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Virginia "Ginny" Meyer

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HENDERSONVILLE-Virginia "Ginny" Deloris Foster Meyer, 87, of Hendersonville, formerly of Oscoda and East Tawas, Michigan, passed away at her home on Sunday, August 2, 2015 after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born August 31, 1927 in Sterling, MI to John V. and Carrie G. Ellison.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, a baby daughter, her grandson, Daniel Paul Miccolis, Jr., sisters, Shirley Rebischke and Carrie Blankenship and three brothers, Henry, Francis and Douglas Ellison.
She spent much of her working life in the retail sector and for many years was the owner and operator of a children's clothing and family shoe store. Virginia married her loving husband, Edwin H. Meyer, on January 30, 1982. Upon Edwin's retirement from his appraisal business in Detroit, MI, he and Virginia moved to East Tawas, MI, where they enjoyed playing golf and memorable card games with family and friends. Following Edwin's passing in December, 2001, Virginia moved to Hendersonville to be with her family. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Dana United Methodist Church.
Virginia is survived by her sisters, Mary Watson of Ohio, Polly Avery of Michigan and her brother, Jack, of Colorado. Also surviving are her daughters, Shirley (Dan) Miccolis of Hendersonville and Katherine (Richard) Ferrebee of Sun City Center, FL; stepchildren, Ned (Cary) Meyer of Ontario, Canada, Stephen (Lori) Meyer of Oklahoma, Matthew Meyer of Washington and Laura (Bill) Daly of Michigan; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Virginia's family would like to extend their gratitude and heartfelt thank you to Pastor Jerry Warren of Dana United Methodist Church and to the entire staff of Four Seasons Hospice for their loving care and compassionate support given to their mother.
Published in The Times-News on Aug. 28, 2015
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