Virginia Lee Shaw Sinclair

WHEELING — Virginia Lee Shaw Sinclair, 86, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Wheeling.

She was born in Philippi, on July 30, 1931, the daughter of the late William L. and Virginia (Burner) Shaw. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Russell L. Shaw, of New Jersey, and her dear friend, Walter J. (Buss) Polens, of Pittsburgh. Surviving are her daughter Rebecca Sinclair, of Wheeling, and her son Robert (Mick) and his wife Sue Hall Sinclair, of Mocksville, N.C.

Also surviving are her sisters Margaret Edith Shaw Cole O’Connor, of Cincinnati and Patricia Shaw Hinkle, of Cleveland.

Ginny was loved by many family and friends; grandchildren Emily Hall Davis and husband Phil; Angela Barney Hall; greatgrandchildren Bailey and Branden Hall, all of North Carolina; nieces and nephews Helen Shaw Veizer (Joe), Ginger Shaw Silvey (Rick), Gregory Cole (Jennifer), Jonathan Cole (Rhonda), Jennifer Cole Sloneker, Christopher Cole (Kelly), Melissa Hinkle Jarboe (Jeff), and Scott Hinkle (Jennifer); great-nieces and nephews Russell, David, Daniel, Will, Patty, David, Melanie, Natalie, Maddie, Brad, Lauren, Bobby, Connor, Kate, Ashley, Aimee, Reese and Jason; great-great-nephew Carter.

She was blessed with special friends, Chuck and Shani Schellhase, and children Chuckie and Ella, of Wheeling, the Pam and Jack Vander Schilden family, of Little Rock, and the Richard and Julie Polens family, of Pittsburgh.

A graduate of Philippi High School, she attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and had a long career as an administrative assistant at The Hartford Insurance Company, Pittsburgh.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and former member of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church of Buckhannon.

She was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church of Wheeling, where she volunteered in the Food Pantry and was part of the kitchen/setup crew for various parish events.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Comerci, the staff of Amedisys Hospice, and the staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home for their compassionate and caring support. Family and friends will be received on Sunday Feb. 11, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311). Funeral service will be conducted by the Reverend Mark Seitz and the Reverend Richard Skaggs on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline Street, Wheeling. Entombment will be at Mount Calvary Mausoleum, National Road, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews Episcopal Church Food Pantry, 1410 Chapline Street, P.O. Box 508, Wheeling, 26003 or The Children’s Home of Wheeling, 14 Orchard Road, Wheeling, 26003.

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