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Edna Willovene Fleming, 95, of Fairmont, passed away Thursday (Oct. 19, 2017) at her son's home.
She was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Tunnelton, a daughter of the late Ona Pearl and Lenora Grace Bolyard Wiles.
Mrs. Fleming was a former member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fairmont. She was a 1941 graduate of Tunnelton High School. Edna retired from the Thorofare Market in Fairmont with more than 30 years as a cashier. She previously had worked at the Westinghouse Corp.
She was a 1940 Buckwheat Princess. She was a member of the order of the Eastern Star Chapter 143 of Newburg and a former member of the BPW. Edna enjoyed working crossword puzzles, researching genealogy, watching West Virginia University sports and the Steelers. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, James and his wife Sharon Fleming of Fairmont; her grandchildren, Shaun and his wife Jenny Fleming of Bridgeport and Erin and her husband Nathan McVicker of Fairmont; three great-grandchildren, Hailee Fleming, Quinn and Clark McVicker; a sister, Nola Chambers of Tunnelton; as well as many special nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Wiles, and her sister, Lillian Elder.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caring staff of Amedysis Hospice and the Marion County Senior Center.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Union Mission of Fairmont, 107 Jefferson St., Fairmont, WV 26554 or the Marion County Humane Society, P.O. Box 905, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Friends and family may visit from noon-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Mount View Methodist Church Cemetery in Tunnelton.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on October 20, 2017
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