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Virgina (Ginny) Lee McShane

Virginia (Ginny) Lee McShane passed away February 4, 2014 at her home, surrounded by family. She was born in Cassadaga, N.Y. February 25, 1929 to Leland and Nettie Hall. At a young age she moved with her family to Philadelphia, Pa. She attended school there and graduated in 1947 from Simon Gratz High.

On September 17, 1949 she married Herbert Wilhelm Temler. They had two children, Frederick and Virginia. Herbert passed away in an unfortunate accident in 1953.

In 1956 she met Reginald (Mac) G. McShane and they were married March 23, 1957. In 1958, Reginald (Reggie) Jr. was born and the family moved to Southern California because Mac was transferred by the U.S. Navy. The family grew to seven with the arrival of Leland in 1961 and Heather in 1963. Upon retiring from the Navy in 1964, the family moved to their current address on Antioch Road in Sams Valley, Ore.

In 1981 with no children left at home, Virginia went to work as a night auditor at a motel while she went to school to get her CNA license. She worked for Three Fountains Nursing Home and then for Kimberly Quality Home Health Care. She was so proud of the work she did, and cared for all of her patients. She retired after 12 years.

Virginia enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. Knitting, crocheting, dancing, camping, and card games were some of the things she enjoyed.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald, and her sister, Aileen Weyland. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Frederick (Betty) Temler of Dufur, Ore., Virginia "Ginger" (Karl) Branum of Medford, Ore., Reginald "Reg" Jr. (Michelle) McShane of Amity, Ore., Leland McShane of Sams Valley, Ore., and Heather (Dave) Crum, also of Sams Valley, Ore.; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Gill of Central Point, Ore. and Pat (Gary) Olson of Fla.; and brother, John (Jamie) Hall of Newport, Ore.

A private graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Antioch Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Asante Hospice of the Rogue Valley, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.