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Josephine Sydenstricker

Josephine Carpenter Sydenstricker, age 83, of Millboro, Virginia, died Friday, December 1, 2017, at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.

Born July 20, 1934, in Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Virginia Cochran Carpenter.

Josephine was a homemaker and former cafeteria manager at Sharon Elementary School. She enjoyed working word puzzles, reading, dirt track racing and was a fan of wrestling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death December 30, 2008 by her husband, Harry William Sydenstricker, Jr., whom she married January 31, 1952; and five sisters, Dottie Agnor, Bonnie Clendenin, Annalee Hammer, Alice Mongold and Junie Baker; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Guy.

She is survived by two daughters, Cindy Simmons, and husband, Ronnie, of Millboro, Virginia, and Chip Ingram, and Charlie Bryant, of Millboro Springs, Virginia; a son, Charlie Bill Sydenstricker, and Linda Woodzell, of Hot Springs, Virginia; two sisters, Mikie Shinaberry and Zoe Sullivan, both of Marlinton; eight grandchildren, Donald Angle, Missy Guy, Shawn Sydenstricker, Joey and Nikki Simmons, Mari and Troy Riley, Allen and Megan Ingram, Sha and Chris Bane and Lilee Bryant; 13 great-grandchildren, Allen, Joseph, Autumn, Abby, Hayden, Chelsey, Cody, Lexi, Zoey, Kenzie, Karmen, Breanna, Rhaevyn, and Kaylee, who is due any day; great-great-grandson, Weston Simmons; and many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, the body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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