Carolyn M. Lineweaver Bussard, 67 of Sharpsburg, Maryland passed away Friday September 12, 2014 at Fahrney Keedy Home and Village where she was a resident for eight days. A funeral service will be held Wednesday September 17th at 1:30 P.M. at Gravel Springs Lutheran Church. Pastors Sonya Williams-Giersch and Karen Valentine will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 to 8 P.M. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
Mrs. Bussard was born July 11, 1947 in Woodstock, Virginia daughter of the late Casper and Marie Heishman Lineweaver. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg and St. James Lutheran Church in Star Tannery. Mrs. Bussard began playing piano for St. James Lutheran Church at the age of 13 and served as a council member for many years. She was a member of Woodman of the World Lodge #1 of Hagerstown, Redmen Redfeather Council 59, and American Legion Post #236 Ladies Auxiliary of Sharpsburg, Maryland. She was a 1965 graduate of Central High School. Mrs. Bussard was an avid traveler and especially loved the islands. She loved playing music, particularly the piano and was self-taught on the guitar, so she could play along with her husband.
She is survived by her husband Thomas Bussard Sr.; A daughter Kelly Marie Renner-Shambles and husband Jeremy; Two step-sons Scott D. Bussard and Thomas W. Bussard Jr. and wife Karen; A sister Jane Lineweaver Hottle and husband Richard; A sister-in-law Pat Lineweaver; An aunt, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mrs. Bussard was preceded in death by a brother Kenneth D. Lineweaver Sr.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Burner, Darren Burner, Kenny Lineweaver Jr. Steve Utterback, Dwayne Culp, and Rocky Rudolph.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gravel Springs Lutheran Church Cemetery fund P.O. Box 116 Star Tannery, VA 22654.