Virginia M. “Gidge” Ravenscroft, 92, of Somerset, formerly of Westernport, MD., “Said good night here and good morning up there” on May 4, 2021 at The Patriot. Born April 2, 1929, in New Creek, WV, in her grandparents home she is the daughter of the late James J. and Leota E. (Likins) McDonald. Also preceded in death by her husband Frank J. Ravenscroft , granddaughter Regina (Ravenscroft) Surma, infant brother James J. McDonald Jr. and a sister Lila Plum. Survived by her children; Kathy Kight and husband Jim of Somerset and Mark S. Ravenscroft and wife Phillis of Mc Coole, MD. Grandchildren; Beth Benedict and husband Jared, Stephen Ravenscroft and wife Genie, Becky Miller and husband Nate, Angie Llewellyn and husband Herbie. Great grandchildren; Tyson Hostetler, Riley Miller, Lia Benedict, Alexis Ravenscroft, Mercedes Ravenscroft, Caiden Ravenscroft, Paisley Ravenscroft, Maddix Ravenscroft and Tommy Llewllyn. Also beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Gidge was a proud graduate of the class of 1947 of Piedmont High School where she was Salutatorian and president of her class. She played many other lead roles in school and she was very fond of each of her classmates. She formerly worked as assistant manager at G. C. Murphy Co., church secretary for several ministers and book keeper for her husband’s side business of T V repair. She and dad bought the home at 201 Greene Street and as only the second owners lovingly took care of the inside and outside of the 100 year dwelling from 1957 to 2017. Gidge received Christ as her Savior as a young girl at First Baptist Church in Westernport where she served the Lord for many years with her talents in finance, missions, Sunday School, church choir and vacation bible school. Later she was a faithful member of the Westernport United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for many years. Gidge and Frank enjoyed many years of travel and, more times than not, would take friends and family members along so that they could also share in the joy and fun. Most of all, she loved and was loved and was loved by family and friends. She loved her time spent with each one and each one was special to her. She was looking forward to a grand reunion in heaven and hoping that some day, the rest of us will join her there. Friends will be received from 11 am to 1 pm Friday in the Fredlock Funeral Home, Piedmont, WV where services will immediately follow at 1:00 pm with Reverend Sandy Cowan officiating. Masks are required. Interment in Philos Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.halversonfuneralhome.com.
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