Virginia W. Kincheloe

Virginia W. Kincheloe of Spotsylvania died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief battle against ovarian cancer.

Born March 9, 1930 in Burkburnette, Texas, Virginia adopted Spotsylvania as her home over 40 years ago. Virginia was a distinguished real estate broker for many years, but she is probably most well-known and loved for her work with animals. An animal advocate her entire life, all animals were “wonderful” in her eyes. She saw no animal as too small or too large or too ugly or too pretty. Virginia worked in animal rescue for many years and eventually became a co-creator of Lionhearts, a nonprofit organization dedicated mainly to providing low-cost spay/neuter services to the community. As part of Virginia’s legacy, she was the founder of the Virginia Kincheloe Spay/Neuter Clinic, which opened its doors in Spotsylvania in March 2000.

An avid fan of grandson Jeremy’s Kart racing and lacrosse activities, Virginia rarely missed any of his events. Her favorite place to be was on the sidelines watching and excitedly cheering him on.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Texas and Anna Willis, and brother Bill. Surviving are her children, Raymond Kincheloe, Jr. and Kimbra Kincheloe, her daughter-in-law, Kelly Madagan, and her grandchildren, Jeremy, Allyson and Trevor Kincheloe. She is also survived by a multitude of beloved pets and cherished friends.

A funeral will be held Tuesday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Jim Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. A reception will follow the interment. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 14 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Virginia Kincheloe Spay/Neuter Clinic, 7536 Hunters Lodge Drive, Spotsylvania, Virginia 22551.

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