July 9, 1940 - April 9, 2019
Ellen "Toots" Widener, 78, of Damascus, VA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. She was a life long resident of Damascus, VA born on July 9, 1940, a daughter of Virginia Clementine Evans and the late William Keith Evans of Damascus, VA. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Allen Widener. She was known as a hard working farm girl where she grew up on her family farm in Damascus, VA. She also worked at and enjoyed her Food City, Abingdon, VA family. She was everyone's mom and mamaw. Toots enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching westerns, and loved John Deere tractors. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, William Allen Widener of Damascus, VA; three grandchildren, Chasity Craft and her husband, Christian, of Richmond, VA, Danielle Drake and her husband, Nathan, of Sierra Vista, AZ, and Jarryd Widener of Damascus, VA; six grandchildren, Carter Craft, Cate Craft, Lauren Drake, Caroline Drake, Morgan Widener, and Jonathen Widener; two brothers, Eddie Evans and Bill Evans both of Damascus, VA; three nieces, Marty Helton, Margie Evans, and Teresa Musser; and two nephews, Chris Evans and Mike Criddle. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Garrett Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm Sunday in the Riverview Chapel at Garrett Funeral Home with Pastor David Griffin officiating. The committal service and interment will be private at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences for the family may be sent and viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com. Mrs. Widener and her family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236; ph.#: (276) 475-3631.
Ellen "Toots" Widener, 78, of Damascus, VA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA. She was a life long resident of Damascus, VA born on July 9, 1940, a daughter of Virginia... View Obituary & Service Information
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