Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Frederick A. Burroughs

Frederick Anthony Burroughs, 60, of Fort Valley, died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1957 in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., son of Cecilia Yvanovich Burroughs of Surf City, NC and the late Frederick Milton Burroughs.

He had been employed for 15 years at Shenandoah Vineyards in Edinburg.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Moschgat Burroughs; a son, Jaymes Burroughs of Fort Valley; a sister, Kay Bird of Surf City, NC; and two brothers, David Burroughs of Vienna, VA and John Burroughs of Star Tannery.

Rick loved foraging for mushrooms and hiking the Massanutten Mountains.

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Cremation arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

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Thomas J. Cosgrove

Thomas Jackson Cosgrove, of Edinburg, Virginia, died Monday, April 10, at Winchester Medical Center, after losing a year-long battle with cancer.

Mr. Cosgrove was born Dec. 26, 1945, in Beckley, West Virginia. He was the son of the late Martin and Juanita Cosgrove.

He worked as a carpenter his entire life and was passionate about hunting, fishing, woodworking, and his dogs. His grandchildren brought him much joy in his later years. He was an active member of Waterbrook Brethren Church in Edinburg, Va.

Mr. Cosgrove is survived by his wife, Sandra Cosgrove of Edinburg, Va., a daughter, Anna Brice of Baltimore, Md., step-daughter Breanna Cooper of Edinburg, Va., step-son Wesley Cooper of Mechanicsville, Va., and seven beloved grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Gary Cosgrove of Baltimore, Md., three sisters, Kathy Arnold of Goose Creek, SC, Claudette Ray of Jackson, Ms., and Linda Cook, of York, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Juanita Cosgrove.

A memorial service for Mr. Cosgrove will be held at a later date. He will be dearly missed by those that knew him.

Iona F. Frye

Iona Frances "Onie" Funkhouser Frye died peacefully at Life Care Center on April 11, 2017 in New Market, Va. at the age of 89.

Iona is survived by her special families, Bonnie, whom she called "Daughter", and J.W. Good, Katie and Barry Davis, and daughter Sophie, and Jake and Catherine Good.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, especially, the Sperry family, and the members of the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church, who were her church family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland "Boots" Frye, whom she married on April 23, 1955; her brother, Alger Funkhouser; and her sister, Helen Miller.

Iona was born on Feb. 14, 1928 in Woodstock, Va. to Gussie Hollar Funkhouser and Richard Funkhouser. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her beloved grandmother, Catherine "Kate" Hollar.

She graduated from New Market High School. After graduation, she worked for Kelly's 5 & 10, Bluebell, Southern States, and Wender's Department Store.

Iona was an active and dedicated member of the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the Search Thrift Shop in Mt, Jackson, the Open Door Food Pantry, the annual Mt. Jackson Rescue Squad dinners, and the Mt. Jackson Library. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 2447.

A graveside service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 in the Mt. Jackson Cemetery.

There was no viewing or visitation.

Pallbearers were Jay Sperry, Barry Davis, Warren Hepler, and Brian Hepler.

In lieu of flowers, Iona requested that donations be made to the Mt. Jackson Rescue and Fire Company, P.O. Box 251, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842, or the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 27, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

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

Shirley M. Mauck

Shirley Mae Mauck, 79, of Woodstock, passed away on April 14, 2017 at the Sentra RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

Shirley was born on July 22, 1937 in Toms Brook, Va. She was the daughter of the late Martin Luther and Elva Catherine Senseney Bauserman.

She is survived by daughters, Brenda Richmond and Tina Price, both of Strasburg, and Cindy Davis of Maurertown; brothers, Clark Bauserman and Martin Bauserman, both of Woodstock; sisters, Kay Whetzel and Faye Layman, both of Woodstock, Saran Jane Bagnell of Strasburg and Jeraldine Gagnon of Georgia; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by a daughter, Melinda Sue Taff; brothers, Floyd Bauserman and Ray Bauserman; and sisters, Hilda Wolfe, Mary Anna Lichliter and Louise Totten.

Family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Round Hill Church of the Brethren, Strasburg.

Funeral services were at the church on Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. The service was conducted by Pastor Beverly Funkhouser. Burial followed in Sunset View Cemetery in Woodstock.

Pallbearers were Phil Bauserman, Clark Bauserman, Danny Lichliter, Danny Ortts, Glenn Whetzel and Gary Totten.

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

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Stella M. Richards

Stella Mae Richards, 75, of Berryville, Virginia, died Monday, April 10, 2017 in the Winchester Medical Center. Mrs. Richards was born Sept. 4, 1941 in Bluemont, Clarke County, Virginia, daughter of the late Harvey Trussell and Ada Virginia Bolen Trussell.

She was a homemaker. She will be remembered for her contagious smile, laughter and strength. Her husband, Robert F. Richards, preceded her in death in 2004.

Surviving are three daughters, Stella Mae Campbell (Rocky) of Rippon, WV, Lilly McDonald (Larry) of Stephens City, Va. and Helen Grace Richards of Woodstock, Va.; two sons, Chester Coleman Richards of Boyce, Va. and Robert Calvin Richards of Berryville, Va.; two sisters, Susie Hardsock of Stephens City, Va. and Evalee Albright (Charles) of Rippon, WV; two brothers, Gene Autry Trussell and Carroll Trussell both of Winchester, Va.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Her daughter, Audrey Louise Richards, sister, June Trussell, and brothers, Charles “Punkie” Allen Trussell and Ralph Trussell, all preceded her in death.

A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville with Mr. R. K. Shirley III officiating.

Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.

Pallbearers were Robert Richards, Ricky Richards, Jeffery Richards, Ricky Getts, Keith Shrum and Denny Feltner.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the DaVita Center and to all the doctors and nurses that took great care of their mother.

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Helen P. Schwartz

Helen Louise Poley Schwartz, 89, of New Market, Va. and formerly of Kenoza Lake, NY, passed away peacefully on April 7 the way she wanted to go – in her bed, at her home and with loved ones nearby.

Helen was the oldest daughter of the late Richard and Hilda Poley, on Dec. 13, 1927 in Liberty, NY.

She was predeceased by her brother Richard Poley, Jr and her sister Gail Poley Bose. She was also predeceased by her two daughters Candace Schwartz McCarthy and Patti Schwartz Ketcham and by their husbands Thomas McCarthy and Robert Ketcham.

She is survived by her son Steven and his wife, Maria of Chantilly, Virginia, her sister, Nancy Poley Borden of Liberty, NY and brother, Mark Poley and his wife, Patricia of Sevierville, Tennessee. Her survivors also include her brother in law Steven Bose and sister in law Connie Poley, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Helen and her late husband, Pierson “Pete” raised their three children on their farm, in their house on the hill, in Kenoza Lake, NY. Helen worked as a switchboard operator, emergency dispatcher and postal worker, as well as forever the homemaker, before settling into retirement at her home in New Market, Va. One of her pastimes, besides Jeopardy, Solitaire on her PC, and Cardinals baseball was to have friends and family stay for a visit at her home. She had the perfect rest stop along I-81 for former New York neighbors, and a little drive to the woods for her Virginia neighbors that became part of her family.

She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services for Helen are at the following times and places:
Manor Memorial United Methodist Church 9320 Congress St. New Market, Va. May 6th, 2017 at 1 p.m. Reception at the Fellowship Hall in the church at 2 p.m.
Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church 484 Old Taylor Rd. Kenoza Lake, NY June 3rd, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Reception at Alan & Katrina Wingert’s home at 12 Pammer Rd. Youngsville, NY at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions can be made thru:

Fay I. Shipe

Fay Irene Shipe, 86, of Winchester, Virginia, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at her home.

Mrs. Shipe was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Shenandoah County, Virginia, daughter of the late Dilmon Sine, Jr. and Ethel May Johnson.

She worked at Crown Cork & Seal in Winchester. She was a member of Rest United Methodist Church in Clearbrook, Va. and the Eagles Club.

Her husband, James “Pete” Cassius Shipe, preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1985.

She is survived by a son, James Shipe of Winchester, Va.; three daughters, Barbara Orndorff (William) of Bunker Hill, WV, Joyce Barron (John) of Clearbrook, Va. and Brenda Hart of Trenton, NC; two brothers, Paul Sine (Betty) of Front Royal, Va. and Dick Sine (Audrey) of Mt. Jackson, Va.; two sisters, Roxy Esteep and Peggy Grove both of Mt. Jackson, Va.; 15 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren and 6 greatgreat-grandchildren; and her loving dog, Precious.

Her son, Anthony Cassius Shipe and many brothers and sister, preceded her in death. A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Enders & Shirley Funeral Home Chapel, Berryville, with Rev. Raymond Morton officiating. Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery, Berryville.

Pallbearers were her family. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601. To view the obituary and send condolences online, please visit

Nancy M. Shipp

Nancy Marie Shipp, 73, of Woodstock, passed away on April 14, 2017 at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.

Nancy was born on Oct. 25, 1943 to Marvin and Lona Funkhouser of Edinburg.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

She is survived by her son, Andy Shipp and wife, Jill; two step granddaughters, Ashley Rush and Emily Frye and her husband David; three grandchildren, Haley, Khloe and Jakobe; two brothers, Kenny and Denny Funkhouser; and two nephews, Jeff Racey and Duane Stover.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda Racey and Doris Stover.

Nancy was married to Bill Shipp in 1962, moved to Northern Virginia and worked at the General Adjustment Bureau in Washington, D.C.

After moving back to Shenandoah County, she worked for Safeway Stores in Woodstock for many years and finished her working life at Strasburg High School in the Guidance office.

She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church for many years and a member of the Ladies Aid Association. She attended New Hope Church in Woodstock and was a member of the VFW in Edinburg, Va.

Nancy sang for over 12 years in a gospel group called Gospel Happenings, and enjoyed music her entire life.

She will be most remembered for her smile that would always light up a room and she never met a stranger. Her love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren was undeniable. She genuinely loved all her friends and her family. The love and admiration of the students at Strasburg High School meant the world to her.

After the death of her mother and two sisters, she devoted her life to taking care of her down syndrome brother, Denny. Their love for one another was a true testament of brotherly and sisterly love. She will be missed by all her family and friends.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. conducted by Pastors Bob Hutchison and David Poyser. Burial followed in Sunset View Cemetery in Woodstock.
Serving as pallbearers were Mike Wymer, Neil Riffee, Jeff Racey, Dwayne Stover, Mitche Adkins and Jeff Capo.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Special Olympics in honor of her loving brother Denny

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

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Helen R. Showman

Helen Rosetta Showman, 85, of Mt. Jackson, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 17, 1931 in Blaker's Mill, WV and was the daughter of the late Ned and Evelyn Stone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin W. Showman, whom she married April 18, 1952; four sisters, Louise Stone, Carol Fabre, Joan Vess and Mary Ellen Quick.

Mrs. Showman enjoyed teaching children and singing in the choir at Valley Baptist Church, where she was a member. She was also a member of Hudson Crossroads Homemaker's Club.

Helen is survived by her children, Judith Greathouse (Joe) of Winchester, Kathy Looman (Jerry) of Mt. Jackson, John C. Showman (Vickie) of Mt. Jackson and Jeffery Showman of Staunton; three sisters, Virginia Lawler and Sue Paxton, both of Covington and Peggy Carter (Bobby) of Marion; four brothers, Joe Stone (JoeAnn) of Lynchburg, Charles Stone (Lucy) of Al., Jimmy Stone (Rosie) of In. and Tommy Stone (Cheryl) of Ky.; four grandchildren, Christopher Looman (Kelly Mauller) of Harrisonburg, James Greathouse of Winchester, JoAnna Greathouse of Fl. and Crystal Showman of Mt. Jackson; one great grandchild, Caroline Chiang of Mt. Jackson.

A funeral service was held 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Chad Estep officiating. Burial followed in Conicville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Cecil Ryman, Billy Paxton, Ricky Showman, Robert Showman, Morris OáConner and Kevin Showman.

The family received friends Monday, April 17, 2017 from 6-8 at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing.

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

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Alice F. Smith

Alice Fay Smith 78, of Strasburg, passed away April 11, 2017 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock.

A graveside service was conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in Riverview Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg.

Joyce A. Smith

Joyce Ann Smith, 71, of Grottoes, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at her home. Joyce was born Sept. 20, 1945, and was a daughter of the late Ollie and Rufus Polk.

She was self-employed and loved bird-watching, filming nature and gardening.

On Sept. 18, 1971, she was united in marriage to Larry W. Smith, who survives.

Joyce is also survived by three sons, Michael Baker and wife, Lora, of Grottoes, Steven Baker and wife, Dianna, of Grottoes, and Phillip Smith of Grottoes; a brother, Robert Polk and wife, Lois, of Mount Jackson; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Alexandra and Darien; and a great-grandson, Rayne.

She is preceded in death by four siblings, Bruce, Ronnie, Tommy and Susie.

The family received friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes.

No formal services are scheduled.

William P. Stultz II

William Perry Stultz II went to be with the Lord April 17, 2017 at Worsack House at the Virginia Retirement Center, Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born June 9, 1929 in Takoma Park, Md. and was the son of Robert F. and Edith (DuBois) Stultz.

In his early years he lived in Falls Church and graduated from Fairfax High School.

He entered the Navy at the end of WWII and served in the Pacific.

He graduated from Wheaton College (Illinois) in 1954.

Bill was an engineer. He worked for Electronic Dynamic Balancing Company of Hillside, Il.

He served as an elder at Lombard Gospel Church in Lombard, Il. After moving to Virginia, he was a part of Harvest Church.

During his retirement years he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and for Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Darlene Nelson Stultz; four children, Becky Kipps (Bruce) of New Market, Va., Ruth Hernandez (Michael) of Aurora, Il., Dan Stultz (Sharon) of West Chicago, Il., and Dawn Martin (Paul) of Santa Rosa, Ca.; grandchildren, Anna Kipps Lawrence (Jimmy), Elizabeth Kipps, Andrew Kipps, Melinda Anderson (Ryan), Elisa Hernandez, Ben Stultz, Isaac Stultz, Sam Martin, Jesse Martin, Joanna Martin and Simon Martin; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Slusher Pierce and a grandson, Jacob Martin.

A burial service was held in St. Luke Cemetery in Woodstock at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20.

A memorial service was held in the Strite Auditorium at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Steven Landis and Pastor Bruce Kipps officiating.

Donations in Bill's memory may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando FL 32862.
Services by Theis Funeral Chapel, New Market.

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