Dolly Catherine Rupert Thorpe, 88, formerly of 130 Apple Avenue, Mt. Jackson, died Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock.
Mrs. Thorpe was born September 29, 1929 in Mt. Jackson, daughter of the late Claude Lester Rupert, Sr. and Pearl Irene Hepner Rupert.
She was a member of the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Thorpe was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Lambert Thorpe, Sr.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy T. Dove and Dale L. (Tommy) Hepner of Mt. Jackson; two sons, Merle L. ( Sharon) Thorpe, Jr of Mt. Jackson. and Tony W. (Karen) Thorp of Woodstock; a sister, Betty Huffman of Timberville; three brothers, Claude Rupert, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, Garry Rupert of Bridgewater and Rodney Rupert of Mt. Jackson; five grandchildren, Christopher M. (Michelle) Dove, Lora L. (Mike) Kagey, Jenny L. (Jason) Harman, Nicole L. (Christopher) Pangle and Marci L. (William) Mullins; and five great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00p.m. at the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Darwin Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Doug Estep, Wayne Shaffer, Warren Hepler, Brian Hepler, Chris Dove, and Ronald Dove.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Skyline Terrace Nursing Home Alzheimer Association, in memory of Dolly Thorpe, P. O. Box 558, Woodstock, VA 22664.