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Virginia H. (Kay) Rich
February 18, 1927 ~ December 18, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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Our dear mother and grandmother, Virginia Hellene Kay Rich passed away peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, December 18, 2023 at the age of 96. She was an amazing person who was always willing to give great life advice for any occasion. She taught us wisdom and love. Ginnie was an intelligent and hard-working employee and a faithful and fun friend who will be greatly missed.
Ginnie was born on February 18, 1927. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (nee Bittner) Kay. She attended St. Adalbert Catholic School, Berea High School (class of 1945), Kent State University and Baldwin-Wallace College. In college she studied business administration. She was a member of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society. Ginnie worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Prudential and Goodyear Tire and Rubber. She retired from Goodyear with 37 years of service.
Ginnie married Charles Rich Sr., together they had two children, Charles Rich Jr. and Elizabeth.
Ginnie was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Kay; brother Raymond Kay (the late Lucille); son, Charles, and daughter-in-law, Susan Rich; lifelong friends Madelon and Floyd Cortright; Maddie's mother, Evelyn Dalhart; and faithful companion dog, Seamus.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Rich (Jeff Leonard), grandson Charles McLain (Tara McWilliams), two great-grandchildren, nephews Rick Kay(Marilyn), Gary Kay( Linda) and niece Vee Lehman as well as great-nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a neighborhood cat she called Jumbo. They watched out for each other.
Ginnie had heart for animals. Memorial donations may be made to the Berea Animal Rescue Fund.
Visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, from 5pm-7pm at Baker-Osinski-Kensinger, with prayers following. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 10am and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am at St. Adalbert Church, 66 Adelbert St., Berea, Ohio.
Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery alongside her parents and son.
Many thanks to Baker-Osinski-Kensinger Funeral Home for arrangements, St. Adalbert Church and our dear friend, Fr. Joe Spolny, for the services. Thanks also to Dr. Dohar, Dr. Kappus and Drs. Nicklas for lifelong care.