Sharon Rebecca Ritenour Stevens 63, of Lexington, Virginia passed away August 9, 2013 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held Thursday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverend George Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow in Detrick Cemetery in Fort Valley.
She was born in Winchester, Virginia March 24, 1950 to Eva Boyer Ritenour and Claude Ritenour, Sr. and was a life long member of Trinity Brethren Church.
After graduation from Drewey Mason High School in Martinsville Virginia, Sharon attended and obtained a BS degree from Bridgewater College and then taught High School classes in Blackstone, for two years. She then obtained a Masters degree in History from James Madison University.
After graduation from JMU, she worked for the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia and retired August 2012 as Assistant Editor, after 34 years of service. During her career she received many awards associated with Documentary Editing and was presented The Life Service Award by The Association for Documentary Editing in 2011.
Sharon is survived by her parents Claude and Eva Ritenour of Fort Valley, Virginia, her brother Eddie Ritenour and wife Linda of Wilkesboro, NC., her nephew David Ritenour and wife Renae, of North Wilkesboro, NC., her niece Beth Koontz and husband Keith, of Millers Creek, NC., one great nephew and two great nieces.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to The American Lung Association National Headquarters
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004