OBITUARY

Anne Seaton

June 14, 1971April 23, 2021

Anne Seaton, 49, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly in an automobile collision on Friday, April 23, 2021. She was born June 14, 1971, a daughter of Thomas and Lois Mehnert. Survivors include her parents; husband of 29 years, Scott Seaton; brother, Mark Mehnert; daughter and son in law, Christopher and Joscelyn Hodge; sons, Phillip Seaton, Samuel Seaton, and Daniel Seaton; and grandbaby due in December 2021.

Anne Seaton grew up in Annapolis, MD; St Louis, MO; and Jamaica, where she and her family served as missionaries. In 1989, she graduated from Broadneck High School as both an accomplished artist and volleyball player, earning a full scholarship to Towson University. She met her beloved husband, Scott Seaton, during college; they married on July 6, 1991. In 1993, she graduated from Towson University as Summa Cum Laude, after just learning she was pregnant with her first child Joscelyn (Seaton) Hodge. She was a faithful wife and mother, who supported her husband Scott in his Naval and UVA medical career. After moving to Waynesboro, VA, in 1999, she soon became an integral part of the Valley community. Her favorite commitments were supporting her children in their education at Grace Christian and Wilson High School, fundraising for the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, worshiping Jesus Christ at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, hosting many gatherings at her home, working as an Account Manager for Avnet, and campaigning for local Republican candidates - her favorite win being her husband’s Board of Supervisors election in 2020.

You could search the world over, and you would still be hard-pressed to find someone with more life and love packed into one lifetime than Anne. The springs of life flowed from her heart like a bubbling brook, a vitality of life made even more conspicuous by its absence. Her undeniable passion to make everyone she met feel loved, welcomed, and served was the first and most apparent attribute anyone noticed about Anne. And above all, she loved and served her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her laughter can be heard in Heaven forever.

A private viewing will be held on Thursday, April 29 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Home, 618 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA. A public funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 12pm at Turk Mountain Event Center, 1358 East Side Hwy, Waynesboro, VA. All are welcome. Please wear a mask and colorful dress apparel. An online Zoom option is available at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83343921787?pwd=WmFYdjJ1Q0tSaW0yWm5BcjlUMzFkZz09 (Meeting ID: 833 4392 1787 and Passcode: 721328). Afterwards, a graveside service for family members will occur at Riverview Cemetery in Waynesboro, VA.

Relatives and friends may donate to Comfort Care Women’s Health in her honor: www.supportcc.org.

Family and friends may share condolences at www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include her parents, Thomas and Lois Mehnert; husband of 29 years, Scott Seaton; brother, Mark Mehnert; daughter and son in law, Christopher and Joscelyn Hodge; sons, Phillip Seaton, Samuel Seaton, and Daniel Seaton; and grandbaby due in December 2021.
  • DONATIONS

  • Comfort Care Women’s Health

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Private Family Visitation

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Public Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Private Family Interment

Memories

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Harold & Kathleen Webster

May 6, 2021

Dr. Seaton & Family, we express our Christian love and sympathy in this difficult time of tragic loss. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. You are all witnesses of the power of the Holy Spirit, Who gives us the strength and comfort of our Almighty God. Blessed be the sure hope of the Resurrection through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Lord bless you and keep you, and give you His peace in the days ahead.

Dana Pittman

May 3, 2021

Anne was one of a kind. Perhaps the most caring, generous and forgiving person I have ever met. Her personality was infectious and her love for life was just an amazing thing to witness. As we ask the question Why, Isaiah 57:1 states it very clearly; The righteous are delivered from the sting of death, not from the stroke of it.

Dan McCarter

May 3, 2021

Scott,

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Hudson Fesche

May 3, 2021

Sincere condolences to Lois Barlow whom I grew up with at Lock Hill Chapel in Baltimore.
Barbara & Hudson Fesche

Laura Logie

May 1, 2021

I met Scott and Anne Seaton about 20 years ago when they were at Covenant Presbyterian Church. I also went to a few of the bible studies when a group of people were starting Tabernacle. Also we have been to many political meetings together. I loved Anne's hospitality and enjoyed events at their home. It is with a heavy heart that I say farewell to Anne. I watched the whole funeral on zoom. I say farewell and not good bye as we will meet again in heaven. I saw Anne and got to hug her at the Pete Snyder event about 1/2 hour before she died. Loved her infectious laugh. She was a blessing to everyone and like me, she never met a stranger.

Anne Auker

May 1, 2021

I met Anne in 2009 when I first moved to Virginia. I love how her face lit up whenever she saw me. Anytime I arrived at a function, she always invited me to sit with her. Anne never talked about what a good Christian she was. She showed me, in every action, every word, every smile, or hug. Anne was a class act. She had compassion and integrity. Last Friday that all stopped because someone else didn't and got behind the wheel of a car.
Heaven is blessed to have you Anne. I just wish we could have had you even a little bit longer. Rest in peace.

Janice Walters

May 1, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. As stated in a familiar hymn, "What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear, what a privilege to carry, everything to God in prayer" ...

Our condolences, in Jesus Name, we, His children, will meet again to sing and praise Him forever!

Robert, Janice, and Jade Walters

Peggy White

May 1, 2021

Anne, I can see you in my mind’s eye, sharing Biblical truths with young folks who were visiting at work one day. I can see you putting lotion on the ends of your long, blonde hair & saying how that was protective from the obnoxious wind we encounter in the Valley. (Ironically,, it was 40 mph winds today....& thanks to you, I was a-looking for my travel tube of lotion. Lol). I can see you at the voting polls, in the dark, coffee in hand.. No dawn was too dark or cold to keep you from chatting up old friends, or old colleagues, such as me. I can see you spreading the news of the symphony dates coming up & even giving tickets to some lucky folks, like my daughter (who was in band & was thrilled to go!) & me. You enjoyed live music & were festive to be with on an evening of good tunes & dancing. Man, I miss that! Memories of you are laced with your kindness & proactive spirit. I’ve seen you share your faith, your time, your values, your resources, your joy & your love over and over. I can’t imagine having never met you if I hadn’t moved to the Valley 6 years ago & I’m forever grateful for your kindness & care, and that goes for your husband as well. You loved your family intensely & there’s no doubt it’s reciprocated. I’m so glad one day we will meet again, thanks to having been grafted in to God’s family through His Son’s sacrifice. Here’s to dancing & singing & never having to stop!

Blessings to your family,

-Peggy J White

Dotty Berry VanLear

April 30, 2021

Dr Seaton, so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. I never met her but I remember you speaking highly of her and your family when I brought my mom Betty Berry to your office.

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Dotty Vanlear and Betty Berry.

Jim Bailie

April 30, 2021

We are sorry for your loss, and we want you to know that we will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for the Seaton family.

Jim Bailie and Family

FROM THE FAMILY