Virginia Conkling age 96, Portland passed away Wednesday evening in Miller's Merry Manor in Dunkirk. She was born in Penn Twp. Jay County July 2, 1921 the daughter of Lester and Mary (Hartup) Paxson. She was married October 25, 1941 to Fred Conkling and he died November 11, 2008. She was a cook for Jay School Corporation having worked in Pennville, Judge Haynes and Jay County High School. She also worked at Happy Humpty, Pauline Cut Kids and G.C. Murphy all in Portland. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and graduate of Petroleum High School.
Surviving are a daughter Credith Kraner of Lake Elsinore, CA., Grandson Ronn Kraner of Lake Elsinore, CA and Granddaughter Courtney Smyth of Spokane, WA., Great granddaughter Teagan Smyth of Spokane, WA. She was preceded in death by a son Al Conkling.
Funeral services will be Saturday December 30th at 11:00 AM in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Allison Yankey presiding. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Pennville.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.