Virginia “Ginger” (Koontz) Armacost, 85, of Littlestown, died Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital.

She was the widow of Thomas A. Armacost who died in 2002. Born July 23, 1936 in Littlestown, Ginger was the daughter of the late Roy and Marquerite (Martin) Koontz.

She was a Littlestown High School graduate and also a Washington, D.C., School of Nursing grad. She had been a registered nurse for Dr. Elizabeth Wood of Gettysburg.

Surviving are her son, Doug A. Armacost and Tami of McSherrystown; her daughter-in-law, Laura A. (Bentzel) Armacost of Littlestown; her grandchildren, Ashley Schuler, Andrew Armacost, Kira Armacost, Kameron Armacost; and her 7 great-grandchildren, Grace and Maggie Schuler, Abbigail Armacost, Thomas and Bryn Campbell and Matthew and Kaylee Armacost. Ginger was predeceased by her son, Dr. Kenneth R. Armacost and her two sisters, Janet Lightner and Judy Bream.

She was a member of Bart’s Centenary United Methodist Church of Littlestown where she was an active member participating with the church women. She enjoyed special times with her family.

Memorial service is private.

Contributions in Virginia’s name may be sent to her church at 50 E. King St., Littlestown, PA 17340.

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