Mossie Gertrude Richards, 86, of Elkton, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
Mrs. Richards was born on June 5, 1922, in Ashland, Va., and was a daughter of the late Daniel Russell and Mossie Armentrout Peregoy.
Mrs. Richards previously had resided in Washington, D.C., and Arlington County, Va., where she was a grocery clerk with Giant Foods for 16 years. She was a member of the Avis. O. Comer VFW Post No. 8613 Ladies Auxiliary, the Skyline Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the Women of the Moose in Shenandoah.
She is survived by her brother, Roy Peregoy and wife, Dorothy, of Glen Allen; her sister, Inez Lester of Roanoke; brother-in-law, Ernest Richards and wife, Virginia, of Luray; sister-in-law, Stella Peregoy, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton with Pastor Jimmy Kite officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Zion Church of the Brethren Cemetery near Luray.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service on Wednesday.