Rosella N. Whitmer, 81 of Basye passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her daughter’s home in Winchester, Virginia. Services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren. The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service for viewing. Reverend Louie Shafer will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. For your convenience, alternate viewing times are available at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28th, Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Please join us Monday at the Stony Creek Church of the Brethren.
Rosella was born July 2, 1936 in Woodstock, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Foltz Holloway. She was a member of the Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren. She was a dietician for the Shenandoah Memorial hospital for 21 years and later made meals at the Stoney Creek Home for the Elders. She had resided at her daughter’s home in Winchester for the past five years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Whitmer, Sr.; a daughter Bertie L. Whitmer and 2 brothers, Charles Foltz and Bruce Wolfe.
Rosella is survived by 2 sons, Robert L. Whitmer, Jr. of Woodstock and John Whitmer and wife Toni of Woodstock; 2 daughters, Patricia A. Harlow and husband Brian of Winchester and Joan M. Barb and husband Martin of Edinburg; a sister, Diane Jenkins; 2 brothers, Warren Arnold, Jr and David Leonard; 6 grandchildren, Brian N. Harlow, Jr., Ryan D. Harlow and wife Amy, Louise M. Barb, Matthew Barb, Andy A. Whitmer and Peggyrose H. Whitmer; 8 great grandchildren, Brian N. Harlow III, Zoe E. Harlow, Hailey M. Harlow, Lily C. Harlow, Alyssa H. Barb, Kayla N. Barb, Nathan W. Embrey and Louise M. Embrey.
She loved spending time with her family and was very proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be, Brian N. Harlow, Jr., Ryan D. Harlow, Andy A. Whitmer, Robert L. Whitmer, Jr., Jacob H.P. Miller, Brian N. Harlow III and Donald E. Miller. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Jones, Jeff Jones, Steve Jones, Bobby Jones and Warren Arnold III.