Virginia L. Benoit

Virginia L. Benoit

Ginny passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at Rose Arbor Hospice.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed just being home swimming in her pool, working in her flower garden or spending time with her dog, Chewie. Ginny was born January 10, 1943 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Virgil and Catherine (Roseboom) Blowers. She had worked at Wieland’s Flower Shop in Allegan for 15 years and retired from Meijer in Plainwell.

On December 17, 1993 in Otsego she married James “Jim” Benoit who survives.

Also surviving are her 4 children, Eric (Tonya) Powless and children, Jessica, Jason and Theresa; Cathy (Will) Williamson and daughter, Amy; Scott (Colleen) Powless and children, Reno and Renee; Dennis (Amanda) Powless and children, Emily, Hanna and Joslynn along with siblings, Mike (Coleen) Blowers and Norman (Naeyo) Blowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Teri Hammond.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Ginny’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Ginny may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Norman & Naeyo Blowers says:

    It’s always hard losing a loved one and it’s immeasurably harder losing a loved family member. Ginny was the “big sister” everyone would love to have, always there to look out for you and always put your welfare before her own. Mere words cannot express how much we’ll miss her but we can take solace in the fact that she is with God now and there is no greater reward than that.

  2. Norman A. Blowers says:

    It’s always hard losing a loved one and it’s immeasurably harder losing a loved family member. Ginny was the “big sister” everyone would love to have, always there to look out for you and always put your welfare before her own. Mere words cannot express how much we’ll miss her but we can take solace in the fact that she is with God now and there is no greater reward than that.

  3. John Gibson says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to the family of my classmate, Virginia. May God provide peace and strength during this difficult time.

  4. Williams Family says:

    The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are family and friends who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. God will comfort you during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are also with you and your family.

  5. Marlene Gregersen says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. She is no longer in any pain of any kind and you will be together again some day. God needed another angel with him.

  6. Eric Watkins says:

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Certainly Almighty God did not intend for us to experience the loss of our loved ones. Please find comfort from his wonderful promise found at Isaiah 25:8, which says, He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.

  7. Terry Arehart VanLent says:

    Mike and Coleen, we’re so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayer. Love, Terry

  8. Robert K. Jackson "B0b" says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, and all the Class of 1961 !

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