M. Paula Ginther

October 11, 1953 - July 28, 2020

10/11/1953 - 07/28/2020

M. Paula Ginther, 66 of Shadyside, Ohio died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at her home.

She was born October 11, 1953 in Wheeling, West Virginia daughter of the late Edward and Helen Chavanak Mazoch. Paula was a graduate of Bethany College and a reporter and photographer with the Times Leader.

She is survived by several aunts, cousins and good friends.

In keeping with Paula’s wishes there will be no visitation or services.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Clare Kapral Memorial Scholarship Fund by going to TMCFunding.com.

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio.

Share your thoughts and memories with Paula’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.

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Sandee Gray
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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.

2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

We were so surprised to hear of Paulas passing. But it was just the way she wanted it…at 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
2 years ago

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.