Orva R. Siers Parsons, 90 - Minnora

Orva R. Siers Parsons, age 90, passes away July 19, 2015 at Charleston Area Medical Center. She was born at Nicut, Calhoun County, WV on October 1, 1924. She was a daughter of the late Harrison and Viola Weekley Siers.

She lived most of her life on White Oak and Minnora WV. Orva was known for 30 years as an antique dealer out of her home. If there was an auction, you could count on her and Paris being there. She made many friends and had great fun doing what she loved.

She had previously worked at Viscose in Parkersburg during WWII and Spencer State Hospital. She had belonged to the Rebecca I.O.F. Lodge at Minnora for many years and held the office of Noble Grand at different times and other offices.

She and her husband, Paris, also operated a general store at Chloe in the 1950's. She attended the University of North Carolina and was certified to teach the Head Start Program at Cabot Station which she did for several years. She also volunteered at the Upper West Fork Community Park over the years and on one occasion, taught how to make apple butter the "old fashioned way".

Orva attended the Fairview Methodist Church at Nicut during her childhood and performed many hymns with her sisters. She was a member of the White Oak Baptist Church while raising her children.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Paris; and three children, Judith Shaffer of Canton, Ohio, Betty Earl of Parkersburg WV; and Bob and Pat Parsons of Canton, Ohio; 6 grandchildren, Diane, Cathy, Mark, Chris, Lisa, and Rob; 8 great-grandchildren, Heath, MaryBeth, Garrett, Rylee, Rychert, Liam, Brody, and Dylan. She is also survived by her brother, Habred and sister-in-law Jean Siers of Chloe WV; sister-in-law Leona Sears of Chloe; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Forrest, Edward, and Darrell; son-in-laws Orville Earl and Tom Shaffer; four sisters, Roxie Cooper, Velva Lilly, Evelyn Bailey, and Thelma Lichlyter.

Funeral services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jim Lough officiating. Interment will be in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe, WV. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be given in memory of Orva to the Roane County Animal Shelter, 2550 Parkersburg Rd., Spencer, WV 25276.