Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Ruby M. Batchelor

Ruby May Batchelor, 88, of New Market passed away Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at Life Care Center in New Market.

She was born March 2, 1929 in Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late Harry and Laura Hooven Darr.

Survivors include three children and several grandchildren, including Candice Dao.

Cremation arrangements were handled by Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market.

Lanny H. Bauserman

Lanny Harold Bauserman, 75, of Maurertown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at his home.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at 11 a.m.. Pastor Joe Fleming will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Christian Church Cemetery.

Mr. Bauserman was born May 10, 1942 in Woodstock, son of the late Harold Spiker and Ruth Althea Plauger Bauserman.

He was a graduate of Strasburg High School and retired from Safeway after 32 years.

He was a member of Zion Christian Church, Woodstock Moose Lodge #575, NRA and UFCW 400.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Holler Bauserman and brother, Gary Bauserman.

He is survived by two daughters, Lisa Bauserman Mihuc and husband John of Broadlands, Va. and April Dawn Bauserman and fiance Ricky Holsinger; brother, Randy Bauserman of Pinckney, Mi.; and five grandchildren, Sierra Brill, Alyssa Crider, Emily Williams, Althea Mihuc and Ava Holsinger.

The family received friends Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service.

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

Mabel E. Fitzwater

Mabel Elizabeth Fitzwater, 75, of Broadway, died Aug. 31, 2017, at the Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born Aug. 30, 1942, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Fadley Runion.

She worked at Walmart as a cashier and attended Freedom Fellowship Church in Broadway.

On July 13, 1967, she married Leonard Wade Fitzwater who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1994.

Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Funkhouser and husband, Rick, of Broadway; sons, Kevin Fitzwater of Basye, Sheldon Fitzwater of Broadway; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother; Gary Runion of Basye; and half sisters, May Mitchell of Broadway, Ruth Morris of Fulks Run. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son; Brian Fitzwater.

Pastor Dave Kite and Randy Whetzel conducted a graveside service 4 p.m. Sunday at the Runions Creek Cemetery near Broadway.

The family received friends 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Online condolence may be sent to the family at

Charles A. Fleming

Charles "Charlie" Anderson Fleming, 88, of Frederick County, Virginia, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center.

Mr. Fleming was born in 1928 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late Charles E. Fleming and the late Margaret Fleming Madigan.

He was a graduate of John Handley High School and was an Advertising Manager with Sears & Roebuck, retiring after 30 plus years of service.

Mr. Fleming was affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America for 75 years and a member of Woodman of the World; and a member of First United Methodist Church in Winchester, Virginia.

Mr. Fleming married Ruth Vaughn Fleming on April 3, 1954 in Woodstock, Virginia.

Surviving with his beloved wife of 63 years are sons, Charles Vaughn Fleming (LuAnn) of Winchester, Virginia, Dennis Duane Fleming of Stephens City, Virginia, and Bryan Keith Fleming (Georgia) of Winchester, Virginia; grandchildren, Eric R. Fleming of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jonathan L. Fleming of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, and Emily K. Fleming of Amissville, Virginia; four great grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Hummer of Winchester, Virginia.

Mr. Fleming was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Fleming Judy and a brother, William Madigan.

A funeral service was conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel with the Reverend Alan Gray officiating. Interment was in Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester, Virginia.

Serving as pallbearers were Charles V. Fleming, Dennis Fleming, Bryan Fleming, Jamie Judy, Frank Moore, and Pat Patterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Charlie may be made to The Charles Fleming Camp Rock Enon Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 527, Winchester, Virginia 22604.

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Benjamin G. Frye

Benjamin (Ben) Garfield Frye, 63, of Edinburg, went with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2017.

Services will be private.

Ben was preceded in death by his mother, Bettie Frye Lineweaver and grandparents, Boots and Alice Frye. Also by his dog, Maggie.

Ben is survived by his stepfather, Stanley Lineweaver of Edinburg; sister, Bobbie Nicholson and husband Rick of Edinburg; brothers, Stanley (Tuck) Lineweaver and wife Pam of Winchester, Wayne Lineweaver and wife, Donna of Mt. Jackson and Daren Lineweaver and wife Barbara of Delaware; two nephews, Michael (Mike) Weaver of Edinburg and David Lineweaver of Delaware; and one niece, Sharon Jarman of Delaware.

Ben enjoyed flower gardening and guns.

He will be missed by family and friends.

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

Karen L. Hart

Karen Lynn Hart, 55, of Woodstock, Va., went home to be with her Lord on Aug. 30, 2017.

She was born on Aug. 6, 1962 in Woodstock, Va. to Fred and Eleanor Windle.

Karen was the owner and operator of Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock, Virginia. She was the deaconess and a Sunday school teacher at the Lords Chapel in Edinburg, Va.

She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. Karen never knew a stranger and she took many a friend in need under her wing. She was the backbone of her family and in her lifetime she taught her children how to be strong, God-fearing people who love and care for others, and she even taught some of her extended family how to be the kind of parent that she was to her children.

If Karen had a hobby, it was her hearts' desire to be of service unto others!

She is survived by her husband, Michael Raymond Hart of Woodstock, Va., whom she was married to on Oct. 23, 1984. This coming October they would have been married for 33 years.

She is also survived by her parents, Fred Windle of Edinburg, Va. and Eleanor Simmons of Woodstock, Va.; a brother, Mikey Windle and wife Susan Windle of Manassas, Va.; a half-sister, Kelly-Jean Kyle of Winchester, Va.; two sons, Toby Bibb and Jesse Hart, and a daughter, Stephanie Davis and husband Dustin Davis, all of Woodstock, Va.; her grandchildren, Mason and Lily Bibb and Maddox and Gracie Davis, all of Woodstock; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3 at Valley Funeral Home in Edinburg, Va.

The service was also be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4 at Valley Funeral Home followed by a burial in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock, Va. Pastor Gerald Sibert officiated.

In honor of Karen, a covered dish celebration was held following the burial at the Woodstock Moose Lodge.

Pallbearers were Toby Bibb, Dustin Davis, Thomas Peacemaker, Steve Richardson, Steven Jones and Ronnie Tarkett.

It was requested by the family that all who attend the service help to celebrate Karen's life by not wearing black but instead, please wear cheerful, celebratory colors.

In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to The Lord's Chapel Church, 2265 Fravel Road, Woodstock, VA 22664.

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1

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

Ruth C. Heinz

Ruth Cline Heinz of Inwood, WV. passed away on June 10, 2017 as a result of a house fire.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, Va. conducted by Sammy Campbell.

She was born October 12, 1953 to the late Alvin A. Cline Sr. and Marie E. Cline in Washington, D.C. along with her twin brother Donald.

Ruth was a dedicated employee of Sysco Food Services prior to her illness.

She was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2010. For the past six years she courageously met the challenges of being bedridden. During this time her faithful friend and caregiver, Emily Domer, attended to her needs.

Ruth is survived by her husband, John Heinz Jr.; brothers, Alvin A. Cline Jr. (Sharon) of Edinburg, George E. Cline (fiancee Pam Brown) of Front Royal, Willard W. Cline (Natalie) of Richmond, and Donald L. Cline (Janet) of Front Royal; sisters, Edna Hiserman (Arthur) and Betty J. Lineweaver ( Larry), all of Front Royal; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ray and Jane McCorkle. Her life was also enriched by her furry friends Peachy, Sunshine, Levi, Jenny, Scooby, and Tucker.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Cline.

Ruth will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She wanted to give thanks to the many dear friends in particular the Sysco Fan Club for their support.

Harry D. Locke Sr.

Harry Daniel Locke Sr., 89, of Strasburg, Va. and formerly of Wilmington, De., died on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at Greenfield Reflections in Strasburg.

Harry was a 1946 graduate of Eddystone High School in Eddystone, Pa.

During the Korean War, Harry served our country in the Army National Guard.

He worked for the DuPont Company as a master electrician at the Experimental Station, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a faithful attendee of Brandywine Valley Baptist Church.

Harry is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Bernice Lewis Locke; son, Harry Daniel (Dan) Locke Jr and wife Deanna of Strasburg, Va.; and granddaughters, Rachel Mattes and husband Danny of Dover, De., and Rebecca Locke and fiance Dalton Dillman, both of Strasburg, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ethel (Peters) Locke; sisters, Mary Dauberman and Margaret Baxter; and brothers, Vernon Locke, Howard Locke, William Locke, and Carl Milton Locke.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, De. 19803 officiated by the Reverend Bo Matthews.

Friends were invited to greet the family beginning at 12:30 p.m. Interment followed the service in Lawncroft.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Harry's name to Emmanuel Church at Fishers Hill, P.O. Box 45, Fishers Hill, VA 22626.

Clarence W. Long

Clarence William (Jim) Long, 98, died on Sept. 3, 2017, at his home in the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Va.

He was born in Mount Jackson, Va., on May 5, 1919, and was the son of Homer Allen and Margaret Grace Barton Long.

For 73 years, Jim was a devoted and loving husband to his surviving wife, Frances Mullen Long. Jim and Fran raised four sons at their home, Franwood Farms, in New Market.

C.W. (Bill) Jr. predeceased his father, but Jim is survived by Bill’s wife, Sandra, Allan and his wife, Nancy, Larry and his wife, Carolyn, and Stephen and his wife, Sadonna, all from New Market; grandchildren, Carissa Johns of New Market, Brent Long of New Market, Chris (Alexis) Long of Reston, Carey (Don) Evans of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., Stephen (Megan) Long Jr. of New Market, Matthew Long of New Market, Adam (Lisa) Long of New Market, Jeremy Orebaugh of Harrisonburg, Charles (Anna) Long of Middlebrook, Emma (Brooks) Garber of Arlington, Taylor Long of New Market, and Andrew (Katie) Long of Harrisonburg. Jim had 17 great-grandchildren: Paige, Anna, Ryan, and Nichalas Johns; Robert and William Long; Nathan, Henry, and Garrett Evans; Isabel, Elizabeth, Atticus, Oakley, and Declan Long; Stella Long; Abraham Long; and Noah Long (deceased).

Jim was one of nine children. He is survived by his brother, Harry and wife, Virginia; brother, Wayne and wife, Ann, and sister-in-law, Nellie. Predeceasing him in death were brothers, H.B., John and Homer and sisters, Madlyn Fleming, Louise Nairn, and Phyllis Hughes. Family was of the utmost importance to Jim, and he greatly enjoyed his siblings, their spouses, his Mullen family, and his many nieces and nephews.

Jim was a devout Christian and active member of Reformation Lutheran Church; was a leader for many decades in the poultry industry in the Valley, Virginia, and the nation; and made many contributions of his resources, time, and talents to his community of Shenandoah County. Jim, unable to attend school past the ninth grade, was an ardent supporter of education and helped many young people pursue their academic dreams.

At the age of 95, Jim wrote a memoir of his business experiences. Many of the people who worked for and alongside him are named. He held them in the highest regard as they did him. His book is in the archives at the Shenandoah County Library.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church in New Market with Pastor Jeffrey Sonafelt officiating. Interment will be private. The body was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Reformation Lutheran Church Pre-School, P.O. Box 896, New Market, VA 22844.

Arrangements are entrusted to Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Randolph S. Stickles

Randolph "Randy" Scott Stickles, 50, of Strasburg, Va., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, WV.

He was born on Aug. 15, 1967 in Winchester, Va., the son of the late Richard Stickles and Jean Painter Miller of Strasburg, Va.

On June 14, 2008, he married his wife and best friend, Michelle Quesenberry Stickles, who survives in Seneca Rocks, WV.

Mr. Stickles was a 1985 graduate of Strasburg High School and he loved antiques, Kayaking, canoeing, and working on the farm. He had worked as an equipment operator for Carmeuse Lime Quarry.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Stickles is survived by a son, Taylor Stickles and girlfriend Jessica Kloosterman of Gore, Va.; three daughters, Katie Geraghty of Carlisle, Pa., Samantha Geraghty of Edinburg, Va., and Lynnzie Long of Berkeley Springs, WV; a sister, Rebecca Stickles Rush of Winchester, Va.; two brothers, Richard Stickles and wife Christine of Strasburg, Va., and Kenneth Miller and wife Ashley of Richmond, Va.; a granddaughter, Sophia Condon; paternal grandmother, Loretta Campbell of Strasburg, Va.; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Also survived by his dog and other best friend, Hunter “Peedo”.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Strasburg, Va., with Pastor William Erbach officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Michelle Stickles, 24570 Mountaineer Dr., Seneca Rocks, WV 26884.

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Carolyn F. Turner

Carolyn Faye Turner, 77, of Timberville, died Sept. 2, 2017, at Life Care Center of New Market.

She was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Forrest and Lucille Webster Forren.

She worked for a number of years at the HD Lee Co. in Broadway and later became a housewife and baby-sat numerous children. She attended Woods Chapel Independent Bible Church near New Market.

On Aug. 3, 1967, she married Marshall Hall Turner Jr., who survives.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Terry Brent Forren and wife, Kathy, of Harrisonburg; one grandson and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Glick and husband, Philip, of Harrisonburg, Nancy Lam of Timberville and Linda Fulk of Fulks Run; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pastors Donald Gutherie and Tim Miller conducted a memorial service noon Wednesday at the Woods Chapel Independent Bible Church near New Market. Burial was be private.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Harry T. Tyson

Harry Thomas Tyson, 73, of Strasburg, Va., died on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

The family received friends on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Tyson was born May 5, 1944 in Washington, D.C., son of the late Morris and Dorothy Beckert Tyson.

He retired as a painter.

Surviving are his companion, Shirley Childress of Strasburg, Va.; two sons, Harry Thomas Tyson Jr. of Edinburg, Va. and Thomas Patrick Tyson of Strasburg; one brother, Morris Tyson of Maryland; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Tyson.

Iva K. Wakeman

Iva Alice Kibler Wakeman, 99, of Woodstock, Va., passed away Aug. 31, 2017 at Greenfield Senior Living in Woodstock, Va.

Mrs. Wakeman was born on May 15, 1918 in Woodstock, Va., daughter of the late Obed and Frances Effie Kibler.

She married Alfred Leslie Wakeman on July 31, 1940. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1975.

Iva enjoyed making quilts for her family and having her family around her. She lovingly prepared dinner every Sunday for her family and a friend or two. Iva was a lifelong member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

She attended every Shenandoah County Fair from 1918 as an infant until 2015. Iva was a Stanley Home Products dealer until her death.

She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Wakeman; a granddaughter, Tena Leigh Miller; three brothers, Fred Kibler, Earl Lee Kibler and Shirley Kibler; and three sisters, Hazel Marston, Blanche Sine and Goldie Kibler.

Iva was the last survivor of her immediate family.

She is survived by her son, Linden Wakeman and wife Gloria; grandsons, Teddy Wakeman and wife Michel and Timmy Wakeman, all of Woodstock; great grandchildren, Daniel Miller and wife Sheree of Warner Robins, Georgia and Sean, Chelsea, Anthony, Mary Ellen and Caelyn Moyland of Woodstock, Va.; great great grandchildren, Angela and Dixie Miller of Warner Robins, Georgia and Dominic Wakeman of Woodstock, Va.; special nephew and niece, Terry Kibler and Rhonda Heltzel; and special friends, Betsy Brown, Janet Heishman, Mary Sibert and Janine Wakeman.

Pallbearers were Kenny Wakeman, Ronnie Wakeman, Dennis Wakeman, Guy Kibler, Ray Kibler and Sam Kibler.

The family received friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowman's Crossing.

The Funeral was Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial followed in Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock.

Memorial contributions in memory of Iva Wakeman may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street Suite 405, Winchester, VA. 22601 or Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Fund, c/o Danny Ritenour, 102 Dogwood Drive, Woodstock, Va. 22664.

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Robert M. White

Robert “Bob” Martz White, 85, of New Market, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Life Care Center of New Market.

He was born March 6, 1932, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Philip Leonard and Annie Martz White.

Bob worked at Dunham Bush for 28 years before retiring. He was a member of Bethlehem United Church of Christ and the Tenth Legion Mountain Valley Ruritan Club. He was “The Mayor of Arkton.”

Surviving are his sister, Nancy W. Funkhouser and husband, Fred, of New Market; and his brother, Charles West and wife, Dorothy, of New Market.

One sister, Carolyn Elizabeth White, preceded him in death.

The Revs. Bob Edwards and Archie Webster conducted a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Fairview Church of the Brethren cemetery near Endless Caverns. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ. The family received friends following the memorial service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem U.C.C., C/O Nancy Knight, 11923 North Valley Pike, Broadway, VA 22815.

Arrangements are entrusted to Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Echo T. Worley

Echo Tylyn Worley, 21, of New Market passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 at the home of her mother.

She was born March 9, 1996 at Petersburg, W Va. And was the daughter of Roger (Jamie) Worley of Broadway and Cristia Tutino of New Market.

She was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and had recently been employed by Walmart of Timberville.

In addition to her father and mother, she is survived by her twin daughters, Annabel Phoenix and Abbagail Dawn; sister and best friend Cloe Maeve; brother Kyle Liam; her step mom Ashley Worley, grandparents Bonnie Delawder and Roger & Gloria Worley and an Uncle Victor Tutino.

A memorial Service will be Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. At Highland Retreat at Bergton.

Cremation arrangements by Theis Funeral Chapel, New Market.

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