Age 91, of Normantown, WV departed this life at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born January 23, 1921 in Gilmer County, WV a daughter of the late Joe Frank and Olga Kennedy James.
Mary was a homemaker and member of the Steer Run Missionary Baptist Church at Normantown.
She was a quilter and who took great pleasure in making her quilts, often giving them to family and friends. She also loved her flowers and gardening.
On May 17, 1947 she was united in marriage to Leonard Wilmoth who preceded her in death September 01, 1010.
Surviving: a son, Joe Wilmoth and wife Patricia of Normantown; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Dawson Wilmoth of Grantsville, wife of the late Larry Steve Wilmoth.
5 grandchildren survive: Jennifer Wilmoth of Toledo, OH; Ryan Wilmoth of Parkersburg; Steve Wilmoth of Grantsville, WV; James Wilmoth and wife Jessica of Grantsville, WV; and Andrew Wilmoth of Normantown, WV.
4 great-grandchildren survive: Isaiah and Braden Wilmoth; Nicholas Cottrell and Kaden Roughton.
2 step-great-grandchildren survive: Ray and Dartagnan Atkinson.
1 sister survives: Frances Chadwell of Normantown. She is also survived by 3 brothers-in-law: Leamon Turner of Normantown, Jesse Huff of Weston, Hayward Wilmoth (Judy) of Elyria, OH, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Steven Lee Wilmoth, one great-granddaughter, Jasmine Cottrell, 2 brothers, Jack and Ewing James, sisters, Bess Norman, Ruth Turner, Joan Huff, and Maple Dehart, and a brother-in-law, Dallas Chadwell.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Lower Steer Run Missionary Baptist Church, 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2012 with Elder Mark Minney officiating.
Burial will follow in the James Cemetery. Friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville and one hour prior to services at the Church.
Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is assisting the family of Mary Wilmoth with arrangements.