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.