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Date published: 7/17/2014

Jeanette H. Yarus

Marion Jeanette Humphrey Yarus, 93, of Dahlgren passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014, at her home.

Jeanette was born on May 17, 1921, in Prices Forks, Blacksburg, to Harry and Lake Humphrey. She married Howard Valentine Yarus in 1948 in Pulaski. They were happily married for 65 years.

Jeanette grew up in Virginia. She graduated from Blacksburg High School and attended Radford University. She worked as a medical technician at Southside Community Hospital, in Farmville, Arlington Community Hospital and the Bloodbank at Southside Hospital in Farmville.

She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in King George.

After retirement, she organized and volunteered with Boys and Girls Scouts, King George Cancer Unit, Rappahannock Hospice-in-motion, American Red Cross and the Republican Party. In 1980, along with her husband, she started the King George Opp Shop, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Howard V. Yarus; children Stephen Yarus of Richmond, Joan Yarus of Fredericksburg and Harvey Yarus and his wife, Laura, of King George County; four grandchildren, Karla Perry and husband Joseph of Virginia Beach, Brooke Shambley and husband James of Naples, Italy, and Charles Yarus and Maura Yarus Rawlette and husband Drexel, all of King George; two great-grandchildren, Devin Rawlette and Josiah Shambley; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Jessín Bacon of Richmond and Anthony Bacon of Texas; four sisters, Elaine Petersen of Mount Vernon, Catherine Humphrey of Pulaski, Sabra Rupe and husband Theron of Vienna and Louise Deml and husband John of Northport, Long Island, N.Y.; and brother-in-law Herbert Yarus and wife Alice of Montana.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Harry Byrd Humphrey.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, at Peace Lutheran Church.

There will be a private interment in Quantico National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 5590 King's Highway, King George, VA 22485.

Please sign the online guest book at nashand slawfh.com.