Dorothy Coffman Seal Clem came to the end of her life’s journey on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Winchester Medical Center. She began her journey in a farmhouse in Hamburg in Shenandoah County, Virginia. She was born to Beulah and William A. Coffman. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Arlene Frye, and brothers, Everett and Winifred Coffman. She is survived by her sister, Alice Elm, and her brother William A. (Lois) Coffman of Woodstock.
Dorothy had two happy marriages. She was married to Garland O. Seal for thirty-six years until his death in 1981. They had three daughters that survive her, all of Woodstock: Diana Vann and husband, Roger Weeks; Gloria Dellinger and friend Carroll Estep; and Tracy Schaff and husband, Phillip. She is survived by thirteen grandchildren: Wendy Vann of Alexandria, Aaron Vann of Woodstock, Kevin (Julie) Dellinger of Woodstock, Kim (Annette) Dellinger of Strasburg, Keith (Kay) Dellinger of Jerome, Kerri (Roy) Armentrout of Edinburg, Candie (Shane) Erickson of Woodstock, Amanda (Jonathan) McCaffrey of Edinburg, Catherine Plaugher of Woodstock, Corrissa (David) Moore of Woodstock, Robert Plaugher of Woodstock, Rebecca Price of Culpepper, and Karen (Robby) Parsons of Front Royal. She is survived by twenty-four great-grandchildren and two great-great -grandchildren.
She was married to Lawrence Clem for thirteen years until his death in 1996. She is also survived by her stepdaughters, Carole Wood of Springfield and Gayle Blair of Woodbridge, and her stepson, Wayne Clem of Woodstock, and their families.
Dorothy was energetic, active and independent until her death. She was dedicated to God, family, friends and others in need. She babysat for eighteen years and volunteered at Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital, the Woodstock Moose, and the Red Cross Blood Mobile. Some years she volunteered seven days a week. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, the local AARP chapter, the Woodstock Moose and the “Breakfast Crowd” at Ben Franklin’s.
Family night will be Monday, January 13, from 7:00-8:00 pm at Dellinger’s Funeral Home in Woodstock. Graveside services will be held by pastor, Bob Jones at Sunset View Memorial Gardens at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shenandoah County Free Clinic, PO Box 759, Woodstock.