Age 81, Mount Sidney, Va.
Shirley Faye Knott Bottenfield died peacefully on September 20, 2022 at her home in Mount Sidney, VA. Born on July 30, 1941 in Rileyville, Page County, VA, Shirley was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Knott and Essie Mae Nicholson Knott.
Shirley was well-known as a friend to all and worked for many years as the Head Housekeeper at the Quality Inn New Market, VA. She also worked for several years near the end of her career at Perdue in Bridgewater, VA retiring in 1997. Lastly she was co-owner of R&S Trucking based in Mount Sidney, VA. Shirley was especially loved for her caring touch and wonderfully delicious baked goods.
Shirley was preceded in death by three sisters: Artie Mae Knott Wells, Martie Lou Knott Cornell, and Mary Francis Knott Bochniak.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband Robert D. Bottenfield of Mount Sidney, VA; three siblings: Marvin Knott (Dama) of New Market, VA, Emma Marie Knott DiGirolamo of Edgewater, MD, and Beulah Mae Knott Dovel (Charles) of Luray, VA; five sons from her previous marriage to Richard L. Runion: Richard L. Runion II of Fallon, NV, Kevin P. Runion (Catherine) of Atlanta, GA, Philip S. Runion (Jodi) of Live Oak, FL, Damon A. Runion (Aki) of San Antonio, TX, and John V. Runion of Reston, VA; two step-children: Lisa Bottenfield Harris of Front Royal, VA and Robert D. Bottenfield, Jr. of Harrisonburg, VA. Eleven grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service for Shirley will be held at Johnson Funeral Cremation Service, Bridgewater, VA at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 23, 2022, with Timothy Hoover officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, 3289 Spotswood Trail, Harrisonburg, VA.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 at the Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater.
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