Mary Lynn Riner, 79, of Warm Springs, Virginia died Monday, August 06, 2018 at her residence.
She was born March 19, 1939 in Cabin Creek, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Ralph Riner, Sr. and Thelma Ellen Hannah Riner.
Ms. Riner was the District Manager of the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by four children, Norman Ray Robertson & wife Bobbie of Williston, South Carolina, Lisa Peery & husband Lee of Hot Springs, Virginia, Scott Robertson & wife Diane of Hot Springs, Craig Robertson & wife Christie of Blue Ridge, Virginia; seven grandchildren Amy Simmons & husband Shawn, Michael Bartley & wife Amanda, Monja Robertson, Tyler Robertson, Hannah Robertson, Rachel Robertson, Clayton Robertson; five great grandchildren, Elizabeth Bazzrea, Connard Simmons, Addison & Michael Bartley and Malachi Graham.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Riner, Jr. who preceded her in death on May 5, 2018.
A private family funeral service will be conducted at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Doris Via Foundation, P.O. Box 174, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445, Bath County Meal on Wheels, make check payable to Valley Program for Aging Services, P.O. Box 817, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980.


  1. Certainly sorry to see this. So many fond memories of our growing up in Bacova. Hugs to all.
    JoAnn Bogan Smith

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mary Lynn. She was a great friend to many and always had a great personality. She will be truly missed.

  3. When I first talked to Mary Lynn on the phone she immediately knew I was from Wise County. From that phone call, we became life long friends. Every one in Bath County knew Mary Lynn. She baby-sat most of the people that lives there. She was intelligent, quick-witted and strong willed. She always said what was on her mind and was a true friend. Every thing she did, she did it to the fullest. An original rebel, she was independent to a fault. She always saw the humor in any situation and she loved her family above all else. She was my best friend and a mentor and I will miss her terribly. I know her passing will darken for those her knew and loved her as well. My condolences to her family and friends.

  4. Mary Lynn was a great lady. I always enjoyed her laugh and love. I remember her saving my life (well sort of). I fell of the slide at Bacova park while playin with Lisa and got the wind knocked out of me. She grabbed me to see what was wrong and I took in a breath. From that moment on I looked to her as my hero… Mary Lynn, you will be really missed by those that you impacted.

  5. Dear Families….I cannot believe that we have had another loss in our family. We love all of you very much, and Mary Lynn will definitely be missed….Love to all and be strong…she and Ralphie are at peace together…..XO-Patti


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