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Mary B. Trotter

Mary B. Trotter

LANCASTER—Mary Brame Trotter, 92, of Lancaster County passed away on June 17, 2023.

  She is survived by her three children, I. Edward “Nick” Trotter III (Jenny), Leigh Trotter Kreider (James) and Mitchell Brame Trotter (Susan); and her grandchildren, Chelsea Leigh Trotter (Geoffrey Werner), Ashley Marie Trotter, James E. Kreider, David Kreider (Laura) and April Trotter; her great-grandson, Owen Isham Kemp Werner; her brother, Harper Brame; and sister, Bettie Wallace.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, I. Edward Trotter Jr.; her granddaughter, Jessica Trotter Batchelor (Brett); her parents, Robert Harper Brame and Lois Hunt Brame; and her sister, Annice Dorsey.

Mary was born in Toano. Growing up, her family lived all over Virginia including Roanoke, Bowling Green, Lebanon and Chase City. She graduated from Longwood College in 1952, and as an alumna, she later served on the Board of Alumnae. 

When she and Ed married in 1952, she moved to Blacksburg and taught elementary school while Ed attended Virginia Tech. When Ed graduated, they moved to Ft. Belvoir where Nick was born. They later moved to Lynchburg where Leigh and Mitchell were born and lived there until 1992.

After Ed retired, they moved to Trobrador, their home on the Eastern Branch of the Corrotoman River and became very involved in the community.

Mary was actively devoted to her many interests; family, church, community, volunteering, watercolor painting, visiting museums and travel. She and Ed traveled often and enjoyed trips all over the United States, the British Virgin Islands and England. Most of all they enjoyed visiting and spending time with their children, grandchildren and extended family!

All generations of her family were a large part of her life, as exemplified by her interest in genealogy and the DAR. As a member of Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, she was involved in small group Bible study and Circle meetings. She volunteered with groups such as Meals on Wheels and the Rappahannock Art League. In Lynchburg she had been a member of the GFWC Woman’s Club.

Mary’s family would like to thank all the staff of Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury for their loving care and devotion to her over the years.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, Weems. Interment will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Middlesex Memorial Cemetery, Urbanna.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch, VA 23031, or Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 18 Weems, VA 22576, in lieu of flowers.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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