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Bess Hope Ryburn

October 24, 1926 — June 21, 2022

Bess Hope Ryburn, age 95, of Meadowview, Va., passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Commonwealth Senior Living. She was born to the late William Thomas Ryburn and Margaret Katherine Preston Ryburn. Bess was a member of Rock Spring Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, William Samuel “Sam” Ryburn, Sr.; and two brothers-in-law, James R. Reed and Jack R. Minton.

Bess is survived by her twin sister, Emily Ryburn Reed of Stuart, Va.; two additional siblings, Katherine Ryburn Minton of Wytheville, Va. and Thomas Preston Ryburn and wife, Dorothy, of Abingdon, Va.; sister-in-law, Laura D. Ryburn of Abingdon, Va.; and four nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mausoleum of Knollkreg Memorial Park with the Rev. Susanne Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Knollkreg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, c/o Liz Lester, 16020 McGee Ln., Meadowview, Va. 24361.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook. The family of Bess Hope Ryburn is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Va. 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Friday, June 24, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Knollkreg Memorial Park

556 Walden Rd, Abingdon, VA 24210

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