Trenar, Virginia Hetherington

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Virginia Hetherington Trenar, 94, of Pearisburg, departed her earthly home for her heavenly home on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital. She was born February 22, 1922 at Trigg, VA, the daughter of the late Earl Wright & Lucy Shannon Stafford Hetherington.

Lovingly known as “Granny” to her family & friends, she was well loved by all of her family, loved to spend time with her family as she cooked large Sunday dinners, and was happiest shopping at the grocery store with her granddaughter Tracy Ferguson. She will be missed by all and she will be in our hearts forever.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Edison Trenar, Sr., three infant children, Robert, James and Patsey, a granddaughter, Crystal Trenar, two brothers, Clyde & James Hetherington, two sisters, Mildred Simpkins and Ruby Perdue, and two sons-in-law, Frank Matuszczyk and Perry Farewell, Jr.

Left to cherish her memory are 3 sons & daughters-in-law, Billy Trenar, Tommy & Mary Trenar and Richard & Norma Trenar, all of Pearisburg; 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Farewell, Nancy Matuszczyk & Howard Pyles, Jr., Linda & Bill Melvin, Drema & Charles Simmons, Carole Robertson & Taz Tickle, all of Pearisburg; one sister, Betty Williams, Pearisburg; 19 grandchildren, Stephanie Matuzczyk, Bendy & David Shrader, Mike & Sam Trenar, Charlie & Sherry Trenar, Jerry & Angie Trenar, Saprina & Duke Lucas, Steve Melvin, Jody & Dassah Simmons, Robbie & Jessica Simmons, Chrissy Simmons, Amanda Trenar, Jamie & Heather Trenar, Kim & Jason Mills, Derek Trenar & Lindsey Dowdy, Tracy & Troy Ferguson and Jason Ervin, 28 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, with Rev. David Bracken and Rev. Phil Vickers officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg. The family will be gathering at Granny’s house during this time and will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 A.M. until service time, 1:00 P.M.

The Trenar family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate,, (540) 921-2985.