Virginia Evelyn Townsend

October 11, 1922November 22, 2015

Virginia E. Townsend, age 94, passed away November 22, 2015 at Glacier Hills Retirement Community, Eva’s House. Ginnie, as she was known to family and friends, was a lifelong resident of Ann Arbor. She was born on October 11, 1921 to Arthur and Thelma Greene. She was a graduate of Ann Arbor High School and attended Michigan State University. In her early years she worked at the family business, Greene’s Cleaners. On June 15, 1946 she married John James Townsend (J.J.). He preceded her in death on May 21, 2006. Ginnie was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. She was a member of Ann Arbor Women’s City Club and Barton Hills Country Club. She volunteered many hours over the years to the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed socializing with her friends, many dating back to high school. Ginnie is survived by her son, John A. Townsend (Linda) of North Muskegon, MI and her daughter, Joan K. Townsend (Gene Jestice) of Waynesville, Ohio, grandchildren John M. Townsend (Laura Ozios) of Casper, WY and Kelly Townsend-Hullinger (Lance) of Tampa, FL. As per her wishes, there will be no services. Cremation will be handled by Meulig Funeral Chapel and her remains will be placed next to J.J.’s at Forest Hills Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Eva’s House at Glacier Hills.


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Pam Boesen

December 5, 2015

Dear Ginnie was a sweetheart, warm with a big heart and a loyal, loving friend. It was a privilege to know her and I remember fondly her smile and kindness to my parents, Paul and Marilynn Hogan. It is a poignant moment for she was the last of a wonderful group of friends....Ann Arbor's fine representatives of the "Greatest Generation". Her family has my deepest sympathy.

Fred Arnold

November 28, 2015

Ginnie was like a mother to me and I will miss her as much as I miss my mother.

Jim and Charlotte Portz

November 27, 2015

We are so sorry to learn of the death of your beloved mother and Grandmother. We have known Ginny for years and have fond memories. Memories are wonderful and know you have many which will help in the days ahead. Our prayers and blessings are with all of you. Lots of love and hugs, Jim and Charlotte Haller Portz