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Virginia Lee Tobin, age 89, of New Philadelphia, formerly of Columbus and Freeport, died at 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2022 in Park Village Southside, New Philadelphia, Ohio.
She was born May 5, 1933 in Smyrna, Guernsey County, Ohio to the late Albert Leroy Stine and Lois Lorine Mallarnee Stine.
Virginia was a 1951 graduate of Madison High School and was a devoted homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grove City and was formerly affiliated with the Freeport Presbyterian Church.
She was a quiet woman, unassuming, preferring to stay in the background and an extremely talented seamstress and cross-stitcher who also excelled in crocheting and knitting. She made the best homemade buckeyes, sugar cookies, and fudge. She loved eating room temperature Colby cheese, Lay’s potato chips, Snyder’s Cheese Curls, and cheese balls, and drinking a cold Pepsi. QVC was her show of choice. She was a grandma who simply adored her grandchildren and was known as the “snack” grandma due to the many treats she constantly gave them. She also enjoyed reading, fishing and watching Ohio State football and basketball games.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Robert E. Tobin. They were married February 20, 1953 in the Freeport Methodist Parsonage by Pastor Tom Saltsman.
Also surviving are six children: Judith (Curt) Couts of Cadiz, Susan (Nathan) Cripe of Freeport, Michael (Joyce) Tobin of Freeport, Lori (Randy) Carpenter of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Joy (Doug) Singer of Columbus and Brian (Alisa) Tobin of Freeport; fifteen grandchildren: Trisha, Steve (Sharon), Leslie (Steven), Lorisa (Tony), Richelle (Patrick), Alicia (Benji), Drew (Danielle), Jennifer (Robert), Haley, Scott (Virginia), Sarah (Steven), Jared, Jonathan, Mikaela, and Kyler; twenty-two great-grandchildren: Jeffrey, James, Montana, Autumn, Sadie, Landan, Zakary, Danial, Carter, Xander, Anders, Emmett, Wyatt, Jase, William, Scotty, Connor, Reese, Claire, Bentley, and Marlowe; a brother, David (Judy) Stine of Freeport; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Stine of Freeport; a brother-in-law, Jack Bardall of Wooster.
Virginia was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Brill and Della Bardall, a brother, Donald Stine; and an infant great-grandchild, Shiloh.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 on Friday, September 9, 2022 in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport and from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (two hours prior to the service) Saturday, September 10 in the Freeport Presbyterian Church, 104 Pine Street, Freeport. The funeral service will begin at 12:00 Noon, Saturday in the church with Pastor David Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Park Village Southside for the excellent care given to Virginia.
Memorial contributions may be made in Virginia’s memory to the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department, 119 East Main Street, Freeport, OH 43973.
Koch Funeral Home, 216 S. High Street, Freeport was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website: www.kochfuneralhome.net
Freeport Volunteer Fire Department
119 East Main Street, Freeport OH 43973