Virginia "Ginny" S. Hartley Laumer, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Fishers, Ind. She was born April 7, 1927 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Leslie and Alfretta Graves Stetson.
Ginny graduated from Kenmore High School in 1945, attended Denison University and graduated from Fredonia State University in 1970.
Ginny met her future husband, George Hartley, at Denison University and were married for 30 years before his passing. She later married the late John Laumer, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., and Birmingham, Ala., in 1980.
Virginia S. Hartley Laumer
After staying home to raise her son, Ginny went back at 41 to become a school teacher. She spent 12 wonderful years teaching second grade at Sherman schools in New York. Her parents and family were from Brunswick, Maine and enjoyed returning back each summer to beautiful Mere Point overlooking Casco Bay. Mrs. Laumer enjoyed many trips with her husband John to Alaska and all over the U.S.A. for his annual Army Airborne Reunions. She also traveled throughout the West with sister Barb, and later with friends to England, Austria, Italy and throughout Europe.
Virginia was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown, N.Y. She was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, Lakewood Women's Club and Golden Agers.
Virginia lived in Lakewood, N.Y., for 50 years before moving to Fishers, Ind., to be close with her family after a stroke in 2008.
Mrs. Laumer leaves behind a son, Jim Hartley and her daughter in-law, Allie Hartley, of Fishers, Ind.; three grandchildren, Matthew Hartley and his wife Sarah of Elmira, N.Y., and Todd Hartley and Kristian Scolnik of Fishers, Ind.; three great grandchildren, Ava Korkzan and Ella Scolnik, of Fishers, Ind., and Isaac Hartley of Elmira, N.Y.; five step-grandchildren, Jeffery, Kyle and Zachary Laumer, Ashleigh Hartley and JR Burns; one cousin, Dorothy Stetson of Brunswick, Maine; three nieces, Ginny Fox and her husband Steve of Augusta, Ga.; Sandy Rogers and her husband Ted of Canon, Ga.; and Nancy Roughead of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and two nephews, Scott Rogers, his wife Gail and son Dan of Harrison, N.Y., and Bryan Butler, his wife Charlotte and son Ben of Ft. Myers Fla.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Rogers of Venice Fla.; a cousin, Irving Stetson of Brunswick, Maine; and a nephew, Stetson Rogers of Portland, Ore.
Friends and family were welcomed at the Lind Funeral Home in Jamestown from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Sept. 17 and services followed at Bellinger Chapel at First Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m., with a reception in Fellowship Hall. Interment was at Sunset Hill Cemetery in a private ceremony.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, First Presbyterian Church 509 Prendergast Ave. Jamestown, N.Y. 14701; or a charity of your personal choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Ginny at www.lindfuneralhome.com.