Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Sara H. Affleck

Sara Elizabeth Hagerman Affleck, 92, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at America House Assisted Living Center.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Front Royal United Methodist Church, 1 W. Main St., Front Royal, with the Rev. Alan Combs officiating.

Mrs. Affleck was born Aug. 18, 1924 to the late Frank Hagerman and Maude Rohrer Hagerman and spoke so fondly of her childhood home in Timberville, Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her siblings and her husband, John W. Affleck.

She was a longtime member of Front Royal United Methodist Church and an avid Warren County Wildcat fan. Mostly she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and being a full time wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She never stopped providing them with all the support she could and her greatest gift was her ability to make people smile and laugh so naturally. She has left us all with so many happy memories and her spirit will continue to be uplifting to all her were blessed to know her. She will be greatly missed, but we know she is with those she loved so dearly who went before her.

Survivors include two daughters, Adele Medved (Mel) of Front Royal and Susan McSwain (Jerry) of Pompano Beach, Florida; granddaughter, Beth Medved Waller of Front Royal; grandson, John Medved (Courtney) of Strasburg, Virginia; two great grandchildren, Will and Sara Waller, both of Front Royal; and her adopted daughter, Pat Wimer (Alan) of Front Royal.

The family received friends on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Front Royal United Methodist Church, general fund.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home.

Ronnie A. Bowers

Ronnie Allen Bowers, 60, of Mt. Jackson, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.

He was born Jan. 5, 1957 in Harrisonburg, son of the late Samuel Lewis and Marcella Lorraine Dove Bowers.

He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Judy A. Sine Bowers; daughter, Shaunna Bowers of Orkney Springs; son, Joseph Bowers of Mt. Jackson; two sisters, Juanita Johns of Mt. Jackson and Samantha Bowers of Woodstock; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Vickie Polk.

Services will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronnie Bowers Burial Fund, c/o Dellinger Funeral Home, 157 N. Main St., Woodstock, VA 22664.

Cremation arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA.

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Hilda Bowman

Hilda Bowman went home to be with Her Lord today, Jan. 17, 2017 at the age of 97.

Hilda was born and raised in Strasburg, Virginia, the daughter of Early and Lizzie Bennett Wilson, deceased.

She has been preceded in death by all 11 of her brothers and sisters.

She was married to Rumsey “Dick” Bowman; and mother of three children, Betty Bowman Dameron, Janet Bowman Allen, and Richard Bowman, who preceded her in death.

Hilda was the grandmother of six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.

Hilda was a life long member of the United Methodist Church, Howellsville and Bethel.

She worked at Leslie Fox Keyser School until her retirement.

She will be sorely missed by her numerous family members and friends.

Thank you to the staff at Heritage Hall for all of their love and support.

Memorial service was held Jan. 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 400 W. Strasburg Road, Front Royal, Va. 22630.

Mildred B. Bowman

Mildred Mae Baker Bowman, 91, of Timberville, passed away on Jan. 23, 2017 in New Market.

She was born on July 17, 1925 in Conicville, Va., the daughter of the late David William and Lizzie Ellen Lindamood Baker.

On June 4, 1949 she married Fred Davis Bowman, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 2011.

Survivors are a son, David Haller and wife Wendy Peer Bowman of Timberville; one daughter, Mary Ann Bowman of Timberville; two granddaughters, Morgan Laurel Bowman, and Emily Anne Roderick and husband Dustin; two great granddaughters, Amelia Daphne and Helena Madeline; a brother, Guy Austin Baker of Mt. Jackson; and a sister-in-law, Dot Baker (Ray) of Mt. Jackson. Mildred had many extended family members.

Two brothers preceded her in death, Preston Elwood and Ray Moorman Baker.

Mildred graduated from Triplett High School in 1943 and Palmer Business School in 1945. Upon graduating, she began working as a secretary/bookkeeper in Front Royal and then became a medical secretary for Dr. Harold Miller in Woodstock.
 In 1954, Mildred decided to devote her time to raising her children.

She resumed working in 1969 and served as the secretary to the principal at John Myers/Hillyard Middle School for 31 years.

Mildred was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. She had many interests, some of those being a seamstress, and cooking. She enjoyed visits from family and friends, dancing, flower gardening, and most recently sitting outside.

She was a 4-H All Star, past president of the Home Demonstration Club, PTA Treasurer, and Past Worthy Matron of Mt. Jackson Eastern Star.

She was a member of the Conicville U.C.C. She served as president and secretary for the Women's Guild for many years prior to joining the Timberville Church of the Brethren.

Mildred was a special person with a spirit that will be truly missed by family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

The Rev. Bernard Fuska conducted the funeral service on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Timberville Church of the Brethren. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The casket was closed at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Timberville Fire Department, P.O. Box 101, Timberville, VA 22285; Broadway Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815; or Timberville Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 1114, Timberville, VA 22853.

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Michael A. Feathers

Michael A. Feathers, 54, of Strasburg, passed away Jan. 20, 2017 in Winchester.

Michael's request was that there would be no services.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Strasburg Community Center from 2-6 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Funk Feathers; step-son, Christopher Funk; special aunt, Frances Helsley; special family member, his buddy Beetle Juice; sister, Vickie Burkhart and Scott; brother-in-law, William "Bill" Funk and Brenda Wisecarver; and special friends, Dwayne and Bridget Baronowski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde "Jr." and Patricia Feathers.

Michael worked at R.R. Donnelly for 20 plus years and was a member of Strasburg Moose Lodge #403.

He was an avid fan of OU football, UNC basketball, Boston Celtics, Miami Dolphins, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Bruins.

He had a love for animals and will be greatly missed by family, friends and the community.

Arrangements are in the care of Heishman Funeral Home, Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch.

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Robert L. Glascock

Robert "Bobby" Lee Glascock, 67, went home to be with Our Lord on Jan. 13, 2017.

Mr. Glascock was born April 6, 1949 to Doris Cobb and the late Warren Glascock Sr.

Surviving is his wife of 35 years, Linda "Bea" Glascock; his mother, Doris Cobb of Aroda; his sister, Mary Mullins and husband Quintin of Aroda; four half-brothers, Ronnie, Larry, Junior and Frank; two half-sisters, Dottie and Louise; three sons and four daughters; Robert Glascock and wife Misti of Front Royal, Johnny Glascock formerly of Front Royal, Kathy Shenk and husband Darren of Front Royal, Melissa Trice and husband Anthony of Culpeper, Lisa Powell and husband Butch of Strasburg, Agnes Glascock of Front Royal, and Jason Glascock and wife Melanie of Front Royal; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.

Bobby was a loving and caring husband, father, son, brother, uncle and pawpaw. He had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back to help someone else.

He worked in drywall for 54 years and was very well at remembering measurements, even if it was two weeks down the line.

He is preceded in death by his father, Warren Glascock Sr. and a son, Johnny Glascock.

Funeral arrangements and services were handled by Royston Funeral Home in Marshall.

Family and friends gathered from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to say our final goodbyes.

Our beloved husband, father, son, brother, and pawpaw was laid to rest on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at his final resting place in the Marshall Cemetery.

Rodger E. Jobe

Rodger E. Jobe, 79, of Clear Brook, Virginia died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Jobe was born in 1938 in Clear Brook, Virginia, the son of the late William and Elsie Jobe.

He was a brick salesman in Manassas before retiring in 2004.

Mr. Jobe was a veteran having served in the United States Army.

He was a loving, faithful husband who worked hard to provide for his family; adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren; he was a homebody…a family man who enjoyed being with his wife. Together, he and his wife had numerous pets and animals that they loved dearly over the years.

Mr. Jobe enjoyed gardening and farming on a small scale, raising chickens, and enjoyed old western movies as well as reading western books/ novels. He was gifted with his hands, being an excellent carpenter and was an avid Redskins fan.

Mr. Jobe was a member of Valley Bible Church in Stephens City, Virginia.

Mr. Jobe married Phyllis Eaton on Sept. 5, 1959 in Frederick County, Virginia.

Surviving with his wife are daughters, Teresa J. Wisecarver of Augusta, West Virginia and Karen L. Drenth (Thomas) of Hart, Michigan; grandchildren, Jessie (Donald), Joshua (Kayleigh), Caleb, Anna, Jobeth (David), Ross (Whitney); great grandchildren, Levi, Logan, Evie, Serenity,Jeremy, Gwendolyn, and Eleanor who is on the way; sisters, Oneta Reid of Stephens City, Virginia, Peggy Marcus of Stephenson, Virginia, Mary Shenk of Cross Junction, Virginia and Connie Oates of Winchester, Virginia; brothers, Donald Jobe of New Market, Virginia and Allen Jobe of Winchester, Virginia.

Mr. Jobe was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Jeff Wisecarver; sister, Annabelle Collins; brothers, Fred and Richard Jobe.

A memorial service was held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Valley Bible Church, 578 Double Church Rd, Stephens City, Virginia with Pastor Cal Lowder officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Rodger may be made to Valley Bible Church, 578 Double Church Road, Stephens City, Virginia or Clear Brook Volunteer Fire Department, 1256 Brucetown Rd, Clear Brook, Virginia 22624.

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Christie J. Orndorff

Christie Louella Jewell Orndorff, 89, of Maurertown, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at Greenfield of Woodstock.

She was born April 14, 1927 in Fishers Hill, VA, daughter of the late Herbert H. and Dixie Butler Jewell.

She was a member of Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook and was active at Cedar Creek Christian Church for many years.

She had worked at Bowman Apple Products in Mt. Jackson for over 30 years and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Orndorff, whom she was married to for 63 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Herrell of Winchester; two sons, Lester Orndorff (Joan) and Charlie Orndorff (Carmel), all of Woodstock; a sister, Mary Boyer of Middletown; seven grandchildren, Lisa Keller Nelson, Amanda Herrell George (Craig), Melissa Orndorff Stephens (Mark), Christen Orndorff Palmer (Josh), Tiffany Orndorff Brown (Gabe), Craig Orndorff (Robin) and Sabrina Orndorff Dover (Michael); great grandchildren, Clark Keller (Molly), Ashton Nelson, Meleah Brown, Lucy George, Keo Brown, Archer Brown, Henry George, Theona Brown, Della Dover and Alice Orndorff; and a great great grandchild, Paisley Keller.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Moran.

The funeral was Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at Round Hill Church of the Brethren in Toms Brook with the Reverend Beverly Funkhouser officiating. 
Burial followed in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

Pallbearers were Ron Smoot, Jerry Elbon, Clark Keller, Leo Ryman, Wayne Racey, and Brian Williams.
 Honorary pallbearers were the grandchildren.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Round Hill Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 85, Toms Brook, VA, 22660; Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA, 22601; or Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, VA, 22664.

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Sidney W. Ritter

Sidney Elizabeth Williams Ritter, 98, of Huntly, Va, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock, Va.

A graveside service was held on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. in Willis Chapel Cemetery conducted by Sammy Campbell.

Mrs. Ritter was born April 26, 1918 in Huntly, Va., daughter of the late Emmett and Ida Lucy Mills Williams.

She retired from the coning department at Avtex after 35 years of service.

She was married to the late Amos Ritter.

Surviving are one sister, Lucille West; her "children", Butch Ricker and wife Sharon, Debbi Cahill and husband R.H., Kevin Ricker and wife Dianne, and Robin Dennis and husband Bill; numerous nieces and nephews; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; one great-great-niece; and two great-great-nephews.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are by Maddox Funeral Home, Inc. in Front Royal, VA.

Major Edwin G. Streapy

Major Edwin G. Streapy, 79, of Huntly, Va., died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at his home.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Neal R. Davidson. Burial followed in Washington Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Streapy was born Aug. 12, 1937 in Pennsylvania, son of the late Edwin Gilbert Streapy Sr. and Margaret Braun Streapy.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran where he achieved Expert status in surveillance.

After serving his country, Mr. Streapy attended and graduated from American University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Law Enforcement. After graduation Mr. Streapy began a long career in law enforcement and retired from the Alexandria City Police, where he was the head of the Identification Bureau and was certified by all Northern Virginia courts as Expert Fingerprint and Photographer.
 He continued his career in law enforcement and retired as Major from the Rappahannock County Sheriff's Office.

In 1979 he and his wife founded High Places Orchard in Huntly, Va.

He was a member and Past-President of the Virginia Horticulture Association, Life Member of the International Association for Identification, Associate Member of the Virginia Sheriff's Institute, member of City of Alexandria Retired Police, Fire, and Sheriff's Association, and was an expert marksman.

Mr. Streapy lost the love of his life, Betty Jane Byrd Streapy, just six days prior on Jan. 15.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Streapy of Reston, Va. and Cathy Nowell and her husband Steve of Front Royal, Va.; one grandson, Jeffrey Turner of Strasburg, Va.; and two great-grandsons, Nathaniel Turner and Colton Turner.

Pallbearers will be Sheriff Connie Smith, Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron, Gene McEathron, Curtis Crawford, Clyde Scott and Jeffrey Turner.

Honorary pallbearer were John Henry Woodward.

The family received friends on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, Va.

Donna S. Vandevander

Donna Sue Vandevander, 59, of New Market, died Jan. 23, 2017, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 25, 1957, in Kentucky and was a daughter of Kenneth and Thelma Young Wright of Cincinnati, Ohio.

She had worked at Consulate Health Care of Woodstock and attended nursing school at Cumberland College. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Harrisonburg.

On Sept. 25, 2001, she married Kenneth Vandevander of New Market, who survives.

Surviving, including her parents and husband, are two daughters, Jayne Pitts of Mount Jackson and Cathy Pitts of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren, Donald Fox III of Kentucky and Edward and Christopher Fox, both of New Market; two brothers, Gary and Kenneth Wright, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four sisters, Judy Ballew of Georgia, Kathy Manning of Anderson, Ind,, and Deborah Thomas and Marcella Messinger, both of Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Fox Jr., and a brother, Jerry Wright.

Pastor Jeff Ferguson conducted a funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God in Harrisonburg. Burial was private.

The family received friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway. The casket was closed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Kenneth Vandevander, 9526 Cadet Road, New Market, VA 22844, to help offset personal expenses.

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