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Virginia Craig “Ginny” Hafer

December 21, 1920 - February 20, 2016

Virginia Craig Hafer, age 95, of Benbrook, TX, a longtime former resident of Westview, near Newport, DE, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2016 in Fort Worth, TX.

Virginia was born and raised in North East, Maryland, the daughter of Aldridge Baker Craig and Nellie Gatchell Craig. She was a 1937 graduate of North East High School.

Virginia served in the U.S. Army Women’s Army Corps during WWII, 1944-45, and was a member of the Wilmington area WAC Vets. Later she was employed for several years by the Veterans Administration.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, Kenneth W. Hafer; her parents; and sisters, Katherine Cahall, Laura Lockard, and Gertrude Dankel.

Virginia is survived by her sister, Olive Craig Roberts of Bena, VA; children, David W. Hafer (Carol) of Benbrook, TX, Dorothy L. Hafer-Williams (Robert) of Mesa, AZ, and Daniel K. Hafer (Julie) of Liberty, SC; eight grandchildren, Christie Hafer Conrad (Sean) of Amarillo, TX, Rev. Brenda Kay Hafer of Pinehurst, NC, Davette Hafer Wilson (Corey) of Fort Worth, TX, Virginia Hafer Hughes (Brian) of Odessa, TX, Sandra Williams of Tucson, AZ, and Jacob Hafer, Joseph Hafer (Liz), and Lukas Hafer, all of Liberty SC; and five great-grandchildren.

A service celebrating Virginia’s life will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 10:30 am at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE, where friends may call from 9 “ 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear grandmother and found great comfort in the words of Jesus at John 11:11-14, where he likens death to being asleep, and at John 5:28,29 – “All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” We will see Ginny again soon.