Courtney Elizabeth Kube

July 22, 1977December 24, 2018
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Courtney Elizabeth Kube, of Culpeper, VA, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, December 24, 2018 at the age of 41. She was born on July 22, 1977 in Charlottesville, VA. Courtney grew up in Culpeper, VA, attended Grymes Memorial School, and graduated from Culpeper High School. Growing up she was an avid swimmer and soccer player. She loved spending time outdoors and particularly at the beach. She was the most dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and teacher. She cherished every moment she spent with her son and grandson. She was one of the founding Lead Teachers of Culpeper’s Kid Central Early Head Start Program. For over 20 years she impacted the hearts and lives of countless children. She was caring, down to earth, fiercely loyal, and loving. Courtney’s impact reached the lives of many people. She will be greatly missed by us all.

She is survived by loved one Quania Norris, her son Kendrick Kube, grandson Karson, parents Peggy Ryan Shotwell, Roger and Becky Kube, her brothers Andrew, Ryan and his wife Ashley, Roger, Robert and Traci Kube, Chris and his wife Shaun Thomas, Lindsey and her husband Jonathan Wiles, Lawrence and his wife Frances Shotwell, and numerous nieces and nephews. Courtney was preceded in death by her parent Henry Shotwell, and grandparents Emily & Hugh Ryan and Arlene & Earl Kube.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to help support the Early Childhood Development Certificate Program in Courtney’s name. Contributions will be used to help support a local student who wants to pursue a higher education in the childhood development field. Please send donations to the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation. P.O. Box 1430, Locust Grove, VA 22508-1430.

A celebration of Courtney's life will be held Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Culpeper United Methodist Church, 1233 Oaklawn Drive, Culpeper, VA with Father Michael Gray officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service with a reception held in the fellowship hall of the church.

Fond memories of Courtney's life and condolences may be shared by visiting clore-english. The Kube family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • Early Childhood Development Certificate Program


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, December 30, 2018
  • Reception Following Service Sunday, December 30, 2018

Courtney Elizabeth Kube

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Donna Giordano

January 3, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to Courtney's family, friends, and co-workers (like me) who are still mourning the loss of this amazing woman. I met Courtney as a new sub working with her in EHS. She was so kind to me and I was awed by her love and care for not only "her kids" but every child and adult she came in contact with. I love the term "fiercely loyall" as a description of Courtney. Also big heart, down-to-earth, twinkle in her eye, funny, hard worker, and beautiful in and out. I'll miss seeing you at work, but I will carry you in my heart until we meet on t hat beautiful shore. God bless you and all that love you,

Edith Anderson

January 2, 2019

Peggy, Roger, and family, words can not begin to express my yearning to help with this pain. Please know my heart holds you tight with love and prayer while weathering this storm. Always Edith Anderson

Mary Early

December 31, 2018

Peggy, Roger, & family, We r so sorry to
hear of Courtney ‘s passing. Didn’t know her but have known u both for a long time. I remember when Courtney was born & Peggy & I were on the phone & she told me she had a daughter. Found out we shared a birthday & a middle name! We know all too well what u r going thru. May your memories of your precious daughter keep u going as ours have. Take care. Richard & Mary Early

Bren t Payne

December 31, 2018

Darrell and I were so sad to hear about Courtney! Courtney was alway friendly, smiling, and had a heart of gold. Her beautiful service was a tribute to the person she truly was. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with all of her family!

Brent and Darrell Payne

Anita Morris

December 30, 2018

I met Courtney through youth basketball when Kendrick and Trey were young. I’m not going to lie, she scared me at first. She was loud and clearly knew way more than the referees. I learned that she was never rooting against your kid she was only rooting for her own. Flash forward to travel basketball, it was the night of my son’s 17th birthday and we were away in Williamsburg for a tournament. It was late at night when I got the call that my father in law passed away tragically. I took the call in the hallway and Courtney was out there she knew right away that I needed help. She went to wake my dad up so he could help us tell my husband who was asleep and hadn’t yet learned of the terrible news. My husband took it very bad, he half ran half fell down the hotel stairs in disbelief. I was freaking out but Courtney said let him get it out let him grieve, when he sat down on the stairs she sat there with him and let him cry. Before then, We were only acquaintances but after we were family. I could not have gotten through that night or the coming days with out her. She came to my house to check on us and she brought the boys to the funeral to be there in support of my family. My husband and children have never forgotten that. I’m very sorry for the loss of your beloved Courtney. I’m not at all surprised that the celebration of life was standing room only. Rest easy Courtney. May God bring you all peace at this difficult time.

Tracey Jenkins

December 30, 2018

Peggy and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort during this time and more.
Tracey Jenkins

Andrea Chapman

December 29, 2018

I met Courtney my junior year in high school through her brother Robert,at a small gathering at the Kube home and remained friends for the past 25 years. Courtney was always the same kind and thoughtful friend since the first day i met her. I thank God that we were able to see one another right after Thanksgiving and at that time we shared pics of our grandbabies and caught up a little bit with each other. I will truly miss Courtney because everyone knows that her bright eyes and beautiful smile would greet you before her voice did and that'll always make me smile. My heartfelt condolences to the Kube family and i pray that God will see you through this difficult and unexpected time. My heart goes out to Courtney's close friends that i know...Shelton,Kelly,Paula and many more. God bless you all!

Jenny Jenkins

December 29, 2018

Sending my love and prayers to Courtney’s family, friends and loved ones. We went to school and graduated together, although we weren’t close we were in the same circles of friends. I know many people who were close to her and loved her and my heart aches for everyone. I can tell she was an awesome mother and grandmother. Prayers that you all find peace and keep her memory alive.
Much Love
Jenny Jenkins

Mary Rowland

December 29, 2018

I have so many fond memories of Courtney thru the years, from high school to working together. I will cherish those memories forever. She was an amazing person that could get along with anyone. She will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Sarah Banks

December 28, 2018

one day I had no ride through town so I was walking, I was very heavyset so I was tired. She stopped and offered me a ride n I never forgot that. She didn't know me at all. We talked and she said I would want someone to pick me up if I was walking. Her kindness was shown to me then. She had the green Honda n I never ever forgot her. That was more than 10 yrs ago. Rest on God's precious angel. My deepest condolences n heartfelt sympathy to her family and all she touched.