Virginia “Ginny” C. Brown, 72, of Ford City, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born August 24, 1949, to Jon and Delma Olinger of Kittanning. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, James, and her parents. Ginny is survived by her siblings: Gail (John) Avi, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Peggy (Larry) Richardson, of Worthingon, Patty Olinger, of Kittanning, John (Vicki) Olinger, of Indiana, Toni (Richard) Smail, of Kittanning, Mary (Carl Smith) Olinger, of Kittanning, and Bill (Crystal) Olinger, of Kittanning. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Richard (Trisha) Smail, of Ford City and their children Payton and Paige; Jessica (Andrew) Stockham, of Maryland and their daughter Annabelle Mae; Kristie (Allen) Cooper, of Homer City and their children Brandon, Jacob and Leanne; Jarrod (Melissa) Olinger, of Kittanning and son, Bryce; Jonni Avi, of Hot Springs, Arkansas; Morgan Richardson-Hartman, of Worthington and son, Carter; Jacob (Allie Good) Richardson, of Ford City, and children, Aurora and Jason. Ginny is also survived by her companion, Tom Stewart, whose grandchildren called her nana and also her dog, Nicky.
Ginny served as Past Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls #39 and a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Stars #277. She was a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning, former member of church council, and helped organize and serve funeral luncheons and other events. Ginny’s hobbies included reading, quilting, cooking, traveling, the beach and spending time with family.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning. Additional visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 218 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl Johnson officiating. A Eastern Star Service will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial services will follow in Kittanning Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ginny’s name to Ford City Public Library, the American Diabetes Association, and/or St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning.