Carolyn M. Lineweaver Bussard

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.

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13 Condolences to Carolyn M. Lineweaver Bussard

  1. Debbie & Rodney Leatherman says:

    I am going to miss my special friend very, very much! We had Many great times together…We love you till we meet again in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers especially go to the family in this time of loss…Love to all of you!

  2. Eddie Litten says:

    I spent many great years in High School with Carolyn and even though I only got to see her at reunions, she has remained a lifelong friend that I will miss terribly. My prayers are with her family in this time of loss. I look forward to seeing Carolyn again when I reach those Heavenly gates.

  3. Christine Kibler Caston says:

    I remember Carolyn from school. She was always very friendly and had a smile on her face, May she rest in peace. I am sure she will be playing music for the angels in Heaven. My prayers go out to her family and friends until they meet again.

  4. Becky and Ralph Sine says:

    I will miss my “favorite cousin”. May you bring as much joy in Heaven as you have while here on Earth. Prayers to Tommy, Kelly, Jane and rest of family and friends.

  5. Larry & Skip Lushbaugh says:

    Dear Tommy & family:
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and the will to still enjoy beautiful music.
    With our love and prayers, Larry & Skip.

  6. Kevin & Crystal Hollingsworth says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Carolyn was a wonderful woman and favorite cousin. She will be terribly missed. Kevin & Crystal Hollingsworth & family

  7. Pete, Sheila & Amy Waters says:

    Dear Tommy and Family,
    On behalf of Leon and Ethel Knight’s family, we want to send our thoughts and a prayer that God will surround you
    with His comfort at this difficult hour. Carolyn was a very special person to our family. Leon always said she played
    the piano better than anyone he knew and Ethel always enjoyed wearing those purple beads that you two
    brought back to her from Hawaii. Someone once wrote, “The angels are always near to those who are grieving to
    whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God”. We know Carolyn is in a safe and happy place, and we
    pray that God continues to watch over those on earth who are left behind to share those tears. of separation…God be with you today and always…….love you, the family of Leon and Ethel Knight

  8. Tony Nally says:

    Dear Tom and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. I always enjoyed talking to both of you when you brought your vehicles in for service at Antrim Way Honda. I had left there a few years ago and haven’t seen either of you since. When I saw that Carolyn has passed in the paper I wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and will keep you in my prayers.
    Tony Nally

  9. Glenn Frye says:

    I just heard of Carolyn’s passing. It was always a treat to run into Carolyn and Jane when I was in Va. She was a very nice lady and will be missed.

  10. vickie maphis says:

    Dear Folks,
    I was so saddened to hear of Carolyn’s passing and my heart goes out to all of you!!! She and I touched base with each other several years ago. She was such a lovely, vibrant lady!! In this time of grief, please remember how wonderful it was for us to sit in either Casper or Gilbert’s kitchens laughing at the tall tales our fathers told about the turkeys that “got away”. Blessings to everyone!! Love, Vickie

  11. Anonymous says:

    Carolyn was like all her family – just wonderful and loved I’m thankful to have met her love Jeanne Crissy

  12. Ronnie and Joyce Blevins & family says:

    We are so sorry to learn of Carolyn’s passing. Our condolences and prayers to Kelly and Tom.

  13. Darlene Rinker Ange says:

    I am saddened by the news of Carolyn’s death. My prayers are with all of the family members. Carolyn and I had several classes together in our years at Central. She was always friendly to me.