Son of the late E.O. "Jack" and Anna R. Arnold, he was born in Pratt on November 9, 1921. Moving to South Charleston at an early age, he graduated from South Charleston High School in 1941. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. In 1946 he married Hazel June McIlwain. Following his military service in the Navy as a Pharmacist Mate First Class, he used his G.I. bill to attend the Chicago College of Podiatry. Graduating in 1949, he returned to start his 44 years of practice in South Charleston. Prior to his retiring in 1993, his son Curtis joined him in the podiatry practice.
Max enjoyed golf and played in the Kanawha County Community Band for over 20 years. He served as a trustee and later as a head usher for First Baptist Church, South Charleston.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, M.O. "Punk" and Curtis Edward Arnold.
He is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Hazel McIlwain Arnold; two sons, George McIlwain (Sue) Arnold of Brecksville, Ohio and Dr. R. Curtis Arnold of Hamlin; grandsons, George M. (Kelly) Arnold Jr. of South Lyon, Mich. and Wesley R. (Jessy) Arnold of Summersville; granddaughter, Brittany R. (Jon) Hutchinson of Harrisonburg, Va.; great-grandchildren, Robin Arnold, Evelyn Arnold and Parker Hutchinson; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A service to honor the life of Max will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, with Pastor Jody Pistore officiating. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Family and friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the funeral home.
A special thanks to his long-time golfing buddy, Tom Kasey and Tom Buscher for his help and support.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 301 RHL Blvd., Suites 6 & 7, Charleston, WV 25309 or to the American Lung Association of West Virginia, P.O. Box 3980 Charleston, WV 25339-9982.
Memories of Max may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary.
Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, is handling the arrangements.
She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Summersville, and a retired cook with the Nicholas County Board of Education. She enjoyed music, reading, camping, fishing and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her daughter, Anna M. Hayes of Summersville; sons, Robert A. Brown and wife, Kathy, of Mount Lookout, Danny M. Brown and wife, Dorma, of Mount Nebo, James D. Brown and wife, Deborah, of Mount Lookout and William P. Brown and companion, Karen Fisher, of Summersville; eight grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; two sisters, Joan G. Hypes and husband, Bill, of Summersville and Jean Persinger Staten and husband, Tom, of Brownsburg, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, James Denver Brown of Morgantown.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at White Funeral Home, Summersville, with Pastor David Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in Walker Memorial Park, Summersville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.
Jean, the daughter of the late Oley W. and Lula Mae (White) Woods, was a member of Reamer Hill Methodist Church and retired as a housekeeper from Holiday Inn.
Jean was also preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Harold Byrd; second husband, James Lee Taylor Sr.; sons, Bobby Wayne Taylor and Dale Taylor; daughters, Patsy Shafer and Jill Lynn Taylor; stepdaughters, Linda Taylor and Jeanie Taylor; sisters, Delcie Blackwell, Reba Casto and Louise Young; grandchildren, Sherry Blackwell, Mark Adkins and Rodney Belcher; and great-grandchild, Brittany Blackwell.
Survivors include her sons, Ronald E. Byrd and Danny Lee Taylor, both of Clendenin and Ford Henry Taylor of Alum Creek; daughters, Nancy Belcher of Milburn, Okla., Cathy Rhodes and Connie Bevel, both of Clendenin and Kandy Chandler of Elkview; stepsons, James Lee Taylor Jr. of North Carolina and Terry Lee Taylor of Ohio; brother, Daniel Oley Woods of Bomont; sisters, Luella Rucker, Ruby Hall and Naomi Cox, all of Clendenin, Olgra Virginia Samples of Bomont and Joan Critchfield of Virginia; 30 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Jean's funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Harley Belcher officiating. Burial will be at Taylor Cemetery, Clendenin.
Her family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.maticsfuneralhome.com.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Katherine Cleek; first wife, Gertrude Grace Wellman Cleek; his second wife, Goldie Lee Barker Cleek; and stepson, Rodney W. Barker.
Born in Gary, Ind., he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in engineering and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, with service in The Yukon.
He was employed by Union Carbide Corporation, first in Whiting, Ind., before being transferred to the South Charleston Tech Center, where he retired.
He was a recipient of the 1974 Union Carbide Whiting Plant Award and was a 50-plus year member of the International American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Bob enjoyed visiting national parks, seeing the desert in bloom and supporting the St. Labre Indian School.
He is survived by sons, Charles (JoAnn) Cleek of Westville, Ind. and Allen Cleek of Frisco, Colo.; stepdaughter, Linda (John) Hendrickson of Scott Depot; stepsons, Douglas (Deborah) Barker of Terra Alta and David (Tina) Barker of Clarksburg; stepdaughter-in-law, Linda Barker of Morgantown; and brother, Howard (Rose) Cleek of Goleta, Calif. He also is survived by several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, with the Rev. Jack A.C. Lawrence officiating. Interment will be Friday, June 21, in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Ind.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials to St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001 or Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.
Bob's family wishes to thank the personnel of CAMC Teays Valley, Hubbard Hospice House West of Thomas Memorial Hospital and especially the staff of Regency Place, Scott Depot, where he resided for the last year-and-a-half.
Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on October 5, 1947, in Montgomery and was the son of Harry Coleman Sr. of Deep Water and the late Mary Jane Miller Coleman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Anthony Coleman and wife, Alice Moore Coleman.
He was a retired coal miner and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Eagles Club of Montgomery and a member of the UMWA.
Surviving are his wife, Diana Coleman; daughters, Janie Hutchinson of Dunbar and Crystal Ann Grubb of Pittsburg, Texas; son, Harry Cleatis Coleman III of Canton, Ohio; sisters, Mary Ann and James Hamick of Deep Water and Elizabeth Lundy of Kincaid; grandchildren, Michael Hutchinson, Crystal Coleman and Austin Cocchiario; and stepsons, Ronald and Michael Jackson of Smithers. Brother also had three other stepchildren, Scott Jenkins, Angela Gibson and Theresa Ryan, with six grandchildren who loved him dearly.
Brother's second family was Hutch's Wrecker Service in Handley. He loved all the Hutchinsons, Bear, Sara, Dee and Brenda, Byrd and the crew, and a very special friend, "Maw" Mary Hutchinson, whom he loved dearly. We want to thank a special caregiver, Shirley Keenan, for her support and help. He will be remembered as the trooper he was and sadly missed by everyone who loved him.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Gary Philpot and the Rev. Randy Black officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com.
She was born May 26, 1931, at Colcord, a daughter of the late Wollie and Myrada Howell Kincaid.
She enjoyed bowling in the bowling league for several years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denny Farley; a son, David Hill; a sister, Nira Hamilton; and a brother, Reathel Kincaid.
She is survived by her brother, Ronald "Buddy Boy" Kincaid and wife, Lucy, of Breaver Creek, Ohio; a sister, Arita "Sissy" Perry and husband, Delano, of Burnside, Ky.; four grandchildren, Patrick, Marissa, Dylan and Cody; best friends, Betsy and Ron Dobbs; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, June 19, at Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, with Mike Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle.
She was a 1954 graduate of St. Albans High School and worked many years as a secretary before becoming manager of Cottage Courts in Fort Myers, Fla.
She is survived by her long-time companion and caregiver, Gary Mearns; sister, Mary Jordan of St. Albans; nieces, Sheree Smith of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Joy Chapman of Peachtree City, Ga.; and nephew, Barney Fellure of South Charleston.
She was cremated and there will be no service held at this time.
Hodges Funeral Home, Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, was in charge of arrangements.
He was the son of the late Larry and Annabelle Goodnight.
Doug was a retired member of Carpenters Local 1207. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, WVU football and watching his children play sports. He was very proud of his children and their accomplishments.
He is survived by his son, Justin D. Goodnight and daughter, Courtney Goodnight, both of Charleston; sister, Rebecca "Becki" Goodnight Myers of Cross Lanes; ex-wife, Gail Goodnight of Charleston; and special buddy, Sadie.
There will be a private family service at a later date in Pocahontas County.
Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Goodnight family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hardingfamilygroup.com.
She was born January 4, 1955, in Buckhannon, daughter of the late Tom Gum and Shirley Lough Gum of Buckhannon. She was a baptized Jehovah's Witness.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Gum.
She is survived by her mother; husband, David Hardesty; son, John Paul Dennis of Charleston; brother, Johnny Gum of Buckhannon; sisters, Connie Gibson of Marietta, Ohio, Donna Kay Marks of Buckhannon, Bonnie Mae Gum of Fayetteville, Sherbie Mollohan of Marietta, Ohio; grandchildren, Steven Weaver, Nathan Dennis, Tani Weaver, Alex Hardesty, Brett Hardesty, Isabella Hardesty and Cody Hardesty; great-grandchild, Kaden Weaver; stepchildren, David S. Hardesty Jr., Brian S. Hardesty and Stacy Hardesty; and many neices and nephews.
Her body will be cremated at the family's request.
Arrangements by the Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.
She was born November 5, 1923, in Morgantown, to the late Arthur I. and Rissa Cross Clawges. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Billie Francis Henderson; infant sister, Betty Jane; brothers, Paul, Robert, Arthur I. Jr. and Russell; and sisters, Marie and Virta.
Mary was a member of First United Methodist Church, South Charleston, where she was active in many church circles during her life. She attended West Virginia University and began her working career as a switchboard operator for Bell Systems in Morgantown during World War II, where she met Billie Henderson, later marrying in 1946. She enjoyed the beauty of flowers and had many talents arranging them into beautiful displays, which she did often by participating in numerous garden clubs throughout her life.
Surviving are her son, Roy Alan Henderson (Debbie) of Glenville; daughters, Nancy H. Brumley of South Charleston and Brenda H. Brammer (Wesley) of Ashland, Ky.; grandchildren, R. Christopher Henderson of St. Albans and Mary E. Brumley of Savannah, Ga.; great-grandson, Coleman Wyant Henderson of St. Albans; and special nieces, Betty Jo Spivey of Williamsburg, Va. and Janis Lewis of Sunrise Beach, Mo.
In lieu of visitation, friends and loved ones are encouraged to celebrate Mary's love of family by spending a little extra time with a loved one. There will be a private family service at Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed babysitting many of her grandchildren over the years. Wanda also enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Larch; parents, Curtis and Ethel Nichols Hunt; brother, Bub hunt; and sister, Rosalie Stutler.
Surviving are her son, Tim Larch; daughters and sons-in law, Terri and Fred Truman, Pam and Wendell Taylor and Toni and Bobby Withrow; sisters, Orsie Hermansdorfer and Brenda Brightwell; grandchildren, Jason, Tracy, Misty, Jessica, Adam, Justin, Brett and Samantha; and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Hunter, Abby, Carlee, Aubri, Zailee, Gaige, Oaklyn, Sailor, Harper and Violet.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with Chaplain Pete Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
She was the loving wife of Thomas H. Mager for 44 years; cherished mother of Lesley (John) McBride, Lisa LaPearl, Thomas H. (Patricia Storer) Mager II, Anne (Bob) Hemric and Jeff (Lori) Mager; cherished grandmother of Brianna, Autumn, Robert, Cody, Nicole, Taylor and Jacob; step-grandmother of 10 grandchildren; and dear sister of Betty (Frank) Carney, Michael (Vicki) Alderman, Gary (Sheila) Alderman, David Alderman, Jean (Jim) Shepherd, Ruby Sergent and Janice Alderman.
Funeral service was held Friday, June 7, at Elton Black & Son Funeral Home Highland Chapel, Highland, Mich. Interment followed in Briley Township Cemetery.
To share a memory with the family of Patricia A. Mager, please visit www.eltonblackandsonhighland.com.
He was a member of Lake Swamp Baptist Church and was retired from LTV Steel Mill.
Surviving are one son, Darrel Edward McClung Jr. of Lamar, S.C.; one daughter, Darla (Matt) Pezzetta of Elmore, Ala.; two sisters, Diane Adkins of Mount Lookout and Dot McClung of Ripley; and three grandchildren, Justin and Zachary McClung and Joseph Pezeta.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Lookout, with Pastor Mark Secrist officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of White Funeral Home, Summersville.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com.
He was born October 24, 1925, and raised in Cairo, W.Va., the son of the late Harry and Mabel Payne.
Bob graduated from Cairo High School in 1943 and Marietta College in 1949. He served three years in the Army before college in the 289th Battalion. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge, earned sergeant's stripes and was awarded the Purple Heart. He married in 1950 after finding employment as a chemist at Union Carbide, from which he retired in 1990.
Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter, especially deer hunting. He closely followed the Mountaineers football program. He also enjoyed bridge and golf.
He is survived by his son, William H. Payne of Charleston. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Kurtz Payne; brother, William B. Payne; sister, Pauline S. Zinn; and son, Brian K. Payne.
As were his wishes, Bob's remains were donated to the WVU Human Gift Registry. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Bob requested donations be made to the Cairo Alumni Scholarship Fund, checks made payable to the Cairo Alumni Scholarship/PACF and sent to Cairo Alumni Scholarship/Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 363, Cairo, WV 26337.
He was a retired coal miner for Fola Coal Co.
He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Barbara Westfall Singleton; parents, Lon and Pauline Singleton; and sister, Katherine Miller.
He is survived by wife, Irene Long Singleton; daughters, Lora Singleton and Robyn Skidmore and husband, Ryan, of Chapel; son, Jeffrey Singleton and wife, Brenda, of Gassaway; and four grandchildren, Kaylee Marie Stout and husband, Scottie, Caleb, Caden and Carson Skidmore.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Chapel.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
He was born November 5, 1979, in Charleston.
Stevie loved his family, every last one of them, especially his son. He was a graduate of Sissonville High School, loved sports and Hello Kitty.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, papa Willie and mama May Slater; paternal grandpa, Collett Fisher; grandpa, Oscar Green; uncle, Hubie Fisher; aunt, Wanda Gibson; nieces, Chelsey and Katie McCormick; and cousin, Randy Wickline.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Ethan Shaffer; mother, Tammy Slater; father and second mother, Steve and Karen Fisher; sisters, Kara Beth McCormick, Amber Pettry and Jeannie McCormick; paternal grandmother, Erma Dean; grandmother, Loretta Green; long-time friend, Lee Whorley; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Service will be noon Tuesday, June 18, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with Pastor Johnny "JJ" Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Slater Cemetery, Tuppers Creek.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Cabell Huntington Hospital and a very special thanks to Grief Counselor Debra.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.
She was born December 13, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Anna (Thomasko) and Norman Guther. She was the sister of the late Clifford Guther and Berwyn Guther.
Her loving husband of 60 years, whom she married on July 3, 1944, John T. Stober, preceded her in death on September 27, 2004.
Surviving are a son, John T. Stober Jr. and wife, Fong, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a daughter, Michal J. DelVecchio of McVeytown, Pa.; and surrogate children, Yen Noc Nguyen and wife, Nam, of Camp Hill, Pa. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Stober Wilson and husband, Bill, Julie Stober, Kristin DelVecchio Dow and husband, Brian, Matthew DelVecchio and wife, U'Rika, Mark DelVecchio and wife, Nicole, Michael DelVecchio, Kelly DelVecchio Tindall and husband, Aaron, Kathleen DelVecchio, Kimberly DelVecchio, John Nguyen, Anthony Nguyen and wife, Mai and Jessica Nguyen; and three great-grandchildren, Cadence Dow, Cameron Tindall and Madelynn Nguyen.
Noreene worked as a secretary at Staunton Elementary School in South Charleston and at the Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School. Her primary vocation was to serve her Lord and be a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She taught Sunday school, Bible school and Good News clubs and was active in leadership roles in Luther League, Bible study groups, Child Evangelism Fellowship, church circles, Christian Women's clubs and Stonecroft Ministries. She hosted several Bible studies in her cottage.
Her greatest joys were serving her God and loving her family and others.
Her church memberships included Parma Lutheran Church in Ohio, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Bible Center in Charleston, W.Va., Trinity Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, St. John's Lutheran Church in Lewistown and Milroy White Memorial Church.
Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gary Roth officiating. Interment will be in Lind Memorial Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
Flowers will be provided by the family; memorial contributions may be made to St. John's ELC, 120 N. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044 and Milroy White Memorial Church, Main Street, Milroy, PA 17063.
Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstinefuneralhome.com.
James was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; parents, James M. Thompson ("Fat Daddy") and Elinor J. (Shifflett) Turner; and a brother, Jeffrey C. Thompson.
James was a self-employed painter who started in the business at age 12 with Elmo Miller Painting. James was well known in the Kanawha valley for his work and was always quick with a smile. He played basketball and started on the junior varsity team at Sissonville High School and graduated from Sherman High School. James was a caring person who loved life and lived it with few regrets.
He is survived by his stepson, Chuck Thompson (Mariah) of St. Albans; daughter-in-law, Robbin Thompson and step-grandson, Noah Thompson of St. Albans; stepmother, Wanda J. (Javins) Thompson of Racine; brothers, Richard (Beatrix) Thompson of Vine Grove, Ky., David (Jessie) Thompson of Alum Creek and Eddie (Kim) Thompson of Racine; sisters, Sandra (David) Curry of Sterling, Va. and Tammy Woods of Racine; three aunts, one of whom he was very close to, Peggy Burroughs; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, June 21, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
A special thanks to a niece, Nakita ("Skeeter") Thompson who ensured that Uncle Jimmy made it to his doctor appointments and errands. Jim, for all who knew him, truly knows what a wonderful human being and a beacon of light he offered to his fellow man and will be truly missed.
Gary was born at Dille, Nicholas County, to the late Carl D. and Retta D. Legg Walker. He was a heavy equipment mechanic and operator, having last worked for JL Knight Inc. at Port Amherst. Anyone who met him always remembered him for his kind and giving ways. His sense of humor was there right to his last days. He loved going to NASCAR races and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a wonderful family man, loving to spend time with his children and grandchildren, especially on Summersville Lake.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years and high school sweetheart, Nancy Johnson Walker; children, Gary M. Walker Jr. (Mary), Leah K. Blake (Jimmy) and Charlie D. Walker (Missie); grandchildren, Trey Walker, Zac Walker, Sabra Blake, Josh Walker, Brandon Walker, Jordan Blake and Timmy Walker; brother, Carl A. Walker (Ramona) of Hurricane; best friend, George Hudnall of Mount Nebo; and his special girlfriend, Sherry Shannon Pennington.
His grandchildren were the apples of his eye and they are going to miss him dearly.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, located in Malden, with the Rev. Adam Short officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.
Family and friends may gather on Tuesday, June 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The online guestbook for Gary M. Walker Sr. can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
He was a member of Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church. He was involved in playing and coaching baseball and softball in the Campbells Creek area for many years and ran in three Charleston distance runs. He was employed by the University of Charleston and was a Vietnam Army veteran, where he was awarded several medals.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Monna E. Fleshman; grandparents, Noah and Ora Wentz; sister, Loretta Beane; and brothers, Herbert Jr. and Roger Fleshman.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Wentz; son, Todd Wentz; granddaughter, Allyson Jewel Wentz, the joy of his life; brothers, Charles Fleshman of St. Albans and Jimmy Fleshman of Campbells Creek; seven nieces; four nephews; five great-nieces; five great-nephews; and two special aunts, Helen Miller and Gloria Norman.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 19, at noon at Big Bottom Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Fred Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Institute.
Family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church.
The online guestbook can be accessed at www.stevensandgrass.com.
Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born August 9, 1955, at Charleston, a daughter of Delores Short Wilson Rhodes and the late Lester Wilson. She was a former employee of Wendy's in Charleston and formerly at the Wendy's in Dunbar.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 15 years, E. Kevin Wentz; daughters, Rosella Cooper of Paint Creek, Melinda Lynch of Sissonville, Jeanatta Vance of Campbells Creek and Kimberly Ogier of Dunbar; brother, Steve Wilson of Poca; and sisters, Vivian Player of Cross Lanes and Drema Pauley of St. Albans. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
In honoring her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no service.
Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is serving the family.