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Virginia Ruth Alexander, 87, loving wife of James G. Alexander of Yellow Springs, Ohio, passed in peace at Friends Care Community on June 30, 2015. Her mother, Milas Driver, and step-father, Jim Willis; her father, Donald Blackburn, and step-mother, Jenny; and her beloved son, James Vaughn Campbell, and step-daughter, Mary Ann Alexander, preceded her in death.

Virginia is survived by brother Donald (Annie) Blackburn, Jr., of New Martinsville, W. Va.; sisters Judy (Carroll) Barnette, of Merryville, Tenn., and Donna (Joe) Harrill, of Morristown, Tenn.; step-children David Alexander, Kathryn (John) Malone and Ruth (Eugene) Murphy, of Yellow Springs, and Daniel (Denise) Alexander and John Alexander, of Enon; daughter-in-law Pat Campbell, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and former daughter-in-law Denise (Larry) Faircloth, of Greenback, Tenn.; granddaughters Kristen Alexander, Amanda Hodge, Rebecca Pauley, Georgia Alexander, Chelsea Alexander, Rachel Neal, Shelley Murphy and Mollye Malone; grandsons Paul Campbell, Joseph Hodge, Chase Alexander, John Michael Malone and Philip Murphy; eight great-granddaughters and three great-grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Virginia enjoyed working 25 years at Rike’s in Dayton, retiring in 1983 as the manager of the switchboard operators. She then worked at Erbaugh & Johnson Drugs in Yellow Springs before leaving to devote her love, time and tremendous energy to her church and her family, especially in helping raise her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Virginia and Jim especially loved traveling with the grand- and great-grandchildren; we all have many loving memories of the places visited with Grandma and Grandpa. She will be greatly missed and will forever remain in our hearts.

In Yellow Springs, visitation was held Sunday, July 5, at Jackson Lytle Lewis Funeral Home. Services were officiated by the Rev. Charles Lang on Monday, July 6, at St. Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery.


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