LEWISTOWN - Virginia P. Earnest, 96, of Lewistown, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.
Born on Jan. 26, 1918, in Enola, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Frances A. (Schilt) Benner.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Immel, stepfather, Russell Wagner, and sisters, Beatrice Benner and Renna Smith.
Virginia is survived by: sons, Larry Earnest and wife, Cheryl, of Siglerville, and Keith Earnest, of Lewistown; four grandchildren whom she helped to raise, Holly Everly, Jeremy Earnest, Jennifer Brossman, and Brandy McCardle; eight grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchi ld.
She was a member of Calvary Bible Church.
Virginia's family meant the world to her and she always put her family first.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Pastor Barb Mannino officiating.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the funeral home.
Interment will take place in Juniata Memorial Park.
Memorial donations in Virginia's name may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 100 Calvary Lane, Lewistown, PA 17044.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefuneralhome.com.