Virginia Elmore, 94 - formerly of Spencer

Virginia Elmore, 94, of Look About Manor Nursing Home at Westminster, MD, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 28, 2010.

Virginia Hunt Elmore was born June 26, 1916 at Wanego, WV. She was the daughter of George Henry and Leona Hester Keen Hunt, Sr. She spent most of her youth on the Hunt farm at Tariff, WV. She and her husband, Gene F. Elmore, Sr. built and lived in a house on Oak Drive Addition just outside Spencer for 62 years. They traveled extensively throughout the United States and part of Canada.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gene F. Elmore, Sr., and her son Gene F. Elmore, Jr.; her brothers Ferris Hunt, Robert Hunt, Lawrence Bruce Hunt, George Henry Hunt, Jr.; and sisters Mabel Jarrett and Evelyn Looney Bentle.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, James and Sondra Reger of Finksburg, MD, and Edward and Virginia "Ginny" Bulmer of Rye, NH. Her survivors also include five grandchildren, Darren Elmore, Jane Elmore, Leigh Anne Reger Gross, Raymond A. Vine, III, and Timothy Vine and their families, which includes six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Elmore was a 57-year member of the First Baptist Church of Spencer, where she had served as secretary and performed many other positions of service.

She was a charter member of the Junior Woman's Club, Roane County Historical Society, and the Roane General Hospital Auxiliary, where she was a past president. She served as a volunteer with the Gray Ladies, Junior and Senior Woman's Clubs, and also as a poll worker during many elections. She also was a chaperon for several Spencer High School band trips for all three of her children. She chaperoned for the class of 1959 for several activities and was always interested in her children's friends.

Mrs. Elmore was a member of the Wetzel Chapter #27 Order of the Eastern Star, Spencer, where she had served as Worthy Matron. She had been Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls, Chapter 3, of Spencer, for which she was awarded the Grand Cross of Color. She was also a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was employed as an administrative assistant for the West Virginia State Road Commission in Roane County, and at the Spencer Manufacturing (Kellwood) Company on Oak Drive.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010, in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover, WV. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 338 Main Street, WV 25276, or to the Spencer Roane Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 673, Spencer, WV 25276.

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