Ava Andes Lam Tusing, 100, formerly of Edinburg and a resident of Greenfield in Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock. The funeral service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg. Pastor Mark Bowyer and Pastor Katie Gosswein will officiate the funeral. Interment will be held on Sunday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke United Church of Christ Cemetery at County Line in Timberville, Virginia.
Mrs. Tusing was born December 1, 1914 in Rockingham County, daughter of the late Emanuel D. Andes and Bernice Kesner Andes. She retired from Aileen in Edinburg and later attended Triplett Technical School where she received her CNA license. She worked as a CNA at Skyline Terrace Nursing Home in Woodstock and as a private duty nurse where she was able to fulfill her lifelong passion of caring for others. She was a member of Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a woman devoted to her faith and a loving mother and grandmother. She was avid gardener, passionate about music, and an excellent cook.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, C.W. (John) Lam Sr. and her second husband, Arthur B. Tusing Sr.
She is survived by her children, Betty Wolfe of Woodstock (Russell-Dec’d), Helen Ward of Harrisonburg (Robert-Dec’d), Elizabeth Smoot of Edinburg, Jean Copp (Jerry) of Woodstock, C.W. “Bill” Lam Jr. (Paula) of Edinburg, Sue Rosenberger (Tom) of Winchester, Arthur “Art” Tusing Jr. of Maurertown and Diane Tusing of Winchester; one sister, Helen Foltz of Edinburg; five grandsons, Ron, Bobby, John, Todd and Bret; seven granddaughters, Sherry, Tammy, Melissa, Lisa, Sarah, Amy and Lerin; 18 great grandchildren and two great-great grandsons. Two sisters, Martha Andes and Evelyn George, and seven brothers, Carson, Paul, Lawrence, John, Ivan, and Herman Andes preceded her in death.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Ron Wolfe, Bobby Ward, John Lam, Todd Lam, Bret Tusing, and Melissa Copp Foltz.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 9, 2015, from 7-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren, 668 Wakemans Grove Road in Edinburg, VA 22824, Mt. Olivet Church Cemetery Fund, 8574 Orchard Drive in Timberville, VA 22853, or St. Luke’s United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, 107 Short Lane in Timberville, VA 22853.