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Virginia Paige

August 16, 1917 - March 4, 2017

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Virginia Paige, 1917 - 2017

Virginia "Jinnie" Paige, a long time resident of Park Ridge, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017 in a care home in Honolulu, Hawaii where she had resided since 2014. She was born in Virginia Stearns on August 16, 1917 in Ogdensburg, New York, a small town on the St. Lawrence River on the Canadian Border of New York State, to Dr. Melvin Joseph Stearns of Massena, New York and Jenny Robinson Stearns, originally from Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Jinnie graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and attended Wellesley College, Wellesley,...

Virginia Paige, 1917 - 2017

Virginia "Jinnie" Paige, a long time resident of Park Ridge, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2017 in a care home in Honolulu, Hawaii where she had resided since 2014. She was born in Virginia Stearns on August 16, 1917 in Ogdensburg, New York, a small town on the St. Lawrence River on the Canadian Border of New York State, to Dr. Melvin Joseph Stearns of Massena, New York and Jenny Robinson Stearns, originally from Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Jinnie graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy and attended Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts. She lived in Rochester, New York from 1938 - 1943 before joining the American Red Cross, where she worked as a club worker in the China-Burma-India theatre of operations of World War II from 1943-1945. After the war she worked as a counselor for Western Electric, Kearny, New Jersey. She married USMC Col. Ward Tallman Paige, also of Ogdensburg, New York in April, 1947 and they lived in Dearborn, Michigan until 1956 when they moved to Park Ridge, Illinois. Their three children, Jean, Ward Jr., and Polly attended the Park Ridge schools/ Jinnie was an active member of the Park Ridge Community Church for many years. She resided at 908 S. Courtland Ave. in Park Ridge for 58 years.

Jinnie became a real-estate agent in 1967, working for Bice Realtors 1967 - 1992, McLennan Realtors 1992 - 1994 and Bairs & Warner Realtors 1994 - 2008. She was a graduate of the Realtors Institute and a licensed real estate broker. She enjoyed family, golf, bridge and walking the neighborhoods of Park Ridge. She was friendly to many and loved in her community.

Jinnie was preceded in death by her husband Ward in 1967.

She is survived by her daughters Jean Paige Bohrman of Phoenix, Arizona and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; Polly Paige Loughrane of Chicago, Illinois; son Ward Tallman Paige, Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii, three grandchildren; Michael Bohrman, Amy Bohrman Fanning and Patrick (PJ) Bohrman and 7 great-grandchildren; Cole, Paige, Michael, Bryce, Everly and Keller Bohrman and Dennis Fanning.

Arrangements under the direction of Borthwick Mortuary, Honolulu, HI.