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Louise

Curfman

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January 17, 2013

LOUISE CURFMAN Louise Van Lear Curfman, 99, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, in The Woodlands Nursing Home at Clifton Forge. Mrs. Curfman was born May 15, 1913, in Covington a daughter of the late Harry P. and Katharine Wood Van Lear. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank W. Van Lear, H.P. Van Lear, Jr., and Hunter Y. Van Lear and their wives. She was raised in Lynchburg and graduated from the Farmville Female Seminary (now Longwood University) in 1934. During World War II, she worked at the Lynchburg Foundry making parts for the U. S. Military effort. In 1934, she came to Covington to teach at Covington High School where she met and married W. R. Curfman. For many years she taught science, math and algebra at the school until her retirement in 1975. She was a longtime active member of Covington Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and on the Flower Committee. She was active in the community with the Covington Womans Club, the Mountain River Garden Club and as a Board Member of the Charles P. Jones Memorial Library. In 1989, she moved to Canterbury Court Retirement Community in Atlanta where she lived until 1998. Since then she had lived in Richmond and Staunton before moving to The Woodlands in 2007 where she was loved and cared for by the staff in a special way. She had a good and full life, having traveled throughout the United States, to Mexico, Europe and the Far East. She enjoyed two river raft trips on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon shooting rapids, sleeping on the ground, seeing the sights and thoroughly enjoying the adventure. Her hobbies included gardening, raising orchids, ceramics and flower arranging. Surviving are her Daughter, Katharine "Kappy" Foster and her Husband, John, Jr., of Staunton; her Son, W.R."Buzz"Curfman, Jr.; four grandchildren, Katharine Foster of Richmond; W.R. "Russ" Curfman, III, of Hamilton; Elizabeth Money and her husband, Bruce, of Frisco, Texas, and John F. Foster, III, and his wife, Rebekah, of Lewisburg, WV; five great grandchildren, Gene R. Bryson, II, Georgia Anne Foster, John F. Foster, IV, Ashley Lynn Money, and Troy Michael Money; one nephew, Steve Van Lear and three nieces, Kate Van Lear, Elizabeth Van Lear and Betty Van Lear Willis. In accordance with her wishes, her body has been cremated. Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park. Memorial Information The family suggest that donations in Mrs. Curfman's name be made to the Flower Fund Committee; Covington Baptist Church; 280 W. Riverside Ave.; Covington, VA 24426.
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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