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By Staff | Jan 20, 2012

Ronald W. Kidrick, 62, of Shepherdstown, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at his home.

Born Mar. 31, 1949 in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Edgar Lee and Emma Bernice (Dozier) Kidrick.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah M. (Monroe) Kidrick, a son, Ronald L. Kidrick and a sister Norma Grace Grantham.

He is survived by a son, Phillip L. Kidrick, and his wife Amy; brothers, Edgar Kidrick, Jr., Charles Nelson Kidrick, and Rudolph Brown; two sisters, Patricia Kidrick and Carianne Mosby; seven grandchildren, Phillip L. Kidrick, Jr., Taylor Cook, Emily Cook, Anaya Kidrick, Kay Lee Shipley, Trejan Kidrick, and Aiden Kidrick; and three great-grandchildren, Tayveon Kidrick, Jayden Kidrick and Anessa Kidrick.

He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends will be received Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Shepherdstown with Rev. Rudolph Bropleh officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at the website www.rosedalefuneral.com


By Staff | Jan 20, 2012

Grace Leonard Henderson, 85, of Winchester, Va., died peacefully at home on Jan. 16, 2012.

Mrs. Henderson was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Bristol, Va. She was the daughter of the late Charles G. Leonard Sr. and Rachel Vernon Leonard.

She married the late Dr. Earl E. Henderson Jr., on April 30, 1945, in Johnson City, Tenn.

Mrs. Henderson was the office manager for West Virginia University Graduate Center in Shepherdstown.

She is survived by two daughters, Gretchen Leah Boyer and her husband, Bill Boyer, of Glengary and Elizabeth V. Fortney, of Florence, Ky.; her sister, Nancy J. Eberle and her husband, Ken, of Avon Park, Fla.; her brother, Charles G. Leonard Jr., of Avon Park; and her sister-in-law, Minerva Henderson Gonzales. Her sister, Edith V. Rice, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the home of Leah and Bill Boyer, 327 Carmel Road, Hedgesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601, or the family would appreciate a small houseplant that can be enjoyed in Grace’s memory for years to come.


By Staff | Jan 20, 2012

Keith S. Snyder, 59, of Shepherdstown, passed from this life on Monday morning, Jan. 16, 2012, at City Hospital in Martinsburg.

Born Jan. 6, 1953, in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late George W. Snyder and Margaret I. (Jacobs) Shipley.

Keith worked for Southern States/W.H. Knodes Sons in Shepherdstown, for the past 25 years.

Keith is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Dawn (Stevens) Snyder; a son, Keith Snyder Jr of Shepherdstown; four sisters, Nancy James, Ruth Shipley, Connie Noll, all of Martinsburg and Bonnie Frailey, of Hagerstown, Md.; and two brothers, Bernard and Gary Snyder, both of Martinsburg.

In addition to his parents, Keith was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Lynn Snyder; one sister, Rachel Snyder; and three brothers, John, Kenneth and Paul Snyder.

A funeral ceremony was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. Brian Persinger officiated. Final resting place ceremonies followed at Manor Cemetery in Tilghmanton, Md.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneral Home.com.