Showalter, Evelyn McGuire

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Evelyn Josephine “Josie” McGuire Showalter 90, of Roanoke, passed away on Monday November 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Lottie McGuire; brothers, Howard, Edward, Thomas, Harrison “DeLaney” McGuire; sisters, Laura Bell James, Annie Adkins, Margaret Weddle, Dorothy Roberts, Virginia Atkinson; as well as by grandson, Jonathon Lawson; and daughter, Carolyn Showalter.

Josie was born in Vicker, and raised in Walton, Virginia. She worked at several factories and was caregiver for her husband for 18 years. She was one of a kind and always told you what she thought – whether you wanted to hear it or not. She loved flowers, going to yard sales, winning games on the radio and watching tv.

Josie is survived by sisters, Judy King, Donna Taylor; sons, Steve Showalter (Ruth), Larry Showalter (Valerie); daughter, Jeannie Showalter Lawson (Gerald Sanders); grandchildren, Eddie Shepherd, Dwayne Shepherd, Julia Adkins (Ryan), Joshua Showalter (Holly), Cristy Lawson, Joel Copper, Cara Showalter Abilez; and great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Shepherd, Brian Shepherd, Lauren Adkins, Peyton Adkins, Kaleigh Copper, Atticus Abilez, Damien Abilez, and Jayna Abilez.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 9, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. with the Funeral Service beginning at 1 p.m. in the Chapel. A Graveside Service will follow in Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery at 3 p.m.