Louise Wiseman Stuart, 90, of Lexington died Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Havenwood.

Born April 5, 1927, in Rockbridge County, she was a daughter of the late Tolerace James Wiseman and Sadie Reese Wiseman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Boyd Griffith Stuart.

Mrs. Stuart was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church. Louise retired from Virginia Military Institute after 35 years of service as the museum director for the George C. Marshall Foundation, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are her two children, Patty Stuart Knick and husband Gerald of Lake Ridge; James Wilson Stuart and wife Nancy of Buckingham; three grandchildren, Paul Stuart Knick, Cory Christopher Knick and Jamie Carrington Stuart; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017, at Stonewall Jackson Cemetery and a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Lexington Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. William Klein. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in loving memory of Louise to the Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers Street, Lexington or to the VMI Foundation, 319 Letcher Avenue, Lexington, VA 24450.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.


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