Danila Brooks Wiers

May 24, 1920April 11, 2018

Danila Brooks Wiers, 97, a resident of Harrisonburg passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1920 in Newport, TN, and was the daughter of the late Homer and Glennie Harper Brooks. Danila was a school teacher in her early years. She was a member of Valley Church of Christ in Harrisonburg. She loved to bowl and bowled in two bowling leagues until age 92. She enjoyed gardening, reading and being with her family including her grand dog. On May 10, 1949 she married Donald James Wiers, who preceded her in death on November 6, 1986. She is survived by a son, Donald Homer Wiers and wife, Paula, of Enola, PA; a daughter, Diana Simmons and husband, Richard, of Harrisonburg; a granddaughter, Natasha Simmons of Harrisonburg; and a grand dog, Zeke; a sister-in-law, Ruth Brooks; numerous nieces and nephews who reside in Tennessee; two special friends, Janie Dean and Judy Falls; and In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. The family will gather at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Woodbine Cemetery in Harrisonburg and a graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, with Pastor David Burch officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Vision of Hope United Methodist Church Building Fund or Missions, 1723 Port Republic Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Avante at Harrisonburg Nursing Home for the excellent care they provided Danila during her stay. Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Donald Homer Weirs, Son
  • Paula Weirs, Daughter-in-law
  • Diana Simmons, Daughter
  • Richard Simmons, Son-in-law
  • Natasha Simmons, Granddaughter
  • Zeke -, Grand Dog
  • Ruth Brooks, Sister-in-law
  • A Number Of, Nieces & Nephews
  • Janie Dean, Special Friend
  • Judy Falls, Special Friend
  • Donald James Wiers, Husband
  • Glennie Harper Brooks, Mother
  • Homer Brooks, Father
  • Two Brothers & Two Sisters, Brothers & Sisters

  • Vision of Hope United Methodist Church


  • Family Gathering Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Dana Getz

April 13, 2018

We absolutely adored Danila!! She was such a sweet gentle lady. We will definitely miss her!

Priscilla Aldrow

April 12, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of Danila's passing. After my husband passed, Willard Aldrow who lived in the same hall, I continued to visit. I always stopped to see how she was doing. My friend even got to play bingo with her and Danila won. She was such a sweet, precious lady. I will miss her. I know my friend Millie Compton does. I pray the peace that passes all understanding over her family and loved ones. God bless you all!

Dale and Faye Minton

April 12, 2018

We always loved to see Mrs. Danila and her beautiful smile at church or anywhere else. She was a wonderful friend and sister in Christ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Denise Allen

April 12, 2018

She was a wonderful lady & I enjoyed caring for her. Thinking of you & your family.

Brendea Haas

April 12, 2018

Diana and Richard,
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She lived a good long life and I see she loved Natasha. And, of course, she obviously loved animals.

I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but judging by her sweet daughter, she would have been ok in my book...

Thinking of you all at this time... Remember the best times and get peace from those memories.

Brenda Haas

Paula Wiers

April 11, 2018