Violet Roberts Husk, 81, of Parkersburg

Violet Roberts Husk, 81, of Parkersburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, of a brief illness.

She was born March 4, 1923, the daughter of Eli Lakery Roberts and Amie (Craddock) Roberts . She was the youngest of eight children. During a childhood illness she lost most of her hearing, but still attended and did well in school. After several operations as an adult, her hearing was partially restored. One of the high points in her life was when she went to Beauty College and earned a beautician degree. She loved school and she loved to learn. The year of classes was a precious treat.

Violet married Commodore W. Husk Jan. 14, 1944. Commodore passed away on May 14, 1966, of an extended illness. During his illness, she took loving homecare of him both night and day. On Jan. 12, 1954, she had a son, David Husk. Through her help and tireless encouragement, David completed college and earned a doctorate in physics.

She owned and operated Violet's Beauty Shop in Parkersburg from 1965 through 2001 when she retired. Violet had several serious illnesses during her life, but her determination and spirit always prevailed. She was attractive, strong-minded, earnest and good willed. She never turned away the truly needy or looked down on anyone. She provided care for her ill relatives and took care of her aging father. She was a friend to all. During her lifetime she faced and overcome many more tribulations than most people.

She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Freeda Starcher, Reda Morgan, Cora Husk, Opal Starcher, Golda Starcher, Denver Roberts and infant Vena Roberts.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Elder Clair Ruble officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday.