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Rose Y. Oglesby Lightner

September 24, 2020

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Rose Y. Oglesby Lightner, 95, of Lynchburg went home to The Lord Thursday, September 24, 2020 with her family by her side at her daughter’s house.

Born March 16, 1925 in Lynchburg she was the daughter to the late Maurice and Rose Younger.

Rose was a lifelong member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She served as President of The Woman’s Club of Lynchburg, worked as a Librarian at Liberty High School, managed billing at Tom Jones Drugstore, and worked for Western Union during WWII in New York and California. She will be remembered as a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by both of her spouses; Willis Oglesby and John Lightner; two brothers, Dick and Mott Younger.

She is survived by her children, Rose O. Marsh, Christy Neas (Richard), Bill Oglesby, and Beth Moore (Jack); grandchildren, Saul Marsh (Joanne), Anna Marsh, Earl Neas (Angela), Michelle McGinnis (William), and Ethan Neas (Ashley Davis); Great grandchildren, Haley, Oliver, Colton, and Elizabeth; sister in law, Melinda Younger; Step children, Jim Lightner, Kathy Paris, Bill Lightner (Kathi), Linda Davis, and John’s daughter in law Patricia Lightner, and a host of other family members.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association: 3831 Old Forest Rd Suite 7, Lynchburg, VA 24504 or Holy Cross Catholic Church: 710 Clay St, Lynchburg, VA 24504. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Hills, English Meadows and Runk and Pratt Pearls of Life for their exceptional care.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church: 104 Walnut Hollow Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503 with Rev. Msgr. J. Kenneth Rush, Jr. officiating.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights is assisting the family.





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