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Virginia H. McFadden

March 28, 1929 — September 16, 2023

Virginia (Genie) H. A. McFadden, of 307 Madison Avenue, Ridgway, died Saturday, September 16, 2023 at her home.

She was born on March 28, 1929 in Ridgway, the daughter of Carl H. and Hedvig C. (Nordstrom) Olson. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Virginia was a lifelong resident of both the Ridgway and Munderf areas, and graduated from Ridgway Centennial High School, Class of 1947.

On May 31, 1969, Virginia married Thomas P. McFadden at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway where she was an active member her entire life.

Throughout her life Virginia worked at McCrory 5 & 10, Dr. Robert Dickinson’s office, the Elliott Company, Stackpole and the Home Telephone Company and spent many hours helping on the McFadden family farm in Munderf.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband and her extensive family. She had a wonderful, warm smile and contagious giggle that brought joy to all who knew and loved her. That joy was shared when spending time with family across the US and her cousins in Sweden. Virginia never turned down a shopping trip and took great pride in her appearance and good health.

Genie is predeceased by her parents and 5 siblings, Milton Olson, Arnold Olson, Ruth Brown, Olga Seyler and Kenneth Olson; as well as a niece Kathryn Jorgensen, nephews Dennis and Steven Stannard and great nephew Timothy Brown.

Virginia is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, Thomas McFadden, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved her dearly.  She will be truly missed by all of them.

Funeral Services for Virginia H. A. McFadden will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Munderf Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 215 Cook Ave., Ridgway, PA 15853.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at

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