Betty Maxson

As I mentioned , last week, Cyndi and I had to go back to WV for a funeral.  That funeral was for my Grandma (my dad’s mom).  Below is the text of the obituary as published in the Parkersburg News & Sentinel (link to the obituary on their site ):

 Betty V. Maxson, 79, of Berea, W.Va., formerly of Davis, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at the family residence in Berea.

Mrs. Maxson was born Sept. 22, 1927, near Cairo in Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Myrtle Carder Cantwell. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School with the class of 1946. While a resident of Davis, she had been employed at the Miners and Merchants Bank and was the town recorder. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Parkersburg and the South Fork Grange of Berea. Mrs. Maxson was a member of the Davis United Methodist Church at Davis and is now a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church of Harrisville, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gene Maxson; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Judy Maxson of Richmond, Va., Douglas and Joella Maxson of Lexington, Ky., the Rev. Donald and Karin Maxson of Parkersburg and Daniel and Apryl Maxson of Greensboro, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Maxson was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Harrisville, with Pastor Thomas Malcolm officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Berea. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church.

Memorials are preferred to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 320 E. Main Street, Harrisville, WV 26362, or the Gideons International, 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214.

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