(01/06/2002)
Betty Ann Fleek, 77, of Pike Street, Elizabeth, WV died January 4, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division following a brief illness.

Mrs. Fleek was born February 11, 1924, in Romney, WV, a daughter of the late John and Anna Schuller Schnibbe. She was a 1942 graduate of Romney High School, attended Potomac State College and was a graduate of Potomac State Junior College. She was former educator of music at the Romney School of the Blind and was a renowned piano teacher. She was past matron of Romney Chapter 84, Order of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Woman's Club of Elizabeth. She was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Mary Elizabeth Circle and served as the church pianist for more than 38 years.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard A. Fleek; two sons and their wives, John and Diana Fleek of Cross Lanes, WV, and David and Tanda Fleek of Parkersburg, WV; one daughter, Susan Fleek of Monroe, Connecticut; three grandchildren, Gregory Fleek of Hilton Head, S.C., Lia Fleek and Caroline Fleek, both of Parkersburg; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one infant sister.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elizabeth United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Paul D. Russell, the Rev. David A. Stackpole and the Rev. Robert Stanley officiating. Burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth with Eastern Star memorial services at 7:30 p.m. Monday with Wirt Chapter 113, Order of the Eastern Star conducting the services. The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

In lieu of other memorials, donations may be made to the Betty Fleek Memorial Music Fund of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church, c/o Busch Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43 Elizabeth, W.Va. 26143.


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