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Virginia Lee (Palmer) Tharp

July 11, 1945 ~ March 25, 2019 (age 73)
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Virginia Lee Tharp, age 73 of Toronto (New Somerset), OH passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Hospice of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH


She was born July 11, 1945 in Steubenville, OH the daughter of the late Virgil A. and Thelma (Minor) Palmer.


Virginia was a long time dedicated member of the New Somerset Christian Church where she was also a member of the Willing Workers of the Church.


She was a 1963 graduate of Jefferson Union High School; loved to cook and bake; loved spending time with her family and always helped those in need.


Virginia did part time custodial work for several years including the Clarke Funeral Home and for Thelma Clarke during Thelma’s illnesses.


Beside her parents Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Dwain Tharp in 2008 whom she married June 18, 1966; daughter, Laura B. Sheets in 2013; brother, William Palmer in 2005 and sister, Barbara Murvine in 2016.


Virginia leaves behind her daughter, Angela S. (Michael) Brooks of Marysville, OH; grandchildren, Nicholas, Brooke and Macy Sheets, and Jacob Tharp and Olivia Brooks and great-granddaughter Marilyn Laura.


Visitation hours for Virginia will be held 10-12 and 6-8 Thursday, March 28th at the New Somerset Christian Church, 12052 State Route 213, New Somerset, OH.


A celebration service of Virginia’s life will be held 10 A.M. March 29th at the church with Pastor Rob Minto officiating. Interment will follow at the New Somerset Christion Church Cemetery.


Memorial contributions in memory of Virginia may be made to the New Somerset Christion Church, 74 Ridgeland Drive, Toronto, OH 43964.

Donations may be made to:

New Somerset Christian Church
12052 State Route 213, Toronto OH 43964

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