OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County


Rachel I. Andrews


Rachel Isabel Andrews, 90, of Edinburg, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.


She was born Jan. 17, 1927 in Shenandoah County, the daughter of the late Lloyd William and Lena Dellinger.


Rachel married Roy Cecil Andrews on Nov. 17, 1951. He preceded her in death.


Rachel was a member of Christ UCC in Conicville, Va. and long-time member of the church's Women's Guild.


She retired from the Aileen Company and Virginia State Police Division 7.


She was preceded in death by her brother, Alton Dellinger; and sisters, Christine Frye and Charlotte Swartz.


Rachel is survived by her sons, William H. Andrews of Woodstock and Burdette C. Andrews of Edinburg; daughter, Elizabeth Mandala of Romney, WV; grandchildren, Jay Andrews, Brittany Polk, Megan Mandala, and Tyler Mandala; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Marvene Gochenour and Joycie Jones; and brother, Glenn Weatherholtz. Rachel is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and very special friend and care giver, Sandy Hottle.


The family received friends Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing. 
The funeral service was Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Christ UCC in Conicville, Va. at 11 a.m. with interment to follow in the church's cemetery.


Pallbearers were Ray and Rex Andrews, Rick Antonowicz, Charles Franklin, Clayton Frye and Matt Perron.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Inc., 3 International Drive, Suite 200 Rye Brook NY 10573.


A very special thank you to the wonderful staff at Life Care Center in New Market, VA and the attentive Doctors and Nurses at RMH that cared for Rachel.


Heishman Funeral Service, Inc. and Valley Funeral Service Branch, Bowmans Crossing were in charge of the arrangements.





Evelyn R. Campbell


Evelyn Ruth Campbell, 89, of Timberville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Luray.


Evelyn was born in St. Lawrence, NY on Jan. 28, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Mabel (Hoole) and Arthur Page.


Evelyn was married to Melvin Campbell, who preceded her in death.


She retired from Holly Farms in New Market and was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Timberville.


Evelyn is survived by a daughter, Patricia Woody and husband William of Cumming, Ga.; two sons, Mike Dart and wife Debbie of Rileyville, Va. and John Dart of Basye, Va.; stepchildren, Bill Campbell and wife Eleanor, Bob Campbell and wife Norma, and Gary Campbell and wife Gail; brother, Larry Page and wife Norma of New York; 12 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.


Evelyn was also preceded in death by sons, Fred Dart and Dennis Dart; grandson, Christopher Dart; brothers, Kenny Page, Stanley Page and Ronnie Page; and sister, Beatrice Chappell.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham SPCA, P.O. Box 413, Harrisonburg, VA 22803 and/or Trinity United Church of Christ, 161 Church Street, Timberville, VA 22853.


Online condolences may be made at http://www.johnsonfs.com.



Gerald L. Clark


Gerald Lee Clark, 66, of Edinburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.


The funeral service was held Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing. Pastor Banks Swanson officiated. Burial followed in Saumsville Cemetery.


Mr. Clark was born Oct. 10, 1950 in Edinburg, son of the late Guy William and Juanita Larkin Clark.


He was a poultry farmer and formerly worked at C. E. Thompson's, Dellinger Building Supply and Southern States.


He was a member of Woodstock Moose Lodge 575, Edinburg VFW Post#2447, New Market Eagles, Edinburg Shell Station Liar's Club and NRA.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Neff.


He is survived by long- time companion, June Ramm of Edinburg; two daughters, Cassie Dawn Painter and husband David Lee Painter of Edinburg and Sarah Rebecca Menefee of Maurertown; sister, Barbara Clark Rice of Edinburg; four grandchildren, Brooke Marie Painter, Emily Rebecca Menefee, Megan LeAnn Menefee and Lindsay Grace Menefee; and nephew, William "Billy" Rice of Edinburg.

Pallbearers were Tony Fadeley, Marty French, Martin French, Carlos Zayas, Wayne Clark and Danny Sine.
 Honorary pallbearers were Linden Wakeman, Howard Miller, Dale Lowe and Roger Dellinger.


Edinburg Shell Liar's Club and Central High School Class of 1969 will attend in groups.


The family received friends Sunday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA. 23058.


Online condolences may be left at http://www.http//valleyfs.com.


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




Frederick G. Funkhouser


Frederick Guy Funkhouser, 70, of New Market, Va., died Sept. 18, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1947, in Shenandoah County, and was the son of the late W. Guy and Anna Jones Funkhouser.

Fred worked in sales at Whitesel Brothers Equipment before retiring. He was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ and attended Bethlehem United Church of Christ.

On June 5, 1965, he married the former Nancy White, who survives. Also surviving are a number of cousins.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mabel Armentrout Funkhouser.

The Rev. Robert Edwards will conduct a graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Cemetery in New Market. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem U.C.C. in Tenth Legion.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway. The casket was closed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem U.C.C., 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, VA 22815, or St. Luke’s U.C.C., 218 Scotts Lane, Edinburg, VA 22824.

Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Alice W. Hansberger


Alice Sharon Whiteside Hansberger, 69, of Timberville, died Sept. 12, 2017, at VCU in Richmond.

She was born June 3, 1948, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of the late John H. “Bugs” Jr. and Mary Louise Brown Whiteside.

Alice was an office manager at Gilmer Industries Inc. until her death. She was also a member of the Kmart family for 16 years.

Surviving is her daughter, Abigail Louise Hansberger of Strasburg; brother, Mark Whiteside of Shenandoah; sister, Brenda Baugher and husband, Roy, of Shenandoah; sister-in-law, Lisa Whiteside of Luray; four nephews, Roy Baugher III, Brandon Baugher, Jeremiah Baugher and Jacob Baugher; one niece, Leona Gander Dean; four great-nieces and two great-nephews; and two beloved dogs, Katie and Gwen.

Her son, John Douglas Hansberger, and her brother, John Robert Whiteside, preceded her in death.

Pastors Phyllis Diamond and Mark Briehl will conduct a memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA or Open Doors, 176 W. Market St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Katharina Huttner


Katharina Huttner, 79, of Mount Jackson, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at her home.

She was born Feb. 3, 1938, in Veli-Kikinda, Yugoslavia.

She is survived by her husband, Horst J. Huttner. Also surviving are her children, Harald Huttner, Judith Brown and Hildegard Prodigalidad; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mount Jackson Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Katharina Huttner’s Burial Fund, in care of Dellinger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 63, Mount Jackson, VA 22842.

Condolences may be sent to http://www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.



Dillard M. Judd


Dillard Mitchell Judd, 72, of Maurertown, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 at Evergreen Health and Rehab in Winchester.


A funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal conducted by Sammy Campbell. Interment followed in the Dry Run Cemetery in Fort Valley.


Mr. Judd was born on Feb. 1, 1945 in Fairfax, Virginia, son of the late Ridley Judd Sr. and Gertrude Rebecca Thompson Judd.


He worked many years for William A. Hazel and most recently for Wendy's in Woodstock.


Surviving are a son, Mitchell Lee Judd of Virginia; one brother, Ridley Judd Jr. of West Virginia; and several cousins, nephews, and nieces.


Pallbearers were Jerry Thompson Jr., Tyler Unroe, Timothy Pyne, James Henry, Kevin Hart, and Brandon Tusing.


The family received friends on Monday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.


Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal. http://www.maddoxfuneralhome.com




Billy L. Keister


Billy Lee Keister, 64, of Broadway, passed away peacefully Sept. 15, 2017, at his home after a long, hard fought battle with T-Cell Lymphoma.

He was born April 24, 1953, in Harrisonburg to Pearl Showalter Keister of Broadway and the late Paul Keister.

He worked for many years at Showalter’s Orchard, Howell Metal, Pilgrims Pride and Merillat before being medically retired. He loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing games on the computer and watching baseball games on TV. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 4264 in New Market and was a member of Cedar Run Church of the Brethren.

On March 10, 1983, he married the former Mary Lou Riggleman, who survives.

Surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are daughter, April Keister of Ruckersville; son, Jeremy Keister of Timberville; sisters, Sharon Huffman and husband, Roger, of Timberville, Judy Smith and husband, Rob, of Timberville, Paula Pence of Broadway and husband. Gifford, of Stanley and Dorothy Sheffer and husband, Tony, of Mount Solon; brothers, Terry Keister of Timberville and Henry Keister and wife, Julie, of Timberville; special great aunt, Hilda Arnaud of Harrisonburg and a number of nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Clara Riggleman.

The Revs. Glen Turner and Richard Yowell conducted a funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Grandle Funeral Home Chapel in Broadway. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

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

Many thanks for all the support of extended family, friends, Dr. Mary Whitt and staff at Sentara RMH Cancer Center, Sentara RMH Hospice Staff, Dr. Craig Portell and staff at UVA Cancer Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the RMH Foundation, 2010 Health Campus Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.GrandleFuneralHome.com.



Warren L. Martin


Warren Liskey Martin, 90, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Sept. 15, 2017, at Life Care Center of New Market. Mr. Martin was born July 25, 1927, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Allen Marvin and Dorothy Susan Liskey Martin.

He was a member of the U.S. Army and was a truck driver for Mason Dixon Trucking and later retired from truck driving for Packaging Corporation of America. He loved motorcycles and hunting deer. He was a member of Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren.

On Sept. 4, 1948, he married the former Ideva Arbaugh, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Sandy Whitmer and husband, Steve, Jeanie Martin, Jeff Martin and wife, Doris, all of Harrisonburg; a sister, Paige Roberson of Georgia; grandchildren, Stephanie Whitmer, Chris Whitmer, John Whitmer, Brandon Martin and wife, Mandi, and Brittney Martin; and three great-grandchildren, Zayda Whitmer, Luke Martin and Addison Martin.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his siblings, Robert “Bob” Martin, Harold “Fuzz” Martin and Nolan Martin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1160 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Wendell “Sonny” Henkel conducted a graveside service Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with military rites by Dayton American Legion Post 27.

The family received friends Monday from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at http://www.mcmullenfh.com.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Dennis E. Meadows


Dennis E. Meadows, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Timberview Crossings in Timberville, Va.

He was born April 22, 1929, in Rockingham County, son of the late Clarence Meadows and Mamie Jenkins Meadows.

Dennis loved music and was an accomplished steel guitar musician. He was a member of the Kountry Kousins, Virginia Gentlemen, and several other bands. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his second wife, Carolyn Settle Meadows, and his brother, Richard “Jim” Meadows.

He is survived by his three sons, Dennis Meadows Jr. and wife, Debra Meadows of Virginia Beach, Gregory Meadows of Harrisonburg and Jeffrey Meadows and wife, Ellen Meadows, of New Market; five sisters, Darlene Buracker, Bonnie Comer, Sylvia Propes and Shirley Gray of Stanley, and Brenda Grimsley of Shenandoah; three grandchildren, Wayne Meadows, Lauren Meadows and Kristin Ardent; several nieces and nephews and his first wife, Ruby Meadows of Stanley.

The family received friends at Bradley Funeral Home in Luray on Friday from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

A graveside service with military honors was held on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Robert Reynolds.

Arrangements were handled by Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.



James W. Nimmo


James William "Bill" Nimmo, of Naples, Florida, passed away Sept. 15, 2017.


Bill was born on April 10, 1924 in Norfolk, Virginia to John P. and Nietza E. Nimmo.


He is survived by his wife, Susan Gentry Nimmo of Naples, Florida; daughter, Cheryl Watson (husband Travis) of Timberville, Virginia; and grandson Zack Watson (wife Liz) of Mt. Jackson, Virginia.


He was predeceased by wife, Mary Virginia (Ginny) Nimmo who died in 2001.


As a 17 year old lifeguard, he decided to enlist early in 1942 in the Army Air Corps, later the  U.S. Air Force, where he became a flight instructor during World War II.
 During the Korean War, he served as a fighter pilot where he received honors for completing 100 missions and was given the Distinguished Flying Cross.


His passion for flying did not end there. He continued to teach flying to students for the majority of his life.
 After a distinguished career with the Federal Aviation Administration, he retired from public service and moved to Bryce Resort, Basye, Virginia in 1983 with Ginny.


Always an avid athlete, he became certified in ski instruction and taught at the Bryce Mountain Ski School until he was 86 years old.

In 2010, he and his wife Susan decided to relocate to Naples, Florida to pursue the sunshine and a milder climate where they enjoyed tennis, biking and watching sports.


A private memorial service will be held in October at Verona Walk, Naples.


A second service will be held in December at Bryce Mountain, Virginia.


Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Collier County Honor Flight, P.O. Box 806, Naples, Florida or Avow Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, Florida 34105.


For online condolences please go to http://www.FullerNaples.com.




Kent K. Renalds


Kent Koiner Renalds, 80, of Richmond passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Westport Nursing Center in Richmond.

He was born in Richmand on Sept. 6, 1937 and was the son of the late Melvin and Julia Renalds.

A committal service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 23 at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in New Market.

Theis Funeral Home in New Market will be in charge of services.



Margie L. Runion


Margie Louise Runion, 69, of Edinburg, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.


She was born in Woodstock, Virginia to the late Horace and Eva Runion on Dec. 10, 1947.


A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sept. 17, 2017 at Morningstar Lutheran Church. Pastor David Moore officiated.


Pallbearers were Zach Carper, Matt Carper, Kolter Stroop, Rocky Rudolph, Brian Graham, Jeremiah Bennett and Wayne Shaffer.


She is survived by her husband, Alfred Runion; her son, Aaron Runion; her daughter, Malinda Rudolph; son-in-law, Rocky Rudolph; her loving granddaughter, Marlee Rudolph; three sisters, Faye Martz, Linda Arellano, and Esther Eaton; and four brothers, John Runion, Ralph "Gene" Runion, Sherwood Runion, and Roger Runion.


She is preceded in death by two sisters, Isabelle Runion, and Mary Williams; and two brothers, Donald Runion and Wilson Runion.


The family received friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Valley Funeral Service, Bowmans Crossing.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue, 922 Orkney Grade, Basye, VA 22810


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


Online condolences may be left at www:http//valleyfs.com.




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