Mary Eileen Lynch, 62 - Glenville

Mary Eileen Lynch, 62, of Glenville WV, departed this life on November 1, 2015 at home after courageously fighting a long illness, surrounded by her loved ones.

Mary was born September 25, 1953, the daughter of the late Marshall Glen and Anna Rose Ritchie.

She enjoyed time with her family, friends and her visitors. Mary will be remembered most for being a caring and selfless person, a loving mother, her love and compassion for animals and the big heart she had for taking care of any animal that came her way.

She is survived by two daughters, Ronda Paige James and fiance Mark Cain of Grantsville and Terra Buckalew and husband Charlie Buckalew of Lubeck WV.

Mary had four grandchildren who she loved very much, Emily Wilson, Chloe James, Elijah Buckalew and Noah Buckalew. She also had two very special friends that she considered to be her daughters as well, Julie Meadows of Normantown WV and StarLynn Cochran of Glenville.

Mary had two sisters, Shiela (Jim) Bryd of Parkersburg WV and Sandra (Raymond) Taylor of Belpre OH; two brothers, Nolan (Nancy) Ritchie of Five Forks WV and Rexell (Evelyn) Yoak of Big Bend WV; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her sister Sherry Poole and her niece Beth Ann Yost.

At Mary's request of cremation, a private memorial will be held at a later planned date.

A special thanks to the wonderful Hospice team that kept her in comfort and for the support (and lots of hugs) they gave to her caregivers.