Myrtle Frances Bussard, 85, of Bacova passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Highland House in Clifton Forge. She was born March 29, 1931 in Mustoe a daughter of the late Orvie Mustoe and Carrie Myrtle (Carpenter) Doyle.
Mrs. Bussard was a member of Valley Bethel Church of the Brethren. For over 20 years, she was a sales manager at Bacova Guild. Her true love was for animals, especially her cats. She will be remembered for her cooking for you never left her house hungry.
On August 19, 1948, she married Roy Curtis Bussard, who preceded her in death on March 11, 2001. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Wendell H. Doyle, Arnold B. Doyle, Sr., Allene L. Campbell, Della Doyle and Alice Doyle.
Surviving family members include her daughters, Brenda Plaugher and husband, Rick of Staunton, Donna Rodgers and husband, Davis of Covington, Kathy Strasser and husband, Jeffrey of Mitchelltown and Penny Stewart and husband, Jesse of Keswick; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; as well as her sister-in-law, Doris Doyle and brother-in-law, Emmett Campbell, both of Waynesboro and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Pastor Steve Shaver officiating. Burial will follow in Big Valley Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jon Rodgers, Daniel Strasser, Justin Peery, Jerry Campbell, Jeffrey Strasser and Davis Rodgers.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Big Valley Cemetery, c/o Vesta Ruckman, 7247 Big Valley Rd, Bolar, VA 24484.