Margaret Chapman Sholtes, 90, passed away on Thursday, January 28 while residing in Virginia.
Mrs. Sholtes was born in Roanoke, VA on December 31, 1925, she was the daughter of Frank and Harriet Chapman and spent her childhood years in Woodstock, VA. She was preceded in death by her sister, Annie Lee and brother, Clifton Boyd.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Sholtes; three sons, Stephen Sholtes of Bangkok, Thailand, Frank Sholtes and wife Anita of Port Orange, FL, David Sholtes and wife Sue of Mooresburg, TN, and one daughter, Lolly S. Miller and husband Dennis of Harrisonburg, VA. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Ashley S. Hearn, Scott Sholtes, Heidi M. Padon, Wendy Miller, Rebecca S. Polisuk and Kaycee S. Kalpin.
She attended Brenau College and later earned degrees from Madison College and Pennsylvania State University. She taught in the public schools of Virginia and New Mexico, as well as Henry Ford Hospital, Salem College and the College of William and Mary.
She was a member of Delta Psi Kappa honorary and Alpha Gamma sorority. While living in Gainesville, FL she was a member of First United Methodist Church, Shands Hospital Auxiliary and served on the Gainesville Recreation Department Advisory Board for many years.
Better known as “Chappie”, you could always count on her willingness to help others with her kind and caring personality. She was a devoted mother, genuine friend to many of various ages and always looking out for the needs of those less fortunate.
A graveside service will be held Monday, February 1, at 2:00 p.m. at Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UF Foundation PK Yonge Fund #681, P.O. Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604 or Woodstock United Methodist Church, 156 South Muhlenberg St., Woodstock, VA 22664.