Virginia L. Mundell

September 4, 2017

Virginia L. (Long) Mundell, 96, of Frankfort, died at 9:49 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at Homewood Health Care, Lebanon, Ind.  Born April 17, 1921 in Frankfort to Ernest E. & Myrtle G. (Frazier) Long.  She married Herbert Webb on September 21, 1941 and he was killed during WWII on November 20, 1941.  She married Jacob M. Mundell on January 11, 1952, they divorced and he passed away in May of 2016.  A graduate of Lakewood High School, Ohio in 1939, Virginia lived in Lakewood, Ohio from 1931-1939, before returning back to Frankfort.  She worked for Indiana Bell from 1941-1983.  Virginia was a member of the First Christian Church since 1943, and a member of Indiana Bell Telephone Pioneers, Gold Star Wives and Communication Workers of America.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2017 at the First Christian Church with visiting one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Craig A. Mundell of Frankfort, Eric L. Mundell of Indianapolis, Daughter: Karren E. Kowalski of Larkspur, Colorado, 2 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

a brother, Edward Long.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Virginia L. Mundell”

  1. Billy Lafountain September 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    We never got to meet Mrs. Mundell, but Jonathan and Eric had told us about their visits with her, it seemed we already knew her as if we did.

  2. Joe Risse September 6, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I can’t say I’ve met anyone who embodied motherhood quite as did Ginny. She was like a surrogate mom to so many of Craig’s friends. Always an open door. Always eager (or so it seemed to me) to provide a healthy meal. Always pleasant in conversation. Always rooting for the Hot Dogs and for the Boilermakers. Consistently patient with the not-always-sensible behavior of boys. I’m grateful she touched my life.

  3. Carol A Workman September 6, 2017 at 10:38 am

    We have so many memories of how this fine woman showed her love for us and was such a good friend to mother and dad.
    Our hearts are with you!
    Love, Susan, Carol and David (Sutton) and all our families

  4. Cindy Ward September 6, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Dear Craig and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was always so kind and so nice to me. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I’m here if you need to talk.
    Your friend forever,

  5. Shirley Ricker September 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Craig and all – Sorry to hear about your Mom. We last saw each other at the mall in Lafayette and talked for quite a while. Craig, you were there. We had a good visit. You have my deepest sympathy. I know you will miss her. Shirley Ricker

  6. Mona Cole September 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I wish I had met you, Mrs. Mundell! There is a special seat in the Celestial Purdue Press Box VIP Suite for you!!

  7. Michael Mumley September 6, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a very special lady, wished we would have had the chance to meet her.

  8. Alma Eller September 6, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Sincere sympathy from the Webb family.

  9. Brian Seufert September 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I can still recall the first time I met Virginia. Craig walked in the door followed by me, and he said “Mom… I want you to meet someone, it’s Brian Seufert, or we just call him SIFE.” She welcomed me by saying “Hello SIFE!, and asked if I was a golfer of which I replied “no, just a swimmer as golf required more skills than I was capable of,” and then she invited me to sit down and join them for dinner. I accepted of course and ate every bite too! She was always so very easy to talk to, like she’s known you your whole life. I know that I’ve visited her with Craig on multiple occasions and several times either when I dropped by looking for Craig and also while Craig was away sometimes, but no-matter the reason I always felt welcomed in her home. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such a nice and wonderful lady and also to have such a good friend in her son Craig.

  10. Greg Finch September 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    To Craig and Family–My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. The picture of her with the Purdue greats made me smile as it seemed to capture her spirit, which obviously made Brees laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Ramona September 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Beautiful tribute, Eric. What a loving portrait of her life. I know – you will miss her always, and so sorry to know she is gone. May memories hold you.

  12. Jeffrey S. Ankrom September 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    We have just learned about Virginia’s passing, and we are sorry that we were not present at the funeral to honor her memory. At important moments in the family’s history, she was always there. Only a few years ago, she faithfully sent cards and notes, buoying her cousin’s spirits through difficult times. Deepest sympathy from the Ankrom Family.

  13. Lorrie Ramos September 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Dearest Brothers,
    Virginia will always be in my heart. She was always so kind to me when I would come for holidays when I was a little girl and later when our relationship was rekindled when I was an adult. I only wish I had known her longer. Craig and Eric, she will always be there with you in your heart. And the memories you have I know are very special.
    Love, Lorrie and Ben

  14. Eric Meiers September 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Well Craig I went to the Purdue game and they dropped parachutist in bring in the banner and fireworks down from the sky as this happened they read the same poem your mom had read on the very same day.

  15. Kristlyn Merritt October 9, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Your Mother and I would talk to one another when I worked at the Dollar Tree, and she would let me know how you were doing. She was always very pleasant to talk to. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    Kristlyn Merritt

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