Virginia L. Bartels
VIRGINIA LEE BARTELS (nee Webster), of Aurora. Age 85 passed away on February 19, 2020. Beloved wife of Donald Rudolf DVM; dear mother of Donald Jr. (Barbara), Roger DDS (Hilary MD), Julie (Frank Calafiura), and David (Karen); cherished grandmother of Bella Calafiura, McKenzae Bartels, Konnor Bartels, Haley Bartels, and Carson Bartels. Virginia was born in Caldwell, Ohio and attended Caldwell High School where she played the saxophone in the marching band. While in High School she worked for her father, Dr. Webster, in his dental office. Upon graduation, Virginia attended the White Cross Nursing School in Columbus, OH and obtained her nursing degree in 1956. She worked at White Cross Hospital for several years until her husband graduated from the OSU Veterinary Medical School and they moved to Solon, Ohio. She assisted her husband Donald when they established the Solon Veterinary Clinic but soon became a “Soccer mom with a station wagon” driving her children to swim and wrestling practices or swim meets and wrestling matches. She enjoyed skiing, tennis, hiking, fishing, flower gardening, sailing with family on their race boats, and quilting. She amassed a large number of quilts throughout the years. Virginia and Donald were charter members of the Solon United Methodist Church since 1959, where she was an active member of the Holy Fingers Quilters making quilts for their annual Church Bazaar. Memorial visitation will be held at STEINBAUER FUNERAL HOME, 33375 BAINBRIDGE RD., SOLON FROM 1-4 PM SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23. A closing ceremony will begin at 3:30 PM Sunday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation or Kensington Care Nursing Home.