Foster, OK
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 8:27 AM

I loved your mother so much. She always made me laugh and was so positive. I have wonderful memories of her and will miss her so very much. I felt like I was another daughter to her and she was a second mom to me. I know she is now having fun with my mom, Ruth and Phyllis.

#9 from: Shelley Ridge
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Dear Gary, Linda, Shelley and Kimberly
    So sorry for your loss, may you have comfort during this difficult time.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

#10 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Dear Gary, Linda, and family,  So sorry for the loss of your beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, special friend, and disciple of the Lord.  Ginny was such a wonderful person and friend to so very many.  May God give comfort, peace, love, and understanding to all those who loved Ginny so very much.  May God bless each and every one of you!  Praying for you all!  God Bless!

#11 from: Barb Eastman
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 10:09 AM

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I did not know her but from everyone else's messages... I think I missed somebody special.

#12 from: Joan Elliott Wagner
The Plaza Inn
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 2:47 PM

Always sorry to hear about death.  Your Mother is now at peace.  May God wrap his loving arms around the entire family.  Love you folks.  Joan

#13 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 6:14 PM

Our sincere sympathy to Ginny's family.  She was a good friend of my mother Isabelle Rubeck and my Aunt Laura Kuba -- they shared many good times and laughs together.  Fred & Rita Parker

#14 from: Carola McMahan
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Prayers and thoughts are with you , Gary and Linda, and to your family.

#15 from: Amy Cole (daughter of Larney Cole)
Laurelville, Ohio
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 10:24 PM

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Ginny.  She was such a fun person to be around.  She was always smiling and had lots of stories to tell.  Rest in peace Aunt Ginny and may her close family be comforted by the thought that she is now with Our Heavenly Father.  

#16 from: Scott and Jamie Wills family
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

#17 from: johna nibert
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:14 AM

So sorry to hear of Ginny death. You have my sympathy. Thinking of you . Johna

#18 from: Lynne Ledley
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 8:52 AM

My sympathy to your family on the passing of Ginny. I always enjoyed talking to her at church. She was a very fun loving, caring person.

#19 from: Tammy White
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 12:37 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Ginny’s passing.  I was her home health aid for a while and she always treated me so well.  She was kind hearted and sweet.  I have missed her since I stopped working for her.  She has received her reward from her Heavenly Father and I will see her again one day.  

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