Mary Isabel Whetzel

Mary Isabel Whetzel, 94, of New Market, peacefully passed from this earth on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

She was born May 22, 1921 in Fort Valley, daughter of the late Claude McKinley Cave and Hattie Bell Dinges Cave Phillips.

She had worked at New Market Aileen, Inc. for 29 years prior to her retirement.

Mrs. Whetzel was a member of Front Royal Church of the Brethren and when health permitted attended Valley Central Church in New Market.

She was married March 10, 1942 to Charles Alden Whetzel who preceded her in death March 4, 1994.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Diann Whetzel; sisters, Louise and “Teetie” Elva Mae; and a special sister Gladys.

She is survived by three sons, Claude “Joe” Whetzel and wife Linda,  Pastor Bobby W. Whetzel and wife Pastor Diann, Alden “Augie” Whetzel and wife Marie; grandchildren, Bryan and wife Leslie, Sherrie and husband Michael, Laurie and husband Frank, Brett and wife Tammy, Amanda, Amber, Megan, and Jeffrey; great grandchildren Kyle, Alicia, Rowen, Elie, Kainen, Hunter, Kristen, Nathaniel, Maddie, Lily, and Alana; great great grandchildren, Aldon, Jade, and Sariah. Also surviving is a special care giver Tammy Jenkins.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 pm at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with the Pastor Hardy Lutz and Pastor Diann Whetzel officiating. Burial will follow at Massanutten Cemetery in Woodstock.

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and Ronnie Markley.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


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  1. Gary and Jerry Ann Stinson says:

    Isabel was a wonderful and beautiful woman. She always had a smile and kind word for all. She was a special friend to my sister, Gail Burke and a loving and devoted grandmother to hers/and our granddaughter Amanda Whetzel, Rowan and Kainen (great grandsons). She will be greatly missed by all that were lucky to have known her.