Virginia 'Ginny' Coughenour

Friday, September 14, 2012
Virginia 'Ginny' Coughenour

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia "Ginny" Coughenour, 90, of New Hope, Minn., formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mrs. Coughenour passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Ambassador Good Samaritan Nursing Home in New Hope.

Virginia "Ginny" Lorraine Coughenour, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Ouchstetter) Adolph, was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Hartley. Her childhood was spent in Hartley, where she received her education, graduating from Hartley High School in 1939. Virginia attended a business school in Minnesota for one year and then moved to Spencer.

Ginny married Allen Coughenour on June 11, 1943, in Spencer. Following their marriage, she traveled with her husband while he served in the military. They later returned to Spencer, where she worked at Ella-Hammer Ladies Department Store and Waddell J. Reed. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer, where she served with the Catholic Daughters of America and as chairman of the funeral committee. She enjoyed tennis and golf, and she and her husband were longtime members of the Spencer Golf and Country Club. Ginny and Al had moved to Maple Grove, Minn. in 2010 to be closer to family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, Ronald Coughenour.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Al of Maple Grove, Minn.; her daughter-in-law, Barbara, and her husband, Bryce Loomis of Bruce, S.D.; two grandchildren: Amy Coughenour of Chicago, Ill. and Jill Lane and her husband, Dwayne, of Maple Grove, Minn.; two great-grandsons, Cohen and Beckett, who meant the world to Ginny; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.