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Mary Jane Huffman
Mary Jane Huffman

Mary Jane Bacon Huffman, of Glen Allen, Va., passed away on May 10, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.W. and Mary Haga Bacon.

She is survived by her hus- band of 55 years, Richard C. Huffman; one daughter, Rebecca H. Norris (Clint); one son, Richard C. Huffman Jr. (Catherine); one sister, Anne B. Saunders; five grandchildren, C.J., Katie, Carly, Michael and Carter; and a host of extended family members.

Mary Jane was born on May 30, 1942 and grew up in Danville, Va. She attended Westhampton College, where she met and married her husband who was a student and football player at the University of Richmond. Although their work took them on several adventures outside the Richmond area early in their marriage, Richmond became their home. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Mary Jane was a high school English teacher and worked for many years in local high schools, including Patrick Henry, Goochland, Douglas Freeman and J.R. Tucker. Teaching was her passion, and she loved her students and her fellow teachers. In retirement, her favorite place was her river getaway near Urbanna where many special events were celebrated. She also enjoyed relaxing at the beach, shelling and listening to music.

A celebration of life will be held at Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059 on June 2, 2018 at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Joseph A. Shanholtz
Joseph A. Shanholtz

Joseph Allen Shanholtz, 74, of Maysville, died Saturday, May 19, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Feb. 8, 1944, in Elk Garden, he was the son of the late Walter and Neva (Liller) Shanholtz. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Donald, Neville, William Jean, Roy, and Roger Shanholtz; and four sisters, Annalee Butterbaugh, Joanne Pierce, Pearl Yvonne Lucas, and one infant sister.

Mr. Shanholtz attended Elk Garden School and had worked at Cardinal Rubber Company

for 20 years, in Barberton, Ohio. Upon moving to West Virginia in 1980 with his family, he worked at Rockingham Poultry and then was employed at the Virginia Electrical Power Company plant, Mount Storm.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patsy (Stover) Shanholtz, whom he married Oct. 16, 1970; two sons, Joseph A. Shanholtz of Maysville and Jeffrey William Shanholtz of Baker; one brother, Gary Shanholtz of Arthur; grandchildren, Richard Shanholtz of Petersburg, Kevin Shanholtz and Brittany Shanholtz, both of Augusta, Dylan Shanholtz of Huntington, Dustin Shanholtz of Virginia, Tiffany Ford of Newton, N.C.; step-grandchildren, Kolby Hunt, Kaleigh Hunt and Kade Hunt, all of Baker; one great-grandchild, Remmington A. Shanholtz of Maysville; and several nieces and nephews.

Following Mr. Shanholtz’s wishes, his body has been cremated and all services will be held privately.

Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic. com or on Facebook at Basagic FuneralHome.

Delvena Doris Phares
Delvena Doris Phares

Delvena Doris (Rohrbaugh) Phares, 72, of Maysville, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born July 26, 1945, in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Otha Lark Rohrbaugh and Dorothy Mae (Reel) Rohrbaugh.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Michael Otis Phares on Aug. 28, 2016; an infant brother, Otha Lark Rohrbaugh Jr.; one sister, Linda Rohrbaugh; and brother-in-law, Harold “Muggs” Hedrick.

Delvena graduated from Petersburg High School in 1964. In 2010 she retired from the West Virginia Division of Highways after 30 years. She was a member of the former Maysville Gospel Tabernacle and attended Maysville Bible Brethren Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Jeannette (Clem) Roby of Petersburg, W.Va. and Sherry (Michael) Orndorff of Harrisonburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Jeremiah Mark Berg, Autumn Noel Orndorff and Burgundy Elizabeth Roby; three sisters, Carolene (Larmer) Davey of Maysville, Fran Hedrick (Mike Hipp) of Maysville and Diana Sue (Steve) Vance of Petersburg; one brother, Larry (Rhonda) Rohrbaugh of Dorcas, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was Thursday evening at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Lynn Durbin officiating. Burial was private in the Maysville Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to Maysville Bible Brethren Church, P.O. Box 213, Maysville, WV 26833 or charity of choice.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfun eralhome.com.

Jessie Mae Shaffer
Jessie Mae Shaffer

Jessie Mae Shaffer, 91, formerly of Petersburg, W.Va., died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Inspirations Memory Care of Westminster, Westminster, Md.

Born Jan. 21, 1927, in Masonville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edward L. Shaffer and Beulah (Getz) Shaffer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Anna Lee Shaffer Snyder and Garland Paul Snyder; and her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph Wayne Shaffer and Verda Mae (Goldizen) Shaffer.

Miss Shaffer was employed by the former Potomac Valley Bank, now Summit Community Bank, in Petersburg for 45 years. She began working at the bank in November 1947 and retired December 1992, as branch manager at the Park Street Branch in Petersburg. She had served as an elder and trustee at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church and was treasurer for many years.

She is survived by three nieces, Denise and Robert Mathias of Westminster, Carolyn and John Mason of Elkridge, Md. and Mary Ann Richmond of New Market, Md.; one nephew, Gregory Shaffer of Frederick, Md.; one great-niece, Jenna Richmond; and one great-nephew, Kyle Mathias.

A funeral service was Saturday morning at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Harold Tongen officiating. Interment followed in South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Memorials may be made to the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, 20 North Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

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