Donna Dimple Thorne Shrader, 90 of Narrows, left her Earthly home to be with Jesus on Friday, December 21st, 2018.
She was born in Raleigh County, West Virginia on May 10th, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Frank Marvin Thorne and Lake Erie Davis Thorne. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Granville Carr Shrader; seven brothers and two sisters.
She was a retired employee of Celanese in Narrows with 25 years of service, and a faithful member of Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead. She was a good neighbor and loved talking on the phone with her friends and family. Her years after her retirement were devoted to watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donna had a particularly special relationship with her great-grandson, Luke Perdue.
Left to cherish her memory are three children: Phyllis (Henry) Perdue, Janice (Wayne) Brackenrich, and Granville Dale (Shanna) Shrader.
There are eleven grandchildren: Michael (Teresa) Perdue, Amy (Brian) Meadows, Stephanie (Alan) Garrett, Christine Brackenrich, Erin (Brandon) Jones, Danielle (Lane) Eckard, Jamie Brackenrich, Joshua (Sarah) Brackenrich, Nolan (Rachel) Brackenrich, Rachel Shrader, and Granville Seth Shrader. There are also twelve great-grandchildren, Krista (Cody) Kast, Jacob Perdue, Luke Perdue, Brooke Williams, Ty Meadows, Alex Garrett, Gabriel Garrett, Sadie Jones, Joel Eckard, Jenna Eckard, Liberty Brackenrich, Tildyn Brackenrich; and a great-great grandson, Levi Booth; a brother, Rova (Lori) Thorne; a sister, Shirley Shelley; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends including a special friend, Carol Frazier.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 at 2 PM at Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Shrader Cemetery in the Wolf Creek Community near Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riverview Baptist Church Sunday from 1 to 2 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider either Riverview Baptist Church or Jefferson Christian Academy, both located at 219 Big Stony Creek Road; Ripplemead, Virginia 24150.
The family is being served by Riffe-Givens Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at www.riffefuneralservice.com.