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Virginia Burk

July 12, 2018

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Virginia “Ginger” Logue Richardson Burk, was born on March 12, 1942, and passed at 5:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

At that moment, earth lost a true angel while heaven gained one. Ginger graduated Portage Area High School in 1960. She attended Penn State and then graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Home Ec Ed (now known as Family and Consumer Science) in 1964. She went on for a master’s degree in Education emphasizing Family Life at San Diego State, while also taking post Master Degree courses at UCLA and Nursery School Practicum at Pacific Oaks College. In 1967, she began teaching at Grossmont College in San Diego, Calif. After moving back to Murrysville, Pa. she taught at Head Start programs in Pittsburgh as well as West Virginia. She was also involved in teaching programs for the young working with the United Way in Lynchburg, Va. In 1995, Ginger went with her husband to live in Chalon-sur-Sa“ne, France for an extraordinary year and a half. She made many friends there, while entertaining many friends and family who visited from the U.S. In addition to traveling, she was an avid tennis player and skier. Ginger was a devout Christian involved in several Lynchburg based Bible study groups. She also road her bike for Christian Wheel Power Cyclists, and she was a faithful and active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Ginger is survived by her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Burk; and two children from a previous marriage, a son, David Richardson, and a daughter, Kris Anne Strothman. She was a very loving mother and grandmother who greatly enjoyed her six grandchildren, Kent, Sarah, Hanah, and Lana Richardson, and Austin and Trenton Strothman. Ginger was the daughter of Richard and Annaclare Logue who lived in Portage, Pa. She is also survived by a brother, Rick Logue and a sister-in-law, Patricia Logue, who live in Leesburg, Virginia. They also have two children, Sharon Hamilton and Michael Logue. Ginger also had a sister, Pat Logue, and a brother-in-law, Bob Borter, who live in Brattleboro, Vermont. Ginger was a genuine person who had the ability to make and keep friends from all over the world. She will be truly missed by all those who were blessed to meet and know her.

The memorial service for Ginger will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, Va. on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the church’s youth ministry can be made.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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