Virginia ‘Ginger’ (Campbell) Fraley Goodwin

By on December 11, 2008

            Virginia “Ginger” (Campbell) Fraley Goodwin, 93, of Elburn, formerly of Sugar Grove, Elmhurst, Naperville and Florida, went home to Heaven on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.

            Ginger was born Jan. 8, 1915, to Oscar and Ruth (Moody) Campbell, in Mound City, Ill. The family moved to Naperville in the 1920s.

            Ginger married Morrill Fraley in 1935, and they had five children. After Morrill’s death, the two oldest daughters went to live with their aunts. Ginger and her three youngest children resided in Mooseheart for five years, where she met and married a wonderful man, Ralph Goodwin, in 1956 and spent 15 wonderful years together until Ralph’s passing in 1971.

            She is survived by her daughter, Kay (Paul) Keiner, and her children, Paula Keiner, David (Kathy) Keiner and Chris (Denise) Keiner; her daughter, Mary Fraley (Givler), and her children, Camille Givler, Mark Givler, Jennifer (Armin) Weber, and Ruthe (Andy) Ory; her son, Guy (Char) Fraley, and his children, Guy (Amy) Fraley, Dawn (Kevin) Miller, Kevin (Caroline) Fraley, Brenda (Chris) Warren; her daughter, Ginny Fiene, and her children, Travis (Tammy) Fiene, Heather (Roberto) Arocho, Joshua (Jennifer) Fiene; her daughter, Charlotte Lee (Tim) Parrilli, and her children, Julie (Coby O’Connor) Parrilli, Daniel (Tina) Parrilli, Elizabeth Parrilli and Mary Parrilli; and 31-1/2 great grandchildren.  

            Ginger was preceded in death by her first husband, Morrill; her second husband, Ralph; her parents, Oscar and Ruth Campbell; her sisters, Margaret Campbell and Delores (Herman) Thom; her brother, Ben (Audrey) Campbell; and her granddaughter, Kathleen Rose Parrilli. Also preceding her in death were her sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlotte Fraley Davis, Dwight Davis, Jerry Fraley, Herman Thom, Audrey Campbell, and Sheldon and Helen Goodwin.

            Ginger leaves many very special nieces and nephews and trusted caregivers, including her hospice “angels.”

            Her family will deeply miss her.  

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m., at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St., Sugar Grove. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 12 from 3 to 8 p.m., at The Healy Chapel 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove. Interment will take place at Chapel Hills Garden West in Oakbrook Terrace. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the funeral home to be given to the many charities that Mrs. Goodwin supported. For further information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit