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Obituaries

February 11, 2013

Mary Vennis

Mary Elizabeth Vennis, 85, of Barrackville, passed away Saturday (Feb. 9, 2013) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born April 16, 1927 in Carolina, a daughter of the late Russell Queen and the late Elizabeth Fayne McCoy Queen Wease.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Vennis Jr., on April 7, 1993.

Mrs. Vennis was a Baptist by faith. She attended St. Paul Baptist Church in Fairview. She was a 1945 graduate of Lumberport High School. She had worked at Stone and Thomas at the Middletown Mall for more than 11 years. Previously she worked with C&P Telephone in Shinnston during World War II as an operator and later with the U.S. Post Office in Shinnston as a postmaster.

Her family was her love. She created a loving and beautiful home for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and outdoor living. Mary loved to play cards, shop and talk on the phone daily to her five constant companions. She loved spending time with her family and attending the grandchildren’s activities. She had a passion for politics and a love of Christian charities, including sponsorship of many children of the last 40 years through World Vision Ministries.

Survivors include sons, Mark Russell and his wife Diane Frye Vennis of Del Ray Beach, Fla., and Stephen Bradley and his wife Angelia Shantal Vennis of Fairmont; daughter, Marcia Ann and her husband Sam Painter of Barrackville; grandchildren, Todd Vennis, Traci and her husband Van McWreath, Christopher Chad and his wife Cindy Vennis, Summer Danielle Vennis, Jason Joel Vennis, Stephen Zach Vennis, Paris Elizabeth Vennis, Megan and her husband John Ramsey, Luke Painter, Brittany and her husband Patrick Vincent and Tyler Tobin; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores and her husband Donald Swiger of Gettysburg, Pa.; her best friend, Janet Tennant; and a very special niece, Lynette Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, James Craig Tobin; and her great-granddaughter, Mollie Grace McWreath.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Union Mission of Fairmont, 107 Jefferson St., Fairmont, WV 26554, or the World Vision at www.worldvision.org.

At her request, friends and family are invited to a memorial service to be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Dr. David Cyphers officiating. Entombment will follow the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont.

Online condolences may be made at www.fordfuneral-homes.com.

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