PORTLAND – Virginia Adair Turner Wintle, died peacefully on April 6, 2014 at the Baron Center in Portland. Known to friends and family as Ginny, she was born on Oct. 12, 1922 in Palmyra, to parents, Manzer Turner, farmer, and Rachel Tibbetts Turner, housewife and school teacher.
Ginny attended a one room school house with her mother Rachel as teacher and many of her sisters and neighbors as classmates. She graduated from Corrina Union Academy and Becker Junior College. She was married to Victor E. Wintle in Dexter, Nov. 17, 1945. Ginny began her long secretarial career with Mass Mutual Life Insurance in Bangor in 1950, becoming General Agent Sec in the Bangor Office and office manager, moving to the Portland office in 1968 from where she retired after 40 years of service. Ginny was an active member in social organizations throughout her life, from PTA to the Women’s Literary Club and held several officers positions through her years. She liked to read and was a friend to all that she met. She was not a flashy person yet mediocre task became adventures and pleasant with her around. She was sincere and always with a smile and a helping hand. She was not a person easily forgotten and those that knew her will know what that means to them when they read this. She will be missed.
In addition to her parents, Ginny was predeceased by her spouse, Victor and sisters, Eleanor Weeks and Clara Ready. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Wintle and his wife, Nancy of Westbrook, grandchildren, Sarah Wintle of Austin, TX, Eben Wintle of Westbrook , step-granddaughter, Mary Hiltonsmith of Westbrook and step-great-granddaughter, Cydney; her brother, Allen Turner and his wife, Dorothy of Augusta; sister, Marie Birckhead and husband, Courtney of Lakeland, FL and sister, Ruth Dunham of Corinna; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at the Baron Center, BC2 unit for their compassionate and professional care and the staff of Hospice of Southern Maine for helping her to the next transition of her life.
At Ginny’s request there will be no services. A graveside service will be held in late spring or early summer next to her lifelong partner, Victor in the Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Baron Center. To share memories and condolences, please go to www.athutchins.com