Freda H. Smallwood, 83, of Ranson passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at the Winchester Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 22, 1937 in Frederick County, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Grover Donivan Orndoff and Bessie Irene (Dyke) Orndoff.

Freda was a loving homemaker.

She was of the Presbyterian faith.

Freda was a talker, she was always gabbing about something.

She loved canning and cooking. Her macaroni salad was the best.

She was very particular about her appearance.

She is survived by daughter, Dana S. Jenkins and husband Danny, of Summit Point; son-in-law, Paul Dailey, of Middleway; grandchildren, Karen Dailey and close friend Mike Miller, Paul Dailey, Jr. and wife Tiffany, Stephen Jenkins and wife Whitney and Lindsay Koch and husband Geoff; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, June Adams, Polly Gentry and Mary Lou Jobe; brothers, Edwin Orndoff, Charles Orndoff, Grover Orndoff, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 and a half years, Wayne L. Smallwood who passed away in 2004; daughter, Brenda S. Dailey; sister, Wilda Furr and brother, Leonard Orndoff.

A private service will be held at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.

There will be no visitation.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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