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Virginia Matilda "Ginny" Adams Kiraly
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1910
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1998
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Middle daughter of Dr Willard Gilcrest and Lulu Grace (Tufts) Adams.
Ginny was very talented with "old fashioned" crafts. She did counted cross stitch, beginning in her twenties with regular stitching. She braided wool rugs and wool strip hooking. She was published for her wool strip hooking and taught others to do both wool crafts. She made beautiful full size rugs and chair seat pads. Her favorite subject was botanical motifs.
Before her marriage to Joe Kiraly, she worked as a switchboard operator. I remember a photo of her at the plug in board, from the early 1930s.
After her marriage she became a full time mom to Joe's two children. Ginny never had children of her own. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She learned to cook Hungarian food by her mother-in-law.
Ginny was a descendant of the Tufts family from Boston fame.
When she and Joe retired to Brasstown, North Carolina, in true fashion she learned the mountain craft skills. Her cornhusk dolls were displayed in a publication on mountain crafts. Her wood carvings were sold at the Brasstown Folk School. She loved walking on the side of their mountain looking at her wildflowers and talking to their dog Missy.
Ginny's ashes are buried under a tree with Joe's ashes in Manistee, Michigan. 
 
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 Parents:
  Willard Gilcrest Adams (1881 - 1976)
  Lulu Grace Tufts Adams (1884 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Ferenc Kiraly (1906 - 2004)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Mainstee, Michigan
 
Created by: SavingHistory
Record added: Jun 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91768917
Virginia Matilda Ginny <i>Adams</i> Kiraly
Added by: SavingHistory
 
Virginia Matilda Ginny <i>Adams</i> Kiraly
Added by: SavingHistory
 
 
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Grandma, you were such an inspiration to me. A true lady. Go Detroit Tigers!!!I love and miss you.Hugs
- SavingHistory
 Added: Jun. 11, 2012
 
 
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