Virginia Mae Hill

Virginia Mae Hill, 40, of Martin, OH, suddenly took her Lord’s hand for the long, beautiful walk home, on the first golden day of fall, Sept 22, 2022.

Born to Rick and LuAnn Coleman on May 15, 1982, Virginia’s far too brief time on earth nonetheless would become one that was often as colorful and full of life as the swirling leaves themselves.

A proud graduate of Lakota High School in 2000, she played clarinet in the Raiders Marching Band, and always stayed active as a youth growing up in Risingsun, OH, via memberships in the Girl Scouts, the local 4H club, and her church youth group. 

A hard worker, upon graduation she’d go on to hold down myriad blue-collar jobs, including stints at Crown Battery, Thyssenkrupp Atlas (where she’d even find time to organize the company softball team, inviting a bright, young mechanical engineer, future husband, Greg Hill, to play), Fenner Dunlop, Kraft Heinz, and finally First Solar, where she worked as a coater for the last four years. 

On June 28, 2008, Virginia would go on to marry her engineer Greg, 41, of Genoa, OH, in a ceremony at Northwood Church of God, and in their 14 years together, the couple would twice know the joy of welcoming a son to their little family, with Andrew James (“A.J.”), 13, coming first in Sept of 2009, and little brother Logan Gregory arriving a year later in Dec of ‘10. 

And though her two growing boys and her job certainly kept her on the go for much of the time, somehow, some way Virginia always seemed to find the energy to give back to her community through two qualities that she became known for by those who were lucky enough to cross her path in life . . . a kind heart and a compassionate, benevolent spirit. A spirit that, again, reached out to her, and inspired her to lend her own helping hands to numerous noble causes. Like Relay for Life, sewing masks and delivering care baskets to front porches around her community during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering at Genoa PTO book fairs, and too many fundraising ventures to mention here. 

Yet, charity work aside, in the end what Virginia was most passionate about was her family, her many friends, and those simple, little pleasures in life. She loved playing beach volleyball, and going to quarter auctions with her friend Ellen Collins, and to the movies with friend Jody Blausey and A.J. and Logan. She enjoyed camping, and going on vacation with extended family, to such memorable destinations as Gulf Shores, Al, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She adored her young nephew and nieces -Kajus, Kamile, Bailey, and Addy- and never ceased to spoil them. And she cherished the gift of a good meal, a nice glass of wine (or two), some good conversation, and lots of laughter at Aunt Fran’s house on Christmas Eve. All of which, of course, made up the ingredients of a life truly well lived. 

Along with her husband, sons, and parents, Virginia is survived by her sister, Katrina (Justas) Asanavicius, brother, Lucas (Danielle) Coleman, and grandfather, V. Roger Shanks. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Eileen Shanks and Florian & Clara Coleman.

There are no services currently planned, and the Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory of Genoa, Ohio is assisting with arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Relay for Life/Toledo, Ohio, c/o American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2438, Kennesaw, GA 30156 or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), c/o OOTD Walk/Toledo, 199 Water Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Online condolences may be shared with the family at 


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