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Virginia Lee Mead

Virginia Lee Mead

Female 1937 - 2020  (83 years)

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  • Name Virginia Lee Mead 
    Born 19 Jun 1937 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Dec 2020 
    Person ID I7325  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Edward Walter Mead,   b. 6 Apr 1910, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1995, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Charlotte A. Yerdon,   b. 16 Apr 1911, Greenboro, Redfield Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 2001, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F5388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Herbert Harry Smith 
    Children 
     1. Shelley Denise Smith
     2. Vicki Colleen Smith
     3. James Douglas Smith
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F830  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Virginia M. Smith
      June 19 1937 - December 26 2020

      Virginia “Ginny” Mead Smith of Orwell, NY passed away on Saturday December 26, 2020 after a year-long battle with cancer. Ginny was born June 19, 1937 to E. Walter and Charlotte Mead in Boylston, NY. She graduated from Sandy Creek High School in 1954 and earned her LPN from SUNY Morrisville in 1955.

      Ginny had a number of career occupations including working professionally as a nurse and caregiver, and later, in a side business as a wallpaper hanger and a cake decorator. However, she always considered homemaking and raising her family as her primary jobs. She was active throughout her life at the Vorea Community Church, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, acting as Sunday School Superintendent and helping with cleaning work bees and other church projects. She acted as a Girl Scout leader and participated in the Good Neighbors Society, sewing quilts for families in need.

      She is survived by her husband Herbert and three children, James (Lori) Smith of Macedon, NY, Shelley Blodgett of Sandy Creek, NY, Vicki (Lee) Teachout of Orwell, NY, two sisters Eleanor (John) LaCelle of Orwell, NY and Wanda Bishop of Poughkeepsie, NY, along with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Ginny is predeceased by her parents, sister Freida Janacek and brother-in-law Gregory Bishop.

      Calling hours will be Saturday January 2, 2021 from 11:30-1:00 at the Vorea Community Church. A memorial service will follow at 1:00. Covid safety guidelines will be observed, with mask wearing and social distancing.

      In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vorea Community Church - Mead Endowment Fund, 6 Waggoner Road, Richland, NY 13144; or the Orwell Fire Department, PO Box 192, Orwell, NY 13426