Virginia “Ginger” <I>Higgins</I> Suhey

Virginia “Ginger” Higgins Suhey

Birth
Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Death 21 Nov 2011 (aged 84)
State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 80936292 · View Source
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Virginia (Ginger) Higgins Suhey July 3, 1927 - November 21, 2011 Virginia (Ginger) Higgins Suhey, 84, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. She was born on July 3, 1927, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Robert A. Higgins and Virginia Gaylord Higgins. On March 3, 1949, Ginger married her beloved husband Steven J. Suhey, who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1977. A life-long resident of State College, Ginger was a 1944 graduate of State College Area High School, and a 1948 graduate of Penn State University. Upon graduation, she taught physical education at Juniata College. After the death of her husband, she took over his business, LG Balfour Co., with her son Lawrence. She was an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Penn State Nittany Lion Club and St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Ginger is fondly remembered for her warm hospitality, love of golf and football. When her father became Penn State's head football coach in 1930 she attended football games from an early age. Many remember her love of entertaining and cooking as she hosted family and friends after Penn State football games through the years. Upon her retirement, Ginger traveled throughout the world and enjoyed winters in Phoenix, Ariz. Ginger is survived by her adoring children, Stephen J. Suhey Jr., and his wife, Louise, of San Antonio, Texas, Kathy Suhey, of State College, Betsy Suhey and John Imbt, of State College, Lawrence M. Suhey, and his wife, Christine, of Lemont, Nancy V. Suhey, of Phoenix, Ariz., Paul V. Suhey, and his wife, Carolyn, of Boalsburg, Matthew J. Suhey, and his wife, Donna, of Deerfield, Ill.; and by her 11 cherished grandchildren, Marie E. Suhey, Steven J. Suhey lII, and his wife, Heather, Kara A. Suhey, Amanda L. Suhey, and her husband, Oscar Giaverini, Kevin A. Suhey, Douglas H. Suhey, Joseph S. Suhey, Emily G. Suhey, Allison K. Suhey, Paul R. Suhey, and Scott M. Suhey; and her devoted sisters, Mary Ann Higgins Lyford, and her husband, Ralph, of Knoxville, Tenn. and Nancy Higgins Dooley, and her husband, James, of Allentown; and many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Higgins/Suhey Endowment Fund c/o The Nittany Lion Club, 157 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802. Visitation with family will be at Koch Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2011. Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Wall officiating. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park at the family's convenience. Published in Centre Daily Times on November 24, 2011.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kenneth Greene, Jr.
  • Added: 24 Nov 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 80936292
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia “Ginger” Higgins Suhey (3 Jul 1927–21 Nov 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 80936292, citing Centre County Memorial Park, State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .