Mary Lena Wilfong

Mary Lena Wilfong, 98, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew, W.Va.

She was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Lida Simpson and Mary Warner. On Dec. 9, 1939, she married Coleman Edward Wilfong who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2002.

She is survived by two sons, David W. Wilfong and wife Deborah of French Creek, W.Va. and Lonnie Edward Wilfong of Buckhannon; three daughters, Mary Ellen Miracle of Palm Bay, Fla., Helen Jane Bennett of Statesville, N.C. and Linda Lou Jarrell and husband Joseph of Charleston, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Robert Allen Wilfong; one daughter, Ruth Ann Hamilton; three grandchildren, Allen Wilfong, Edward Wilfong and Kimberly Schoenlein; one brother, Guy Simpson Warner; and four sisters, Hazel Burns, Gethrel Kiddy, Mabel Groves and Marie Warner.

Mrs. Wilfong was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Buckhannon, a homemaker and served over 20 years as a senior companion. She was also an avid Mountaineer fan.

The family would like to thank the staff of People’s Hospice and Crestview Manor for their dedication and care.

Friends will be received Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at noon at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Tallman officiating. Burial will follow at the Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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