Friday, June 10, 2011

my grandfather...

You will be missed grandfather!!! everytime i am w/ my wonderful family i am so grateful for the Christian heritage you have left me and the love and closeness of our family...thank you so so much

Grandle Funeral Home, Inc.

Oren Early Heatwole Oren Early Heatwole
(March 23, 1927 - June 10, 2011)

Oren Early Heatwole, Sr., 84, of Bridgewater, VA, passed away peacefully at his home, Friday, June 10, 2011. Mr. Heatwole was born March 23, 1927 near Dayton and was the son of the late Ralph Frank and Vera Early Heatwole.

He was a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship near Harrisonburg.

He was married on July 7, 1949, to Margaret Virginia Wenger who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are seven daughters and sons-in-law; June (Jim) Flory of Timberville, Coleen (Glen) Barnhart of Waynesboro, GA, Julia (Paul) Graber of Brooksville, MS, Sheila (Sanford) Helmuth of Bridgewater, Polly (Mark, Jr.) Yoder of Greenwood, DE, Emily (Perry) Hostetler of Weyers Cave, Barbara (Terry) Cline of Bridgewater; and one son and daughter in law, Oren, Jr. (Cheryl) Heatwole of Bridgewater, 43 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers and sisters-in-law; Enos (Glennys) Heatwole of Denmark, SC, Daniel (Betty) Heatwole of Yakima, WA, Willard (Melba) Heatwole of Bridgewater, Byard (Rose Mary) Heatwole of Millen, GA, and six sisters and brothers-in-law; Miriam (Howard) Brubaker of Olar, SC, Ida (James) Goering of Dayton, Twila (Robert) Risser of Waynesboro, PA, Evelyn (Edgar) Strite of Hartwell, GA, Doris (James) Landis of Waynesboro, GA and Vera Rose (Eldwin) Campbell of Dayton, VA.

Mr. Heatwole was preceded in death by a brother; Roy Heatwole, two grandsons; Brian Graber and Justin Flory, and one great-grandson; Logan Powell.

A visitation will be held Saturday, June 11, from 5-8 PM at the Calvary Mennonite Fellowship , 6038 Mt. Clinton Pike.

Pastor Paul Emerson will conduct a funeral service Sunday, June 12 at 2 PM at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship. Burial will follow at the Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery near Dayton by Pastor David Burkholder.

Arrangements are being handling by the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

There will be no viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Christian Academy, 6083 Mt. Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

1 comment:

  1. "Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
    Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
    By waters still, over troubled sea,
    Still ‘tis His hand that leadeth me."
    Your grandfather left a great legacy!
    He led his family well through many good times and I'm sure a few rough ones.
    God bless you all as you celebrate his life and miss his presence here with you on earth.
    Emily and Darrell Gelser