|Birth: ||May 9, 1941|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 2011|
STAUNTON — Joyce Rebecca Rusmisel Riley, 70, of C Street Staunton, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at the Shenandoah Hospice House in Fishersville.
She was born May 9, 1941, in Augusta County, a daughter of the late William and Mildred Conner Rusmisel.
She was a graduate of Wilson Memorial High School, retired from Western State Hospital as a licensed practical nurse, attended Jollivue United Methodist Church and sang with the Happy Notes until her illness progressed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Vest.
Survivors include two sons; Jeffrey Riley of Staunton, Franklin Riley of Staunton, two daughters; Gail Hanger of Fishersville, Sandra Heatwole of Gladstone, two brothers; William "Bill" Rusmisel Jr. of Staunton, Robert Rusmisel of Staunton; a sister, Lorraine Balmoos of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Jennifer Nicole Heatwole, Tabitha Dawn Riley and Nathanel Riley; and one great-grandchild, Caleb Heatwole.
She also leaves her special pet "Katie."
Honoring her wishes, a graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Calvary United Methodist Church with Pastors Janet C. Knott and Tom Reynolds officiating.
There will no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave No. 210 Harrisonburg, VA, 22801, SPCA, 33 Archery Lane, Staunton, VA 24401 or the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, 96 Laurel Hill Road, Verona, VA 24482.
The Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes is serving the family
William Howard Rusmisel (1919 - 1980)
Mildred Conner Rusmisel (1914 - 1992)
Patricia Ann Rusmisel Vest (1938 - 1994)*
Joyce Rebecca Rusmisel Riley (1941 - 2011)
William Howard Rusmisel (1949 - 2014)*
Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: not forgotten
Record added: Nov 17, 2011
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