Virginia L. “Genni” Ditterline, 91, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021. She was born April 21, 1930, in Evansville (Howell) to the late John and Goldie (Hickrod) Kissel.
Genni graduated in 1948 from Reitz High School. During her high school years, she worked in downtown Evansville at the Juice Bar and Nut Bar passing out samples. After graduating she tried secretarial work but didn’t enjoy it. She began waitressing at McDowell’s restaurant on 4th Street in Evansville, and then at Wesselman’s Café in Lawndale Center. She had many devoted customers who would wait for her to have an open table. She married her husband, Hugh, on May 18, 1968. They purchased a home and moved to Newburgh, ultimately settling in Old Stone House Subdivision. They moved to Kuttawa (Lake Barkley) in 1998 where they fished and enjoyed their boats. She attended Kuttawa United Methodist Church where she had many friends who she loved. She was a founding member of American Legion Post #68 Auxiliary in Lyon County, Kentucky, where she was elected as their first president.
Genni suffered a stroke in 2005 and she and Hugh moved to the Masonic Home in Franklin, Indiana. They built a home she loved. Genni liked eating at Gray Cafeteria in Mooresville, Indiana, where she saw so many of her special friends who would care for her. She enjoyed growing flowers, needlepoint, crosswords, and spelling, as she was an excellent speller.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, Newburgh, Indiana, with burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, 525 N. Illinois St., P.O. Box 44210, Indianapolis, IN 46244; Kuttawa United Methodist Church, No. 98 Lakeshore Dr., Kuttawa, KY 42055; or Lyon County American Legion Post #68 Auxiliary, 373 Lakeshore Dr., P.O. Box 201, Kuttawa, KY 42055. Condolences may be made online