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Virginia Nottingham, 93, of Worthington, passed away Thursday (Aug. 10, 2017).
Virginia was born in Hutchinson, Dec. 23, 1923, the daughter of immigrant parents John and Mary Teresa DeLuca Minardi and stepmother Anntoinette Minardi from San Giovanni, Italy.
She was a great mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Virginia enjoyed cooking, canning, gambling, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the West Virginia University Mountaineers and the University of Alabama football. She was nicknamed "The Shark Lady" for her love of looking for shark's teeth on her many family vacations to Myrtle Beach. She retired from Owens-Illinois after working for 30 years on A-shift in the packing department.
Virginia is survived by her children, Linda Willis and husband David of Worthington, and Tom Nottingham and wife Vickie of Worthington; three grandchildren, Shawn Willis and wife Melissa, Kevin Willis and wife Christa, and Chad Nottingham and wife Miranda; four great-grandchildren, Kyler Willis, Bryson and Camdon Willis, and Elias Nottingham; a sister-in-law Louise Minardi; and a special nephew, James Nottingham.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Nottingham; her brother, Jim Minardi; her sister, Elizabeth Kuhens; a grandchild, Christopher Thomas Nottingham; two special cousins, Sylvia Murphy and Liz Orsini; and her granddog, Max Nottingham.
The family would like to give special thanks to the Worthington Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance and to Amedysis Hospice and to their special nurse, Becca Roth-Fenton.
The family will receive friends 1-8 p.m. with a vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave., Fairmont. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Father Vincy Illickial officiating. Interment will follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery in Shinnston.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on August 11, 2017
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