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Virginia "Ginny" E. Thomas

Virginia “Ginny” E. Thomas, 64, went home to be with the Lord on September 8, 2020, after a long, courageous battle with central nervous system lymphoma. Ginny was born in Barberton, Ohio to James and Sarah Darwen. She attended Kenmore High School, graduating in 1974, and went on to study at The University of Akron School of Nursing where she received her nursing degree in 1989. Ginny was a member of The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, the Oncology Nursing Society and Concordia Lutheran Church of Akron, where she sang in the choir.

Ginny was an amazingly loving and caring wife, mom, grandma, sister, daughter and friend. She was also an excellent nurse for 27 years. She cared for each patient with compassion, while making sure every detail of treatment was right. Ginny had a wonderful musical talent, she had written many songs and had a beautiful voice. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes. Ginny also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved Jesus and it showed through in her kindness to people. She is deeply missed by those who love her, but we are comforted knowing she is in Perfect Peace with her Savior. 

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Mark; stepmother, Janice Darwen; daughter, Sara (Ryan) Corley; brother, Jim Darwen; sister, Kathy Billet; grandchildren, Katy, Rori and Levi.

Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 on Saturday, September 26th, from 11 to 12 p.m.

Providing hope and encouragement will be Pastor Bob Tauscher.

No flowers are requested.

Donations may be made to John MacArthur “Grace to You” at www.gty.org, or Cleveland Clinic Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at my.clevelandclinic.org.

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I just heard of Ginny's passing. I am sorry for your loss by rejoice in the hope you have. I had not seen Ginny in a lot of years. I wish I had known she lived so near. May God wrap his arms around you all and may your sweet memories of your wife, mother, grandmother, and sister sustain you. With Love- Joy Manda

Joy Manda Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Ginny's family.

Butch and Patti Rabb

Butch Rabb Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM

My wife Ginny left us to go to heaven on September 8.
She is by far the greatest gift God has ever given to me, apart from my salvation.
I love her deeply and miss her so very much.
I miss her love, her jokes, her smile, her sweetness, and her fighting spirit which I have witnessed firsthand, especially over these last 4 years.
There is tremendous sadness in my heart at the loss of my beloved.

However, I also have a wonderful hope and joy that I know Ginny would want me to tell you about.
It comes from knowing that Ginny is in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It comes from knowing that Ginny no longer has a deformed hand that will not straighten out, or one entire side of her body that will not cooperate with her brain because of the nerve damage inflicted by the tumors of her cancer.
It comes from knowing that Ginny is no longer in any pain, and she no longer sheds any tears.
And, it comes from knowing that Ginny is now in the presence of perfect love, which no one other than Jesus could ever give.

I also wanted you to know that Ginny left us some notes.
She left notes most certainly to us who know and love her, but also to everyone.
Ginny took the time to write to everyone, that she was concerned that you would consider Jesus.
In what she knew would be her last written words to everyone, she expressed great sorrow for her own sin, and said to everyone "My prayer for you is that you take this life you have been given seriously, and that you repent from the things you do, that do not please God." I know that my wifes heart was that you would one day be where she now is.
Ginny's desire was that her funeral would be a time of proclaiming salvation.
Ginny wanted us all to know that it is Jesus who is her Savior.

The truth of the following Bible passage is dedicated to you Ginny. I love you so much, and I look forward to when I will see you again with our Lord.
"...and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing."
2 Timothy 4:6b-8

Mark Thomas Sep 18 2020 12:00 AM

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