Virginia Boyd

Virginia Marie Boyd

MANSFIELD: Virginia Marie Boyd, 96, of Mansfield, died April 24, 2014. Born September 15, 1917 in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of Alex and Clara (Gutenberg) Kennedy. Virginia and her husband moved from Detroit to Mansfield in 1956 with the opening of General Motors. A true homemaker, Virginia enjoyed gardening, sewing, and doing ceramics. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Charles Boyd, whom she married February 11, 1942 at St. Birchman's Church in Detroit, MI; son, Tom (Anne) Boyd of Mansfield; daughters, Nancy (Richard) Wair of Charleston, SC, Kay Foltz of Mansfield, and Gail (Charles) Bird of Athens, OH; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, John and Edward Kennedy.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington Springmill Rd., Ontario. A vigil service will be held at 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial, conducted by Father Jeremy Miller, will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 104 West First St., Mansfield. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OhioHealth MedCentral Hospice, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903 or to Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation for education at St. Peter's School.

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Published in the News Journal on Apr. 26, 2014