November 28, 2009
Virginia Cary Younker Haver, age 84, resident of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at her home. She was born October 8, 1925 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Harry Ludwig Sr. and Helen Cary (Moore) Younker and had been a Plymouth resident since 1952. Mrs. Haver was a 1943 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and a 1945 graduate of Stephen’s College for Women. She married the late Dr. Pierre E. Haver on January 19, 1946 in Fremont at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. After raising five children, she joined her husband in their optometry practice in the role of optician. They both retired from the practice in 1987. She enjoyed travelling the world, including China, Russia, most of Europe, the Middle East, northern Africa, and much of the United States. But, she took the most pleasure in the company of her family.
She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Dr. David Haver of Lancaster, PA; Peter and Jan (Hanshaw) Haver of Mansfield; John Haver of Plymouth; Jay and Valerie Haver of Fredericksburg, OH; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Dr. George Hildebrandt of Houston, TX; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2007 and a brother, Harry Ludwig Younker, Jr.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Nancy Verhoff, the staff at Willard Hospital, Stein Hospice and nurse’s aids Barb Gerber and Wanda Alonso.
A private funeral service will be held at a later date and no calling hours will be observed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pierre E. and Virginia Y. Haver Memorial Scholarship, c/o the Viking Academic Boosters Club, Attn: Dixie Hart, 400 Trux St., Plymouth, OH 44865. The contributions will be used to fortify a scholarship to assist a Plymouth High School graduate that attends a medical or health college.
Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I did not know her well, but I recall her as strong and determined. I hope those traits, which were surely instilled in all of you, will serve you as well as they served her.
To the Family of Virginia,
I would like to extend to you my deepest sympathy at the death of your mother. It was my privilege to be able to visit her during her stay at Mercy Willard Hospital. May the peace of the Lord be with you at this time.
Sister Diane Hay
Dear Family of Virginia Haver, Each of you are sincerely remembered in my prayerful thoughts at this time of loss of your dear Mother. I appreciate the quality time I had to meet you last week while Mother was here at Mercy Willard Hospital. Your love and concern for your Mother’s wishes and comfort was evident as you gathered to assist her in these final days on earth. She is blessed to have each of you to carry her wisdom and values into the lives of all you touch each day of your journey. May God bless you with health, happiness, and continued love for each other. Sister Rita Mary
David and Diane,
I am not sure you two will remember me – my maiden name was Hardy. We all met at Hidden Hollow Camp many years ago. I was so sorry to read about your mother and to read that you all lost your father in 2007. Having lost both my parents last year, I know the feelings you are facing. Please know that many people are with you in this time of sorrow. Keep the good memories alive in your hearts. My prayers to you both and the rest of your families.
Dear Haver Family,
We were saddened to read of Mom’s passing. Having been neighbors for 25 years, we have many wonderful memories of both of your parents. Please know that our sympathy, thoughts, and prayers are with each of you. Blessing to you all.
Max and Linda
Hello everyone, I am so sorry to hear of Virginia passing away!I knew she hadnt been well but but it is still a shock.We have all known each other for so long that I feel like I lost a member of my family!I love you all and I will keep you in my prayers. Sincerly,Sharon Keyser
I was saddened to hear about your mother. The last time I saw her was in Fremont at the funeral home when my mom (Elmina) died. I thought it was very sweet of her to make the trip to share our sadness. I have many fond memories of our childhood, playing at Grandma Cary’s, overnights at your house, the prom with David…
My heart goes out to all of you. Our mothers have been with us ever since our first breath. It is very hard when they are no longer there.
My condolences extend to Pierre’s passing, as well. I was not aware that he had died. He was a sweetheart!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy (Geib) Riley
Dear Haver Family,
I am sad that Virginia has passed, but we all know now that there is no more suffering for her. I truly enjoyed caring for her the 7 weeks or so that I did.You are all in my thoughts and parayers and have my deepest sympathy.
Dear Dave, Diane, Pete, John & Jay,
May I express sympathies in the loss of both your Father and now your Mother. Dr. and Mrs. Haver contributed so much to the community, and were positive influences in my years of growing up along side of the Haver family. Your friendships have been treasured memories in my life.
Sincerely, Dave McQuown