June 26, 1930 - December 8, 2020
Virginia Ruth "Ginny" Miko, age 90, formally of Cleveland, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at O'Neill Healthcare, North Olmsted, Ohio. Virginia Hahn was born June 26, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Herbert and Suzi Hahn. She graduated from West Tech High School and shortly thereafter married Ted Miko, her "Polish Prince", on April 23, 1949. In addition to raising 3 children, Virginia (mom, grandma, G.G.) was a loving grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 12. Virginia was a devoted wife of nearly 69 years to Ted Miko, who died on March 29, 2018; cherished mother of Marsha (the late Donald) Bendinger, David (the late Debbie) Miko, and Jim (Diane) Miko; wonderful grandmother (G.G. , Grandma Ginny), to Barbara (Mike) van der Biezen, Debbie (Mark) Nicholas, Brian Miko, Jennifer Miko, Chris (Julie) Miko, and Becky (Doug) Hasse; loving great-grandmother (G.G.) to Jordan (fiancee, Joe Meckler) and Paige Nicholas, Taylor and Jenna van der Biezen, Kaeley and Claire Miko, Ally and Matthew Herman, Brooklyn and Denver Teresi, Felix Hasse, and Sophie Miko. Also surviving are 2 of her closest friends, Tony and Pat Hlavinka. She was preceded in death by her brother, Victor Hahn and her in-laws, John and Martha Miko. Virginia was an avid reader, a habit she acquired from her late father..."Ginny, having a good book is like being with a dear friend." She was a selfless volunteer, giving of herself as an election poll worker, at the local P.T.A., as a member and last Matron of the Order of the West Park Chapter #427, Order of the Eastern Star, and was very active in the Women's Auxiliary. Additionally, she was activity engaged in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her goal was to attend as many cross country meets, baseball and volleyball games, soccer matches, music recitals, gymnastics tournaments, and other special events as possible. Virginia loved to party and any party was a good one! The holiday block parties were legendary. She loved to cook and eat.... "you don't have to be hungry to eat a donut." As a child of the Great Depression, food was something you did not waste: "take what you like but eat what you take!" She taught us all to be members of "the clean plate club." None of us wanted that "shame on you" reprimand for wasting food, but we all earned that verbal lashing at least once. Grandma Ginny (G.G.) loved to shop and spoiled all of us with gifts....."the more you spend the more you save." We all have a favorite item, complements of G.G. She loved all types of music, singing to the songs of Neil Diamond (did "Sweet Caroline" ever sound so good with G.G.lending support?), Lawrence Welk, and Andy Williams. Virginia loved her country, loved her family and friends, and loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. Heaven now has a new member! Sadly, The Matriarch of the Miko clan has left this earth but will never be forgotten. She loved and was well loved. As was said of another wonderful person, "now she belongs to the ages." A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 12 Noon with visitation one hour prior to service at Sunset Chapel, 6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070.
Virginia Ruth "Ginny" Miko, age 90, formally of Cleveland, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at O'Neill Healthcare, North Olmsted, Ohio. Virginia Hahn was born June 26, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Herbert and Suzi... View Obituary & Service Information
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