Virginia Konen

Virginia "Ginny" Konen

Thursday, December 24th, 1953 - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Virginia "Ginny" McMann Konen, 66, of Waterford, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday May, 20, 2020. She was born in Erie on December 24, 1953 a daughter of the late Paul and Inezmarie Hites McMann.

Ginny graduated from Harborcreek High School and worked as a school bus driver with the Ft. LeBoeuf School District for 26 years before retiring in 2014. She belonged to First Presbyterian Church and the Grottoettes. She enjoyed painting and crafts.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Andy Konen.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Kevin Konen; two daughters, April Konen (Mike) of Waterford and Arin Konen of Jacksonville, NC; her daughter in law, Lisa Varo, of Erie; two brothers, Roger McMann and his wife, Carole, of Saegertown and Timothy McMann and his wife, Jacki, of Erie; two sisters, Pamela Marshall and her husband, Mark, of Cincinnati and Samantha Stephens and her husband, Matt, of Meadville; seven grandchildren, Nathan Smith and his wife, Jordan, Abigayle Garrison, Emily Massing, Maiah and Mattie Konen, and Jake and Becca Varo; and many nieces and nephews.

In accordance with CDC guidelines funeral services will be private for family.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, 16504.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, 16505.
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Carrie Kirsch

Posted at 01:27pm
Always and forever treasure the hand crafted dolls she made for me and for Isabella. Such a wonderful, kind, generous person. So many memories I will cherish.

Pam Marshall

Posted at 05:37pm
Best Big Sister Ever! Memory. Singing Candlelighters Song, one day in early spring I played a funny trick. Right in the yard behind my house I planted a lollipop stick. I watered it well. I watched it carefully. I hoped someday that stick would grow to be a lollipop tree. Then one fine day it grew. I opened up my mouth and one fell in. Ahhhhhh Huh Hah. Oh Hoe Hoe what a place to be... under my Lollipop, Lollipop, Lollipop tree.

Then days grew cold as winter days will do.
And on my tree.
My lovely tree.
Not one single Lollipop grew.
An ice sickle hung on every branch.
But when I opened up my mouth an ice sickle fell right in.

It tasted like a cream sickle.

We sang lots of silly songs.

We made clothes and food together.
We did ceramics together.
We talked about stories behind pictures.

She sang and shared stories about the girls and Frozen.

We would visit each year on New Years Weekend.
I would bring gifts for her and her family.
She would send me home with Holiday Treats.

I got to see the years worth of crafts, oil paintings, doll clothes, stories, Christmas ornaments. It was a time to rejoice and share. Our family bond was still there. We were always sisters to the end through and through. The aunts passed. Mom passed. Uncle passed. Dad passed. But Ginny and I comforted each other. She gave. She shared. She made sure we had time NOW so when this time came.

Good Memories!

Best Big Sister Ever.

God Thank You for the times we shared.

Cynthia Lavery

Posted at 10:30pm
My sympathy. we were related for a short time.
Pray blessings and comfort in Jesus Name.
Amen. my mom was Laura Konen.

Pam Marshall Posted at 05:38pm

An honor to be family.

Deborah Buettner

Posted at 06:12pm
My deepest sympathy to all of Ginny’s family. She was a very kind & generous person. Taken too soon. Rest In Peace.

Deborah Wodecki Buettner

Brenda & Ian Crolli

Posted at 01:57pm
My thoughts and prayers to the Family. Really loved Miss Ginny.

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