Virginia M. Lynn, 88, of 2323 Edinboro Road, Erie, Pa., formerly of Lakeland, Fla., and Lakewood, N.Y., passed away at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2011), in the Forest View Nursing Home on the Springhill Campus.
An Erie, Pa., resident for the past several years and a former Lakewood, N.Y., resident for 49 years, she was born Jan. 21, 1923, in Des Moines, Iowa, a daughter of the late Charles and Nelle Kinsey Winberg.
She was a graduate of the Garfield High School in Akron, Ohio, and also gra-duated from the Akron City Hospital School of Nursing. She served for a short time in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II.
Virginia M. Lynn
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Erie, Pa.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid reader, bridge player and also loved golfing and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed the companionship of her loving dogs.
The family enjoyed many vacations, including two dude ranch trips, visits to most all the National Parks, skiing in Vermont and Florida vacations, as well as the mule ride down the Grand Canyon. Ginny and Dick enjoyed several trips with the Bar-bershoppers to Sweden and Norway and Australia and New Zealand, as well as trips to Alaska and Europe
Surviving are her hus-band of 62 years, Dr. Richard M. Lynn, whom she married June 11, 1949; two sons: Richard M. (Joanne) Lynn Jr. of Cornwall Conn., and Donald E. Lynn of Erie, Pa.; two daughters: Nancy J. (Leonard) Lightfoot of Burbank, Calif., and Janet K. (John) Blakeslee of Erie, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Jason, Brian and Olivia Lynn, Christopher Light-foot, Jennifer Calabretta, Sarah Castillo, John Blak-eslee; and two great- grandchildren: Dante and Cabrini Calabretta.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two great-grandchildren: Mateo and Sofia Calabret-ta; a brother, C.K. Winberg; and a sister, Betty Koch.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011), in the Lind Funeral Home, 805 W. Third St., Jamestown, N.Y. The Rev. Terry Shaugh- nessy, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Erie, Pa., and the Rev. Ho-ward Wright, retired pastor, will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service on Sunday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509; or to the First United Methodist Church of Erie, 707 Sassafras St., Erie, PA 16501
You may light a candle in remembrance of "Ginny" at www.lindfuneralhome. com.