Virginia May Scales

East Tawas, Michigan
August 18, 1930 - October 27, 2019

Visitations

The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-8 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, MI.

Service Location

Tawas Area Presbyterian Church - East Tawas, MI

Services

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church in East Tawas, MI. Rev. Kathleen Rowe will officiate and interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas, MI.

Obituary Notice

Virginia May Scales, of East Tawas, passed away peacefully at Tawas Village on Sunday, October 27, 2019, age 89 years. Virginia was born to Desty and Ruby (Secrist) Derochey in Newberry, Michigan on August 18, 1930. She graduated from Manistique High School. Virginia worked many years for Hester's IGA in East Tawas. She will always be remembered as a devout Christian woman, deep in faith. Virginia was one of the founding members of the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church and served actively on a variety of committees and activity groups. She carried her Christian faith with her wherever she went, and was able to willingly help others in so many different ways. Virginia was a member of a local Bridge club, and enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends, as well as doing crossword puzzles. She looked forward to attending local band concerts in the city park. She was also a long time member of the Eastern Star. Above all, Virginia truly loved spending time with her family, and spoiling her grandchildren by taking trips for ice cream to Dairy Queen were some of her favorite times! Virginia will dearly be missed by all who knew and loved her sincere kindness, warm smile, and gentle touch. She is survived by her 3 loving children, Gary (LeeAnne) Scales of Port Charlotte, Florida, Randy (Nan) Scales of Tawas City, and Cindy (Louis) Russo of East Amherst, New York; 5 grandchildren, Zach, Zoe, Andrew, Matthew, and Kristen; several nieces, nephews, and many special friends. Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Scales, to whom she married in Manistique on January 16, 1953; and a brother, Neil Derochey. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church in East Tawas, MI. Rev. Kathleen Rowe will officiate and interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in East Tawas, MI. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5-8 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, MI. Memorials may be directed to the church and you may offer condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

To the Tawas Area Presbyterian Church
2095 E. US23
East Tawas, MI 48730

Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery - East Tawas, Michigan

Condolences

My thoughts and prayers to the family.
— john macmurray
Our prayers for her family. We are so thankful that were blessed with meeting this special lady. I know that there will be much laughter, a card game or two and most certainly dessert in heaven, as Ginny is welcomed home.
— Trisha & Pete Ward
Ginny was a very special person. She will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.
— Charles & Kathy Reddick
Thinking of you with prayerful thoughts.
— Denny and Mary Look
A dear dear lady, Ginny, will be missed by so many people who loved her. She always had a smile and looked forward to a big hug whenever we met each other out and about. The church family will not be the same without our Ginny. Rest in peace dear friend.
— Shirley and Phil MacLeod
Oh my goodness! What do we say about the passing of one of our favorite church members and friends? Ginny was one of the kindest, sweetest, supportive, fun-loving, friendly women we have known. Nan, Randy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss!

We had the pleasure of meeting Ginny at Tawas Area Presbyterian when we moved north and I (Patty) had the joy of playing Bridge with her for a few years, as well. We enjoyed our time spent with Ginny each time we saw her and we're sorry that we didn't live closer, making it possible for more frequent visits.

What a wonderful woman! Ginny will be sorely missed!
— Patricia Salim Chonich and Paul M. Chonich
R.I.P. My beautiful friend
— Patti Whitford
Nan, so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for peace for your family. Shirley Tamplin
— shirley tamplin
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
— Mitch and Barb Lenczewski
Gary, Randy, Cindy & Family: You were all so blessed to have such a wonderful Mom that was filled with warmth, kindness & grace. Her smiles, soft spoken words and the touch of her hands as she reached out to share her love and friendship will always be remembered. Bless you all!

Eric & Karen Haglund
— Karen Haglund
Randy,Gary and Cindy our prayers go out to all of you and your entire family. Your mother was such a wonderful lady she was so kind to me and all of our friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.
— Tim & Mindy Schirmer

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