Harkrader, Gertrude O’Neil

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Gertrude O. Harkrader, 86, of Christiansburg, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Harkrader; brothers and sisters, Mammie Rice, Deal Kimbler, Garnet Dixon, Jerry Dixon, and Essie Walters; and step-son, Don Harkrader.

She is survived by her sons, Glenn O’Neil and wife Margaret of Roanoke, Mike O’Neil and wife Kathy of Elliston; daughter, Kimberly O’Neil Simeroth of Christiansburg, grandchildren, Brandon O’Neil and Ryan O’Neil Simeroth; step-grandchildren, Steve Hutcherson of Roanoke, Mike Hutcherson and fiancée Jamie of Vinton, Patricia Hannah of Salem; step-great-grandchildren, Zachery Hannah, Jessica Hannah and fiancé Josh Damiano; step-great-great-grandson, Landen Damiano; sisters, Sylvia (Billie) Johnston, Rheba Sowers, Irene Neese and husband Harry, and Freda Alderman and husband Sammy; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 11, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. The graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, with Rev. Gary Butcher officiating.