Ivy Knoxville, TN
Ivy Marie Warsinski
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 3, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 29, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Sun City West, Arizona, United States
May Ivy's beautiful soul, zest and love for life and her passion for learning, forever live on in her grand children, great grand children and for many generations to come. The legacy that she leaves is one word- Amazing....

This memorial website was created in memory of our Beloved Ivy Marie Warsinski (Mcculloch), 68, born on November 3, 1945 and passed away suddenly on November 29, 2013. We will remember her forever. Our hearts are broken and we will never be whole until we see her again.....Ivy leaves behind her beloved husband Michael Warsinski, a son Todd Warsinski and his children Ryan and Margaret Warsinski, a daughter Amy Trantham (warsinski) and her two children Jessica and Nicole. She also leaves behind 7 Great-Grandchildren Annabell, Makayla, Identical twins Ares and Achilles, Twins Gracie and Brandon and Caleb...
 

Dr. Warsinski, Ivy Marie (McCulloch) 68, M.D. Retired Radiologist, loving, caring wife and partner in life with Husband Michael V Warsinski For 50+ years and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She married Michael August 24, 1963 after Graduating from St. Stephens High School in Port Huron Michigan. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and after losing both of her parents early in life she moved with her Grandmother, Julia Novak, to Port Huron to be close to her Uncle, (Walter Novak) who was an obstetrician. Ivy attended Garfield Elementary/Junior High school.  In 1963 her husband Michael enlisted in the Air Force and after his brief training in Syracuse, NY, where Ivy gave birth to her only son Todd on February 22nd, 1964. They then moved to West Berlin, Germany. While stationed in Germany Ivy gave birth to her only daughter Amy on May 20th, 1965. After 4 years of service, the family moved to Lansing, MI.

Throughout Ivy’s life she was constantly striving to help others and for a higher education. The last three years of High school, Ivy spent time raising funds for the Lapeer State Home and traveled once a week to tutor those in the home who were mentally and physically handicapped. When the family moved to Lansing, Ivy attended LCC and was part of the Association for the Handicapped. While taking classes at LCC, on her lunch hour and after work, Ivy worked at the Sec. Of State, Bell Telephone and the MSU bookstore. She also worked at the MSU administration building while her husband Michael completed his BA in Business at MSU. Ivy and her family eventually moved to Battle Creek, MI where she continued her education, then on to Western Michigan University where she finished her degree in Medical Technology, with adding an extra year at Bronson Hospital to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology.

After a short stay in Colorado she returned to Port Huron and became the Head Microbiologist of the P.H. Hospital Lab. It wasn’t long before medicine called to her and she applied and was accepted to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She graduated in June, 1984 (a year after her daughter graduated from High School). Ivy did rotations at both St. Lawrence and Sparrow Hospital. Ivy and Mike then moved to Norfolk Virginia and Virginia beach. From July 1984 to July of 1985 Ivy earned her Internship degree from the University of Virginia in Internal Medicine. From July of 1985 to July of 1989 completed her Residency degree in Diagnostic Radiology from Eastern Virginia Grad School of Medicine. During her time at Grad School she also worked for six months at the Walter Reed Hospital where she received her certification from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Ivy and Mike then moved to St. Louis, MO where from July 1989 to July 1990 Ivy completed her fellowship in CT/MRI Ultrasound, Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. She Joined a Radiology Group in St. Louis for a year. Eventually Ivy and Mike moved to Marysville, TN in which the group that she joined expanded to a much larger group covering hospitals around Knoxville.

In 2004 Ivy was injured and unfortunately had to retire. Ivy and Mike decided to move where they had friends in Arizona. They finally settled in Sun City West, Just west of Phoenix, AZ . It was hard for Ivy, after completing a combined 16 years of education and training to have to leave a career she worked so hard for and loved. But despite her sadness she always had a smile on her face and unless you really knew her, you would think she was the happiest person on earth from the beautiful smile she always put and had on her beautiful face.

After retiring Ivy traveled to many countries and enjoyed taking her family on cruises. She loved her flowers and enjoyed sitting on the patio in the warm air watching the bunnies, quail and coyotes at dusk. She was the type that would shop at the dollar store and make things around the home that would make one think she paid a lot of money for. She was very artistic. She could paint, play the piano and guitar. She also loved to cook. I could buy anything at the grocery store and bring it home and no matter what I bought she could turn it into the most delicious meal one could imagine. She was a great role model and throughout her medical career she went out of her way to encourage women to go into medicine and set high goals and become doctors. Besides all of the love and devotion Ivy gave to me, she doted and loved her two children Amy (Warsinski) Trantham  and Todd P. Warsinski. She also loved tremendously her grand children Jessica Browning, Nicole Anderson, Ryan Warsinski and Margaret Warsinski and her 6 great grandchildren Makayla Smallwood, (Twins) Ares and Achilles Browning and (Twins) Gracie and Brandon Brodberg and Annabell Hester.

Ivy’s breathing over the past year had become more difficult and she passed away peacefully with her husband and children and granddaughter Jessica, by her side on Friday November 29th, 2013. She endured years of severe pain without complaining but yet she seemed at peace the night before she passed on to heaven.

She will always be missed and loved and never forgotten as a gracious, caring, warm and devoted person who fulfilled her dreams and gave her all to immediate and extended family and friends. Especially every patient and physician she consulted with or treated. She freely gave of her time and energy to all. She was beautiful in every way, honest and genuine in spirit, giving and forgiving to all. Forever my love and love from all her family and all of those who knew her or were blessed enough to cross paths with her both as a patient or in any other way. I will miss the most the morning’s where we sat together for coffee and enjoyed the fresh air and talked and laughed and sitting together at night watching the beautiful sun sets. I will miss her infectious laugh and her beautiful smile and the sound of her sweet voice. May my sweetie rest in peace until we meet again.

The family is asking that donations be made In Memory Of Dr. Ivy Warsinski to the MSU College of Medicine Autism Research. Ivy has Identical Twin 8 year old non-verbal Autistic Great-Grandsons (Ares and Achilles Browning). Any donations would be greatly appreciated in hopes that they can find a cure for Autism. This link will take you to the MSU donation website. Thank you. http://msuautism.org/

We will be continuing to add photo's. Please feel free to add any photo's that you would like to share with us. 

The family would love to hear from anyone that knew Ivy from past or present. We would love to hear anything you know or remember about my dear Ivy. If you would like to contact the family you can write to 22014 N. Valerio Dr, Sun City West, AZ 85375. We hope that we will hear from old friends and any one that new my wife and myself. Please feel free to call me at 623-256-2018 or 623-594-5997. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karen Swanson on 29th November 2016

"Dear Sweet Ivy.  God has a way of taking the "special" ones first.  I hope you know just how much you are loved and missed by all who were blessed to have known you..."

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 27th November 2016

"It was soooo hard on Black Friday mommy :'( even though you died on the 29th of November, it will forever be Black Friday that we mourn the loss of your beautiful soul... I don't like it when people say you are in a better place, because being HERE is the place you need to be! With us... My heart is so broken without you mom.. I so bad want to hear your voice, feel your kisses and hugs, pick up the phone and talk to you.. Tell you I would have come had you just asked, I would have been here to help you, to be your friend... I miss my best friend... :'( my tears will never stop for you... I love you mom and miss you sooo much... Rest in peace and take care of Caleb and please watch over your two granddaughters. They are both with child. Please bless the babies they are carrying and bless them to go to full term and be the healthiest babies and thrive and grow into little people.. Please watch over Jessica and Nicole and let them see happiness especially after Jessica lost little Caleb... She needs to feel the love of a child again, one that will live.. Please I beg of you... Please be the angel that lets the babies live... Thank you mom, for EVERYTHING you taught me and all the love you gave to me unconditionally... I LOVE YOU....... Your daughter, AMY Love you for always and eternity........ :'( :'("

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 6th November 2016

"Happy Birthday Mommy <3 I miss you soooo much. I would have loved to celebrate your 71st birthday with you. I know you would look sooo beautiful and probably look more like 50"s than 70s... Please take care of Caleb and since his birthday was the day after yours and he would have been 2 I hope you both celebrated together. Please watch over him and please please bless and ask god and mother mary to bless Jessica and Nicole with a baby and may they each have a baby that they carry full term and healthy and live healthy and grow old. Please mom, they need, especially Jessica needs a love in her life. She is and so is nikki awesome mommies and jessica's heart especially needs to be filled with the love of a child, a healthy child and the sound of a child calling her mommy and hugging and kissing her.. Please and thank you.. I love you and miss you, you are always and will be for eternity, in my heart... Until we meet again, know I love you with all my heart and miss you so much i have a hole in my heart... Sending you and caleb lots of hugs and kisses.. Love you miss you :'( <3 <3 XXXOOO"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 12th September 2016

"I miss you... I need you.. I love you... my heart is soooo broken, and will never repair itself... you were the glue of this family.... I love you mommy, for always and for eternity, your daughter, amy  :'("

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 9th August 2016

"I really miss you mom :'( I just wish i could hug you and kiss you and hear your voice, especially your laughter and your infectious smile... Today maggie got in a car accident.. She is okay. it was a very minor accident, however it really upset her and scared her.. I know you were watching out for her... Thank you for making sure she was okay... Please kiss Caleb for us and I know you are teaching him a lot of stuff in heaven... I love you sooooo much... sending you lots of hugs and kisses to heaven, from me... Love you for eternity, Amy <3 <3"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 4th July 2016

"WE miss you this forth of july :'( I love you mom... Words cannot describe just how much my heart aches without you....  Hugs and kisses to heaven from me to you :'("

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 21st June 2016

"I layed in bed last night and the french song "farajaka" played in my head... I can remember your voice singing that to me...I loved you voice, you had a beautiful singing voice.. I miss it.. I miss you ..."

This tribute was added by basal ellis on 29th November 2015

"With light a Candle"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 28th November 2015

"2 years ago you died.,,,, You left me... you were and are and forever will be the love of my life.. I WANT YOU BACK... I love you.. you were the best mom.. you could do no wrong.. you were and are beautiufl.. smart, loveing caring you loved my dad, you loved my brother and you loved me... NO ONE CAN REPLACE YOU... I LOVE YOU>> FOR ETERNITY"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 28th November 2015

"dear mom I missed you this thanksgiving.. I spent it alone. For thanksgiving is not the same without you... I love you..."

This tribute was added by Karen Swanson on 4th November 2015

"To My Best Friend, Ivy
They say the heart grows fonder with distance, overtime - not so.  I miss you more with each day that goes by.  Things are just not the same without you here.  
I know that you are in the best of hands and that we will, once again, be together.  My prayers are with you, always.
Love, Karen"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 3rd November 2015

"I hope there are birthday's in Heaven... Today you would have been 70 years old and still looked like a young 50's.. Happy Birthday Mom... I love you and am thinking about you on what should have been a special milestone day for you.... <3 I love you....Miss you much..."

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 27th October 2015

"I miss you my dear beautiful mother... to me mommy... They say time heals. I say no it does not... my pain of you not in my life is just as raw today as it was the day you left me... I would give my life just to kiss your sweet cheek one more time, to tell you I love you and to hear your beautiful voice tell me  " I love you sweetie".... I will never be the same without you mom.. you were the ONLY bright spot in my life. The only one that loved me no matter what. I will never have that again,Until we are together again. Until then be the brightest star in the Orion  that I look at everynight and see you... Orion, which is located on the celestial equator, is one of the most prominent and recognizable constellations in the sky and can be seen throughout the world. This says it all. For your of the Scorpion sign...Interestingly Taurus, my sign, is close to yours. I looked at the Orion belt ever since I was a child, Dreaming of the future. Now I see the orion belt  as a representation of you.... This is good. I miss you mommy... I love you Always and for eternity and infinity. I hope to live long, but will always miss, honor and love you and when I finally see you again, in heave, healthy and with your beautiufl smile on your face I will know then that I am home with our lord and home with you and if dad is there, Him too, and we will be a family for infinity....  <3 <3 XXXOOO I love you mom... miss you so much ;'( ;'("

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 28th August 2015

"It would have been your 52 anniversary to dad on the 24th. You should be here. You should have lived into your 90's... I miss you sooooo much... please take care of Caleb and some day I will see you again.... I love you mom..... My heart aches for you so much... :'( :'("

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 26th April 2015

"You are a rose, a beautiful rose.... I miss your lovely face, you beautiful smile and hearing your laughter and voice... most of all I miss your hugs and kisses mom... I am sending you kisses and hugs to heaven... I LOVE YOU.... I MISS YOU... For eternity mommy... for eternity..."

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 26th February 2015

"I really wished you were here mom....... I wonder where you are... I miss you so much. People say that we should move on... that is wrong. I can never ever not think of you, miss you or love you... I just wished you were here and hugging me and telling me things will be okay. I miss you rubbing the back of my head and calling me sweetie and telling me how much you love me... I miss EVERY THING about you.. :'( :'( I love you for eternity, infinity and beyond..."

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 1st February 2015

"goodnight mommy.... I look at orion's belt... i watch for you.. i love you and miss you and wished you were here.... you are on my  mind every day and every night.... my heart aches for you.... i love you......"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 18th January 2015

"mommy, jessica's little baby Caleb came to be with you.... Please take care of him and love him... Please watch over him and jess.... this is soooo heartbreaking mom... I miss you.. I need you, we need you... Please love him for us, until we see you both again..."

This tribute was added by basal ellis on 15th January 2015

"Ivy take care my little buddy Caleb. I know you already have love you both"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 31st December 2014

"Mom, Today is New Years Eve.... This will be the second one we will have to celebrate without you.... We miss you so much and I hope you are having a party in Heaven tonight... Cheers to you dear mother... I love you, always and for eternity..... Amy"

This tribute was added by jessica browning on 26th December 2014

"Grandma, Yesterday i found a card you gave me on one of my birthdays. It had all the amazing things we have done together and it brought back so many good memories we had and it made me miss you so much. I think about you everyday and pray you are watching over all of us and can somehow give us the strength to get through your loss. It has been one of the toughest years. I hope you know how much i love you. i hope where ever you are, you always know you are loved and missed. My sweet grandma Ivy. I love you."

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 25th December 2014

"Merry Christmas Mom.... I miss you so much today. I bought you a present. It is a glass little girl holding her mothers hand...Dad bought you some beautiful flowers. I hope you can see them and i know you will love them. Our hearts are still broken, and we miss you soooo much.. I love you mom...for eternity.... XXXOOO"

This tribute was added by Makayla Smallwood on 19th December 2014

"my favorite memory is cooking with her. It was fun and good. I remembered the lemon cookies we made and popcorn rolls it was fun even if i was  only just watching, she was making the best food ever. She put every one first, always.i love he so much plz come back"

This tribute was added by Makayla Smallwood on 19th December 2014

"she is my favorite flower in the patch. I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Karen Swanson on 3rd December 2014

"Every time I see a flower, I think of you, Ivy..."

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 29th November 2014

"Today marks a year that you left mom.... I miss you tremendously. I miss you voice, laugh, smile, hugs and kisses... It seems like only yesterday you were waiting at the door for all of us to trickle in for thanksgiving... Had I known you would be gone the next morning, i would have never left your side... I love you for eternity, and miss and love you so much.. I will see you again someday.. Till then please always be around me and know I love you and you were and are the best mother in the world!! and my admiration for all that you were, are and accomplished will be passed down to your grandchldren and great grandchildren and never forgotten.. I love you...."

This tribute was added by Nicole Anderson on 25th November 2014

"Grandma, My sweet angel, I can't believe it's almost been a year since you left us. I miss you everyday. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories you have given to me. I'm very sad that Brandon and Gracie will never get to know you the way I did. I'm so grateful you at least got to meet them and hold them. I will never forget you, and all that you were. I love you Grandma Ivy.
Love Always and Forever, Nicole Ivy Anderson"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 5th November 2014

"Monday was your birthday mommy... I missed you soooo much. Happy 69th birthday.... I love you for eternity <3"

This tribute was added by basal ellis on 24th July 2014

"Thank Ivy for all the times we got to spend together,that I could  call you my  friend. I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Audra Dando on 5th July 2014

"I pray for Ivy's family an friends, as I light this candle in remembrance of her.
Love Always,
Audra"

This tribute was added by amy trantham on 4th July 2014

"I miss you so much mommy..... so much.... I miss my best friend...I love you..."


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