Virginia Hedrick


Virginia A. “Ginny” Hedrick, 93, a resident of Elkins, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 9, 2019, at Lavender Fields Assisted Living, surrounded by members of her loving family.

She was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Richwood, a daughter of the late James A. and Mabel Cosner Hensil.

She was married and had four children prior to being happily married for 37 years to David L. Hedrick, who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2010.

Surviving are her children, Donald “Hoot” Gibson and Dr. Tracy Walker of Elkins, Rebecca Coberly and Joe Andrews of Florida, Michael Gibson and wife Linda of Maryland, and Nancy Mankamyer and husband David of Pennsylvania; and stepchildren, Pastor Terry Hedrick and wife Karen of Colorado, Sharon Jackson and husband Grover “Crow,” Barbara Hedrick and Gary Smith all of Elkins, Gregory Hedrick and Sonya Penson of Montrose, Beverly Hinchman and Rob Sturdivant of Belington and Marilyn Powers and husband Kenny of Virginia. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Michael Gibson Jr., Eddie Austin, Stacia McDonald; foster grandchildren, Nadine Johnson and Mitchell McSpadden; nine great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; 23 stepgrandchildren, 51 stepgreat grandchildren and three stepgreat-great grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death was one stepdaughter, Crystal Hedrick.

Virginia was a graduate of Richwood High School and worked for many years at NASA in Baltimore, Maryland prior to returning to Elkins. She later retired from the West Virginia Children’s Home. She was a faithful member of Hart Chapel Church at Chenoweth Creek.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, from the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Collins and Pastor Terry Hedrick officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain State Memorial Gardens.

The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of arrangements of Virginia A. “Ginny” Hedrick. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.