Age 87, Elkton, Va.
Emma Orell Shifflett, 87, of Elkton, Va. passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at her home with her daughter by her side. She was born February 23, 1934 in Rockingham County to the late Walter Whitley and Virgie Mary Shifflett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Mary Lee Hensley and Lydia A. Myers; brother, Edgar E. Shifflett.
Emma worked as an inspector for the Genie Company in Shenandoah for many years. She was a member of St. Stephens the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Rocky Bar. She was blessed to be a breast cancer survivor. She enjoyed reading novels, and elephant figurines. She was also a Tupperware consultant.
She is survived by daughter, Melinda Houle and her dog “Onyx”; brother, James Shifflett and wife, Frances of Elkton and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held 11:30, Friday, January 14, 2022 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville with the Rev. Laura Lockey officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg