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Barbara Ellen Vanorsdale
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Obituary for Barbara Ellen Vanorsdale

Barbara Ellen Vanorsdale, 78, of Norfolk, VA, passed away April 7, 2018.

Born in Martinsburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ellen Sterling and the widow of Theodore Roosevelt Vanorsdale, Jr. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the FRA #60. She loved her dogs, working in her yard and her flowers in her garden.

Left to cherish her memory: two children, Steve Vanorsdale and wife, Stefanie, and Robin Thelen; eight grandchildren, Billy and Joy, Barbie, Josh, Adam and Sandy, Courtney and Ryan, Mandy, Eric, and Stevie; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Junior; three sisters, Betty, Donna, and Ernestine; her furry babies, Molly and Bella; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family members.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018, in the funeral home chapel. Following the services here, she will be transported to Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, WV for service and burial. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel

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Norfolk, VA 23518





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8464 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518


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