Virginia M. Horning Wiltrout, 86, of New Washington died after a year-long battle with cancer at Magnolia Terrace Nursing Home in Galion.
"Ginny" was born in Crestline on April 9, 1928 to the late John and Sylvesta (Brown) Poffenbaugh. She was married to Robert Wiltrout in Las Vegas on August 29, 1973; he preceded her in death on July 1, 1995.
Ginny was born in Crestline and attended Crestline schools. She was employed for many years at Buckeye Central High School as a cook and custodian. She was a member of Crouse Memorial Lutheran Church in Tiro.
Ginny was a loving mother; a strong, independent woman; and a hard worker. She was a wonderful cook who loved to crochet, enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, loved her flowers, and being outside sitting on her porch.
She is survived by her five children, Michael (Maria) Horning of Bradenton, Florida; Donna Jean (Francis) Millenbaugh of New Washington; Patricia (John) Bellono of Huntsville, Alabama; Susan (William) Herschler of Galion; and Pam (Keith) Loy of New Washington; her eight grandchildren, Michele (Bob) Nolen, Laura Millenbaugh, Julie (John) Schoenfelt, Scott (Melissa) Gates, Tiffany Gates, Ryan (Michelle) Loy, Kyle Loy and Teresa Bellono; three step-grandchildren, Meredith (Eric) Haskins, Gina (Jason) Harper, and Sarah (Brett) Griffith; 11 great grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren, and two step great great grandchildren, her sister Carolyn Studer of Ontario, her sister-in-law Cassie (John) Poffenbaugh of Galion, her brother-in-law Herman (Mary) Seibert of Tiro, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman J. Horning, her sisters Georgia Zaebst, Genevieve Freeze, Ruth Flegm, Rosemary Shatzer, Mary Seibert, her brother John Poffenbaugh, and her son-in-law Bill Gates.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington, Ohio on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM where the funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:00 AM with Pastor Thomas Pairan officiating. Burial will follow in Tiro Oakland Cemetery in Tiro, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Washington Fire Department or Home Care Matters Hospice of Galion. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com