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Betty Joy Howdyshell
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Obituary for Betty Joy Howdyshell

Betty Joy Howdyshell, 86, of Bridgewater, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Betty was born in Pendleton Co., WV, on September 4, 1931, a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (Lough) and Walter S. Kesner, Sr.

She graduated from Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1951, and retired as nursing coordinator in 1996 after 40 years of service at RMH. She was a member of Bridgewater United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army Auxiliary, and the Virginia Nurses Association.

On Nov. 18, 1950, she was united in marriage to Norman W. Howdyshell, who preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2014.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Candy Diane Hulvey of Bridgewater; two sisters, Gae Baker of Bridgewater, and Fae Layman of Harrisonburg; granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Hulvey.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter S. Kesner Jr., and a sister, Carolyn Morton.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2PM Sunday, Jan. 14, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater. A funeral service will follow at 2PM in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Jim Harris officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.johnsonfs.com.


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visitation

Sunday

14

Jan

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

funeral service

Sunday

14

Jan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Pastor Jim Harris officiating. Burial will be private.


Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater Rescue Squad

P.O. Box 268
Bridgewater, VA 22812
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