Virginia “Ginny” Ward
Virginia “Ginie” Rose Ward, age 78, of Quincy, died Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 12:42 pm in Sunset Home.
Ginie was a 1957 graduate of Quincy High School. For most of her life she was employed as a secretary for various businesses around Quincy, including Moorman Manufacturing and Gardner-Denver. In recent years, she had been employed as the head cook at Cheryl Loatsch Studios in Quincy.
Ginie will always be remembered for her impeccable style and sense of fashion. Ginie enjoyed crafting in her spare time. Her interest in art and crafts was very broad, and she excelled in any avenue at which she tried her hand, whether it was knitting and crocheting or making jewelry and stained glass. She also enjoyed sharing her creations with family and friends, and she even made lap Afghans for the residents of the Illinois Veterans’ Home. Ginie was also a dog lover, who owned many dogs in her life. She was a member of Payson United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, Larry, survivors include: a sister, Patricia S. Wemhoner of Quincy, IL; a brother, John (Joleen) Williams of Quincy, IL; two brothers-in-law, Ronald (Shelbia) Ward of Mendon, IL and Ruben Saltares of Puerto Rico; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Monroe of Heyworth, IL and Dorothy L. Williams of Quincy; several nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Lynn Bubb.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Marianne Saltares, and a brother, Eddie L. Williams
Services: 10:00 am Monday, January 15, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Anelle Ruemmler officiating.
Burial: Payson New Cemetery, Payson, Illinois
Visitation: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday January 14, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: Blessing Cancer Center
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.