Sally Ann Whiting Tomblin
Sally Ann Whiting Tomblin, 66, of Winchester, Virginia, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center.
Mrs. Tomblin was born in 1946, in Winchester, the daughter of Richard Beverley Whiting of Berryville, Virginia and Lorene Edmunds of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mrs. Tomblin was a graduate of Clarke County High School, Class of 1964 and of Longwood University, Class of 1968. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. Mrs. Tomblin taught in Public Schools for 7 years, had a private preschool in her home, then continued her passion of childhood education at Valley Health Child Care Center, retiring in 2011, having served for 22 years, where she especially enjoyed creating mathematical games to challenge young minds. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Winchester as well as a 30 year member of the Chancel Choir. In addition she was a member of the Handbell Choir for 15 years. Mrs. Tomblin organized the Mother’s Day out program at First Baptist Church to give mothers the opportunity for free time. She helped to start the Early Childhood Association where she led classes and assisted in training of teachers. Her experiences with an Autistic son provided comfort for many parents in similar circumstances.
She married Glen Edward Tomblin on August 14, 1971 in Winchester, Virginia. After 39 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on June 25, 2010.
Surviving with her parents, are two daughters, Amy Elizabeth Henkel and husband, John, Lori Kathryn Omps and husband James all of Henderson, Nevada; son, John Edward Tomblin of Winchester, seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Rebecca, Katelyn and Matthew Henkel, Megan, Emily and Samantha Omps; devoted sister-in law, Judy B. Whiting of Stephens City, nephew, Mark Sherry and Niece, Elizabeth Uebelhoer and her loving cat, “Purr”.
One sister, Beverly Sherry and one brother, William H. Whiting preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends on Friday evening, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Shenandoah Memorial Park with Pastor George Fletcher officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grafton Center, 193 Village Court, Winchester, Virginia 22603 or Valley Health Center, Child Care Center, 1842 Amherst Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.
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