Condolences for M. Paula Ginther

Sandee Gray posted on 9/20/20

Just heard this sad news. My family met Paula when she became our son’s case manager through RNS. What a beautiful, kind hearted person. Love to you, Paula. You are missed.


Joan Paglialunga Blaih posted on 8/7/20

So sorry to hear about Paula’s passing. We were fellow communications majors at Bethany. My thoughts and prayers to her family and loved ones.


Marc Harshman posted on 8/3/20

What intelligence, insight, and sensitivity Paula brought to broadcasting and journalism here in the greater Ohio Valley. Her personal life was filled with kindness and generosity. She will be sorely missed by us all.


Candi posted on 8/2/20

Words cannot express how much we are going to miss you my dear friend! Im going to miss our conversations and hugs!! You've always been such a sweet and kind lady and we all love you very much and going to miss you. The inly comfort I have is knowing you found Jesus again and my faith that God is holding you in his glorious Kingdom. Kisses to heaven until we see you again. R.i.p. Miss Paula!! Love you always!! Lexie, Candi and Gabriel


Jerry Elliott posted on 7/31/20

Paula was always moving, busy and helping others. She was very caring and made sure my mother and I knew when the next Moundsville Mound Museum event was taking place. She saved a place up front with her up front for my mother and I at a recent Mound Indian presentation and she was gracious enough to take our picture. I always looked forward to her Magic Scooter articles and laughed with her on all the trials and tribulations she had in trying to feed him. She told the best stories of his many surprise attacks with her and how finicky he was. Just a great lady. We will miss you Paula.


Margaret Wallace posted on 7/30/20

I met Paula when I worked for The Times Leader,at first she scared me half to death but over the many years I found a wonderful friend in Paula. We shared quite a few experiences through the TL and many experiences of just being friends. I will miss you but you fly high now Paula your family and Scooter are with you now,love you my friend.


Nansie Marling posted on 7/30/20

Remembered Paula from "Good Old Bridgeport High" even tho we weren't in the same class. Corresponded with her since her stroke. Such an amazing person! Loved the Scooter Tales! Received her last letter the end of June. She was so kind and upbeat. She and Scooter have peace and rest with the Lord.


Jill Campbell posted on 7/30/20

I was sadden to hear about Paula passing. I met Paula through the Shadyside Library & all the events we had there. We always talked about our pets & laughed at the funny things they did. She was a true friend and great woman. She will be missed greatly.


The Dunfee’s, Jim, Denise & Nathan posted on 7/30/20

We were so surprised to hear of Paulas passing. But it was just the way she wanted home. She will be be greatly missed. She was so active in the Community in so many ways. Scooter would have greeted her over the rainbow bridge. She will be reunited with her loving Mother and all the friends she’s made through the years. ❤️


Karen Shipley posted on 7/30/20

I was very sorry to hear of Paula's passing. I worked with her for many years at The Times Leader. She was always so kind and would do anything for anyone. I always enjoyed her stories about Scooter. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.


Sandy Wallace posted on 7/29/20

I worked with Paula for several years at The Times Leader but my memories of her are more focused on how determined she was to get well after she had a stroke and how grateful she was for every day of her life after that. She always seemed to be doing something to help others - always with a smile and a great zest for life.


Wilma “Willie” Slezak Yantis posted on 7/29/20

Paula and I were cousins, friends, pen pals, and confidantes from a very young age. We shared a love of horses, cats, The Bee Gees, and being just plain silly together. So sad she has left us.


Anna Marie Mazoch/Blanchard posted on 7/29/20

You were a great friend when we were young. We had such fun, shooting baskets, checking out the “orange creek” in Brookside, and walking the neighborhood. Although we saw each other infrequently as adults, I have always held you dear to my heart. I love you, dear cousin, and will miss you.


Kim Prisner posted on 7/29/20

A child of God. I will miss you but I know your with Jesus, Sherry, Aunt Helen and Scooter. Love you always.



Phyllis Kritz posted on 7/29/20

Paula was a great servant of God who took her position very seriously and accomplished much for furthering the Kingdom of God. She was very dedicated to her responsibility toward all mankind. Paula will be greatly missed but we who knew her know she is with our Jesus!


Joyce Merkel posted on 7/29/20

Paula, it was such a shock to get the phone call about your passing. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with you at The Times Leader for many years and to consider you a very dear friend. Our little lunch group is not going to be the same. Rest In Peace dear friend.


Bob Blinco posted on 7/29/20

You always made me the most photographed mailman in the Valley. I only agreed to it because you were a great friend and I admired your dedication to our Ohio Valley. We all will miss you but we know Jesus has big plans for you. Until we meet again, love you hirl!


Anita Wallace posted on 7/29/20

I was so shocked and sadden to hear of Paula's passing. She was such a wonderful person to talk with and I will never forget all the help and guidance she gave to me during my many years at The Times Leader. I always knew that I could count on her to help me get the articles done and pictures taken in a timely manner for all the many projects our dept. did when I was a Classified/Inside Sales Manager. She was such a kind person who always thought of others first. Paula, you were so loved by so many and you will be missed by so many in the Ohio Valley and beyond. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Fly High with the Angels my dear friend.


Jane Earls posted on 7/29/20

I have just heard the sad news of your passing. My first encounter with Paula was at the Shadyside library. Our knitting group met there once a week. She gave our group a project giving back to the community with our hats. What a true blessing she was to anyone who crossed her path. Her kindness, caring, love and joy in life will be sadly missed. Thank you for giving so much to so many. Through you God has shown each of us that we matter.


Marsha mccort posted on 7/29/20

Paula you were a big hearted person enjoyed serving the n belmont county mental health board with you looked forward to your Sunday stories about Scooter. I am sure he is purring with you now.


Mary Beth Mazoch-Beltz posted on 7/29/20

You were a wonderful cousin. I’ll always remember our times together as kids and as adults. You had a great mind and a big heart and I’ll miss you so much.


Sandy Fitzgerald posted on 7/29/20

I feel that I've known Paula for most of my adult life. I remember listening to her on the local radio, and then we worked together for years and years at The Times Leader; I was a writer and then an editor and she was a writer and a photographer. Paula was smart, funny, talented, passionate, and always a wonderful, caring friend who would help anyone. She even brought me a dog once! She found her as a puppy after a flood and told me about her and she went back out and brought her to me. So in addition to being a good friend, she also was responsible for saving something that I really loved! When my son died, Paula was right there to be a friend when I needed one most. What else can I say? She was just a beautiful soul and she will be missed by the many, many people she touched over the years.


Mary Kay Jenkins (Sampson) posted on 7/29/20

Paula was more than a friend. She was the sister I never had. A caring, loving, generous, and genuine person. So much love, laughter and memories which I will always cherish. Especially the visits when she came to visit my family in Massachusetts. Matthew and Stephen will miss her hugs and kisses and the fun times she spent with them. No matter the many miles between us we were always together in each other's thoughts. I will miss her so much. Nobody will ever take your place. You were everyone's special Angel ❤️ and Heaven welcomes you with open arms.


Becky DeMuth Carey posted on 7/29/20

From being in the High School Band, Writer at the newspaper, Worked all over the Valley and we would see each other about once a year over the last 40+years. What an absolutely wonderful person with not a mean bone in her body. So sad. RIP and know how much everyone liked you back.



Laura Ramsay posted on 7/29/20

Paula I know ur in a better place ..Ty for being such a good friend and neighbor to us ..❤



Laura Ramsay posted on 7/29/20

Paula was.a great neighbor and a wonderful caring friend..She had a passion for helping others and giving love to her community and to those in need..we are so very thankful to have had such a caring and loving friend and neighbor ..may u rest with ur Angela Paula and more importantly with her Savior Jesus Christ ...Thank you Paula for helping my mom and dad when u could and even myself and my kids..u are such a sweet Angel..


Teresa Ritchea posted on 7/28/20

Such a shock. Paula was such a nice lady, just joined the Shadyside Ladies Civics. She came to our Christmas dinner last year, so glad she spent some time with us. She was a hard worker for the Food Pantry, she will be missed. RIP, dear Paula.


Joni Fox posted on 7/28/20

Paula was a great reporter, a great friend and a great civic leader. She was a friend a a wonderful community supporter. She loved the children and has left a memory in the lives of many