Mount Vernon News
  • Virginia Oswalt Woods

  • February 26, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Virginia B. (Hardman) Oswalt Woods, 96, of Mount Vernon and formerly of Fredericktown, passed away at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon on Thursday evening, Feb. 24, 2011.

Virginia was born in Coshocton County on July 19, 1914, a daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Nicholson) Hardman. She graduated from Danville High School in 1932 and had spent most of her lifetime in Knox County. Virginia and her first husband, Edgar Oswalt, owned and operated a farm near Fredericktown for many years. Following Edgar’s death, Virginia worked at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center for 12 years.

She was a member of the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren at Ankenytown and Ann Hill Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, in Fredericktown.

Virginia enjoyed the winters she and her husband, Burl, spent in Tucson, Ariz., and especially cherished the time she spent with her family.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Burl Woods; a son, Robert L. Oswalt of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Lela Hathaway of Fredericktown and Rosemary Oswalt (aka Shaffner) of Mount Vernon; daughter-in-law, Lois Warner of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Coleen Gregory, Denise (Ed) Lee, Jennifer Oswalt, Kelly (John) Rolley, Anita (John) McNeil, Mike (Tracey) Oswalt, Dan (Debra) Hathaway, Kim (Melissa) Hathaway and Robin (Dana) Shaffner; great-grandchildren, Michael Gregory, Kara (Scott) Dicuas, Katie Lee, Jessica Lee, Wesley Adams, Abe Adams, Maggie Kiefer, Thomas (Amy) Timmons, Chris Timmons, Hershel (Brittney) Timmons, Stuart (Natalie) Oswalt, Vanessa Oswalt, Breanna Oswalt, Ryan Hathaway, Tyler Hathaway, Sydney Hathaway, Dustin Hathaway and Austin Hathaway; and great-great-grandchildren, Zoe Gregory, Savana Timmons and Oakley Timmons.

In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her first husband, G. Edgar Oswalt; son, Loren Oswalt; son-in-law, Darel Hathaway; daughter-in-law, Anna Oswalt; and several brothers and sisters.

There will be no calling hours and private services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

Private condolences may be expressed to the family at The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Virginia B. Woods.

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