Mildred Eve Hummel, 86, of Dayton, died on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Curis at Harrisonburg.

She was born on Feb. 24, 1933, in Dayton and was a daughter of the late Willie Andrew Wanger and Vernie M. Losh Wanger.

Mrs. Hummel had worked as a waitress at Howard Johnson’s and was a member of the Briery Branch Church of the Brethren.

On May 21, 1949, she married Lester T. Smith, who died on April 23, 1969. On Sept. 11, 1970, she married Harold Hummel, who died on March 19, 2006.

She is survived by a daughter, Rosanne M. Haas of Front Royal; a son, Jeffrey L. Hummel of Weyers Cave; three sisters, Emily W. Kirk of Bridgewater, Gen Huffman of Dayton, and Pearl Minnick of Rockville, Md.; three brothers, Don Wanger of Hinton, Fred Wanger of Florida, and James Wanger of Dayton; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley S. Simmons; a sister, Josephine; and five brothers, Simon, Wade, Joseph, Roland and Benjamin.

A graveside service was conducted on Tuesday, May 7, at the Briery Branch Church Cemetery by Pastor Randy Cosner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Briery Branch Church of the Brethren Building Fund, 6628 Briery Branch Road, Dayton, Va. 22821; or to the Clover Hill Fire and Rescue, 2100 Clover Hill Rd., Dayton, Va. 22821.

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