Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Roy O. Billhimer

Roy Oliver Billhimer, 88, of Broadway, died Aug. 19, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Keezletown and was a son of the late William Henry and Willie Walton Billhimer.

He was employed by H.D. Lee, Rockingham Poultry and worked for Rocco Farm Foods in Edinburg for 21 years before retiring in 1994.

He was a member of the Cedar Run Church of the Brethren, Broadway High School Athletic Boosters, Broadway High School Hall of Fame, Broadway Bruins Board Member, JMU Dukes Club, Harrisonburg and New Market Eagles Club, the Massanutten Mountain Cloggers, Broadway-Timberville Jaycees, Shenandoah Disaster Auction, and a regular blood donor at RMH. He loved gardening, dancing, bluegrass music, sporting events and socializing with his many friends, relatives and neighbors.

On Oct. 15, 1949, he married the former Charlotte Kline, who preceded him in death on June 16, 2015.

Surviving are his children, Tom and Marilee Billhimer of Broadway, Susan and Mike Phillips of Harrisonburg, Jim and Vicki Billhimer of Midland, Ga., and Kay and Brad White of Broadway; grandchildren, Laura Fike and husband, Jared, John Billhimer, Erin Kirtley, Katelyn White; one great-grandson, Lincoln Billhimer; brothers, Ray and George Billhimer; sister, Williette “Sis” Hartless; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are seven brothers and two sisters.

Pastors Richard Yowell and Kent Bennett conducted a Celebration of Life Service 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway High School Auditorium. Burial was private.

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

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cedar Run Church of the Brethren Compassion Fund, P.O. Box 683, Broadway, Va. 22815, or to the Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, Va. 22815.

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James C. Collegeman

James Charles Collegeman, 68, of Strasburg passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at Winchester Medical Center.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Mr. Collegeman was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Washington, D.C., a son of Hazel Palmer Collegeman Detamore of St. Louis, Missouri and the late Robert Collegeman.

He was self- employed.

Surviving are his companion, Mary Radziewicz; his two children, Aaron J. Collegeman of Winchester, and Adrienne M. Collegeman of Strasburg; his granddaughter, Isabela Collegeman; his brother, Richard Collegeman and wife, Mirjam, of St. Louis, Missouri; two nephews, Matthew and Michael Collegeman; and the mother of his children, Diane Artz Furlong of Strasburg.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made online to Crohn's and Colitis Foundation or National Parkinson Foundation.

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Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Betty L. Dinges

Betty Ann Lindamood Dinges, 84, of Woodstock, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. at Valley Baptist Church in Edinburg. Dr. Jeff Fauver and Pastor George Bowers officiated. Burial followed in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Mt. Jackson.

Mrs. Dinges was born Dec. 30, 1931 in Mount Jackson, daughter of the late Cletus R. Lindamood Sr. and Bertha Collins Lindamood.

She was a self-employed beautician for over 55 years and was a member of Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Dinges; companion, Landon Wolfe; two sisters, Mary Catherine Haun and Dorothy Sager; and four brothers, Derwood Lindamood, Morgan Lindamood, Troy Lindamood and Sam Lindamood.

She is survived by three children, Linda Holler and her husband Kenneth Dysart of Woodstock, Cecil (Bubby) Holler Jr., and his wife, Sandra, of Edinburg, and Diana Crisman and her husband, Jimmy, of Edinburg; two brothers, Cletus Lindamood Jr. of Edinburg, and Doug Lindamood of Horse Pasture; four grandchildren, Angela Holler, Scarlet Dysart, Wesley Crisman and Summer Davis; 15 great grandchildren; and Judy Lindamood, who was like a sister to her.

Pallbearers were Ryan Holler, Makayla Lassiter, Greg Orndorff, Chad Davis, Stanley Spitler and Joe Raines.
 Honorary pallbearers will be members of Columbia Furnace Community Club.

The family received friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia Furnace Community Club, C/o Patricia Ryman, 2123 Back Rd., Woodstock, Virginia 22664 or Valley Baptist Church, 408 Stoney Creek Rd., Edinburg, Va. 22824.

Arrangements by Heishman Funeral Home, Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch.

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Robert L. Himelright

Robert "Lucky" Lloyd Himelright, 34, of White Post, Virginia, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Himelright was born in 1981 in Winchester, Virginia, the son of Mary and William Himelright.

Lucky graduated from Sherando High School in 1999.

He was self-employed as an asphalt paver.

More than anything, Lucky loved his family. He was an Indianapolis Colts fan, liked to hunt and fish, was a fan of NASCAR, and had played baseball when he was younger.

Surviving with his parents of White Post, Virginia, is his son, Joshua Smith of New Paltz, New York; brother, Michael Grady of Winchester; sister, Lisa Viands of Harper's Ferry, West Virginia; brother, William Baker of Strasburg, Virginia; brother, Johnson Himelright of White Post, Virginia; sister, Samantha Smith of White Post; grandfather, Ray J. Himelright of Strasburg, Virginia; grandmother, Patsy Himelright of Strasburg, Virginia; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Forrest Grady and grandmother, Mary Margaret Grady.

The family received friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel with Pastor Mike Mayton officiating. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Virginia.

Pallbearers will be Michael Grady Jr., Jesse Baker, Johnson Himelright, Justin Smith, Jeff Grady, Delmar Grady and Timothy McKinney.
 Honorary pallbearers will be Johnson Himelright Jr., Joshua Smith and Clark Stanley.

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Adolphe C. Kiczales

Dr. Adolphe Charles "Kic" Kiczales, 86, of Winchester, Va., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at his home.

He was born on Feb. 23, 1930, the son of Maurice D. and Flora Gordon Kiczales.

He graduated from George Washington University Medical School, served with the U.S. Army at the American Hospital in Paris, and was a psychiatrist in the Shenandoah Valley for 55 years.

He and Dr. Bruce M. Gray co-founded the Winchester Medical Center Psychiatric Unit. In addition to his private practice, he served Northwestern Community Service's Winchester, Front Royal, Luray, and Woodstock Clinics, Timber Ridge School and Winchester Community Mental Health.

He was a member of the Winchester Lions Club, and one of the co-founders of the Golden Rule Bible Class.

He saw a great need for urgent and immediate care and founded CONCERN Hotline in addition to Commonwealth Care. His passion and his patience for his patients was unending, his gift of humor and storytelling was healing and transformative. He spoke great truths with the fewest words. He worked with those whom others would not.

His breadth and depth of passions include his family and friends, sports, literature, music, art, travel, fine wines, great food and France.

On Jan. 24, 1986 he married Evelyn Barley Riley at Braddock Street United Methodist Church.

Along with his wife, Evelyn, Kic is survived by his sons, Gregor Jean Kiczales and his wife Gayle of Vancouver, BC and Vincent Laurence Kiczales and his partner Richard Cunningham of Richmond, Va.; step daughter, Amy Rhodes Barley and her husband Gary McGraw of Berryville, Va.; and grandchildren, Jack, Nicholas, Eli, Alex, Kate, Luke and Noah.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his nanny, Marie "Biggy" Buckner.

The family received friends on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 at Jones Funeral Home with Rabbi Scott M. Sperling officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Free Medical Clinic or Concern Hotline, 301 N. Cameron St., Winchester, Va. 22601.

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Guy C. Lamma

Guy Clinton Lamma, 79, of Fort Valley, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at Consulate Healthcare in Woodstock.

He was born Aug. 14, 1937 in Jerome and was the son of the late Gilbert and Mazie Lamma.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Lamma; his sister, Mary Jane Stoneking; and two brothers, Bobbie Lamma and Lawrence Miller.

Mr. Lamma graduated from Triplett High School in Mt. Jackson, Class of 1956.

Mr. Lamma was a member of Oak Level United Methodist Church in Fort Valley, a member of the Fort Valley Community Club and a Fort Valley Ruritan Associate.

He is survived by his wife, Maisel; one daughter, Sharon Lamma of Clearbrook; one son, Philip Lamma of Warrenton; five grandchildren, Chad, Matthew, Brandon, Anne-Ashleigh and Lindsie; five great grandchildren, Cole, Madelyn, Reagean, Jackson and Kobe; his best friend, Gary McInturff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Valley Funeral & Cremation Service's Chapel with the Rev. Sherry Waddell, the Rev. Larry Aikens Jr. and Pastor John Senters officiating. Burial followed in the Isaiah-Clem Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jeff Walters, Ricky Saffell, Tony Selby, Adam Stout, Tom Stout and Tom McClanahan.

The family received friends Saturday, August 20, 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 Oak Level United Methodist Church, 400 Blackhawk Ln., Fort Valley, Va. 22652 or Fort Valley Fire and Rescue, 7088 Fort Valley Rd., Fort Valley, Va. 22652.

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

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Edna M. Miller

Edna Marguerite Miller, 83, of Strasburg, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at her home.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at Stover Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Wendell M. Schurtz Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery.
 Following the service, a meal will be provided at Walnut Springs Christian Church. 
The family will receive family and friends prior to the service at 10 a.m. until service time.

Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 8, 1933 in Shenandoah County, a daughter of the late Grover C. and Vallie Mae Putman Helsley Sr.

She was a homemaker, a volunteer at the Compassion Cupboard and a member of Walnut Springs Christian Church, Oranda.

She was the wife of the late Ralph Wayne Miller, who died March 7, 2015.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and her dog, Georgia.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Simmers, Todd Bly, Alfred Renner Jr., Robbie Callahan, Jimmy Neff and Matt Himelright.

Memorials may be made to Walnut Springs Christian Church, c/o Rhonda Sager, 311 Hidden Lane, Strasburg, Va. 22657.

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Strasburg Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Strasburg is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn L. Orndorff

Evelyn Lehigh "Peggy" Orndorff, 85, of Winchester passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Greenfield Senior Living of Strasburg.

Graveside rites were conducted 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 at Gravel Springs Cemetery, Star Tannery with Rev. James Baseler officiating.

Mrs. Orndorff was born September 18, 1930 at Wardensville, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Ralph Branson and Mabel Alice Wilson Lehigh Rudolph.

She was a member of Gravel Spring Lutheran Church and had been active in the church all her life.

She retired from General Electric in Winchester.

She was the wife the late Warren Lee Orndorff, Sr.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph Orndorff of Winchester, and Warren Lee Orndorff, Jr. of Bluemont; her daughter, Sydney Seal of Winchester; a sister, Margel Ferrell of Middletown; two half-brothers, Gary Rudolph of Star Tannery, and Steve Rudolph of Wardensville, WV; four grandchildren, Tammy Oates, Stephanie Lynn Orndorff Petitta, Christopher Orndorff and Holly Seal.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Karl Orndorff; a brother, James Lehigh; a half-sister, Anita Grubbs.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday St., Strasburg on Tuesday from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.
 The family met at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gravel Springs Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 116, Star Tannery, Va. 22654 of the charity of one's choice.

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Herbert Polhemus

Herbert Polhemus, 87, of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at his home.

He was born November 21, 1928 in Cream Ridge, NJ, the son of the late Walter and Jenny Polhemus.

Mr. Polhemus was a retired maintenance man of Bowman Apple Products in Mt. Jackson.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pluma Polhemus; three children, Donald Polhemus, Herbert D. Polhemus and Bonnie Earley; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 at the Community Mission Church, 50 Coffmantown Rd., Woodstock, Va.

Arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market, Va.

Warren K. Wordsworth, Sr.

Warren Keillor Wordsworth, Sr., 83, of Strasburg passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.

A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at LDS "Mormon" Chapel, 850 Ox Rd., Woodstock (next to the fairgrounds) with Bishop Wright officiating.
 Inurnment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Wordsworth was born September 17,1932 in Provo, Utah, the son of the late Clarence and Edith Gustin Wordsworth.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Of The Latter Day Saints, Woodstock, and retired from the United States Coast Guard as a commander after 26 years of service. He was a member of Ruritan National and Strasburg Moose Lodge No. 403.

Surviving are his wife, Judith Coulther Wordsworth; three children, Candace Debra Wordsworth of North Beach, Maryland, Lorinda Kaye Wordsworth of Arlington, and Warren K. Wordsworth, Jr. of Sterling; two step-children, Jeffrey Dwayne Padgett of Strasburg, and Cynthia Lynn Spears of Potomac Falls; four grandchildren, Virginia Kathleen Wordsworth, Brandon Michael Padgett, Kylee Elizabeth O'Loughlin and Tori Angelina O'Loughlin.

Memorials may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. You may donate online or by mail at Post Office Box 5014, Hagerstown, Md. 21741-5041.

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Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg is in charge of arrangements.

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