OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County


Margaret W. Burrage


Margaret Watts Burrage, 59, formerly of Winchester, Va., died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home in Quicksburg, Va.

She was born June 10, 1957 in Winchester, Va., the daughter of Dabney and Peggy Gravatt Watts.

She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Margaret married Robert L. Burrage, Oct. 25, 1987 at First Baptist Church in Winchester.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; a stepdaughter, Natalie J. Barr and husband Clark, of Helena, Mt.; a brother, Dabney W. Watts Jr. of Hanover County, VA; and three sisters, Kathy B. Watts of Philadelphia, Pa., Olivia W. Car and husband Walter of York, Pa. and Maribeth W. Weinman of North Carolina.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Carolyn Watts Penton.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at First Baptist Church, 141 N. Washington St., Winchester, Va. 22601 with Pastor George H. Fletcher officiating.

Online condolences may be left at http://www.jonesfuneralhomes.com.



Ernest F. Coffman Jr.


Ernest Franklin Coffman Jr., 88, passed away on June 11 at Dutch Haven in Maurertown, Va., where he had been a resident for the past year.

Ernest was born on June 7, 1928 in Edinburg, Va., the son of Ernest F. Coffman Sr. and Lou Hammer Coffman.

He graduated from Edinburg High School in 1945, was a member of Antioch Church of the Brethren and was retired from Teamsters and Dupont Corp.

He is survived by his one brother, Tom Coffman of Albuquerque, NM and by one sister, Madge Clark of Edinburg, Va.

He is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Bettie Coffman; by his only son, Larry Coffman; and by eight sisters, May Conger, Virginia Coffman, Ruby Coffman, Geneva Hubbell, Hazel Fadely, Violet Coffman, Ernestine Mitchell and Chris Barrick.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Cedarwood Cemetery with Pastor George Bowers who officiated.

Thoughts, Concerns & Remembrances to http://www.valley.com.



Bertie E. Dellinger


Bertie Ellen Dellinger, 83, of Mt. Jackson, died Sunday, June 12, 2016 at her home.

Mrs. Dellinger was born June 26, 1932 in Virginia, daughter of the late Samuel Moses and Jessie Bean Halterman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lee Dellinger.

Mrs. Dellinger is survived by four daughters, Linda Khanzetian of Rockville, Md., Barbara Emmett of Mt. Jackson, Debra Bledsoe of Martinsburg, WV and Brenda Wold of Gaithersburg, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Graves.

Services will be at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.



William H. Foltz


Mr. William “Bill” Henry Foltz, 69, a resident of Shenandoah, Va., died Friday, June 10, 2016.

A son of the late William B. and Dorothy Lucille McAlister Foltz, he was born on March 19, 1947, in Shenandoah, where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Page County High School.

Bill enjoyed working at KVK Precision Specialties for 18 years. He also enjoyed the outdoors, NASCAR racing, and loved people in general. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shenandoah Moose Lodge 2176 and the New Market Eagles.

He is survived by a brother, Charles I. Foltz and wife, Lois, of Delaplane, Va.; two sisters, Patricia “Pat” Foster and husband, Dwight, of Stanley, and Kathryn Marie Deavers and husband, Kenneth, of Shenandoah; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews along with many friends.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Shenandoah.

A double funeral service for him and his father, who just recently passed away, will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Phyllis Diamond officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Fire Department, 211 Pennsylvania Ave., Shenandoah, Va. 22849, or Shenandoah Rescue Squad, 544 Fourth St., Shenandoah, Va. 22849.

Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home is handling arrangements, and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting http://www.lindseykygerfuneralhome.com.



Everett D. Freed


Everett Dow Freed, 83, of Timberville, died June 11, 2016, at his residence.

He was born June 11, 1933, in Criders, Va., and was the son of the late David and Flomey DeLawder Freed.

He retired from Walker Manufacturing after 22 years as a forklift operator and after retirement he helped work on the Paul Orebaugh’s farm in Timberville. He was a member of the Timberville Mennonite Church.
Nov. 19, 1955, he married the former Betty C. DeLawder, who survives.

Also surviving are sons Lonnie Freed Sr. of Broadway, Ronnie Freed and wife, Lucy, of Bergton, David Freed Sr. and wife, Rhonda, of Timberville, Steven Freed and wife, Anna, of Timberville, and Randy Freed of Timberville; a daughter, Donna Freed of Harrisonburg; a sister, Thelma Adams of New Market; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Mongold, and a brother, Leonard Freed.

Pastor Fred Rhodes conducted a funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway. Burial followed in the Freed Family Cemetery in Criders.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grandle Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Timberville Mennonite Church, care of Renee Siever, 18846 Mtn. Valley Rd., New Market, Va. 26844, or to the Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, Va. 22815.

Online condolences may be left to the family at http://www.GrandleFuneralHome.com.



Ada J. Gillespie


Ada Jane Gillespie, 82, of Strasburg, Va. passed away at her home in Greenfield of Strasburg, June 4, 2016.

She was born on Dec. 10, 1933 in Speedwell, Va.; the daughter of Charles and Ethel Stroupe.

Ada married Thomas E. Gillespie on Aug. 21, 1951, in Speedwell, Va. He preceded her in death May, 4, 2014.

Ada was a devout housewife and mother to her husband and sons. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family. As a military spouse, Ada had the opportunity of living in Alaska and Germany. While at Greenfield, she participated in many social activities, but she especially enjoyed bingo.

Ada is survived by her four sons; Charles Frank Gillespie of Winchester, VA, Robert Edward Gillespie and Leanne of Dale City, Va., Timothy Douglas Gillespie and Helene of Winchester, Va., and Richard Thomas Gillespie and Janet of Valrico, Fl.; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

A funeral service was held Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home, Winchester, with Carol Wille, Blue Ridge Hospice Chaplain officiated. The family received friends one hour prior. Burial followed at Quantico National Cemetery at 2:00p.m. where she was placed by her loving Thomas.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made In Memory of Ada Gillespie to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601.



Jeanette L. Guess


Jeanette Lee Guess, 82, of Edinburg, Virginia, passed away on June 10, 2016 at her daughter's residence in Strasburg.

She was born on Nov. 8, 1933 in Mt. Jackson, daughter of the late Lester and Mary Hawkins Hansberger.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald William Guess.
Jeanette was a homemaker, loved to shop and give to others and also loved flowers. She was a great mom, kid at heart, forever young.

She was a Charter member of Valley Baptist Church.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, June 14 in Sunset View Memorial Gardens, Woodstock at 11 a.m. by Joe Raines, her son-in-law.

There was a visitation on Monday, June 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Valley Funeral & Cremation Service, Bowmans Crossing.

Surviving are her husband, Donald L. Guess; daughters, Deborah Guess Crossfield of Centerville, Karen Diane Raines of Edinburg, and Kristine Jeanette Guess of Strasburg; a sister, Mary France Frye of Mt. Jackson; and a grandson, Ryan Scott Crossfield.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601.

Thoughts, Concerns & Remembrances to http://www.valley.com



Paul L. Hallquist


Paul Lawrence Hallquist, 63, of Broadway, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2016, in Elkins, W.Va. and has now entered glory with his beloved savior, Jesus Christ.

A memorial service was held at Smith Creek Regular Baptist Church on Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. All friends and relatives were welcome to attend. Smith Creek Regular Baptist Church is located at 9312 N. Congress St., New Market, Va. Anyone who wishes to give a memorial gift, please designate it to the “Hallquist Family” to help with expenses for Paul’s medical care.

Memorial gifts may be mailed to: Smith Creek Regular Baptist Church, P.O. Box 99, New Market, Va. 22844.

Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.McMullenfh.com.



Billy R. Hartley


Billy Ray Hartley, 76, of Stephens City, Va. who was married to Georgianna Hartley for 56 years, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 on their anniversary; at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 26, 1940 in Winchester, Va., the son of Harry Stickley and Helen Headley Hartley. He was a dedicated worker at Royal Crown bottling company as a route salesman for 47 years; he loved his work buddies and was loved by all of his friends. He was devoted to his family, his dogs and had a wonderful sense of humor, which he kept until he passed. Billy will truly be missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Timothy Hartley of Strasburg, Va., and Lisa Hartley of Stephens City, Va.; five grandchildren, Timmy Jr., Bradley Carter, Cody Hartley, Courtnee Hartley, Haley Hartley; four great grandchildren, Tailor, Grace, Willow and Landrie all of Winchester, Va.; his siblings, Douglas Hartley, Gary Pugh both of Winchester, Va., Danny Pugh of Linden, Va. and JoAnna Patterson of Gainesboro, Va.

A celebration of life was held, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the Phelps Funeral Chapel, 311 Hope Drive, Winchester. Burial was private.

Arrangements are by Winchester http://www.phelpsfunerals.com .



David S. Hillyard


David Stanley "Kink" Hillyard, 67, of Strasburg, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday June 12, 2016.

A funeral service for Mr. Hillyard will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at Stover Memorial Chapel with Pastor Banks Swanson officiating. Burial will follow in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Va.

Kink was born in Winchester, Va. on June 6, 1949, the son of the late Edward and Margaret Hillyard.

Kink was a U.S. Marine Veteran having served his country then married and had a family. He worked construction for years until he could no longer.

He was a loving, caring and funny husband, father and grandfather. He was a simple man who loved cheeseburgers, beer, watching football and his horses at the track.

He lived life to the fullest and loved to share funny stories about his life. The best saying that Kink always used was, "If you are scared jump in my pocket".

He used to sing to the kids when they were growing up, usually "Joy to the World". He was known in Strasburg for walking his dog around the block.

Kink loved spending time with his wife. They renewed their wedding vows after 36 years of marriage.

Kink is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia Hillyard; son, David Hillyard; daughter, Donna Jill Morris and her husband Jeremy Morris; son, Dusty Hillyard and his girlfriend Chelsea Singleton; and daughter, Dallas Marion and her husband T.J. Marion.

Kink was a kind funny man who loved his family and all his grandchildren, Jeremy Morris Jr., Cheyane Hillyard, Precious Hillyard, Colleen Roop, Kevin Hillyard, Sean Morris, Kaylee Morris, Trey Marion, Gage Marion, Audrina Hillyard, Makaveli Marion and Wes Singleton; and his great grandson, Rhedley Bly.

He is also survived by brothers, Edward Hillyard, Tommy Hillyard and his twin brother Donald Hillyard.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Hillyard and sister, Joann Hicks.

Pallbearers will be Dusty Hillyard, Tony Edmonds, Bill Baker, Jeremy Morris, T.J. Marion and Jesse Mochoruk.

Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Marion and Bo Hamrick.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Blue Ridge Hospice of Winchester for their care and assistance with Mr. Hillyard.

You may sign the guest book online at http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com.

Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, Va. is serving the family of Mr. Hillyard.



Robert L. Kile


Robert Lee Kile, 89, of Harrisonburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 8, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Robert (also known as Bob) was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Upper Track, W.Va. He was the son of the late William H. and Dessie Mae Kile. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Corean Kile, of 50 years, as well as brothers, Vernon, Walter, Jessie and Oliver; a half brother, Frank, a half-sister Myrtle; and a special companion, Bonnie Earman.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Deadrick, Wanda Messerley and husband, Jimmy, and Helen Kimble and companion, Michael Whitmore, all of Harrisonburg. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Ruth Propst and husband, Jim, of Rawley Springs and Betty M Propst of Harrisonburg. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Kim Spencer and husband, Randy, of Bridgewater, Tony Kimble and wife, Lisa, of New Jersey, Julie Deadrick and companion, Robbie Blosser, of Broadway, Jill Brown and husband, David, of Virginia Beach and Kristine Henderson and husband, Jason of Dorset, England; and four great-grandchildren, Addison Morris, Kiley and Gavin Kimble and Lily Henderson.

Bob started working for Nielsen Construction Co. in March of 1948. As a company superintendent, Bob worked on a variety of jobs from Eastern Mennonite’s Campus Center to James Madison University’s Fine Arts, Music, Library and Education buildings. He also supervised the building of four dormitories on the JMU campus. He supervised many area projects such as Rockingham Memorial Hospital Emergency Outpatient Center, The Valley Wellness Center, as well as numerous others. Many projects took him outside Harrisonburg to oversee the building of schools in Woodstock, Front Royal, Staunton and surrounding areas. Bob had a strong work ethic. “The really important thing is to work hard at whatever you’re in. Thats the thing that counts,” he believed and lived by. In addition to managing a project, he did the manual labor alongside his workers. He stated many times that he learned a lot in the many years before retiring in 1993 after having served over 45 years with Nielsen.

As a member of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, he used his skills as a master carpenter to help keep the church in good repair.

A memorial service was held at the Harrisonburg Kyger Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, with Pastor John Neff who officiated. The family received friends at Robert’s home immediately following the service on Sunday.

The burial was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sentara Hospice Services, 2000 Beery Rd., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.kygers.com.



Phillip W. Litten


Phillip Wayne Litten, 70, of Woodstock, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Winchester Medical Center.

He was born June 19, 1945 in New Market, son of the late Mervin Eugene and Gladys Roulette Green Litten.

He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Edinburg.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Thompson Litten, whom he married January 5, 1964.

He is also survived by two sons, Daren Litten and Jeff Litten, both of Woodstock; a sister, Judy Ann Hopson of Knoxville, Tn.; four brothers, James E. (Ann) Litten and Harry Lee (Chloe) Litten, all of Stuart, and Gary R. (Mary Ann) Litten and Gregory (Debbie) Litten, all of Edinburg; two sisters-in-law, Madeline Litten of Mt. Jackson and Joan Litten of Edinburg; and two grandchildren, Emily Litten and Carly Litten.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald R. Litten and Carroll E. Litten.

A funeral service will held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church in Edinburg with the Rev. Dr. Roy Nilsen and the Rev. Harold Wetzel officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg.

Pallbearers will be John Thompson, Wayne Short, Fred Weaver, John Scaggs, Richard Ryan and Tony Stout.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 310, Edinburg, Va. 22824.

Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com .



Franklin L. Monger


Franklin Louis Monger, 79, of Port Republic, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 11, 2016, at his home surrounded by family.

Frank was born March 16, 1937, in Elkton, and was a son of the late Erven and Mary Long Monger.

Frank farmed for many years before a career with General Electric and Genicom in Waynesboro. In his retirement, he took pride in wood crafting and spent much of his time fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Karen Royer Monger; daughters, Jill Y. Monger of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Michelle R. Frickanisce and husband, Michael, of Suffolk; sisters, Betty Workman and husband, Doug, of Elkton and June Mathias and husband, Warren, of New Market; sister-in-law, Sandra Kee and husband, Doug, of Elkton; six grandchildren, Whitney, Courtney and Lindsey Lawrence and Cassidy, Dylan and Logan Frickanisce; great-granddaughter, Marlee King; and many nieces and nephews, including close nephew, Scott Kanney.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a twin sister, Frances Louise Monger, and brother, James E. Monger.

The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the funeral home with the Rev. Stuart C. Wood who officiated. Inurnment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the RMH Hahn Cancer Center, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 or Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 7051 Ore Bank Rd., Port Republic, Va. 24471.



Elsie J. Pennington


Elsie Jean “E. J.” Pennington, 75, of Dayton, went into the presence of Jesus, Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Bridgewater Home. She fought a courageous nine year battle to the end.

She was born in Middletown on Sept. 13, 1940, and was a daughter of the late William M. and Elizabeth (O’Connor) Hansell. E.J. had worked at Rockingham Memorial Hospital as a health unit coordinator and as an administrative assistant at Corner Stone Mennonite Church. She was a member of Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, had been active in the Gideons International and was an avid gardener especially with her beloved roses. She was united in marriage on July 8, 1962 to Andrew M. Pennington, who survives. Her love and devotion to her husband, Andy, was beautifully witnessed by all.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Gary H. Pennington and wife Trish of San Antonio, Tx. and Shari L. Pennington, of Dayton; a sister, Vesta Trenary, of Stevenson, Ky.; a brother, Allen T. Hansell, of Mountville, Pa. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Michael Pennington, Abigail Pennington, Aaron Pennington, and Charity Pennington, and three step grandchildren, Morgan Pashen, Sam May, and Nicole May.

A memorial service will be held at Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 with Pastor Jim Harrison and Pastor Roger Dove officiating. A graveside service will be held at Salem Brethren Church, Stephens City, Virginia, following the memorial service. The Family would like to express their gratitude toward the staff at Unity House for the loving care E.J. received while there at Bridgewater Retirement Community.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Funeral Service, PO Box 41, Bridgewater, Va. 22812, to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.johnsonfs.com .



Evelyn G. Sager


Evelyn G. Sager, 90, of Mt. Jackson, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at Skyline Terrace in Woodstock.

She was born Nov. 1, 1925 in Conicville and was the daughter of the late Ira Lee and Rebecca Alice (Wolfe) Ryman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin David Sager; her son, Scott David Sager;and 11 brothers and sisters.

Evelyn was a member of St John's United Church of Christ, Hudsons Crossroads.

She was a Shenandoah County school bus driver for many years and loving homemaker and mother.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Sager of Mt. Jackson; and loyal friend and loved one, Jonathan Etter.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016 in Valley Funeral & Cremation Service's Chapel with the Rev. Robert Cypher who officiated. Burial followed in Hudson Crossroads Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John William Bennett, F. Kenneth Sager, Wallace Foster and Timothy Etter.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jonathan Etter.

The family will receive friends anytime at her daughter's home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in memory of Evelyn G. Sager to Valley Funeral Service, 14116 S. Middle Rd., Edinburg, Va. 22824.

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

Thoughts, Concerns and Remembrances to http://www.valleyfs.com/.



Evelyn J. Sager


Evelyn J. Sager, 87, of Strasburg, passed away March 26, 2016.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Zion Christian Church in Maurertown.



Shirley A. Shifflett


Shirley Ann Shifflett, 80, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, June 10, 2016, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Ms. Shifflett was born March 14, 1936, in Strasburg, Va., and was a daughter of the late Austin and Odessa Scott Crabill.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Edward Shifflett Sr.; son, Larry Wayne Shifflett; two brothers and two sisters.

Shirley was a homemaker, and her favorite hobby was playing bingo.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Justice and husband, Frank of Grottoes; two sons, Marvin Shifflett Jr. and companion, Wendy Thomas, of Weyers Cave, and Robert Shifflett and wife, Terry, of Elkton; three grandchildren, Clarice Trobaugh, Matthew Shifflett and April Justice; four great-grandchildren; two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

The family will commemorate her life with a private service.

Arrangements are with Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.



Edward L. Stickley


Edward Lee Stickley, 54, passed away May 26, 2016, in Frostproof, Fla.

After his graduation from Strasburg High School, he served 20 years in the United States Air Force, serving stateside and overseas. Following his discharge, he worked with several security companies covering the northern half of the U.S., Canada and Alaska.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly; parents, Dr. and Mrs. William Stickley; brothers, Dr. Robert Stickley and wife, Sharon, and Will Stickley; sisters, Regina Faith Turner and husband, Jim, and Carol Anne Sykes and husband, Michael.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chicago, Ill.



Barbara J. Thomas


Barbara J. Thomas, 73, of Strasburg, Virginia, died Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Winchester Medical Center.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Waynesboro, Virginia in 1942, the daughter of the late Traff and Ethel Rankin.

She was a production line worker for South Eastern Container in Winchester, Virginia, as well as working for Capital Records in Winchester, Virginia.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Front Royal, Va.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by daughter, Cathy Reynolds (Daniel) of Strasburg, Virginia; step-daughters, Susan Winters of Alexandria, Virginia, Bonnie Thomas of Alexandria, Virginia, and Margaret Taylor of Arizona; sons, Mark Thomas (Amanda) of Strasburg, Virginia and Matthew Thomas (Connie) of Front Royal, Virginia; step-son, Michael Thomas of Alexandria, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Robert Thomas, Grace Reynolds, Luke Pingley, Joseph Pingley, Faith Reynolds, Alexis Thomas, Abigail Thomas, and Annalee Thomas; two great grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren that she loved very much; sister, Peggy Morris of Crimora, Virginia; and brother, Homer Rankinof Wyoming, Illinois.

Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas; a step-daughter; a step-son; two sisters; and two brothers.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Pastor Butch Hammond officiating. Interment will follow in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the Evans Home for Children, 330 E. Leicester St., Winchester, Va. 22601.

Please view obituary and tribute wall at http://www.ompsfuneralhome.com.


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