Mary Virginia “Ginny” Bushnell, 75, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Waynesboro, Va.
Funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ardmore with Father Thomas Dowdell to officiate. Interment to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Ardmore.
Ginny was born in New Orleans, on April 11, 1940. She married Ray Hardy Bushnell on March 20, 1965, at Houston. She received her master’s degree in education from East Central State University in Ada, Okla., and a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University in New Orleans. She taught elementary school for 10 years in the Plainview School District in Ardmore. Ginny was devout in her Catholic faith and generous in her donations to the Catholic church, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Salvation Army and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Ray Hardy Bushnell.
She is survived by her son, Bradford T. Bushnell; daughter, Suzanne Bushnell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a dear friend, Marlene Favre.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ginny’s memory to the National Elephant Center, P.O. Box 892, Fellsmere, FL 32948.
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