Virginia Susan Nahler
Virginia Susan Nahler
  • November 19, 1955 - November 25, 2017
  • Stanley, North Carolina

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16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1Thesss 5:16-18). These were words that Virginia Nahler lived by.

Virginia Susan (Mattingly) Nahler, 62, of Stanley passed away peacefully at home Saturday November 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. Virginia had been sick for a good many years, but she did not let that get her down. She was a devoted Christian who always prayed. She loved her family and she had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. Family was the center of her life. She enjoyed all holidays and kept track of everyone's birthday in her immediate and extended family. She loved to take pictures and she collected pictures of all of her family. She will be dearly missed by many.

Virginia is the daughter of the late Virginia (Schultz) Mattingly and Norbert J. Mattingly.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 41 years, Larry Nahler, daughter Jennifer Stiles and husband James and son Nathan Nahler. Missing their grandmother will be her grandchildren James, Samantha and Spencer. Virginia leaves behind 9 brothers and a sister as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday November 29, 2017 at Carothers Funeral Home, 412 South Main Street, Stanley.

A funeral Mass for Virginia will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday November 30, 2017 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 708 St Michael's Lane, Gastonia. Father Matthew Buettner and Deacon John Weisenhorn will be the officiants.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Virginia's name to Camp Carefree, 275 Carefree Lane, Stokesdale, NC 27353 or

Those who wish to offer expressions of sympathy and share fond memories, please visit Virginia's guest book at:

The family of Virginia Nahler has entrusted her care to Carothers Funeral Home in Stanley. We are deeply honored.