Obituaries — Shenandoah County

Leroy S. Andrick

Leroy Scott Andrick, 61, of Mount Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at his home.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the Stover Memorial Chapel, Strasburg with the Rev. C. Keith Warren and Rob Wescoat officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg.
 Following the burial there will be a meal at the Strasburg Moose Lodge.

Mr. Andrick was born Aug. 12, 1956 in Winchester, a son of the late Harry Glenn and Larncie G. Scott Andrick.

He graduated from Strasburg High School and was a two-time state wrestling champion.
 He was employed by Perry Judds and retired from Valley Milk Products as a machine operator.

He was a member of Strasburg Moose Lodge No. 403, Fraternal Order of Eagles, was an avid golfer, fisherman and Redskin fan. He loved spending time with his family, friends, and beloved grandchildren.

Surviving are his daughter, Jennifer Scheulen and husband Michael of Front Royal; three grandchildren, Justin, Ryan and Katelin Scheulen; his siblings, Marie A. Boaz and husband William of Woodstock, Harry E. Andrick of Winchester, Diana A. North of Strasburg, Madelene A. McCarthy and husband Chad of Stephens City, and Barbara A. Caudle and husband John of Chesterfield.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen K. Andrick.
Pallbearers were Tommy Putman, Perry Sager, Jerry Cook, Jeff Racey, Sidney Allen and Buster Doman.

The family received friends at Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday St., Strasburg on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave. Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or Mount Jackson Rescue & Fire Squad, P.O. Box 251, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

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David H. Carbaugh

David Henry Carbaugh, 68, of Winchester, Va., died on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 wrapped in God's loving arms as He welcomed him into his eternal home after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Carbaugh was born on July 11, 1949 in Winchester, the son of the late Henry Jacob and Nora (Winter) Carbaugh.

He graduated from James Wood High School in 1967 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Berea College in Berea, Ky. and a Master's in Horticulture from North Carolina State University.

He worked at Virginia Tech's Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Winchester for 42 years, retiring in January 2016. He was known as an area expert on fruit trees.

Mr. Carbaugh enjoyed his farming life at Knolldale Farm in the community of Bartonsville, where he grew up. He loved tending to the family garden and blessing others with its harvest.

He was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church.

He is remembered for his love of family and friends, his kindheartedness, and his generosity. He was a creative person and enjoyed crafting beautiful wreaths for all occasions.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Wayne Carbaugh; and his sister-in-law, Arlene Carbaugh.

Surviving are his sister, Nancy Carbaugh O'Rear of Woodstock; brothers, Frederick Carbaugh of Steward, Il., and Clayton (Brenda) of Stephens City; and sister-in-law, Sophie Carbaugh of Oswego, Il.
"Uncle Dave" was a loving uncle to his five nieces, Mitzi Bible, Natalie Van Waning, Amy Mantz, Melissa Gutierrez, and Rebecca Carbaugh,; and to his great nieces and great nephews, Lydia, Jarod, and Jaxon Bible, Alexandra, Camryn, and Trynda Mantz, Mason and Kate Van Waning, and Carolyn and John Gutierrez.

He always treasured his visits with relatives in East Tennessee, who he felt very close to.

A funeral celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Phelps Funeral Chapel, 311 Hope Dr., Winchester officiated by the Reverend David Tweet.

Private burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends were received Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601 or the LFCC Foundation, David Carbaugh Scholarship Fund, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645

Arrangements are by Phelps Funeral Service.

Edna H. Dean

Edna Frances Hayes Dean, 99, of Harrisonburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Sunnyside Retirement Community.

She was born in Tazewell County on June 1, 1918, and was the daughter of the late James Edmond and Nancy Jane Pruett Hayes.

Edna lived her early life in Tazewell County before moving to Harrisonburg and later Timberville. She was a member of the Mud Fork UCC in Mud Fork, Va., and attended Trinity UCC in Broadway.

On Oct. 25, 1940, she married James Ernest Dean Sr., who preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1988.

She is survived by her children, Barbara F. Lear of New Market and Juanita E. Layman and husband, Leonard, of Timberville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank P. Hayes and wife, Janice, of Bluefield, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James E. Dean Jr. and Granville Dean.

A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with the Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Burial was at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hayes Mountain Cemetery Fund, c/o Jane Thornhill, P.O. Box 162, Rosedale, VA 24280.

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Rita L. Dotson

Rita "Pat" Lucille Lillard Dotson, 73, of Quicksburg, Va., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her sons on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017.

She was born on April 15, 1944 in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Falls Church and Fairfax, Va. She was the daughter of the late William Maurice and Lucille Blair Lillard.

Pat graduated from Bridgewater College in 1966.

In 1967 she wed Thomas Henry Dotson to whom she was married for 33 years. They lived most of their life in Floyd, Va., where they raised their four sons, William, David, Mark and Bruce.

Pat taught French at Floyd County High School for five years and then fifth and sixth grades at Check Elementary School.

In 1992 they moved to Spring Valley Farms in Quicksburg, Va. where they raised cattle.

In Shenandoah County Pat taught a variety of subjects at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School including French, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts. She retired from teaching in 2006.

After retirement Pat enjoyed riding four wheelers with her grandchildren, growing a vegetable garden, canning, and spending time with her family whom she loved with all her heart.

She is survived by her brother, William "Bill" Lillard Jr. and his wife Sandy, of Oakton, Va.; her four sons, William of Floyd, David and his wife Pam of Fincastle, Mark and his wife Karen of New Market, and Bruce and his wife Samantha of Quicksburg; eight grandchildren, Michael and his wife Jessica of Newport, Luke of Fincastle, Amanda and Andrew "Nick" of New Market, and Judah, Shiloh, Asher and Naomi of Quicksburg; and three nephews William "Billy", Sean and Jason Lillard of Northern Virginia.

The body was cremated at Pat's request.

The family received friends at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Dellinger Funeral Home with Chaplain Scott Crannell officiating. A celebration of life luncheon followed at the Forestville-Quicksburg Community Center, 51 Quicksburg Road, Quicksburg, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pat's memory to the RMH Foundation Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or the America Cancer Society.

Linda D. Earhart

Linda Kay Drummond Earhart, 63, of Stephens City, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
 Graveside rites were conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 in Lebanon Church Cemetery with the Rev. Kathleen Haynes officiating.

Mrs. Earhart was born Jan. 31, 1954 in Woodstock, a daughter of Kay Hockman Drummond of Strasburg and the late Robert Lee Drummond, who passed away Sept. 25, 2017.

She was a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church, Star Tannery.

She had been employed for a number of years at H.N. Funkhouser as a credit manager, was a field marketing manager for Hallmark Cards, was an avid NASCAR fan, loved bowling, bingo and a was loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her husband, Guy Wilson Earhart; her children, Trevor Justin Strosnider and wife Stacey of Mountain Falls, Amber Hill and husband Daniel of Lebanon Church and Heather Earhart of Stephens City; her siblings, Teresa Bromley and fiance Todd Hodson of Strasburg and Robert Drummond Jr. and wife Kim of Strasburg; and eight grandchildren, Jada Strosnider, Deuce Strosnider, Victoria Hill, Nathaniel Hill, Beau Hill, Jordan "Joey" Hill, Hannah Harris and Sofia Harris.

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Marie S. Hearl

Marie Smoot Hearl, 78, of Woodstock, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center.
 A graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Saumsville Cemetery. Pastor Joe Fleming officiated.

Mrs. Hearl was born Feb. 24, 1939 in Maurertown, daughter of the late Roy Odell and Della Bly Smoot.

She graduated from Woodstock High School in 1958 and Palmer's Business College. She retired after 29 years as attendance secretary at WW Robinson Elementary School in Woodstock.

She was a member of Saumsville Christian Church, and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Mitchell Hearl.

She is survived by her son, Kevin Mitchell Hearl of Waynesboro; sister, Ruth Smoot of Woodstock; brothers, Clayton Smoot of Maurertown and John Smoot of Toms Brook; and two grandchildren, Mikayla and Ryan Hearl of Fishersville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saumsville Christian Church, 2035 Saumsville Road, Maurertown, VA 22644 or the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Avenue, Suite #210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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

Carl G. Henry Jr.

Carl Garfield "Bug" Henry Jr., 77, of Front Royal, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at Consulate Care of Woodstock.
 A funeral service was held on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Sammy Campbell. Interment followed in the Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Bug was born on June 17, 1940 in Front Royal, son of the late Carl Garfield Henry Sr. and Cora Virginia Cook Henry.

He worked many years for the Blue Ridge Opportunities in Front Royal. He loved coaching baseball.

He was married to the late Doris Mae Showers Henry.

Surviving are three brothers, Robert "Jack" Henry of Front Royal, Thomas Eugene "Tommy" Henry of Stephens City and James Edward "Jimmy" Henry of Front Royal; and four sisters, Catherine Jeanette "Net" Stacey of Front Royal, Mildred Elizabeth "Libby" Funk of Front Royal, Mary Ellen Knight of Front Royal and Ruth Anne "Ruthie" Glover of Winchester.

Pallbearers were Michael Henry, Tommy Knight Jr., Jason Derflinger, Gene Airhart Jr., Anthony Airhart Sr. and Justin Henry.
 Honorary pallbearers were Robert Henry Jr., Stephan Glover, Hunter Derflinger and Aiden Adkins.

The family received friends on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Opportunities, 36 Water Street, Front Royal, VA 22630.

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

Roger Himelright

Roger Himelright, formerly of Oranda, passed away on Oct. 20, 2017 at his home in Manassas.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley McDonald Himelright; two sons, Gregory and Roy; two granddaughters, Courtney and Mandy, both from Manassas; two brothers, Gary and Danny Himelright; and one sister, Sandra Link of Strasburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Courtney "Pete" and Virginia Himelright; and one brother, Ronald Himelright.

There will be a Remembrance Service at the Strasburg American Legion on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. for family and friends.

Alma L. Huffman

Alma Lee Huffman, 89, of Broadway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Life Care Center of New Market with her daughter lying by her side.

Mrs. Huffman was born in Cherry Grove, W.Va., on May 10, 1928, and was a daughter of the late Minor and Nora (Lambert) Vandevander.

Alma was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II at Glen L. Martins, now Lockheed Martin in Maryland and H.D. Lee Co. in Broadway. She later retired from the Quality Inn of New Market.

She married the love of her life, Harold L. Huffman, on Jan. 11, 1946, who preceded her in death on June 20, 2002.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Lonas and husband, Stanley Eugene, of Basye, Va., and Thelma Halterman and husband, Larry, of Broadway and one son, Tommy Huffman and wife, Lois, of Broadway. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Amy Scruggs and husband, Danny, Tracy Rhodes and husband, Philip, Amanda Baughman and husband, Travis, Kelly Pults and husband, Eric, Brian Huffman and wife, Samantha, Tammy Mongold and husband, Brian, and Ashley Riggleman and husband Chris; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Marlene Huffman of Broadway; and a special niece, Doris Talalai of Georgia, who lived with and was raised by Minor and Nora.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Huffman was preceded in death by a son, Robert Huffman; five brothers, Othis, Luther, Dolan, Berlin and Willy; and four sisters, Bonnie, Mattie, Vella, and Ruthaline.

A funeral service was held at McMullen Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Harvey Yoder officiating. The burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, from 4 until 6 p.m. at McMullen Funeral Home.

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Harry C. Johns

Harry Charles Johns, 73, of New Market, Va., died Nov. 5, 2017 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation.

He was born May 5, 1944 in Detroit, Mi., a son of the late Harry L. and Margaret Noyes Johns.

He retired from McKee Foods (Little Debbie) as a truck driver.

He was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of Grace Mennonite Fellowship in Lacey Spring and also the New Market Eagles.

On Oct. 14, 1967 he married the former Geneva Kleppinger, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey Johns and wife Maria of Lanett, Al.; two daughters, Stacey Davis and husband Michael of Waynesboro, and Heather Gale and husband Lonnie of Timberville; two sisters, Sharon Cassidy of White Lake, Mi. and Renee Wilkins and husband Allen "Ray" of Bergton; brother, Brian Johns of Broadway; a step-sister, Julia Bain of Ms.; mother-in-law, Jane Kleppinger of Dublin, Oh.; two sisters-in-law, Pat Nesselrodt and husband Bruce of Broadway and Kathy Sprau and husband Dan of Greenville, NC; brother-in-law, Yogi Kleppinger and wife Linda of Marion, Oh.; seven grandchildren, Joseph Carman (Amber), Sarah Breedlove, Matthew Johns (Erica), Michael Sager, Bethany Jordan (Chris), Malachi Davis, and Darien Gale, eight great grandchildren, Abbi, Joseph, Madison, Katelynn, Lexie, Matthew, Liam, and Ingram; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Johns; brother-in-law, Duke Cassidy; nephews, Harry and Gary Johns; and father-in-law, Gene Kleppinger.

Pastors Brad Kolb and Richard Early will conduct a memorial service Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Grace Mennonite Fellowship in Lacey Spring, Va. Cremation burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.
 The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway, Va.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 420 Neff Ave., Suite 210, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

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Glenna S. Kaiser

Glenna Sue Kaiser (Runion) of Springfield, Tn. passed on Nov. 3, 2017 in Nashville Tn.

Born June 8, 1952 in Rockingham County to Cover(Mick) and Evelyn Runion.

She is survived by daughter Melanie Mitchell & husband David of Springfield Tn.; son Marty Riggleman of Springfield Tn.; grandson Corey Mitchell of Springfield, Tn.; Sisters Shirley Phillips & husband Chester of Fulks Run, Violet Siever, Broadway, and Joy May, Mount Jackson.

Services will be at Bethel Mennonite Church, Runions Creek but have not yet been finalized.

Kenneth E. Newberry

Kenneth Edwin Newberry 71, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 after a long four year battle with ALS.

A memorial service for Mr. Newberry will be held in Ohio on Nov. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 7822 S. Broadway St., Blanchester, Oh. 45107.

There will be a local Celebration of Life on Nov. 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ridge Runner, 6895 Back Road, Maurertown, Va. 22644. Friends and family are welcomed. For questions or further details, please contact the family at (703) 966-4512.

Kenneth is survived by his children, Geoffrey Newberry, Jennifer (Steven) Sebeck, Sierra Newberry; granddaughter, Sophia Sebeck; nine siblings, Charles (Norma) Newberry, Dewey Newberry, Merle (Janice) Newberry, Marlon (Freda) Newberry, Maxine (Jim) Fischer, Ronald (Juanita) Newberry, Patricia (Mike) Radwick, Virginia (Steve) Middlesworth, Nancy Thomas; and his former wife, Elizabeth (DeVoe) Newberry.

He is predeceased by his parents and oldest brother, Lowell.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to the ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter, Virginia Regional Office, 8100 Three Chopt Road, Suite 147, Richmond VA 23229 or (804) 836-1750.

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

Lt. Col. John J. Riffee

Born June 8, 1943 in Baltimore, Lt. Col. John Joseph Riffee was the youngest son of Allen H. Riffee and Florence M. Nelka. He died peacefully at his home in Edinburg surrounded by his family and close friends on Nov. 2, 2017.

John was best described as a self-made man who lived a vibrant life filled with many passions and joys. He was a avid collector of many things, but above all, he counted amongst his greatest possession the family and friendships he made and maintained over the years.

In 1966 John began his military career when he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was eventually commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1967. During his time in the service he did overseas tours in Germany, Korea, the Republic of Sudan, and two tours in Vietnam (He liked to comment "I volunteered for a third tour, but they canceled the war!").

John received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Albuquerque and Master of Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

During his years in the Army he also became a graduate of the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College, completed the U.S. Army Logistics Executive Development Course, and the U.S. Department of Defense Program Management Course. He was proud to have received many awards during his years of service including the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Bronze Stars, and five Vietnam Campaign Medals.

In 1990, John retired from the Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and began working full time in Civilian Service.

He went on to become a consultant to AT&T Federal Systems Division and taught graduate level courses in Systems Engineering and Life-Cycle Cost Management at the Defense Systems Management College.

During this time he published many articles and guidebooks concerning International Military Science Technology and Logistics.

Upon his retirement from the Civil Service in 2000, the United States Senate recognized John for his work by dedicating a flag to fly in his honor above the National Capital Building.

In his later years he became a very vocal voice of conservative politics.He held numerous memberships in organizations he felt passionate about including a Life Membership in the NRA, the Vietnam Veterans of America, the Edinburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

John is survived by his two brothers, Allen Riffee (Sissy) and Gary Riffee (Mary); a son, Steven Riffee (Debra); two grandchildren, Logan Riffee and Renee Riffee; two nephews, A.W. Riffee (Brenda) and Michael Riffee; one niece, Courtney Riffee; in addition to many cousins and close friends.

The family would like to make special mention of several individuals who were especially dear to John. Mr. Calvin Simpkins, who through it all remained John's best friend, co-conspirator, closest ally, and adopted brother. Ms. Francis Raymond, who selflessly gave her time, energy, and love to be there for John. Mr. Johnny Archdeacon, who always made him laugh and kept John's compound looking pristine. Mr. Friendly "Worthless" Cat, who was the best Feline friend a man could have and who kept John's lap warm even into the last hours.

Pallbearers were Mr. Ronnie Bowers, Mr. Bart Dellinger, Mr. Tom Kirschner, Mr. Wayne Rinker, Mr. Ronnie Sheetz, Mr. Steve Shelton.
 Honorary pallbearers were Mr. Justin Anderson, Mr. Leo Dasher, Mr. Donnie Sheetz, Mr. Jake Stoneburner.

Services were held on Sunday Nov. 5, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Edinburg Christian Church. The family received friends for visitation at the church before the funeral, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The interment followed after the service in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Woodstock.

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Arrangements were in the care of Heishman Funeral service, Inc., Valley Funeral Service Branch, Bowmans Crossing.

Catherine F. Roadcap

Catherine Frances Roadcap, 87, of Timberville, died Nov. 2, 2017, at Life Care Center of New Market. She was born June 13, 1930, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Charles Franklin and Mary Tusing Wilt.

She had worked at Wampler Longacre before retiring. She was a member of Timberville Church of the Brethren and the Broadway/Timberville Senior Citizens.

On Sept. 14, 1946, she married Chester “Ted” Addison Roadcap, who preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2002.

Surviving are three daughters, Ellen Lohr and husband, Gary, of Broadway, Carolyn McPherson and husband, Ronald Sr., of Broadway and Peggy Simmers and husband, David III, of Rockingham; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles “Sam” Wilt, Forest “John” Wilt, Dave Wilt, Lester Wilt and Richard Wilt; and two sisters, Willie Smith and Betty Mathis.

Pastor Bernie Fuska conducted a memorial service 3 p.m. Sunday at the Timberville Church of the Brethren. Burial was private at the Timberville Cemetery. Her body was cremated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Timberville Church of the Brethren, 145 Church St., Timberville, VA 22853.

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Patsy C. Rutz

Patsy Ann Cameron Rutz, 84, of Strasburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at Strasburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. John R. Haynes Jr. and Wendell M. Schurtz Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens, Warren County.

Mrs. Rutz was born Jan. 23, 1933 in Winchester, a daughter of the late Robert Leo and Mattie Williams Cameron.

She was a member of Strasburg United Methodist Church, a homemaker and had worked at the Virginia Restaurant in Strasburg for many years.

The job she most cherished was her role as "Mema or "Aunt Patsy" to the children she babysat in her home.

She was the wife of the late Boyd "Bunny" William Rutz who was the love of her life.

Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Combs Kehoe and husband Mike of Strasburg and their daughters Bridget Kehoe and Patricia "Katy" Kehoe, both of Richmond; her step-children, Teresa Rutz Bryant and husband Danny of Strasburg and their son Jason Feathers and wife Jennifer of Strasburg, and Michael Rutz and wife Lona and their son Tanner Rutz, all of Gold Bar, Washington; her brother, Paul "Tommy" Cameron and wife Nancy of Strasburg; her sister-in-law, Mary Cameron of Berwyn Heights, Maryland; many caring and loving nieces and nephews; and a friend and caregiver, Brenda Copeland.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lucy Cameron Fultz; her brother-in-law, Leon "Bud" Fultz; and her brother, Robert "Bobby" Cameron.

The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home, 177 N. Holliday Street, Strasburg on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 620, Strasburg, VA 22657.

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Amanda J. Salyers

Amanda Jean Salyers, 61, of Edinburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at her home.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Valley Funeral Service in Bowmans Crossing.

Mrs. Salyers was born Oct. 21, 1956 in Ashboro, NC, daughter of the late Robert B. and Myrl Brady Garner.

She is survived by her three children, Donna Conner and husband Chris of Woodstock, Donny Richard Salyers and wife Farrah of Edinburg, and Jennifer Smithwick and husband Ben of North Carolina; two sisters, Flora Moorman of Alexandria and Priscilla "Diana" Castello of North Carolina; brother, Tommy Garner of Woodbridge; nine grandchildren, Dennis James, Kirsten, Kayla, Tiffany, Kyle, Christopher, Savannah, Madison and Dexter; and four great grandchildren, Nevaeh, Kiaralee, Ace and Kyler.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Garner.

Amanda loved her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all that knew her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Burial Fund, c/o Valley Funeral Service, 14116 S. Middle Road, Edinburg, VA 22824.

Eva W. Sencindiver

Eva Lee White Sencindiver, 90, of Strasburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at her home.
 Graveside rites were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg with the Rev. David Howard officiating. 
Following the graveside rites there was a brief celebration of her life with a reception at Strasburg Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Sencindiver was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Johnson City, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Dr. Ralph Emerson and Matie Marie White.

She was a member of Strasburg Presbyterian Church, United Daughters of Confederacy, Massanutten Garden Club, Strasburg Compassion Cupboard, Strasburg Heritage Society and a Docent at Strasburg Museum.

She was the wife of the late John Frederick Sencindiver.

Surviving are her children, Steven White Sencindiver and wife Martha of Chantilly, Scott Crim Sencindiver of Strasburg and Susan Procopio and husband Rocco of Smith Mountain Lake; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two children, Dr. John Frederick Sencindiver and wife Sharon and Mary Lee Sencindiver; and her brother, Lowell Edward White.

Memorials may be made to Strasburg Presbyterian Church, 325 S. Holliday St., Strasburg, VA 22657.

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

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Roy L. Sheetz

Roy L. Sheetz, 87, of Winchester, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Mr. Sheetz was born May 18, 1930 in Winchester, the son of James Percy Sheetz and Goldie Edwards Sheetz.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a Naval photographer instructor.

He worked as a photographer for Gitchell Studio in Harrisonburg, retiring in 1972.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 199 in Woodstock, Va. and the Disabled Veterans Organization.

He married Frances "Jean" Grant on Sept. 18, 1952 in Greene County, Va. Mrs. Sheetz preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children, Janet Melissa Sheetz of Harrisonburg, Va. and Philip Lee Sheetz Sr. of Mt. Jackson, Va.; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at 1 p.m. in Mount Hebron Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Mayton officiating.

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Edward F. Spencer

Edward Franklin "Bud" Spencer, 76, of Strasburg, Va., passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at his home. 
Services and burial for Mr. Spencer will be conducted privately.

Mr. Spencer was born in Warrenton, Va. on Nov. 3, 1941, a son of the late James Edward and Mary Huffman Spencer.

Mr. Spencer retired from the Telecommunications field.

He was a former member of the National Guard and a proud member of the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Lauren Starr.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Hall Spencer of Strasburg, Va.; his children, Edward Franklin "Buster" Spencer Jr. and wife Debbie of Strasburg, Va., Alan Lee Spencer and wife Missy of Bentonville, Va., and Christopher Matthew Spencer and wife Tiffany of Remington, Va.; step-children, Dennis Breeden, Guy Breeden and Andrew Starr; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Ann Tompkins; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

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

James F. Whiteman Jr.

James F. Whiteman Jr. passed to be with our Holy Father at the age of 73.

Mr. Whiteman served with the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966 aboard the U.S. Currituck.

He worked for Verizon Telephone Company for 31 years, and he enjoyed laughter and jokes with all he came in contact with.

Mr. Whiteman is preceded in death by his parents, James F. and Viola Getson Whiteman, and brother-in-law, Gary Durst, all of Lonaconing, Md.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, C. Patricia Michaels Whiteman; his daughter, Michelle Whiteman Sheetz (Chad) of Edinburg, Va.; two sons, David (Christine) Whiteman of Falling Waters, W.Va. and James F. (Melissa) Whiteman of Toms Brook, Va.; a sister, Jean Lynn Durst of Lonaconing, Md.; two brothers, Thomas Whiteman of Garrett County, Md. and Jacob (Helene) Whiteman of Iowa; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, with a special mention of his first cousin that was like a brother to him, John (Linda) Boettcher of Laurel, Md.

Arrangement for Mr. Whiteman are under the care of Knauff Funeral Home, Chiefland, FL.

Sandra L. Williams

Sandra “Sandy” Lee Williams, 68, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal. Burial followed at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Sandy was born on Dec. 1, 1948 in Warren County, Virginia to the late John W. Kerns, Sr. and Maude Minnix Kerns. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Angela Burge; brothers, John W. Kerns, Sr. and Raymond Kerns and sisters, Phyllis Brown and Linda Lamb.

She was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Strasburg Moose Lodge and she was the former owner of Sandy’s Diner in Front Royal.

Survivors include her husband, Russell L. Williams of Front Royal; four sons, Robert Allen Williams (Pam) of Front Royal, Ashby John Spiker, Jr. (Leslie Deavers) of Front Royal, Timothy Spiker (Pam) of Strasburg, Virginia and Michael Williams (Jessica) of Stanley, Virginia; daughter, April Spiker of Front Royal; two sisters, Yvonne Smedley and Shirley Dillon both of Front Royal; two brothers, Norman Kerns of Cross Junction, Virginia and George Kerns of Front Royal; nineteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Pallbearers were George Kerns, Butch Kerns, Robert Williams, Ashby Spiker, Timothy Spiker and Michael Williams.

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