Adams - Pernal Esther Snyder Virkler, 86, of Country View Apartments, died at her home on Monday morning.
The funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday at the Mannsville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mary Drake officiating.
Burial will be in the Apolistic Christian Society Cemetery, Croghan.
There will be an hour of calling hours beginning at 10:00 am preceding the funeral service.
Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.
Born September 13, 1927 in Lowville, daughter of Earl and Hazel Burke Snyder, she graduated from Lowville Academy. She married Howard C. Virkler on October 8, 1944 at the First Methodist Church, Lowville, with Rev. Carlton J. Frazier officiating. The couple operated a farm in Croghan for several years before moving to Lowville where they lived for twenty one years. Mr. Virkler retired in 2002 and the couple moved to Adams. Mr. Virkler died November 3, 2004.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Stephen Duflo, Adams: a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Paula Virkler, Ormond Beach, FL; and a daughter, LuAnn Virkler, Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; one brother, Malcolm Snyder, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.
As a younger woman she was very involved in the Lewis County Farm Bureau and state politics regarding agricultural business.
Mrs. Virkler was well known for her cooking and baking, especially making colored popcorn balls and pumpkin pies, and her witty spirit. She also enjoyed gardening at the Country View Apartments. She was a member of the Mannsville United Methodist Church.
Donations in her memory may be made to the South Jefferson Rescue Squad, PO Box 126, Adams, NY 13605, or the Mannsville United Methodist Church, c/o Rocket Stockwell, 14259 State Route 193, Mannsville, NY 13661.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Watertown, NY
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