Virginia Melvin

November 30, -0001 - March 22, 2011

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MELVIN, Virginia “Ginny” (nee Zimmer), loving Mother to Connie Jackson of FL, Patricia Dillon of FL and Janice Parrett of OH, devoted Grandmother to Michael, John, Kim, Scott, Jennifer, Mandy, Tricia, Christopher, and Eric. Great-Grandmother of 19. Virginia was preceded in death by brother James Zimmer of Cincinnati, OH. Passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the age of 85. Visitation will be held at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, Friday, March 25th from 11:30 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to Mason Christian Village. Condolences at


Cathy Hellinger - Mar 24, 2011

Janice and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother. When those we love are with the Lord and if the Lord is with us, then those we love are never very far away……
Janice, please let me know if I can help you with anything.

Jean LeForge-Leach - Mar 24, 2011

My father was very fond of Virginia and spoke of her often. He really enjoyed their winters Florida. Now they are in heaven together.

"Aunt" Lucille, Donna & Bill - Mar 24, 2011

Dear Virginia — The Robert Frost poem about having “miles to go before I sleep” keeps coming to mind as we contemplate the news that your journey has finally ended…It was a long and difficult journey and yet you always managed to keep going, kept smiling throughout it all, and was never one to complain. For this, we shall always love, respect, and admire you. Goodnight. Sleep well…

As for her family, what can we say? In our own humble opinion, she is not “gone”, you simply have to look elsewhere for her now. Within yourself, because she will always remain a part of you and all the memories you have made with her. Each time you remember her, she will still be there for you, still a part of you. You’ll see… The Long Goodbye is finally over and now you can remember her as you and she would prefer. Just as you so often wished during her final ordeal, she will get better now.

Bob and Janet Arnold - Mar 24, 2011

Penny, Scott, Trish and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love you,
Bob, Janet and Family.

Gerry Sharp - Mar 24, 2011

Dear Penny and Family,

I just read the obituary on the computer this morning and was sorry to hear your mother passed away. You and your family are in our prayers.

Love Gerry and Family

Aaron, Erin, Evie, Walter and Ellie Sorrell - Mar 23, 2011

We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with your families as you mourn and our smiles are with you as you remember all the wonderful times your family was blessed with.