Virginia Fyfe, 71, passed away January 18, 2006. She was born in Muncie, IN the second child of four. She is survived by her husband Donald and siblings Malcolm, Willoughby, her husband Norman, Dennis and his wife Jerri. She is also survived by her children David, Matthew, his wife Coleen, Tracy, her husband Howard, Gail, her husband John. Also her five grandchildren, Justin, Kristen, Stephanie, Kathryn and Alexander. Ginny, as she was known, grew up in Muncie. She married Don on Palm Sunday, 1954. In 1963 the family moved to Phoenix where Ginny finished her degree in nursing. She retired as section chief of AT&T's cable plant Medical Department with 20 years of service. While working, she earned her MBA, at the University of Phoenix. Ginny loved researching her lineage, building up and maintaining her website that focused on Delaware and its surrounding counties in Indiana, and traveling to her ancestral lands, Scotland and Ireland. Some of her fondest things were: 1950 Ford (Red Ruby), sleepovers with the grandkids, holidays with family, camping with the big blue van, summer vacations to Indiana, the Phoenix Suns, expertly sewing anything & backyard Birdwatching. She also enjoyed reading eBay, decorating, Whataburger, and the movies the Gladiator and A Christmas Story. Ginny also made the best mashed potatoes and gravy. She will be missed more than words can say.

The visitation and memorial service will be on Monday, January 23, 9:00 AM at First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale, 1001 N. Central Ave. in Avondale. The burial will follow immediately at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery at 63rd Avenue and Northern.

March 5, 2005
Leigh Ann (Thornburg) Grider, Muncie, IN
I am just stunned. I e-mailed Virginia in December. She said she would get back with me after the first of the year. My grandmother Onedia (Gibson) Thornburg is "I think the 4th or 5th" great granddaughter of Garrett Gibson. I found many names that corresponded with Virginia's genealogy. I think we are a missing branch off of her information. I made a promise to my grandmother that I would continue the family history that she and my grandpa started. My grandmother passed away August 15, 2005. If anyone in her family is continuing the awesome work that Virginia started, I would love to correspond with them. I am so sorry for your great loss. Her dedication will live on forever.

22 February 2006
Shirley (S) says:
They say the good die young. V is proof of that. My days are much lonlier without the frequent contact I had with Virginia. Odd how you never really accept these things but good that V will always live in my heart. She would want it that way. We've suffered a great loss in her work on the websites, the ever friendly help and contributions she proffered and her positive attitude even in the face of stacks of work. What a grand example she was in so many ways. I miss her. I always will. Cheers, my friend. Catch you on the other side.

January 24, 2006
Jill in Md
Ginny and I corresponded several times, as we were both researching the same Lenox/ Brown families, and on a trip to Phoenix a few years ago we were finally able to meet at my cousin's home. She was such a nice lady and I really enjoyed our visit . I am so sorry for your loss,

I met Virginia ( V ) on the Delaware County Email List, a few years ago, she was always so friendly and helpful.
We both became County Coordinators for the INGenWeb Project for neighboring counties about the same time and would share ideas and thoughts on designs for the websites.
If I had a problem I could send an email to V and she would always try and help me solve it or try to cheer me up!
I finally got to meet her in person at the Delaware County Genfest, and I thank God I was given the chance to meet such a wonderful caring person.
V was very dedicated to her genealogy websites. She did a wonderful job on the Delaware County site, and I know she had many more plans for the site that were to come, if God would have granted her a little more time on this side of eternity.
Virginia will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gina Richardson
INGenWeb Volunteer Coordinator
Randolph County IN
Rootsweb Admin.
January 24, 2006

My sympathy to the family. We do not understand the reasons for having to give up, on this earth, someone we love or care about. No words can help ease the pain, only the comfort of Jesus can do that. It sounds like you were very much loved by Virginia. I did not know her, only knew of her through the web site. We will all miss Virginia and her eagerness to be of help to anyone who ask. May God be with you and help ease the pain and loss you feel at this time.
Margaret in ARK, January 24, 2006

25 Jan 2006
Am sorry I never me her but she was so nice to get me on the Delaware County website and helped me to meet Gina and her Mother. Please accept my sincere condolences, she did so much for our genealogy.

26 Jan 2006
Jeff Bright,
I just opened my emails about Ginny and cant believe she is gone. Ginny and I talked a great deal through emails and on MSN messenger for quite a few years now. She helped me research my family line and taught me a great deal about how to research a family line. I could have never did it without her! We spoke of my family, gardening, and always, of her grandchild. In time we found while researching my family line, that we were even related. I spoke with her just last week and she was telling me she was going into the hospital for test. I wished her well and we ended the same way we always did when we spoke, "have a great day, see you soon". I never guessed that would be the last time I would ever speak with her. My heart goes out to her family. She was a wonderful, caring lady and will missed greatly by those of us who were blessed to call her "friend".

21 Jul 2006
Lori Godlove-Frazier,
A few years back, I started to look into the Godlove history. Without Virginia's help I wouldn't have been as far as I am now. She went out and took pictures of the Godlove cemetery for me, sent me pictures of the stones and personally wrote on the back of each picture what each stone said. She informed me that she had lived next to the old farm when she was growing up, which she also sent me pictures of. I felt a connection to her. Someday I hope I can help someone like she has me.