Ruth Rogers Whistler

Ruth Rogers Whistler, 89, of Quicksburg, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.

Mrs. Whistler was born in Page County, daughter of the late Cecil R. and Iva Mae Beahm Rogers.

Mrs. Whistler was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at Forestville and the Auxillary of the Massanutten Post No. 2447, V.F.W. Edinburg.

She was married May 19, 1946 to Harold “Hap” Zirkle Whistler who predeceased her April 17, 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda Sue Harris and her husband Paul David Harris of Quicksburg and Barbara Whistler and her husband Larry G. Hale of Manassas; a son, Harold Z. Whistler, Jr. of Mt. Jackson; and a granddaughter, Casey Morris and her husband Micah of Broadway.

Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Forestville Cemetery with the Rev. James B. Davis officiating.

The Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson will be open Friday until 8 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at the home of Paul and Linda Harris in Forestville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 158, Quicksburg, VA 22847 or Forestville Cemetery, c/o Noel Bowman, 6086 South Middle Road, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

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4 Condolences to Ruth Rogers Whistler

  1. Steve & Diane Zirkle says:

    Harold Jr., Barbara and Sue, It with great sadness that I hear about Ruth. She as well as you will always have a special place in my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Cheryl K. Pence says:

    Barbara, Susie, and Harold Jr.,
    I am so very saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. I know, after losing Daddy last January, how painfully sad you are. I so wish I could be there, but please know that my heart is with you. We were always so close. I remember so many sleep overs with joy. I am thinking of you all and send my love and prayers to you.

  3. Pam Zirkle Kuehl says:

    Harold Jr, Barbara, and Sue.. I too am sadden to hear of your loss. I have very fond memories of our childhood in Forestville, our friendships, and of both your parents. Please know my thoughts are with you during this time.

  4. Bobby G. and Jackie E. Cross says:

    Barb….We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Although we never had the chance to meet her..we learned a lot about her from our conversations with you. You will find yourself remembering things you had not thought of in years as you go through this. It is one of the wonderful things in life called memories- so as time goes by you will be so grateful that you had a great relationship with her and you will know how lucky you were to have had her as long as you did.
    Call us when you feel like it-Christina and Nicole send you their love also.

    Jackie & Bob