OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Page County


Edward Turner Jr.


Edward Jackson Turner Jr., 62, of Elkton, died on Friday, June 30, 2017, after a 17-year battle with kidney cancer.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1955, in Harrisonburg and was a son of Delores Jean Sullivan Turner and the late Edward Jackson Turner Sr.

Mr. Turner was an active member of the Elkton United Methodist Church, where he sang in the chancel choir, served as lay reader and was a past chairperson of the trustees. He was a member of the Charles Franklin Shuler Masonic Lodge 74 in Elkton. He was a 1973 graduate of Elkton High School.

Mr. Turner worked for Merck and Co. as a maintenance supervisor for more than 28 years before retiring. He then worked another 10 years for Greenwood Construction Company at the Merck facility and later for Jones Lang LaSalle (J.L.L.), retiring for health reasons.

On Sept. 9, 2000, he married Michelle Life Turner, who survives.

Surviving in addition to his mother and his wife are two daughters, Kristin N. Turner of Grottoes, and Lea C. Woods of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Nathan A. Turner of McGaheysville, and Aaron M. Fletcher of Staunton; a sister, Shirley Turner Williams of Elkton; a brother, Jason Turner of Harriston; and four grandchildren.

A funeral service with Masonic rites was conducted on Monday, July 3, at the Elkton United Methodist Church by the Rev. David T. Reynolds and the Rev. Rick Robertson. Burial was in the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton United Methodist Church (New Building Addition Fund), 205 Warren St., Elkton, Va. 22827; or to the Harrisonburg/ Rockingham SPCA, P.O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Billie P. Strickler


Billie Paige Strickler, 86, of Shenandoah, died on Friday, June 30, 2017, at Sentara RMH Health Campus.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1930, in Page County and was a daughter of the late John W. and Frances Lucas Good.

Mrs. Strickler was a lifetime resident of the Shenandoah Valley and was a member of the First Christian Church in Shenandoah, the Shenandoah Woman’s Club and the DAR. She was a graduate of Shenandoah College, where she played on the women’s basketball team. After graduation, she worked for Merck for a short time. She owned and operated Quincy Street Café in Shenandoah for a number of years, the style shop and was also a licensed real estate agent for Strickler’s Real Estate.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 66 years, Richard P. Strickler, are two sons, John R. Strickler of Richmond, and Gary S. Strickler of Shenandoah; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Vincent G. Strickler.

A celebration of life service was conducted on Sunday, July 2, at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton by the Rev. Jim Perry. Burial was private at Coverstone Cemetery in Shenandoah.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Volunteer Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Condolences may be shared at www.kygers.com.



Wanda J. Kibler


Wanda Jean “Patsy” Kibler, 71, of Shenandoah, died on Thursday, June 29, 2017.



Ms. Kibler was born on July 3, 1945, in Shenandoah and was a daughter of the late Joseph Oliver Kibler and Frances Hilliard Kibler.

She is survived by three sisters, Peggy Freeze, Elizabeth Nauman and Mary Miller, all of Shenandoah; and three brothers, Wayne Kibler of Shenandoah, Nevin “Buck” Kibler of Stanley, and Ralph Kibler of Luray. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Rodger Lee, David, Allen, Kenneth and Charles Kibler.

A funeral service was conducted on Sunday, July 2, at the Mill Creek Bible Church in Luray by John Boyd. Burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah.



Memorial contributions may be made to the Mill Creek Bible Church, Luray, Va. 22835; or to the Shenandoah Volunteer Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.



Joseph A. Good


Joseph Allen Good, age 43, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Manila, Philippines, after a long battle with cancer.

Joseph is survived by a wife, Haizen; and three children, Megan, Gracie and Dylan. He is also leaving behind his mother, Cathy Thomas, and his father, Donnie Good, and two siblings, David and Laura.

Joseph was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, where he quickly advanced to Petty Officer First Class. He grew up in Stanley, Va., and attended Page County High School. His love for engineering and mechanics was apparent from an early age. After his honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, he was presented with an opportunity to serve as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he excelled as a lead engineer and machinery technician. It was while overseas in the UAE that he met his wife, Haizen Vihyen Navarro Good.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at the Painter Reunion Woods (160 Painter Woods Road, Luray, Va. 22835).

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Medical Center, where he was treated with such kindness and compassion via his Go Fund Me campaign (www.gofundme.com/joeygood).

The family requests that no condolences be made via Facebook. (Paid Obituary)




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