OBITUARY

Annette Marie Via

July 27, 1937March 31, 2021
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Annette Marie (Aleshire) Via, 83, formerly of Midlothian, Virginia, passed away, with family by her side, on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at the Rucki Center for Hospice Care in Zephyrhills, Florida.

Mrs. Via was born on July 27, 1937 in Waynesboro, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Myron Dewey and Ruby Josephine (Dobbins) Aleshire. Her husband, Chester Monroe Via, preceded her in death on March 14, 2012. Mrs. Via was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted military wife who carried on as both her husband and son-in-law were sent to Vietnam and The Persian Gulf War, respectively. Mrs. Via was an avid collector of early American furniture and artifacts, loved gardening and always had a small dog by her side. Late in life, she became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Via is survived by her children, Michael Monroe Via, of Tampa, FL, Teresa Via Fuata and husband Benedict of Hilo, HI; her brother, Ausby Edward Aleshire of Waynesboro; her grandchildren, Alaina M. Fuata and husband Paul Wozniak and Alison G. Fuata; and her playful dog Pennie.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday April 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Augusta Memorial Park in Waynesboro, with Pastor Joe Shoop officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting:

https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions?pxfid=675765&fr_id=1060&pg=fund

Those wishing, may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Deborah Caldwell

April 10, 2021

I'm sorry for your loss. I have positive memories of Ann and the fun times we had together growing up in a terrific family. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you: Ausby, Mike, Teresa. Ben. Alana and husband and Alison and her fur baby. Prayers and peace for each of you. Deborah Garber Caldwell

Tricia Collins

April 7, 2021

I met the MOST EXTRAORDINARILY kind, loving, gentle, and peaceful soul the day I met Annette Via. She was someone that people should aspire to be! She taught me patience and humility. Annette and I worked together years ago and kept in touch. She was an example of a perfect "Lady". We should thank the Lord for letting the world borrow one of his angels.

Joyce Morris

April 5, 2021

I was sadden to hear the passing of my beautiful Aunt Ann. We did not spend enough time together. But, when we did, she always welcomed you with a big sweet smile and loving arms. She was so kind.

Mike and Teresa, I’m sorry I won’t be able to attend her memorial. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and God bless you.

Janie Warrick

April 5, 2021

Dear Michael and Teresa and your families,
I am so very sorry to hear of Annette’s passing!
She was a Longaberger Basket customer of mine for many years and we developed a very loving friendship. She was not only a friend to me but like a mother as well. She would lend me a shoulder to cry on when I was dealing with my special needs daughter seizures and other medical issues. We would also schedule time to go have lunch! She meant the world to me! I think about her kindness and her sweet smile and laugh almost daily! She was an angel here on earth for many, but especially me! RIP Annette, my love always!!
Jane Warrick
Chester, Virginia

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