Catherine Anne Everly Minnick of Timberville, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center where she had been a resident for over two years.
She was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia on October 14, 1934, the daughter of the late Elizabeth Thompson Everly and Marion Everly, Jr.
She was a 1953 graduate of Triplett High School, Mt. Jackson, Virginia and a member of the 1957 graduating class of the Medical College of Virginia’s School of Pharmacy, Richmond, Virginia. Anne worked for her father at Everly’s Drug Store in Mt. Jackson and did relief work in Stephen’s City, Winchester, Harrisonburg and Broadway.
On July 20, 1957 she married Joseph Franklin Minnick III, who predeceased her. Together they worked hard, raised a family and lived on the family’s Century Farm for over 54 years.
She is survived by a daughter, Julie M. Myers and husband Greg of Burlington, North Carolina and a son Joseph F. Minnick IV and wife Teresa of Timberville. She is also survived by four grandchildren; William Joseph Myers and wife Catie Jane of Memphis, Tennessee; Erin Myers Pawelek and husband Joe of Asheville, North Carolina; Joseph Franklin Minnick V and Jacob Mathias Minnick of Timberville, Virginia.
A long-time member of Reformation Lutheran Church, New Market, she was the first woman to serve on the church council and one of the first female ushers. She taught Sunday school, led bible studies, and gave children’s sermons. She was a member of the Women of the Church where she had served in various offices. She was the first President of the Virginia Synodical Women’s Organization, ELCA. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Shenandoah Valley Folklife Society. She was a life member of Mt. Jackson Museum and a life member of Hottel-Keller Memorial, Inc.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market.
The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Reformation Lutheran Church, 9283 Congress St., New Market, Virginia, with the Rev. George L. Sims presiding. Burial will be private at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Timberville, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Anne’s name to Reformation Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 896, New Market, Virginia.
Arrangements are under the direction of Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.