Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Suzanne B. Curran

Suzanne B. Curran, 77, of Mount Jackson, Va., passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at her home near Hudson Cross Roads.

She was born May 31, 1939, in Circleville, Ohio, daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Dunkle.

She was married July 13, 1957, to James Robert Curran who preceded her in death Nov. 10, 2014.

Survivors are a son, Matthew James Curran of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Tyler James and Riley Elizabeth, and great-grandson, Myles James, all of Charlottesville, Va.; also including many nieces and nephews living throughout the United States.

Memorial services were held, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mount Jackson with the Rev. Lorraine Nurko who officiated.

Interment was Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Culpeper National Cemetery in Culpeper, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Harold A. Curry

Mr. Harold Albert Curry, 92, of Warren County, Va., died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Warren Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Curry was born in 1923 in Dubois, PA, the son of the late George F. and Mariam R. Curry.

He graduated from Sandy Township High School, Class of 1940.

Harold was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force achieving the rank of Corporal.

Mr. Curry worked as a Pressman for the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. and was of the Methodist faith.

Harold was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He can be forever remembered for his love of all animals especially his dogs, the great outdoors and of course his one of kind sense of humor. 
Harold Curry will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

His wife, Jean Marie Warnick, whom he married in 1943 in Madison, Wi., preceded him in death on December 5, 2013.

Surviving are sons, Greg Curry and his companion Mava Marston of Hampton, Ga. and Bradley Curry and his wife Constance of Front Royal, Va.; daughter, Paula Bispo and her husband John of Woodstock, Va.; sister, Dana Hetrick of Sebring, Fl.; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; as well as many extended family members and close friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Maxwell Curry of Ohio.

All services will be private.

Interment will take place at a later date in DuBois, Pa.

Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel.

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Clarence Dean

Mr. Clarence Dean, 53, of Franklin, W.Va., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg, Va. He had been a patient at Life Care Center in New Market since November of 2015.

He was born May 24, 1963, in Harrisonburg, Va., and was the son of the late Dennis Dean and Geraldine Williams Dean Richards.

Clarence was a factory worker and a construction worker. He was an animal lover, enjoyed gardening, and helping others.

He is survived by his life partner, Brad Alt, of Franklin, W.Va.; one daughter, Emerald (and husband, Wesley) Mick of Broadway, Va.; two sisters, Denise Meadows of Elkton, Va., and Trudy (and husband, Skip) Irvine of Grottoes, Va.; two brothers, Garland (and wife, Lisa) Dean of Elkton, and T. W. Richards of Grottoes; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Kimble Funeral Home, 80 S. Main St., Franklin, W.Va.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Susie Echols who officiated.

Interment was at the Dean Family Cemetery on the Skyline Drive near Elkton, Va., at 5 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Carter Dean who officiated.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Jack F. Healey

Jack Frederick Healey, of Woodstock, Va., passed away on June 16, 2016 after several years of battling Lewy Body Dementia with his loving family at his side.

A memorial service for Mr. Healey was conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Toms Brook United Methodist Church with the Reverend Stan Thompson who officiated.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Irasburg, Vt.

He was born in Irasburg, Vt. on Dec. 3, 1937, the only child of Clyde and Pauline Healey.

He graduated from Orleans High school in 1955 and the University of Vermont in 1960.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his aunt, Doris Vance.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Grace Healey of Woodstock; son, Sean Healey and wife Leah of Ellicott City, Md.; daughter, Debbie Bevins and her companion Scott Snelgrove of Westfield, Vt.; grandchildren, Ian, Megan and Colin Healey and Hannah and Charlie Bevins; brother-in-law, Charles Stevens; sister-in-law, Cathy of Rock Hill, SC; a niece; nephew; several cousins; and his little dog, Buddy.

After college, Jack joined the Army for three years and then began his career with the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Arlington Hall Station and Fort Belvoir. He worked there for 30 years, retiring in 1993 as the Deputy Director.

Jack will always be remembered for his loyalty and love for his family, his irresistible smile, and personality that drew people to him. He was humble and kind and many times the life of the party.

Jack was an experienced traveler both during his working years and after his retirement in 1991, traveling many places in the U.S. and the world.

He will always be known for his love of the Washington Redskins and Nationals, his many hobbies including wood working, landscaping, cooking, and crossword puzzles. He was literally a "Jack of all trades".

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Robyn Griffith for her tireless care and assistance to Jack and Grace throughout Jack's illness.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W., Lilburn, Ga. 30047 ( or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Fl., New York, NY 10004 (

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

Richard A. Loveless

Richard Allen Loveless, 56, of Harrisonburg, passed away June 15, 2016.

Richard was born Feb. 9, 1960, in Harrisonburg and was the son of Evelyn Frances Beach Loveless of Harrisonburg and the late Thomas Franklin Loveless Sr.

He was a member of the Salvation Army Church and was a roofer for 40 years. He loved spending time with his kids and grandkids and enjoyed fishing and gardening. His family and friends enjoyed his beautiful flower gardens, which he designed and created. He loved his family more than he loved himself, and they were his world.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Loveless Price and husband, Arthur, Harrisonburg; son, Derrick Loveless, Bridgewater; brother, Frank Loveless and wife, Lisa, Mount Jackson; sister, Donna Simmons and husband, Daniel, Harrisonburg; three grandkids, Jordon Loveless, Jada Price and Samuel Dean Loveless; niece, Jennifer Loveless; and his dog, “Grunter.”

Services will be private.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Salvation Army, 185 Ashby Ave., Harrisonburg, Va. 22802.

Online condolences may be sent to the Loveless family by visiting

Victoria F. McDaniel

Victoria F. "Bee Bee" McDaniel, 73, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Winchester, Virginia.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main St., Front Royal with Sammy Campbell who officiated. Burial followed at Panorama Memorial Gardens.

She was born Aug. 9, 1942 in Front Royal to the late Ernest Smedley and Dorothy Preston and has been a lifetime resident of Front Royal.

She was also preceded in death by her in-laws, Red and Granny McDaniel.

Victoria was a graduate of John S. Mosby Academy class of 1960, a past president for the Warren Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, past president of the Front Royal Fire Department Auxiliary, past President of the Front Royal Jaycettes, and past treasurer of the Delta Rho Sorority. She was known to never refuse a request of help from friends, neighbors or the community.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Joe McDaniel; sister, Brenda S. Ring (Larry) of Front Royal; sister-in-law, Joan Curl (Bill) of Front Royal; nieces, Alice Mauck (Nathan) of Strasburg, Virginia, Audra Bounds (Julius) of Cross Junction, Virginia, Amber Ring of Front Royal, and Julie Grove (Josh) of Front Royal; nephews, Abram Ring of Front Royal and Brad Curl (Tammy) of Front Royal; great nieces and nephews, Tyler Henry, Josiah and Jared Bounds, Christopher, Caleb and Cailyn Miller, Reagan and Gavin Grove, Ryan Curl and Preston and Cameron Mauck.

Also surviving are her special friends, her caregiver, Helen Heater and her neighbor, Yen Chang.

The family received friends at Maddox Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pallbearers were James Hafer, Lynn Armentrout, Nathan Mauck, Julius Bounds, Abram Ring, and Bill Wiseman.

Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Buddy Beverage, Mr. and Mrs. James Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Frame, Harry Deavers, James Farrar, Charles Prince, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Shepherd, Lisa Welsted and Lori Breeden.

The family requests there be no flowers and in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Virginia 22601.

Goldie B. Miller

Mrs. Goldie Branner Miller, 108, of Bridgewater Home and formerly of New Market, passed away Thursday morning, June 16, 2016.

She was born May 25, 1908, at Forestville and was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Tice Bowers Branner.

She graduated from New Market High School, where she was valedictorian of her class. She was a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church west of New Market.

Mrs. Miller was the wife of the late Alfred Lee Miller.

She is survived by her son, Harold Miller and wife, Beverly; son-in-law, John Jordan and fiancèe, Kay; sister-in-law, Frances Branner; six grandchildren and their spouses; 15 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Ruth Jordan, and a great-grandson, Oliver Jordan.

The Revs. Matthew A. Diehl and Glen Bolinger conducted a funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church. Interment followed at Solomon’s Lutheran Cemetery at Forestville.

The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

The family is deeply grateful to the staff of Bridgewater Home for the loving care they gave to Mrs. Miller.

Jack T. Owens Jr.

Jackie (Jack) Townsend Owens Jr., 48, of Strasburg Va., passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016 surround by his loving family.

Jack was born and raised in Fauquier County by his loving parents, Jackie and Betty Owens.

Upon graduation from Fauquier High School Jack went to work for John Kirby at the service station. After being employed by Mr. Kirby for seven years, Jack bought the business in 1992 and has since owned it for the last 24 years.

Jack enjoyed spending time with his loving family and making others laugh. He also enjoyed scraping, sports, cars, collecting die cast cars, and his breeding stock of English Bulldogs.

He is survived by his soul mate and fiance, Karen Swann; his two children, Bianca N. and Austin R. Owens; his parents, Jackie and Betty; his brother, Donnie Owens; and his three step children, Justin Swann, Dylan Murphy and Taylor Swann.

Jack was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alton and Catherine Bishop and Harry and Nellie Owens; and his son, Kyler Bryce Owens.

The family received friends on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at Royston Funeral Home Marshall, Va.

Services were held on Thursday June 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Marshall Cemetery.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Hammers and the Oncology Department at Johns Hopkins for everything they did for Jack.

Donations may be made to Weinburg Cancer Center, 401 N. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231.

Mary M. Shipp

Mary Bowers Miller Shipp, 94, of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Greenfield of Woodstock.

Funeral services were Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Burial followed in Sunset View Memorial Gardens. Reverends George Bowers and Joe Fleming officiated.

Mrs. Shipp was born on July 16, 1921 in Shenandoah County. She was the daughter of the late James and Lillian Craun Bowers.

She worked with her father at the B&B Market in Maurertown and later for Leggett Department Store in Woodstock where she retired after 18 years.

She was a faithful member of Saumsville Christian Church.

Mrs. Shipp was preceded in death by her husbands, Granville W. Miller and later by Clyde H. Shipp; a daughter, Shirley Smoot; two brothers, Ralph D. Bowers and James D. Bowers; and a step grandson, Franklin Shipp.

She is survived by a son, Robert Danny Miller and wife Sharon; four grandchildren, Michael Scott Miller, Susan Miller, Cynthia Grandstaff and Lorrie Dickenson; great granddaughter, Andrea Barton; great great grandson, Brentley Barton; step son, Carson Shipp; two step grandsons, Aaron and Travis Shipp; a sister, Ruth Fogle of Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were nephews, Richard Fogle, Charles Fogle, Franklin Fogle, Jimmy Bowers, Dale Bowers and Bruce Bowers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Saumsville Christian Church Building Fund, 2035 Saumsville Rd., Maurertown, Virginia 22644; Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, Virginia 22664; or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, Virginia 22601.

The family received friends Friday, June 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be left at

Shirley B. Stedman

Shirley Louise Barton Stedman, 82, of Strasburg passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Greenfield Reflections of Strasburg.

A funeral service was conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Stover Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Howard who officiated.

Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg.

Mrs. Stedman was born April 16, 1934 in Kernstown, Virginia, a daughter of the late Stanley L. and Pauline Collins Barton.

She was a member of Strasburg Presbyterian Church and retired from Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown as an administrative assistant. She was the wife of the late Robert Morgan Stedman.

Surviving are her sister, Jane Barton Tyler and husband, Patrick of Little River, South Carolina.

Pallbearers were friends.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Strasburg Presbyterian Church.

Linda J. Stultz

Linda Jean Stultz, 70, of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at her residence.

She was born May 9, 1946 in Woodstock and was the daughter of the late Leon and Mertie (Richard) Stultz.

Linda was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview and also attended Antioch Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her caregiver, Debbie Mumaw; Cindy Copp; and numerous cousins.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 in Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Fairview with Pastor George Bowers who officiated.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Woodstock Rescue Squad, 132 Reservoir Rd., Woodstock, Va. 22664 and Antioch Church of the Brethren Building Fund, 23502 Senedo Rd., Woodstock, Va. 22664.

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

Thoughts, Concerns and Remembrances to

James O. Windle

James Ole Windle, 90, of Winchester, died Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Windle was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Harrisburg, Pa., the son of Ole Columbus Windle and Dorothy Racey Windle.

He married Ethel Marie Windle on July 5, 1949 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

He is survived by his daughter, Joan Anderson and her husband, Andy of Winchester, Virginia; three grandchildren, Rachelle Stump and her husband, Skip of Winchester, Virginia, Andy Anderson and his wife, Tasha of South Hadley, Ma., and Matt Anderson of Nashville, Tn.; four great grandchildren, Jaden Stump, Mason Stump, Quincy Anderson and Emmylou Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel in 2014, his parents, and a brother, Norman Windle.

He was the owner operator of the Red Star Restaurant. He was a WWII US Army veteran. He belonged to the VFW Post 2123 of Winchester, Va.

The family received friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. At Jones Funeral Home in Winchester. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester. A committal service followed in Lebanon Church Cemetery in Strasburg, Va. Pallbearers were Andy L. Anderson, Matt Anderson, Andy J. Anderson, Skip Stump, Jaden Stump, and Bill Stinson.

Online condolences may be left at .

Ruby K. Wolverton

Ruby Kathryn Wolverton, 99, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Mrs. Wolverton was born on Oct. 18, 1916 and was the daughter of the late George Washington and Dora Louella Peters Stidley.

She was employed for many years with Rockingham Bag Company and later worked for Valley Washers Laundry.

She was a charter member of West Side Baptist Church.

On June 1, 1941, she married Paul Wolverton who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1966.

Surviving are her children, Fred Wolverton of Buckeye Lake, Ohio, Steve Wolverton of Macon, Georgia, Dora Ann Fulk and husband Ernest of Harrisonburg, Ronnie Wolverton and wife Janet of Grottoes; a daughter-in-law, Janet Wolverton of Linville; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Mrs. Wolverton was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Wolverton and two daughters-in-law, Ruth Wolverton and Evelyn Wolverton.

Pastors Charles Anderson and Troy Pearson conducted a funeral service on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the McMullen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Powder Springs Cemetery in Basye, Virginia.

The family received friends on Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Side Baptist Church, 715 West Wolfe St., Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

McMullen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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