Mount Vernon News
  • Cora Virginia ‘Ginny’ Brake

  • July 2, 2011

MOUNT VERNON — Cora Virginia “Ginny” Brake, took the hand of the Lord on June 30, 2011, to go to her new home in Heaven. There she was joined once again with her parents, brother and many loved ones. She is whole now and smiling her beautiful smile, no longer in pain.

Born in Morrow County on Nov. 3, 1919, to Gorley and Carrie Rhodebeck. The second of two children. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vincent Rhodebeck; her first husband, Carl Foster; her second husband, George Brake; a grandson-in-law, George Gardner; and a stepdaughter, Rosalyn Carpenter.

Ginny was an avid golfer and has many trophies. She loved the outdoors, walking, bike riding and mostly golf, but her favorite was spending time with her family and friends. In her later years she could be seen at car shows with her son or at yard sales with her daughter and granddaughters. And she was always ready for a game of euchre.

She leaves behind her daughter, Pat Saltzman, and her son, Gary Foster, and his friend, Barb Blubaugh; grandchildren, Debi (Ted) VanHouten and son, Bradly, Pam (Eric) Vanderpool and children, Natalee (Jerry) Compton, Heather Posey, and Lori (George-deceased) Gardner, and daughter, Shawnda Walpole, and Tracy Clemons and children, Megan Clemons, Chelsie Taylor and Chase Foster.

Her stepchildren Barbara Carpenter, Anita Olsey, Bob (Beth) Brake, and Roxanne (Randy) Pierce, four great-great-grandchildren, and two nieces, Sally Blue and Sandy (Dave) Decker, also survive.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 5, from 3 to 4 p.m. at New Life Church, 998 Newark Road, Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Cora Virginia “Ginny” Brake.

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