Virginia Simmons Winchenbach, 93, of Feylers Corner Road in Waldoboro died peacefully March 20, 2010, at Glenridge Nursing Facility in Augusta.

Virginia was born May 29, 1916, the loving daughter of Stanley and Elizabeth Benner Simmons in Waldoboro.

Virginia attended the Historical Ledge School as a child. She spent her entire life living, raising a family and working in Waldoboro. She retired in 1976 from the Sylvania Plant where she worked for many years.

Virginia loved to knit and was well known for supplying the entire family with homemade mittens, as well as giving many pairs to local school children. She loved bowling with her “senior friends” at Oakland Park Bowling Lanes in Rockport. She was also a lifetime member of the Waldoboro Senior Citizens where she enjoyed luncheons and participated in many bus tours with her friends. She loved her weekly domino games with friends at her home, always making sure the snacks were ready for that night. Virginia was well known by many as “Nannie,” and she was loved by all whose lives she touched. Little known to most, she was awarded a certificate of honorable service through the First Fighter Command as an Aircraft Warning Service volunteer during World War II.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Glenridge Nursing Facility in Augusta for their excellent care and most especially to the staff of Orange Valley and to the nurses and volunteers of HealthReach Hospice of Gardiner/Augusta.

She was predeceased by her parents, Stanley and Elizabeth Simmons; her children, Walter S. Winchenbach, Joan N. Lewis and Irene E. Wallace; her grandchildren, Dana Lewis and Jane Wallace; her great-great-grandchild, David Allen; her brother, Sidney Simmons and his wife, Evelyn; and her nephew, Wayne Simmons.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Richard Lewis of Waldoboro; her daughter-in-law, Edith Winchenbach of Waldoboro; 10 grandchildren, Virginia Blouin of South Portland, Walter Winchenbach III of Virginia, Harlan Wallace of Friendship, Teresa Favazza of Old Orchard Beach, Marvin Lewis of Warren, Deborah Richards of Westport Island, Craig Lewis of Waldoboro, Larry Wallace of Friendship, Kim Lash of Waldoboro and Patricia Barton of Whitefield; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Virginia’s memory to the Pine Tree Camp, P.O. Box 518, Bath, ME 04530; or the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowden Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 29 at 10 a.m. at the Shuman Cemetery on Route 220 in Waldoboro. The Rev. John Ineson will officiate.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waldoboro.