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Adelaide Kitchen Harrup
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1924
Sussex County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 2012

HARRUP, Adelaide Kitchen, journeyed home to her Lord and Savior at her home on Oak Level Farm in Yale, Va., on Monday, December 10, 2012, after a courageous season at home with loving care from her three dedicated daughters. She was born on August 13, 1924 in Yale, Va., to Marian Gage Swift and Sam F. Kitchen. She graduated from Stony Creek High School in 1942 and remained close to her classmates throughout her life. Adelaide married George, the love of her life, also a native of Yale, on December 18, 1943. In 1953 they moved to Oak Level, where they lived a full and active life together. Many civic and community organizations filled Adelaide's active life, while being a member since birth of Antioch Baptist Church, where she served numerous years as Sunday School teacher, and Deacon, and is remembered for her children's messages. She served as a statewide officer in the Cooperative Extension and was a founding board member of the Mile B. Carpenter Museum in Waverly, Va. She served as chairman of the American Heart Association, Sussex County, and took the U.S. Census for Sussex County from 1960 to 1970. Adelaide was a clerk at the Yale Post Office for 19 years, and Postmaster for three years. She immensely enjoyed spending time in her gardens and greenhouse from early morning til sunset. Her giving spirit reigned as she gifted many of her knitted creations, plants and baked goods to friends and family over the years. Loved by every member of her family and revered as well as respected by so many, to say Adelaide will be missed is a vast understatement. Her radiant smile and eternal love of Jesus until her departure made an indelible mark on all of our lives, and we are grateful to carry her huge spirit in our hearts forever. Adelaide was preceded in death by her husband, George; and is survived by her three loving daughters, Bonnie Scimone (Alfredo) of Petersburg, Katherine Kurash (David) of Lakeland, Fla., and Georgia Webb (Dana) of Yale. Her five grandchildren, Jenna Wilson (Eddie) of Midlothian, Marshall Balance (Galma) of Hull, Ga., Jared Webb (Abbey) of Yale, Adam Webb (Ashley) of Yale and Elizabeth Webb of Alexandria all lovingly called her "Mema," as did her 11 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her loving sister, Audrey Coppedge of Richmond; and three brothers, Charles G. Kitchen (Nettie), Emerson B. Kitchen (Janet) of Southampton, and Roger H. Kitchen (Reatha); and sister-in-law, Carol Kitchen of Yale; and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Adelaide was also preceded in death by a brother, Sam Kitchen; and sister, Marilyn Vick. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) at Owen Funeral Home, 303 S. Halifax Rd., Jarratt, Va. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Antioch Baptist Church, Yale, Va., with interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Antioch Baptist Church, Special Memorial Fund,

c/o Carol Kitchen, 21244 Gilliam Rd., Yale, Virginia 23897, or to Hospice of Virginia, 17000 Bayberry Court, Richmond, Va. 23226. Online condolences may be made at

.Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on December 12, 2012 
Family links: 
  Samuel Fenton Kitchen (1901 - 1944)
  Marion Gage Swift Kitchen (1897 - 1992)
  George C. Harrup (1920 - 2003)
  Marilyn A. Kitchen Vick (1922 - 1999)*
  Adelaide Kitchen Harrup (1924 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
Sussex County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Amanda Bishop Burns
Record added: Dec 12, 2012
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Adelaide <i>Kitchen</i> Harrup
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