Virginia A. Wharton peacefully passed March 10, 2013, in Medford, Ore. She was born August 7, 1924, in Mishiwaka, Ind. to Joe and Evelyn Manus. Ginny moved to Jackson County around the age of six and lived the rest of her life here.

She graduated from Medford High School in 1943. Before she retired she was a private caregiver. She loved cats and dogs, country music, helping others and her family. She also made the best angel food cake you ever tasted.

She is survived by her son, Dave Wharton (Medford); daughter, Donna Saddler (Central Point); grandsons, Steve Saddler (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Matt Saddler (Eagle Point); three great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

A brief memorial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Memory Gardens Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Southern Oregon Humane Society, 2910 Table Rock Rd., Medford, OR 97501.