Mary Virginia Kerch, age 89, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012, at her home in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was born August 28, 1923, in Medina, to Mary and Ben Schultz. Mary Virginia was a Medina county resident for over 50 years, moving to Sarasota, Florida in 1980 and Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2001.
Mary Virginia was a graduate of Medina High School Class of 1941 and received her Registered Nursing degree from St. Alexis Hospital and School of Nursing in Cleveland. She was the first nurse in Medina Hospital’s new maternity unit which opened in 1944 and also worked for Dr. John L. Jones until his death in 1963. While living in Sarasota, she volunteered taking blood pressures at the Park East Clubhouse and was always willing to help anyone in need.
Mary Virginia was a member of the Medina United Church of Christ, Congregational for over 65 years and was a member of Fire Lassies when her husband was a volunteer fireman for Medina Fire Department. She loved music and learned to play the piano when her daughters took lessons in the mid 1950s. Her greatest joy was her family and she cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren most of all.
She was the beloved mother of Mary Beth Goodwin (Ralph) of Medina, and Pamela J. Frost (Edward) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; cherished grandmother of Cort Goodwin (Michelle) of Seville, Jason Frost of Fayetteville, and Claudia Smith (Eric) also of Fayetteville; dearest great-grandmother of Caylee, Cole, Caden, Travis, Nathan, Jessica and Makaila; loving sister of Betty Loska of Warrensville Heights; and dear aunt of Stephanie Young (Norman) of Windham, New Hampshire and Kerry Loska, also of Warrensville Heights.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Wilbur; to whom she was married 59 years.
The family will receive friends from 10 A.M., until the time of the service at 11 A.M., Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Reverend Dr. Neal Sadler will officiate. Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, at 2:30 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the United Church of Christ, Congregational, Medina.