Obituary for Gertrude E. Childs

Gertrude Elizabeth Childs, 89, of Berryville, Virginia, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in a local nursing home.

Mrs. Childs was born September 22, 1922 in Clarke County, Virginia the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Lucas.

She was a homemaker and a childcare provider. She will be lovingly missed by all who knew her.

She was a member of Berryville Baptist Church.

She married Kenneth Allen Childs Sr. on February 26, 1950 in Berryville, Virginia. Mr. Childs died on October 17, 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Gail L. Lupton and her husband Ted, of Gore, VA and Brenda C. Wood and her husband Paul, of Berryville, VA; a son, Kenneth Allen Childs Jr. and his wife Rita, of Bluemont, VA; a sister, Catherine Gatrell of Greencastle, PA; a grandson, Christopher Trussell of Winchester, VA; and many nieces and nephews.

Five sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 A. M. Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Rev. Dan Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.

The family will receive family and friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evercare Hospice, 110 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, VA 22611 or to Berryville Baptist Church 114 Academy St., Berryville, VA 22611.

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