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Elizabeth Ann "Bette" Heatwole

March 6, 1929 January 11, 2018
Elizabeth Ann "Bette" Heatwole
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Obituary for Elizabeth Ann "Bette" Heatwole

Elizabeth Ann "Bette" Garth Heatwole, 88, of Bridgewater, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Bridgewater Home.

Elizabeth was born in Harrisonburg on March 6, 1929, a daughter of the late Sarah Vada (Heatwole) Garth Weaver and Edwin Brown Garth Sr.

She retired from Jordan Brothers Hatchery and Storage in Bridgewater, where she worked as bookkeeper. She had a special love for the beach and baseball, especially the Washington Nationals.

She was united in marriage to Ralph Edward Heatwole, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1996.

Elizabeth is survived by two daughters, Cindy Heatwole of Spring Creek and Beth Heatwole of Bridgewater; two sisters, Mary G. Miller of Spring Creek and Nancy Lee Weaver of Spring Creek; grandchildren, Kelley Long Thompson and husband, Tim, and Travis Long; great-grandchildren, Jenna and Ethan Long, Drew, Brooke and Brady Thompson; beloved dog, Scottie; special nieces, Ann Healy and Catana Fulk, and other nieces and nephews and extended family.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Edwin B. Garth Jr. and Robert A. Garth.

A funeral service will be conducted 3PM Sunday, Jan 14, at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8PM Saturday, Jan 13, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812and/ or the ASPCA at ASPCA Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20077-7127

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7:00 PM 1/13/2018 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/13/2018 8:00:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location
208 South Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

funeral service




3:00 PM 1/14/2018 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1/14/2018 4:00:00 PM
Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren

5651 Beaver Creek Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Burial will follow in the Church cemetery

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
5651 Beaver Creek Road Bridgewater 22812 VA

Memorial Contribution

Bridgewater Rescue Squad

P.O. Box 268
Bridgewater, VA 22812


ASPCA Gift Processing Center
PO Box 96929
Washington, DC 20077-7127

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