Virginia A. “Ginny” Smith (nee Roche), 66, of North Ridgeville, passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday May 23, 2020. Ginny was born in Cleveland on February 25, 1954. She had resided in Lorain County for 37 years and formerly lived in Avon Lake. She was a graduate of The University of Dayton where she received her bachelor’s degree in social work. Ginny owned and operated the Welcome Home Resale Shop in Grafton for 12 years where she mastered the art of picking, refurbishing, repurposing and selling her wares. Portions of her profits from the marketplace were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of her son Tim's service to our country. Ginny loved her combined family and enjoyed spending time with them and she was a very special grandmother to her six amazing grandchildren. Ginny and Russ were inseparable and were each others person. If they weren't working which was the only thing that kept them apart, they were together whether it be at home or spending many a day, afternoon or evening at Jacks playing their favorite slots. Ginny Smith is survived by: her husband of 15 years, Russ Smith; her children, Charlie Culp of Greeley, Colorado, Timmy Culp of Kona, Hawaii and Ali Zupon (Steve) of Westlake; her step-children, Melanie Smith (Brandon Rodriguez) of Sheffield Lake and Mike Smith (Mark Cina) of Lakewood; her six grandchildren; and by her siblings, Maggie Roche of Chicago, IL, Billy Roche of Mansfield and Tim Roche (Cyndie) of Bay Village. She was preceded in death by: her parents, William J. Roche and Helen Mae Therese Beas Roche; and by two brothers, Daniel “Chubbie” Roche and Robert “Bob” Roche. The family will receive friends on Saturday May 30, 2020 from 10am until the time of a service to celebrate Ginny’s life at 12 noon at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. Father John Seabold, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton, will officiate. The family is making a special request of all who will be attending to dress very comfortable and casual. Ginny will be! And one final sentiment from Gin, who hated lines; "If you're family, you can cut the line!"
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