Published on Monday, October 06, 2008 05:02
Written by NRVNews
Viola Bracken Shomo, of Pearisburg, Va., died of natural causes Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Pulaski Health and Rehab. Mrs. Shomo was born on June 28, 1913, in Kanawha County, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Rev. Robert and Augusta Hemmings Bracken. Beside her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis D. Shomo, one brother, Charles Bracken, six sisters, Naomi Bracken, Betty Dunn, Anne Maxwell, Marietta Francis, Faye Hutsenpillar and Eloise Kite. Mrs. Shomo was a 50-year resident of the Fort Branch area of Pearisburg, an active member of the Pearisburg Presbyterian Church and a well-loved and respected friend and neighbor. She is survived by her sons and their families, Ron and Ruth Shomo, of Dover, Del., Bill and Jan Shomo, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Chuck and Barbara Shomo, of Pulaski; and one brother, Bob Bracken, of Pembroke. Her gentle ways and kind heart will live on in the memories of five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. October 8, 2008 at the Givens Funeral Chapel in Pearisburg with the Rev. Shirley M. Larson and the Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Givens Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday before the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pearisburg Presbyterian Church or Pulaski First United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be sent to the family at givensfuneralhome.com.