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Joseph Franklin Elbon

December 7, 1931 ~ July 9, 2019 (age 87)


Joseph Franklin Elbon 87, a resident of Strasburg, VA passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock, VA. 

A funeral service for Mr. Elbon will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church with Rev. Patrick Freund officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Shenandoah American Legion Post 77, Strasburg, VA. 

Mr. Elbon was born in Shenandoah County, VA on December 7, 1931 a son of the late Jasper William and Esther May Spiker Elbon.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired school teacher with Frederick County Public Schools.  Mr. Elbon was a member of the Strasburg Moose Lodge 403 and the Shenandoah American Legion Post 77, Strasburg, VA.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Foster, Ruth Painter and Margaret Clem along with two brothers James Elbon and William “Bill” Elbon.

Survivors include his sister, Doris Elbon Walker of Strasburg, VA: his brothers Raymond Elbon of Toms Brook, VA, Robert Elbon of Lebanon Church, VA and Jerry Elbon of Strasburg, VA; along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be Steve Sherman, Kenneth Beasley, Deryl Tucker, Floyd Ryman, Norman Racey and Granville Dellinger. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Baker and Tommy Grimes. 

The family will receive friends at St. Stephen Lutheran Church on Friday one hour prior to the service. 

Memorial may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 15737 Back Road, Strasburg, VA 22657 or Strasburg Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 620, Strasburg, VA 22657.

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Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Strasburg, VA is serving the family of Mr. Elbon. 

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July 12, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Stephen Lutheran Church (St. Stephen Cemetery)

Funeral Service
July 12, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Stephen Lutheran Church

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