Emma Pillis (Ingoe)
Emma Sue Ingoe Pillis, 92, of Salem, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, George Pillis; her mother and father, Ellis and Clara Turner Ingoe, and her brother Dewey "Buddy" Ingoe.
Sue was a lifelong resident of Salem and co-owner of Pillis Brothers. She loved spending time with her family and working in the yard. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and was instrumental with George in helping to get the church established in Salem.
She will be greatly missed by her sons and their wives David and Beckie Pillis of Roanoke, Sherman and Julia Pillis of Mechanicsville, and Steve and Robin Pillis of Salem; daughter, Carolyn Pillis and husband Richard Howard of Salem; grandchildren, Cassie Pillis-Gent and David Gent, Rob and Tara Pillis, Clare and Casey Peters, Mandy and Zach Butler, Drew and Mary Kiracofe, Jacob Pillis and Zachary Pillis, and great grandchildren Livi, Garrett, James, Turner and Hazel.
The family would like to thank the staff of Salem Terrace at Harrogate and the staff of the 6th floor at Lewis Gale Medical Center for the compassionate and loving care they showed our mother.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. Rev. Ken Shuping and Rev. Dr. Eric Surat will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Friday, February 10, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Food Pantry 620 Chapman St. Salem, 24153. An online guestbook is available for family and friends by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.