Virginia M. Nyhart (McKelvey), 92, formerly of Killbuck, was peacefully called home to be with her Lord and Savior after a recent decline in health.
She was born on her family farm in Holmes County in 1925 to Earl H. and Elizabeth (Markley) McKelvey.
She married Bernard W. Nyhart on June 7, 1947, and was blessed with an only child, Martin Nyhart, in 1960. She enjoyed the simple things in life with her family such as gardening, photography, mushroom and arrowhead hunting, traveling, bonfires, holidays, puzzles, crafting, baking, swimming, ice skating and passion for nature, animals and reading.
Ginny was a tremendous artist. She created and shared her unique fungus wood-burned etchings all around the world, for over 20 years. She was an avid pen pal to many close friends and family her entire life.
Ginny enjoyed life and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids, Dejah and Morgan, and great-grandkids, Nina and Orin. She was like a second mom to her nieces, Linda and Kay, and also to her daughter-in-law, Earlene. Her outgoing personality and love for people is reflected in some of her favorite Bible quotes, as follows: Psalm 71:1, Psalm 25: 1-7, Psalm 15:1-5 and Matthew 7:1 and 3.
Ginny was a longtime member of Killbuck First Church of Christ, member of XYZ Group and Choir. She was a volunteer at Round Lake Christian Camp.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Martin L. and Earlene Nyhart of Swansea, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Dejah Conway (Jeri) and Morgan Nyhart (Randee); two great-grandchildren, Nina and Orin Nyhart; two nieces, Kay (Larry) Mellor and Linda (Dave) Toom; several great nieces and nephews; and their extended families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; two sisters, Ora (Louis) and their son Leland Kanuckel and Evelyn (Leland) Nyhart; and a great-nephew, Sean Young.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Alexander Funeral Home, 8612 State Route 39, Millersburg, Ohio 44654, with Pastor John Damron officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and also one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.