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Who Was Virginia Wheeler Martin? Virginia Wheeler Martin graduated from Medina High School in 1945. Life took her around the world, but she returned to Mound Hill Cemetery in Seville, along with five generations of her family, for burial. Martin died on March 27, 2016, at age 88. Virginia graduated from Miami University and was Medina’s first airline stewardess. She married Navy Captain Barney Martin, traveled the world with his career, and settled in California. Virginia was active in many organizations, however, family history was her passion. “She talked about this dream of creating a local history destination in Medina County every time we spoke. I’m just so pleased to see it happening. It means the world to all of us.” ~ Roberta Martin, Virginia's niece Virginia Wheeler Martin Family History & Learning Center Medina Library’s Reference Department received a complete makeover beginning in April thanks to a $2.5 million donation from the namesake and former Medina resident, Virginia Wheeler Martin. MCDL is proud to offer an expanded Family History Collection and added technology to support researchers’ interests in the Digital Lab. Medina County’s first public Makerspace will feature printing, crafting, and technology for all. A new computer lab will allow for the return of GED testing and more computer courses. A dividable conference room, with seating for up to 16, and a study room, will provide new places to meet and work on projects. mcdl.info/History-Collection 2

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