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Virginia Mae (Kanitz) Green

March 13, 1922 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 96)

Of Kalamazoo, MI

Virginia Mae Green was born March 13, 1922 in Milan, Michigan. She was currently enjoying her later years at Friendship Village in Kalamazoo. On New Year's Day 2019, Virginia passed from us and started the year in a new and better place. We will miss her great laugh and silly wit, and her arms that encircled everyone with her caring and love. She left behind many beloved friends and family including her only daughter Victoria Martin and son-in-law Jim Martin, along with her grandchildren Alan and Alison Martin, who were the joy of her life.

Virginia graduated from Cleary Business College in Ypsilanti, MI in 1940 and went on to have a busy career as a school and courthouse secretary. She was also an active volunteer as a Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout leader for many years. Virginia's creative talents led her to poetry writing and the creation of many songs and lyrics with several published. Her love of golf, euchre, music and being the life of the party were evident throughout her life.

Virginia was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran Church for 40 years and lived and loved her home on West Lake. Her favorite bible passage was one loved by her mother, who lived a healthy 108 years, cherishing this thought "Thou will keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee".

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00AM on Saturday, January 5th at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church (9420 Portage Road,) with a Service to Celebrate Virginia's life to begin at 11:00AM Saturday with Pastor Joan M. Herbon officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a luncheon provided in the church fellowship hall. A private entombment will be in Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South Mausoleum. Memorials in Virginia's memory may be directed to Kalamazoo Senior Services, or Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Please visit Virginia's personalized guest book at
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