Kathy Vollmer Hulvey
April 21, 1956 – May 28, 2018
Kathy Vollmer Hulvey, 62, of Harrisonburg, VA passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at her residence. She was born April 21, 1956 in Baltimore, MD to the late Dr. Fred and Marge Vollmer.
Kathy was employed as an MSR at the Dayton office of Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-Op, where working with and helping others brought her great joy. She cherished her SVEC family; and their prayers, love, support and generosity blessed her immensely. She worked previously at The Boys and Girls Club in Harrisonburg, heading the program at Pleasant Valley Elementary, and was the Assistant Director of the Brown Memorial Childcare Program in McGaheysville. Many may remember her welcoming smile from her days at Sky Yogurt.
She was a member of the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, where she was a true worshiper, singing with hands raised and praising Jesus. She loved her church which fosters a relationship with Jesus over religion, preaches the Bible as it was written, without compromise, and values holiness, sanctification and the blood of Jesus.
Kathy loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She valued hard work, and particularly considered it her joyful service to lend a hand cleaning or landscaping. Kathy enjoyed the outdoors, photography, watching baseball and playing tennis. With Doug, she loved collecting heart-shaped shells and rocks and ministering to others in need by giving out olive wood crosses. The simple gift of her company and good conversation will be missed by many.
On December 20, 2007, she married Doug Hulvey. Their ten years of marriage were filled with joy, and their love for each other was surpassed only by their love for Jesus. Their joint family consists of Jay Sullenger (Erin) of La Mirada, CA; Ben Sullenger (Brianne) of Madison Heights, VA; Kelly Sullenger of Harrisonburg; Carolina Kornegay (Craig) of Winter Park, CO; and Wind Kornegay (Mercy) of Iwakuni, Japan. She was richly blessed with the wonderful grandchildren: Eli, Hannah, Reagan, Macy, Colson, Camden, Carson, Micha, Forest, Zayla, Leah, and Wyatt.
Her siblings consist of Fred Vollmer (Joyce) of Bel Air, MD; Art Vollmer (Julie) of Santa Fe, NM; Bobby Vollmer (Anne) of Timonium, MD; Leo Vollmer (Kris) of Kennedyville, MD; Anne Oropeza (Jim) of Williamsburg, VA; Mary Ciminello (Ed) of San Ramon, CA and Bill Vollmer (Jeanne) of Portland, OR. A service celebrating her life will be held at the Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, 1871 Boyers Road, Harrisonburg, VA, On Thursday June 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Kerry Willis and Pastor Roger Dove will officiate. Lindsey Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.
Kathy and Doug were blessed with the opportunity to take two trips together to the Holy Land. They were life changing events that deepened their faith and strengthened their relationship and marriage. On their honeymoon trip, they decided that when their earthly journey ended, they would like their ashes to be combined and scattered there.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to honor Kathy’s life and make this desire a reality, please consider sending a donation to Kelly Sullenger, 288 Emerald Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. God Bless You.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.
Contributions to enable Kathy & Doug's ashes to be scattered in the Holy Land may be made to
Kelly Sullenger 288 Emerald Dr. , Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
- Celebration of Life Service Thursday, June 7, 2018
Kathy Vollmer Hulvey
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July 4, 2018
Kathy came into my life as a life saver.
My mother was dying and my housekeeper, someone who had kept house for my mother too when my mother lived in a separate home, up and quit on me in the most hurtful manner. I'm disabled and was struggling to cope as my mother slipped into a coma. My cousins from overseas were due in a week; it was a visit that had been planned for over a year only to be eclipsed by my mother's cancer diagnosis and death 12 days later, a week before they were scheduled to arrive.
Kathy cleaned my home and took care of my garden, things I did not have the strength to do. And she saw me through the next year as I planned to move to live near my closest living relatives overseas. She even drove me to the airport and was the last friend I saw as I left the home I loved. The photo is one Kathy took in my back garden the morning she drove me to the airport.
Kathy was more than a rock for me in my last year in the States, she was incredibly good hearted, reminding me that there are good people in the world at a time when my heart had been broken.
Kathy will be in my heart forever.
June 9, 2018
I'm so sorry to learn of Kathy's passing. I can't imagine the loss you are feeling. Please take comfort in knowing she is with Jesus and, when the time comes, you will join her and have an unbelievable reunion! May God give you and your family His comfort and peace.
Winston and Carol
June 5, 2018
Her smile was so warm and friendly. When she spoke to you it was always out of such genuine care and concern. I have memories of her smile and her kindness. Praying for all of you during this heartbreaking time.
June 1, 2018
Kathy, I will always remember how you melt the world with your beautiful smile! Coming to SVEC to see you was always exiting for me... You were always caring for others, making sure we were ok and that the LIGHT was on! Thanks for your friendship and for modeling the love of Jesus! Enjoy your new home and keep smiling for us!
May 31, 2018
My family and I were so blessed to have you in our life- such a wonderful friend, we will love you and remember forever with your beautiful smile that every day you showed. Thanks for everything you did you for me.
May 29, 2018
Baby, you were the answer to my specific prayer for a Godly woman to come into my life. We had 10 wonderful years together, I only wish it would have been longer. I can't wait until we will spend forever together.