Virginia “Ginnie” Love

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Virginia L. “Ginnie” Love, 94, of Gaylord, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021.

She was born to Jacque and Ethel (Sheirich) Davis on March 22, 1927, in Harrisburg, PA. 

Ginnie led a full life and in many ways was ahead of her time. As a child she lived all over the East Coast; from Queens, NY, to Central Pennsylvania, where she grew up mainly in Blue Ridge Summit. After high school, she went to secretary school, which landed her a great paying job at Ohio Casualty making $25 every two weeks. Wow!  She was a soda fountain girl and a sales clerk for a men’s clothing store. You may remember Ginnie working at Kunisch Clothing or Mr. Coots. She and some friends held a dance at Mont Alto and she met the love of her life, when she asked a handsome stranger, Dick Love, to dance. She married that stranger in 1949 and worked to support them both while he finished his degree in forestry at Penn State.  They moved to Gaylord, MI in 1967.  After retiring, they traveled all over the country playing golf and seeing the sites. She went parasailing and zip lining at 86 years old. She was a bit of an adrenaline junkie and fiercely competitive, continuing to bowl until the end.  In fact, Ginnie celebrated over 60 years of bowling on league and was inducted into the Gaylord Hall of Fame. She bowled a 214 and had a 500+ series at 93. She loved to golf too, golfing her last game in June. She was a great inspiration for living a good life.  She will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard (Dick) Dale Love.

Virginia is survived by her children: Katie (Bob) Bobowski of Boyne City, MI; Rich (Dana) Love of Slippery Rock, PA and Stew (Kathy) Love of Corolla, NC; 10 grandchildren: Sarah Miller of Franklin, TN; Rob (Nina) Bobowski of Ann Arbor, MI; Brianne Jerpe and Amanda Jerpe of Slippery Rock, PA;  Lindsay (Brennan) McMeeken of Mount Airy, MD; Travis (Jackie) Love of Westminster, MD; Ben (Clare) Love of Catonsville, MD; Spenser Love, Coeli Love and Gabriel Love of Catonsville, MD. 11 great-grandchildren: Jocelyn, Maxwell, Aleya and Wesley Miller; Avett and Mila Bobowski; Raegan, Rory, and Liam McMeeken, Bodhi Love and Murphy Love

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 429 E. Main St. (Ginnie’s Home), Gaylord, MI 49735 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gaylord Bowling Center, which is owned and run by Veterans at 1200 Gornick Ave, Gaylord, or Hospice of Michigan at 830 S. Otsego Ave, Gaylord.

13 comments on “Virginia “Ginnie” Love”

  1. Steve and I will miss you very much. She was a friend and a mentor. I loved her laughter, and she didn’t take crap from anyone. She was a mentor for so many and she was loved by many, I will miss your visits and the dog’s kisses💋. R.I.P MY FRIEND, Love Steve and JuJu.

  2. Rich, Katie, & Stew,
    I”m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Jennie was a wonderful person and mother. I have fond memories of both your parents while living in Gaylord. They were huge supporter’s of Gaylord High sports and were vey proud of their children and rightfully so.
    God Bless her soul, and God Bless you all.
    Billy Borst

  3. I am sorry for your loss. I enjoyed chatting with Mrs. Love when she would stop in for a Sunday paper. Peace and light beautiful soul.

  4. What a wonderful lady. She will surely be missed by all of her family and friends. May you Rest In Peace. Know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Karen McCoy Billman

    I loved Mrs. Love! She was always so friendly and chatty, and she raised 3 happy and friendly children. The last time I saw her was at my Father’s funeral a year ago. She looked great and it was so kind of her to come in the midst of a pandemic. That was Mrs. Love! My thoughts are with you Stu, Richie, and Katie.💔

  6. Rodney and Bonnie Kelly

    Katie, Rich, Stew, and Families, We are so sad to hear of Aunt Ginnie’s passing. She will be missed. I will miss her calls to check-in, and her visits. We loved playing games with her and Uncle Dale when they visited us or when we would visit in Gaylord. They were like my parents after my Mom died. I LOVED THEM AND WILL TRULY MISS AUNT Ginnie as I have missed Uncle Dale. You all have our sympathy, love, and prayers.

  7. Stew, Katie, and Rich,
    Your mom was the BEST!! ALWAYS full of smiles, she made you feel like you were her best friend! Ginny was that “one true friend” to those who were blessed to know her. She was such a gift to my mom, and the one true friend who checked in on her on a regular basis, the person my mom wanted me to keep informed after her passing. Now the bowling, golf, and laughter will continue on in heaven.
    You have my heart, but more importantly, know your mom had our hearts and we will miss her smiles.
    God Bless you all!!
    Linda (Tuck) and John Gall

  8. What a wonderful lady. I so looked forward to have her come into where I worked at Glen’s and Family Fare. When she came in she would always look to help her find certain things she couldn’t find or problems she had. I will miss that lady so much. God’s peace to Jennie and her family.

  9. bill and cathy smith

    Mrs Love was one of the best neighbors you could ever ask for. We will truly miss her friendliness and kindness. She was one of the sweetest ladies I had the pleasure of knowing. Our sincere condolences. Bill and Cathy Smith

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