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June 27, 2013

Virginia P. 'Ginnie' Severns

March 30, 1931 - June 26, 2013

Virginia P. “Ginnie” Severns, 82, Kokomo, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, surrounded by her family after suffering a massive stroke Saturday evening in Kokomo. She was born March 30, 1931, in Kokomo, the daughter of Cecil and Emma (Percival) Pierce. On Oct. 1, 1950, she married E.P. Severns, who survives.

Ginnie was a 1949 graduate of Kokomo High School and attended IUK from 1950 to 1951. She was a homemaker and worked at Continental Steel while attending IUK. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and volunteering. She was past president of the Cheer Guild. She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church and participated in several Bible study groups. She was a member of the Symposium, where she was past president, and a member of PEO, where she was past president. One of her passions was that all of her grandchildren either have or are currently attending Culver Academies.

Ginnie loved spending time with her family at Lake Maxinkuckee, where she cherished decades of memories. On Saturday afternoon, Ginnie told E.P. (while enjoying the view of the lake) how much she loved her home in Kokomo and her home in Culver.

Ginnie is survived by her husband of 62 years, E.P. Severns; children, E. Craig (Kristi) Severns, Kokomo, Timothy K. (Trish) Severns, Kokomo, Susan S. (Francis) Ellert, Culver; grandchildren, John C. McCullough III, Elizabeth Nicole “Nikki” Severns, Alexandra Marie “Ally” Severns, Elizabeth Ann “Betse” Ellert, Pierce Hollister Ellert, Francis Key “Fritz” Ellert and Cabot Severns Ellert; brother, Robert (Christine “Tine” ) Pierce; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Betse” McCullough; and sister, Norma Loman.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, 219 W. Mulberry St., with the Rev. Brian Cook and the Rev. Larry Newburg officiating. Private entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, Lincoln Road Chapel, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.

At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Culver Educational Foundation - Summer Endowment , or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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