Virginia Louise Via Burch, 66, of 1526 Kenmar Drive, Martinsville, Va., died Sunday, February 22, 2009, in Fredericksburg, Va. Born on October 3, 1942 in Martinsville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Woodson Via and Edith Hanby Via. Mrs. Burch received an Associate Degree in nursing and was a Registered Nurse. She was a member of Chatham Heights United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Reverend Edwin Gayle Burch, of the home; three daughters, Anne Winston Millehan, of Roanoke, Va., Katherine Fuller Burch, of Martinsville, Va. and Sallie Ruth Johnakin, of Chesterfield, Mich.; two sisters, Joyce Anderson, of Port Townsend, Wash. and Bennie Ruth Evans, of Hickory, N.C.; one brother, Charles Via, of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren, Chris Millehan, Patrick Millehan, Anne Catherine Johnakin and Virginia Gale Johnakin. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Norris Funeral Services Chapel with the Reverend Bruce Tuttle and the Reverend Ron Mateer officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Norris Funeral Services and other times at the home. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Martinsville, Va. is serving the Burch family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
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Published in Roanoke Times on Feb. 25, 2009