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Geneva M. Craun

Geneva Myers Craun, 93, passed away Jan. 7, 2013, at Avante Nursing Home.

Mrs. Craun was born Aug. 22, 1919, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Luther Amos and Lenora Forbes Myers.

She was raised in the Linville area and graduated from Linville-Edom High School. She worked at J.C. Penneys, Joseph Neys, and retired from Leggetts/Belk at the age of 80. Mrs. Craun enjoyed taking pictures, bird-watching, working with her flowers and gardening. She was a member of the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren and later attended Mount Crawford United Methodist Church.

On Feb. 16, 1947, she married Carl Edgar Craun, who preceded her in death Feb. 2, 1972.

Surviving are a daughter, Connie Keatts and husband, Larry, of Harrisonburg; two sisters, Thelma Craun and Nancy Wright, both of Harrisonburg; and a brother, Gerald Myers and Julie of Port Republic; one grandson, Scott Barnes Yelverton and wife, Danielle; two great-grandchildren, Scott Barnes Yelverton II and Reina Elizabeth Yelverton; a brother-in-law, Earl Frazier of Crozet; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Craun was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Myers and wife, Jean, R.S. Date Myers and wife, Virginia “Tootie” Myers; three sisters, Marie Reisenberg and husband, Al, Dorothy Frazier, Eunice Dean and husband, J.R.; a brother-in-law, Charles Dewitt Craun; and twin girls, who died shortly after birth.

The Rev. Jeff Carr will conduct a funeral service at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Bridgewater.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com

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