Virginia F. McCoy, 94, of Zanesville, died at 1:28 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born September 15, 1917, in Flemingsburg, KY, a daughter of the late David E. and Flora Dodd Staggs. Virginia was a graduate of Northridge High School in Dayton, Ohio and she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1970 from Ohio University at the age of 52. She loved to teach and taught 3rd grade at Richey School in the West Muskingum Local School District and at the Williamstown Christian School in Williamstown, West Virginia. She was a faithful member of the Norval Park Church of Christ and a dedicated Christian lady. She was a bible scholar teaching Ladies Bible Classes, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School classes for more than 40 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Molly (Bob Dodson) Tharp of Hopewell; a grandson, Clay (Ann Marie) Tharp of Avon Lake, OH; two great grandsons, Nathan of Edinboro, PA and Hunter of Avon Lake; a brother, Estill Staggs of Dayton; a niece, a nephew; and many cousins, special friends and care givers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Kenneth N. McCoy, whom she married August 5, 1951 and who died April 3, 1993; a son, David McCoy; a son-in-law, Wayne Tharp; and two brothers, Robert and Titus Staggs.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012 at the funeral home with Evangelists Dallas Lockhart, Jim Clegg and Keith Kress officiating. Virginia will be laid to rest next to her husband, Kenneth, at Williams Cemetery, near Zanesville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norval Park Church of Christ, 845 Arch St., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or to the Helen Purcell Home, 1854 Norwood Blvd., Zanesville, Ohio 43701.
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