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Dorothy Widener

Updated: Apr 19, 2022

Dorothy Widener, age 88, of the Rush Creek community in Glade Spring, Va., went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, at her home.

She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va., and retired from Virginia Glove after 32 years of service. She was lifelong member of the Glade Hills Church of God. Dorothy enjoyed fixing dinner for her family on Sunday, cherished reading her Bible and loved going to yard sales.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Emory Barlow and Ruthie Nettie Mae Thomas Barlow; husband, John Widener; daughter, Olivene Yarber and son-in-law, Dewey Yarber.

Survivors include her son, Carter Widener; brothers, Eugene Barlow (Linda) and Ernest Barlow; sisters, Edna Thomas and Margie Thomas; seven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and special friends, Laura Imoto and Jackie and Martha Ratcliff.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastor Kenneth Poston officiating. The committal service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rush Creek Cemetery. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Parris, Steve Heath, Cory Cornett, Jonathan Chapman and Robbie Dale.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

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Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Widener.


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