December 14, 1932 ~ February 17, 2022

Born in: Clinton, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Virginia Ellen Northrop Inkoff, 89, of Indianapolis, passed away on February 17, 2022, surrounded by family. She was born on December 14, 1932, in Clinton, IN to the late Albert H. and Florence (Satterlee) Northrop. Her father was a Methodist minister and a career Air Force Chaplain. She grew up in Indiana, Illinois, New York, and England. Virginia graduated from Orange County Community College, New York and Saint Vincent’s Radiography in Indianapolis. She worked as an x-ray technician and office manager for Dr. Leo Kammen and Methodist Occupational Health for 35 years. Virginia was a member of the Irvington United Methodist Church. She loved to spend time with her family and was engaged in civic organizations.

Virginia was active in Smyrna and held many leadership positions including the Maharani role. Virginia had previously been very active in the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a lifelong animal lover who never met a dog, cat or domesticated skunk she did not love, while making several her beloved pets.

Virginia married Pete Garza in October 1952 at Marlboro, England. With Pete, she had three children. In July 1963 Virginia married Thomas L. Simpson who worked for the US Postal Service. Tom died in 1971. In August 1989 she married George Inkoff who operated Inkoff Tavern in Indianapolis. George died in 2007.

Virginia is survived by her children, Andrea Berg, James Garza, and Robert Garza; grandchildren, Michelle Henry, Amy Slater, Roberto Garza, Joshua Thornburgh, Amanda Greene-Kaufman, Michael Berg, Nydia Saltsman, Terry Berg and David Garza. She leaves 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great, great-grandchildren. Virginia is also survived by a sister, Eleanor Hall of Indianapolis; a brother, Albert W. (Karen) Northrop of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; and a brother, Joseph S. (Lynne) Northrop, of Huntington, Indiana, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, all mentioned above; her sister, Florence E. Mote; and grandson, Gregory William Bennett.

Visitation is Monday, February 28, 2022, from 10am to 11am at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with services to start at 11am.


Visitation: February 28, 2022 10:00 am - May 31, 2023 11:00 am

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: February 28, 2022 11:00 am

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    The staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. My grandmother was the best woman in the world. My hero and cheerleader. She would always give a helping hand to anyone in world. She always had a smile and couldn’t have been a better mother, grandma, great grandma or great great grandmother. With all my love fly high grandma.

  3. Sending all our prayers, strength, and condolences to the family and friends of this amazing woman.

    Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Long

  4. Sending all of our prayers, strength and condolences to the family and friends of this amazing woman.

    Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Long

  5. Prayers and condolences to all the family from Virginia’s friends in the Smyrna Shrine Guild Oriental Band. She played the musette with gusto and served as the band president for many years. We will miss her.
    Linda Abdon, Margaret Beach, Connie Cantrell, Nancy Gilson, Gloria Schubert and Elaine Thrasher

  6. My deepest condolences to the family. You are all in my prayers. Virginia will be missed, a beautiful person 🙏🙏🙏🙏🥰

  7. Poncho,your mother was a great lady! PRAYERS to you and your family.Sorry I couldn’t be there with you today.

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