OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County


Betty A. Carper


Betty Altland Carper, 87, of Winchester, Va., passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at the Blue Ridge Hospice In-Patient Care Center, Winchester, Va.


A memorial service for Mrs. Carper will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, 308 N. Braddock St., Winchester, Va. with the Rev. Will White officiating.
 Mrs. Carper will be laid to rest privately.


Betty was born in Lancaster County, Pa. on March 4, 1930, a daughter of the late Charles William and Harriet Bard Altland.


She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winchester, where she served on the hospitality and caring team.


She loved to bake and enjoyed time spent with her family and host of friends.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Stuart Carper Sr.; two sons, Paul S. Carper Jr and Ronald W. Carper; along with 10 siblings.


Survivors include her son, William "Bill" Carper and wife Lynne of Strasburg, Va.; her daughter-in-law, Jennifer G. Carper; her grandchildren, Nathan Carper (Julie A.), Julie L Carper, Joel Fries (Michelle), Lori Dylvea (Dan); six great grandchildren; her siblings, Helen Uhlig and Glenn Altland (Florence); along with numerous nieces and nephews.


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


Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice In-Patient Care Fund, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.


You may sign the guestbook and submit condolences online at www.stoverfuneralhome.com.


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




John A. Deavers


John Austin Deavers, 43, of Front Royal, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at his home.


A funeral service was held on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by Sammy Campbell. Interment followed in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.


John was born on July 31, 1974 in Woodstock, son of Harry David Deavers Jr. of Front Royal and Donna K. Smith of Front Royal.


He owned and operated his own tree service.


Surviving with his parents are the mother of his children, Rebecca Anne Deavers of Front Royal; one son, Tyler Austin Deavers of Front Royal; three daughters, Kelsey Anne Deavers, Victoria Mae Deavers, and Mary Allison Deavers, all of Front Royal; his twin brother, James E. Deavers and wife Tammy of Browntown; two sisters, Evelyn R. Baggette and husband Tony of Rileyville and Pamela S. Butler and husband Mark of Front Royal; two step-brothers, James C. Cox and wife Rita of Luray and Thomas R. Cox of Strasburg; two step-sisters, Lisa C. Bull and husband Donald of New Market and Marie M. Martin and husband Todd of Front Royal; two grandsons, Cole Austin Deavers and Cohen Arthur Deavers; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.


John was preceded in death by one brother, Harry David Deavers III; a grandson, Caine Alexander Deavers; and his step-mother, Patricia L. Deavers.


Pallbearers were Russell Racer, Harry Hamm Jr., James Cox, Thomas Cox, D.J. Henry, and Tony Baggette.
 Honorary pallbearer was Jerald Jones.


The family received friends on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.


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




Kenneth E. Fadeley


Kenneth Eugene Fadeley, 79, of Woodstock, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at his home.


Mr. Fadeley was born in Linden, Virginia on June 11, 1938, the son of the late Cecil Fadeley and Cleta Good Fadeley.


Kenneth was preceded in death by six brothers, Richard Fadeley, Cecil Fadeley Jr., Linden Fadeley, Wayne Fadeley, Larry Fadeley, and Boyd Fadeley.


He is survived by his wife, Goldie Fadeley; four sons, Donnie Fadeley, Kenneth Fadeley Jr., Timothy Fadeley, and Tony Fadeley; a daughter, Tammy Jenkins; three sisters, Roma Loy, Shirley Helsley, and Maxine Mauck; three brothers, Galen Fadeley, Gordon Fadeley, and Dean Fadeley; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.


The family received friends on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service, Edinburg.


A funeral service was held on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard (Hardy) Lutz officiating. Burial followed in the Columbia Furnace Cemetery.


Pallbearers were Steve Fadeley, Brian Fadeley, D. J. Fadeley, T. J. Fadeley, Josh Kibler, Josh Fadeley and Jerry Jenkins. 
Honorary Pallbearers were Billy Fadeley, Rex Fadeley, Mike Fadeley, Andy Fadeley, Eric Adams, and Mike Barb.


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


Online condolences may be sent to www.valleyfs.com.



Nila V. Good


Nila Violet Good, 94, of Timberville, Va., died Oct. 10, 2017, at Greenfield Senior Living in Woodstock. She was born May 23, 1923, in Circleville, W.Va., to the late Truman and Eva Simmons Arbogast.

Nila worked at H.D. Lee Co. for a number of years. She was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church. Nila was an excellent seamstress. Her hobbies included quilting, cooking and gardening.

On April 21, 1943, she married William Hugh Good, who preceded her in death Jan. 27, 2017.

Surviving are two sons, John L. Good and wife, Charlene, of Woodstock and William Good and wife, Gloria, of Santa Maria, Calif.; one brother, Ralph Arbogast of Circleville, W.Va.; son-in-law, Wayne May of Broadway; grandchildren, Debbie Knupp and husband, Curtis, Stephanie Good (Jason), Derek Good and wife, Whitney, Denise Good, Laura Carpenter and husband, Scott, William Good, Greg Good and wife, Michelle, John Good, Stephen Good (Madison), Kevin Good; great-grandchildren, Kyle Knupp, Holly Knupp, Chloe Burns, Stella Good, Jax Good, John Carpenter, Paulina Carpenter, Ryan Carpenter, Gabriella Good, James Good, Isaac Good and Abigail Good; and one great-great-grandchild, Gabriel Knupp.

Nila was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Good May, three brothers, Price, Paul and David Arbogast, and two sisters, Irma Day and Mary Harper.

Pastor Joan Wilson conducted a graveside service 11 a.m. Monday at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Grandle Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Broadway Presbyterian Renovation Fund, Timberville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 101, Timberville, VA 22853, or Broadway Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815.

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



Shirley A. Holdaway


Shirley Ann Holdaway, 81, of Mt. Jackson, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.


She was born June 14, 1936 in Herndon, daughter of the late Robert Hershel and Helen Jeneva Andres Miller.


She was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Dayton.


She was married June 23, 1956 to Paul Frank Holdaway who survives.

She is also survived by a daughter, Denise Holdaway of Harrisonburg; a son, Mark Holdaway of Mt. Jackson; two sisters, Carol Ramey of Catharpin, VA and Doris Edwards of Manassas; and a brother, Richard Miller of Fredericksburg.


The funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with Pastor Andy Rice officiating. Burial followed at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery.


Pallbearers were Richard Miller, Richard Miller, Tom Elser, Don Popkins, Steve Shifflett and Carl Miller.


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


Condolences may be sent to www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.



John L. Maigret


John Louis Maigret, 90, of Woodstock, Va., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the Veterans Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV.


Born July 24, 1927 in Shreveport, La., he was the son of the late John Maigret and Vera Sheffield Maigret.


John was a member of Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg, Va.


John loved nature and was an avid outdoorsman who greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League in Leetown, WV.


Spending time with his grandsons was the closest thing to his heart.


He is survived by his wife, Mary, at home; one daughter, Michelle Maigret Sullivan and husband Charles of Gaithersburg, Md.; three grandchildren, Frank and wife Caitlyn, Edward, and Steven Sullivan; one great-grandchild, Luke; and one brother, James Maigret and wife Maureen.


He was preceded in death by his former wife, Nancy O'Flaherty Maigret; one sister, Cecile Driggs; and one brother, Emile Maigret.


Visitation for family and close friends was held on Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25415.


Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren, 668 Wakeman Grove Road, Edinburg, Va. 22824. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. in Culpeper National Cemetery, 305 US Avenue, Culpeper, Va. 22701.


Condolences may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com.



Norman R. Polk


Norman Ray Polk, 91 of Edinburg, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Pine Meadow Assisted Living.


Services were Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Columbia Furnace. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Reverend Brian Duncan officiated.


Norman was born April 4, 1926 in Edinburg. He was the son of the late Rodney and Aggie Barrick Polk.


He was a member of the First Church of Columbia Furnace.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey E. Polk; and son, Dennis R. Polk. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Thompson and Shirley Bentley; and two brothers, Floyd and Glenn Polk.


He is survived by a son, Anthony Polk and wife, Susan of Orange, Virginia; a daughter, Linda Seymour and husband, Charles of Spotsylvania, Virginia; three sisters, Fern Ryman of Maurertown, Patsy Himelright of Strasburg, and Betty Mumaw of Edinburg; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.


Pallbearers were Joseph Seymour, Charles Seymour, Charles Seymour II, Justin Wilson, David Polk and Michael Creech.


The family received friends Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 7 at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street Winchester, Virginia 22601.


Online condolences can be left at www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.



David A. Schmiedeknecht


David A. Schmiedeknecht, 80, of Front Royal, Va. and formerly of Montague, Mi., died under Hospice care on Oct. 15, 2017.


He was born in Detroit, Mi. on April 9, 1937 to Elmer and Winifred Sundell Schmiedeknecht and married Marie Gill Schmiedeknecht on Oct. 3, 1958 in Whitehall, Mi.


Mr. Schmiedeknecht served eight years in the Michigan Army National Guard and was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company before retiring.


He was a wonderful husband, father, grand father and friend to many. He enjoyed fishing, automobiles, country music and conversation with all.


Survivors include three sons, Randy (Sandy) Schmiedeknecht of Forest, Va., Terry (Jackie) Schmiedeknecht of Front Royal, Va. and Mike Schmiedeknecht of Front Royal, Va.; two grandchildren, Kristin (Nathan) Schmiedeknecht Toman of Strasburg, Va. and Jeremy Schmiedeknecht of Front Royal, Va.; one future great-grandchild, Ethan Toman, Strasburg, Va.; many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a sister, Gweneth Schmiedeknecht Howe.


As per Mr. Schmiedeknecht's request, a private gathering will be held for family and close friends to celebrate his life.


In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Humane Society of Warren County, New Century Hospice or Blue Ridge Hospice.


Arrangements are by Maddox Funeral Home, Inc. in Front Royal, VA.




Mildred G. Sherman


Mildred Green Sherman, 95, of Mt. Jackson, Virginia, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 in Timberville, Va.


Ms. Sherman was born to the late Frederick W. and W. Maud (Day) Stroop on June 10, 1922 in Rockingham County, Virginia.


She was a faithful member of the Mt. Clifton United Methodist Church.


Ms. Sherman attended Harrisonburg Business College, worked as a bookkeeper, and was an insurance and real estate agent.


Her greatest joy was spending time with her large family circle.


Mildred married the late George R. Green in 1937 and the late William L. Sherman in 1961.


She is survived by four children, Nolan "Buddy" Green and his wife Helen of Mt. Jackson, Linda K. Phillips of Timberville, Larry W. Green and his wife Gloria of Mt. Jackson, and Karen F. Lankard and her husband Rob of Timberville; daughter-in-law, Shirley Custer Green (wife of the late Freeman "Jimmy" Green) of Quicksburg; one sister, Dorothy Grim Bean of Mt. Jackson; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one son, Freeman "Jimmy" Green; and seven siblings, Francis M. Keister, Mamie R. Stroop, Freeman W. Stroop, Sidney R. Stroop, Donald F. Stroop, Georgie N. Hamilton and C. Eugene "Gene" Stroop.


A funeral, officiated by Pastor Darlene Wilkins, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at Valley Funeral Service Chapel, 14116 South Middle Road, Edinburg, Virginia. Burial will follow in the Mount Jackson Cemetery.


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


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


Online condolences may be sent to www.valleyfs.com.



Harriet C. Strosnider


Harriet Conner Strosnider, 91, of Strasburg, Va., passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at her residence.


A graveside service for Mrs. Strosnider will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 in Riverview Cemetery with the Rev. John Haynes officiating.


Mrs. Strosnider was born in Strasburg, Va. on Dec. 1, 1925, a daughter of the late Graham Bell and Zell Knee Conner Sr.


Harriet is survived by one brother, Graham Conner Jr. of Woodstock, Va.


You may sign the guest book and submit condolences online at www.stoverfuneralhome.com.


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



Carl R. Wimer


Carl Richard Wimer, 81, of Mt. Jackson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock, Va.


He was born on Feb. 7, 1936.


Mr. Wimer was the husband of Twilla Freda Wimer.


He is survived by a sister, four children, seven grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.


Services will be held at a later date.


Donations may be made to Valley Funeral Service, 14116 S. Middle Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.


Online condolences may be sent to www.valleyfs.com.



Robert C. Wymer, Sr.


Robert Charles "Bobby" Wymer, Sr. 74 of Strasburg, Va. passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.


A funeral service for Mr. Wymer was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at the Liberty Baptist Church, Strasburg, Va. with Rev. Keith Warren and Pastor Dusty Dillman officiating. Burial followed in Saumsville Church Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by Shenandoah American Legion Post 77, Strasburg, Va.


Bobby was born in Star Tannery, Va. on May 16, 1943, the youngest child of the late Gerald Vere and Mollie Mae Green Wymer.


He was a 1961 graduate of James Wood High School and served in the U.S Army as a helicopter mechanic.


He was a member of the Saumsville Christian Church, where he was an adviser of the Saumsville CYF, church Elder and former chairman of the Saumsville Cemetery. He was a former member of the Maur-Brook-Olive Ruritan Club, the NRA, Verizon Pioneers, Republican Tea Party and attended Liberty Baptist Church. He was a true Christian, loving husband, father and grandfather.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father and mother in law, Glenwood and Grace Copp and sister in law Darlene Copp.


Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda Copp Wymer of Strasburg, Va.; his children, Robert C. "Chuck" Wymer, Jr. and wife, Samantha of Strasburg, Va., Tina Marie Derricote and husband, Kevin of Cross Junction, Va.; his grandchildren, Emily Suzanne Wymer (Dale Funkhouser), Trey Marques Bischoff, Krysten Nicole Bischoff, Robert "Robbie" Conrad Wymer, Alexus Victoria Abbott and Mackenzie LeAnn Wymer; his great-granddaughters, Lillie Grace, Hollie Elizabeth and Ellie Frances Funkhouser; his siblings, Helen Keller of Star Tannery, Kenneth Wymer (Loretta) of Stephens City and Lynn Wymer of Star Tannery.


Pallbearers were Cameron Copp, Chad Copp, Jerry Copp, Steven Copp, Lee Brill, Garrett Wymer and Jeffrey Crisman.
 Mr. Wymer's former co-workers at Verizon served as honorary pallbearers.


The family received friends at Liberty Baptist Church on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.


Memorials may be made to Saumsville Christian Church Cemetery Fund, 2035 Saumsville Road, Maurertown, VA 22644, Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601 or Liberty Baptist Church, 29110 Old Valley Pike, Strasburg, VA 22657.


You may sign the guest book online at www.stoverfuneralhome.com.


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




Brenda M. Wynn


Brenda M. Wynn, 79, of Bryce Resort, Basye, Va., passed away peacefully on Oct. 14, 2017 in her home cared for by her loving husband, Fred and her best friend, Kay Littlepage.


Brenda was born in Boone, NC to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mast. 
After graduating from Appalachian State, she moved to Hampton, Va. to teach high school science. 
She met and married Fred, and provided him two wonderful sons and 56 years of love and companionship.


Through her life's adventure, she traveled as an Air Force wife, taught in four different school systems, succeeded as an operations manager for a Capitol Hill information company, and faithfully served in the local Lions Club. 
Her loves, in priority, were her family (especially grandson Brett), her friends (especially the quilting group), and her mountain heritage (especially through the Bryce Resort Community).


In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Rick Wynn (wife Maya) of Falls Church, Va. and Steven Wynn (wife Renee') of Annandale, Va.; grandson, Brett Wynn of Arlington, Va.; and her North Carolina family members: brothers, Gary (wife Sue) and Steve Mast; and sister, Janice (husband John) Branstrom.


Following a private service on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, all friends and family are cordially invited to a Remembrance Celebration to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Bryce Resort Restaurant, 1982 Fairway Dr., Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.


In lieu of flowers, Brenda requested any donations be sent to the Basye-Bryce Mountain Lions Club Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 59, Basye, VA 22810.


Online condolences can be left at www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.






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