Virginia Ellaree Thayer
9 Oct 1925 – 11 Oct 2017 Abingdon, VA
Virginia Ellaree Thayer was born on October 9, 1925 to Clinton and Lola (Broyles) Thayer, and she passed away peacefully on October 11, 2017, at Abingdon Health and Rehab where she ha sepnt the last three years. Ellaree lived in the home place for eighty-nine of her ninety years.
Preceding Ellaree, in addition to her parents, were brothers Edward, James, William and Garland; sister Hazel (Thayer) Orfield; four nephews and a niece. Survivors include two brothers, Donald (Eleanor) of Abington, and Kyle of Hopewell, VA; eight nieces and eleven nephews.
Ellaree was an active member of Mountain View United Methodist Church for most of her life, serving as treasurer for 37 years, children’s Sunday School teacher for more than 30 years, and had perfect Sunday School attendance for 45 years. She loved working on the farm, helping to milk the cows, rake the hay, and raise garden produce to can for family members. She also enjoyed doing needlework and crafts over her many years.
The family extends many thanks to Linda Crane and Eleanor Thayer as well as others who did so much for the care of Ellaree.
The funeral service for Ellaree Thayer will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Mountain View United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barbara Farmer officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View United Methodist Church cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 300 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites anyone who desires to do so make a donation to Mountain View United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Betty Beatty, 18970 Middle Drive, Abingdon, VA 24211.
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Lineage: Virginia Ellaree11 (Thomas Clifton Parks10, Thomas Jamerson9, James8, Thompson7, Baruch6, Ebenezer5, Uriah4, Ebenezer3, Ferdinando2, Thomas1) THAYER.
(NOTE: Thank you to Ellaree’s niece, Janice Thayer Rowland and sister-in-law, Jean Curtis Thayer for sharing this information with me – Patricia)