Linda Elizabeth Monger Rimel

Linda Elizabeth Monger Rimel

Age 78, Shenandoah, Va.

Linda Elizabeth Monger Rimel, 78, of Shenandoah, passed away February 14, 2023 at her home surrounded by and wrapped in the love of her family. She was born January 9, 1945 in Harrisonburg, Virginia to the late Guy Everette Monger Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth (Ferrell) McAlister.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Shifflett (Lebert); brother, Bruce Monger.

She attended Mt. Olive Brethren Church in McGaheysville. Linda loved going up on the mountain, she loved the beach but was always ready to come back home to her mountains. Linda enjoyed sewing, crafting and was an excellent baker, known for her apple pies. She loved music, road trips and good food, but she loved her family the most.

She is survived by her loving husband, Nelson Owen Rimel, who she was married to for 60 years. They affectionately referred to each other as “sweetie heart.” She is also survived by daughters, Lori Rimel Herndon and husband, Kenny, Kathy Rimel, Amy Rimel Raynes and husband, Eddie, Nicole Rimel and husband, Jeremi; grandchildren, Megan Hensley, Stone Sampson, Morgan Raynes, Lily Raynes, Raya Bliss; great-grandchild, Letty Sampson, and her beloved dog, “Kamy”; brother, Guy Monger Jr. (Debbie), Jerry Monger (Janice); sisters, Shirley Turner (William), Sheila Bacon Johnson, Vickie Harman (Wayne), Lisa McAlister (Terry), Gail Monger, Brenda Hensley.

A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2023 at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Pastor Fred Miller officiating. Burial to follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2023 at the funeral home.

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