Horseheads, N.Y. - Virginia L. "Ginny" Knecht, age 74, of Horse heads, N.Y., went to Heaven on Easter Sunday (April 20, 2014) to join her husband Stanley.
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Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, N.Y., on Wednesday (April 23, 2014) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ginny's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Rick Farrell on Thursday (April 24, 2014) at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul's Church, St. Joseph's Blvd. Elmira, N.Y. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Knecht through memorials to Robert Packer School of Nursing, 1 Guthrie Square, Attention Janeen Sheehe Sayre, PA 18840 or Notre Dame High School, 1600 Maple Avenue, Elmira, N.Y. 14904.
Ginny was born Decem ber 3, 1939, in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late Samuel and Katherine Jessup Josbeno. Ginny married her husband Stanley D. Knecht on May 19, 1962, and he pre-deceased her on July 15, 2003. She was a graduate of Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing in Sayre, PA. Ginny retired as Direc tor of Emergency Services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, N.Y., as well as being an active instructor in many EMS Training Programs in the area. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads for many years. Ginny loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them, especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Knecht is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law Stanley D. and Lisa Knecht Jr. of Gen eva, N.Y.; loving daughter and son-in-law Theresa and Paul McKlevis of Horse heads, N.Y.; beloved grandchildren, Christina Knecht and Jessica McKlevis, both of Horse heads, N.Y., and Brian (Jennalynn) Knecht of Geneva, N.Y.; sisters Theresa Josbeno and Bernadette Josbeno-Oakes, both of Elmira, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law Larry & Ceil Josbeno of Horse heads, N.Y.; sisters-in-law Jane Harshbarger and Georgia Porcelli, both of Estero, Florida, and Betty Lantz of Owego, N.Y.; brother-in-law Lloyd Splain of Chemung, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many many wonderful friends.
The family is also grateful for the love and support she received from her long-time friend Libby Cantando.
She was also pre-deceased by her sister-in-law Alice Splain.
Lynch Funeral Home
318 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY 14845
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2014