Obituaries — Shenandoah County
Dr. Ray V. Sonner
Dr. Ray Vincent Sonner of Harrisonburg died on Aug. 10, 2012, surrounded by his family.
The son of the late Albert M. Sonner and Edna Stafford Sonner, he was born on March 15, 1925, in Strasburg, Va.
On June 9, 1948, Dr. Sonner married Phyllis Hawthorne Sonner of Pittsburgh, Pa., who survives.
He is also survived by two children, Geoffrey Sonner and wife Mira, and Brenda Sonner Moore and Randy Falls; one granddaughter, Christina Moore; a grandson, Timothy Galicki; and three great-grandchildren, Towan, Julexus and Juleian Cappell, all of Harrisonburg. A son, Terry Reynolds Sonner, preceded him in death.
A graduate of Strasburg High School, Dr. Sonner was valedictorian of the Class of 1943. After completing his freshman year at Lynchburg College, Dr. Sonner enlisted in the Army and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Lynchburg College in 1949. While teaching English at Harrisonburg High School, he successfully pursued his master’s degree at the University of Virginia. He served as principal at Harrisonburg High School from 1958-1963. In 1964, Dr. Sonner became the youngest school superintendent in Virginia and only the third person to occupy that position in Harrisonburg. During his tenure as superintendent, he completely integrated the city’s schools, directed the planning and construction of the Industrial Arts Complex, Warren Field House and Harrisonburg High School, and reduced the pupil-teacher ratio to one of the lowest in Virginia.
Sonner later became director of Educational Field Services and Placement and served as executive assistant to President G. Tyler Miller of Madison College. He received his Doctor of Education degree from the University of Virginia in 1974. Under President Ronald E. Carrier, Sonner served as executive assistant, vice president for university relations, and senior vice president and secretary to the Visitors of JMU. Under his leadership, legislation to change the name to James Madison University was unanimously passed by the Virginia legislature. He was administratively responsible for development, public relations, publications, alumni relations, and, for a time, intercollegiate athletics. He organized the Duke Club and Greater Madison. Along with Congressman Burr Harrison, he founded the James Madison University Foundation (nee Madison College Foundation) and served as executive director, president and chairman. He retired as JMU’s senior vice president in 1980. He was named senior vice president emeritus and professor emeritus. In 2001, he was named president emeritus of the JMU Foundation. Dr. Sonner received the James Madison University Distinguished Service Award and the James Madison University Alumni Service Award. Sonner Hall on the JMU campus is named in his honor. In 1980, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Higher Education cited Dr. Sonner for “A Quarter Century of Service to Education.” He was named to Who’s Who in Education. Dr. Sonner was a former member of the Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
He was a past member of Spotswood Country Club, a life member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America and Mensa. He attended Muhlenberg Lutheran Church and had been councilman three terms, lay communion assistant and a member of the finance committee.
His body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Robert F. Humphrey officiating. A reception for family and friends will be held immediately following the service in the Muhlenberg Activities Center. Friends are invited to visit the family at the house.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn. 38101; or to Muhlenberg Lutheran Church, 281 E. Market St., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.
Pearl E. Clem
Pearl Elizabeth Clem, 89, of Mt. Jackson, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at Dutch Haven Adult Care Residence in Maurertown.
Mrs. Clem was born January 31, 1923, in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late John Calvin Wealthy Sr. and Mary Frances Dodson Wealthy.
She was a member of the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert William Clem September 6, 1977.
Mrs. Clem is survived by two daughters, Betty Lineweaver and her husband Alger, and Dorothy Sigler, all of Mt. Jackson; three brothers, Guy Wealthy of Mt. Jackson, Calvin Wealthy of Woodstock, and John Calvin Wealthy Jr. of Alexandria; five grandchildren, Brenda Morgan of Roanoke, Robert Sigler and wife Cary of Edinburg, Mary Weaver and husband Steve of Mt. Jackson, Jean Peer of Woodstock, and Connie Hepler and husband Brian of Mt. Jackson; three great-grandchildren, Sara Morgan, Rebecca Sigler and Julia Sigler.
She was preceded in death by a twin sister, Mary Belle Romick; and three brothers, Ray Wealthy, Fred Wealthy and Clayton Wealthy.
Graveside services will be Friday, August 17, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Dettmer officiating.
Pallbearers will be Steve Weaver, Brian Hepler, Billy Wealthy, Mark Wealthy, Jerry Wealthy and Warren Hepler.
Memorial contributions may be made Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, #405,Winchester, Va. 22601.
Herbert L. Brown
Herbert Lee Brown, age 72, of Lebanon Church, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center.
A memorial service was conducted Thursday, August 16, at Stover Memorial Chapel, Strasburg, with the Rev. Geneal Wilson officiating.
Mr. Brown was born December 19, 1939, in Washington County, Tenn., a son of the late Jess Earnest and Mollie Marshall Swiney Brown.
He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church, Stephens City, Teamster Union No. 29 and Teamster Union No. 992.
He was the husband of 54 years to Joanne Carrier Brown, whom he wed August 8, 1958.
One of his pleasures in life was his beloved spring water lake and his fish.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Lea Ann Coffman and companion Steve Barb of Basye, and Mary Beth Orndorff and husband Steve of Strasburg; his son, Shawn Benjamin Brown of Wardensville, W.Va.; his grandchildren, Jared Matthew Lucas, Neal Robert Lucas, Gina Nicole Lucas, McKenna J. Orndorff, Heather Rae Brown and Scott Christopher Coffman; two brothers, Jack Brown and Hartsell Brown (his twin), both of Stephens City; four sisters, Jewell White of Stephens City, Jean Griffith of Malvern, Pa., and Nell Stitler of Elverson, Pa., and Preston Queen of Greenville, Tenn. He has six brothers and two sisters that are predeceased.
Memorials may be made to Compassion Cupboard, Inc., P.O. Box 611, Strasburg, Va. 22657; or the charity of your choice.
Nancy J. Cubbage
Nancy Jean Cubage, 60, of Stanley, died on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.
She was born on Sept. 16, 1951, in Stanley and was a daughter of the late Lindon Riley Dallas and Florence Ida Lucas Dallas.
Mrs. Cubbage was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle in New Market.
On April 16, 1967, she married Journey Alan “Buster” Cubbage, who died on Nov. 12, 2009.
She is survived by a son, Journey Alan “Bill” Cubbage Jr. of Stanley; and five sisters, Elizabeth Comer, Barbara Dallas, Naomi Lucas and Allene Orevaugh, all of Stanley, and Isabelle Meadows of Elkton. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Campbell; and a brother, Rufus Eugene Dallas.
A funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Lighthouse Tabernacle by the Rev. Charles Clinedinst. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Luray.
Daryl L. Bauserman
Daryl Lee Bauserman, age 54, of Strasburg passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, at St. Stephens Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jonathan Boynton officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephens Cemetery.
Mr. Bauserman was born June 14, 1958, in Woodstock, a son of Martin and Jean Marie Ryman Bauserman and was raised by the late Elizabeth and Lee Pingley.
He was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Strasburg Young Farmers. He loved Fords, racing and to hunt. He had been employed by Hinkle-Harris Furniture, Winchester, for 27 years.
Also surviving are two sisters, Teresa Funk of Wardensville, W.Va., and Donna Polk of Strasburg; three foster sisters, Mary Alice Pingley, Bessie Clem and Lola McDonald, all of Strasburg; his foster brother, Ernie Pingley of Strasburg; a number of nieces and nephews; and two longtime friends, Cindy and Richie Peyton of Woodstock. He was predeceased by two sisters, Frances Pingley and Lula Stokes.
Pallbearers will be Farrell Lichliter, Terry Ballowe, Brian Williams, Dale Ryman, Brian Drummond and David Drummond.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church c/o Linda Racey, 15716 Back Rd., Strasburg, Va. 22657; or the American Diabetes Association Memorial & Honor Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.
Sarah E. Walker
Sarah Elizabeth Swartz Walker, 88, of Woodstock, Virginia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at her home in Woodstock after a prolonged illness.
She was the daughter of Marion S. Swartz Sr. and Altha S. Swartz, both deceased.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert W. Walker; three children, Harry W. Walker and wife Debbie of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Alice W. Hartman and husband Ben of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Doris W. Frazier and Le of Richmond, Virginia; four grandsons, Scott Hartman and wife Charlotte of Carmel, Indiana, Chad Hartman of Austin, Texas, Shawn Walker and wife Kelcey of Coalhurst, Canada, and Eric Walker and wife Megan of Richmond, Virginia. She has nine great-grandchildren, four nieces, two nephews and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Swartz and Marion Swartz Jr.
Sarah was a caring daughter, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the United Methodist Church before she met a Lutheran who became the love of her life. They celebrated their 69th anniversary on Sunday, August 12. She was a National 4-H All-Star, a longtime member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church, a Sunday school and Vacation Bible School teacher for the little tots, president of the St. Luke Lutheran Ladies Aid Circle, co-proprietor of Walker’s Cash Store for more than 30 years, a vegetable and flower gardener, an extensive transportation service provider for anyone in need and a volunteer at large.
The funeral service was held at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock on Thursday, August 16. Pastor Mary Louise Brown officiated. Interment followed in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.
Pallbearers were Eric Walker, Shawn Walker, Scott Hartman, Chad Hartman, Cliff Wetzel and Steve Wetzel. Honorary pallbearers were Sonny Mullikin, Barry Sweitzer and Guy Wetzel.
Donations may be made to the Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Dr. Suite A, Murrell Inlet, S.C. 29576; Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Va. 22601; or St. Luke Lutheran Church, 923 St. Luke Road, Woodstock, Va. 22664.
The family would like to extend their heart-felt thanks to the Regency Hospice and Blue Ridge Hospice for their compassion and caring manner.
Gerald L. Mulqueen
Gerald Lee “Jerry” Mulqueen, born August 7, 1944, son of Elizabeth Anne DeRocker Mulqueen and Daniel Martin Mulqueen, died alone at his home in Strasburg, Va., on August 10 at the age of 68.
Jerry’s wife, Juliana (Julie) Simpson, predeceased him in 2009, after a losing bout with brain cancer.
Jerry is survived by his brother, Daniel John Mulqueen (Ann) of Reston, Va.; his two nephews, Danny and Sean; and one niece, Jennifer Williams; five great nephews and one great niece.
Jerry was very close to Julie’s children and called himself “grandpa” to Julie’s grandchildren. Jerry will also be missed by his many cousins from the Mulqueen and DeRocker families, as well as his many friends with whom he worked.
Jerry attended St. Francis Xavier grade school and Bishop O’Connell H.S. in Washington, D.C. He joined the U.S. Navy soon after graduation earning Beach Jumper status, was then deployed to a destroyer in the Mediterranean. He attended Western Kentucky University before joining the Central Intelligence Agency, serving 27 years to include one European and two Far Eastern tours before retiring in 1994. For the past 15 years he has been an independent contractor with Raytheon Corporation, resigning just prior to his death.
Jerry enjoyed traveling and birding with Julie, visiting the lower 48 states in his “Red Daytona,” as well as many world traveling adventures.
Visitation was held Thursday, August 16, followed by a brief memorial service at the Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, Va. Jerry’s ashes will be buried with his mother and father at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, N.J.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made to your favorite charity.
E-mail condolences may be made at adamsgreen.com.
Benny C. Morrell
Benny Charles Morrell, age 70, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012, at his home in Star Tannery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. Morrell and Mary Ellen Miller Morrell of Hickory Tree, Tennessee.
He was a wonderful loving husband, great father, grandfather and brother who loved to golf, fish, garden and smoke cigars. A graduate of King College in Bristol, Tennessee, Benny served as executive director of the Virginia Onsite Waste Water Recycling Association (VOWRA). He was a member of Strasburg Rotary and Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church.
Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Hazel Hewlett Morrell; a daughter, Virginia (Ginger) Ellen Beers and husband Bill of Inwood, W.Va.; a son-in-law, Michael L. Rosenberger and grandson, Zachary Michael of Toms Brook; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Fleet of Strasburg; a son, Benjamin Charles Morrell, wife Connie and grandchildren Elise and Jacob of Toms Brook; a daughter, Mary Kaye Hausmann and husband Mike of Star Tannery; two brothers, Larry Morrell and wife Lynda, and Rudy Morrell and wife Ann; two sisters, Lorraine Morrell Jones, and Nancy Morrell Arnold and husband Clayton; a brother-in-law, Robert E. Hewlett; and several nieces and nephews who loved and admired their Uncle Benny.
The family will receive friends Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Morrell home in Star Tannery, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Star Tannery Volunteer Fire Department, Star Tannery, Virginia and the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) at 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030.
Helen G. Harrington
Helen Gertrude Harrington, 89, of Woodstock, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012.
Arrangements are being handled by the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock.
Nancye L. Bowman
Nancye Leona Bowman of Edinburg left her human form and joined God’s Eternity on Aug. 10, 2012. She passed away in the house where she was born in the presence of her loving family.
Nancye was born Aug. 5, 1925, on the family farm at Bowmans Crossing, daughter of the late Georgia Blanche Helbert and Marvin Whiten Bowman.
She graduated from Edinburg High School in 1942. She attended Madison College after high school, leaving in 1944 to marry and raise a family. She later re-enrolled in 1954 to complete her bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education. After teaching for many years at area high schools, Nancye pursued a master’s degree in Home Economics Education Supervision at the University of Maryland. She taught graduate classes at Madison College and was then hired as head state supervisor of Home Economics Education for Virginia, where she initiated new Occupational Home Economics programs and curriculum and helped write and implement the Virginia Standards of Quality.
In 1976, she left Richmond to work for the American Home Economics Association in Washington, D.C., as the administrator for Professional Development, where she managed the department and wrote and held national workshops in Parenthood Education and Women in Creative Leadership. After the death of her father, Nancye returned to the family farm in 1980 and concluded her career as Home Economics teacher at Stonewall Jackson High School. She served as chairman of the Family Life Curriculum Development Team and helped write and mandate the FLEC on the state level. Her concern throughout her career was always for the well-being of children, their families, and teaching parenting skills to new mothers. She retired in 1987 and remained active in the community, serving on the Family Life Education Community Involvement Team and as Chair of the Shenandoah County Historical Society. She also served on the Shenandoah County Library Board of Trustees, the Edinburg Heritage Society Board and the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Board.
At home, she pursued her love of art, taking classes and becoming accomplished in oil painting. She enjoyed traveling with the love of her life, Charles Cavagnaro, until his death in 1998.
She is survived and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Donna Leigh Devier of Edinburg, and her daughter-in-law, Carolyn Whaley and husband Wendell of Fayetteville, N.C. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Deborah Kidd Veitch and husband John of Edinburg, Dawn Devier, Tracey Hess and husband Wayne, and Dane Allen Devier, all of Fayetteville; her great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Jackson Veitch, Bradley Hess, Samantha Hostler and husband, Darrin, and Dane Allen Devier III; and her great-great-grandson, Darrin J. Hostler Jr. She was preceded in death by her son, Dane Allen Devier; and brother William Byron Bowman.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, Aug. 12, at Bethel Lutheran Church. Burial followed in Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg.
Pallbearers were John Veitch, Jonathan Stapor, Kenneth Richman, Randy Kibler, Jerry Parsons and Wendell Whaley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival or the Friends of the Shenandoah County Library.
Online condolences may be left at www.dellingerfuneralhome.com.
Frank W. Pangle Jr.
Frank Wesley Pangle Jr., age 74, of Strasburg, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012, at Winchester Medical Center.
Memorial services and burial in Riverview Cemetery, Strasburg, will be private and will be conducted by the Rev. John D. Keister and the Rev. David Howard.
Mr. Pangle was born January 1, 1937, in Strasburg, the son of the late Frank Wesley Pangle Sr. and Madolyn Edith Miller Pangle.
He was a self-employed painter and a member of the Strasburg Moose Lodge 403. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Kronk Pangle; two sons, Dwight Wesley Pangle and wife Lisa, and Dwain Wesley Pangle and wife Bessie, all of Strasburg; a sister, Lura Joyce Ruffner and husband John E. Ruffner of Strasburg; 10 grandchildren, Allie Pangle, Evan Pangle, Craig Pangle, Amber Murray and husband Aaron, Jessica Turner and husband Brandon, Hope Drummond, Chuck Haines and wife Kim, Rebecca Rush and husband Chris and Heath Stephens; Britney Pangle is deceased; and 16 great-grandchildren, Trent Pangle, Nichole Jones, Kameron Pangle, Craig Pangle Jr., Camden Poe, Ayden Murray, Marybeth Drummond, Chris Neilson, Kaleigh Haines, Cory Pittington, Cameron Drummond, Zoe Stickles, Ozcar Haines, Grace Kirby, May Haines and Eric Haines.
Memorials may be made to Strasburg Moose Lodge 403, 572 Red Bud Road, Strasburg, Virginia 22657.
Julia Miglas, age 94, of Strasburg and formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Greenfield Reflections, Strasburg.
A funeral service and burial was held in Philadelphia on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
Joseph R. Spriggs
Joseph Richard Spriggs, 79, of Strasburg, died Wednesday at his home.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg.
Cynthia C. Riley
Cynthia C. Riley, 55, of Gettysburg, Pa., and formerly of Timberville, Va., passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born Dec. 19, 1956, in Harrisonburg, Va., and was a daughter of the late Ernest and Yonnie Mathias Cook.
Mrs. Riley had been employed by Ryan Homes in Thurmont, Md., for a number of years. She was active with Adams County 4-H for many years and was a troop leader with the local Girl Scouts for 10 years.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dave Riley; a daughter, Codi A. Riley of Biddeford, Maine; a sister, Dorothea Stroop of New Market, Va.; two brothers, Ernest Cook Jr. of Broadway, Va., and Alfred Cook of Mount Crawford, Va.; and her in-laws, Joe and Barb Riley of Gettysburg, Pa. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Dave and Codi will receive friends at their home in Gettysburg on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m.
Memorials can be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 130 Carlisle St., Hanover, Pa. 17331.
The Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg is handling arrangements.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.monahan funeralhome.com.
Martha A. Zirkle
Martha Ann “Marti” (White) Zirkle, 72, went to her Heavenly home on August 7, 2012.
Marti, born November 8, 1939, worked at Edinburg Aileen and loved yard sales.
She is survived by a brother, James “Whitey” White; a sister, Katherine (White) Moreland; a son, Jay Hawkins (Joyce); three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, at Memorial Woods Chapel Bible Church by Pastor Glen Turner, with a meal to follow.
Marti wished to donate her remains to science.
In lieu of flowers, donate to Shenandoah County Animal Shelter in Marti’s name.
Mary E. Stalker
Mary Ellen Stalker, 86, of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away August 2, 2012.
Mary Ellen was born August 23, 1925, in Washington, D.C., to Edward and Ruth Earle Stitt.
In 1941, she and David M. Stalker were married and made their home in Arlington, Va., where David was in home building with his father and uncle as Hamilton Homes. In 1957, David and Mary Ellen built, owned and operated The Hamilton Motel in Woodstock for 29 years.
Mary Ellen and David were snowbirds to Daytona Beach, Fla., for many years. At her husband’s death in 1991, Mary Ellen moved to Florida and made her residence in Ormond Beach.
Mary Ellen enjoyed her memberships to the Ormond Beach Elks Lodge 2193, Eagles 3800, American Legion and the Daytona Beach Moose Club. For many years she was a member of the Show Club and Kopy Kats and is remembered for her many stage appearances at the Performing Arts Center. Many of her friends and family were made gifts of her cross-stitch samplers. She was an ardent scrapbooker and her many albums attest to her love of family and friends.
She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Sharon Earle Stalker; her husband, David; sister Caroline Earle Keifer; and brother Edward Stitt.
She is survived by her son, David M. Stalker Jr.; granddaughter, Holly Earle Stalker Ruble and husband Christopher; great-grandson, Caleb Ruble; great-grandaughter, Katherine Earle Ruble; brother, John (Jack) Stitt of Daytona Beach, Fla.; nephew, Mark Keifer; and her long-time lovely companion and dance partner, Heinz Lowel of Wellend, Ontario, Canada.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Woodstock.
Bernard “Berny” Foyle, 62, of Mt. Jackson, died June 10, 2012, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.
Graveside rites will be conducted Saturday, August 18, in Mount Moriah Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wardensville, W.Va.
Arrangements are being handled by Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg.
Guy E. Andrick
Guy Elwood Andrick, 91, of Mt. Jackson, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Life Care Center of New Market.
He was born September 10, 1920 in Mt. Jackson, son of the late Earl Calvin and Maggie Delora Click Andrick.
Mr. Andrick retired from Bowman Apple Products Inc. in Mt. Jackson after 40 years. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Mt. Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Catherine Hepner Andrick on February 2, 2000, whom he married October 16, 1948.
Mr. Andrick is survived by a son, Larry Elwood Andrick of Mt. Jackson; a grandson, Kirk Andrick of Mt. Jackson; a great-granddaughter, Riana Winner; and a great-grandson, Brandon Andrick. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Andrick.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 18, at 3 p.m. at Grace United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Roger Miller, Larry Pirtle, Robert Frye, Grayson Getz, David Evans and Zeke Miller.
The family will receive friends Friday from 7-8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 115, Mt. Jackson, Va. 22842.
Louise Parente, 70, of Woodstock, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012, at her home.
The funeral mass was be held Monday, August 13, at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church. Father Wilhelm Ettner officiated. Burial was private.
Mrs. Parente was born in the Bronx, New York, daughter of the late Dante Cocchiarella and Lola Martarano.
She retired in 1991 as an administrative assistant for Novartis in New Jersey. She was a member of St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church and formerly a volunteer EMT with Florham Park, New Jersey First Aid Squad.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Parente; three sons, Robert Parente and his wife Susie of Melbourne, Florida, Anthony Parente and his wife Rebecca of Katy, Texas, and Douglas Parente and his wife Elizabeth of Woodstock; a sister, Angela Jean Haberdash and her husband John of Virginia Beach; and 12 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, Ariz. 85062; or St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Main Street, Woodstock, Va. 22664.
Online condolences may be left at www.dellingerfuneral home.com.
Joan V. DeBaun
Joan Veronica “Granny” DeBaun, 77, of Maurertown, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock, by the Rev. Larry Cook. Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. DeBaun was born on April 14, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Veronica Allard Stoddard.
She worked in different offices and was a pharmacy tech before retiring. She attended Valley Gospel Church in Maurertown. She was “Granny” to the people she loved and loved being there to help everybody.
Mrs. DeBaun was preceded in death by her husband, William G. DeBaun; a brother, Loran Stoddard; a sister, Virginia Bogan; a grandson, Ray William Shields; a daughter-in-law, Diane DeBaun; and partner, James Barton.
She is survived by a daughter, Debra Lefferts and husband Nick of Maurertown; a son, William DeBaun of Woodstock; a sister, Dorothy Bullock of Florida; a stepdaughter, Patricia Barton Hawley of Woodstock, Ga.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock.
Pallbearers will be Frankie Bogan, Thomas Bogan, David Pryor, Adam Lefferts, Brian Merritt and Wesley Grim.
Michael A. Markley
Michael Allen “Beedy-Eye” Markley, 48, of Edinburg, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, in Edinburg.
Mr. Markley was born August 28, 1963, in Shenandoah County, son of the late Richard Lee and Dixie Lou Foltz Markley.
He was the grounds keeper at Camp Strawderman for 34 years, member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Jerome and Woodstock Moose Lodge.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathy Lear and Tammy Markley; a brother, Kim Markley; and a nephew, Anthony “Tony” Markley.
He is survived by four sisters, Rosalie Osborne, Sandra Markley, Diana Markley and Brenda Markley, all of Edinburg; a brother, Ricky Markley and his wife, Debbie, of Edinburg; nieces, Crystal Copenhaver and Leslie Lear; nephews, Adam Lear and Will Lear; great nephews, Derek Copenhaver, Bradley Lear, Kadden Lear and Kyle Lear; and special friend Sonny Hinkle.
Contributions may be made to the Mike Markley Burial Fund, c/o Dellinger Funeral Home, 157 N. Main Street, Woodstock, Va. 22664.
Mike enjoyed fishing, hunting, horseshoes, shooting matches and butchering. He enjoyed his time at the Moose, where he tried to win items to bring back to his family. He enjoyed working with the girls and the horses at Camp Strawderman. He loved to dance and have a good time. He always helped everyone that asked for help, never saying no. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
A memorial service will be conducted Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m. at Camp Strawderman.
Joan P. Haas
Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Joan Patricia Pingley Haas, 84, of Stephens City, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on August 9, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, and five sisters.
Joan was born on December 20, 1927 in Strasburg, Va., to John Henry Pingley and Agnes Albertus Bowman Pingley.
She was employed at Belk Department Store (formerly Leggett’s Dept. Store) in Winchester for more than 30 years and was a member of the PACE SETTERS Club. She was a long-time member of the Winchester Church of God.
Joan is survived by her children, Sheila Almond, Thomas Haas, Patricia Williams and Dennis Haas; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Almond, Richie Pifer, Leah Almond Metcalf, Robin Pifer Perlick, Tommy Pifer, William Hayes, Elizabeth, Tori and Maria Haas; 10 great-grandchildren, Travis Ritter, Tyler and Sara Almond, Justice, Logan and Ashlyn Pifer, Kameryn and Kaden Metcalf, Logan and Caleb Roberson; and her younger sister, Jean Hart of Starke, Fla.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Winchester Church of God on Saturday, August 18, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Kent Woodward officiating. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg, Va. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the services at the church.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.
We love you very much and we will miss you. “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 5:8)
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Betty A. Dellinger
Betty Arlene Dellinger, 80, of Fulks Run, Va., died Aug. 9, 2012, at Life Care Center of New Market.
She was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Dorman and Fleta Cook Eaton.
She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren near Timberville. Betty had lived with her daughter for the last 13 years.
On March 18, 1950, she married Floyd Edward Dellinger Sr., who preceded her in death on April 1, 2000.
Surviving are three daughters, Janice Lee Stroop of Timberville, Peggy Sue Mitchell of Timberville, and Mary Lou Custer of Fulks Run; four sons, Larry Dellinger of Mount Crawford, Johnnie Dellinger of Timberville, Calvin Dellinger of New Market, and Michael Dellinger of Timberville; one sister, Linda Custer of New Market; one brother, Ray Eaton of Mount Jackson; 25 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Jeff Delawder, Whitney Hartman and Ashby Price. She was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Edward Dellinger Jr.; four brothers and three sisters.
The Rev. Jerry Ruff conducted a funeral service Monday, Aug. 13, at Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.grandlefuneralhome.com.
Floyd Tilden Himelright, age 81, of Strasburg, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at Stover Memorial Chapel, Strasburg, with Pastor Freddie Helsley officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post 2123, Winchester.
Mr. Himelright was born May 4, 1931, in the Wheatfield Community of Shenandoah County, a son of the late Erol Leslie and Bettie Catherine Snarr Himelright.
He was a member of the St. Luke Church of the Brethren, Woodstock where he held many offices and an associate member of Round Hill Church of the Brethren, Toms Brook, where he was choir director. He retired from Automotive Industries, Strasburg, with 19 years of service and retired on January 1, 1990, as Master Sergeant from the West Virginia National Guard, 167 Airlift Wing, with 40 years of service. He began his military career by serving in the United States Army and was a former member of Shenandoah American Legion Post 77, Strasburg.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Betty Jane Riffey Himelright; his son, Michael D. Himelright of Martinsburg, W.Va.; his daughter, Brenda Jane Himelright Gatliff of Toms Brook; four grandchildren, Jay Tilden Gatliff of Edinburg, Lucy Gabrielle Gatliff of Toms Brook, Michael Don Allen Himelright of Bedford, Pa., and Matthew Edward Himelright of Martinsburg, W.Va.; and two great- grandchildren, Haylee Niccole Gatliff and Savannah “Sara” Lynn Gatliff.
Also surviving are four stepsisters, Betty Vaughan of Woodstock, Shirley Brill and husband Raymond of Star Tannery, Patsy Wymer and husband Shirley, and Dorothy Miller and husband Larry, all of Strasburg; a stepbrother, Robert Miller and wife Mae of Strasburg; his granddaughter-in-law, Niccole Dawson Gatliff of Front Royal; his sister-in-law, Juanita Himelright of Strasburg; a number of nieces and nephews; and his great nephew, Bobby Quick and wife Mary Beth of Maurertown, who have taken care of him for the last several months.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Boyd, Henry “Hope,” Curtis and Harry Himelright; a sister, Freddie L. Beeler; an infant son, Don Allen Himelright; and a stepbrother, Earl Himelright.
Pallbearers will be Jay Gatliff, William Barrick, Dave Barrick, Tony Tristen, Ray Heishman Jr. and Bobby Quick.
The family will receive friends at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg on Friday from 7-9 p.m.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke Church of the Brethren, Woodstock, or Round Hill Church of the Brethren, Toms Brook.