Irene Lucille Donaven Whitmer

Irene Lucille Donaven Whitmer, 75, of Edinburg, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at Winchester Medical Center.

A graveside service will be held Friday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. Reverend Brian Duncan will officiate.

Mrs. Whitmer was born February 14, 1935 in Columbia Furnace, daughter of the late Paul Monroe and Nellie Helsley Donaven. She retired from John Manville and was a member of First Church of Columbia Furnace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Whitmer Sr.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Richman and her husband Phil of Edinburg; son, Russell Whitmer Jr. and his wife Sandra of Reno, Nevada; sister, Lena Sherman of Edinburg; two grandchildren and one step-grandson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, VA 22664.

The family will receive friends anytime at the home of Irene Whitmer.

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One Condolence to Irene Lucille Donaven Whitmer

  1. Linda, Marvin Shyanne Michael says:

    You were like a Mother to me and because of you & Russell and MOM my life was changed forever. You gave me the tools to better myself and knew you were always there to help in anyway you could. Your home was my sanctuary and I learned what it was like to love the ocean and be a part of a family that had love. I thanked God everyday for you in my life. Thank you for your lessons in life but mostly thank you for loving me as I am! You were always a phone call away and now I will talk to you as I talk to MOM in my daily prayers. You will be missed by all!

    Linda