Virginia Z. Wendle


Virginia Z. "Ginny" (Zimmerman) Wendle, of State College, and Lewisburg High School Class of 1942, went home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2019, following a brief illness at the age of 94.
She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late Donald J. and Margaret T. Zimmerman.

Ginny was a 1942 graduate of Lewisburg High School and a graduate of Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, as an registered nurse in 1945. She served in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps from 1944-1945.

She married J. Gale Wendle, Jr. in 1946, with whom she enjoyed life together for 70 years until his passing in 2017. Over the span of their marriage she and her family lived in multiple locations in the United States and Mexico, developing long-lasting friendships in each location where they made a home. Possessing a great joy of singing, she and Gale sang together in church choirs for more than 60 years. Virginia served in various areas of church leadership and participated in a number of women's Bible studies.

As a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Denise Wendle of State College; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Dave Kelly of Wilmington, N.C., and Carol and Ray Randall of Lewisburg; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Randall, Jason Wendle, Margaret Randall, Ethan Wendle, Jesse Randall, Eric Blizzard, and Chris Kelly; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Winter Park Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winter Park Presbyterian Church, a local hospice care unit, or military veterans charity.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home and condolences may be entered at
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