In Memory Of
Virginia Kate Eller Shupe
Date of Birth: October 9, 1918, Johnson County, Tennessee
Date of Death: August 1, 2016, Mountain City, Tennessee
Virginia Kate Eller Shupe, age 97, of Mountain City, Tennessee, died Monday, August 1, 2016 at her home following an extended illness. A native of Johnson County, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Eliza Eller.
Mrs. Shupe worked as a nurse for many years with Dr. Glenn, Dr. Tullidge and Dr. Tarr. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mountain City, for over 75 years.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shupe was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Aubrey Shupe, who passed away in 1999; two sisters: Olive Humphreys and Ruth Clarke; five brothers: Bruce, Fred, Howard, Ray and Frank Eller.
She is survived by two sons: Donald Shupe and wife Rebecca of Lenoir, TN and Dick Shupe and wife Thelma of Forest, VA; grandchildren: Rick Shupe and wife Wendy and Susan Davidson and husband Doug, all of Forest, VA; step granddaughter, Nicole Jones, of Greenville, TN; five great grandchildren: Alyssa and Savannah Shupe, Benjamin, Matthew and Lauren Davidson; one sister, Maurene Eller Robinson of Johnson City, TN; one brother, Jack Eller and wife June of Johnson City, TN; two sisters-in-law: Mrs. Pauline Dancy of Mountain City, TN and Mrs. Shirley Ward of Winston-Salem, NC; several nieces and nephews and Mrs. Goldie Reece, who was Mrs. Shupe’s faithful caretaker and friend for the last five years along with Goldie’s granddaughter, Lilly Mae, who was a bright spot in Kate’s life.
The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ricky Campbell officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow at the Phillippi Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Davidson, Rick Shupe, Matthew Davidson, Jack Eller, Kevin Eller and Perry Shupe.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 192 Jenkins Hollow Road, Mountain City, TN.
Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.mountaincityfh.com .
The family of Virginia Kate Eller Shupe has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.