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Virginia “Ginny” M. Neal

Service Date: April 16, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: Burlington Cemetery
Service Info: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Service Info

Virginia “Ginny” M. Neal (nee Bruener), 96, of Burlington, KY, passed away peacefully at Villa Springs Care Center, on Friday, April 9, 2021. Ginny was a devoted matriarch of the Neal family in addition to being a devoted Catholic, and pet groomer. Ginny and her beloved husband of 72 years, Jack Neal, started Neal’s Dog House and grooming services. Ginny enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She would create craft groups that worked together and go to craft fairs to sell her items. Ginny and her husband also made hundreds of rosaries that they would donate to the missions or anyone in need of one. Her family has been fortunate to receive many of hers crafts as a lasting memory of her.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, George and Louise Bruener; her daughter, Monica Neal Barton; and her sisters, Lorraine Velkley and Florence Cole.

She leaves behind her husband, John J. Neal; her children, John Neal Jr., Martha (Bob) McDonald, Charles Neal, Jeannie Smith, Bill (Kathy) Neal, and Patricia (Rick) Sparks.

Ginny also leaves behind her 24 beloved grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Ginny will be on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 9:00AM-10:30AM at Linnemann Funeral Homes in Burlington, KY. Mass of Christian Burial for Ginny will be on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:00AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington, KY. Burial at Burlington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to: St. Rita School for the Deaf 1720 Glendale Milford Rd    Cincinnati, OH 45215.

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Virginia “Ginny” M. Neal


My sincere condolences

Dear Patty,
Beautiful mother. Beautiful daughter. My thoughts are with you and your family. Chris McCallin

Dear Bill and family,

So very sorry for your loss.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Laura Rece Singleton, BBHS ’76


Mom you made earth a better place and now heaven is better because of you. Mom I love you and will always miss you. Johnny

Thinking of You……….

Bill-Thinking of you & your Family. Your friends forever……… Putnam Park Road Course- Eddie Jones & Bob Irwin.

Wonderful Lady

I just wanted to thank you for all the love and attention you have given not only to your children, but also to the neighborhood children in Woodlawn. Growing up, I always considered you as a second mom. You were such a wonderful lady. I know Monica was there to greet you with open arms as you entered into eternal life in heaven. You will be missed by so many people. Rest in peace Mrs. Neal.

So sorry for your loss

Dear Mr. Neal, Bill, Charles, Johnny, Martha, Jeannie, Patti and the entire Neal family,

You have my very deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife and mother. I have grown to love the Neal family over the past 15 years. You guys are a wonderful group of souls and reflect the love and guidance that your mom, the family matriarch as you so eloquently stated in her obituary, has instilled into your family unit. May your memories of her sustain you and fill the void in your hearts. God Bless.

With love and light…Sam Pantano

Rest in Heaven

Grandma, we are all going to miss you down here on Earth but I am sure Monica was waiting for you at the top of the steps with arms wide open for a hug and welcoming you Home. Miss and love you.

Rest In Peace Mom

Rest In Peace Mom.
Thank you for the life you have given me and I will always Love You