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Elaine Gladys Gothe

July 24, 1940 - May 22, 2023

Elaine Gladys Gothe, 82, of Madison Heights, Va., met her Savior when He took her home on Monday, May 22, 2023. She was the wife of the late Walter C. Gothe of Macungie, Pa.

Elaine was born on July 24, 1940, in Berks County, Pa., to the late Curtis and Sadie Reinert.

Elaine delighted in music and was an avid piano player; she blessed many with her musical talent throughout her life, including playing for the Young at Heart group at Heritage Baptist Church and ministering at Sandy Bottom Christian Church as their pianist for the past eight years.

She is survived by her children, son Kevin Snyder and wife, Lisa; daughter Colleen Toal and husband, Bill; grandchildren Erin Rauscher and husband, Joey, Carlee Rogers and husband, Joshua, Gabi Snyder, Caleb Snyder and wife, Olivia, and Duke Snyder; and many loving nieces and nephews, other family members, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023, at Heritage Baptist Church Chapel in Lynchburg, VA with visitation one hour prior at 2 p.m.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Lifting up prayers for Elaine's family. I met Elaine through another friend of mine at HBC, she was very kind.

Posted by Kathy Byers on June 8, 2023

Met Elaine while working at FLSmidth. She and I became friends immediately upon meeting. Lovely lady who will be dearly missed by all. Rest in Peace dear Elaine.

Posted by Lorna Rossnagle on June 1, 2023

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Elaine at FLSmidth for years, and she played the piano at my wedding. God bless her beautiful family. Linda Padgett

Posted by Linda Padgett on May 27, 2023

I’ll be praying for her family.

Posted by Mike Horning on May 25, 2023

Enjoyed every moment we shared at Heritage Baptist Church! And loved those small visit downtown... May you rest in peace my friend! Blessed when you know the way to the Lord's Kingdom... into his arms my sweet friend

Posted by Jean Alstad on May 24, 2023

God called you home. You were a blessing to your family and all who knew you but you are home now. May the same God who called you home be a comfort to those you left behind. Thank you for Kevin and Colleen and their families. We are truly blessed to have Kevin in our family.

Posted by Gene and Bert Johnson on May 24, 2023

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