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Virginia Sue "Ginger" Nelson Scheihing
Obituary for
Virginia Sue "Ginger" Nelson Scheihing
Submitted by: Bob Chada


© Guthrie News Leader
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Virginia Sue "Ginger" Nelson Scheihing
Oct. 19, 1946 - Mar. 18, 2006
Virginia Sue "Ginger" Nelson Scheihing, 59, of Guthrie, died March 18, 2006 of injuries sustained in a car accident. Ginger was born on October 19, 1946 in Guthrie, Ok to William Edgar "Bill" and Zelma Mae Austin Nelson. Ginger was a graduate of the Guthrie High School, class of 1964. She was employed as an administrative assistant at the Masonic Grand Lodge of Oklahoma in Guthrie, OK. She was previously employed by Harvey Advertising, Dallas, TX, Nelson Sporting Goods, Guthrie and Furrow's Flowes and Gifts, Guthrie. Ginger was a member of Eastern Star, Guthrie Chapter # 22 and a member of the First Christian Church of Guthrie.
Ginger was a devoted wife and loving daughter, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was always eager to help anyone in need. She loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren. Ginger was the love of Neil's life and the motto that they lived by was "Tomorrow may be too late. Live today."
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, John Edgar Nelson; she is survived by her husband, Neil Edward Scheihing of the home; one son Travis Scott Hopfer and wife Deborah of Oklahoma City; Step-children; Karen Metcalf of Enid, Joe Neil Scheihing and wife Karen of Guthrie, and Derek Wade Scheihing and wife Heather Bruce Scheihing of Perry. Two brothers, William Paul Nelson and wife Elizabeth Montague Nelson of Arlington, TX; Joseph Andrew Nelson and wife Jenny English Nelson of Stillwater; 2 sisters, Nancy Lou Nelson Parker and husband Norman A. Parker of Norman and Sandra Maree Nelson Burtcher and husband Chuck of Guthrie. There are six grandchildren; Austin William and Allison Lynn Hopfer; Craig Ryan Newman and Jonathon Donald Metcalf, Timber Madison and Tucker Joe Sceihing.
Nephews: Kenton Lee Nelson and wife Monica of Mansfield TX, Christopher Nelson of Stillwater, Kenneth Parker and wife Brigitte of Norman, Bradley Burtcher of Oklahoma City and Scott Burtcher of Guthrie; Nieces: Teri Nelson Garcia of Arlington TX; Amy Nelson Bryant and husband Jeff of Stillwater; Julie Nelson Wilson and husband Greg of Carrollton, TX, Cydnee Buckley Black and husband Randy; Andrea Buckley Mays and husband Todd of Guthrie. Grand-nephews: Kyle and Coy Nelson of Mansfield, TX, Collin Garcia of Arlington, TX, Zachary bryant of Stillwater; Nathaniel Wilson of Carrollton, TX. Grand nieces; Courtney Garcia of Arlington, TX; Maggie Bryant of Stillwater; Sandra Parker Cole and husband Zachary of Lincoln, AR; Jennifer Dee Ann Parker of Norman and many extended family members and friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Chirstian Church with Father Steve Austin and Rev. Debi Powell-Maxwell. Services were under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home, Guthrie.
Memorial may be made to the Guthrie Rainbow Assembly # 22, PO Box 1459, Guthrie, OK 73044
Condolences may be e-mail to smith-gallo@sbcglobal.net


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