Virginia ‘Ginny’ K. Fannin, 97, Dale

Virginia “Ginny” K. Fannin, 97, of Dale, passed peacefully to glory on May 26, 2020. 

She was born to Wesley and Opal (McNeely) Knight on Oct 14, 1922, and was raised by her mother and stepfather, Lee Crawford.

She married Glenn Van Winkle, and they were blessed with three loving children Jeanne (Max) McQueen, Bob (Carol) and Lisa (Troy) Resler. Glenn passed away after heart surgery.  She later married Hubert Colvin, who was killed in a car accident.  She then later married Bill Fannin, with whom she enjoyed moving and traveling around the U.S, due to his job.

She was Grandmother to 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She attended Gentryville High School and graduated from Allen Park, Michigan.

She worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” on P47 airplanes in Evansville during WWII.  Followed by many years with GE in Tell City, before retiring while serving as Clerk Treasurer of Dale.

Ginny loved painting and quilting.  She was a member of the American Legion Post 444/Holland Auxiliary, Lincoln Club, and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.  She faithfully attended Lincoln City EUB before it’s closure, afterwards at Dale UMC.

She had 4 brothers, all proceeding her in death, Franklin and Vernon Knight, Sonny and Jack Crawford, and granddaughter Vanessa Van Winkle.

Donations may be made in Ginny’s honor to one of her favorite charities: Dale United Methodist Church, Evansville Rescue Mission, or the MS Society.

Private services will be held with burial to follow at the Dale Cemetery.   

Fuller Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


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