Virginia Shirmer "Ginny" Bailey

Bailey, Virginia Shirmer "Ginny"
Jan. 12, 1920 - Feb. 12, 2013
Virginia "Ginny" Shirmer Bailey, age 93, died on Tuesday, February 12th at the Sarasota Hospice Center in Sarasota, Florida. A native of Cuylerville, New York, Ginny also lived in Geneseo and Rochester, New York, and Eatontown, New Jersey, before moving to Nokomis, Florida, in 1985. She had a long career with the Rochester Telephone Company and, upon retirement, became an "Avon Lady", a job that she continued until her death. Ginny was a deeply religious woman who was active with the Spanish Lakes Covenant Church where she served on many boards and committees and was a stalwart member of the congregation. Ginny was predeceased by her husband, Willis "Bill" Bailey in December 1999. She is survived by a son, Guy Bailey, his wife, Kathy King, and their son, Andrew, all of Stamford, Connecticut, in addition to a brother, Jack Schirmer of Mount Morris, a sister, Helen Bennett of Geneseo, and a niece and numerous nephews. She will also be missed by her friend and companion, Robert Bansky of Nokomis. A memorial service will be held at the Spanish Lakes Covenant Church on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 4 pm. There will also be a gathering in Geneseo of relatives and friends to celebrate Ginny's life at a date to be determined. Memorial donations may be made to Spanish Lakes Covenant Church, 1340 Tamiami Trail N, Nokomis, Florida 34275, attention of Reverend Washburn.

Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013