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Grace Lahman
(Died March 27, 2013)

Grace E. Lahman, 89

Grace Elizabeth Heatwole Lahman, 89, a resident of Dayton, passed away on March 27, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Lahman was born on March 15, 1924 in Dayton, Virginia and was the daughter of the late Calvin and Florence Beery Heatwole. She worked in the laundry department at Rockingham Memorial Hospital for ten years. She was also a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was a member of the Rawley Springs Mennonite Church. On March 14, 1946, she married Roy H. Lahman who preceded her in death on November 4, 2010. Surviving are four children, Mary Grace Mallow and husband Larry of Harrisonburg; Dewitt Lahman and wife Bonnie of Broadway; Jonas Lahman and wife Grace of Weyers Cave; Nellie Sonifrank and husband Linden of Dayton; two brothers, Joseph N. Heatwole of Timberville and Paul S. Heatwole of Dayton; nine grandchildren, Cinde Rodes, Lois Martin, Rebecca Pletcher, Cecil Sonifrank, Dean Sonifrank, Patricia Beery, Grace Glenn, Kendall Lahman, Sherman Lahman and eighteen great grandchildren. Ivan Nolt, Robert Mallow, Paul Reed, and Peter Hartzler will conduct a funeral service at the Bank Mennonite Church on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Bank Cemetery. The body will be taken to the home at 5814 Gray Squirrel Lane, Dayton, where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Thursday, and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday. The family will receive friends at the Bank Mennonite Church on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rawley Springs Mennonite Church, in c/o Peter Hartzler, 2886 Slab Road, Dayton, Virginia 22821. Online condolences may be made to the family at