Virginia Hale Glover, 92, of Paducah, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013, at her residence. Virginia was a member, elder, historian, and volunteer at First Presbyterian Church of Paducah for 49 years.
She was born in Glendale, Arizona, to Harold and Flora Champion Hale, but returned early in her life to Smithland where her parents first ran Peoples Café’ then later Hales Hotel and Restaurant. She was involved with the restaurant until it was sold in 1969. Virginia and her husband Joe were very active with Market House Theatre in its formative years. She volunteered and served as Treasurer. Her love of music was instrumental in her work with the Community Concert Association.
Virginia and Joe owned Melody and Art Mart and later West Kentucky Ceramics and Crafts Center. Joe’s love of ceramics and Virginia’s love of decoupage took them all over the country and they made friends everywhere they went. Virginia was a master decoupeur and a member of the National Guild of Decoupeurs.
She is survived by her children, Sharon Barnes and husband James Michael of Paducah, Maggie Troutman of Nashville, Tenn., Marcie Troutman of Punta Gorda, Fla.; one stepson, Tom Troutman and wife Martha of Paducah; grandchildren, Gretchen Barnette of Paducah and Heather Hulse and husband Bryan of Nashville, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Jacob, and Andrew Barnette, and Ramey and Ellery Hulse; three stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husbands, Jacob Ewing Ramey and Joseph Otis Glover; and her parents, Harold and Flora Champion Hale.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Smithland Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lynn Shurley officiating with visitation to follow in Memorial Hall.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: First Presbyterian Church, 200 North 7th Street, Paducah, KY 42001; Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecarns Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; or to Paducah Cooperative Ministry, 402 Legion Drive, Paducah, KY 42003.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.