Hester Elizabeth Curry, 80 - Mt. Zion

Hester Elizabeth Curry, 80, of Mt. Zion, West Virginia, passed away March 22, 2011 at Minnie Hamilton Health System in Grantsville.

She was born May 10, 1930 in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Andy and Mary West Kight.

She attended the Cherry Fork United Methodist Church, White Pine Community and was a retired cook at the Calhoun County Committee on Aging.

Surviving are four daughters, Micky Hickman (Phillip) of Renick WV, Della Nicholas (Burl) of Mt. Zion, Lynn Morrison (Weldon) of Nobe WV and Bea Robinson (Tim) of Tanner WV; 2 sons, Chip Whipkey (Barb) of Leonardtown MD and Mike Whipkey (Nancy) of Arnoldsburg WV; a brother, Bob Kight (Nadine) of Akron OH; two sisters, Tiny Gardner of Morgantown WV and Betty Gifford of Buckhannon WV; 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Whipkey; a daughter Vicky and a son Bobby.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Interment will be in the Kight Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Thursday until time of services.