Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 7, 2014

Rainelle Midkiff

LASHMEET — Rainelle Midkiff, 83, of Lashmeet, went home to live with Jesus on Friday, April 4, 2014 at her home. Born April 26, 1930 at Springton, she was the daughter of the late George B. Shrewsbury and Cary Huffman Shrewsbury.

Mrs. Midkiff was a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Midkiff in 1987; two sons, Harless Midkiff and Ronald Midkiff; two granddaughters, Carrie Perdue and Robyn Scott; six brothers, Robert Shrewsbury, Theodore Shrewsbury, Cephas Shrewsbury, Basil Shrewsbury, Ivan Shrewsbury and Amos Shrewsbury; and two sisters, Mary Morrison and Juanita Reynolds.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Midkiff and his wife Kay of Lashmeet; four daughters, Deborah Snider and her husband Donald of Princeton, Connie Phillips and her husband Tom of Sawsville, Shelia Skeens and her husband Ronald of Peterstown and Charmaine Stables and her husband Jimmy of Lashmeet; seven grandchildren, Eric Midkiff, Heidie Wells, Christopher Perdue, Julia Thomason, Teresa May, Jennifer Midkiff and Amber Midkiff; five great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Patsy Midkiff of Texas.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton with the Rev. Gary Raulerson officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton.

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