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Valley Swartz Keplinger
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Valley Swartz Keplinger, 89, of Bridgewater, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Valley was born in Rockingham County on May 27, 1928, a daughter of the late Bessie Jane (Mongold) and William Forrest Swartz.

She was a member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.

On Oct. 5, 1946, she was united in marriage to Clifton Keplinger, who survives.

Valley is also survived by three daughters, Donna Miller of Harrisonburg, Karen Hess and husband, Gary, of Harrisonburg, and Julie Huffman of Harrisonburg; son, Kevin Keplinger and wife, Penny, of Bridgewater; sisters, Peggy Verconde and husband, Eldon, of North English, IA, and Jean Minnich and husband, Robert, of Dayton; brother, Paul W. Swartz and wife, Dottie, of Harrisonburg; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by grandson, Aaron Keplinger, and sisters, Evelyn Willett and Bonnie Skelton.

A funeral service will be conducted 3PM Sunday, March 25th at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Jeffery Carr officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Bridgewater.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 24th, from 6 to 7pm at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2008 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, The Du Bose Fund, c/o Health Systems Development Office, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908-773 and/or Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, 420 College View Dr., Bridgewater, VA 22812.

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

funeral service




3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bridgewater Church of the Brethren

420 College View Drive
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Pastor Jeff Carr officiating

Cemetery Details


Oak Lawn Cemetery

Corner of N.Main St. & Oakwood Dr.
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Memorial Contribution

Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center

2008 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Du Bose Fund

c/o Health Systems Development Office
P.O. Box 800773
Charlottesville, VA 22908-773

Bridgewater Church of the Brethren

420 College View Drive
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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