obituaries

Elwood Andrew Reeder

Elwood Andrew Reeder, 79, of Berkeley Springs, WV, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in Winchester Medical Center. He was born May 25, 1935. Mr. Reeder had been employed with Martins Food Store. Private arrangements are by Phelps Funeral & Cremation Service, Winchester. www.phelpsfunerals.com

John Merrill “Jack” Balfe, Jr.

John Merrill “Jack” Balfe, Jr., 76, of Edinburg died Saturday, June 28, 2014 in his residence. He was born June 26, 1938 in Waterbury, Connecticut the son of John and Rheta Filippone Balfe. He was married to Annamarie Balfe. He was an avid horse racing fan and would regularly visit the Charlestown Races. Surviving in […]

Betty Lou Bradfield Kelchner

Betty Lou Bradfield Kelchner, 86, of Winchester, died Monday, June 16, 2014 in Winchester Medical Center. She was born August 5, 1927 in Frederick County the daughter of Raymond F. and Viola Brewer Bradfield. She was married to Justin Crumble Kelchner who is deceased. Mrs. Kelchner received her registered nursing degree from Winchester Memorial Hospital […]

Charles Geoffrey Orndorff

Charles G. Orndorff, 89, of Frederick County, died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Orndorff was born in Stephens City, VA the son of Brisco and Stella Drummond Orndorff. He was retired from the Abex Corporation. Surviving are his wife, Juanita,  two daughters, Sally Alderton and her husband John and Vicky Murphy and […]

John William Sweeney

John William Sweeney, 78, of Winchester, died Friday, June 13, 2014 in Commonwealth Assisted Living, in Front Royal. He was born December 18, 1935 in Woodstock the son of William F. and Katherine Sheets Sweeney. Mr. Sweeney had been a truck driver for H. H. Omps for 36 years. He was an avid fisherman. Surviving […]

Phyllis H. Brown Allen

Phyllis H. Brown Allen, 74, of Winchester, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center, Winchester. She was born November 8, 1939 in Somerville, MA the daughter of Wilburt Joseph and Phyllis Keough Brown. She married Bruce B. Allen on June 12, 1958 in Seabrook, NH. Mrs. Allen had been a […]

Walter Dale Johnson, Jr.

Walter Dale Johnson, Jr., 63, of Martinsburg, WV, formerly of Winchester, VA died Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Canterbury Center, Shepherdstown, WV. He was born June 2, 1951 in Winchester the son of Walter Dale Johnson, Sr. and Bettie Jane McKee Johnson. He was married to Dorothy M. “Dottie” Johnson. Mr. Johnson had been the […]

Donna Dean Crigler

Donna Dean Crigler passed away on Tuesday, May 20 at Winchester Medical Center. She is survived by 3 sons; Donald F. & spouse Gail Crigler of Stephens City, VA; Dennis L.& spouse Kristy Crigler of Springfield, VA; and David L. &  spouse Beth Crigler of Moon, VA.  She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and […]

Clarence Linwood Steere

Clarence Linwood Steere, 82, of Winchester,VA died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Winchester Medical Center. He was born in 1931 in Rhode Island, the son of Clarence Linwood and Dorothy Casey Steere. He was married to Marilyn M. Steere for sixty-one years. Mr. Steere served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict and […]

M. June McDermott Lutes

M. June McDermott Lutes, 83, of Winchester, died Monday, May 26, 2014 in Winchester Medical Center. She was born June 17, 1930 in Sugar Notch, PA the daughter of Peter and Sara Culp McDermott. She was married to George Nelson Lutes who is deceased. Mrs. Lutes had been a talented seamstress for twenty years.  She […]

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3744
Winchester, VA 22604
Phone: (540) 722-2424

Funeral Chapel
311 Hope Drive
Winchester, VA 22601

Michael R. Phelps
Owner/Manager, Funeral Director

Travis L. Nesselrodt
Associate, Monument Consultant

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