Age 93, Elkton, Va.
Mary Betty Hensley Shifflett, 93, of Elkton, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Sunnyside Retirement Community. She was born on March 3, 1930 in Rockingham County to the late Virginia “Jennie” Hensley Knight. She was married to the late Amos L. Shifflett.
She was a member of the Elkton Pentecostal Church. She spent many years serving as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher, as well as directing church plays. Mary dedicated time to visiting those who were sick and shut-in, churches, and nursing homes. She had cherished memories of singing with her husband and spending time with her family.
Mary is survived by her sons, Ronald Ray Shifflett and wife, Kathy of Elkton, Edward Lee Shifflett and wife, Gail of Elkton, Vincent Eugene Shifflett of Shenandoah; daughter-in-law, Denise of Harriston; brothers, Johnny Knight of Elkton, Wayne Knight and wife, Debbie of Shenandoah, Roger Knight and wife, Donna of McGaheysville, Randall Knight and wife, Vickie of Elkton; sister, Joyce Crawford of Rocky Bar; special friend, Liz; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Harold Gene Shifflett; sister-in-law, Nancy Knight; brothers, Leon “Dickie” Knight, Leroy Knight and wife, Patsy; and brother-in-law Odell Crawford.
The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, May 22, 2023 at Elkton Pentecostal Church in Elkton.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Elkton Pentecostal Church with Pastors Carter Dean, Eddie Byers, and Jeff Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Elk Run Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton, Va.
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