Joanne Carol (Arbogast) Vance

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Joanne Carol Vance, 80, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, December 2, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Joanne was born in Riverton, VA, a daughter of the late Russell Howard and Gladys Virginia Rexrode Arbogast.

Joanne grew up in Toms Brook, VA and attended Toms Brook High School.

She worked for the Aileen, Inc. sewing plant in Strasburg, VA and in 1974 opened Smiley's Restaurant in Strasburg and operated it until its closing in December of 1999 when she decided she would retire and spend her time taking care of her father with the time he had left.

Joanne married Delmar Lee Vance March 17, 1955 and was happily married for 62 years.

She was a member of the Toms Brook United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Choir. Joanne was also a member of the St. Stephens Community Choir for many years.

Joanne was a loving daughter, wife and mother who enjoyed taking care of her family. She enjoyed crocheting memories for all of her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Junior, Donnie, Pete and Buddy Arbogast.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Delmar L. Vance of Maurertown, VA; her sister, Brenda G. Murphy (Barry) of Charleston, VA; her daughters, Sherry L. Baughman of Fargo, ND, Barbara J. Dellinger (Dave) of Mt. Jackson, VA, Darlene C. Berndt (Marty) of Maurertown, VA, Donna S. Vance of Woodstock, VA and Debra Morris (Kris) of Middletown, VA; her sons, Dale A. Vance of Maurertown, VA, Tracey S. Vance (Sherry) of Maurertown, VA and Stacey S. Vance (betrothed Laura Savinsky of Woodstock) of Front Royal, VA; and her four legged companion, Cricket.

Joanne has 40 grandchildren, 60 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22657 or Toms Brook United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 99, Toms Brook, VA 22660.

Joanne requested that there be no services for her. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Joanne Vance.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Dec. 5, 2017