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Valerie (Rink) Tilson

October 19, 1966 ~ July 8, 2017 (age 50)

The Piano Brothers

Valerie Rink Tilson, age 50, of Old Fort, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, July 8, 2017 following a prolonged illness.  Her loving family was with her when she passed away.  She was born in New Jersey on October 19, 1966.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Helmut and Ruth Pearson Rink.  She was enrolled in Culinary School at AB Tech until her illness required her to quit.  She made friends easily and her family and many others who came to know her are saddened at her passing and will miss her deeply.

 

She is survived by her birth mother and step-father, Lynn and Bernard Goebel of Florida, her loving husband of many years, Mark Tilson of the home; her children, Nicole Detwiler, Kelsey Detwiler and husband Brad Brown, Alyssa Fister and husband Eryk, and Micah Detwiler; two step-children, Brooks Tilson and wife Danielle and Sarah Tilson; her brother, Rob Stalvey; grandchildren Olivia and Jaxon, and step-grandchildren, Ian, Hayden, Austin and Jada.

 

A service in remembrance and celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Mark and Emily Wickham officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Glenwood Community Cemetery.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
July 11, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 11, 2017

11:00 AM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752


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