Betty Jeanne Gragg Puffenbarger, 77, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the W.Va. Caring Hospice Care Corporation in the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.
She was born Feb. 21, 1942, in Durbin, W.Va., a daughter of the late Glenn D. and Jeanne Heavner Gragg. On July 13, 1969, she married John Leslie Puffenbarger who survives.
Also surviving are one brother, Ben Gragg and wife Carolyn of Williamstown, W.Va.; three nieces, Christy Gragg of Clarksburg, W.Va., Marcy Cowan and husband Jim of Madison, Ohio and Colleen Shreve and husband Todd of Dover, Pa. and several cousins and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Blair Gragg and one nephew, Bryan Lee Gragg.
Mrs. Puffenbarger was a teacher in Pocahontas County, Jackson County, Monongalia County and Upshur County. She taught Home Economics and Adult Education at B-UHS for many years and then became the Upshur County School Food Service Director for the Upshur County Board of Education.
Mrs. Puffenbarger also helped plan and design several kitchens in schools in Upshur County.
She was active in the First Baptist Church of Buckhannon and served as the Secretary of the local chapter of the American Baptist Women, Mission Chairman and on the Deaconess Board. Mrs. Puffenbarger loved to quilt and was a member of the local guild, Quilters at Heart.
Friends will be received Friday, March 15, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Teodoro. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in the Arbovale Cemetery in Arbovale, W.Va. with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating the committal service.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.