Virginia Mae Cooley Shrum, 86 of Maurertown passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Greenfield of Woodstock. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverend Richard Craver and Reverend Freddie Helsley will officiate. Burial will follow at the St. Luke Cemetery in St. Luke.
Mrs. Shrum was born October 17, 1928 in Woodstock. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Edna Fogle Cooley. Mrs. Shrum was a 1946 graduate of Woodstock High School and then went into Nursing School. She was a member of the Narrow Passage Chapter of DAR. She was the Corporate Secretary for Hottel-Keller Memorial Inc., also the Director of the Hottel-Keller Museum and Director and Secretary of Hottel-Keller Association. She retired after 40 years at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital as a Nurse. She was a member of the St. Luke Brethren Church. She organized and directed the Junior Youth Choir for 7 years and taught Sunday school for 50 Years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Lee Shrum; a sister, Jane Sibert and a brother, Tom Cooley.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Linda Lee Clark and husband Wayne of Woodstock and Margaret Ann “Peggy” Safranek and husband Albert of Edinburg; a sister, Mildred Wakeman; a brother, Don Cooley; 4 grandchildren, Timothy Clark, Amanda Hoffman, Adam Safranek, and Angela Christensen; 7 great grandchildren, Dot Smoot who was loved and thought of as a daughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Wakeman, Jeff Wakeman, Michael Cooley, Don Cooley Jr., Joe Sibert, and Keith Cooley.
The family will receive friends from 7-8 Monday, January 19 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Luke Brethren Church Building Fund 3250 Back Road, Woodstock, Virginia 22664, Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221 Woodstock, Virginia 22664 or Blue Ridge Hospice 333 W. Cork St. Winchester, Virginia 22601.