My great-grandmother,
Bertie Mae Rhodes Hosaflook.
Photo taken in the 1940’s

The funeral card was inside the memory book for Bertie Mae that was given to me by my maternal grandparents.  Also contained in the book were the pages of those that attended the funeral, flower cards, and a clipping of the following obituary that was published in the Daily News Record, on Thursday, 4 January 1968.[1]

Mrs. Hosaflook
Bertie Mae Hosaflook, 83, of
Mt. Solon died Wednesday
afternoon at an Alexandria
nursing home.
   Mrs. Hosaflook had been in
failing health for two years and
was seriously ill eight weeks.
She had been in the nursing
home 18 months.
   She was the daughter of the
late Levi and Dorcas Simmers
Rhodes and was born Oct. 3,
1884 at Linville.  She moved to
Mt. Solon in 1918 and was a
member of the Mt. Zion Evan-
gelical United Brethren Church.
   In September of 1903, she
married Harry Holt Hosaflook,
who died in February of 1962.
   Surviving are six sons,
Raymond R., Olin N. and Harold
H. Hosaflook, all of Mt. Solon,
Meryl H. Hosaflook of Broad-
way, Warren C. Hosaflook of
Springfield and JosephM. Hosa-
flook of Arlington; three daught-
er[s], Mrs. Mary Leach of Silver
Spring, Md. and Mrs. Nora Arey
of Bridgewater [Mrs. Bessie Mae Ragan not mentioned]; a sister, Mrs.
Sallie Taylor of Linville; 21
grandchildren, and 16 great-
    The funeral will be conducted
2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion
EUB Church by the Rev.
Raymond Campbell and the
Rev. Arthur Pilgrim.  Burial will
be in Emanuel Church Ceme-
    Grandsons who will be pall-
bearers are Dewitt, Eddie Ray,
Nelson, Roger, Edsel and Harold
Hosaflook Jr.
    The body is at the W. L.
Rosenberger Funeral Home in
Bridgewater where the family
will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Fri-
day.  Relatives will meet at the
funeral home 1:30 p.m. Sat-

[1] Bertie Mae Rhodes funeral memory book, Hosaflook Family Collection; privately held by Barry L Kline Jr., [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Annandale, Virginia, 2013.  Memory book contains signatures of those in attendance, flower cards, funeral card and obituary clipping; book given to current owner by maternal grandparents in 2011.  Obituary citing: “Mrs. Hosaflook,” obituary, Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, Virginia), 4 January 1968, p.10, col. 5.