Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Sylvia L. Alger

Mrs. Sylvia Lynne Alger, 55, of New Market, passed away Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born July 7, 1960 in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of Martha (Lou) Seibel of Roanoke and the late James K. (Corky) Rader.

Mrs. Alger was a graduate of Emory & Henry College and professionally was a project accountant for M.C. Dean in Harrisonburg, Va.

She was very active in her community. For many years she proudly served as treasurer for New Market Rebels Baseball, and she generously opened her home and heart to many young men to provide them with the opportunity to chase their life's dreams and who became her adopted sons.

She was a devoted member of Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market, where she served as church treasurer.

On Nov. 16, 1991, Lynne became the "beautiful bride" of C. Bruce Alger, who survives.

In addition to her mother and her husband, she is survived by two sons, Christian Trey Rader Alger and Calvin Bruce Alger II, both of New Market; a step-daughter, Amanda Renee Alger (James Armstrong), of Orlando, FL; a step-son, Calvin Gregory Bruce Alger and wife Kelly of Harrisonburg; a sister, Cynthia Rader Durham and husband Al; four grandchildren, Jaden, Brody, Riley and Isaiah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Jeffrey Sonafelt conducted a memorial service at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Reformation Lutheran Church.

Interment will be private.

The family received friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hahn Cancer Center, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 or to Reformation Lutheran Church Pre-school Program, P.O. Box 896, New Market, Va. 22844.

Steven W. Baker

Steven Wayne Baker, 62, of Mt. Jackson, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

Mr. Baker was born August 9, 1953 in New Market, son of Mary Frances Hansberger Frye of Mt. Jackson and the late Cledith Erven Baker.

He is survived by his wife, Nona G. Baker, whom he married July 11, 1984.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jeanie Baker of Mt. Jackson; two sons, Jeremy Baker and Christopher Litten, both of Mt. Jackson; a brother, Franklin Dale Baker of Basye; a step-mother, Shirley Baker of Mt. Jackson; four sisters, Sheila Dean of McGaheysville, Sonja Miller and Gail Baker, both of Mt. Jackson and Toni Schaeffer of Broadway; and two grandchildren, Chase Matthew Jones and Cambrea Renea Smoot.

A graveside service will be held Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Jackson Cemetery with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Baker, Robert Burner, James Pitcock, Tony Smoot, Bill Miller and Denny Dellinger.

The family received friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Steven W. Baker's Burial Fund, c/o Dellinger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 63, Mt. Jackson, Va. 22842.

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Norman Beedle

Norman Beedle, 90, of Basye, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Consulate Healthcare in Woodstock.

He was born Nov. 4, 1925 in Bird Haven and was the son of the late Nathaniel and Mary (Rosie) Barb Beedle.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Beedle was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Rosetta Delawder Beedle; and six siblings, Arthur Beedle, Martin Beedle, Stanley Beedle, Hannah Helsley, Ruby Watson and Barbara Mellette.

Mr. Beedle was a member of Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren in Basye.

He retired from Blue Ridge Truss where he worked on the roof truss saws.

Mr. Beedle is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Funkhouser and husband Kevin of Basye; one sister, Stella Barb of Basye; four grandchildren, Benjamin Clem, Kristina Funkhouser, Mindy Funkhouser and Andrew Funkhouser; and three great-grandchildren, Abel Clem, Guage Davis and Trevor Moton.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Valley Funeral & Cremation Serviceás Chapel with Pastor Olin Bailey officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Furry Friends, c/o Robin Bradfield, P.O. Box 13, Woodstock, Va. 22664.

Arrangements are in the care of Valley Funeral & Cremation Service, Bowmans Crossing.

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Ann K. Dellinger

Ann Kibler Dellinger, 87, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Sunset View Memorial Gardens. Pastor Joe Fleming officiated.

Ann was born Dec. 23, 1928 in Woodstock. She was the daughter of the late Ruben and Nettie Rudy Kibler.

She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse Degree in 1971 and worked for 20 years at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, and later as a private duty nurse, caring for many in the community.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Otis Carl "Sling" Dellinger Jr.; sister, Betty Catherine Cook; and two brothers, Floyd and Jacob Kibler.

Ann is survived by a sister, Peggy S. Brown; brother-in-law James F. Brown; a brother, Glenn “Butch” Kibler; sister-in-law, Sarah Kibler; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Ann will be remembered for her love of family and friends. She loved to cook and her coconut cake and cookies brought smiles and delight to many. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, watching the birds in her front yard, and the company of her cats and neighborhood animals.

Ann was fond of antiques, going to auctions with friends, and taking long rides through the countryside of her beloved Shenandoah Valley.

The family received friends at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock on Tuesday from 6 -7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Virginia 22601 or Saumsville Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 2108 Saumsville Rd., Maurertown, Virginia 22644.

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Marjorie E. Draper

Marjorie Evans Draper, 67, of Woodstock, Va., passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at her residence.

Services and burial for Mrs. Draper will be conducted privately.

She was born in Woodstock, Va. on Oct. 29, 1948, a daughter of the late William A. and Audrey Louise Lambert Evans.

She is survived by her son, Mark Draper of Woodstock, Va.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is serving the family of Mrs. Draper.

Orrin L. French Sr.

Orrin Luce French Sr., 84, attorney, businessman, farmer and resident of Woodstock, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Woodstock United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Massanutten Cemetery. Reverend Robert Hoskins officiated.

Orrin was born July 24, 1931 at 255 E. Locust St. in Woodstock, the sixth of eight children of the late Warren B. French Sr. and Lena Sheetz French.

He attended Woodstock Grade School and Woodstock High School, graduating in 1948, and studied for a year at Massanutten Military Academy.

In 1949, he enrolled in the University of Virginia, earning a BA in Economics in 1953 and going on to graduate from UVA law school in 1956.

After serving in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958, he worked alongside his brother, F. Douglas French, as co-owner of the French Brothers Dairy farming operation.
Thereafter, he opened a law office on Lawyers Row, practicing for over 30 years with his partner and friend Kevin Black. He was an active member of the Virginia State Bar for more than 59 years.

Among his many civic and community activities, he was a member of the Shenandoah County Bar Association, served as Chairman of the Shenandoah County Electoral Board, held various offices for the Shenandoah County Republican Committee, was an officer and director of the Shenandoah County Fair Association (which he dearly loved), was on the board of First Union National Bank, and was a life-long, dedicated member of Woodstock United Methodist Church.

In later years, he greatly enjoyed sitting on the bench as a substitute judge for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations and General District Courts.

He utilized his legal skills to assist many non-profit and community organizations, and until his death he loved helping his clients.

Along with his brothers, Warren, Millson and Douglas, he was also engaged in real estate, business and farming pursuits in Shenandoah County, which he felt was the most beautiful countryside on earth.

He loved telling stories, dahlias, eating fresh lobster and stewed tomatoes, the stock market, teasing everyone (especially small children), saying exactly what he thought about anyone and anything, and above all, his large family.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Millson S. French and F. Douglas French.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ryman French; a daughter, Valerie French Cale and husband David of Harrisonburg; a son, O.L. French Jr. and wife Shauna of Woodstock; his brother, Warren B. French, Jr. (Pat); sisters, Emma Randel, Ellen Fuller, Lena Fuller, and Sally Weber (John); sisters-in-law, Doris French and Marian French; and six grandchildren, Jacob R. French, Allie, Mary Kate and Nate French, and Carson and Maddie Cale.

He was loved as well and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

The family received friends at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.

Pallbearers were O. L. French Jr., Jacob French, and nephews, Millson S. French Jr., Billy French, Timmy French, Christopher French, James Randel Jr., and Stephen French.

Honorary pallbearers were nephews, F. Douglas French Jr., Martin French and Charles French; and Kevin Black, Mike Cook, Terry Kibler, Jackie Lambert, Linda Neff, and members of the Thursday night poker club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Woodstock United Methodist Church 156 S. Muhlenberg St. Woodstock, Va. 22664.

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Margaret M. Hammer

Margaret Frances Millar Hammer, a resident of Winchester for nearly 70 years, died on April 20, 2016 at Greenfield Reflections in Strasburg, Virginia.

Born on Aug. 26, 1926 in Romney, West Virginia, Margaret was the youngest of three daughters of Volunta Volonia Kump and Edwin Vause Millar.

Margaret graduated from Petersburg, WV High School in 1944 and attended Potomac State College in Keyser WV.

Margaret’s professional career included working with the Veterans Administration in Washington DC, and in Winchester at O’Sullivan Corporation and the Shenandoah Valley National Bank, finishing her professional career with the office of Dr's. Green, Helm and Kessler.

Throughout her working life, she took time away to be at home raising four gifted and talented children with her husband Paul.

She and Paul were members of the First Presbyterian Church.
Margaret enjoyed her life with Paul and her children, exploring all the places that Paul would take them and they could endure, but grew to love. In addition to Sunday picnics at Elizabeth Furnace, there were many trips to Washington DC, the Outer Banks, Colonial Beach, and to their beloved West Virginia, as well as trips to the New York and Montreal world fairs, Dallas, Texas, Key West, Florida, and the Finger Lakes in upstate New York.

After Paul’s passing in 1981, Margaret enjoyed her time with her sisters and watching life on Handley Boulevard. She particularly relished attending Shenandoah University’s theatrical productions with her sister Nancy. She was a fan of Alfred Hitchcock, the “bad boy” actors Anthony Hopkins and Jack Nickolson, Patsy Cline, and television shows, “The Office,” “Seinfeld,” and the “Colbert Report.” She avidly followed public affairs, rarely missing “Meet the Press,” and appreciated the political commentary of Keith Olbermann. She had hoped to live to see a woman elected president. Margaret also eagerly anticipated the exploits of the Washington Redskins when Joe Gibbs was coach, admiring Santana Moss’s skill on the playing field.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Paul Wright Hammer and sister Julia M. Ellis.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy M. Lewis, as well as her four children: Jeanne M. Hammer (Paul McWhinney); Irene H. Terrill, Roger M. Hammer (Theresa); and Barbara A. Hammer (Jake Muller). She was the grandmother to four granddaughters, including Anne M. McWhinney (Balla Ndure) and Elizabeth H. Johnson (Darren). Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nephews and nieces, great-great nephews and nieces, and one great grandson.

The family received friends on Tuesday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home with a graveside service conducted on Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. at Mount Hebron Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Margaret’s kind heart for the occasional stray cat and kittens, memorial gifts can be made to the SPCA of Winchester, Frederick, and Clarke Counties at 115 Featherbed Ln., Winchester, Va. 22601. Memorial gifts to the Alzheimer’s Association at are also welcome.

Wilma J. Heishman

Wilma Jean Heishman, age 72, of Timberville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home in the presence of her family.

Mrs. Heishman was born March 7, 1944, in Camp Creek, W.V., daughter of the late Joseph C. and Pemel Hutchins Lilly.

Mrs. Heishman was married Jan. 12, 1963, to Spencer Heishman, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Teresa Heishman of Strasburg; a son, born Jan. 24, 1965, and Gregory Heishman of Nokesville; two sisters, Shelby Bennett of Shady Springs, W.V., and Dremma Smith of Cool Ridge, W.V.; three brothers, Cheryl Lilly of Mount Airy, N.C., and Keith Lilly and Jeff Lilly, both of Cool Ridge, W.V.; and five grandchildren, Koty Heishman, Andrew Heishman, Ashleigh Carter, Christine Carter and Dalton Morris.

Services will be private.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mount Jackson.

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Ann H. Mercer

Ann Hamilton Mercer, 91, of Woodstock, Virginia, passed away surrounded by her family on April 22, 2016.

Ann was born, May 7, 1924 to Harry and Goldie Hamilton in Dumfries, Virginia, where she was raised by her mother and loving step-father, Wilbur Brawner.

She was married to Donald R. Mercer Sr. for 54 years, prior to his death on April 29, 1998.

Ann was primarily a homemaker, but worked part-time after her children were older at Typing Services, Inc. and in the cafeteria of Belmont Elementary School.

After retirement in 1976, Ann and Don left their home in Woodbridge, Virginia to settle in the Shenandoah Valley in Woodstock where they enjoyed the country life. Ann called Woodstock "the best place she ever lived."

She was a long time member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was a very active member of the United Methodist Women. She loved her church family and always said they were so good to her.

Ann's love of flowers showed in her yard and garden. She enjoyed cooking and canning and spent many hours quilting, crocheting and sewing.
 She loved having her family with her, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Joyce Brawner King.

She leaves behind her children, Don Mercer and wife Pat of Triangle, Virginia, Mark Mercer of Stafford, Virginia and Melanie Miller and her husband Jeff of Midland, Virginia; seven beloved grandchildren; and six precious great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves a sister, Jewell Pratt Burns of Woodbridge, Virginia; a brother, Elliott Brawner and wife Carol of Florida; brother-in-law, Ed King of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation was Wednesday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Valley Funeral & Cremation Service, Bowmans Crossing, Virginia.

A celebration of Ann's life was held Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Woodstock, Virginia.
Interment was in Dumfries Cemetery in Dumfries, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Societyor the Shenandoah County SPCA.

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John A. Rhea

John Allan Rhea, 79, of Woodstock, Va., passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Consulate Healthcare in Woodstock.

He was born Oct. 25, 1936 in Urbana, Ill., and was the son of the late Walter and Vida (Traeger) Rhea.

Mr. Rhea was an accomplished journalist, editor, and author.

He graduated from Paw Paw High School and the University of Illinois and was president of Sigma Tau Gamma, and a member of the journalism fraternity Sigma Delta Chi. He was a member of several Unitarian Universalist Churches, the Washington Press Club, National Association of Science Writers, Society of Professional Journalists, the Sierra Club, and the Edinburg Senior Citizens Center.

After covering many of the early space program launches out of Florida in the 1960s and reporting for a variety of military, space, and electronics publications on both coasts, he created the Washington Communications Service in the 1970s and worked under that name until he retired.

Mr. Rhea is survived by his three daughters, Christine Barbara Rhea of Albany, Or., Nancie Rhea Turner and husband Kenneth of Alexandria, Va., and Patricia Lois Rhea and husband Geoff Manikin of Laurel, Md.; one brother, James Edwin Rhea and wife Linda of Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Samantha Manikin-Rhea and Haley Manikin-Rhea.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Rhea was predeceased by his son, Capt. Samuel George Rhea, and his sister, Lois Margaret Rhea.

Mr. Rhea lived in many areas of the country and traveled extensively and was most at home in Woodstock, Va.
 He was quite the eclectic person. As an avid reader he could discuss any topic ranging from baseball to astrophysics. His interest in music varied from Opera to Bluegrass.

The family received friends at St. Paul's United Church of Christ at 235 S. Main St., Woodstock on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m.; eulogy and sharing of memories was at 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to his favorite organizations, the Woodstock Museum or the Sierra Club.

Arrangements were in the care of Valley Funeral & Cremation Service.

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Ronald D. Rhodes

Ronald Dale Rhodes, 72, of Broadway, Va., died April 19, 2016, at his residence. He was born Feb. 13, 1944, in Washington, D.C., to the late Lee Roy and Kathleen Zirkle Rhodes.

He was a farmer and had worked in grounds maintenance at RMH.

He is survived by his wife, the former Andrea Leake; one daughter, Misty Rhodes of Broadway; two sons, Robert Rhodes and wife, Mary, and Mick Rhodes and wife, Carla, all of Broadway; one brother, Richard Rhodes and wife, Leota, of New Market; two sisters, Barbara Fleming and husband, Max, of Florida, and Patricia Emswiler and husband, Gary, of Broadway; one sister-in-law, Joan Rhodes of Leesburg; grandchildren, Ryan and Eric Trzicak, Jessica Rhodes, Zachary and Andy Foltz, Jennifer Slagle and Michael Russel; and a special great-grandson, Hunter Trzicak.

His brother, Stuart Rhodes, preceded him in death.

The Rev. Barbara Rhodes conducted a graveside service 11 a.m. Monday at Mountain Valley Cemetery near Harrisonburg.

The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

The body was cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 or Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, Va. 22815.

Joan G. Swann

On April 18, 2016, Joan departed this life to be with her Savior surrounded by her friends and family.

Joan was born on Dec. 8, 1956, in Baltimore, Md., and was a daughter of the late Horace V. and E. Geraldine (nee Allen) Swann. She was predeceased by a sister, Charlotte Grogg. She moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia when she was 10 years old and attended Stonewall Jackson High School in Mount Jackson, Va.

She moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1974 to pursue a career as a civil servant in the U.S. government. She retired from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2012 and settled in Jacksonville, Fla.

She is survived by two sisters, April L. Whitmer - nee Allen (John) of Edinburg, Va., and Carolyn J. Todd (Kenneth) of Triangle, Va.; three brothers, Charles E. Swann of Pensacola, Fla., Horace L. of Jacksonville, Fla., and William D. (Anna) of Springfield Va.; half sister, Mildred Schreiber of Towson, Md., and a half brother, Donald V. Swann of Hanover, Pa.; her longtime companion, Stephen Taylor; nephews, Mike Whitmer (Erin) of Ashland Va., Greg Whitmer (Ann) of Stephenson, Va., Tony Rose of Triangle, Va., Christopher Swann (Jessa) of Jacksonville, Fla., James Grogg (Jenny) of Edinburg, Va., Roy Grogg (Rebecca) and Jonathan Grogg of Singers Glen, Va.; and nieces, Elizabeth Swann of Jacksonville, Fla., Christine Swann of Woodbridge, Va., Mary Ann Harper (Fred) and Jeri Grogi of Harrisonburg, Va. She is survived by her beloved aunt, Elsie Christine Daniel of Westminster, Md.

A memorial service will be at a later date, and inurnment will be in the Mount Jackson Cemetery in Mount Jackson, Va.

Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in her honor.

Sarah T. Webber

Sarah Theresa Webber, 73, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away, Friday, April 22, 2016 at Greenfield Reflections Nursing Home.

Born Sept. 30, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Webber, Sr. and Lillie DeMoines Luttrell Webber.

Sarah retired from the F.D.I.C. as a Senior Project Manager.

She is survived by a sister Oretta M. LaFollette and husband Allan of Stephenson, Virginia; a sister-in-law Joyce Webber of Inwood; and a several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Robert L. Webber, Jr.

The family received friends on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Homes’ South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood. A funeral service was held 1 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the South Berkeley Chapel. Interment was held in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at http://www.BrownFuneralHomes

Leroy K. Wilkinson Jr.

Leroy Kenneth Wilkinson Jr., 72, of Waynesboro, passed quietly on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

He was born July 10, 1943, in Richmond to the late Leroy Kenneth and Alma Sadler Wilkinson.

Also preceding him in death were his daughter-in-law, Nora, and brother, William.

Leroy was the owner and president of Mountain Valley Corp., a franchise of Burger King Corp., which operates 21 Burger King restaurants and three convenience stores in central Virginia, and employs over 600 people in and around the Shenandoah Valley. He began with Burger King in 1969 as an assistant manager in Gulfport, Miss., and within five years was promoted, first to restaurant manager, then to district manager, training director, and finally to director of operations. Prior to becoming owner and president of Mountain Valley Corp. in 1982, he became the regional director for Chart House Inc., a major franchisee of Burger King restaurants; his responsibilities included overseeing the Virginia market of 54 restaurants and over 2,000 employees.

Mr. Wilkinson was active in the greater Augusta County community, serving as a past member of the advisory board for Mary Baldwin College, the board of directors of Augusta County United Way, Waynesboro Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waynesboro, and the Waynesboro YMCA. He was also a member of the Waynesboro Downtown Redevelopment Committee, served as a member of Crime Stoppers of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County, was a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Waynesboro, of which he was a founding member, and also was instrumental in the return of the Soap Box Derby to Waynesboro. Mountain Valley Corp. is actively involved in the annual Toy Convoy, which serves the Salvation Army in Waynesboro, Staunton, and Harrisonburg, and WHSV’s Student Athlete of the Week.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Brenda Wilkinson; daughters, Cammie Krise (Jim) of Waynesboro, Kerri Allen (Bill) of Rocky Mount, N.C., Casey Good Ochs (Brian) of Staunton, and Terrie LaFontaine of Waynesboro; son, Kenneth Wilkinson of Waynesboro; sister, Jeanette Cloudas of Staunton; 13 grandchildren, Kenneth Mark Wilkinson II (Christopher Wood), Whitney Marshall (Matt), Beth Knicley (Travis), Dalton Wilkinson, Schyler Wiecek (Scott), Zachary Allen, Noel Allen, Simon Good and Sydney Good; 10 great-grandchildren, Hayden, Levi, Charlie, Courtney, William, Gracie, Emmy, Jenna, Autumn and Remy; nieces and nephews, Marc Tate (Heather), Dean Ratliff (Lisa), Cheri Kahrs (Frank), Michelle Carter and Jennifer Jacobsen; Keith Wright and the members of his Mountain Valley Corp. family.

A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at St. John’s Catholic Church by Fr. Rolo Castillo. A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Boys and Girls Club of Waynesboro, or to the scholarship in his name at Stuart Hall School, Staunton.

McDow Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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