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Laura Iless Gisiner

October 29, 1936 ~ April 25, 2019 (age 82)


Laura Iless Carr Gisiner, 82, went to her heavenly home Thursday April 25, 2019. She was born in Floyd County and later moved to Roanoke County. She was predeceased by her parents, Alvis Carr and Evelene Carr Short, and step-father, John T. Short.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Leonard W. Gisiner, Jr.; son and daughter in law, Len and Sandra Gisiner; daughter and son in law, Laureen Gisiner and Brian Hamilton; grandchildren: Courtney (Jon) Templeton, J.T. (Becca) Gisiner, Nick (D’Anna) Hamilton; great grandsons, Jack and Lennon; sister and brother in law, Shelby and Edgar Hodges; brothers in law, Frank (Judy) Gisiner, Tom (Sandra) Gisiner; nieces and nephews, Gil Hodges, Ginger Hodges, Michelle Johnston, Mark Gisiner, Kirk Gisiner and Justin Gisiner. Iless was a member of Calvary UMC (Salem) for over 30 years and recently attended Campbell Memorial Presbyterian (Vinton). She was a lifetime member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, a philanthropic and educational sorority and a charter member of Beta Delta Chapter in Roanoke. Iless worked for many years with the Wiley N Jackson and Adams Construction Companies. She loved to sing and enjoyed her flowers. The family expresses thanks to The Hermitage, Gentle Shepherd Hospice, and Generations Solutions for the care provided. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Alzheimer’s Association.

A celebration of her life will be at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Lotz Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton with Pastor Jake Roudebush officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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April 28, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lotz Funeral Home Vinton
305 E. Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179

April 29, 2019

2:00 PM to TBD
Lotz Funeral Home Vinton
305 E. Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179


Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens

Roanoke, VA

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