Audrey I. Englert
The family of Audrey Isabella Englert held a memorial service to lovingly honor her life on Monday, July 2 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Columbia. Audrey was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Joanna Englert, and her brother, Gordon Englert. Those left to cherish her memory are her sister, Marian Turner, brother, Harold Englert, sister-in-law Darline Englert, and niece, Donalda Chumney. Audrey grew up in Goochland and relocated to live with family in Schenectady, New York in 1955, where she worked for AT&T for over thirty years. She departed this life peacefully, at the age of 83, on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Audrey greeted everyone she met with a gentle kindness and a wonderful sense of humor. She was beloved and her spirit of generosity extended to all who knew her.
Eleanor Ann Reed
Eleanor Ann “Elly” Reed died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at her home in Crozier. She was born May 26, 1940, in Breslau, Germany. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Poulson C. Reed; daughters, Diana Galvin Adams and Christine Iacovo (Fred); sons, Thomas J. Galvin III (Jessica) and the Reverend Poulson C. Reed Jr. (Megan); daughter-in-law, Susan E. Reed; grandchildren, Claire Adams, Sheldon E. Reed, Mary Mayken Reed, David D. Reed, Thomas B. Reed and Matthew B. Reed; sisters, Katharina Ruger and Sonja Beck of Schwabach, Germany; brothers-in-law, Stanley P. Reed (Ann) and Daniel S. Reed (Mary); and various nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother, Elisabeth A. Konrad; father, Waldemar F. Konrad; brother, Wolfgang Hager; and sister, Jutta Duarte; son, Wilson P. Reed; son-in-law, Daniel Adams; and grandson, Nicholas Adams. Elly received her education at Schloss Neubemberg in Germany. Her 30 years as a career woman ranged from a translator in The Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, to Vice President of Midtown Agency, Inc., a commercial title insurance agency owned with her husband. Life brought Elly much joy in simple pleasures. She was blessed with an abundant sense of gratitude and the gift of quick wit. She loved to lighten any moment with her wry humor and loosely translated German sayings. Her heritage was important to her and she passed on wonderful holiday traditions, recipes and baking memories. Throughout her life, she shared with many the pleasure of an authentic home cooked Bavarian meal, complete with singing and a polka lesson if you were lucky. Elly had a great love of animals and donated regularly to F.L.A.G. animal rescue in Goochland, Virginia. She knitted and crocheted beautifully, creating treasured keepsakes of elaborate layettes and baby clothes for anyone she remotely knew who was expecting. She will be especially remembered for her love of her family, the joy she took in her grandchildren and her generous spirit. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 27, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Oilville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Elly’s memory to the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. Her family wishes to express their appreciation to the extraordinary doctors and nurses who cared for her at the UVA Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumor Center.
Doug A. Rhoden
Doug A. Rhoden, 52, of Columbia, passed away June 26, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Tammy S. Rhoden; five children, Lindsay Treadway of Ashland, Jeremiah Rhoden of Florida, Jacob Rhoden of Goochland, Elijah Rhoden of Cumberland, Madison Rhoden of Farmville; parents, Glenn Rhoden of Cumberland, Carol Bare of Ohio; brother, Glenn Allen Rhoden of Powhatan; sisters, Bonnie Moffitt of Florida, Tina Clayton of Cumberland, Tracey Rhoden of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Grayson, Wyatt and Amelia. A memorial service was held Monday, June 30, in the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home in Powhatan. Online condolences may be made at bennettbardenfh.com.