OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Charles J. Kerstetter


Charles John “Johnny” Kerstetter, 75, of Harrisonburg, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

He was born on April 16, 1941, in the Belgian Congo and was a son of the late Robert Clayton Kerstetter and Ann Grant Kerstetter.

Mr. Kerstetter attended Rethy Academy in Zaire. In the U.S., he attended Delaware County Christian School and received his Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Mennonite University with further studies in marine biology. He taught science at Page County High School and in Newport News. After moving to Sarasota in 1978, where he resided for 37 years, he worked as a teacher and mechanic.

On Dec. 21, 1968, he married Marleen Rohrer Kerstetter, who survives.



Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Kara Martin of Singers Glen, and Jonathan Kerstetter of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Margery Perry of Venice, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by a brother, William Kerstetter.



A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg by Buress McComb.



Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church mission fund (specify mission fund in memo line), 32 Southgate Court, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.



Condolences may be sent to www.mcmullenfh.com.





Herbert E. Kite Sr.


Herbert Earl Kite Sr., 87, of Elkton, died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

He was born on May 1, 1929, and was a son of the late Ernest Lebrick Kite and Ruby Alice Cook Kite.



Mr. Kite was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He worked for Snyder’s Plumbing and Heating for more than 30 years and retired from Valley Mall. He was an avid hunter and member of the Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292.



He was preceded in death by his first wife, P. Pauline Kite, and his second wife, Doris Elaine Frazier Kite.

He is survived by two sons, Ricky and Herbert E. Kite Jr., both of Elkton; two sisters, Sara Meadows of Elkton, and Margaret Frazier of Shenandoah; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 He was also preceded in death by nine brothers and two sisters.



A graveside service was conducted on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Elk Run Cemetery by the Rev. David Wade.



Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Hubert F. Campbell


Hubert Franklin “Hump” Campbell, 86, of Luray, died on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock.

He was born on Nov. 6, 1930, in Shenandoah and was a son of the late Hubert Lee Campbell and Mamie Smelser Campbell.

Mr. Campbell had worked as a mechanic at the Luray Textile. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church.

On July 7, 1952, he married Ethel Mae Painter Campbell, who survives.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Loretta Campbell and Louise “Sis” Cash; and five brothers, Mohler “Buddy,” Paul, Ralph “Pete,” Robert “Bobby” and Willie “Peck” Campbell.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Luray VFW Comer-Jones Post 621. Burial was in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray.



Clarence A. Robinson 




Clarence A. Robinson, 72, of Stanley, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born on March 23, 1944, in Washington, Pa., and was a son of the late Clarence Robinson and Josephine Marie Leeper Anderson.

Mr. Robinson worked for the Secret Service, retiring with 20 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Vietnam.

On Feb. 14, 1971, he married Eleanor Virginia Baird Robinson, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a stepdaughter, Sandra Baldwin of Manassas; a stepson, Sanders Baldwin of Stanley; and his stepfather, Charles Elwood Anderson of Stanley. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. and Joseph L. Robinson.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Culpeper National Cemetery.



Mary E. Rose


Mary Ellen Rose, 72, of Shenandoah, died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at her home.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1944 and was a daughter of the late Clyde and Hazel Jacob Monn of Gettysburg, Pa.

Mrs. Rose had lived in various areas of the country, including North Carolina where she worked in the poultry industry prior to moving to Virginia.

On Sept. 21, 1986, she married Robert “Jimmy” Rose, who survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Effie Rose Cox of Elkton; a brother, Donnie Monn of Florida; a sister, Rosalie Steffy of Morganton, N.C.; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and Billy Monn; and a sister, Betty Miller.

A memorial gathering was held at the family home on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



James W. Jenkins


James William “Jim” Jenkins, 62, of Timberville, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.



He was born on Dec. 11, 1954, in Mount Jackson and was a son of Mary Frances Ryman Jenkins and the late Nelson Jenkins.

Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Mount Zion Church in Mount Jackson.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Brandy Miller of Luray, and Amber Dennison of New Market; two sons, Nathan Dennison of Richmond, and Kevin Jenkins of Timberville; three sisters, Lynda Lutz, Debbie Mauck and Doris Ayers; a brother, George “Freddie” Jenkins; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Bazzle.

A memorial service was conducted on Monday, Jan. 30, at the New Market Eagles by Pastor Glen Turner.



John P. Good


John Paul Good, 88, of 1692 Mill Creek, Luray, died on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Life Care Center in New Market.

He was born on Dec. 12, 1928, in Stanley and was a son of the late Ermon Jackson Good and Emma Susan Good.

Mr. Good owned and operated the Maytag store in Luray from 1987 until retiring in 2005. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Luray Church of Christ.

On Oct. 18, 1952, he married Anna Juanita Snider Good, who died on Aug. 14, 2006.

He is survived by six children, Debbie Cox of Luray, Col. (ret.) Ted M. Good of Merry Hill, N.C., Larry A. Good of Shenandoah, Richard G. Good of Fredericksburg, Brenda Griffith of Woodbridge, and Linda L. Jenkins of Luray; two brothers, Gerald Good of Stanley, and Ermon “Bud” Good of Luray; a sister, Judy Rickard of Rileyville; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery pavilion by Garland “Bubba” Gochenour, with military honors by the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621 of Luray.

The family received friends on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Bradley Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Comer-Jones Post 621, 218 Veterans Lane, Luray, Va. 22835. (Paid Obituary)



Austin E. Aleshire


Austin Edward Aleshire, 71, of 305 Old Farms Rd., Luray, died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at Timberview Crossing Assisted Living in Timberville.

He was born on May 13, 1945, in Stanley and was a son of the late Clarence Aleshire and Gladys Bell Aleshire.

Mr. Aleshire was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Wrangler for 48 years as a shipping clerk, retiring in 2013.

On June 26, 1965, he married Faye Darlene Foster Aleshire, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a sister, Charlotte Alger of Luray; and his four beloved dogs.

The family will receive friends any time at the home of his sister.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Page SPCA, P.O. Box 62, Luray, Va. 22835. (Paid Obituary)



Ralph C. Buracker Jr.


Ralph C. Buracker Jr., 77, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Winchester Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at the Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia, with Sammy Campbell officiating. Burial followed in the Martin Ed Alger Cemetery in Page County, Virginia.

Mr. Buracker was born December 5, 1939, in Luray, Virginia, to the late Ralph Cleveland Buracker Sr. and Gladys Marie Price Buracker. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Buracker.

He served in the U.S. Army for the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Following his enlistment he joined the Front Royal Police Department, where he served as a sergeant, and was past president of the Front Royal Fraternal Order of Police. He retired from UPS as a tractor trailer driver.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Shelby J. Buracker; two daughters, Shelby Theresa Henry (Robert) and Kimberly R. Lauffer (Scott), both of Front Royal; a brother, Ronald B. Buracker (Penny) of Luray; three sisters, Nancy C. Bailey (Calvin), Brenda K. Weakley and Karen F. Cubbage (Andy), all of Stanley, Virginia; a granddaughter, Erin A. Williams (Chris Ramey) of Front Royal; a grandson, Gregory P. Thompson (Laura) of Front Royal; a step grandson, Kyle Lauffer of Front Royal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by all who love him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the Arthritis Foundation or to a charity of one’s choice. (Paid Obituary)



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