OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Robert W. Heiston


Robert Wayne Heiston, 80, of Luray, died on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at MontVue Nursing Home.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1935, in Luray and was a son of the late Dillard V. Heiston Sr. and Delilah B. Moyer Heiston.

Mr. Heiston grew up in Alexandria. He attended Mount Carmel Regular Baptist and the Antioch Independent Bible Church.

On April 2, 1973, he married Mary Anne Wood Heiston, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Judy Heiston Duty of Columbus, Ohio, Loretta Heiston of Goose Creek, Ky., and Tina Heiston Collier of Cromona, Ky.; seven sons, Robert Wayne Heiston Jr. of Neon, Ky., Vernice Heiston of Cromona, Ky., Darrell Heiston of Millstone, Ky., and David, Jerry, James and Abraham Heiston, all of Luray; two stepsons, Robert Dale Heiston of Charlottesville, and Chris Heiston of Luray; two sisters, Betty Canady of Jacksonville, N.C., and Gladys M. Taylor of Accokeek, Md.; 26 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, John Joseph Heiston; three sisters, Rachel Virginia Ellis, Vallie Hidrobo and Louise Taylor; and four brothers, James, Albert, Virgil and Dillard V. Heiston Jr.

A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, May 1, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery.



Phylliss A. Clem


Phylliss Anne Clem, 69, of Shenandoah, died on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

She was born on July 8, 1946, in Chase City and was a daughter of the late Jesse Burton and Ethel Inge Wilson.

Mrs. Clem worked in retail most of her life and retired in 2009.

On April 6, 1969, she married Noah Lee “Pally” Clem Jr., who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Shane Clem; a daughter, Sharon Monger; a stepson, Michael Christopher Getz; a sister, Carrie Lee Fitz; five grandchildren; and two step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Wilson Jr. and Clarence Wilson; and two sisters, Mildred Caknipe and Carol Powell.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Christ United Methodist Church in Shenandoah by the Rev. Stephen Creech.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 101 Second St., Central Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.



Jean S. Jauer


Jean Shenk Jauer, 84, of Beeville, Texas, died on Friday, April 15, 2016.

She was born on March 15, 1932, in Luray and was a daughter of the late Amos and Nellie Painter Shenk.

Her husband, Monroe O. Jauer Jr., preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter, all of Texas; a brother, Joe Shenk of Luray; and two sisters, Shirley Blosser of New Market, and Maxine Sullivan of Elkton. She was preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters.

A funeral service was held on Monday, April 18, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Burial was in Robstown Memorial Park.



Mary I. Good


Mary Isabelle Good, 89, of Stanley, died on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born on April 20, 1927, in Virginia and was a daughter of the late John Bennett Douglas and Florence Hughes Douglas.

Mrs. Good was a member of the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church. She taught for 35 years at the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist School.

On May 30, 1948, she married Alfred Rudolph Good Sr., who died on Dec. 22, 2014.

She is survived by a son, Alfred “Rudy” Good Jr. of Stanley; three daughters, Cheri Drab of Elon College, N.C., Cheryl Rada of Stuarts Draft, and Judy Silver of Stanley; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Deshazo and Mildred Hartnett; and two brothers, Bennett and Sydney Douglas.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stanley Seventh-day Adventist Church Playground Fund.



Charles E. Sorrells


Charles Edward Sorrells, 51, of Harrisonburg, died on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1964, in Richmond and was a son of Shelvia Jean Comer Shenk of Harrisonburg and Zirkle P. Sorrells of Virginia.

Mr. Sorrells worked at Dean Steal.

Surviving in addition to his parents are six sisters, Victoria Buracker, Teresa Ann Shenk-Stuart, Melinda Shenk and Connie Jean Walters, all of Harrisonburg, and Debbie Sorrells and Jeanette Sorrells; and two brothers, Ralph Shenk of Tennessee, and Homer Sorrells. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Wayne Shenk.

A funeral service was conducted at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Bradley Funeral Home. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.

The family received friends at the funeral home on Wednesday one hour prior to the service, from 3-4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.



Holloway correction


Date of death for the Holloway obituaries was incorrectly submitted for publication in last week’s Page News. The family died in a fire at their home on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.



Anita M. Beaver


Anita Marie Beaver, 61, of Luray, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Anita was born on September 3, 1954, and was the daughter of James David Rothgeb and Hazel Marie Turner Rothgeb.

On January 12, 1973, she married Gary Scott Beaver, who survives. In celebration of their love, they renewed their wedding vows for their 25th anniversary in front of family and friends. They were married for 43 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband is their daughter, Wendy Marie Beaver of Broadway. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas Lester Rothgeb of Luray.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James David Rothgeb Jr.

She was devoted to her family and enjoyed flowers, gardening and her cats. She was a member of Newport Christian Church.

The family extends a special thank you to the nurses and staff of the North Wing of MontVue Nursing Home for their exceptional care and support.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Luray Volunteer Fire Department or Newport Christian Church. (Paid Obituary)



Mary D. Smith


February 16, 1917 ― May 1, 2016
Mary was born in Kimball, Virginia, to George Cletus Mayes and Emma Foster Mayes on February 16, 1917. She spent most of her childhood in the Luray, Virginia area.

Mary was the youngest of seven children and was preceded in death by her three sisters, Mildred Mayes Foltz, Ruth Mayes Sours and Thelma Mayes McCuin, and by her three brothers, William “Bill” Mayes, Laban Mayes and Ivan Mayes.

Mary’s first husband, Roy S. Dagenhart, and his three grown sons also preceded her in death.

In 1956, Mary and Paul Revere Smith were married, and she became a loving stepmother to his children, Paula Smith (VanDomelen) and Bruce M. Smith. She is survived by these children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

For many years Mary worked at Sealtest Dairy in Washington, D.C. After her retirement, she spent much of her time working in her large and beautiful yard, and at her sewing machine making quilts, lap robes and hygiene bags for nursing homes. She also created special ties for Paul, relatives and friends. Mary was a member of the Arlington Church of the Brethren, were she was a member of the choir for many years.

A funeral service is planned for Saturday, May 7, at the Pavilion at Beahm’s Chapel, 211 Lee Hwy., Luray, Va. 22835 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Mary’s memory may be honored with a gift to Capital Caring (Hospice of Northern Virginia), 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Va. 22042; to the Arlington Church of the Brethren, 300 N. Montague St., Arlington, Va. 22203; or to the Heifer Project International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, Ark. 72202. (Paid Obituary)



Gretchen L. Temple


Gretchen Louisa Brandt Temple, 85, of Luray, died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at her home.

She was born on March 22, 1931, in Washington, D.C., and was the daughter of the late Henry John and Martha Elisabeth Schicht Brandt.

Mrs. Temple was educated in Washington, D.C. She was employed by the Sears Roebuck and Company and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, where she had served on the altar guild, church council and taught Sunday school. She was eight times Worthy Matron of Page Chapter No. 24 Order of the Eastern Star and was a former member and past president of the Hill and Valley Garden Club.

On August 25, 1951, she married Kearie Eugene Temple, who preceded her in death on October 18, 2008. They were married 57 years.

Of this loving marriage they had four wonderful children, Paul Eugene Temple (Patti), Leigh John Temple (Susie), Deborah Marie Presgraves (Eugene) and Jean Louise Lowman (Heath). She has six grandchildren, Wendy Kaye Collier (Geoffrey), Jason Leigh Temple (Jessica), Amanda Louise Grimes (David), Matthew Eugene Presgraves (Morgan), Kalee Renee Lowman and Caleb Ryan Lowman. She has three great-grandchildren, Brandon Webb Collier, Kent James Temple and Kynlee Ann Presgraves. She has one sister, Dora M. Winkelman of Phoenix, Ariz., and a brother, Frederick H. Brandt, who preceded her in death in 1958.

The family received friends at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m.

The funeral was performed by the Rev. Jeffrey D. Marble at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray on Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058.


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