Elsie Stickley

Elsie Hook Stickley

Saturday, October 6th, 1945 - Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Elsie Hook Stickley, 75, of Winchester, VA, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 8, 2020. She passed at the Winchester Medical Center, surrounded by her husband and three daughters.

A native of Winchester, Elsie was the daughter of the late Lester Bruce Hook and Lillie Mae Burchell Hook on October 6, 1945. After graduating from James Wood High School in 1964, she then attended James Madison College completing a degree in education in 1968. She then went on to a full and dedicated 31year career as a middle school teacher in Shenandoah County, VA. Elsie was passionate about teaching her students and was never without a book in hand. It was only fitting that her retirement included a part time job working at the circulation desk of the Handley Regional Library. An educator at heart, she was a member of the Shenandoah County Retired Teacher Association and maintained her friendships through Tuesday morning breakfasts with her closest fellow teachers.

Elsie was a longtime member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, where she served on numerous committees and helped teach the adult Sunday School class. Through the years she enjoyed duckpin bowling, softball, traveling, reading, crossword puzzles and hosting large family gatherings.

Elsie married Gerald W. Stickley on December 31, 1970 in Winchester. Her pride and joy were their three daughters and families. Elsie particularly loved to spoil her grandchildren with sweets, treats, and surprises. She never showed up without her sunglasses and a diet coke and was always willing to garden, work in the yard, and even mow the grass.

Along with her husband, Gerald, she is survived by her three daughters, Stacey Stickley (Mark Roy) of Frederick County, Aimee M. Hoffmann (Mark) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and Jennifer S. Newlin (Chris) of Midlothian, VA; four sisters, Judy L. Kretzer of Williamsport, MD, Joan A. Schmidt of Winchester, VA, Virginia R. Null of Berryville, VA, and Sheila E. Verts of Winchester; a brother, Lester B Hook, Jr. of Gore, VA, and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, James F. Hook, of Winchester.

We will miss her quiet spirit and quick wit.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 11th from 6pm to 8pm at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester.

An outdoor funeral service (with rain accommodations) will be held on Monday, October 12th at 2pm at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathleen Haynes and Rev. Victor Gomez officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to CCAP, 112 S. Kent Street, Winchester, VA 22601, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, 1802 Roberts Street, Winchester, VA 22601 or the Adult Care Center of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, 411 N. Cameron Street, Winchester, VA 22601.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Jones Funeral Home - Winchester
    228 S. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    WINCHESTER, VA 22601
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  • Funeral

    Monday, October 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Monday, October 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    Mount Olive United Methodist Church
    327 Mt Olive Road
    WINCHESTER, VA 22603
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    Rev Kathleen Haynes
    Rev Victor Gomez
  • Interment

    Monday, October 12th, 2020 |
    Monday, October 12th, 2020
    Mount Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery
    327 Mount Olive Road
    Hayfield, VA 22603
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Pat Ritchie

Posted at 03:06pm
To the Stickley family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Elsie. I worked with her at the library. She was a pleasure to be around to work with. She was courteous to the library customers and always interested in their stories. She will be missed.

Steve Ackerman

Posted at 05:31pm
Jerry and Family - With Deepest Sympathy During This Most Difficult Time - Steve Ackerman

Mary Ann Pullen

Posted at 02:49pm
Jerry and Family, My sincere sympathies go out to you and your girls on the passing of Elsie.
Mary Ann Pullen

Kyrie Magee

Posted at 07:26am
My deepest sympathies to Jennifer and the entire family. If Jennifer is any reflection on her mother, Mrs Stickley was a shining example of a life well lived and shared her gifts in abundance with her daughters.

D. Chad Wines

Posted at 02:39pm
I wanted to write and express my deepest sympathies to the Stickley Family in the loss of their mother and wife. To Mr. Stickley and Girls ~I got to meet your mom when I had the opportunity to coach you in softball at JW High School. Your mother and father were always supportive and postitive and your greatest fans and I have no doubt that your successes are from the great foundations of love, respect, and humanity that your mother instilled in you! Although your mother will be missed physically your memories of her will be with you forever! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
D. Chad Wines

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