MaryEllen E. Deavers, 88

OCT. 4, 1923-JUNE 9, 2012

June 10, 2012

MaryEllen Elizabeth Jones Deavers, 88, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Oak Lea Nursing Home.

She was born in Hagerstown, Md., on Oct. 4, 1923, and was the daughter of the late Edward Samuel and Catherine Elizabeth Oliver Jones.

MaryEllen graduated from Hagerstown High School and the Rockingham Memorial School of Nursing.

She retired in 1984 from nursing. During World War II, she served in the Army Nurse Corps.

She was also a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

On March 29, 1944, she married Weldon B. Deavers, who preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1975.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel Wayne Deavers and wife, Ann, of Criders, and Steven Michael Deavers and wife, Cheryl, of New Hope; one daughter, Linda Lee Holman and husband, Richard, of Monterey; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church in her memory.


A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Detwiler Auditorium at VMRC. Burial will be private.

Lindsey Funeral Homes and Crematory is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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