Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Dorothy Brennwald

Mrs. Dorothy Brennwald, 91, formerly of New Market, Va. and the widow of Dr. Frederic Brennwald passed away on Feb. 27, 2017 at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md.

Services were held 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Interment will follow in Emmanuel Cemetery, New Market.

Viewing and visitation was held Friday, March 10 from 7-9 p.m. only at Theis Funeral Chapel, 9377 N. Congress St., New Market, VA 22844.

Paul G. Eves

Paul Garland Eves, 80, of Strasburg and formerly of Winchester, passed away March 9, 2017 at Greenfield Reflections Assisted Living.

A funeral was held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Phelps Funeral Chapel, Winchester.

Burial was in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Arrangements were handled by Phelps Funeral & Cremation Services.

Carroll L. Fadeley

Carroll Leon Fadeley, 85, of New Market, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 5, 1932 in Quicksburg, son of the late Earl W. and Annie Ruth Alther Fadely.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He was a retired employee with VDOT.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Foltz and her husband G.B. of Edinburg; a sister, Dorothy Collins of Woodstock; and two grandchildren, Emily Foltz and Adam Foltz.

Graveside services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be given to Shenandoah County Animal Shelter, 268 Landfill Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Condolences may be sent to .

Hazel F. Hisey

Hazel Funk Hisey, 88, of Front Royal, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her home.

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Marlow Heights Baptist Church with the Reverend James Bunce officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hisey was born in Woodstock on April 5, 1928, a daughter of the late Oliver Milton and Florence Virginia Fogle Funk.

She was a clerk for Kmart for many years. She was an active member of the Front Royal Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Marlow Heights Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hisey is survived by her son, Eugene Henry "Hank" Hisey Jr. and wife Laura Norwood Hisey of Front Royal; her sisters, Virginia Henderson of Fort Valley, Muriel Martin of Front Royal, Nina Epard of Woodstock, Sandra Shirkey of Woodstock, Madelyn Crim of Tennessee, and Vera Indermuehle of Morena, CA; and her granddaughter, Lydia Marie Hisey.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hisey was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Eugene Henry Hisey Sr. in 2001; her brothers, Oliver Madison Funk and Carroll Funk; her sisters, Maxine Dorothy "Jeannie" Heishman and Charlotte Chellini; and her grandson, John Henry Hisey.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at 

James R. Lowery Jr.

James "Jim" Robert Lowery Jr., 69, of Fairfax, Va., passed away March 8, 2017 at the Dutch Haven Assisted Living facility in Maurertown, Va.

Jim was born July 28, 1947 in Winchester, Va. He spent his childhood in Alexandria, Va. graduating from Edison High School in 1966.

He was inducted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in 1972, after which, he joined Fairfax County Government as a building inspector. Throughout his career he held various positions with the Plans and Zoning Department of Fairfax County.

Following his retirement in 2000, he formed The Lowery Group, providing consulting services to the construction industry in Northern Virginia.

During Jim's career he was President of the Virginia Building Code Officials Association from 1991 - 1992. He received the Meritorious Service Award for Building Officials from VBOCA in 1995 and he was a member of the International Code Council that created the International Building Codes.
 He served as the primary Building Official for the Towns of Haymarket and Occoquan, Virginia before formally retiring in 2015 when his Parkinson's Disease prevented him from continuing to do the job he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Sr. and Ethel Lowery.

He is survived by his spouse, Karen A. Lowery of Manassas, Va. and children, Karley Anne-Marie Lowery and Jennifer Margie-Louise Lowery; former spouse, Paula Lowery of Woodbridge, Va. and children, Kristen Coleen Piper of Woodbridge, Va., Kari Ann Lowery of Chantilly, Va., Kendra Lynn Lowery of Chantilly, Va., Harold Randall Lowery of Urbana, Il.; his grandchildren, Emma Elizabeth Piper, Megan Grace Piper, Carys Amryn Pearl Lowery, Gabriel Jamison Lowery, Ava Marie Lowery, new baby Lowery; and sisters, Sharon L. Hines of Claudville, Va. and Cindy K. Ledford of Manassas, Va.

The family will receive friends for a Celebration of Jim's Life at Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, Va. on March 31, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m.

A private graveside ceremony will be held in Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, Va.

In lieu of flowers, a monetary tribute may be made in Jim's name to the National Parkinson Foundation at

Nina I. Lutz

Nina Ida Lutz, 86, formerly of Edinburg, died Feb. 23, 2017 in Williston, Florida.

Mrs. Lutz was born Aug. 9, 1930 in Mt. Jackson, daughter of the late Luther and Brentie Hambleton 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norwood Lutz.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to .

Joseph L. Neff

Joseph Lee Neff, 29, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Strasburg Assembly of God Church. Pastor Dottie Holden will officiate.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Neff was born September 7, 1987 in Charlottesville, son of Carl Lee Neff Jr. of Woodstock and Sharon Clatterbuck Neff of Woodstock.

He was self employed and attended Narrow Passage Assembly of God.

Surviving along with his parents are his fiancee, Melissa Bosley of Woodstock; children, Makiah Bosley, Jada, Amyah and Kaden Neff, all of Woodstock; grandparents, Betty Bucher and Carl Lee Neff Sr. both of Woodstock; sisters, Amanda Buchanan of Nathalie, VA and Angela Powell of Illinois; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jonathan Neff.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heishman Funeral Service, P.O. Box 749, Woodstock, VA 22664, RE: Joseph Neff Burial Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to

Kay F. Ritenour

Kay Frances Ritenour, 74, a life-long resident of Shenandoah County, Va., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 11, 2017 surrounded by her family.

Kay was born on Aug. 28, 1942 in Winchester, Va. to the late Perry Silas and Bessie Louise Stinson Smith of Strasburg.

Kay graduated from Strasburg High School in 1960 and married her high school sweetheart, Terry Allen Ritenour, on July 30, 1960.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Kay retired from Winchester Building Supply, where she worked as a secretary.

After retirement, she and her husband, Terry, became "Snow Birds" moving to Queen Valley, Az. to enjoy the warm, dry climate, returning to Virginia during the summer months to spend time with family.

Kay was a born-again Christian and her zest for life and the love for her Savior Jesus was evident to all who knew her. She organized, facilitated and led several women's Bible study groups and ministered to the residents of Massanuttten Manor in Strasburg for over five years.

Kay loved to sing and was a member of the "Sounds of Shenandoah" women's Ensemble from Shenandoah Valley Baptist Church, and the singing "Ritenour Family." She was also an active member of the "50's Plus" group from Shenandoah Valley Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Allen Ritenour of Maurertown, Va.; two daughters, Tammy Ritenour Davis and husband Gerald of Maurertown, Va. and Rhonda Ritenour Cornwell of Chester, Va.; her grandchildren, Rebekah Lovelace and husband Scott, Joshua Davis and wife Angela, Morgan Cornwell, and Nicholas Cornwell and wife Rain; her great-grandchildren, Adalyn Kay Lovelace and Emory Clarke Cornwell; her sister, Judy Connor and husband Nelson of Strasburg, VA; several cousins; and brothers and sisters in the Lord from the Queen Valley, Arizona area.

A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Ritenour will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg, Va. with the Reverend Michael Grooms and the Reverend Charles Jarrett officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens, Warren County.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Davis, Nicholas Cornwell, Scott Lovelace, Kenneth Powell, Wesley Stinson and Robert Pritt.

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

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

You may sign the guest book and submit condolences to the family at

Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Ritenour.

Sarah M. Weant

Sarah Marie Weant, 28, of Strasburg, Virginia died Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

She was born July 4, 1988 in Leesburg, Virginia.

Sarah is survived by her mother, Roxanne I. Ragan and step-father Raymond Ragan of Strasburg, Va., her father Joseph F. Weant Sr. and his partner Mike Hanna of Charleston, WV, her brother Joey Weant and wife Stephanie of Charles Town, WV, step-sister Angela Ward and husband Mike of Hedgesville, WV and step-brother Christopher Blankenship of Inwood, WV, grandparents, Linda Weant from Fayetteville, WV Raymond and Patricia Ragan from Berryville, Va., and Shari Hillegas, from Berryville, Va., several nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Wade and Gertrude Wean, and paternal grandparents, Victor R. Weant and Maria Silberberg.

Sarah graduated from Fayetteville High School. Sarah loved her family and friends. She had a fun, loving spirit always wanting to make you laugh. She loved music, dancing and enjoyed the outdoors. Being born on the 4th of July, her family called her a “Little Firecracker” which fit her personality well. She is loved by many and she deeply loved as well.

The family received friends 4 – 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville and a memorial service followed at 5 p.m. with Rev. Ken Patrick officiating. Burial was private.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Edgehill Recovery Retreat Center, 315 E. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601 in Sarah’s honor.

Brenda C. Weaver

Brenda Carol Weaver, 63, of St. Luke, passed away at home March 8, 2017.

A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke Brethren Church. Dr. Greg Byrd and Mr. Mike Cooley officiated.

Mrs. Weaver was born Sept. 3, 1953 in Woodstock, daughter of the late Paul and Betty Kibler Cook.

She was a graduate of Central High School and was formerly employed at Johns Manville for 30 years as associate accountant. She then became a loving caretaker.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years, Charles Weaver; a brother, Roger Cook and wife Sharon of Woodstock; and two sisters, Barbara Fadley and husband James of Woodstock and Judy Hodson and husband Russell of Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shenandoah County Pregnancy Center, 28 Cedar Wood Lane, Edinburg, VA. 22824.

Brenda devoted her life serving God with her hands and heart of love. She will be remembered by others as a person of strength and endurance.

Thoughts and remembrances to

Cremation arrangements in the care of Heishman Funeral Home Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch.

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