Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Ronald C. Coffman

Ronald "Ronnie" Clark Coffman, 76, of Los Angeles, CA and formerly of Strasburg, Va., passed away July 21, 2017.

Mr. Coffman was born in Strasburg, Va. on Jan. 29, 1940 to the late Winford F. Coffman Sr. and Elizabeth Marie Hamman Coffman.

He attended Strasburg High School and later served in the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Coffman was a sheet metal worker until his retirement. He loved the outdoors, working on genealogy and restoring old vehicles, especially his 1953 Chevy pickup.

He will be sadly missed.

He is survived by two sons, Kevin Bain Coffman of Statten Island, NY and Chad Clark Holland of Dallas, Tx.; one sister, Gloria Jean Himelright of Strasburg, Va.; nephews, Richard T. Coffman of Star Tannery, Va., Craig A. Himelright of Strasburg, Va., Scott Christopher Coffman of Strasburg, Va.; and his special companion, Dolores Rivera and family of Los Angeles, Ca.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Winford F. Coffman Jr. and Larry R. Coffman; brother-in-law, James A. Himelright; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Faye Coffman.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donald G. Costello

Donald Graham Costello was born May 31, 1942 in Leesburg, Va., the second son of W. Herman and Katherine (Newton) Costello. He died July 21, 2017 in Haymarket from injuries sustained in a fall.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Ronald Costello, and his uncle, Dale Lee Newton.

His marriages to Pat Kirby, Claudia Martin, Dolly Schaeffer, and Carla Cook ended in divorce.

He is survived by two daughters, Cindy Ketron (Phillip) of Manassas, and Sara Costello of Woodbridge; an aunt, Phyllis Titus of Purcellville; nephews and nieces; two grandchildren, Michael Rally of Woodstock, VA, and Christy Warren (RJ) of Richmond; and a great grandson, Richard Warren III of Richmond.

Don's first job was peeling potatoes for French fries at his parents' carry-out restaurant, the Mighty Midget Kitchen.

He graduated from Loudoun County High School in 1960. After high school, he worked at Barber & Ross in Leesburg, starting as a warehouse worker and then selling windows, doors, and millwork.

He served in the U. S. Army and trained as a forward observer.

He spent many years at Annandale Millwork, Haymarket, selling wood paneling, millwork, and wood stairs.

In October of 1976, he and a partner founded Century Stair Co. In time, Don took over as sole owner and the company became the largest stair manufacturer on the east coast. Eventually, Don decided to focus on custom stairways for luxury homes.

Don was known to his friends as a generous, fun-loving man. He lived life to its fullest and kept to the principle "work hard, play hard". He did them both, and he did them well.

Family visitation was 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, Va.

A celebration of his life will be held at Pierce Funeral Home on Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Heart Association or the SPCA of Northern Virginia.

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Debra J. Davison

Debra Jean Davison, 59 of Strasburg, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Adler Center for Caring in Aldie, Virginia.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday July 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m.

Debra was born March 6, 1958 in Shenandoah County. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Flossie Medley Ritenour.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Davison IV.

She is survived by a son, James Lutz; a step daughter, Ann Davison; four grandchildren, John Davison, Jeffrey Smith, Americus Lutz, Noah Lutz and Delaney Lutz; one great granddaughter, Madlyen Davison and her significant other, John Kanatus.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Debra's burial fund C/O Dellinger Funeral Home 159 N. Main St. Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

Online condolences can be left at

Sharen M. Enosaki

Sharen Marie Enosaki, 68, of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home.

The family received friends Monday, July 24, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Services were private.

Sharen was born Jan. 17, 1949 in Washington DC. She was the daughter of the late James and Alice Smith Thoma.

She worked as an Instructional Assistant for Special Education at Central High School. She was a member of the Woodstock Presbyterian Church.

Sharen is survived by her son, Samuel Nathan Brim; her daughter, Onna Pilar Oleson and her son-in-law, Jeremiah Martin Oleson, of Woodstock, as well as two granddaughters, Saraya Joy and Linaya Rose Oleson.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association 8180 Greensboro Suite 400 McLean, Virginia 22102 or at

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William W. Groves

William "Bill" Waldo Groves, 49, of New Market, Va., died July 18, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Hospice Care Center in Winchester.

Bill was born Jan. 22, 1968 in Silver Spring, Md. and was a son of Linda McWilliams Murphy of Clarksburg, Md. and the late Waldo Wetzel Groves and step-father, Bill Murphy.

He was a sales representative for Michael & Son, Inc.

Bill was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Maryland and attended Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market.

On Sept. 20, 2008 he married the former Angela Kay Coffman, who survives.

Also surviving, in addition to his wife and mother, is one daughter, Addison Faith Groves of New Market; one sister, Laura Groves Conley and husband Arick of Gaithersburg, Md.; one brother, Matthew W. Groves and wife Carlotta of Clarksburg, Md.; special uncle, Kevin McWilliams of Trenton, Ga.; in-laws, Richard and Darlene Coffman of Timberville; and sister-in-law, Jena Street and husband Billy of New Market.

His son, Daniel Allen Groves, preceded him in death.

Pastor Jeff Sonafelt will conduct a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Reformation Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.
The body was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Farmers & Merchants Bank, 205 S. Main Street, Timberville, VA 22853, for a fund being set up for Bill's wife and child; or a college fund with checks made out to College America for Addison Groves, and mailed to Linda Murphy, 12408 Needle Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Dr. Larry C. Haun

Dr. Larry C. Haun, 78, of Strasburg passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at Strasburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Haynes Jr. and the Rev. Jack Morrison officiating.

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

Genevieve E. Howerton

Genevieve Estelle Howerton, 96, of New Market, passed away Sunday evening, July 23, 2017, at the Life Care Center of New Market where she resided for several years.

She was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Martha Zirkle Howerton.

Miss Howerton was an excellent seamstress and retired from Eileen Inc. of New Market. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had been a great caregiver to many people, including family members.

She is survived by two sisters, Winifred Salyards of New Market and Louise Alcorn of Ruffin, N.C., and many nieces and nephews.

Miss Howerton’s nephew, Mr. Stanley Salyards, conducted a graveside service on Wednesday, July 26, at 11 a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in New Market.

At her request, the casket remained closed and there was no visitation, however friends and relatives may sign the register book at Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market at any time.

Mary L. McCullough

Mary Louise McCullough, 94, of Orlean, died on Tuesday, July 18. 2017 at Greenfield Reflection Senior Living in Strasburg, Va.

Born in Baltimore on Dec. 18, 1922, she was a daughter of Louise and Thomas Newbold. She was a devoted Army wife and mother.

Mrs. McCullough was a visiting teacher for Fauquier County Public Schools for 22 years. An artist and gardener, she was an active member of Leeds Episcopal Church who was also involved in the community.

She is survived by six children, Clinton McCullough, Michael McCullough (wife, Jackie), John McCullough (wife Judy), Shaw Armstrong, (husband, Don), Mary Robinson (husband, late Bill), James McCullough (wife, JoAnn); twenty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Major William Clinton McCullough, USA (Ret) and a brother, Henry Newbold.

A memorial service will be held at Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, VA on Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at or to the charity of your choice

Elizabeth H. Sober

Elizabeth Holmes Sober, 97 of Woodstock, died Friday July 21, 2017 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her son, Stephen H. Sober of Woodstock.

Burial will be in Arlington national Cemetary.

Arragments are being handled by Delliger Funeral Home, Woodstock, VA.

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