Virginia E. Trovinger, 91

JULY 15, 1920-DEC. 26, 2011

December 27, 2011
  • Virginia E. Trovinger
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Virginia Elizabeth Trovinger, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Ravenwood Nursing Home.

Born July 15, 1920, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Warren C. and Clara Louise Ridenour Charles.

She was preceded in death on Sept. 14, 2007, by her husband of 62 years, Jack N. Trovinger.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1940, and from Columbia College.

She was employed by Leiter Brothers in the credit department.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for 59 years, and a former member of Emmanuel United Brethren. She was a strong supporter of the church by serving two, three-year terms on church council, intermediate president of the Lutheran Church Women United Group No. 3. She either served or chaired on the following committees or duties: communion cup committee, flower committee, kitchen committee, Sunday school teacher and editor, along with her husband, of “Eagle Wings” (church newsletter) for 20 years. She was the representative of St. John’s Lutheran Church for Lutheran Brotherhood.

She received an award for her services in 1985 from the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen Association. She received recognition for her volunteer service from Ravenwood Lutheran Village.

She is survived by one sister, Betty Martin, and husband, S. Dorsey Martin of Hagerstown; two nieces, Brenda Martin and Virginia Martin, both of Hagerstown; one nephew, Terry Trovinger, and wife, Carol, of Hagerstown; one great-niece and one great-nephew; four great-great-nephews; and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Edward H. Heim will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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