Barbara Vanorsdale

Barbara Ellen (Sterling) Vanorsdale, 78, passed away April 7, 2018. Born in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Sterling and Ellen Sterling (Cole) and the widow of Theodore R. Vanorsdale Jr. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the FRA #60. She loved her dogs, working in her yard and the flowers in her garden. Left to cherish her memory are her two children: Steve and his wife Stephanie Vanorsdale and Robin Thelen; eight grandchildren: Billy Placek and wife Joy, Barbie, Josh, Adam, Sandy, Courtney, Ryan, Mandy, Eric and Stevie; and seven great-grandchildren. She was also loved by her surviving siblings, four brothers: Robert Sterling, Roy Cole, Eddie Cole and Jeffrey Cole; four sisters: Betty Corbin, Donna Seal, Ernestine Kicker and Kim Hoover. Also left behind are her fur babies: Molly and Bella, and other loving family members and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at Rosedale Funeral Home on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10am until the time of the funeral service at noon with Pastor Thomas Hoffmaster officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. Condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 14, 2018

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