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Edith Iris Pence

March 5, 1926 March 20, 2019
Edith Iris Pence
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Obituary for Edith Iris Pence

Edith Iris Pence, 93, of Grottoes, passed away, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on March 5, 1926 in Bedford County, Virginia, to Boyd C. and Edith Earle (Day) Deaner.

After graduation from Randolph Henry School in 1944, Edith moved, with her family, to Grottoes where she met Harold W. Pence. They were married on November 8, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1988.

She was employed with Rockingham County Schools for 23 years.

She is survived by three children, Deborah Keenan, widow of John, of Elkton, Carroll W. Pence and wife, Carol Jane, of Grottoes, and Sandra P. Lucas and husband Dewayne, of Weyers Cave; a brother, Cal Deaner and wife, Elaine, of Matthew, NC. Also surviving are four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday March 25, 2019, at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel, in Grottoes, with Rev. Jim Harris and Pastor Brian Posey officiating. The family will receive friends following the service or at Edith's home at any time.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grottoes United Methodist Church, 300 4th Street, Grottoes, VA 24441 and/or Grottoes Rescue Squad, PO Box 1187, Grottoes, VA 24441.

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memorial service




2:00 PM 3/25/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/25/2019 3:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service Grottoes

Rev. Jim Harris and Pastor Brian Posey officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Johnson Funeral Service Grottoes

Memorial Contribution

Grottoes United Methodist Church

PO Box 5
Grottoes, VA 24441

Grottoes Rescue Squad

PO Box 1187
Grottoes, VA 24441

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