Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Alice M. Borden

Alice Marie Borden passed away July 15, 2016, at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.

Alice was born in Altoona, Pa., on Nov. 11, 1926, to Ira and Ruth Holsopple. She spent her early life in Lewistown, Pa., and graduated from Lewistown High School in 1944. In 1950, Alice graduated from Philadelphia School of the Bible. She served for three years in New Hampshire with the New England Fellowship of Evangelicals holding children’s Bible classes after school. Alice went to eastern Venezuela to work with The Orinoco River Mission and spent 15 years in Latin America.

Alice is survived by her husband, Arthur, and five children: David and his wife, Barbara, of Kennisaw, Ga.; Jae Horbacz and her husband, Chas, of Neavitt, Md.; Steven Borden and his wife, Lorrie, of Mesa, Ariz.; Bruce Borden and his wife, Kim, of Cranbury, N.J.; and Susan Hess and her husband, Bruce, of New Market. Alice is survived by 13 grandchildren and five great-grandsons. She is also survived by a sister, Patricia and husband, John; sister, Ann; and brothers, John and Paul.

Alice led ladies Bible study classes and children’s Sunday schools throughout her life. Her life was a life of service for and to others. No matter where she lived, she cared for those around her and was a friend and blessing to all she met.

During her years at VMRC she was an active volunteer and served on numerous committees.

Alice was a member of Park View Mennonite Church. She served two terms as president of the Park View Mennonite Women.

Friends can visit with the family from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Park View Mennonite Church. A memorial service will be held July 27 at 3 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at the Virginia Mennonite Foundation, 1491 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, Va. 22802.

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home.

David C. Byrd III

David C. Byrd III, 74, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the Laurels of Bon Air in Richmond.

Services were Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Woodstock. Burial followed in the River View Cemetery in Woodstock. The Reverend Kathy Thompson officiated.
 Family received friends prior to the service at the church.

David was born Sept. 23, 1941 in Woodstock. He was the son of the late David C. and Hazel Johnson Byrd.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He worked for the U.S. Government as an Administrative Officer.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John W. Byrd.

He is survived by his wife, Michaele Abner Byrd; a daughter, Karen Byrd-Swain; and a sister-in- law, Ellen Byrd.

Online condolences can be left at

Jill E. Costie

Jill Elizabeth Costie, 52, of Evanston, Ill., passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, after a struggle with liver disease.

She was born Sept. 17, 1963, in Harrisonburg. Jill was baptized at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church and supported their youth group for years. She graduated from Turner Ashby High School in 1981, where she was a cheerleader and a member of the gymnastics and tennis teams.

She was employed throughout her high school years in sales with Glassner’s Jewelers. She graduated from James Madison University in 1985 with a B.A. degree in business and finance. While at JMU, she was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, serving as president in her senior year.

Jill had many facets to her life. She was so thoughtful and compassionate, extremely creative, and she loved to have a good laugh (and she sneezed like a little bunny). She was a true professional in her work. Jill made every event she coordinated spectacular, whether it was for work, or for “cousins’ week,” or for a community organization she supported. She was our “Julie McCoy.”

Jill started her professional career as the manager of the Anderson Brothers Bookstore on South Main Street in Harrisonburg. She was active in JMU alumni and civic organizations, including coaching with the TAHS cheer-leading squad.

When the Anderson Brothers Bookstore closed, she moved to Northern Virginia, where she worked as project manager for Digney York Inc. (a hotel renovation contractor). Later, Jill returned to her true love — retail operations, as the manager of University Bookstores in Stony Brook, N.Y., New Haven, Conn., and in Lexington, Ky.

In 2001, Jill moved to Chicago to take the position of senior associate with Development Specialists Inc., as a management and financial consultant. She served as a consultant to companies as diverse as a hospital forced to close under a fraud scandal, correcting interment errors at an historic cemetery, reviving a failing sporting goods company on the west coast, and transitioning a famous Chicago pizza company, Giordano’s, which had outgrown its management structure as a family-run business to a national food service company.

Jill made the most of her time on earth. She enjoyed playing tennis and attending sporting events. She was a spectator at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont, so she attained the Triple Crown!! Jill also loved reading fiction books at the beach.

She is survived by her mother, Patricia S. Costie, of Bridgewater; her father, James A. Costie and his wife, Karen, of Mount Jackson, Va., and Canton, Ga.; her brother, Glenn A. Costie and his wife, Tammy Thomas, of Bellbrook, Ohio; her longtime friend, Tom Spielberger; and cousins and many friends.

Jill’s body has been cremated, and she is back home in the Shenandoah Valley.

You may leave your condolences for the family, or simply share a great memory of your time with Jill, on her Facebook page. Glenn has cracked the code and will be responding on her behalf.
There will also be a webpage created by Johnson Funeral Services in Bridgewater.

A service, to honor her before God will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, 281 E. Market St., in Harrisonburg. A celebration of Jill’s life and her memory will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Details of the event will be posted in the bulletin at the service, on Jill’s Facebook page, and other social media. Jill’s friends and family are welcome.

We really hope that stories will be shared also at this celebration so that we get to know who we’re referring to as “Friends of Jill’s (FOJ).

So that we can have enough food and beverages for our celebration, please RSVP your attendance to Glenn Costie at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Sept. 15, 2016.

Jill loved children, serving as a godparent and informal Aunt to many.

In lieu of flowers, please make gifts to the Make a Wish Foundation, 4742 N. 24th St., Suite 400 Phoenix, Az. 85016.

Charlotte N. Crider

Charlotte Nadene Yankey Crider, 88, of Criders, Va., died July 14, 2016, at the home of her daughter.

She was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Criders, and was the oldest of 13 children of the late Lewis H. and Mary Thomas Yankey.

Charlotte graduated from Broadway High School in 1944. She attended Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia Tech and James Madison University, earning various certifications.

She worked for Rockingham County Public Schools in the cafeterias at Bergton Elementary and Broadway High schools for 35 years before retiring. She was a member of Valley View Mennonite Church in Criders since the age of 13. She was a 4-H Girls Leader for 32 years. She had worked at Girl Scout Camp May Flather and Highland Retreat. She was a charter member of Criders Home Demonstration Club, and was highly devoted to all the community organizations she was involved in.

On June 16, 1946, she married Laco Rudolph Crider, who preceded her in death June 18, 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Mauck and husband, Bobby, of Woodstock, Gloria Stump and husband, Steve, of Waynesboro, and Donna Slater and husband, Danny, of Fulks Run; one foster son, Ronnie Mongold of Bridgewater; longtime companion, Stanly Miller; siblings, Jean Estep, Carroll Yankey, Shirley Kuykendall, Lennis Dove, Richard “Dick” Yankey, Harold “Squirm” Yankey, Bernice Keplinger, Sharon Lantz, Linda Stultz and Brenda Yankey; foster siblings, Kerlyn Farmer and Sandra Tutwiler; grandchildren, Bryan Mauck, Melinda Artz, Monica Scruggs, Tammy Rowzie, Natasha Miller, Anthony Slater, Crystal Slater and Brent Slater; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

Her stepmother, Ressie Yankey; two brothers, Donald “Donnie” Yankey and Robert “Bob” Yankey; and stepgreat-grandson, Seth Scruggs, preceded her in death.

The Rev. Mike Shenk III and Jerry Shiflet conducted a funeral service 2 p.m. Monday at Valley View Mennonite Church. Burial was in the Caplinger Cemetery in Criders.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caplinger Cemetery Fund, or any civic organization of one’s own choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Donald R. Fuller

Donald R. Fuller, 85, of Harrisonburg and formerly of New Market, Va., and Calverton, Md., passed away Wednesday morning, July 13, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born June 19, 1931, in Washington, D.C., and was the son of the late W. Rogers and Laura M. Fuller.

Don was in the insurance business for over 40 years, where he was an agent, manager and filed trainer. He won many national, as well as company, awards.

After a short retirement, Donald went on to consult for two other companies, but was called back to his former company and would continue to work for another five years before retiring again.

Mr. Fuller was a member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge of Knoxville, Tenn., for 55 years.

While Donald and his wife, Shirley, resided in New Market, he served on the board of directors for Dominion Bank of Front Royal, Va., and was also on the New Market Town Council.

Donald is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Fuller (Pugh), along with three children, W. Rogers Fuller, Brian K. Fuller and wife, Mary, and Melanie A. Souza and her husband, Brian. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Melissa and her husband, Ricky, Brian Jr. and his wife, Megan, Gerrit and his wife, Samantha, and Jason. He also leaves behind a great-grandson, Nathan.

The Rev. Bruce Johnson and Mr. Winston Wenger conducted a funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday at Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market. Interment was at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md., on Tuesday.

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

Robert P. Good

Robert Parks Good, 90, of Shenandoah, passed away July 15, 2016, in New Market.

Mr. Good was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Hagerstown, Md., and was the son of the late Lester and Louise Parks Good.

He was a graduate of Shenandoah College and Marshall University.

He served our country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, and was stationed in the Pacific Theater as a plane mechanic.

He was a member of the Christ UMC, and Young at Heart. He had attended the Elkton Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where he was active in Sunday school.

He served as mayor of Shenandoah, and was a member of the Town Council for many years. He served on the Page County School Board from 1956 to 1976, and the Page County Board of Supervisors from 1988 to 2002. He retired from Merck & Co. after 37 years of service.

His wife, Elizabeth “Ann” Kiblinger Good, preceded him in death.

Survivors include daughters, Robbie Colopy and husband, Mark, of Shenandoah, and Jane Blair and husband, Jim, of Elkton; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Rebekah Colopy, Daniel (Mindy), Jonathan (Kate), Noah (Trisha), Isaiah (Betsy), Goodall, and Hannah Zwanzig, (Coleman); great-grandchildren, Grant, Peter, Molly, Culton, William, Benjamin and Anne; and twin brother, Richard Good of Richmond. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sisters, Virginia and Sara.

The Rev. Adam Snow conducted a graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Coverstone Cemetery in Shenandoah. The family received friends Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.

Online condolences may be sent to the Good family by visiting

Deborah J. Gray

Deborah Jane Gray, 59, of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home.

A Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Deborah was born September 28, 1956 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Jane Brennan Johnston and the late Alexander Campbell Johnston.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Sean; a sister, Patricia; and a brother, William.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Dellinger Funeral Home, Inc. in Woodstock.

Condolences may be sent to

Evelyn A. Grove

Evelyn Arlene Evy Grove, 91, of Mt. Jackson, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester.

She was born Dec. 26, 1924 in Mt. Jackson and was the daughter of the late Mary Evy.

In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her husband, Donald Frederick Grove and her son, James Douglas Grove.

Evelyn was a member of the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church and retired after 43 years from Wrangler as a seamstress.

She is survived by her son, Lonnie Allen Grove of Mt. Jackson; seven grandchildren, Tina Sherman, Gina Weaver, Tammy Cook, Sandi Grove, Cindy Knott, Ringo Hottle and Jamie Funkhouser; and 13 great grandchildren, Michelle, Emily and Nathan Sherman, Tamara and Joshua Knott, Shalyn Weaver, Lyndsi and Shane Dasher, Jamison Cook, Caitlin and Gracie Hottle, Isabelle Funkhouser and Isaac Kibler.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Valley Funeral & Cremation Service's Chapel with Pastor Darwin Edwards who officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Jackson Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Cook, Jerry Tilley, Sam Craun and Les Warr.
 Honorary pallbearers will be her great grandchildren.
 The family received friends Friday, July 15, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Funeral & Cremation Service, Bowmans Crossing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Suite #405, Winchester, Va. 22601.

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

Thoughts, Concerns and Remembrances to

Thomas N. Hamilton

Thomas Neil Hamilton, beloved father and grandfather, passed away early Sunday morning, July 17th, 2016. He was 86.

Mr. Hamilton was born in Cumberland, Md. on Nov. 3, 1929. He was raised in Mt. Jackson, Va. and a graduate of Triplett High School.

Mr. Hamilton enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country during the Korean War.

He is pre-deceased by his wife of 45 years, Peggy Hoover Hamilton, his son, Neil Bradley Hamilton Rock Hill, S.C., his brother Jack E. Hamilton of High Point, N.C. and his parents, Braxton and Helen Hamilton of Mt. Jackson, Va.

He is survived by his daughters, Nicole H. Dement, Natalie H. Ladd (Bob) and Noel T. Hamilton, all of Jacksonville Fl. He is also survived by his brother, Edmund Hamilton of Rock Island, Il. and his sister Joanne Sager of Richmond, Va., his grandchildren and their spouses; Jamie H. Gladden and Jason R. Hamilton of Rock Hill, S.C. and Jenna H. Cornely of Charlotte, N.C. also Cole and Seth Dement of Jacksonville, Fl. and Katie Ladd of Los Angeles, Ca. and his daughter-in-law, Paula Hamilton of Rock Hill, S.C. Mr. Hamilton also has six great-grandchildren.

After working in the Shenandoah Valley for many years, he relocated first to Metuchen, N.J. and finally to Jacksonville, Fla., where he lived for 44 years. Mr. Hamilton was a service manager for Peoples Gas in Jacksonville, Fl. until his retirement. He had previously worked for Montgomery Ward for many years.

He was a dedicated family man who loved to provide for his family faithfully. He will be remembered as a hard working, honest, and steadfast father who worked tirelessly throughout his life and remained independent and capable till the end.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Mt. Jackson, Va. And Trinity Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Fla.

Jacksonville arrangements are by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin.

The funeral was held in Woodstock, Va. on Thursday, July 21 at 11 a.m. The family received friends one hour prior to the service. Internment followed at Sunset View Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements were by Dellinger Funeral Home, 159 North Main St., Woodstock, Va.

David A. Nelson

David A. Nelson, 82, of Maplewood, Mn. and formally of Shoreview, Mn., Strasburg, Va., Washington DC and St. Paul, Mn., passed away July 9, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arvid and Ethel; sisters, Marianna, Betty and Ruth; brothers, Arvid and Phillip; and his loyal cat, Sven.

He is survived by his brother, Donald; sister Adele; close friends, Guido and Marino; and many nieces, nephews, Swedish cousins and friends.

He was a 1952 graduate of St. Paul Johnson High School.

He served in the U.S. Army and earned BA and MA degrees from the University of Minnesota.

While in Washington DC, he worked in the public sector most notably on the staff of Senator Hubert H. Humphrey.

In the private sector, he held the position of Washington Bureau Chief for the Research Institute of America. He concluded his working career as an elected member of the Board of Supervisors of Shenandoah County, Va.

Upon returning to Minnesota, he was a member of the St. Paul Swedish Male Chorus.

Internment will be private.

Memorials preferred to Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, Inc., P.O. Box 746, 305 W. Court St., Woodstock Va. 22664.

Eugene L. Orndorff

Eugene Loring Orndorff, 63, of Toms Brook, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Orndorff was born Dec. 9,1952 in Woodstock, son of the late Robert Monroe and Ruth Marcella Foltz Orndorff.

Mr. Orndorff had been employed at Bowman Apple Products, Inc. in Mt. Jackson, Chemstone in Strasburg and Avtex in Front Royal.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Barb Orndorff, whom he married April 22, 1972.

He is survived by two sons, Christopher M. and his wife, (Penny A.) Orndorff of Woodstock and Brian Lee Orndorff of Toms Brook; a brother, Wayne Orndorff and his wife, Debra of Ft. Valley; a sister-in-law, Judy Orndorff of Winchester; two grandchildren, C.J. Orndorff and Jacob Orndorff both of Woodstock.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Orndorff and Larry Orndorff.

A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Woodstock Christian Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Erbach who officiated. The family received friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, Va. 22601.

Cremation arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Condolences may be sent to

Stanley L. Ritenour

Stanley Lee Ritenour, 62, of Maurertown, Va., passed away Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Winchester Medical Center.

He was born on March 17, 1954, a son of Dorothy S. Ritenour and the late Ralph "Bill" Ritenour.

He was a 1972 graduate of Central High School and Triplett Tech where he studied carpentry. He worked in the construction industry locally and in the Washington DC area.

Mr. Ritenour was a member of Zion Christian Church in Maurertown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Lana Ritenour of Maurertown; his children, Joshua Ritenour (Karen) of Strasburg and Tiffany Lewis (Zave) of Richmond; four beloved grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Ritenour of Winchester, Va.

At the request of Mr. Ritenour, he was an organ donor and all arrangements will be private.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, Va. 22601.

You may sign the guestbook online at

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

Paul D. Showalter

Paul Delos Showalter, 83, of Broadway, Va., died July 14, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 1, 1932, in Broadway, and was a son of the late Baylor W. and Mary Elizabeth Reed Showalter.

Paul graduated from Timberville High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953–55. He was a sign painter for over 67 years. He was a member of Sunset Drive United Methodist Church in Broadway, and also attended Cedar Run Church of the Brethren in Broadway for many years.

On June 22, 1952, he married the former Anna Kline, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Kevin E. Showalter and wife, Dixie, of Timberville; Michael “Mike” Showalter and wife, Sabrina, of Mount Jackson; two brothers, Edward Showalter and wife, Bonnie, and Weldon Showalter; two sisters, Margaret Stauffer, and Louise Moyer and husband, Eugene; one son-in-law, Jimmy Costello; and one grandson, James Paul “Muggy” Costello.

His daughter, Paula Costello, and three brothers, Stanley, Clayton and Everette Showalter, preceded him in death.

The Revs. James Eberly, Glen Langston and Kent Bennett conducted a memorial service 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Drive United Methodist Church. Burial at Cedar Run cemetery was private. The body was cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, Va. 22815, or Grandle Funeral Home, P.O. Box 114, Broadway, Va. 22815.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Roger A. Stevens

Roger Anthony Stevens, U.S. Air Force Ret., 77, of Basye, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at his home.

Mr. Stevens was born March 23, 1939 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, son of the late Harry F. Stevens and Anne Marie Giroux Stevens Herold.

He served in the United States Air Force for 30 years, including Vietnam, seven years in Germany and had been four years at the Pentagon at retirement.

He was a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church west of Mt. Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Carol J. Stevens, whom he married Aug. 5, 1989.
 Also surviving are three sons, Glenn, Mark and Craig; two brothers, Ronald and Bruce; and three grandchildren, Lisbeth, Andrew and Kenneth.

Burial will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Condolences may be sent to

Robert J. Young

Robert J. Young, age 85, a resident of Strasburg, Va. and formerly of Winchester, Va., passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock, Va.

A memorial gathering for Mr. Young will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday St., Strasburg, Virginia.

He was born in Bluefield, Virginia on June 28, 1931 a son of the late Thomas and Agnes Young. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Automotive Mechanic.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Agnes Duke Young.

Survivors include his son, Dwain Robert Young and wife Kelly of Winchester, Va.; his daughter, Cheryl Young of Strasburg, Va.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter “Bud” Young of North Carolina and a sister, Cora Ellen Ramirez of Illinois; a nephew, Donald Shanahan of Stephens City, Va. and three great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to the SPCA of Winchester, 115 Featherbed Ln., Winchester, Va. 22601. You may sign the guest book online at

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

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