Strain, Virginia Anne
Birth: Saturday, January 31, 1931
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the age of 85
Laid to Rest: Thursday, November 03, 2016 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Lexington Park, Maryland
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Virginia Anne Strain, "Ginny", 85, of Lexington Park, MD and Solomons, MD formerly from Bushwood, MD, passed away on October 30, 2016 in Solomons, MD. Born on January 31, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Ada Katherine Goldsborough Knott, and Joseph Ambrose Knott.

Ginny was the loving wife of the late Robert David Strain whom she married on December 26, 1958 in Sacred Heart Catholic church Bushwood, MD and who preceded her in death on March 18, 2000. Ginny is survived by her children: Michael D. Strain (Pamela) of Nanjemoy, MD, Patrick R. Strain (Dawn) of La Plate, MD, Anne E. Finson (Warren –Fiancé) of Brandywine, MD, and 4 grandchildren. Siblings Catherine Brown, Agnes Mac Rae, Leonard Knott, Barbara Hickey and Margaret Bridget. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Joseph Knott, Aloysius Knott, and Dorothy Bowles.

She graduated from Margaret Brent High School in Helen, MD, and moved from St. Mary's County, MD to Solomons, MD in 2004. Ginny was the 1st. employee at W.R. Blair's Jewelry, she was a jewelry retail specialist for over 20 years, retiring in 1994. Ginny was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church since 1958 and Lexington Park Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary from 1960 to 1964.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 9:00AM - 10:00AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel with Father Michael Sajnog officiating. Interment will follow in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery Lexington Park, MD.

Pallbearers will be: Michael Strain, Patrick Strain, Warren Carter, Robert Finson, Ethan Strain, and Bob Finson. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ronald Mac Rae, Leonard Knott and Lester Bridget. Contributions may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 22375 Three Notch Road Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements by Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home.
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