Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Virginia Mae (Backensto) Barnd

Virginia Mae (Backensto) Barnd, age 96, of Shelby, died Thursday, April 16, 2015 at her home.

She was born January 5, 1919 in Rome, Ohio the daughter of the late Gloyd W. and Susie (Mohn) Backensto. Virginia was a 1937 graduate of Shiloh High School. For a short time after graduation she worked at the “Tuby” and then owned and managed the Rome General Store for 10 years. After the store, she went to work for the General Services Administration of the U.S. Government at Wilkins Air Force Depot from which she retired.

Virginia was a member of the American Federation of Government Employees and a longtime member of LifePointe Community Church in Plymouth. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and flower gardening. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were a source of great joy to her.

She is survived by her children: Larry Martin (Charlene) Barnd of Shelby, Tom Lee (Senie) Barnd of Greenfield, IN, and Patricia Anne (Dennis) Markwell of Shelby; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a sister: Betty Ditwiler of Lucas. She was preceded in death by her husband: Merle Melvin “Biff” Barnd in 2010, brothers: Fred, Jacque, and James Backensto; sisters: Jane Snyder and Vione Baker.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM at LifePointe Community Church, 260 Riggs Street, Plymouth with Rev. Rich Hurles officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Memorial expressions may be made to the church or to Hospice of North Central Ohio.

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  1. Ann Cooper says:

    Larry, Charlene & Family,
    I as so sorry to hear about your mom. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I know how hard it is to lose a parent but when you know that you will be seeing them again it helps make the pain a little easier. God will be your comfort and strength during this time and you have brothers and sisters in Christ lifting you up in prayer.

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