OBITUARY

Rosemary Ethel Shanklin Lamb

August 21, 1927June 5, 2018
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Rosemary Ethel Lamb, 90, a resident of Bridgewater Retirement Village since 2011, died June 5, 2018.

A daughter of the late Roscoe and Ethel Moore Shanklin, she was born on August 21, 1927 in Enid, Oklahoma. She was an only child, raised by family members including Aunt Minnie.

Rosemary was a member of Summit Church of the Brethren and had worked as a Quality Control Inspector at AMP. She loved lighthouses, her beach time in Ocean City, MD and eating crabs in Pope’s Creek, MD.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Coomer and husband, Bill, of Louisville, KY; and Cindy Fierstein and husband, Steven, of Broomfield, CO; two granddaughters, Ashlei Roa-Merrill and husband, Tony of Ft. Collins, CO, and Alexis Fierstein of Broomfield, CO; a daughter-in-law, Jane Lamb of Staunton, VA, and step-grandchildren, Juli-Anna Hendricks and Jason Hendricks, both of Staunton, VA; and one step-great-granddaughter, Olivia Merrill of Cheyenne, WY.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Eugene Randolph Lamb and her son, Stephen “Skeeter” Lamb.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Her body was cremated at Lindsey Funeral Home and her cremains will be taken to Oklahoma for final disposition.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.alz.org

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Coomer, Daughter
  • Bill Coomer, Son-in-law
  • Cindy Fierstein, Daughter
  • Steven Fierstein, Son-in-law
  • Ashlei Roa-Merrill & husband, Tony, Granddaughter
  • Alexis Fierstein, Granddaughter
  • Jane Lamb, Daughter-in-law
  • Juli-Anna Hendricks, Step-Grandchild
  • Jason Hendricks, Step-Grandchild
  • Olivia Merrill, Step-Great-Grandchild
  • Eugene Randolph Lamb, Father of her children
  • Stephen "Skeeter" Lamb, Son
  • Ethel Moore Shanklin, Mother
  • Roscoe Shanklin, Father

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Rosemary Ethel Shanklin Lamb

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Jane Lamb

June 11, 2018

I will never forget Rosie’s stories about how she and her father left Oklahoma and moved to Maryland so that her father could take a new position at the Pentagon. She often talked about how she was left on her own for days on end to take care of herself when her father had to stay at the Pentagon when WWII started out.

These experiences helped Rosie become the woman and mother we came to know and love.

Roise often talked about how she taught Sharon, Skeeter and Cindy how to cook. She said, “If you have a frying pan, spatula, bacon and eggs you will never go hungry”.
She taught them how to cook and so much more.

Rosie taught her children resilience in the face of adversity. When Rosie’s world changed and she became a single mother, Rosie didn’t sit and feel sorry for herself. Instead she applied to AMP for a job so that she could provide for her children. She was not satisfied in waiting to be called for an interview; she called one of the head officers at AMP and explained why she wanted to work for their company. To make sure her children had a roof over her head, she contacted the bank and worked out payment arrangements so they could keep their home. Rosie held strong and took care of those she loved.

I saw Rosie’s pioneer spirit in Sharon, Skeeter and Cindy and I know that a part of her pioneer spirit, resilience and determination will live on in her granddaughters Ashlei and Lexi

Affectionately,

Jane Lamb, June 11, 2018



Linda Fauber/Percell

June 8, 2018

I loved Rosemary, I worked with her at AMP. I have a picture of Rosemary, myself and four other ladies that we all got together in Sept. of 1991. I would love to send a copy to you. Please call me @336-416-5258. My husband who knew Rosemary from AMP also. We have lived in NC for 27 yrs. All of my family still live in Staunton. Many yrs. ago I sent Rosemary the picture to the only address I had in Burke or something like that. I asked around and no one knew where she was. I am so very sorry I never got to get in touch with her. We always shared Jesus. Rosemary was a very special lady. I even meet Skitter many yrs. ago. I know she will be missed by many. She was a great Godly lady that I was blessed to call my friend. I know I will see her one day in heaven. May God comfort each one of you at this time. Linda(Fauber) I was not married at the time, only dating Jim at the time. I only have a flip phone so I can't send the picture that way. I have a friend that is in the picture that lives in Weyers Cave, she can get the picture to you faster.

Fritz Lamb Fairfield

June 7, 2018

Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time. There is such a love connection in your family video. Rosie was a great lady and mother. I know she was very proud of each of you. Your devotion was a beautiful gift. She was blessed with a lovely family.

Love & Prayers
Alan & Fritz



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Biography

Rosemary Ethel Lamb, 90, a resident of Bridgewater Retirement Village since 2011, died June 5, 2018.

A daughter of the late Roscoe and Ethel Moore Shanklin, she was born on August 21, 1927 in Enid, Oklahoma. She was an only child, raised by family members including Aunt Minnie.

Rosemary was a member of Summit Church of the Brethren and had worked as a Quality Control Inspector at AMP. She loved lighthouses, her beach time in Ocean City, MD and eating crabs in Pope’s Creek, MD.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Coomer and husband, Bill, of Louisville, KY; and Cindy Fierstein and husband, Steven, of Broomfield, CO; two granddaughters, Ashlei Roa-Merrill and husband, Tony of Ft. Collins, CO, and Alexis Fierstein of Broomfield, CO; a daughter-in-law, Jane Lamb of Staunton, VA, and step-grandchildren, Juli-Anna Hendricks and Jason Hendricks, both of Staunton, VA; and one step-great-granddaughter, Olivia Merrill of Cheyenne, WY.

She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Eugene Randolph Lamb and her son, Stephen “Skeeter” Lamb.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Her body was cremated at Lindsey Funeral Home and her cremains will be taken to Pope’s Creek, MD, and Oklahoma for final disposition.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.alz.org

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com