Virginia M. Kimble (nee Hanna), 65, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013 at EMH Healthcare, following a brief illness. She was born April 27, 1948 in Richwood, West Virginia and was an Elyria resident for most of her life.
Virginia worked as a Registered Nurse for the State of Ohio and enjoyed gardening, bird watching and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her sons, John (Geri Lynne) Burroughs of Cleveland and Michael (Pamela) Burroughs of Rocky River; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Marlene Bennett of Wadsworth; brothers, Bob Hanna of Wadsworth and Tom Hanna of Elkins, West Virginia.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Madilynn; and a sister, Betty Bennett.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 4 until 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626. Services will be Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11 A.M., in the funeral home. The Reverend Chuck Behrens will officiate. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 North Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria OH 44035.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com
Mom - 12/27/2006
Tonight I'm excited about being one of three guest poets at the second annual Poesies open poetry slam at Jitters Coffee House in Millersburg, Ohio. (I'm just sharing, not competing.) The last time I remember going to Millersburg, I was a teen in the early 80s with Dad and my step mom or on a church trip, visiting Amish country. What a trip it's been since.
Even better than that, today is my mom's 65th birthday. There is no one I love more — and considering we nearly lost her last month, this birthday is even more special than ever. She's still in the hospital, but doing much better, and I'm very happy about that. We'll be spending much of the first part of the day with her in Elyria before we head south to Millersburg.
Happy birthday, Mom!
Mom - 5/29/2011
Cleveland, Ohio — Broken Pulpit Tremont Crawl — Grumpy’s Café and more
Canton, Ohio — Stardust Poetry — Karma Café
Long day at the hospital today. Mom's been in since Tuesday the 12th. Friday she took a turn for the worst and had to be sent to ICU and put on a ventilator. I bailed out on my scheduled Mad Sing You performance on the 20th and Columbus State Community College bookfair appearance today. I've hesitated to say much about it here or on Facebook because (1) I've had little time to write (and taking care of her is a far bigger priority than writing), (2) things have been constantly changing, and (3) I wanted to respect her privacy.
Mom on 29 May 2011