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Ransom Funeral Home
610 South Washington Street
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: 419-626-6666
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Virginia Louise (Ritchey) Hamlin

Virginia Louise (Ritchey) Hamlin, age 72, of Sandusky died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her son's home following a battle with cancer.

She was born April 14, 1939, in Fremont and was a graduate of Margaretta High School. She was a longtime area bartender and last worked at Maytag Laundry. Virginia was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Sandusky, and was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous where she loved the fellowship very much.
She is survived by 2 sons Donald and Ronald "Tara" Gray both of Sandusky; 9 grandchildren Megan, Sebrina, Erica, Victoria, Kendal, Kyle, Erica, Emily, and Alexander; several great grandchildren; and 2 brothers Kenneth and Ernest "Loraine" Ritchey both of Lorian.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents William J. and Anna (Myers) Ritchey; 1 infant daughter Patricia Gray; 2 brothers William and George Ritchey; and 1 nephew George Ritchey Jr.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 PM Friday, May 13, 2011, in Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington Street, Castalia, where services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Philip Gardner will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for Firelands Cancer Program Fund, 1111 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Bardshar Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870.
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