Heldreth, Mary Smelser

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Mary Frances Smelser Heldreth, 75, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022, at her home on Claytor Lake. Mary was retired from Inland Motors after 35 years of service and a member of Central UM Church. Mary loved to be in her yard working on her flower beds or entertaining friends on her back porch.

She was preceded in death in September by her loving husband of 45 years, Richard “Dick” Heldreth. She was also predeceased by her parents, Wilburn and Hazel Smelser; brothers, Ronnie, Floyd, Billy and Daughtery Smelser; and her sisters, Betty, Peggy, Ruby, Nancy and Becky.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Tony Lee Patterson of Pulaski, and Ricky and Kellie Heldreth, and Todd and Amber Heldreth, all of Conway, S. C.; grandsons, Caleb and Jake Heldreth; granddaughter, Morgan Hamilton; sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Danny Martin; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Don Shelor officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Central UM Church, PO Box 611, Radford, VA 24143.

The Heldreth family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com