Virginia “Ginny” Reifsteck Young Lee, 93, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2020. Ginny was born on November 8, 1926 in Hamilton, Ohio to Edith and Charles Reifsteck. She was a life-long resident of Oxford, Ohio.
Upon graduation from McGuffey High School, Ginny went to work in the Miami University’s registrar office in 1944 until her retirement in 1976 from the Administrative Data Processing Service which she helped create. She was active in the Oxford Business and Professional Women’s Club and was named “Woman of the Years” in 1976. She was a founding member of CUMREC (College and University Machine Records) receiving the Frank Martin Service Award.
Upon retirement, Ginny enjoyed travelling and overseas adventures. She was an avid Miami Indian Trekker. Ginny received the American Volkssport Association Fifty State Award upon completing walks in all fifty states, accompanied on many hikes with her special friend Glenn Cornthwaite.
Ginny was an active volunteer with the McCullough-Hyde Hospital Auxiliary and Oxford Senior Citizens group. Her other favorite activities included photography and visiting her daughter and grandchildren out of state.
Survivors include her daughter Patty Young Steffen, grandchildren, John Steffen, Jr. (Christy), Tim, Mark, and Chrissy Steffen, great-grandchildren Hailey and Michael Steffen of Carmel, Indiana. Other survivors include brother-in-law Edward Mulcahy, sister-in-laws Mary Ellen Hopkins, Norma Jean Hendricks, nieces and nephews including Joanne Wilgus of Post Falls, Idaho and Kathy Young Wiley of Oxford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Russ Young. and sister Helen Mulcahy of Post Falls, Idaho.
The family would like to specially thank Lori, Lisa, Terry and the wonderful nurses and staff of Woodland Country Manor, Somerville, for the excellent care and love given to their mom and grandma the past 10 years. Family graveside services will be held in the spring at David’s Cemetery, Kettering, Ohio.
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