In Memory

Ginny Kilkuskie

Ginny Kilkuskie

Ginny's brother, Rob, contributed the following information on Ginny.

Ginny graduated from Ohio University in 1970. She moved to Chicago and worked for several years in the insurance industry. She and William Crannell married in 1982 and had no children.  She became a teacher and taught math at several different Chicago high schools for almost 20 years before her death from cancer in 1996. In addition to teaching, she was the swim coach at one of her high schools. 

Ginny was quite an athlete. One of the last times I played golf with Ginny and Bill, we were playing at a public course in Chicago. There was a large group of men (retirees, I think), watching everyone tee off from the first tee, and reviewing everyone's performance. When Ginny hit her drive, the only comment was "I've never seen a woman hit a ball that far!"

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07/02/15 04:18 PM #1    

Vincent Summers

Another "dancing school" partner I am shocked has left us. Ginny, as I recall, was the daughter of our high school typing instructor. He lived a very long life, as I recall.

07/29/15 04:26 PM #2    

Marian Paules

Ginny was a great forward on our basketball team, with a devastating layup that could ignite the rest of us toward a win.  She was very quiet and shy, but her giggle was infectious.  I saw her briefly a year or so after we graduated and was struck by how radiant and outgoing she had become.  I can't remember what college she attended, but she seemed to have blossomed there.

07/29/15 05:39 PM #3    

Janet Haynes (Lehman)

Ginny was such a talented athlete. I was definitely not. But instead of holding that over me, she was always gracious and tolerant of my ineptitude.

10/06/15 12:15 PM #4    

Joan Frantz (Richards)

Ginny and I spent many hours together playing basketball and softball.  She was our shortstop and I played first base. I handled many of her strong throws which usually left my hand stinging. She was a gifted athlete but more than that she was a great friend. Sadly,I lost touch with her after high school.  I was so sorry to hear of her passing at such a young age. I have many fond memories of the times we spent together playing for HMHS.

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