Food Culinary 07

Virginia R. (Linkinhoker) Engelhaupt

April 19, 1927 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 93)



Virginia R. Engelhaupt, age 93, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Logan Acres Senior Community in Bellefontaine.

She was born in Bellefontaine April 19, 1927, a daughter of the late Humbert A. and Nancy J. (Stevens) Linkinhoker.

On July 28, 1947, she married Harold Edward Engelhaupt in Covington, Kentucky and he preceded her in death March 30, 1999. She was also preceded in death by a son, Harold Edward “Ed” Engelhaupt II in 1987; a great grandson, Caleb Chamberlin in 2019; two sisters, Eunice F. Boykin and Bessie Milner and two brothers, Frank and John E. Linkinhoker.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie L. (Gary) Brown of Mansfield, Ohio and Becky (Gary) Hemmert of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Carrie (Michael) Holder, Matthew (Patty) Brown, Cory (Jayme) Chamberlin, Lucas (Jill) Chamberlin and David (Mandy) Hemmert; fourteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia attended Bellefontaine schools and after marrying Harold, worked as a homemaker.  She was a longtime member of the Bellefontaine Church of the Brethren.  She was a wonderful cook and baker and loved hosting meals for your entire extended family.  She was well-known for her pie making ability.  Her family was her life and she loved to get together with them as often as they could and they referred to her as “Greatest Grandma”.  She and her husband were very giving people and were always helping others while remaining humble.

Pastor Mike Roberts will officiate the funeral service at 1:00 p.m Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.

Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home. 

Burial will be at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty, Ohio.

COVID-19 precautions will be followed and we ask you be symptom-free if attending the services.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Engelhaupt family.



To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Virginia R. (Linkinhoker) Engelhaupt, please visit our floral store.


August 29, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Funeral Service
August 29, 2020

1:00 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311


Logan Acres Activity Fund
2739 Co. Rd. 91, Bellefontaine OH 43311

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