STEIGELMAN, Virginia "Ginny"|
Ginny passed peacefully to her eternal home at the age of 99 on April 13, 2014. She was born at home on March 29, 1915 to Clarence and Anna Mellinger in West Chester, PA in a farmhouse on the Battle of Brandywine Revolutionary War battlefield, a cannon ball still lodged in a wall of the house.
She graduated from George School, a Quaker boarding school, in 1934. On April 11, 1942 she married Howard Steigelman, an engineer by profession who kept them moving until they settled in Austin in 1952. Shortly after relocating to Austin they became members of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church, a move that still affects their families' lives today.
Ginny freely gave her time to many services and organizations. Among others she was active in Laguna Gloria Guild, president of First Presbyterian Church Women's Association and over 25 years with the Brackenridge Hospital Auxilary including serving as its president. At Westminster Manor where Ginny and Howard called home since 1988 she served on the Library Committee, the Resident's Association Committee and the Hospitality Committee.
Ginny was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Howard. She is survived by her sister Miriam Work, two sons, Gerry and Terry (Kathleen), grandson Grant (Sherry and her son Dalton) and many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
A "celebration of life" service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014 in Harris Bell Hall at Westminster Manor.
The family will forever be indebted to the loving care of the Westminster staff and to the support provided by Austin Hospice.
In lieu of flowers the family requests any remembrance of Ginny be made to the Westminister Manor Employees Christmas Fund at 4100 Jackson Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78731 or First Presbyterian Church in Austin Texas.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2014