Remembering Wanda Lee Noel
Wanda Lee Noel, 82, passed away, Friday afternoon, March 12, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Elmer and Ruth Roop. She is survived by her son Wade Noel and his wife Heidi; and her daughter Jennifer Noel and husband Craig Gravely and three grandchildren Thomas Moore, Nicholas Moore and Kelsey Bozeman; and was predeceased by grandson Seth Noel.
Noel lived in Philomont, for more than 50 years and worked at the Philomont General Store for over 40 of those.
You could find her working nearly every day of the week. On any given day you could find her making sandwiches or ringing up groceries for the people who lived in Philomont or just those passing through.
More likely you could hear her tell stories or chuckle and laugh at someone else telling their stories. She loved being able to see and chat with all her neighbors daily, she also loved watching the kids grow up and have kids of their own that would come into the store. Noel was much more than a clerk in a little country store, for many, seeing her at the store meant that you were home.
Noel will be laid to rest at a public ceremony with internment at Ebenezer Cemetery in Bluemont. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle.
Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home of Purcellville.