Virginia Point Kauffelt 96, of Charleston West Virginia, died on May 2, 2019, after a brief period of decline.
She is survived by her 3 daughters, Cynthia, (Michael) of California, Susan, (James) of Delaware, and Ginny, (Alan) of Nova Scotia, her 4 grandchildren, Shane, (Chaiti), Nicholas, Molly, (Phil), and Evan, (Leah), and her great grandchildren, Olivia, Kaira and Emery.
Born in 1923, in New Hampshire, she married Dr. Warren Point in 1945. They lived happily in Belmont, Massachusetts, raising their three children. In 1977 they had an opportunity to move to Charleston, Warren’s home as a child. A few years after Warren’s death in 2003, Virginia moved to Edgewood Summit which quickly became “home”. In 2011 she married TD Kauffelt. Sadly, he died in 2015. She chose to move The Ridgemont at Edgewood Summit in 2017.
A lover of the arts, she was a Gallery Instructor at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In Charleston she served as President, Secretary and Membership Chair of the Board of Trustees at Sunrise Museum. She served as Secretary and President of the Board of Managers of the West Virginia Society of Colonial Dames. She was also on the Board of Directors of Craik-Patton Inc., and was Furnishings Chair, playing a very active role in the formation and work of the Craik-Patton Foundation.
She was a member of Kanawha Literary Society, and a local writer’s group, and had two published books, Molly’s Metamorphosis in India (2005) and Carlton- a Century of Short Stories (2016).
She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Auburn Hospital in Boston, and member and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Arthur B. Hodges Center. Additionally, she strongly supported Dr. Warren Point’s career as Chair for the Department of Medicine at CAMC.
She and Warren traveled extensively, and she and TD spent a memorable three-month honeymoon in Paris. She was an avid tennis player, golfer, and skier.
She attended the Kanawha United Presbyterian Church. In later years, she attended spiritual services at Edgewood Summit, provided by Charleston’s St. Mark’s Methodist Church.
In 2017 she decided to move to the Ridgemont at Edgewood Summit where the care has been exceptional, including the support received from HospiceCare in her final days. For all this, the family is very grateful.
Arrangements have been taken care of by the Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Virginia may be sent to the Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, the Craik-Patton House, or HospiceCare.