OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County


Gary P. Monger Sr.


Gary “Paige” Monger Sr., 75, of Elkton, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home Monday, June 19, 2017.

He was born Oct. 16, 1941, near Elkton, a son of Lloyd Monger Sr. and Irene Hensley Monger, the second of three sons.

On April 21, 1964, he married Bobbie Rae Morgan, who survives.

In addition to his loving wife of 53 years, he is survived by his children, Gary Jr., Kevin and Rebecca; grandchildren, Michael, Grace, Anna, Dana, Brianna and Michale; great-grandchildren, Loretta and Audrey; brothers, Lloyd W. Monger Jr. and wife, Billie Jo, Roger Lee Monger and wife, Barbara; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Monger was a loving husband and father and worked as a farmer, businessman and truck driver. He grew up working in the family business, Monger Coal & Oil, delivering fuel, setting tanks, and driving trucks locally and long haul. He ran Snyder Heating & Cooling from 1983 to 1998, and held master electrician, HVAC and plumber certifications.

He retired from IDM Trucking in 2006.

He began farming in high school and received the American Farmer award from the FFA.

The family received friends Friday, June 23, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

A funeral service was held Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating.

Condolences can be shared at www. kygers.com. — Paid obituary



Joseph Z. Shirk


Joseph Zimmerman Shirk, 81, of Mount Crawford, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Ephrata, Pa., and was a son of the late Joseph and Martha (Zimmerman) Shirk.

He was a member of the Pike Mennonite Church in Virginia and previously Sharon Mennonite Church in Elida, Ohio.

He lived in Ohio from 1969 until 2001, when he and his wife moved to Mount Crawford.

He retired from the Hobart Foundry.

On Oct. 6, 1960, he married the former Mabel Hurst Rissler, who survives.

He is also survived by his children, Mervin Shirk of Elida, Ohio, Eileen Evans of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Mary Ellen Petre of Dayton, Lois Rodes of Mount Crawford and Eunice Slabaugh of McGaheysville; a brother, Edwin Shirk of Ephrata, Pa.; a sister, Esther Hoover of Narvin, Pa.; 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Thursday, June 22, at Pike Mennonite Church in Harrisonburgwith Fred Rodes, Wade Knicely, Nelson Showalter John Swartz and Ellis Beery officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gospel Sunrise Inc., P.O. Box 99, Dayton, VA 22821, or to Heralds of Hope, 6183 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville, PA 17228.

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.



Wilmer S. Lucas


Wilmer Slyvester Lucas, 82, passed away June 23, 2017, at MontVue Nursing Home in Luray.

The family received friends Monday, June 26, 2017, at Bradley Funeral Home, where a service was held Tuesday, June 27.

Burial was at Newport Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Arrangements were by Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.



Dorothy M. Mumaw


Dorothy M. Harlow Wilson Mumaw, 91, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Luray.

She was born in Page County, on July 3, 1925, a daughter of the late William David and Lillie Cedalia Freese Harlow.

She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1942. She worked for Skyland Caverns Corp. of Front Royal as manager of the gift shop and also as manager of the Tuttle and Spice Gift Shop and Country Store museum in Mount Jackson, from which she retired in 1996.

She was a member of the Newport Christian Church.

On Dec. 7, 1996, she married Landon E. Mumaw and they made their home in Waynesboro. He passed away in January 2010.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Junior Wilson.

She is survived by two sons, Donnie R. Wilson of Waynesboro and Jerry R. Wilson of Mississippi; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ralph W. Harlow of Shenandoah.

The family received friends Monday, June 26, 2017, with the funeral service held Tuesday, June 27, at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray. Burial was private. Pastor Earl Painter led the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Christian Church Cemetery Fund.



F. Louise Goines


F. Louise Harris Goines, 74, of 2468 Newtown Rd., Elkton, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at her home. She had been in failing health for many years.

Mrs. Louise Harris Goines was born July 28, 1942, in Elkton, and was a daughter of the late Brunk and Mary Hensley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Irene S. Miller and Annie Hensley; brother, William (Willie) Hensley; brothers-in-law, Randolph Hensley, Lawrence Miller, Edward Williams and Elwood Brill; and a nephew, Richard Williams.

She lived most of her lifetime in Elkton and was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church.

She worked for 28 years at G.E., Dovel’s Nursing Home and private homes. She enjoyed her work.

Louise is survived by a son, Carroll Harris; daughter-in-law, Tammy Harris; two grandchildren, McKenna Harris and Kayla Harris; a niece, whom she raised in her home, Jessica Goines; sisters, Evelyn Brill and Ellen Williams; a brother, Charles Hensley; sister-in-law, Jackie Hensley; and a special nephew, Gary Shifflett.

The family received friends Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

The Rev. David Vaughan will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton. Burial will follow at Elk Run Cemetery.
Friends may call or visit the homes of Carroll Harris and/or Reba Breeden at any time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church, 513 E. Spotswood Ave., Elkton VA 22827.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com. — Paid obituary



Adam M. Lutz


Adam Miles Lutz, 39, of Weyers Cave, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home.

A son of Yvonne Arlene Whiting Lutz and the late Carl Timothy Lutz, he was born Nov. 15, 1977, in Newport News.

He graduated from Gloucester High School in Gloucester and had previously resided in the Tidewater area prior to moving to the Shenandoah Valley.

He was known for his happy-go-lucky positive view on life and always having a smile.

He also had an affinity for animals of all types, especially dogs.

He had a great passion for wrestling, including the WWE and Vanguard Championship Wrestling.

He assisted VCW in music production for wrestling events in the Hampton Roads area.

In addition, he was a loyal supporter of Spotswood High School athletics, especially the baseball and softball programs.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Joshua Lutz of Weyers Cave; and a sister, Terri Kendrick of Winter Haven, Fla.

He will be laid to rest next to his father and grandparents during a graveside service conducted by Pastor Peggy Packard and held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

Everyone who knew him is encouraged to attend this celebration of his life.

Memorial donations may be made to the Weyers Cave Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 69, Weyers Cave, VA 24486.

Condolences may be shared online at www.kygers.com.



Maynard W. Dean


Maynard W. Dean, 77, of Elkton, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at his home.

He was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late Harry and Lottie Hensley Dean.

He owned and operated a Texaco full-service gas station, Dean’s Service Center, in Elkton for 35 years.

During his time of operating the service station, he made many longtime friends, who would stop by on a daily basis to talk, tell jokes and have a good laugh with him.

He enjoyed making apple butter and selling it along with apples and pumpkins at the station and traveling with his son, Jeff, setting up and running carnivals from town to town.

He took his dog, ”Buttons,” on a daily ride and enjoyed being outside in his garden.

He was a member of the Upper Room Church in Elkton.

On Dec. 24, 1960, he married Frances Mowbray Dean, who survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Jeff Dean and Jeremy Dean; a daughter, Tammy Dean Barnes; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Randall Dean; and a sister, Margaret Breeden.

A funeral service was held Friday, June 23, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Burial followed the funeral service and was held at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.

The family received friends Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the funeral home.

Friends may call or visit the Dean home at anytime.

Condolences may be shared online at www.kygers.com.



Stanley L. Morris


Stanley Leigh Morris, 69, of Dyke, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 21, 2017.

He was born on May 16, 1948, to the late Fred A. Morris and Reba Dotson.

He is survived by his children, Rhonda Clinedinst, Julie Morris and Brian Morris; their mother, Janice Morris; his partner, Patti Wilson and their son, Jonathan Morris; Patti’s son, Ryan; Patti’s granddaughter; his six grandchildren; his stepmother, Irene Morris; a sister, Karen Baugher; and his brothers, Keith Morris, Alvin Shifflett and Layton Morris.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and retired after serving honorably as a Naval reservist for 30 years.

He was a founding member of the Dyke Volunteer Fire Department, and after many years of service, became a lifetime member.

He enjoyed calling bingo, selling raffle tickets, and traveling to pick up new fire equipment.

He was the owner of Stanley L. Morris Excavating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mount Olivet Church, P.O. Box 57, Dyke, VA 22935, or to Dyke Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 9, Dyke, VA 22935, or to Greene County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Stanardsville, VA 22973.

The family received friends Friday, June 23, 2017, at Ryan Funeral Home in Ruckersville.

A funeral service was held Saturday, June 24, at Mount Olivet Church in Dyke.

Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery on Evergreen Church Road.

A reception followed at the Dyke Volunteer Fire Department.

An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com.



Thomas S. Morris


Thomas “Tommy” Stewart Morris, 47, of Mount Crawford and formerly of Elkton, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 24, 2017.

He was born April 21, 1970, in Rockingham County, and was a son of Kathelyn Dean and the late Jesse Ray Morris.

He attended Spotswood High School.

He worked with the City of Harrisonburg for more than 15 years and was involved with the McGaheysville Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his brother, Kenny, and friends.

He is also survived by a daughter, Jessie Diane Morris; fiancé, April Lucas; brothers, Kenneth Howard Morris and Joseph Harold Morris; and a sister, Cindy Merica.

A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Shenandoah Pentecostal Church with Pastor Jimmy Kite officiating.

Burial will be private at Elk Run Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Page One, 600 Comer Lane, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

Condolences can be shared by visiting www.kygers.com.



Sara G. Diehl


Sara Grace Diehl, 71, of Weyers Cave, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Rockingham County, on Sept. 15, 1945, and was a daughter of the late Wiley and Icadore (Moyers) Smith.

She loved her Sunday school class at Edward Avenue Baptist Church and helping the students at Bridgewater College through dining services.

She was united in marriage, on June 27, 1964, to Edward Lee Diehl, who preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2015.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Diehl of Weyers Cave and Mark Diehl of Grottoes; a sister, Carolyn Good of Port Republic; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Grottoes on Sunday, June 25, 2017, with the Rev. Gary May officiating.

Burial was private.

The family received friends following the funeral service and Saturday at her son Gary’s home in Weyers Cave.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to University of Virginia Cancer Center, P.O. Box 800265, Charlottesville, VA 22908, or Hospice of the Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, VA 22939.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.



Phyllis S. Fitzgerald


Phyllis Swink Fitzgerald, 83, of Grottoes, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Rockingham County, on Sept. 18, 1933, a daughter of the late Paul Sr. and Pauline ( Randall) Swink.

She worked at Crompton in Waynesboro for 32 years.

She enjoyed retirement and spending time with her friend, Jean Bubb.

She was united in marriage, on Aug. 29, 1969, to James Franklin “ Jimmy” Fitzgerald, who preceded her in death on July 27, 2006.

She is survived by a son, Joe Swink of Grottoes; and a brother, Paul Swink Jr. of Grottoes.

A memorial service was held at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, with the Rev. Wayne Wright officiating.

Burial was private.

The family received friends Monday, June 26, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.



Garnett Shifflett


Garnett “Shotgun” Shifflett, 80, of Harrisonburg, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017.

He was born to the late Albert Walker and Blanche Leake Shifflett on Dec. 17, 1936, in Harrisonburg.

His working career as a refrigeration technician spanned many years, eventually retiring from Cargill after 32 years.

While he was not at work, he spent his time volunteering with Hose Company No. 4, and at the time of his death, he was the oldest living volunteer member, having joined at the age of 16.

He was a member of the Harrisonburg Fraternal Order of Eagles, and prior to his declining health he was an active golfer, fisherman and hunter.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Catherine Pence Shifflett. They were married Nov. 9, 1956.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jacquelyn S. Willingham; a son, Terry S. Shifflett; a brother, John Shifflett; sisters, Selena Fulk and Connie Dodd; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Pastor Arthur Dean II conducted the funeral service Monday, June 26, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Interment was at Woodbine Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306, Charlottesville, VA. 22901.



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