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April 21, 1926 - December 9, 2018
Burial Date: December 13, 2018
Eastern Star Service: 7:00 PM Wed., Dec. 12, 2018 at Storke Funeral Home
Burial : Shiloh UMC, 24410 Mattaponi Trail, Milford, VA. 22514
Funeral Service: 2 PM Thurs. Dec. 13, 2018 at Shiloh United Methodist Church
Visitation: 4-7 PM Wed. Dec. 12, 2018 at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green
Jean Frances Drummond Broaddus, 92, of Bagby in Caroline County, died Sunday, December 9, 2018, surrounded by her family.
During her life, Jean was a devoted daughter, sister, farmer’s wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born April 21, 1926, at her family home in Painter, Accomack County on the Eastern Shore, Virginia to Lynwood and Almyra Ennis Drummond. She moved to Caroline County in 1949 when she married Woodford Bates Broaddus.
Jean was a graduate of Central High School and the 1947 class of Mary Washington College. She taught a few years before starting a family and later retired from the US Postal Service as a rural carrier for Milford.
She had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Caroline County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Caroline Genealogical Society, and Caroline Historical Society. Jean was the 1993 Virginia Farm Woman of the Year and was appointed in 1997 by Governor George Allen to serve on the Virginia Agricultural Council for several years.
Jean was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church for nearly seventy years, where she served as Sunday School teacher, President of the UMW, and assistant church treasurer for over 50 years.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Woodford Broaddus, her parents Lynwood and Almyra Drummond, and her infant sister Eloise Drummond. Surviving are her children, Woodford Ennis Broaddus and wife, Jae Yon; Mary Frances Hunley and husband, Danny; Lynwood Drummond Broaddus and wife, Becky; Susan Broaddus Huffman and husband, Tommy; and John Carroll Broaddus; grandchildren, Angela Copp and husband, Tim; Jean Maria Broaddus; Stephanie Sutton and husband, Scott; Bates Broaddus and wife, Stephanie; Heather Criner and husband Matt; Joyce Carpenter and husband Seth; Candace Broaddus and Tommy Huffman III; great-grandchildren, Sydney Copp, Mackenzie Copp, Abby Wright, Kelsey Sutton, Ella Sutton, Walter Criner, Wyatt Carpenter, Grady Carpenter, Silas Broaddus, and Whitley Criner; her brother John R. Drummond and wife, Joyce; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be greatly missed by her family.
The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, 111 Main Street Bowling Green, VA 4 P.M.-7 P. M. Wednesday, December 12. A service will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 24410 Mattaponi Trail, Milford at 2 P.M. on Thursday, December 13. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made Shiloh UMC c/o John Broaddus 25038 Mattaponi Trail, Milford, VA 22514 and Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) c/o Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, P. O. Box 27552, Richmond, VA. 23261-7552. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Online condolences may be made at www.storkefuneralhome.com.