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Virginia Louise Jeffries

Mrs. Virginia Louise Jeffries, age 88, formerly of 1355 Clay Avenue, and a guest at Epworth Manor, died Monday, October 17, 2005 at 10:55 p.m. at the manor. She was born August 25, 1917 in Tyrone, the daughter of Merrill B. and Elsie Funk Williams. On February 23, 1942 at Winchester, VA she was married to Orville C. Jeffries who preceded her in death June 5, 1996. She is survived by a son, Timothy LeRoy Jeffries and wife Teresa of Tyrone and a daughter, Susan, wife of R. Stanley Crawford of Sinking Valley; five grandchildren: Elizabeth Jeffries of Philadelphia; Benjamin Jeffries of Lancaster, OH; Aaron Jeffries, student at Penn Tech, Williamsport; Stephanie, wife of Erin Cooley, Sinking Valley and Mark Crawford, Sinking Valley.
Also surviving are three sisters: R. Romaine Wilson, Keyser, WV, Gloria Harris, Tyrone and Jane Owens, Valrico, FL. She was preceded in death by two brothers, LeRoy and Orvis (killed in action in World War II) and two sisters, Elizabeth Gill and Jeannette Bartholomew.
Mrs. Jeffries was a member of Christ United Methodist Church where she taught and played the piano for a pre-school Sunday School class for many years and was a member of the Mission Circle of the church. She was very dedicated to her church. She enjoyed her flowers, spending time with family, crafts and volunteering for school and scouting programs.
She was a graduate of Tyrone High School Class of 1935 and at one time had been employed by the Earl Rothrock Importing Co. and Jesse Woodring Clover Farm Grocery Store on Logan Avenue.
Funeral service for Virginia Louise Jeffries will be Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc. with Pastor Bruce Boyles officiating. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Epworth Manor Care Assurance Fund, 951 Washington Avenue, Tyrone, PA 16686.