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Gerda Ingeburg Gearheart, 89, of Narrows, joined her loving husband, Noah Douthat Gearheart, on June 12, 2017.

She was born in Lichtenstein-Callnberg, Germany to Rudolf and Martha Winter Fuchs. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Gearheart, and brothers and sisters Heinz Fuchs, Lisalotta Fuchs, Anni Bolguski, Albert Fuchs, Karla Fuchs, Rudolf Fuchs, Jr., and Fritz Fuchs.

She was a retired custodian for the Virginian Leader and a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pearisburg.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Cathy Gearheart, granddaughter Amanda Neice and Curtis Richardson, grandson Jeremy and Becca Sheally; great grandchildren Jackson Walkup, Chloe Sheally, Alana Neice, Austin Atwood, Asher Richardson, Adalyn Richardson, and Ethan Wilhelm.

The family will receive visitors at Riffe Funeral Service in Narrows, Virginia on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service, (540) 726-2442 and online at