Evelyn Marie Berkshire, 89, of Harrisonburg, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab, where she was a resident.
Ms. Berkshire was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in Masontown, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Emma Crowe Berkshire.
She was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church, serving as a Sunday and Bible School teacher to many youth. She also worked as a nurse's aide at hospitals and convalescent homes in Chambersburg, Pa., Milford, Del., Wauseon, Ohio, and Harrisonburg.
She retired from the housekeeping department of Eastern Mennonite University. She was an active resident of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community and attended Morning View Mennonite Church.
Surviving are a brother, Glen Berkshire and wife, Zona, of Harrisonburg.
She was preceded in death by sisters and brother, Grethel and husband, Lewis Campbell, Hazel and husband, Walter Campbell, Wendel and wife, Vivian Stewart, and Ferne and husband, Charles Shank.
Pastors Ric Gullman, Raleigh Rhodes and Daryl Driver will conduct a graveside service Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Dayton Mennonite Cemetery.
Pastor Ben Burks will conduct a memorial service Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Strite Auditorium of Crestwood in the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.
Family and friends may call anytime at the McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Good Samaritan Fund, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.