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Gertrude Elva Rauth

January 5, 1926April 5, 2021

Gertrude Elva Rauth, 95, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William Adolph "Pop-Pop". Gertie, called “Namar” by her grandchildren, is survived by her dear sister Catherine "Catsy" Dellinger; her daughters Dianne Rauth Sheehan, Barbara Rauth McCall, and Susan Gayle Rauth; grandchildren Jennifer, Gary, Jr, Brendan, Meghan and Devin; five great grandchildren; and extended family, nieces and nephews.

Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Gertie was a graduate of Washington & Lee High School and spent her first 75 years in Northern Virginia prior to relocating to Richmond. She was known to family and friends as a sharp, independent and resourceful woman who shared her strength with others.

A private family graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, April 10, at Columbia Gardens Cemetery at 3411 Arlington Blvd. A private family viewing will take place at 12:30 pm at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice of Richmond, Virginia, or the charity of your choice.

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    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Laurie Sheehan

April 9, 2021

Wishing so much we could all be there to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Namar the Invincible. Lots of love coming to the whole family from Laurie, Connor, Hayden & Brendan.

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