Ruth Kathaleen Dunn Myrtle

April 28, 1929March 1, 2013

Greenville: Ruth Kathaleen (Dunn) Myrtle, 83, of Greenville, died on Friday March 1, 2013. Mrs. Myrtle was born on April 28, 1929 in Leesport, PA and was a daughter of the late Russell and Myrtle B. Dunn. She retired from DuPont in Waynesboro, where she worked for 25 years. She had a green thumb and loved to garden. She is survived by three children, Kaye M. Lawrence of Greenville, VA, Rita M. Handley and husband Richard of Stuarts Draft, Rick W. Myrtle and wife Pam of Apex, NC; grandchildren, Jeremy Lawrence and wife Amanda and their children, Chase, Trevor and Olivia of Georgia, Greg Myrtle of Norfolk, Geoffrey Myrtle of Durham, NC, Kathaleen (Katey) Handley Carr and husband Bent-Lee of Blacksburg. She is also survived by a brother, R. Kenneth Dunn, a sister, Glenna Rae Cash, both of Waynesboro, many nieces, nephews, cousins and a number of devoted lifelong friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and his wife, Gene Earl and Jean Dunn, beloved son-in-law, Gary W. Lawrence and five siblings that died in infancy. The family will receive friends on Sunday March 3, 2013 from 6 until 8 pm at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted by her nephew, Pastor Mark D. Dunn at 2 PM Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately at Riverview Cemetery on Tuesday. Active Pallbearers for the service will be her grandsons and nephews. Honorary Pallbearers will be friends and other family members attending the service. Friends and family may also visit the home of her daughter, Kaye Lawrence, 2640 Cold Springs Road, Greenville, VA 24440. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 937, Verona, VA 24482; or to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation – Blue Ridge Chapter, P.O. Box 321, Fishersville, VA 22939. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 4, 2013

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March 7, 2013

Kaye and Rita,

I was surprised to hear of your mother's passing. I am so glad I got to know your mother and see her this past month. I will have fond memories of her. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.

Love, Liz Hayes

March 5, 2013

I notice my name is not included with the message starting "I can still see your mother..." Thank you...Kaye Foster

March 4, 2013

I've lost track of most of my cousins since we left Waynesboro in 1080. Just found out about ruth's passage to Heaven. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kenneth, Glenna Ray and Ruth's family.
First Cousin
Walt (Buddy) Thompson


March 4, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

March 4, 2013

I can still see your mother pulling up at your grandmother's house to go in and visit with her. I am so sorry for your loss. No one will ever lovc you like your mother. My deepest sympathy to your family.

Sandy Grandiq

March 3, 2013

Prayers of peace for each of you.

Sandy Grandi

Ada Henkel

March 3, 2013

Rita and Family,
You have our deepest sympathy during these difficult days. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

March 3, 2013

Rita, sorry for your loss, prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
Dot Burford, Stuarts Draft VA

laurie adams

March 3, 2013

Rita, all our thoughts and prayers for you and your family during your loss..The Adams'

Sue Moore

March 2, 2013

Kay my heart goes out to you, in the loss of your mother I realize this has been alot on you, but you were always there. Angels in heaven were watching you and the care that you gave to your mother. No words can comfort you, only your heart can. God Bless, Sue