Midkiff, Vanessa Jean
Birth: Tuesday, April 12, 1955 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Lusby, Maryland
Death: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the age of 60
Laid to Rest: Saturday, January 16, 2016 in the Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lusby, Maryland
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Vanessa Jean Midkiff, 60 years old, of Lusby, MD passed away at George Washington University Hospital on January 10, 2016. Vanessa was born on April 12, 1955 to Luther Franklin Hurt and Catherine Melvina Marsh at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC.
Vanessa loved her family, friends, and animals dearly. She loved spending time with people, reading, and writing. She had a passion for caring for children and singing in the church. She loved horses, Elvis, cooking, and the beach.
Vanessa is survived by her husband, Donald Midkiff of Lusby, MD; son and daughter-in-law Donny Midkiff and Holly Malloy; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Michael O'Brien; her precious grandchildren Rachel O'Brien, Sarah O'Brien, Brock Midkiff, Clayton O'Brien, Taylor O'Brien, Zoey Midkiff, and Zack Midkiff; sisters Wanda Denton, Kathy Uecker, and Stacey Hurt and countless other family and friends. She was preceded in her death by her parents Luther and Catherine Hurt and sister Betty Perkins.
Family will receive guests on January 15, 2016 from 5:30-8:00pm at Rausch Funeral Home in Lusby, MD. An intimate visitation will be held at 11:00am at Olivet UMC in Lusby, MD on Saturday, January 16, 2016. A funeral service will begin at 12:00 followed by an interment and reception at Olivet UMC.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jennifer O'Brien for a trust fund to help offset some funeral expenses and a future non-profit that will be created in memory of Vanessa. Arrangements provided by Rausch Funeral Home.