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Date published: 1/30/2014

Gloria D. Chestnut

Gloria Dean Chestnut, 80, of Fredericksburg passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends.

Mrs. Chestnut was born to the late Raymond and Peggy Anderson in Vimy Ridge, Ark. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg, where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of Mary Ball Women's Club and Monday Night Bridge Club. Mrs. Chestnut enjoyed playing tennis and spending time with family and friends. She was a retired schoolteacher with Stafford County schools, a docent at Belmont, Gari Melchers Home and Studio, and a "wench" at Rising Sun Tavern.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Dallas Chestnut; children Paula Chestnut, Kirk Chestnut, Kathy Baker and husband Mike and Philip Chestnut and wife Jennifer; sister-in-law Kaye Chestnut; former daughter-in-law Tracey Chestnut; and three grandchildren, Kelsey, Karri and Austin.

A service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Matthias United Methodist Church. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408; or to St. Matthias United Methodist Church, 426 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralservice.com.