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Virginia 'Ginny' Tobin

Virginia 'Ginny' Tobin

Virginia "Ginny" (Browning) Tobin, 90 of Quincy, Illinois died peacefully of natural causes at Sunset Nursing Home in the early morning of January 6, 2021.

Ginny was borne on April 14, 1930 to Irvin R Browning and Viola (Durbeck) Browning in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Highschool in St. Louis and maintained friendships she made at a sorority there, throughout her entire life. She married Walter Claude Tobin on July 2, 1949 in St. Louis Missouri. She and Walter remained married until his death in 1985. She was blessed with two children, Stephen Michael Tobin and Renee Marie Nelson.

Ginny raised her children flexing with a lifestyle consistent with being married to a military husband. She mothered by being an excellent example, demonstrating perseverance, strong loyalty a catholic faith, forgiveness, loyalty and love. She would worry about whether everyone was ok. Ginny loved her neighbors and her friends, especially Steve and "Snookie" Hagood who were like a second family to her.

She loved to travel with her family and friends to far off places. She would know the details of everyone's family, their children, and grandchildren. Everyone was a friend and they all loved Ginny. Ginny always had a story to tell and loved to visit. You always knew what Ginny was thinking. She could deliver a spicy joke and bring down the house. Ginny enjoyed talking on the phone, walking, going for a ride, flowers, cooking, and her cat, Sweetie Pie.

Ginny was preceded in death by her Husband, Walter. Her sister Patricia (Browning) Ballowe of St. Louis, Mo., and her brother Eugene Browning of Pittsfield, Illinois.

She is survived by her daughter, Renee (Tobin) Nelson and son in law, Steve Nelson of Quincy, Illinois; her son, Stephen Tobin and daughter in law Donna Dobson Tobin of Billings, Montana; grandchildren Benjamin Tobin (Jessica), Matthew Tobin (Christine), Nicholas Tobin; Niece, Mary Ballowe (Cedric Branson); great grandchildren Ava Tobin, Sawyer Tobin and Kasey Reed; countless friends, neighbors and care givers. The family extends their sincere thanks to Ginny's caregivers at Sunset Home.

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery, Quincy. Memorials are suggested to Homeward Bound or Sunset Home Activities Fund. Services are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Renee and Family - I am sorry for your lost - I wish you peace.
From:
Jeanne Gilbert
quincy, IL
Comments:
Renee and family: my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the death of your mom..I worked with her at Illinois State Bank and she was always the sweetest and generally a nice person...Always a smile on her face.
From:
David & Verna Bowen
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Renee: So sorry for the loss of your mother. We will be thinking of you and your family. Hugs!
From:
Leo Edward Mueller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Steve, sorry for your loss.
Leo & Nancy Mueller
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Belinda schoch
Mendon, IL
Comments:
Renee and family- my deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mother. She was a lovely lady!!!!
From:
June & Bill Lahrman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Renee & Steve, We are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. You are in our prayers.
From:
Janet Griffard
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, Renee. She was a dear person who made you feel right at home, and I’ll alway remember her sweet lovely smile and more. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Sending prayers too. Love Janet & Steve
From:
Ron and Ann Kooken
quincy, IL
Comments:
Please know we are thinking of you and sending prayers for all of your family. We love you very much.
From:
Jeannie DeLuca
Ballwin, MO
Comments:
Sending you our love and prayers. Ginny was a gem and we all loved her!
From:
Marilyn C Griffin
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Renee, So sorry to hear about your Mother. Sending prayers.

























































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From:
John, Burnetta, Vanessa and Olivia Nelson
Roswell, GA
Comments:
Renee and Family,

We are sorry for your loss.

We will always have fond memories of our times together during holidays with your mother.