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Mereta Elaine Kiracofe Landes

Bridgewater, Virginia

January 6, 1917 - June 27, 2021

Mereta Elaine Kiracofe Landes Obituary

Mereta Elaine Kiracofe Landes, 104, of Bridgewater, (formerly of Broadway) passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Bridgewater Home. She was born in Sangerville, VA on January 6, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Maud Alice (Phillips) Kiracofe and Charles Stuart Kiracofe, Sr.. Mereta graduated from Bridgewater High School. She was a homemaker, active in the Plains District Women's Club, her church community and was a super sales lady. She sold Avon for 62 years, sold rummage for her church, sold cars for Broadway Motors, and various other retail products. Mereta was an active member of First United Methodist Church, and was a lifetime member of United Methodist Women. Over her life, she survived two pandemics. She was united in marriage on March 28, 1937 to Brisco Marshall Landes, who preceded her in death on January 22, 1972. She is survived by her children, Hugh M. Landes and wife Norma of Bridgewater, Trudy Elaine Esparza and husband Vicente, of Idaho Falls, ID, and Rebecca Alice Herrera, of Idaho Falls, ID; her brother, Charles S. Kiracofe, Jr, and wife Nelsie, of Rockingham. She is also survived by ten granchildren, Martha Jackson, Mark Landes, Jeremy Landes, Stephanie Diehl, Kevin Craun, Amy Bowman, Dawn Martin, David Landes, Maria Davis, and Kara Lattimer; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Landes, and Jim Landes and daughter, Judy Craun; her brothers and sisters, Raymond Kiracofe, Lena Miller, Freda Miller, Helen Kiracofe, Henry Kiracofe, Miriam Plecker, and Janet Gordon. She will be missed, but she had finally gained her heavenly reward, she has yearned for years. A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Pruitt and and Rev. Yun Goo Kang officiating. A graveside services will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Sangerville at 3:00 PM on June 30, 2021. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 24, Broadway, VA 22815 or Cedar Hill Cemetery, 2488 North River Rd., Bridgewater, VA 22812.. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.

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Mereta Elaine Kiracofe Landes, 104, of Bridgewater, (formerly of Broadway) passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Bridgewater Home. She was born in Sangerville, VA on January 6, 1917, and was a daughter of the late Maud Alice (Phillips) Kiracofe and Charles Stuart Kiracofe, Sr.. Mereta graduated from Bridgewater High School. She was a homemaker, active in the Plains District Women's Club, her church community and was a super sales lady. She sold Avon for 62 years, sold rummage for her church, sold cars for Broadway Motors, and various other retail products. Mereta was an active member of First United Methodist Church, and was a lifetime member of United Methodist Women. Over her life, she survived two pandemics. She was united in marriage on March 28, 1937 to Brisco Marshall Landes, who preceded her in death on January 22, 1972. She is survived by her children, Hugh M. Landes and wife Norma of Bridgewater, Trudy Elaine Esparza and husband Vicente, of Idaho Falls, ID, and Rebecca Alice Herrera, of Idaho Falls, ID; her brother, Charles S. Kiracofe, Jr, and wife Nelsie, of Rockingham. She is also survived by ten granchildren, Martha Jackson, Mark Landes, Jeremy Landes, Stephanie Diehl, Kevin Craun, Amy Bowman, Dawn Martin, David Landes, Maria Davis, and Kara Lattimer; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jerry Landes, and Jim Landes and daughter, Judy Craun; her brothers and sisters, Raymond Kiracofe, Lena Miller, Freda Miller, Helen Kiracofe, Henry Kiracofe, Miriam Plecker, and Janet Gordon. She will be missed, but she had finally gained her heavenly reward, she has yearned for years. A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ed Pruitt and and Rev. Yun Goo Kang officiating. A graveside services will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Sangerville at 3:00 PM on June 30, 2021. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 24, Broadway, VA 22815 or Cedar Hill Cemetery, 2488 North River Rd., Bridgewater, VA 22812.. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.

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