Virginia "Ginny" Carol Cartwright

November 18, 1939November 9, 2018

Virginia (Ginny) Carol Cartwright, 78, of Traverse City was called to heaven on Nov. 9, 2018, after a brief illness. Ginny was born to Carol and Elmer Heckert in 1939 and was raised by her grandmother and aunt and uncle, Lucille and Harry Hayes. Ginny married Walter Cartwright in 1960 and they had two children, Mark Cartwright and Mary Farrington. Ginny was primarily a housewife, being involved in her children’s activities, such as being a Boy Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and lunchroom aide. She was also a tax accountant and church secretary. Ginny is predeceased in death by her parents, Carol and Elmer Heckert, aunt and uncle, Lucille and Harry Hayes, husband, Walter Cartwright, and son-in-law, James Farrington. She is survived by her children, Mark (Mary Jo) Cartwright, Mary Farrington, grandson, Joshua (Jill) Cartwright and stepsister, Joni (Ken) Wegner. Ginny had a great love for animals, having many dogs, cats, rabbits and a racoon in her lifetime. She leaves behind her precious cat, Sassy. She will be greatly missed by those whose hearts she touched. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, Nov. 15 with visitation beginning at 11a.m. and the service at 12 p.m. at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church, located at 16426 Center Rd. in Traverse City. A luncheon will be held after the service. Arrangements entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 15, 2018

Virginia "Ginny" Carol Cartwright

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