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Jeanette Sturm Cunningham, 95, of Mannington, passed away on Tuesday (June 7, 2016) in her home.
She was born May 11, 1921, in Mannington, a daughter of the late Forrest Sturm and Gladys Snyder Sturm.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Lafe Sturm.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Miles Cunningham; a son, Alan Cunningham and wife Diana of Mannington; a daughter, Janet Cunningham of Mannington; a niece, Dana Hernandez and husband Tony of Florida; and a nephew, Gary Sturm and wife Mary of Florida.
She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Betty Cunningham of Mannington; and cousins, Kay Shuman and Kellie, Erin and Kaitlyn Bajus of Fairmont and Keith and Karen Phillips and family of Ohio.
Jeanette was a graduate of Mannington High School and Fairmont State College. She was employed by the Marion County Board of Education as a math teacher at Mannington High School for 35 years.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mannington, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and pianist; the Mannington Woman's Club; Augusta Chapter No. 6 Eastern Star, where she served as pianist; and American Legion Auxiliary. She had served on various committees.
Jeanette enjoyed her family, friends and students. She enjoyed doing for others and always put their needs ahead of her own.
Her family would like to thank her care-givers, Judy Morgan, Janet Orloff, Betty Taylor and the staff of Amedysis Hospice for the wonderful care she was given. They would also like to thank Dr. Sudha Kattragadda and staff for their care over the years.
Family and friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday beginning in the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Bush officiating. Interment will follow at the Mannington Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on June 9, 2016
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