Ruth “Susy” Virginia Dellinger

Ruth “Susy” Virginia Dellinger, 59, of Woodstock, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Winchester Medical Center.  A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, March 9 from 2-5 p.m. at the Woodstock Moose Lodge.  Starting at 3:00 p.m. there will be a time to share stories and memories to celebrate the life of “Susy”.  Family and friends may call at the Dellinger home.

Susy was born November 23, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of the late Curtis and Ruth Whetzel.  She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Wade B. Dellinger; two daughters, Rayna Cooper and husband Jason of Woodstock and Betty Dellinger of Woodstock; sister, Barbara Richman of Baltimore, MD; brother, Richard Richman and wife Margaret of NC; grandchildren, Brianna and Hanna Cooper, Madison, Joseph and Madelyn Dellinger; father-in-law, Burgess Dellinger; sister-in-law, Dawn Lindhurst and nephews, Tyler, Chris and Greg Richman and Roland and Devin Lindhurst.

She was preceded in death by brother, David (Gary) Richman and mother-in-law, Dickie Dellinger.

Susy was a loving and caring mother and her grandchildren were a very special part of her life.  She loved traveling with her family and friends.  She enjoyed motorcycle trips with friends, including riding across the country and to Alaska.  Susy was an avid scenic and wildlife photographer and loved the outdoors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Linda Thompson for “A Special Needs Childrens Christmas Party” at 1104 Hoover Road, Woodstock, VA or to the charity of your choice.

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19 Condolences to Ruth “Susy” Virginia Dellinger

  1. April Hamman Baker says:

    Wade and family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss, Susy was such a kind fun person and we no she will be deeply missed by all. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers !!!!!
    Philip,April,Cole & Brady Baker

  2. Susan and Janeen Zirkle says:

    Wade and Family–So sorry about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Susan, Janeen, and Meredith Zirkle

  3. ann dtalbird says:

    Didn’t know Susy personally…but I know a lot of people who did and sounds like she was a great person and am sure all of her great friends will keep her memory alive. Sorry for your loss. Mark & Ann Stalbird

  4. Leighann Crossley says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, She was such a wonderful person!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! I love you each dearly!!!
    Love, Steve, Leighann, Tristan and Leland Crossley

  5. Kevin & Anita Foltz says:

    Wade and family, I was in shock when I heard. I still find it hard to believe that this has happened. Susy was such a strong and outgoing person. It was always a treat to see you two. You were like salt and pepper, you don’t see one without the other and they go together so well. She was so involved with the grand kids too. We’re praying for peace and comfort in these painful times. I still have that picture of us at “Rolling Thunder”.

    Love and prayers, Kevin and Needie Foltz

  6. Julie Carter says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I was a tenant for 3 years and always admired Ruth’s energy, focus, joy, and love for her grandchildren. I am praying for her family and friends. I hope that warm memories keep Ruth in your heart and trust that she is watching from above.

  7. Ellen Gochenour Franklin and Husband Charlie, Marvene Gochenour, & Larry Gochenour says:

    Wade, Sorry to hear of your loss praying for you and your family at this very difficult time. May God give you strength in the days ahead.
    Love and prayers,
    Ellen, Charlie Franklin
    Marvene Gochenour
    Larry Gochenour

  8. Susan Payne & Steve Clifton says:

    Wade….we are so sorry to here of your loss. Susy was an awesome person and will be missed very much. Sitting with her this last fall to watch my son play Football and your granddaughter cheer for the team will be somethg we treasure.
    prayers to you and the family at this very difficult time.
    Susan & Steve

  9. Mary and John Makely says:

    John and I are so very sorry for the loss of Susy. I’ll always think of you and the girls and feel the saddest for the loss of a wonderful person. I’ll remember the fun she had and the stories of her “river trips”. Love and comfort to you and your family.

  10. Cameron and Jean Copp says:

    Wade we are so sorry to hear about Susy, as alot of your friends and family it’s hard to realize the shock over the last few weeks. You, the girls and family are in our thoughts and prayers. You and Susy shared a very exciting life together and enjoyed the friendship you had sharing it with others. You will have the brighest star looking down and watching over you. Cameron & Jean Copp

  11. Cindy Tuttle Sumner says:

    Dear Wade and Family: I have many good memories of Susy. One that makes me smile is the time that we were at Lake Louisa. Dawn, Jeff and I went to your house there and ask Susy if we could use your water to fill up some water balloons for the July 4th Kids Games. She not only said yes, but helped us do it and we could have been successful without her. She was got a kick out of the whole thing and was cheerfully laughing while we filled up those balloons. What a sweet lady she was. I really miss her. Lots of love, Cindy

  12. Bill Horne says:

    Wade, I am in shock with the news. My prayers are with you and family. Suzy was a wonderful person and will be missed by all. I think often of the good times we had on the fishing trail. We are all suffering with your loss.

  13. Jeff Bowers says:

    Sorry to hear about this news Wade. If you need anything please let me know.

  14. Mildred Walker says:

    Sorry for your lose, and ours also. A dear friend of Cassy and her family.

    Mildred Walker

  15. Dave and Terry Crowl says:

    Wade and family: We want to give you our condolences. Suzy was such a generous person ands we know she will be missed. You both were so good to Tim and Shaun and good for them We pray that God is with you.

  16. Bob Wagner says:

    Wade and Family
    Sorry for your loss.

  17. Gordon Allen says:

    Dear Wade, Ranay, Betty, and Burgess,
    I just read the obituary today Monday and felt so badly that you have all lost your loved one so–so suddenly at such a young age! I kiddingly called her “Susy Ruth”, a couple of times until I got used to her having the two names. She just laughed and really did understand my dilemma. As I worked occasionally with her at Ace over a period of nine years, I must say she always had a very nice way about her helpfulness with clients and me. One day I was at the computer and was green at it then, and she showed me a little short-cut and it helped me to apply that type of thing years later, and I would think of her (and my ignorance). She was a very fast word processor and hard worker. I never saw her grow grass under her feet as she worked hard. She smiled and enjoyed her lifestyle. Having lost my mother at a very young age (she was 39 and I was 17), I realized loving one another with God’s grace and living a life pleasing to God is our best hope in the eternal world of the hereafter. This teaches us we should all remember to live each day as though it could be our last, and please our Savior who died for us all so that we could follow His commandments in loving our neighbor as ourselves. Let us do it to our best with our God-given health and strength. May God’s grace be received deeply in all yours and mine in this grievous time of loss. May you be blessed in knowing others really care.

    Sincerely your friend,

    Gordon Allen

  18. Fay M. Wymer says:

    Wade and Family–
    I am so sorry for your loss…know that your faith will keep you strong and your friends will help you. You now have another angel watching over all of you! God bless…

  19. John and Tsuneko McCaleb says:

    Wade, we were both so sorry to hear of your heart-rending loss. Please accept our most sincere condolences, sent especially to you but meant to encompass all your family as well.

    John and Tsuneko McCaleb