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Dorothy T. Greenawalt

April 11, 1928 — April 26, 2023

Dorothy T. Greenawalt

Dorothy Jean Talbott Greenawalt, 95, widow of Vernon Arthur Greenawalt, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in Stuarts Draft.

She was born in Kingsville, West Virginia on April 11, 1928 to the late Hoy Gould and Lucretia Jane (McCullough) Talbott.

Mrs. Greenawalt was a long-time member of Greenville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed mowing, gardening and growing orchids. She was also known for her cooking and baking, specifically her chocolate and lemon pies. She had a great love for her family, especially her grandchildren. Dot was truly an independent woman who was determined and strong-willed.

She graduated from Berea College in Kentucky. She was a home demonstrator agent in West Virginia. She began her teaching career in West Virginia, then went on to teach in Alabama, Arkansas and Virginia. She taught in the Augusta County Public Schools for 24 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Greenawalt Straley (Gene) of Greenville, Virginia; a son, David James Greenawalt (Beth) of Alabama; seven grandchildren; Matthew Greenawalt (Liz) of Iowa, Jon Greenawalt of Alabama, Rosemarie Greenawalt Wilson (Gabe) of Alabama, Kaitlyn Greenawalt Allinder of Alabama, Nate Greenawalt of Alabama, Rebecca Straley Alanko (Eric) of Virginia, and Andrew Straley of Virginia; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arnold Talbott of California.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Talbott McPherson and Margaret Talbott Chenoweth; two brothers, Darroll Talbott, Sr. and Charles Neil Talbott; a granddaughter, Allison Straley and a grandson, Thomas Straley.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Greenville United Methodist Church.

A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Greenville United Methodist Church with Reverend Eileen Gilmer officiating. Interment will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Greenville United Methodist Church (P.O. Box 250, Greenville, VA 24440) or Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah (P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939).

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah, staff at the Meadows, Dr. Christopher Bunn and nurse, Michelle Allen, for the wonderful care and support during the last few years.
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