The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

January 6, 2013

Maria Emperdao Lopez Painter

Maria Emperdao Lopez Painter, known as Pearl, lived a long, full life and went to be with her father in heaven on Friday (Jan. 4, 2013) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Pearl is survived by her only child, Susan Painter Konya and husband William Konya of Fairmont. Pearl had three grandchildren, Shawn and wife Stephanie Konya of Bunner Ridge, Jeremy and wife Heather Jones of Chantilly, Va., and Lt. Trista Konya of Virginia Beach, Va., where she just returned from deployment on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower; as well as two great-grandsons, Clayton and Connor Konya.

She is survived by one sister, Margaret Vanover of New York and several nieces and nephews and family from Spain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacque and Maria Garcia Lopez, and four siblings, Jack, Manuel, Isabela and Sadie.

Her loving and kind husband, Harrison Phillip Painter, a WWII veteran, died in 1981. His final words to his daughter were to “take care of your mother.”

Pearl was a lifelong resident of Mannington and made her home at Mohans Run. She loved walking, gardening, and bird and wildlife watching. Pearl volunteered for her church, Marion County Senior Citizens, Clothes Closet and the Friary in Morgantown.

She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mannington and also enjoyed attending the Mannington Church of Christ, whose congregation reached out to her with open and loving arms.

In later years, she lived with her daughter and was later a resident at the Arbors in Fairmont.

She was extremely fortunate to live a long and healthy life. She loved life passionately and enjoyed her journey in this life. We have been blessed to know her and loved her.

Friends may call at Masters Funeral Home on Monday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.

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