Edith Arbeeny Nanney
Edith Arbeeny Nanney, 84, Alexandria, VA, formerly from South Hill, VA passed away July 19, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents John and Eva (Edith) Arbeeny; brother, John Arbeeny; grandson Bryan Lawler, and son-in-law Craig Bowlus. She is survived by her husband, Harry Nanney, four children: Beverly Bowlus, Karen Lawler (Bob), Ellen Hale (Marlow), and Stephen Nanney; six grandchildren: Katie Bowlus, Emily Bowlus-Peck (Sam), Jay Lawler, Marie Lawler, Michelle Lawler, and Nicholas Hale; and her brother Al Arbeeny (Mary) and sister-in-law Renee Arbeeny.
Edith was born November 19, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating from high school, she worked on Wall Street. During the Korean War, she was a USO girl which is where she met Harry at a pancake supper while he was stationed in Brooklyn as a U. S. Coast Guard Seaman. She moved to South Hill, Virginia after her marriage. She was the bookkeeper and manager of the office supply division of The South Hill Publishing Company which included the weekly newspaper The South Hill Enterprise for over 40 years. She served on the parish council as bookkeeper for the Church of the Good Shepherd in South Hill. She loved to entertain and her Christmas Eve open house was a fun event held annually for family and friends. Over the years she had many hobbies including cross-stitch, painting ceramics, playing bridge, and baking.
Visitation will occur on Saturday, July 29th, from 6-8pm, at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home at 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032. A Catholic service will be held on Monday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 Royal St., Alexandria, Va 22314. Gravesite interment will immediately follow at Fairfax Memorial in Fairfax, VA. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to American Stroke Association at donatenow.heart.org/stroke/ or Capital Caring Hospice at www.capitalcaring.org.