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Patty Kuhn, of Plum Run, passed away Saturday (Feb. 11, 2017) at Manchin's Assisted Living Facility.
She was born May 19, 1936, at Plum Run, the daughter of the late Daniel A. Kuhn and Stella P. Talkington Kuhn.
Survivors include nephew and nieces, Diana Kuhn of Fairview, Lois Kuhn Evans of Philadelphia, Larry and Judy Kuhn of Fairmont and Debra Kuhn Beatty of Charleston. Also surviving are several great- and great-great nephews and nieces; first cousins, Twila Shaver of Fairmont, Joan Dugan of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Betty Carlton of Australia and Ann Toothman of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and a special friend, Shirley Parker, with gratitude and appreciation for her loving care and companionship.
In addition to her parents, Patty was preceded in death by three brothers, Harley, Howard and Robert Kuhn; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Kuhn and Betty Kuhn Cheuvront; two nieces, Judith Ann Kuhn and Janet I. Kuhn Fridley; three nephews, Danny Kuhn, Zachary R. Beatty and Geary G. Beatty; and one cousin, Dora Wolfe.
A graduate of Farmington High School, Fairmont State College and West Virginia University, Patty was a retired teacher having taught in Marshall and Marion counties. She was a member of the Plum Run United Methodist Church since 1952, but in later years attended West Farmington UMC. While at Plum Run, she served as secretary of the Sunday school for more than 30 years and also as church historian for many years. She was a life member of the West Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and of West Virginia and Marion County Associations of Retired School Employees. Prior to retirement, she was a member of the NEA, WVEA and MCEA.
In earlier years, Patty was an avid softball player, pitching with Plum Run and Onized women's softball teams. She often said that she would "rather play softball than eat" when she was hungry. She also bowled in the Early Bird League at Fairmont Bowling Center.
Family and friends may call between 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and also from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Masters Funeral Home, Mannington, WV with funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. with Reverend Floyd Spatafore, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Viewpoint Cemetery in Rachel.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Patty I. Kuhn may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1717. or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. Or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2222, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Published on  February 13, 2017
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