Mary Catherine A. Kiser, 87, of 488 Kiser Lane, Millboro, Virginia, died Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.
She was born on June 2, 1925 in Monroe County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Charles K. Altizer, Sr. and Bertha Mae Withrow Altizer. She was married to the late James L. Kiser who preceded her in death on March 5, 1993.
Mrs. Kiser was retired from Western State Hospital where she served 12 years as a nurse’s aide. Prior to that, she worked in the Bath County School System in the cafeteria.
She attended Millboro Presbyterian Church. She loved her flowers, enjoyed sewing and was a great cook. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by two sons, James Vernon Kiser & wife Gayle of Draper, Virginia and Jamie Kiser & wife Wanda May of Elliston, Virginia; a brother, Charles K. Altizer, Jr. of Williamsville, Virginia; a sister, Virginia Gott & husband Jack of Fredericksburg, Texas; 5 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Zelda Diane Turner; a son Jerry Lane Kiser; and a sister, Bertha Mae Cales.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at Millboro Funeral Home with the Reverend John Haney officiating. Interment will follow at Lyles Chapel Cemetery on Ridge Road in Millboro. Pallbearers will be James Robert Kiser, John Kelley Kiser, Mark Altizer, Jeffrey Altizer, Robb Tremblay, Ralph Forschee, Sr. and Ralph Forschee, Jr.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Millboro Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Millboro Presbyterian Church, 126 Church Street, Millboro, Virginia 24460.
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  1. My prayers and thoughts are with the family of Catherine Kiser. I will always remember riding the bus with her. She was a fixture in the Millboro cafeteria. I enjoyed talking with her just a few years ago when Cora Bell brought her to my grandson’s birthday party. She will be missed. Fondly, Judy Durham

  2. I’m so sorry to hear of Mary Catherine’s passing. I’ve been researching my family history, and believe we were related through her mother’s mom, Alice Withrow. I would like to extend my condolences to the family.



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