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Virginia M. Fadley

January 7, 1946 ~ June 10, 2019 (age 73)

Virginia M. Fadley, age 73, of rural Wharton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019

at her residence, after a 3 year battle with ALS.


Virginia was born on January 7, 1946 in Bucyrus, Ohio, to Warren and Dorothy (Webster) Gottfried, both of whom are deceased.  She married David A. Fadley on August 20, 1967, and he survives.


She is survived by her 3 children: Brent (Hannah) Fadley of Forest, Todd (Julie) Fadley of Springfield, and Melissa (Kip) McWilliams of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  10 grandchildren: Ashlyn, George, Shelbey, Samantha, Taylar, Lily, Greyson, Dylan, Ava, and Junior. 


Virginia is also survived by a brother, Denny (Robin) Gottfried of Sycamore, two sisters, Joyce (Stanley) Brown of Tiffin, Jan (Mike) Aken of Sandusky, a brother in law, Carl McCue, and a sister in law Becky Gottfried of Melmore.


Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Coletta McCue, and a brother, Mark Gottfried.


Virginia graduated from Mohawk high school in 1964 and ONU in 1968. She taught 4 years in Upper Schools and taught nursery school for 10 years. She was 4-H advisor for many years with Salem Hi-lighters.


She enjoyed going to Civil War events as a Southern lady. She was a seamstress for the Sycamore Grasshoppers vintage baseball team. She gave away tatted butterflies and loved puzzles.


She was active as an organist and teacher at Big Oak United Methodist Church and a Gideon Auxiliary member since 1994.


Funeral services for Virginia M. Fadley will be held at 11:00am Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Big Oak Church in Wharton, Ohio, with Bob Damschroder officiating.  Burial will follow at North Salem Cemetery.


Visitations will be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm  on Wednesday, June 12, at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, and 1 hour before service time at the church on Thursday. 


Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, ALS Association, Gideon’s International, and can be sent to Lucas-Batton 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Wyandot County

Gideons International

The ALS Association

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