The Times West Virginian


July 8, 2014

Genevieve Tichenor

Genevieve Louise (Stewart) Tichenor, age 91 and 122 days, formally of Hagans, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday (July 6, 2014). She was born March 5, 1923, at Hitesanbarns, the daughter of the late Charles Ernest and Margarette Melvina (Atwood) Stewart.

She is survived by four daughters, Brenda and Billie Joe Allen of River Road, Morgantown; Linda Cordray of Hagans; Patricia Ewing of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and Gloria and Larry Sickles of Morgantown; two sons, Richard “Rick” and Mary Tichenor of Fairmont Road, Morgantown, and Lowell “Bud” and Linda Tichenor of Georgetown; two brothers, Samuel Edward Stewart of Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, and Ronald Eugene Stewart of Green Acres, Morgantown; 19 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and 21-great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Alvin Reason Stewart of Smock, Pennsylvania; William “Bill” Stewart of Wiseman Road Morgantown; Calvin McClelland Stewart of Ohio; Charles “Tub” Stewart of Florida; Harry Thomas Stewart; and Ernest Lee Stewart of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and two sisters, Thelma “Sis” Stewart Higginbotham, formerly of , and Mary Margarette Stewart Mayse of Virginia.

Genevieve was a wife, homemaker and mother. She loved her family very much. She loved to quote Psalm 23 and Psalm 100. She loved to read her Bible.

She loved to mow the yard, grow a garden, grow flowers, can produce, make jellies, breads, work ... work ... work. She loved to walk, pick ginseng and yellow root. She liked to watch westerns, “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy!” and all kinds of game shows. She loved to watch the animals, such as deer, groundhogs, squirrels and all different types of birds. She liked to play bingo, travel, go camping and especially fishing. She loved to sew and make quilts, Raggedy Anns and Andys, and make yard ornaments. The thing she enjoyed the most was shopping.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the nurses, caretakers and staff at Home Away From Home for all their love, care and attention.

Friends may call at the Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday and again from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. on Thursday with Pastor Stanley Merrifield officiating. Burial will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

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