Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 

31 March 2011 

Cheryl L. Mills

Cheryl Lynn Dahmer Mills, 58, of Stanley, VA, and formerly of Brandywine passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA.

She was born in Petersburg on April 2, 1952, a daughter of Maxine May Dahmer of Franklin and the late Masel Moomau Dahmer (Jan. 18, 1993).

Mrs. Mills was a 1970 graduate of Franklin High School, a 1974 graduate of Shepherd College and graduated with a master’s degree from WVU. She was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Delta Kappa Gamma, West Virginia and National Education Associations. She retired from Pendleton County Schools, where she was a third grade teacher at Brandywine for 32 years. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Deer Run.

Her husband, Charlie Shotwell Mills, Jr. of Stanley, VA, survives.

Also surviving are a step-daughter, LaDonna “Dee Dee” Sampson and husband, Keith of Shenandoah, VA; a step-son, Bernard “Bernie” Mills and wife, Cathy of Stanley, VA; a sister, Joyce Dahmer Burgoyne and husband, Charlie of Franklin; three nieces, Cary Burgoyne of Inwood, Stacey Funkhouser and husband, Andy of Grottoes, VA, and Holly Branch and husband, Ron of Martinsburg; and four step-grandchildren, Anna Mills, Matthew Mills, Cody Brown and Shianna Brown.

A celebration of life service was held Wednesday at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Deer Run, with Rev. Bob Anderson and the Rev. Walter and Kathy Mullins officiating. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorials may be made to Cheryl Dahmer Mills, “Future Teachers Education Fund,” c/o Erin Sites at Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, WV 26807, or a charity of choice.

Words of Comfort and memories may be left at www.basagic.com.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin.

Wayne Mumbert, 84

Wayne Ivan Mumbert, 84, of Bryans Road, MD, died March 21, 2011.

Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Fort Seybert, he was the son of the late Noah Dash and Ethel (Puffenbarger) Mumbert.

Mr. Mumbert graduated from a one-room school house in Fort Seybert and then graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, in 1953 with a B.A. degree in education.

During his time in the US Army, he served as a military policeman. While in the Army, he married Maria R. Urioste in 1956. After an honorable discharge, he taught at a public middle school in Prince George’s County and then joined the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Mr. Mumbert then joined the US Secret Service, working with the White House until 1962. He continued his education while working with the Secret Service, obtaining a master’s degree in education from the George Washington University in 1963. He worked for the Department of the Navy for the next 20 plus years.

Throughout his adult life, Mr. Mumbert enjoyed hunting in his hometown of Fort Seybert and enjoyed gardening.

He loved his family and enjoyed family gatherings and playing with his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed going to yard sales, auctions and transporting and working with the local Amish communities. He was active in various roles/positions supporting Grace Baptist Church in Bryans Road, MD.

Mr. Mumbert along with his wife, Maria R. Mumbert, were foundational members of the Washington Brethren Church in Washington D.C.

His wife, Maria R. (Urioste) Mumbert of Bryans Road, MD, survives.

Also surviving are a sister, Helen T. Anderson of Florida; a daughter, Shelley E. Norris of Bryans Road, MD; a son, Donald L. Mumbert, and daughter-in-law, Karen E. Mumbert of Brussels, Belguim; grandchildren, Samuel T. And Leah R. Norris of Bryans Road, MD, David N. Mumbert of Southampton, England, Rachel N. Mumbert of Greenbelt, MD, and Daniel R. And Hannah E. Mumert of Brussels, Belgium.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Roland, Fred and Chester Mumbert; and a son-in-law, Reggie Norris.

A Memorial service and burial took place Tuesday at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Metro DC Chapter, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 312, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home, 4270 Hawthorne Rd., Indian Head, MD 20640.

Virginia Kisamore

Virginia Darlene (Mitchell) Kisamore, 82, of Seneca Rocks died on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Charlotte and Sonny Iman of Petersburg.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1928, in Moyers and was a daughter of the late Oliver B. Mitchell and Ida Mae (Rexrode) Mitchell.

Mrs. Kisamore was employed by Edinburg Manufacturing, Joan Curtis and Windsor Knit Sewing Factory in Petersburg and the Senior Community Senior Employee Program at the Seneca Rocks Visitors Center for Several years. She was Protestant by faith.

She was the last member of her immediate family.

Her husband of 63 years, Jearl James Kisamore, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jearl Junior Kisamore and wife, Regenia of Burlington, and Daniel Lee Kisamore and wife, Sheila of Arthur; four daughters, Linda L. Varner and husband, Rick of Harrisonburg, VA, Donna D. Long of Cabins, Charlotte R. Iman and husband, Sonny, and Barbara E. Currence and husband, Jerry, all of Petersburg; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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