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 Virginia Matilda “Ginny” <I>Adams</I> Kiraly

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Virginia Matilda “Ginny” Adams Kiraly

  • Birth 12 Dec 1910 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 18 Jul 1998 Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Mainstee, Michigan
  • Memorial ID 91768917

Middle daughter of 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 from 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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  • Created by: Cathie Dotson
  • Added: 11 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91768917
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Matilda “Ginny” Adams Kiraly (12 Dec 1910–18 Jul 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91768917, ; Maintained by Cathie Dotson (contributor 20128270) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Mainstee, Michigan.