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Virginia Susan Rothwell

Virginia Susan Rothwell of Gainesville, FL died on Sunday March 5, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Virginia was born and reared in Berrien County, GA, moved to Tampa, FL in 1942 and to Gainesville in 1947 upon her marriage to Don Rothwell. She was a graduate of the University of Florida and a teacher in the Alachua County School System, retiring in 1986. Mrs. Rothwell was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville for over fifty years where she was active in the Cum Dubl Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women. She was a member and past president of the Gainesville Woman’s Club, a member of the University Women’s Club, the Agricultural Women’s Club and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Virginia was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who treasured every moment spent with her family. She is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years, Dr. Donald F. Rothwell of Gainesville; two sons and their wives, Fred and Kim Rothwell of Manhattan, KS and Dr. Gary and Donna Rothwell of Kathleen, GA; two grandsons Jason (Ryan) Rothwell of Overland Park, KS and Brent (Allison) Rothwell of Littleton, CO; great granddaughters Madelyn Rothwell and Delaney Rothwell; a step-granddaughter Kelli Baker and her daughters Kaylah and Kylee Baker; step-great grandson Rhett Horne; three sisters, Carolyn Henderson, JoAnn Smith and Linda Lindsey; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation on Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Milam Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church 419 NE 1st Street Gainesville, FL 32601. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Forest Meadows Central. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!