Genevieve Estelle Howerton, 96, of New Market, passed away Sunday evening, July 23, 2017, at the Life Care Center of New Market where she resided for several years.
She was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Martha Zirkle Howerton.
Miss Howerton was an excellent seamstress and retired from Eileen Inc. of New Market. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had been a great caregiver to many people, including family members.
She is survived by two sisters, Winifred Salyards of New Market and Louise Alcorn of Ruffin, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.
Miss Howerton’s nephew, Mr. Stanley Salyards, will conduct a graveside service on Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in New Market.
At her request, the casket will remain closed and there will be no visitation, however friends and relatives may sign the register book at Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market at any time