Virginia Collins Smith, 94 - Akron

Virginia Collins Smith, 94, of Akron, Ohio, was called home by her Lord and Savior, Monday, August 23, 2010.

Virginia "Ginny" was born February 4, 1916 in Calhoun County, W. Va., a daughter of the late Henry Collins and Minerva Ellen Hickman.

She was married to Raymond C. Smith in Grantsville, W. Va. on September 8, 1934, and the family moved to Akron in 1944. Virginia loved to cook, bake, and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed bowling well into her 80's.

We will never forget those delicious pies, light bread buns and biscuits, and the little dance she would do which always made us smile. She will be deeply missed by all of those whom she touched with her kindness and loving spirit.

She is survived by daughters, Jean Rittenour, Janice Aber, and Nadine (Bob) Kight, all of Akron, and Pauline Fiume of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C.; son, Raymond E.; eight brothers; two sisters; and two grandsons.

Friends and family may call Thursday, August 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron, where a funeral service will be held Friday, August 27 at 11 a.m. Interment at Hillside Memorial Park.

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