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Virginia ‘Ginny’ Irene (Summerfield) Bland

Virginia “Ginny” Irene (Summerfield) Bland, 83, of Petersburg, West Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at her home.

Virginia was born on Sept. 27, 1937, in Job, West Virginia, and was a daughter of the late Hayes Earl Summerfield and Elva Mamie (Hedrick) Summerfield Cooper.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by one daughter, Iva Marie “Susie” Bland; stepfather, Joe Cooper; and one brother, Earl “Bud” Summerfield.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Gereald W. Bland of 67 years; grandson, Wilton Frederick “Fred” Bland; step-daughter, Iris Cofield; four sisters, Eleanor Barr of Romney, West Virginia, Mary Caudill of Dixon, Kentucky, Thelma Richardson of Warsaw, Virginia, and Wilma “Betsy” Elliott (Rod) of Wadestown, West Virginia; one brother, Joe Cooper (Sandra) of Harman, West Virginia; three sisters-in-law, Della Irene Hinkle of Dayton, Virginia, Mary Lou Hill (Bill) of Salem, Virginia, Carol Sponaugle (Adam) of Hilton Head, South Carolina; one brother-in-law, Samson D. Bland (Nan) of Martinsburg, West Virginia; several other grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; a longtime friend, Nancy Roby and care-giver, Wanda Barr.

Virginia was a member of Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services will be on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. in North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton, West Virginia, with the Rev. Fletcher Hutcheson officiating.

Those who wish to remember Virginia in a special way, may make donations to Seneca Rocks Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 99, Seneca Rocks, WV 26884.

Arrangements by Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, West Virginia.