Lillian Irene Lightner Bogan

November 20, 1923 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 97)

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Lillian Irene Lightner Bogan, 97, of Staunton, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at The Retreat of Fishersville.

Irene was born November 20, 1923, the daughter of the late Harry Robert Lightner, Sr. and the late Bessie Lee Cleek Lightner.

Irene graduated from Valley High School in Hot Springs, and completed her Licensed Practical Nurse training at Woodrow Wilson High School in Staunton.

She was twice a past Regent of the Sarah Murray Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Until recent years, Irene had been an elder and active member of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church of Fishersville, and was President of the Ladies of the Church. She enjoyed history, genealogy, and working outside in her garden and lawn.

Irene was the widow of Merle Warwick Bogan, her husband of almost 40 years.

She is survived by her three daughters, Ellen B. Woosley and her husband, Larry, Carolyn B. Heitzman and her husband, Gordon and Brenda B. Painter and her husband, Sam; eleven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; sister, Leta Brown Lightner Wimer and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church and where services will be held at 1:00pm.

Interment will private at Augusta Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.


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June 14, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church
30 Tinkling Spring Drive
Fishersville, Virginia 22939

Funeral Service
June 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church
30 Tinkling Spring Drive
Fishersville, Virginia 22939

Interment will be private

Augusta Memorial Park
1775 Goose Creek Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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