Ilene Perdue Harrison, 89, of Harrison Lane, Pearisburg, departed this life for her heavenly home Thursday evening, February 21, 2013 in the loving care of her family and Good Samaritan Hospice. Born in Niday, Bland Co, VA on January 22, 1924, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Glenna G. Blankenship Perdue. She was a devoted member of Pearisburg Christ Fellowship and was retired from the Celanese Plant with over forty years of service. Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Luther B. Harrison, her brother James Perdue, and her sisters Ruth Russ, Bertha Moran, Edith Goad, and Lilly Smith.
She leaves to cherish her memory her six daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Jim Gallimore of Cleveland, TN, Paulette Phillips of Narrows, Glenna Mann of Pearisburg, Benita H. Bradds of Verona, Sandy Ingram of Pearisburg, Patricia and Richard Glaholt of Ripplemead; her ten grandchildren; her thirteen great-grandchildren; her brother Roven Perdue of Ripplemead; and her sisters Maxine Agee of Narrows, and Cloye Bird of New Haven, WV.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with entombment following in Birchlawn Abbey at Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.