Louise Rudasill O'Bannon

January 12, 1925September 29, 2012

Louise Menefee Rudasill O’Bannon, 87, of Woodville, VA, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012. She was born January 12, 1925, to the late Robert Luther Rudasill and Marie Elizabeth Bruce Johnson of Woodville, VA. Louise attended Madison College and Richmond Professional Institute where she received a B.S. in Nursing. In 1946, she graduated from Stuart Circle Hospital School of Nursing; was an R.N. at Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal as well as Culpeper Memorial Hospital; taught pre-clinical nursing for fifteen years at Piedmont Technical School in Culpeper; was a lifelong member of the Woodville Baptist Church. Louise cared for a lot of people and she will be missed by them. She was well respected and loved. She is survived by four children, John M. O’Bannon III, Robert H. O’Bannon, Elizabeth O. Scott and Martha L. O’Bannon-Hitt, five grandchildren; John H. O’Bannon, Virginia O. Deasy, Andrew H. O’Bannon, Jason M. O’Bannon and Katie A. O’Bannon, four great-grandchildren; Cecelia A. Deasy, Margaret L. Deasy, John P. Deasy and Michael L. Deasy, one sister, Mary R. Pankey of State College, PA, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Maurice O’Bannon, farmer, orchardist, and gift shop owner, and one sister, Jane R. Hopkins. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2012, in the Woodville Baptist Church with interment to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Woodville, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Nursing Scholarship Fund of Germanna Community College, 2130 Germanna Hwy., Locust Grove, VA 22508. Online condolences may be offered by visiting The family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Interment to follow service Friday, October 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 5, 2012

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Michelle Wright

October 24, 2012

Martha and family, We will miss your mom. We are thinking of you during this time of sorrow.

Joseph Servideo

October 12, 2012

John and family,

John, it was so good to see your mom after so many years. Sorry it was in the ER, but she looked really good then. My prayers are with you and your family.

Joe Servideo

Arlene Coppage

October 9, 2012

I will always remember Mrs. Obannon's leadership and Friendship when I taught in the Piedmont Program.She was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jimmie and Frances Dodson

October 8, 2012

To Martha Lou and all,my deepest sympathy to your family for your loss of a special lady. My memories most of Mr. and Mrs.O'Bannon was every Sunday the Harris grandchildren were taken to church by these two great people.I always remember Mr.O'Bannon saying lets roll in,speaking of his station wagon.Mrs.O'Bannon treated us just like we were her own children.She will truely be miss.

October 7, 2012

Mr. Linton B. Hudson

Peter Mocarski

October 5, 2012

My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your Mother.

C G Thornhill

October 4, 2012

John, Bobby, Beth and Martha Lou
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. It seems that it was just a short time ago that we all were in school together. I know that God has blessed all of you by allowing her to be with you these many years. Please know that all of my family extends their prayers to you in this time of grief. May God Bless Each of You

Jeff & Theresa Light

October 4, 2012

Our lives have been enriched by the life of Louise O'Bannon. Her love and concern for her family and friends and this Woodville community is a lasting legacy. A thoroughly respectable woman - She lived her life according to the Lord's pattern:

"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."
Proverbs 31:10-31

The Lord bless you all as you wait for the blessed reunion in Heaven.


Jeff & Theresa

October 3, 2012

Our prayers are with you John and Pat in time of grief.As St Augustine said-
the solution to the problem of grief is to love what can't be lost:love God and your mom in God.
Janice & David Whitehead

October 3, 2012

Peter Newman