Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Sharon M. Bard

Sharon Marie Bard, 74 of Luray, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Alexandria Nova Hospital in Alexandria.

Mrs. Bard was born Feb. 16, 1943 in Mt. Jackson, daughter of the late Ralph and Kathryn Hottinger Buchanan.

She was a 1960 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School.

She was a member of Page Valley Baptist Church in Luray.

Mrs. Bard was married April 11, 1964 to Michael W. Bard Sr., who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Michael W. Bard Jr. of Stephens City; a foster son, Jerry David Williams of Stafford; four sisters, Judy Funkhouser of Mt. Jackson, Sandy Westfall of Quicksburg, Linda Crenshaw of Charlottesville and Dorothy Frye of Woodstock; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Page Valley Baptist Church, 4567 US Highway 340 North, Luray, VA 22835 with the Rev. Gary Nicholson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Page Valley Baptist Church, 4567 US Highway 340 N. Luray, VA 22835 or an Animal Shelter of your choice in memory of Sharon.

Cremation services are provided by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Condolences may be sent to

Patricia W. Buckley

Patricia "Patsy" Weatherholtz Buckley, 89, of New Market, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

Patsy was born June 2, 1927 at Quicksburg in Shenandoah County and was the daughter of the lat Ruhben and Lottie Dingledine Weatherholtz.

She was a retired finance clerk for the federal government .

Her husband, Clarence Buckley, is deceased.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as a sister-in-law, Betty Weatherholtz of New Market, with whom she made her home.

Interment took place at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas.
Arrangements, were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

Gladys M. Coffman

Gladys Shirlene Mauck Coffman passed away at the age of 83 on March 14, 2017 in Staunton Va. She died peacefully.

She was born in Columbia Furnace on Feb. 26, 1934 to the late Russell E. Mauck and Bessie Orndorff Mauck.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Winfred Allen Coffman; a brother, Arnold H. Mauck; three infant grandchildren; and her son, Jeffrey Lynn Coffman who passed away on March 11, 2017.

Gladys is survived by two sons, Randall Allen and his wife, Joyce Coffman of Middletown, Va. and Keith Arnel and his wife, Julie Coffman of Port Republic, Va.; her siblings, Shirley Bott, Garland and Liz Mauck, Mary Vann, Bobby and Carolyn Mauck all of Woodstock Va.

She is also survived by six grandchildren: Paul J. Coffman, Maurertown Va., Amanda R. Higgs, Winchester, Va., Jeffrey L. Coffman, Jr. and Jarod L. Coffman of Strasburg Va., Jessie L. MacVittie of Maurertown Va., Melissa Coffman, Stafford Va.; three step-grandchildren: Steven Moody of Salem, Brandi Smith of Penn Laird and Emily Sanders of Bristow, Va.; her 10 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gladys was a beloved member of the community in Middletown, Va. and she served in various events. She was a member of the Middletown United Methodist Church; she served as a scout leader for her boys as they were growing up and also served on the Ladies Auxiliary.

She was a homemaker for most of her life, but after her husband's death she went to work for Avtex Fibers in Front Royal. She later worked for Strasburg Automotive (Lear) and at Woodstock Memorial Hospital before retiring to take care of her mother.

Gladys loved her family dearly. As a young woman, she decided to start a Mauck family reunion and she would address the envelopes herself and mail them to the family. She would also faithfully send birthday, get-well and Christmas cards to everyone she knew. She was a kind and loving soul and she will be missed by many. Gladys always had her doors open to anyone and they would never leave hungry or empty-handed. She loved to bake pies and was known to have the best fried chicken in the world.

A celebration of her life was held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24 at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg Va., with Pastors Roger Dove and Jim Harrison officiating. The family received friends following the service.

She was laid to rest in a private family ceremony at the Sunset View Cemetery in Woodstock.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Jeffrey L. Coffman Sr.

Jeffrey Lynn Coffman Sr. passed away at the age of 59 on March 11, 2017 in Bunnell, Fl. He died in a motorcycle accident.

He was born in Winchester, Va. on Aug. 21, 1957 to the late Winfred Allen Coffman and Gladys Shirlene Mauck Coffman.

He is preceded in death by his three infant children and his mother, Gladys Coffman, who passed away a few days after his own death on March 14, 2017.

Jeff is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Lynn Coffman Jr. and Jarod Lee Coffman, both of Strasburg, Va.; his daughter, Jessie Loretta and her husband Travis MacVittie of Maurertown, Va.; two granddaughters, Kiarra Skye and Amelia Loretta MacVittie; two brothers, Randall Allen and his wife Joyce Coffman of Middletown, Va. and Keith Arnel and his wife Julie Coffman of Port Republic, Va.; his Marine brother, Randy Himes; aunts and uncles, Shirley Bott, Garland and Liz Mauck, Mary Vann, Bobby and Carolyn Mauck, all of Woodstock, Va.; nieces, Amanda R. Higgs of Winchester, Va. and Melissa Coffman of Stafford, Va.; and nephew, Paul J. Coffman of Maurertown, Va.

Jeff retired as an E7 Gunnery Sergeant from the United States Marine Corps in 1996. He served in the Persian Gulf War as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Specialist. He also served as a drill instructor at Parris Island, SC.

After retiring from the marines, he followed in his father's footsteps and became a truck driver, which he did for 15 years.

Other than serving as a Proud Marine, Jeff also loved Harley Davidson. He enjoyed riding his bike and keeping it as nice as the day he bought it.

He was an extremely funny guy who could make anyone laugh; the joy he brought to people with his comical side is something they will remember forever. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed every moment he got to spend with them.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31 at the Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg, VA. The family will receive friends following the service.

He will be laid to rest beside his father and mother in a private family ceremony at the Sunset View Cemetery in Woodstock, VA.

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

Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Coffman.

Ronald D. Cosner

Ronald Dorris Cosner, 62, of Woodstock, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at his home.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. The Reverend George Bowers officiated.

Mr. Cosner was born May 9, 1954 in Keyser, WV, son of the late Luther Dorris and Betty J. Hanlin Cosner.

He formerly worked at Stuart M. Perry in Winchester.

He was formerly married to Polly A. Cosner of New Market and the late Dorothy Jean Smoot.

He is survived by a daughter, Doris A. Atchison and husband Larry of Woodstock; two sons, Ronald L. Cosner of WV, and Jason Paul Cosner and significant other Bonnie Peake of Winchester; one sister, Helen Fricke of Florida; two brothers, Leon Cosner of Florida and the late Leroy Cosner; three step daughters, Tammy Lease and husband Donald of Middletown, Shawna Atkins and husband Ray of Luray and Thelma Shubert and significant other Daniel Weimer of Sumerduck; two granddaughters, Jaclyn and Kaitlyn Atchison; one grandson; one step granddaughter; one step grandson; and five step great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Valley Funeral Service, 14116 S. Middle Road, Edinburg, VA 22824 RE: Ronald Cosner Burial Fund.

Thoughts and remembrances may be left at

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

Brunhilde Evers,

Brunhilde Evers, 70, of Basye, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester.

She was born Aug. 7, 1946 in Volkmarsen, Germany, daughter of the late Teresa VonGermeten.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband, Eldon Evers.

She is also survived by two daughters, Loretta Oslund of Anchorage, Alaska and Darlene Vendelboe of Milo, Maine; four sons, Brian Evers and Bill Evers, both of Ashburn, Va., Brad Evers of Centerville, Ohio, and Mike Evers of Boston, Massachusetts; a sister, Klaudia Zyweck of Brevna Germany; two brothers, Udo Krug and Holger Krug, both of Volkmarsen, Germany; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Basye with the Reverend David Drebes officiating.

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

Cremation services are provided by Dellinger Funeral Home, Mt. Jackson, VA.

Condolences may be sent to

Burdette Foltz

Burdette Foltz, 86, of Edinburg, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock, Virginia.

The funeral service will be held Friday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing. The Reverend Matthew Diehl and Mr. Nelson Swope will officiate. Burial will follow in Isaiah Clem Cemetery in Fort Valley.
 The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Foltz was born Aug. 20, 1930 in Bowmans Crossing, son of the late Alton Carroll and Mary Irene Pence Foltz.

He was a 1950 graduate of Edinburg High School and an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was a prominent auctioneer and co-owner of Foltz Inc. and a farmer. He was formerly employed with Safeway, a truck driver for many different freight companies and a deputy sheriff in Shenandoah County.

He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Mt. Jackson, the Woodstock American Legion Post #199 and Edinburg VFW Post #2447.

He is survived by his wife, Meta Walter Foltz, whom he married on Nov. 3, 1957; two sons, G.B. Foltz and wife Susan of Edinburg, and Joe Foltz and wife Mary Beth of Edinburg; one sister, Peggy Keller of Toms Brook; three step brothers, Larry, Nelson and Gene Keller; four grandchildren, Emily Virginia Foltz, Adam Burdette Foltz, Johnathan Walter Foltz, and Joseph Martin Foltz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mark Irvin, Ned Irvin, Donn Foltz, Jim Pirtle, Frank Hoover Jr., Dwight Stoneburner, Jim Miller and Bradley Shirkey. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Stoneburner, Pen Grove, Bill Funkhouser, Jack Dodson, Butch Kuykendall, Doug Click, Gary Andes and Bob Vann.

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

Thoughts and remembrances may be left at

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

Lynn R. Jadot

Lynn Ray Jadot, 64, of Morganton, Ga., passed away March 24, 2017 at his home.

He is survived by two children, Megan Mitchell and husband Michael of Jacksonville, N.C. and Annie Jadot of Strasburg, Va.; one sister, Donna Jadot of Spotsylvania, Va.; and three grandchildren, Eleanor Key and Porter Key of Strasburg, Va. and Rowan Mitchell of Jacksonville, NC.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Lillian K. Runion

Lillian Belle Price Knight Runion, 78, of Orkney Springs, passed away Saturday morning, March 25, 2017 at her home following an illness of several months.

She was born Oct. 23, 1938 in Page County and was a daughter of the late Edward Lee and Daisy Florence Price Price.

Mrs. Runion was a homemaker and a member of the Shenandoah Valley Banjo and Fiddle Club and was a coordinator of the club dinners for many years.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She will be greatly missed by her loving family.

Mrs. Runion is survived by her husband, Gary, five sons, Bobby, Gary and Jeffrey Knight, all of Luray, Randall Knight of Orkney Springs and Jason Knight of New Market; a daughter, Theresa Perrell of Gardeners, Pa.; a sister, DeAnn Comer of Stanley; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a brother, Louis Price and a sister, Jean Elizabeth Wise.

Mrs. Runion was a devoted and faithful member of the Newport Church of the Brethren near Shenandoah, where a funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Revs. Duane Painter and Kent Bennett officiated.
 The family received friends at the church on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Church of the Brethren, 408 Newport Road, Shenandoah, VA 22849.

Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market will be handling arrangements.

James E. Weatherholtz Sr.

James Edward Weatherholtz Sr., of Woodstock, Virginia, passed away on March 22, 2017 at age 83.

He was born on Dec. 12,1933 in Fairfax County, the son of the late Christine Wells and Charles Turner Weatherholtz.

James Weatherholtz worked in Washington D.C. as a Union Carpenter and in Fairfax County as a Building Inspector.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Knox of Lorton, Va.; son, James E. Weatherholtz Jr. and daughter-in-law Sara Weatherholtz of Woodstock, Va.; daughter, Dorrie Keller and son-in-law Doug Keller; three grandchildren, Allison Crawford, Nicole Weatherholtz and Diana Angelilli; and four great grandchildren, Ciana Crawford, Jaci Crawford, Jarek Akins and Lilian Akins.

The family received friends on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 5-6 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing, Virginia.

Online condolences may be sent to .

Allen B. Willey

Allen Blake Willey, 74, of Dania Beach, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 9th, in the loving care of Seasons Hospice in Hollywood, Florida.

A graveside service for Mr. Willey will be conducted at 12 noon, Friday, March 31st, at Mount Carmel Cemetery, in Middletown, Virginia.

Allen Blake Willey was born to Orville B. Willey, Jr. and Mattie Lee Manuel Willey, in Winchester, Virginia, on April 15, 1942.

A 1960 graduate of James Wood High School, he went on to the University of Virginia and graduated in 1964 with a BS in Engineering.

Allen answered the call of his Country in Vietnam, as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 101st Airborne, from 1967-1972.

Allen had a love for anything fast, fun and slightly dangerous, thus his love of skydiving, racing his speed boat, and as a member of the Bultaco Motorcycle racing team. Slowing things down a bit for his career, Allen successfully managed two automobile dealerships in Richmond, Virginia. In retirement, he headed to South Florida with his partner Nicholas Pappas, where they finally settled down in their home in Dania Beach.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and survived only by his life-partner, Nicholas Pappas.

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

Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Willey.

Kay S. Williams

Kay Elaine Sinclair Williams, 73, of Strasburg, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service for Mrs. Williams will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 15737 Back Road, Strasburg, Va. with the Rev. Heidi Young and the Rev. James Baseler officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery.

Kay was born in Fort Scott, Ks. on June 23, 1943, a daughter of the late Edward and Norma Sinclair.

She grew up in Arlington Va. and graduated from Wakefield High School.

Kay worked for many years at the Center for Naval Analyses located in Arlington, Va. Later she worked as a postal clerk in Winchester, Va. until retirement.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald Williams; her three children and their spouses, Jeanette and Michael Polk, Marc and Kimberly Williams, and Jonathan and Victoria Williams; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Marc Williams, Adam Williams, Jonathan Williams, Gunnar Williams, Timmy Keller and Steven L. Patterson, Major (Ret.) U.S. Army.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, Va.

You may submit condolences to the family online at

Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Williams.

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