Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Pleasant A. Gilboy

Pleasant "Pam" A. Gilboy passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at The Woods at Cedar Run Assisted Living.

Pleasant was born in McCauley, WV on July 18, 1931 to the late William H. and Genettie (Miller) Combs.

Pleasant attended Central High School in Woodstock, Va. (Class of 1949). She was president of the Art Club and a member of the National High School Poetry Association. Her work was published in the American Poetry Society's 1949 Anthology of Inspirational Poetry.

After high school, Pleasant worked in Washington, D.C. for the telephone company.

In the early 1950s, while working as a traveling secret shopper, she met the love of her life, Thomas "Tom" E. Gilboy, of New Castle, Pa. Tom deepened her faith in the Lord, and in 1954, she converted to the Roman Catholic Church. 
Pleasant and Tom were married in Cicero, Il. in 1956 and had one daughter, Theresa "Terry" R. (Gilboy) Weiss, who survives her.

Pleasant drew upon her faith to help her through Tom's battle with cancer, which claimed him in 1962. She and Terry then resettled in Enola, Pa.

Pleasant is predeceased by two older sisters, Nellie E. Villani of Enola, Pa. and Mabel Jones Grove of Woodstock, Va.; and a younger brother, Harry Combs of Woodstock, Va.

She is survived by an older brother, Ralph Combs of Woodstock, Va., and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her cherished granddaughter, Amanda "Mandy" Weiss, who lives in New York City, daughter of Terry and Richard Weiss, of Waterford, Ct.

In the early to mid 1960s, Pleasant made a living as a secretary in the Harrisburg, Pa. area. She also volunteered tirelessly for nearly 14 years, to support the humanitarian work of the Dr. Thomas A. Dooley Foundation. Pleasant was Founder and President of its Harrisburg-York Chapter, and promoted Dr. Dooley's medical care and relief efforts in South Asia through her numerous presentations, publicity articles, and fundraising activities.

Between 1968 and her retirement in 1995, "Pam" as she became known, worked at the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, Pa., the last 15 years of which were as a Computer Systems Programmer, a career achievement she was very proud of. For many years while on the base, Pam planned and coordinated base-wide educational presentations, obtaining speakers on safety and health topics. She also delighted coworkers near her office with her much anticipated seasonal decorations, which gave her a creative outlet while bringing joy to others with her displays.

For decades, Pam dedicated her spare time to writing faithfully, almost daily, to friends near and far who were either homebound or confined to convalescent homes. Pam was a true humanitarian at heart, and beloved by many for her warm smile, her spunky wit, and her caring and unselfish ways.

The family wishes to thank everyone at The Woods at Cedar Run and at Homeland Hospice (including Ella Home Care), for all the loving support and care they provided Pam, especially this past year.

A Catholic Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Church, 1300 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, Pa. After the Mass, Pam's family received friends and relatives at a reception at the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pam's memory may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

James P. Guy

James Patrick Guy, "Jimmie" to his cousins and siblings, "Jim" to his many friends, and "Duke" to his beloved grandchildren, closed his final investigation on the feast of his patron Saint, James, on July 25, 2017.

Born in Newark, NJ in 1939, Jim spent time in Florida as a child, and returned to New Jersey to attend Seton Hall Prep.

While in South Orange, NJ, he met the love of his life, staunchest partner, and wife of 54 years, Dorothy Bolan.

Jim's education included an Associate's Degree from San Jose College in California, a Bachelor of the Arts from Seton Hall University, numerous government education programs sponsored by the military, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Justice, among others, and graduate study at the George Mason Graduate School of Education.

Jim had a legendary career in law enforcement, serving in many positions, including Special Agent in the U. S. Army Counter- Intelligence Corps; Deputy Director of Security for Bloomingdale's flagship store in New York City; Special Agent, Senior Special Agent, and Country Attache and Special Agent in Charge for the DEA (and its predecessor organizations, the BNDD and the FBN) in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, and the Scandinavian countries; Deputy Chief of INTERPOL; and Coordinator for the NY/NJ Presidential Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Over the course of his career he worked in New York, Paris, Brussels, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Bonn, Germany. Assignments also sent Jim to most of the major cities in the United States and around the world.

He inspired and mentored many young people as they began careers in law enforcement, including his nephew, Donald.
 Jim's numerous awards and recognitions include a Commendation from the President of the United States; recognition by the governments of Spain and Egypt; awards from the U.S. Attorney General and the DEA and its predecessor agencies; and recognition from many drug enforcement services around the world.

He has been the subject of many articles in newspapers, magazines, and books, including the Reader's Digest's "The Great Cases of INTERPOL". Some speculate that his career served as source material for the 1971 Film "The French Connection" and a never-aired "Mission Impossible" episode.
 As an undercover agent, he is believed to have had more pure heroin delivered to him than any other single person in the history of law enforcement. He is also believed to have recovered one of the largest caches of stolen art (outside of war time). Many artifacts from his career are displayed at the DEA Museum in Arlington, Va.

Jim was President of the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, a Knights of Columbus Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator, President of the Bayse/Bryce Mountain Lions Club. He served on the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Foundation Board in Woodstock, Virginia, and was a member of the Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents and of the American Legion in Woodstock, among other many other organizations. He was also an active participant and educator for the Commonwealth Alliance for Drug Rehabilitation and Education (now the Family Youth Initiative).

Jim retired to Bayse, Va. in 1989 to tell stories, play with his grandchildren, take photos, play guitar, swim, golf, ski, and feed the local birds (and despite his best efforts, sometimes the squirrels and bears).

Jim is survived by his wife, Dorothy; their children, James Patrick Guy II (Judith), Timothy Michael Guy (Kathryn), Dorothy Caroline Guy Ballmann (Richard), and Daniel Joseph Guy (Amy); their grandchildren, T. Michael, Callaghan, Teague, James P. III ("Seamus"), Mairead, Dorothy, Rosemary, Declan, Maeve, and Cailyn; his brother, Edward (Joan); sisters Natalie (Charles) and Patricia; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and in-laws.

A funeral mass for James Patrick Guy was held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Mr. Guy was laid to rest, with full military honors, at the Culpeper National Cemetery.
The family received friends at St. John Bosco Catholic Church on Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be in the form of memorial contributions to Children's Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA served the family of Mr. James Patrick Guy.

Evelyn M. Haskell

Mrs. Evelyn Modena Shivers Alderman Haskell, 97, of New Market passed away July 27, 2017 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock.

She was born May 11, 1920 in Mississippi and was the daughter of the late George and Stella Evelyn Harrell Shivers.

Mrs. Haskell was a member of New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She was the widow of Thomas Alderman and Clarence Haskell.

She is survived by a daughter, E. Annette Alderman.

Following cremation she will be buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery north of New Market.

Arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Home in New Market.

Judith R. Hildebrand

Judith Elaine Rinker Hildebrand, 75, died peacefully at her home in Waynesboro, Va. Friday July 28, 2017 with her family by her side.

Born Jan. 1, 1942 at home in Basye, Va., she was the daughter of the late Minor and Eunice Rinker.

She is survived by two brothers and one sister, Alvin Rinker, Deane Rinker, Gloria Rupert and their spouses.
 Judith, also known as Judy, is lovingly remembered by three children, Debra Berberich, Richard Showman Hildebrand Jr., Lisa Henkel and their spouses along with six grandchildren, Madeline, Hannah, Arthur, Luke, Buddy and Molly.

Judy graduated from Triplett High School in 1959. She achieved her nursing degree from Madison College in Harrisonburg, Va. as a diploma nurse.

She met and then married the love of her life, Richard Showman Hildebrand Sr., on April 6, 1963. Judy and Richard lived in Massachusetts, Mississippi, Colorado and Virginia Beach before settling at their home in Ruckersville, Va. to raise their family.

They later moved to Charlottesville, Va. where they lived until Richard's death in 2013. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary shortly before his death.

Judy worked in many areas of the healthcare field, notably at Martha Jefferson Hospital for 10 years providing care to the sick and support for their families. She retired from nursing in 2002 and continued to volunteer at UVA Hospital until 2012.

Judy went with her husband to Florida for the winter months.
 Judy was a loving and caring daughter, wife and mother. Her smile was infectious. She had many hobbies, of those her favorite was making seashell flower arrangements.
 She loved adventure and traveled the world with her husband and daughters.

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at 12 p.m. at Judy's hometown church, Saint Mary's Pine Lutheran Church in Mt. Jackson, Va. with burial to follow in the Mt. Jackson Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

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Ruth E. Hockman

Ruth Ellen Hockman, 86, of Slanesville, WV and formerly of Winchester, Va., died on Monday, July 31, 2017 at her daughter's home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Ruth was born on Jan. 1, 1931 in Woodstock, Va., a daughter of the late Melvin and Helen M. Whetzel Racey.

She was a 1949 graduate of Woodstock High School where she was awarded the Citizenship & School Spirt Award.
 She was a 1952 Registered Nurse graduate of Winchester Memorial Hospital, where she also worked for 31 years. She was also the director of nursing at Westminster Canterbury for five years.

She was a member of the Slanesville Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and Sunday school teacher.

Ruth married Roland W. "Jack" Hockman on July 19, 1952 in Rockville, Md. Mr. Hockman died on June 5, 2010.

Surviving is a daughter, Doris J. "Doey" Robins of of Slanesville, WV; a brother, Melvin Racey (Annabell) of Woodstock, Va.; four grandchildren, Nannette Boden, Leighann Boden, Gary L. Keeler and Bonnie Keeler; and two great grandchildren, Jack and James Castiglioni.

Preceding her in death are two daughters, LaNell G. Hockman and Helen M. Keeler; a grandson, Jeramey Wayne Robins; and three sisters, Ann Racey, Bessie Dellinger and G. Catherine Sherman.

A funeral service was held at the Slanesville Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Officiating was Pastor Michele Elliott. Interment was in the Hockman Family Cemetery in Slanesville, WV.
 Family received friends at the Giffin Funeral Home in Capon Bridge, WV on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Slanesville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 182, Slanesville, WV 25444 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

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Charles R. Keltz

Charles Richard Keltz, 77, of Woodstock, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.

Mr. Keltz was born Sept. 20, 1939 in Winchester, son of the late Charles Edward and Frances Ball Hoffman.

He was a retired truck driver.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Koch Keltz.

He is survived by a daughter, Margaret Anne Courtney of Bolivar, West Virginia; a son, Eric Keltz of Alexandria; four grandchildren, Jennifer Keltz, Ashlyn Courtney, Tyler Courtney and George Courtney II; and an aunt, Margaret Goldman.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sunset View Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Stephanie Heishman-Litten officiating.
 The family received friends Tuesday 6 - 8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

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Evelyn F. Loveless

Evelyn Frances Loveless, 82, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Life Care Center of New Market.

Mrs. Loveless was born Dec. 11, 1934, in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of the late Osie and Addie Mae (Shifflett) Beach.

She worked in circulation for the Daily News-Record. She enjoyed dancing and was a loving and devoted mother. She attended the Salvation Army Church in Harrisonburg.

Surviving are two children, Thomas “Frank” Loveless and wife, Lisa, and Donna Jean Simmons and husband, Daniel; siblings, John Beach, Jack Beach and Lynwood Beach; three grandchildren, Jennifer Loveless, Derrick Loveless and Stephanie Loveless Price; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Loveless was preceded in death by a son, Richard Allen Loveless; four brothers, Norman, Bobby, James and Edward Beach and two sisters, Audrey Lamb and Dorothy Dean.

Pastor Wayne Wright conducted a graveside service Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at McMullen Funeral Home. The casket remained closed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 468, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Life Care Center of New Market for their wonderful care of Evelyn during her illness.

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McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin T. Manuel

Melvin Theodore Manuel, 78, of Stephens City, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Manuel was born in Warren County, Virginia in 1939, the son of the late Irving Albert and Sadie Ray Manuel.

He worked as an electrician for various commercial and residential electrical contractors during his career, retiring in 2001 from Consolidated Electric.

Melvin married Lillian Virginia Fox on April 29, 1987 in Frederick County, Virginia. Lillian preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2017. His first wife, Nancy Windle Manuel, preceded him in death in 2014.

Surviving are sons, Roger Manuel (Angie) of Wardensville, West Virginia, Richard Manuel of Pensacola, Florida, and Jeffrey Manuel; step-sons, Calvin Dean Fox Jr. (Diann) of Gore, Virginia and Gary L. Fox (Connie) of Stephens City, Virginia; step daughter Linda Fox Marple of Stephens City, Virginia; step son-in-law, Robert Kerns; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and sister, Genevieve Kirby of Woodstock, Virginia.

In addition to his parents and wives, Melvin is preceded in death by his son, Randy Manuel; step daughter, Pamela Kerns; and 11 siblings.

There was a gathering of friends and family on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Omps, South Chapel, 1260 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, Virginia.
 A funeral service followed at 2 p.m. at Omps, South Chapel with Pastor Chuck R. Davis Jr. officiating. Interment was in Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Robert Kerns, Randy Linaburg, Gary Fox, Russ Manuel, Nathan Manuel, and Tony Fox.

Memorial Contributions in Melvin's name may be made to Calvary Church of the Brethren, 578 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, VA, 22602.

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Elinor L. McClanahan

Elinor L. McClanahan, 73, of New Market passed away July 27, 2017 at the Life Care Center of New Market.

She was born March 22, 1944 in Fauquier County, Va. And was a daughter of the late Walter Ray and Ida Bell Wilson Barb.

Mrs. McClanahan was a homemaker and was the widow of Floyd Martin McClanahan. She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Hoard of Kingston Springs, Tn. and three granchildren.

Following cremation, burial will follow at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel, New Market.

Mabel J. Morris

Mabel “Jean” Jones Morris, 84, of Shenandoah, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Life Care in New Market.

She was born Nov. 21, 1932, in Shenandoah, and was the daughter of the late Lewis Floyd and Mabel Breeden Jones.

On Oct. 29, 1966, she married Roy Howard Morris, who preceded her in death on June 6, 2017.

Jean grew up in Shenandoah and attended St. Peter Lutheran Church, where she worked in the nursery. She worked at Blue Bell, Merck, Dan’s Steak House and the Country Inn. She cherished time with her family, and her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Jean is survived by her daughters, Linda Short and husband, Max, and Tammy Yager and husband, Randy, all of Shenandoah; two sons, Eddie Morris and wife, Sue, of Stanley, and Randy Morris and wife, Lori, of Shenandoah; a brother, Robert Jones and wife, Brenda, of Harrisonburg; a sister, Frances Hisey of Elkton; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call the children’s homes at any time.

A private burial was held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Shenandoah.

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Gregory W. Neal

Gregory Wayne Neal, 35, of Toms Brook, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Hospice In-Patient Care Center, Winchester, Va.

A funeral service for Greg was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017 at Stover Memorial Chapel with the Rev. J.D. Cutlip, the Rev. Banks Swanson, the Rev. Peter Mitchell and the Rev. Stan Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery. 
A celebration of his life was followed at the Lebanon Church Community Center with food and fellowship.

Greg was born on Feb. 9, 1982, the son of Fuzzy Neal (Tammy) and Brenda Rose (Mike).

Greg was an avid hunter and fisherman and was an excellent marksman. He had a deep love for animals of all kinds and often brought them home to be nursed back to life.

He was often referred to as a "Big Teddy Bear", "The Gentle Giant" or just "Big Greg" and had a heart as big as the ocean. He loved kids as much as animals and both loved him back.

Greg lived life to the fullest. What he wanted, he went after.

When asked by the Rev. Cutlip at the time of his decision to enter comfort care what would he like to say to God? His answer was…. "Thank you for the 35 years you gave me…it was one hell of a ride!"

Greg will be greatly missed by his family and friends and that means each and every one of you who touched his life in some way.

In addition to his parents, Greg is survived by his best friend in good and bad times, his sister, Jennifer Neal; his step-brother, Cody Neal; his step-grandparents, Bill and Goldie Rose; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Loring and Carrie Beatley; paternal grandparents, Roy and Kate Neal; and step-grandparents, Melvin and Lula Omps.

Pallbearers were Landon Ritenour, Justin Faudree, Justin Orndorff, Jeremy Monn, Travis Allard, Nate MacWilliams, Scott Farmer, Chris Gray, Michael Gray, Chad Neal, and Jeff Jett.
 Honorary pallbearers were Derrick Pittington, John Michael Neff, Karrie Burner, Jamie Stultz, Sam and Shanna Rudolph, Sammy Wolford, and Mariah Starkey.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home on Monday 6-8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice In-Patient Care Center, 333 W. Cork Street #405, Winchester, VA 22601 or the Shenandoah County Humane Society, P.O. Box 173, Woodstock, VA 22664.

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Stover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Gregory Wayne Neal.

Owen L. Pangle

Owen Lee Pangle, 87, of Strasburg, Va., passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at his home.

A memorial service for Mr. Pangle will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 at the Stover Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kathleen Haynes officiating.

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

Mr. Pangle was born in Frederick County, Va. on Nov. 13, 1929 to the late Frank Lee and Ethel May Kline Pangle.

He grew up in Oranda before moving to Strasburg. He graduated from Strasburg High School and served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army.

Since retiring from Ashworth Brothers in Winchester, Va., Mr. Pangle enjoyed gardening, tinkering with machines, woodworking, reading, television documentaries, war, history, listening to old-fashion country music and spending time with those close to him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Medford Pangle; his sister, Delores Donald; and a brother, who died in infancy.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley Irene Pangle of Strasburg, Va.; his children, Sheryl Pifer and husband Larry and Cindy Avvenire and husband Gerard, all of Strasburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Owen Pifer of Norfolk, Va., Aaron Pifer of Winchester, Va., Kayla Racey of Columbus, Oh. and Steven Racey of Chicago, Il.; three step grandchildren; five great grandchildren, Hunter, Miles, Jasmine, Naomi and Ellie; and several nieces and nephews, including Joy and Paul Racey of West Virginia, who were very close to him.

Memorials may be made to Stover Funeral Home to assist the family with final expenses.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Pangle.

Bonnita Jo Smith

Bonnita Jo "Peachy" Smith, 79, of Strasburg, Va., passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Consulate Healthcare in Woodstock, Va.

A graveside service for Mrs. Smith was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Shenandoah County, Va. on Nov. 16, 1937, a daughter of the late Otis Taft and Lena Alice Ritenour Bly.

She was the wife of the late Ronald Austin "Buddy" Smith Sr. and was preceded in death by three siblings, Barbara Taylor, Danny Bly and Bobby Bly.

Survivors include her loving companion of 31 years, Jimmy Raynor of Strasburg, Va.; her beloved children, Vickie Jo Ware of Stephens City, Va., Ronald Austin "Smitty" Smith Jr. of Strasburg, Va., Tina Lynn Cloud of Martinsburg, Va. and Angela Kay Stover of Stephens City, Va.; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and her siblings, Jean Grove of Ft. Dodge, IA, Carole Myles, and Cathy Barton, both of Florida and Susie Foster of Strasburg, Va.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA served the family of Mrs. Bonnita Jo "Peachy" Smith.

John H. Spiggle Sr.

John Hampson Spiggle Sr., 80, of Toms Brook, passed away July 29, 2017 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester.

At John's request, his body has been donated to the Virginia State Anatomical Association.

John was born March 20, 1937 in Toms Brook, son of the late Harry Hampson Spiggle and Laura Virginia Beaver Spiggle.

He worked at Avtex Fibers in Front Royal for 17 years and retired from the Toms Brook-Maurertown Sanitary District.

He was a member of Woodstock Moose Lodge #575 and the Eagles.

He is survived by three sons, Thomas Spiggle, Gary Spiggle and John H. Spiggle II and companion, Julie Snider; brother, Ralph J. Spiggle; two grandchildren, Thomas Spiggle II and Amber Spiggle; and four great grandchildren. 
He is also survived by his many friends and employees of the Woodstock Moose.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

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

Jane B. Tyler

Jane Barton Tyler, 85, of Little River, SC, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at her residence.

A graveside service for Mrs. Tyler will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Mt. Jackson, Va. on Aug. 20, 1931, a daughter of the late Stanley and Pauline Collins Barton.

Mrs. Tyler retired from AT&T with 38 years of service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Louise Barton Stedman.

She is survived by her husband, Patrick Tyler of Little River, SC.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home 6-7 p.m. Thursday.

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

Rosella N. Whitmer

Rosella N. Whitmer, 81, of Basye, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her daughter's home in Winchester, Virginia.

Services were held on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren. The family received family and friends one hour prior to the service for viewing. The Reverend Louie Shafer officiated. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Alternate viewing times were available at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 28 and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. 

Rosella was born July 2, 1936 in Woodstock, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Foltz Holloway.

She was a member of the Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren.

She was a dietician for the Shenandoah Memorial hospital for 21 years and later made meals at the Stoney Creek Home for the Elders.

She had resided at her daughter's home in Winchester for the past five years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Whitmer Sr.; a daughter, Bertie L. Whitmer; and two brothers, Charles Foltz and Bruce Wolfe.

Rosella is survived by two sons, Robert L. Whitmer Jr. and John Whitmer and wife Toni, all of Woodstock; two daughters, Patricia A. Harlow and husband Brian of Winchester and Joan M. Barb and husband Martin of Edinburg; a sister, Diane Jenkins; two brothers, Warren Arnold Jr and David Leonard; six grandchildren, Brian N. Harlow Jr., Ryan D. Harlow and wife Amy, Louise M. Barb, Matthew Barb, Andy A. Whitmer and Peggyrose H. Whitmer; and eight great grandchildren, Brian N. Harlow III, Zoe E. Harlow, Hailey M. Harlow, Lily C. Harlow, Alyssa H. Barb, Kayla N. Barb, Nathan W. Embrey and Louise M. Embrey.

She loved spending time with her family and was very proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brian N. Harlow Jr., Ryan D. Harlow, Andy A. Whitmer, Robert L. Whitmer Jr., Jacob H.P. Miller, Brian N. Harlow III and Donald E. Miller.
 Honorary pallbearers were Gary Jones, Jeff Jones, Steve Jones, Bobby Jones and Warren Arnold III.

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