June 9, 1932 - Monday, February 24, 2020 Wanda B. McCormick, wife of Kermit W. McCormick, formerly of Waynesboro, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020, at Envoy of Staunton, Va. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Glovier Memorial United Methodist Church, 688 Highland Ave., Waynesboro, with Karen Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com Reynolds Hamrick 618 W. Main St.
Lily Kristianna (Olsen) Tichenor Lily Kristianna (Olsen) Tichenor of Waynesboro, passed away on Valentine's Day 2020, at Augusta Health in Fishersville, at the age of 100 and 6 months. Lily was born at home in Bellingham, Washington, on August 3, 1919, to Emil S. and Selma O. Olsen, a Norwegian and a first-generation Swedish American, respectively. The home was built by her father at the rural edge of town and included a new vegetable garden every year. She married Robert Lauren Tichenor on October 23, 1943, in Rochester, New York. She graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Then she attended the Dietetics Internship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to become a registered dietician. Her first job was in Rochester, N.Y., where she set up and ran a company cafeteria during the war. This cafeteria was not supposed to make money, but in her 90's she confessed that it did. She was so careful with the expenses from her experience growing up during the depression that, even on a very small budget, it was still making money. When her husband was transferred to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, she left her job and became the chief dietician for her growing family. She later put her career training to work in creative home cooking where she made whole wheat bread and yogurt in the 1960s, well ahead of the "health food" movement. The family moved to Waynesboro in 1950. Lily held officer positions in the League of Women Voters and participated in doing research and making presentations to the City Planning Commission. She marched in Washington for the Equal Rights Amendment and worked for the original Dupont Credit Union as a volunteer and for a short time as a part-time employee. When she was about 50, she started a one-person company, Data Abstracts, which did title searches and appraisals in the counties in and around Waynesboro for mortgage companies across the nation. She self-retired at age 84. By that time, she knew most of the backroads in the three adjacent counties. She mentored many young women in the area doing similar work as Legal Assistants. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and participated in the AAUW, and the Democratic Party. Her family doesn't remember her ever receiving any awards or citations, but once you met her you didn't forget her and we are now hearing phrases like "determined', "strong", "a force of nature", and "tough as nails" to describe her. Lily was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Robert Lauren Tichenor; son, David J. Tichenor; four sisters and two brothers. Lily is survived by three children, John P. Tichenor, Anne C.T. Bandy, and Nancy E. Tichenor; three grandchildren, Ryan A. Bandy, Justin V. Bandy and Monica K. Bandy; one sister, Solveig O. Apt; and multiple nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Burial will be private. The family invites anyone who knew Lily to come to the funeral and then share memories at a reception/luncheon/ celebration of life afterwards. There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Waynesboro Public Library or other organizations of your choice. The family of Lily Tichenor wishes to extend our sincere thanks to many, many caregivers; the members of the Waynesboro First Aid Crew, especially the female members who were so strong; and one persistent physical therapist, Ugo Solomon, who all helped her reach 100 years of age which has been a goal of hers for the last 10 years, and perhaps longer. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.
Nancy Lee Potter Dull, 87, a resident of the Legacy of North Augusta, Staunton, Va., went home to be with the Lord on the evening of Sunday, February 23, 2020. Mrs. Dull was proud of being a lifelong resident of Staunton, born and bred. The only daughter of Allen LeRoy Potter and Charlotte Wilson Potter, she was born on October 3, 1932. Mrs. Dull was a graduate of Lee High School and the former Dunsmore Business School. She then worked as a legal secretary for the law firm Timberlake, Smith, Thomas and Moses for 20 years, before serving another 20 years as secretary for the United States Postal Service in Staunton. In addition to her full-time positions, Mrs. Dull's love of flowers and gardening often found her behind the scenes working part-time for florists during their busy seasons, as well. Having lived in Staunton all her life, Mrs. Dull had been an active member of various churches through the years: Second Presbyterian Church, Covenant Community Church, and Community Fellowship Church where her gifts and talents in singing, flower arrangement and hospitality were readily shared. She was known for her bright smile, warm laugh and kind and friendly demeanor, which readily endeared her to all she met. Mrs. Dull was an avid fan and supporter of UVA basketball, and often joined friends in the bleachers to cheer her Cavaliers on. She was part of a Bridge Club for over 20 years, enjoyed outings with friends, playing cards, and was also very gifted in gardening, needlework and knitting. Mrs. Dull was preceded in death by her parents and her devoted husband of 53 years, Frank A. Dull Jr. She is survived by her cousins, Reba B. Hahn, Terry and Linda (Hahn) Smith of Verona, Va., Walter and Anne Sampson of Richmond, Va., Eddie and Denise (Sampson) Morris of Waynesboro, Va., Norbik and Delores (Sampson) Karamian of Quantico, Md., Keith and Jennifer Sampson of Harrisonburg, Va., and Sandra Hicks of Charlotte, N.C. and their respective families. She is also survived by her nieces, Deborah Dull Walker of Houston, Texas, Jeri Dull Adams of Fayetteville, N.C., and Toni Dull Snyder of Harrisonburg. Mrs. Dull is also survived by her dear and special friends in life who, through loyal friendship and Christian service, attended her with support and loving kindness during her prolonged illness, Winfield and Billie Jean Daniel, Richard and Phyllis Bolton, David and Nancy Shockey, Joan and Bill Renton, Clay and Teresa Sterrett, Rana O'Brien, Ginny Lowe, Marge Gianniny, Christine Knopp, daughter in Christ, Zoe A. Fearon of Arlington, Va., and granddaughter in Christ, Sarah Fearon Yu and husband Victor. The family will receive friends at Henry Funeral Home on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 1 p.m., with funeral service conducted at the Henry Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m., Pastor Clay Sterrett presiding. Burial will follow at Thornrose Cemetery. (Sign Language interpreter, provided). Memorial gifts may be made to Community Fellowship Church, 19 S. Market Street, Staunton, VA 24401, or the Augusta Regional SPCA, 33 Archery Lane, Staunton, VA 24401.