Obits — Shenandoah County

Martha Callahan
Martha “Marty” Ann Callahan, 66, of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, July 25, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, with her family by her side.
Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia, Mrs. Callahan was the daughter of the late Wayno and MaeBudd Vann of Strasburg, Virginia.
After graduating as salutatorian, class president and president of the National Honor Society from Strasburg High School in 1965, Mrs. Callahan graduated from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Following graduation, she relocated to Fairfax County, Virginia, where she initially worked with the Department of State, but soon moved on to teach middle school English in the local school system. After a decade, working as a teacher, she left the school system and became a stay-at-home mother focused on the nurturing and success of her two children. She, however, concurrently continued her love of tennis as an active player, member and associate of the Burke Racket and Swim Club. Soon after her children left for school, she moved to Pawleys Island, nine years ago, to reside at Heritage Plantation.
Arriving to live, in an area she long considered paradise, she began pursuing her lifelong passion for art. Here, she summarily engaged in her continued study of the fine arts and began honing her painting skills. During this time, she became an accomplished artist. Mrs. Callahan’s works were displayed and sold at the Island Art Gallery, the Breathe Art Consortium and various restaurants in the greater Pawleys Island, South Carolina area. The family is extremely grateful she has left such a legacy of her selfless and beautiful expression for future generations to enjoy.
She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, James E. Callahan III; a son, Major Troy D. Callahan (USMC) and his wife Danielle V. Callahan of Cedar Point, North Carolina; a daughter, Carly C. Petrus and her husband James Bradley Petrus of Charleston, South Carolina; grandchildren Brennan T. Callahan, Emma V. Callahan and Madison G. Petrus; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Vann of Burke, Virginia, and Cyndie V. Ryman and her husband J. Wilson Ryman of Edinburg, Virginia; her mother-in-law, Mary Jane Callahan of Pawleys Island; and a niece, Channell R. Hood and her husband Timothy Hood of Owensboro, Kentucky.
A memorial service will be held at the Heritage Club on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 6 p.m. with Rev. Wesley Peyton officiating. A celebration of Mrs. Callahan’s life and reception will be held immediately following, at the same location.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Marty Callahan Foundation for Aspiring Artists, c/o Breathe, P.O. Box 2684, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585; or to All 4 Paws Animal Rescue Center, 67 Waverly Rd., Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.
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Cletus H. Fauber
Cletus Harold Fauber, 91, of Toms Brook, Va., passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, Va.
The funeral was conducted Wednesday, July 31, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Toms Brook by Pastor Jonathan Boynton. Burial, with military honors by Woodstock American Legion Post 199 and Edinburg VFW Post 2447, followed in the Toms Brook Cemetery in Toms Brook.
Mr. Fauber was born at home on the family farm in Toms Brook on April 1, 1922, son of the late Loy H. and Mary Ritenour Fauber.
He was a 1941 graduate of Toms Brook High School. He was inducted into the Army in January 1944 and served in Europe during WWII as a member of the First Infantry Division; Company E (known as “The Big Red One”). He went ashore at Omaha Beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded twice during his service but returned to battle both times after being hospitalized in England. He was honorably discharged and was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star for Service beyond the Call of Duty and a Purple Heart. In addition, he was awarded medals for service in Germany, France and Belgium.
After returning from his military service, Mr. Fauber married and moved back to the family farm in Toms Brook. He went to work for Shenandoah Telephone Company in Edinburg, retiring from the phone company after more than 40 years of service.
Mr. Fauber was a life member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Toms Brook. He served the church in many capacities including the Church Council, Property Committee and a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Edinburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2447 and Woodstock American Legion Post 199.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Bowman Fauber; three sons, Philip K. Fauber and wife Connie of Toms Brook, Dennis B. Fauber and wife Terry of Lucketts, Va., and Kevin M. Fauber and wife Kim of Toms Brook.
In addition to his wife and sons, he is survived by a cousin, Jerry Shevick and wife Betty of Flat Rock, N.C. Jerry lived with and was raised as a brother to Cletus on the Fauber Farm.
He is also survived by grandchildren Jeremy S. Fauber and wife Melinda of Strasburg, Heather Fauber Williams and husband Tyler of Toms Brook, Bradley Fauber of Maurertown, Bethany Fauber and Kasey Fauber of Toms Brook, and Kaitlyn Fauber of Lucketts; two great-grandchildren, Analeigh Rose Moore of Lucketts, and Grant Pearson of Toms Brook; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jeremy Fauber, Bradley Fauber, Tyler Williams, Grant Pearson, John Sager and Robert Sager.
Contributions may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 104, Toms Brook, Va. 22660; or the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 162, Toms Brook, Va. 22660.
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Earl G. Jehle
Earl George Jehle, 93, of Winchester, formerly of Hudson, Fla., died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his residence.
He was born July 11, 1920, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of George Moritz and Rose C. Hornbacher Jehle.
He married Ardeth Johnson Feb. 26, 1949. Mrs. Jehle died Dec. 20, 2002.
Mr. Jehle served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 as a technician 3rd grade in Australia and New Guinea. He was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and the 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Jehle worked for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company from 1937-1975 in Buffalo, N.Y., and was a real estate agent in Buffalo and Hudson, Fla.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary C. Sturm and her husband Herb of Stephens City; a son, David E. Jehle and his wife Christine of Fairport, N.Y.; a sister, Jane Matty and her husband Richard of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Katherine Hill and her husband Christopher of Strasburg, Va., John Sturm of Arlington, Va., Kevin Sturm of Richmond, Va., and Karen Grabowski and her husband Peter of Lanexa, Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Anna, Timothy and Daniel Hill. His wife, his parents and his stepfather, Charles E. Jehle, are all deceased.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Winchester, with the Rev. Stanley Krempa officiating.
Inurnment will be at a later date in Bushnell Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to C-CAP, 112 Kent Street, Winchester, Va. 22601; or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Va. 22601.
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Frances L. Leeds
Frances Louise Leeds, age 98, a lifelong resident of Strasburg, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence.
A graveside service for Mrs. Leeds was conducted Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Riverview Cemetery by the Rev. David Howard.
Mrs. Leeds was born in Strasburg, Va., on June 1, 1915, a daughter of the late George Carter and Mary Louise Stover Marshall.
She was a 1932 graduate of Strasburg High School and a longtime and devoted member of Strasburg Presbyterian Church, where she was the oldest member of the congregation. Mrs. Leeds had a love for nature, gardening and her artistic painting. She will be remembered for her gallery art showing in 2009 at the Strasburg Library.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Wesley Leeds; and a sister, Dorothy Steed.
Survivors include her children, Karen Sue Leeds Jackson and husband Bruce of Winchester, Va., and Ralph M. Leeds of Strasburg, Va.; and a grandson, Matthew Ryan Leeds of Edinburg, Va.
Expressions of sympathy may be in the forms of memorial contributions to Strasburg Presbyterian Church, 325 S. Holliday St., Strasburg, Va. 22657.
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Lloyd M. Good
Lloyd Malcolm “Buddy” Good, 77, of Mt. Jackson, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.
Mr. Good was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Stanley, son of the late Gilbert Trenton and Lucy Virginia Breeden Good.
He served in the United States Army. He worked for 19-1/2 years at Aileen Inc. in Edinburg and was a former employee of Farmers Supply in Mt. Jackson. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Forestville. He was also a former member of the Mt. Jackson Moose Lodge 979.
Mr. Good is survived by his wife, Margaret Ellen Lutz Good, whom he married May 7, 1960. Also surviving are three daughters, Sharon Jones and her husband Randy, and Donna Sine and her husband Andrew, all of Mt. Jackson, and Sandra Taylor and her husband David of Quicksburg; a sister, Lizzie M. Housden of Stanley; a brother, Isaac Gene Goode of Stanley; three grandchildren, Jennifer Wimer, Jeremy Jones and Nathan Sine; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with the Rev. James Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Hudson Cross Roads Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Weaver, Freddie Weaver, Jerry Hines, James Miller Jr., Gary Wilkins and Ralph Lonas.
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Charles Feathers
Charles Frazier Feathers, age 93, a resident of Consulate Health Care, Woodstock, and formerly of Strasburg, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Winchester Medical Center.
A funeral service for Mr. Feathers was conducted Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Stover Memorial Chapel by Pastor Sonya Williams-Giersch. Burial followed in Panorama Memorial Gardens, Warren County.
He was born in Shenandoah County, Va., on February 28, 1920, a son of the late George Henry and Hattie E. Himelright Feathers, and was the last living member of his immediate family.
He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Stephens City Senior Citizens was more than 20 years. He was a textile worker, having retired from Aileen Corporation, and was known for this love of flowers and his iris gardens, crafts. He was an avid antique collector.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie Middleton Feathers, who died on Oct. 5, 1997, and 10 brothers.
Mr. Feathers is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Loy, Bob Sudduth, Billy Schlat, Bob Edwards, Jack Turner and Ray Ritenour. Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Arehart, Donnie Griffey, members of Stephens City Senior Citizens, Friends at Massanutten Manor, and Friends of Consulate Health Care.
Memorials may be made to Strasburg Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. box 620, Strasburg, Va. 22657
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Betty N. Ringer
Betty Nicholas Ringer, 81, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2013, at Greenfield Senior Living in Woodstock.
Mrs. Ringer was born on July 25, 1932, and served in the Women’s Air Force, where she met her husband, the late Ronald Ringer.
Mrs. Ringer spent parts of her life in New York State, Maryland, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, before returning to Woodstock in 2002.
She is survived by her son, Richard Ringer and his wife, Donna Lynn, of Owen Sound, Canada; three grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Shannon and her husband, Tim Fish, all in Ontario, Canada; her sister, Polly Helsley, of Woodstock; her niece, Letha Rush of Woodstock; and great-nieces Lora Turner of Luray, and Kim Hoover of Woodstock. She was predeceased by her husband, her mother, Harilla May and father Harry Nicholas.
A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at a date to be announced.

Norma A. Arnold
Norma Alexander Arnold, 45, of Hermitage, Pa., formerly of Winchester, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 10, 1967, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Charles and Evelyn Alexander Diehr.
She was married to Timothy P. Arnold.
Mrs. Arnold was a registered nurse.
Surviving are her husband of Strasburg; a son, Cody Arnold and a daughter, Courtney Arnold, both of Strasburg. Twin sons, Corey and Chance Arnold, are deceased.
A funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Phelps Funeral Chapel, Winchester, by Evangelist Russell Bartrug.
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Jason E. Ritchie
Jason Eliot Ritchie, 35, of Woodstock, died July 24, 2013, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service was conducted July 31, 2013, at First Baptist Church by the Rev. Darrell George.
Mr. Ritchie was born on Nov. 27, 1977. at Shawno, Wisconsin. He was the son of the late Richard E. Richie and is survived by his mother, Vicky Williams Ritchie of Woodstock. He is also survived by a brother, Alan Ritchie of New Market.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, Va. 22664.
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Clark memorial
A memorial service for the Rev. Walter D. Clark Jr. will be conducted this Saturday, Aug. 3, at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Woodstock.
Arrangements are being handled by Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock.

W. Carl Lauderdale
W. Carl Lauderdale, 91, of New Market, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Mississippi and was the son of the late William Claude and Ida Mae Fulton Lauderdale.
Mr. Lauderdale served as a Chief Petty Officer with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a retired postal inspector with U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church and an avid golfer.
He was a devoted husband to his wife, Barbara, and an awesome father to his two daughters, Debbie and B.J.
Cremation arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Life Saver, in care of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, 109 West Court St., Woodstock, Va. 22664.

Dorothy H. Barb
Dorothy Harriet Barb, 83, of Woodstock, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Greenfield in Woodstock.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Jerome, Va. The Rev. James Baseler will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Barb was born May 8, 1930, in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late Jessie and Freda Seal Hockman.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and former member of Tyson’s Corner Lioness Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James Barb Sr.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Barb of Fredericksburg, Va., and Jesse James Barb Jr. of Woodbridge, Va.; two daughters, Linda Barb Cox of Woodstock, Va., and Judy Barb Glowacki of Largo, Fla.; two sisters, Ellen Dellinger of Edinburg, Va., and Phyllis Wright of Woodstock, Va.; one brother, Eldridge Hockman of Stafford, Va.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4109 Jerome Rd., Edinburg, Va. 22824.
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