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Elizabeth Virginia "Ginny" Moran

Elizabeth Virginia "Ginny" Moran
  • August 5, 1939 - July 3, 2020
  • Hickory Corners, Michigan

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Elizabeth Virginia "Ginny" Moran of Hickory Corners, MI

Ginny, age 81, died Friday evening, 3rd of July, 2020, at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility, Battle Creek, MI.

Ginny, the daughter of James H. and Elizabeth (McCloskey) Moran, was born in Kingsport, TN on August 5, 1939; was a 1957 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN; received her Bachelor of Art Studies Degree from the Texas Woman's University and moved to this area in 1969. She was a member of the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers after being founded by President John F. Kennedy in March of 1961. Ginny was assigned with 3 other volunteers to support the people in the village of Quezaltepeque, Guatemala to teach ways to improve their country's schools with the provided aid from the Guatemalan government. She cherished her time working with the children and families. This experience shaped the way she lived the rest of her life finding energy, beauty, and so much joy in the simplest details of life. After the Peace Corps, Ginny moved to Washington D.C to work in the graphic arts department at the Pentagon. After 3 years in D.C., she moved to Hickory Corners, MI where she worked in graphic design and lithography at LSI-KALA/Schawk of Kalamazoo, MI for over 30 years. Ginny also spent over 20 years making sand castings and other forms of art to sell at local art fairs. Ginny loved collecting antiques and memories from her past. She found her first antique bottle digging in her garden, she found great pleasure in her time as a member of the Kalamazoo Antique Bottle Club. Ginny loved spending time with her granddaughters. She loved reading, being outside, working in her beautiful garden and listening to the birds in her quiet country setting.

Ginny is survived by her daughter, Erika E. (Matt) Burkhardt of Hickory Corners; two very precious granddaughters, Ashlin and Makayla Burkhardt; two sisters, Dotti Moran of Seminole, FL and Margaret Moran of Greenville, SC and her brother, James H. Moran of Abbington, VA. Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Sandra and a brother, John.

The Service to celebrate Ginny's life will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Erika. Ginny's celebration of life will continue immediately following the service with a time of fellowship and luncheon in the place Ginny cherished. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ginny's honor may be directed to her granddaughters, Ashlin and Makayla's college trust fund because that was her intention if she had survived. It was her dream until her medical costs became overwhelming. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Ginny's family.