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September 14, 2023

Leona Broughman Wilhelm

Leona Broughman Wilhelm, age 86, of Covington, died Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Highland House in Clifton Forge, VA.

Leona was born April 16, 1937, in Clifton Forge, VA and was preceded in death by her parents the late Claudine Simmons Gooch and Thomas L. Broughman; her husband Samuel J. Wilhelm; an infant son, Marshall J. Wilhelm; a brother, Bobby L. Broughman; and a stepbrother, John E. Holston, Sr.

Ms. Wilhelm worked as a medical secretary at Lewis Gale Hospital Alleghany. She also was a Sunday School teacher at Emory UMC, member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Moose Lodge, Rebecca’s Lodge, and recording secretary for the Union at Lewis Gale Alleghany Hospital.  She was a lifelong member of Temple Baptist Church.

Ms. Wilhelm is survived by three daughters: Teresa Wilhelm of Waynesboro, Karen (Paul) Graham of Covington and Bridget Wilhelm of Clifton Forge; three granddaughters; Sara (Chris) Kagarise of Roanoke, Jamie Graham of Covington, Katie (Tyler) Gibson of Clifton Forge; two great grandchildren, Easton and Riley Gibson; one sister, Emily Brown of Seaford, VA. and several nieces and nephews, and Cooper.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William M. Hartsfield officiating. 

The intermant will be at Alleghany Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alleghany County Humane Society, 9313 Rich Patch Rd, Covington, VA 24426 in Ms. Leona Wilhelm’s name.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Arritt Funeral Home.

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Final Resting Place: 

Alleghany Memorial Park



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