Virginia was born on August 14, 1923 in Hampton Township to Mary and Leo Essex. She was the fifth of six children. Virginia loved to help people and went to work as a nurse’s aide at the old Mercy Hospital.
In September of 1944, Virginia married Albert Straub at United Pentecostal Church in Bay City. Virginia and Albert went on to start their own family, complete with three children, ten grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Virginia was very active in her church and loved to sing, do crafts, knit and crochet.
Virginia has been a part of The Carriage House family for over seven years. She enjoys doing needlework, singing, attending activities, going outdoors, and spending time with her loved ones. On behalf of all of us here at the Carriage House, we would like to congratulate Virginia on being the August 2017 Resident of the Month and we wish her a very Happy Birthday!!!