Gardner, Annie Roop

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Annie Mae (Roop) Gardner, 91, of Radford, Va., died Thursday, April 2, 2009. She was born in Floyd County on June 29, 1917, to Edgar Vanson Roop Sr. and Elizabeth Epperly Roop. She grew up in Floyd County, married and reared a family in the Chestnut Ridge section of Montgomery County and lived her later years in Radford. She was a cherished long time member of the Floyd Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Otha L. Gardner; two brothers, Dalton Roop, Edgar Vanson (E.V.) Roop Jr.; and one sister, Ruth Akers. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Wanda Gardner, of Riner, Doug and Martha Gardner, of Radford; four grandchildren, Julie (Ken) Jackson, of Madison N.C., Jared (Misti) Gardner, of Floyd, Amanda Gardner, of Bristol, Va., and Scott Gardner, of Radford; two greatgrandchildren, Mallorie and Jonah Gardner, of Floyd; three nieces, Mary Elizabeth Roop, of Floyd, Betty Lou Million, of Hebron, Ky., and Peggy Lancaster, of Washington, D.C.; and one nephew, Vernon Roop, of Bristol, Tenn.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Mitchell Floyd and Mr. Larry Phillips officiating. Interment to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg, Va. Online condolences may be sent via The Gardner family is being served by Horne Funeral Service.