Ruth Umberger

Obituary of Ruth Layne Umberger

Ruth Layne Umberger age 98, of Wytheville, passed away on October 10, 2019.

She was born on February 20, 1921 to the late Oren Erastus and Angie Elizabeth Hedrick Layne.  She is preceded in death by her husband Jasper Willard Umberger and a son, Danny L. Umberger and son-in-law, William “Billy” Paisley.

Survivors include her three daughters, Willa Mae and George Dake of Dixon, Missouri; Angelia Paisley of Wytheville; Kathy Witt of Wytheville; son, O. C. “Sonny” and Margaret Umberger of Salem; 14 grandchildren, David and Ashley Umberger, Missy and Danny Eversole, Pam Umberger, Dennis and Amanda Umberger, J.J. and Kung Brownlee, Josh and Aerin Brownlee, Jamae and Aaron Lewis, Tammy Dake, Trina Dake, Sherry and Joe James, Shannon and Matt Brenneke, Kendra Paisley, Mastin Paisley and fiancé Emily Darlington, Jasper “Jed” and Lyndsey Witt; 20 great grandchildren; 7 great- great grandchildren; “adopted” children, Dennis Martin and Robert “Bobby” Hedrick.

Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Petunia Christian Church with Reverend Dennis Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant U.M.C. Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from

 5 to 7 P.M. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Petunia Christian Church.  In lieu of flowers family request donations be sent to the Petunia Christian Church 2420 West Lee Highway Wytheville, VA 24382.

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The Umberger family is in the care of Grubb Funeral Home, Wytheville, Virginia.