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Virginia "Jinni" M. Wenning

80, Fishers, IN, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. She was born on December 8, 1933 in Harrah, OK. After working at OG&E and attending Oklahoma University she planned to move to Japan, but arrived in Denver, CO instead. It was there that she persuaded a young soldier named Vic to leave his card game to dance with her. They were married later that year in 1956. Jinni had a great love for her family and for God's children. She was a Cub Scout den mother (Pack 36), a classroom volunteer (Fall Creek Elementary School), a mom to the kids in the SMYL group (St. Matthews), worked on mission/building projects in orphanages in Central America, and recently was a school bus attendant for children with special needs (Hamilton Southeastern). She never lost her rural roots - planting large gardens, canning for her family, and cutting grass on her John Deere. She was also a pioneer - becoming the first woman member of the Scientech Club. Jinni was a woman of faith who cared for many. She was active in her Bible study group and church. She also loved sports, especially her Sooners and Indianapolis Indians.

She was preceded by her parents, Victoria (Visnieski), Helen (Rostykus), and Raymond Hopcus; brother, Daniel Hopcus; and grandson, Danny Wenning. She is survived by her loving husband, Victor H. Wenning; children, Michael (Karen) Wenning, Steven (Judy) Wenning, and Michele (Roger) Kottlowski; and grandchildren, Vicki, Nathan, Becky, Paul, Alex, Kelly, and Chris. We will miss her cooking and creative stories but most of all we will miss all the love that she gave.

Visitation Saturday Feb. 22 from 12-3 p.m. and memorial service at 3 p.m. at Indiana Funeral Care , 8151 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to or Please sign her online guestbook at

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Feb. 20, 2014
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