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Virginia A Cantner 1936-2024 – Franklin County Free Press

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Virginia A Cantner, 87, of Needmore, PA, passed away Friday, April 19, 2024 at her residence.

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Virginia A Cantner

Virginia was born July 11, 1936 in Needmore, PA, the daughter of the late Mildred N. (Brady) and C. Lester Gordon.

She was the widow of Ralph E. Cantner, whom she married on October 13, 1979. He preceded her in death on September 10, 1993.

She worked at London Fog in Hancock, MD as a seamstress before becoming a supervisor. She held that position for many years before the factory closed. She later worked at Hardee’s in Hancock, MD, which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was a member of the Warfordsburg United Methodist Church and the Fulton County Quilt Club.

Virginia enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. She also loved working on jigsaw puzzles and from fall to spring she had puzzles on her dining room table for visitors to help her finish. She will be remembered as a very kind and loving lady who was strong and independent yet never had a bad word to say about anyone.

She is survived by her daughters Paula J. (companion of Jack Miller) Shives, of Needmore, PA, Trudy K. (wife of Dale) Exline, of Hancock, MD, son Lester A. “Les” Smith, of Hagerstown, MD, sisters Shirley Gordon, of Martinsburg, WV and Charlene Gordon, of McConnellsburg, PA. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Matt (husband of Anita) Shives of Needmore, PA, Ty (husband of Sandy) Exline of Berkeley Springs, WV, Ryan (companion of Misty Stotler) Exline of Hancock, MD, eleven great-grandchildren; Marina, Cassie, Mikayla, Reganne, Travis, Remi, Olivia, Weston, Hunter, Autumn, Boe and two great-grandchildren Everly and Graysen.

She was preceded in death by a brother Merill Gordon, a sister Mary Mellott, son-in-law Bill Shives and great-great-granddaughter Avery Meck.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc.McConnellsburg, PA.

Funeral services will be held at the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc.McConnellsburg, PA, at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 26, 2024 with Pastor Frank Kocek and Pastor Rick Noll officiating.

There will also be an hour-long visitation prior to the service on Friday.

The funeral will take place at Antioch Christian Cemetery Big Cove Tannery, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the foundation Fulton County Library 227 North First Street McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or here onlineor the Fulton County Quilt Club c/o Jan Steele 206 Pyle Drive McConnellsburg, PA 17238.

Agreements were made by the Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc.McConnellsburg, PA.

Online condolences may be expressed on the funeral home’s website.

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