Tonawanda News


December 23, 2013

Virginia H. Chestnutt

NORTH TONAWANDA — Virginia H. Chesnutt (nee Bodea), age 93, of North Tonawanda, December 22, 2013 in        Crestwood Nursing Home. Virginia was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She had served as Sunday School Superintendent and as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She had also been a member of St. Paul's Ladies Aid.

She was the wife of the late Howard M. Chesnutt. Beloved mother of Marsha (David) Phillips and the late David C. Chesnutt. Grandmother of Michael and Karl Phillips; great-grandmother of Jacob, Megan, Brian and Andrew.  She was the sister of the late Alex Bodea.

The family will greet friends on Thursday from 10-11 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., in North Tonawanda. Funeral services will begin at 11 AM, the Rev. Karl Haeussler will officiate. Interment will be in White Chapel Memorial Park. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Niagara Hospice.

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