Obituaries — Elkton / Rockingham County

Lorraine M. Dofflemyer

Lorraine Morris Dofflemyer, 88, of Elkton, passed away April 1, 2016, at the Sunnyside Retirement Community.

Mrs. Dofflemyer was born in Port Republic on March 3, 1928, and was a daughter of the late James Warren and Nora Belle Morris.

On April 1, 1946, she married Miller R. Dofflemyer, who preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 2005.

She was a member of the Upper Room Church and a faithful servant of God.

She enjoyed helping within the church whenever possible.

She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving family include sons, Ronnie Dofflemyer and Maynard Dofflemyer; a daughter, Vickie Knight; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Revs. Barbara Hensley and Harold Kephart conducted a funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Upper Room Church in Elkton.

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

The family received friends Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Friends will also be received anytime at her home, located at 16669 Sapling Ridge Rd. in Elkton.

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Carolyn M. Schaefer

Carolyn Moore Schaeffer, 94, previously of Mount Solon, passed away April 1, 2016, at Willow Estates in Penn Laird.

A daughter of the late Charles Chilton and Anne Rowland Moore, she was born in California on April 12, 1921.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Case Schaeffer Sr.

She resided in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., for most of her life and enjoyed the distinction of being the longest continuing resident in that community when she came to Virginia to live with her daughter in 2006.

She graduated from Pomona College and was involved in many community activities.

She was a proud homemaker and an artist who enjoyed watercolor painting.

She is survived by her daughter, Anne R. Simon of Flint Hill, Va.; two sons, Robert Case Schaeffer Jr. and Mark Chilton Schaeffer; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at Wildwood Park in Bridgewater.

Interment will be held at a later date in California.

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John C. Davis

Senior Chief John Clay Davis, U.S. Navy retired, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016, at his home in Elkton at the age of 80.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at a date to be determined.

Arrangements are being handled by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Glenn R. Hedrick

Glenn Ray Hedrick, 83, of Harrisonburg, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, at his home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1932, in Franklin, W.Va., and was a son of the late Neal Andrew and Mary Meadows Hedrick.

He worked at Metro Pants as a supervisor for 20 years before going on to retire from Merck & Company in the early 1990s.

He was a family man who enjoyed outdoor activities, especially gardening. He also enjoyed playing games and spending time with his grandchildren.

On Sept. 17, 1976, he married Kay Michael Hedrick, who survives.

Also surviving are sons, Dennis R. Hedrick, Wayne L. Hedrick and Matthew E. Hedrick; a sister, Goldie H. Howell; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pastor Dwight Blakey, of FreshStart Church, led a funeral service Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Kyger Funeral Home chapel in Harrisonburg.

Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA at 238 Old Furnace Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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Edward M. Roudabush

Edward Monroe Roudabush, 65, of Elkton, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

He was born Dec. 7, 1950, in Elkton, and was a son of Ida Mae Shifflett Roudabush and the late James Calvin Roudabush.

He was a self-employed mechanic. He owned and operated Eddie’s Auto Specialties before retiring in 2003.

He graduated from Elkton High School in 1969.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sandra Sue Simmons Roudabush.

He is also survived by children, Danny Roudabush, Eddie Roudabush Jr., Christopher Roudabush, Amy Kaplinger and Benjamin Roudabush; seven grandchildren; brothers, Donnie E., Kenneth W., Douglas C., John L. and Randolph; and several great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Kyger Funeral Home, 115 Nicholson Road, Elkton VA 22827 to offset unexpected funeral expenses.

Online condolences can be made to the family by visiting

Marjorie B. Klawiter

Marjorie (Marge) Benner Klawiter, 83, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016.

Born in White Bear Lake, Minn., she was a daughter of Margaret and Earle Benner.

She moved to Southern California with husband, Karl, in 1969 and to Central Virginia in 1974.

She was a natural leader and played this role in the many organizations she touched, including the Lakeshore Players Theater, Bon Air Christian Church, The Commonwealth Girl Scout Council, Massanutten Lion’s Club, Elkton United Methodist Church and dozens more.

In her life, she received many honors and awards for her work, including the adult high achievement award from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America – the Thanks Badge.

She loved to travel. An architect at heart, she spent countless hours designing homes and remodeling projects.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Klawiter.

Survivors include four daughters, Teri Gutierrez, Polly White, Melissa Sargeant and Kathryn Snead; her stepsons, Kim Klawiter and Steve Klawiter; her sister, Marlys Oliver; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 11 a.m., at the Elkton United Methodist Church, 205 Warren St., Elkton, VA 22827.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Elkton United Methodist Church.

Charlie A. Spitzer Sr.

Charlie Arthur Spitzer Sr., 90, of Grottoes, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born in Port Republic, on Sept. 4, 1925, and was a son of the late Julia (Mace) and George W. Spitzer.

He retired from Crompton Shenandoah and later owned and operated Spitzer’s Water Service in Grottoes.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

On May 7, 1947, he was united in marriage to Constance “Connie” Mae (Lam) Spitzer, who preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 2013.

He is survived by three sons, Dale Spitzer of Grottoes, Alan Spitzer of Asheville, N.C. and Robin Spitzer of Manassas; a sister, Phyllis Hanks of Blackstone; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at Johnson Funeral Service Grottoes Chapel on Thursday, March 31, 2016, with Pastors E.B. Shoemaker and Brian Posey officiating.

Burial followed at Port Republic Mutual Cemetery.

The family received friends Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the funeral home or at the home of Dale and Virginia Spitzer anytime.

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Bonnie E. Spitler

Bonnie Elaine Moore Spitler of Linville, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016.

She was born Feb. 15, 1957, to the late Gorman Hugo Moore and Vera Sue Mullins Moore, in Arlington, Va.

On May 15, 1975, she married Ray Wilson Spitler.

She is survived by her sons, Brandon Ray Spitler of Elkton and Justin Levi Spitler of Weyers Cave; stepdaughters, Terry Spitler Kingan and Sherry Spitler Markley; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Deborah Anita, Valerie Yvonne Keyser and Melanie Viva Moore; brother, Gregory Hugo Moore; as well as numerous family and friends.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved her family, loved helping others, and always had a smile on her sweet face.

Family visitation will be held Thursday, April 7, from 7 to 8 p. m., at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, at Calvary Baptist Church, 15266 New Market Road in Timberville, with her uncle, Pastor Roger Mullins, and Pastor Earnest Halterman officiating.

Burial will follow at the Linville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at

Rebecca G. Cline

Rebecca Grace “Becky” Mongold Cline, 85, of Staunton, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. She had been in failing health for many years.

She was born in Staunton, on Nov. 21, 1930, and was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Rebecca Grace Pennington Mongold.

She graduated from Churchville High School and Dunsmore Business College.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Staunton and was a homemaker.

On Aug. 5, 1950, she married Quentin Garber Cline, who preceded her in death on July 8, 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Jarrels of McGaheysville; three sons, Quentin Cline of Swoope, Lynn Cline of Staunton, and Wes Cline of Harrisonburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert “Bob” Mongold; and a sister, Eugenia “Denna” Bowers.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave.

A private graveside will be held earlier in the day.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice in her memory.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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