Anne Carmel Showalter, 101, died Jan. 29, 2009 at the Wheatland Hills Retirement Center in Radford where she had resided for a number of years. She was born Aug. 3, 1907 to the late Edward Thomas and Alice May (Mackie) Cummins Showalter of Snowville. She was also preceded in death by three brothers Julian, Wendall and Cyril; and six sisters Ruby Stafford, Kathryn Yager, Elizabeth Walker, Beulah Gowin, Winifred Shelburne, and Lenore Showalter.
Surviving are one sister, Eugenia Farris of Newbern; a sister-in-law Gae Showalter; a brother-in-law Cloyd Shelburne; and several nieces and nephews. Carmel was a member of the Radford Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Radford College and taught school in Pulaski County. She was retired from the State Department Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. where she lived for many years.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Larry Phillips and John Croft officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday. The Showalter family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home and Crematory in Radford.