October 1, 1927 – January 24, 2018
Leona Mae (Harlow) Critzer, 90, of Afton passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Born October 1, 1927 in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of the late Joseph B. and Myrtle (Humphreys) Harlow. Leona was a member of Rodes United Methodist Church, Afton. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billie L. Critzer; an infant daughter, Sandra Faye Critzer; and her brothers, Joe, Jr., Robert, James and George Harlow. Survivors include her two children, Connie Critzer of Afton and Billy Critzer of Afton; sister, Jean Richardson of Powhatan, Va; brothers, Harry Harlow of Waynesboro and Dennis Harlow and wife, Sun of Fort Walton Beach, FL; sisters-in-law, Ellen Harlow of Elkton, Va, Hilda Harlow of Saarburg, Germany, Emma Harlow of Sandston, Va and Effie Critzer of Afton; special friend and devoted hairdresser, Sharon Morris; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Rodes United Methodist Church, 286 Avon Road, Afton, with the Rev. Lowell Petry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from one hour prior to the service at the church. Active pallbearers will be William Napier, Matt Hoffman, Matthew Hoffman, Trenton Hoffman, Joey Sheffield and Bob Fox. The family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to the staff of Hospice of the Shenandoah, especially Cheri, for the love and care shown to their mom. Those desiring may make donations in Leona’s memory to Augusta Health Foundation, c/o Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 1000, Fishersville, VA 22939 or the Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County, 29 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com
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