Virginia Lee Owings, 85, formerly of New Manchester, WV, passed suddenly, Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Stone Pear Pavilion in Chester, WV.
Born December 4, 1935, in East Liverpool, OH, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lillian Stephenson Beebout.
Virginia was preceded in death by her son, William David Owings.
She was a 1953 graduate of New Cumberland High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Maryville College in Tennessee and a Master of Arts degree in communications from West Virginia University.
Virginia retired from the Hancock County School District in 1996 after many years of service. She had an incredible passion for public education and enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a professional educator.
She was a member of the former Fairview Presbyterian Church in New Manchester. Virginia was also a Master Gardner with the WVU Extension Service. Her hobbies were crafting, painting, gardening, and bird watching. Virginia’s love of animals was always present. All of the pets she had during her life held a special place in her heart and home. An ardent nature lover, Virginia spent summers traveling the US and made every trip into an educational opportunity for her children. The family memories she shaped will endure and be cherished forever.
Virginia will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 59 years, William Owings; son, Jeff Owings and his wife Robin of Chattanooga, TN.; daughter, Alyssa Mick and her husband Brian of New Cumberland; daughter-in-law, Michele Cunningham Owings of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Lucas Owings and his wife Stephanie of Syracuse, NY., Clay Owings and his wife Allison of Bridgeville, PA., Emmett and Ellis Mick of New Cumberland, Madison Owings of Pittsburgh, and great-granddaughter, Morgan Owings.