Betty Jane Mikels, 90, of Falls Church died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at her home.

She was born July 7, 1929, in Natural Bridge Station, a daughter of the late James Lofton Fainter and Minnie Florence Worth Fainter.

Surviving are her husband, Lloyd Arthur Mikels; children Mary Beth McCoy of Herndon, Linda Lee Sheets of Great Falls, and Connie Gale Mikels of Herndon; brother, Edward “Jack” Fainter of Natural Bridge Station; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral was conducted Monday, Dec. 2, at Harrison Funeral Chapel by the Rev. David Bain. Burial followed at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Central & Western VA Chapter, 355 Rio Road West Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901. pant in that event for a number of years. She was also an organizer of the Rockbridge Balloon Club.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, N.C.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Celebration Center of Jenkins Funeral Home.

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