Virginia P. Gordon, 89

APRIL 7, 1923-MARCH 13, 2013

March 14, 2013
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Virginia Pearl Gordon, 89, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born April 7, 1923, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy Theodore and Lola Estella Stewart Coffman and the widow of Henry R. Gordon, who died Nov. 11, 1991.

She was a 1941 graduate of Hancock High School.

She retired from PennDOT as a manager at the Interstate 70 Welcome Center in Warfordsburg, Pa. 

She was a member of Hancock United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn V. Hollenshead and husband, Frank, of Needmore, Pa., and Sara Jean Landers and husband, Harry, of Antonito, Colo.; four sons, Ross H. Gordon and wife, Shirley, of Needmore, Roy W. Gordon and Robert L. Gordon, both of Big Cove Tannery, and David Steven Gordon of Warfordsburg; 15 grandchildren; 28 great- grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Roy James Gordon, John David Hollenshead and Monica Elaine Gordon; two sisters, Lola Grace Huth and Dorothy Lee Legge; and nine brothers, Roy Theodore Coffman, Robert Luther Coffman, Raymond Edward Coffman, Roy Francis Coffman, Harry Lester Coffman, Clarence Hunter Coffman, Walter Michael Coffman, Carl (Todd) Curtis Coffman and Joseph Donald Coffman.

A service will be Monday, March 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Damascus Christian Church, Big Cove Tannery. The Rev. Dan Porterfield will officiate. Burial will be at Damascus Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. For the convenience of family and friends, the funeral home will be open Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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