Paul F. Rush
Paul Franklin Rush, 68, of 884 Teaberry Road, Maurertown, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
Mr. Rush was born April 27, 1932, in Shenandoah County the son of Earl E. and Anna Foster Rush. He was a retired carpenter and served in the military during the Korean War.
Surviving are three daughters, Roxie R. Hassler of King, N.C., Patricia A. Bowers and Carla J. Rush, both of Strasburg; four sons, Jerry F. Rush of Easton, Md., Douglas E. Rush and Randy L. Rush, both of Maurertown, and Paul F. Rush of Strasburg; a sister, Katie Bly of Toms Brook; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Arrangements are being handled by Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg.
Joseph Schmidt, 76, formerly of Winchester, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.
He was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Saginaw, Mich., the son of Peter and Elizabeth Schmidt.
He was retired from General Motors and was a member of the Newton D. Baker Post 896 VFW and the Berkeley Post 14 American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Hockenberry Schmidt; two stepsons, Robert Craig Sheely of Germany and Keith Wayne Sheely of California; one stepdaughter Carolyn Griffith of California; a brother, Jacob Schmidt of Saginaw, Mich.; a sister, Frances Schmidt of Saginaw, Mich.; and four stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one stepson, Michael Sheely; and a stepdaughter, Cynthia Sheely.
Services and interment are private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy McCormick Cancer Center, Tri-State Oncology, 200 Foundation Way, Suite 1100, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401
Arrangements are being handled by the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg.
Joseph K. Wolfe
Joseph “Joe” Knight Wolfe, 65, of Star Tannery, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Wolfe was born July 24, 1934, in Allegheny County, the son of Virgie Lewis Fridley and Floyd Knight Wolfe.
He and his wife, Ruby Elizabeth Wolfe, were married 45 years.
Surviving with his wife, are two stepsons, Charles Williams and Holland Williams, both of Maryland; a stepdaughter, Marie North of Huntly; a brother, Edward Wolfe of Covington; two sisters, Maude Brookman of Covington and Mary Pearl Burall of Maryland; three half brothers; a half sister; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Smith, Tony Acquaviva, Holland Williams Jr., Danny Bourque, Jake Miller, and Bill Hill.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
William F. Bonnett
William Frederick “Bill” Bonnett Jr., 81, of 746 Seldon Drive, Winchester, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Bonnett was born Feb. 21, 1919, in South Boston, the son of William F. and Alleen Hill Bonnett. He was retired as a self-employed contractor.
He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Winchester Moose Lodge No. 1283, VFW Post 2123, and the Virginia Tech Hokie Club. He was a former member of the Winchester Kiwanis.
He graduated from Handley High School in 1938 and earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Virginia Tech in 1942. He was a veteran of World War II, having achieved the rank of captain in the Army Air Corps.
Mr. Bonnett married Sue Matthews on Nov. 14, 1975, in Richmond.
Surviving with his wife is a daughter, Laura Scott Bonnett of Richmond; a son, William F. Bonnett III of Winchester; a stepdaughter, Joyce Hamman of Winchester; two stepsons, Boyd Hamman of Winchester and Mathew Hamman of Richmond; a sister, Kitty Hockman of Winchester; and two grandchildren.
His first wife, Nancy P. Bonnett, from whom he was divorced, died in 1988.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Susan Buchanan officiating. A private burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Omps Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester 22601 or to Christ Episcopal Church, c/o Capital Campaign Fund, 134 W. Boscawen St. 22601.
Kathleen M. Curl
Kathleen Moorman Curl, 91, of Front Royal, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Royal.
Mrs. Curl was born Sept. 11, 1908, in Warren County to Senora Partlow Curl and Pomp Curl. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, Front Royal.
Surviving are a son, James W. Curl Jr. of Front Royal; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark R. Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, Front Royal.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 14 W. First St., Front Royal 22630.
Clarence E. Hartley Jr.
Clarence E. “Ed” Hartley Jr., 74, of Sykesville, Md., died Friday, June 30, 2000, in the VA Hospital, Baltimore.
Mr. Hartley was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Washington, D.C., the son of Clarence E. and Marjorie Cave Hartley Sr. He was employed as a carpenter and salesman.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.
He was a member of West Moose 1381, Elks Lodge 2277, and a life member of the VFW.
Surviving are his wife, Wileen M. Hartley; a daughter, Annie Darden of Seaford, Del.; two sons, Bruce Hartley of Rockville, Md., and Fred Hartley of Smithsburg, Md.; two step-daughters, Cheryl Thayer of Sykesville and Karleen Ridinger of Westminster, Md.; a brother, Charles Hartley of Front Royal; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Davis Funeral Home, Sykesville.
Helen R. Lesko
Helen Riley Lesko, 82, of 2982 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, died Friday, June 30, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Lesko was born April 28, 1918. She retired as office manager with Blue Cross/Blue Shield and had worked for nine years at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging.
She was the first president of the Winchester Pilot Club and a former member of the Winchester Women’s Civic League. She was of the Catholic faith.
She was the last of her immediate family.
A graveside service will be held today at 2:00. Omps Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Ora N. Mayne
Ora N. Mayne, 87, of FallingWaters, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 30, 2000, in City Hospital, Martinsburg,W.Va.
Mrs. Mayne was born March 5, 1913, in Green County, Pa., the daughter of Charles and Anna Cook Campbell. She was a member of Martinsburg Baptist Church and attended Cedar Grove Christian Church.
She was married to Forrest Mayne.
Surviving are a son, David F. Mayne of Bunker Hill,W.Va.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Madolyn K. Dominico, is deceased.
A funeral was Saturday in Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg, with the Rev. Leroy Hurley officiating. Burial followed in Rosedale Cemetery.
Lynwood D. Tuck
Lynwood D. Tuck, 62, of Montgomery Circle, Stephens City, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Tuck was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Middletown, the son of Dallas and Lucille Virginia Pillow Tuck. He worked as lead engineer for United Airlines from 1958 to 1994.
He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2483 in Stephens City and served in the Air Force.
He married Doris Maxine Hoffman on Dec. 21, 1961, in New York City. Mrs. Tuck died Feb. 1, 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Tammy Aranio of Daytona, Fla., and Deborah Virginia Tuck of San Jose, Calif.; a son, Trevor Dallas Tuck of Mayo, Fla.; a sister, Joyce Rinker of Stephens City; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home, Stephens City, with the Rev. Anthony A. Wadsworth officiating.
Gloria J. Westmoreland
Gloria June Westmoreland, 76, of 34150 Kimble Drive, Bluemont, died Thursday, June 29, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Westmoreland was born June 27, 1924, in Arlington, the daughter of Elmer and Lucia Somerford Chapman. She worked as a secretary for the Army & Navy Times. She was a member of the Methodist faith.
She was married to William T. Westmoreland, who died in 1988.
Surviving are two sons, William Westmoreland of Bluemont and Warren Westmoreland of Dallas; two daughters, Meliza W. Jackson of Pittsburgh and Dona W. Matthews of Banning, Calif.; a sister, Lolita Flynn of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; a brother, Michael Chapman of Fairfax; six granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Westmoreland.
A funeral will be at 7 tonight at Old Bethel Chapel, Clarke County, with the Rev. William Wood officiating.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Memorial Association, P.O. Box 109, Millwood 22646.
Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville is handling arrangements.
Mary V. Clem
Mary Virginia Clem, 89, formerly of Star Tannery, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, in the Long Term Care Center at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Woodstock.
Mrs. Clem was born Sept. 5, 1910, in Fishers Hill, the daughter of William and Pearl Racey Ryman. She worked at Aileen Inc. as a trimmer. She was a member of the Laurel Hill (Disciples of Christ) Christian Church.
She was married to Loy Allen Clem.
Surviving are a daughter, Helen Lineweaver of Woodstock; four sons, Marlow Clem of Woodstock, Jimmy “C.C.” Clem of Strasburg, and Marvin Clem and Gene Clem, both of Star Tannery; three sisters, Alice Payne of Strasburg, Mabel Rickard of Stephens City, and Dorothy Williams of Lebanon Church; a brother, Carson Ryman of Maurertown; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stover Funeral Home, Strasburg, with the Rev. John Taylor Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and meet at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to Laurel Hill Christian Church.
Effie T. Stickley
Effie Tillmer Stickley, 90, of 3582 John Marshall Highway, Strasburg, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at her home.
Miss Stickley was born Sept. 11, 1909, near Strasburg, the daughter of Milton Daniel and Mary Effie Mowery Stickley. She was a retired middle school teacher with the Shenandoah County School System. She attended Bridgewater College and was a graduate f Madison College. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Shenandoah County, the Strasburg Business Women’s Association, the Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Shiloh United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and pianist for more than 45 years.
She was the last member of her immediate family.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boehm Cemetery on the Stickley Farm, with the Rev. Jody Osborne officiating.
Pallbearers will be Sean McDonald, James C. Hockman, Billy Hockman, Chris Venable, Frankie Wright, and Robert Parks.
Friends may call anytime at Stover Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church c/o Betty Baker, 752 Mumaw Road, Strasburg 22657.
Robert L. Smith Jr.
Robert Lee Smith Jr., 70, of 186 Knob Road, Gore, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, in a local nursing home.
Mr. Smith was born Dec. 29, 1929, in Frederick County, the son of Nellie Strother and Robert Lee Smith Sr. He was a farmer and worked in the finishing department at ABEX for 41 years before retiring in March 1996. he was a member and former deacon of the Hebron Baptist Church.
He married Patricia Hollis on June 8, 1951 in Hagerstown, Md.
Surviving with his wife and mother are two sons, Robert Lee Smith III of Gore and David L. Smith of Chesapeake; a sister, Virginia Rippeon of Damascus, Md.; and one granddaughter.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today at Omps Funeral Home with the Rev. George Reed officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Clark Nail, Lyndall Anderson, Steve Holliday, Johnny Holliday, Beverley LaFollette, and Robert G. Whitacre.
Memorials may be made to the Gore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, P.O. Box 146, Gore 22637.
Helen P. Fanning
Helen Patricia Fanning, 90, of 18 Liberty St., Berryville, died Thursday, June 29, 2000 in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Fanning was born May 16, 1910, in Kingston, Pa., the daughter of Patrick J. and Theresa Thayne Loftus. She was a member of Church of the Sacred Heart Jesus. She was a secretary at the Blood Bank at St. Michaels medical Center.
She was married to George J. Fanning, who died in 1956.
Surviving are two daughters Judith A. Fanning and Kathleen McDaniel of Berryville; one son James J. Fanning of Lakewood Ohio., and two sisters Mae O’Neill of Madison, N.J., Theresa Griffin of Mattawan, Mich.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church in Berryville with the Rev. Stanley J. Krempa officiating. Burial will be at a later date in New Jersey.
Memorials may be made to the Catholic Charities 1011 Berryville Ave., Suite 1, Winchester, Va. 22601.
Eugenia R. Ritenour
Eugenia Reaves Ritenour, 70, of Whiteville, N.C., died June 23, 2000 at Columbus County Hospital.
A graveside ceremony was held June 27, 2000 at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Pointer and Rev. Ray Yow officiating.
She is survived by her husband, Henry H. Ritenour of Whiteville, N.C., formerly of Winchester; two sons, Steven Reaves Ritenour and Michael Henry Ritenour, both of Whiteville, N.C.; a brother, Sam Reaves II of Newport News; and five grandchildren.
Betty F. Maphis
Betty French Steward Maphis, 69, of Romney, W.Va., died Friday, June 30, 2000 at Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Maphis was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Springfield, W.Va., a daughter of Newt and Elsie Moreland Steward. She was the former owner and operator of the Romney Dry Cleaners and Laundry. She was a member of the American Legion Hampshire Post 91, the Romney VFW Post 1101, and the Romney Moose Lodge 1371. She was a Protestant by faith.
She was married to Paul Daily Maphis, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Robert Paul Maphis of Romney; a daughter, Linda Lou Bennett of Fort Ashby, W.Va.; a brother, George “Charlie” Steward of Springfield, W.Va.; two sisters, Cora Wendell of Fort Ashby, W.Va., and Mary Nelson of Springfield, W.Va.; four granddaughters, and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Maphis and David Maphis; and a granddaughter.
Friends will be received at the Baldwin Funeral Home in Romney, W.Va. from 7 to 9 tonight.
A funeral service will be conducted at the Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Norman Landis officiating.
Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney, W.Va.
Frances E. Rinker
Frances Eaton Rinker, 74, of Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Capon Bridge, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 18, 2000 in Florida.
Mrs. Rinker was born April 16, 1926 in Capon Bridge, a daughter of Oscar and Nettie Eaton.
A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery in Gore. Officiating will be the Rev. Greg Kenney.
Arrangements are being handled by the Giffin Funeral Home, Capon Bridge, W.Va.
Grace V. Sager
Grace Virginia Sager, 85, of Wardensville, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Sager was born March 12, 1915, in Yellow Spring, W.Va., the daughter of Thomas and Virgie Anderson Davis. She was a member of Faith Mission Church, Wardensville, where she was a board member and treasurer for many years. She was a member of Capon Valley Ruritan Club in Yellow Spring and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 102, Moorefield, W.Va.
She was married to Jesse E. Ferrell.
Her first husband, Walter L. Sager, died Dec. 10, 1982.
Surviving with her husband, are four sons, Donald L. Sager, George W. Sager, Gregory D. Sager, all of Wardensville, and W. Stephen Sager of Yellow Spring; three daughters, Betty Sayres of Rock Cave, W.Va., Ruth Livermore and Sherry Thomas, both of Winchester; 24 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Mission Church, Wardensville, with Pastor David Garns and the Rev. Larry Draper officiating. Burial will be in Timber Ridge Cemetery, High View, W.Va.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Keegan, Mark Satterfield, Dennis Brill, James Fridley, Gary Northcraft, and Neil Dolly.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Loy-Giffin Funeral Home, Wardensville.
Memorials may be made to Faith Mission Church, P.O. Box 157, Wardensville, W.Va. 26851 or to Wardensville Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2, Wardensville.
Edward V. Yost
Edward Virgil Yost, 87, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Yost was born Oct. 23, 1912, in Morgan County, W.Va., the son of Leonard M. and Bessie Michael Yost. He was a self-employed milk and cream hauler and had retired.
He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Lodge 117, of Berkeley Springs, for 54 years.
He was married to Eleanor Zeilor for 67 years.
Surviving with his wife, are three sons, Richard E. Yost and David W. Yost, both of Berkeley Springs, and Gary P. Yost of Winchester; three sisters, Ama Catlett, Louella Andrews, and Betty Trittipoe, all of Berkeley Springs; a brother, Frank Yost of Rocky Mount, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A son, Edward V. Yost Jr., is deceased.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Berkeley Springs Church of Christ, with Clarence McDowell officiating.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, is handling arrangements.