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Ila May Nethken

July 7, 1927 May 19, 2018
Ila May Nethken
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Ila May Rowan Nethken, age 90 years, a resident of Mabie, WV, departed this life Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends and under the care of Mountain Hospice.
She was born Thursday, July 7, 1927 at Mabie, WV a daughter of the late Delbert C. and Olie Paugh Rowan. On February 22, 1947 at Elkins, WV, she was married to the Howard Weese Nethken, Sr., who preceded her in death November 27, 2011. They had celebrated sixty-four years of marriage. Surviving are one son, Howard Weese Nethken, Jr., of Elkins; two daughters, Sandra Workman of Elkins, Kathy Daniels of Mabie; one brother, Delbert D. Rowan, Jr., of Louisville, KY; two sisters, Edith Wagner of Virginia Beach, VA, Gay Sweitzer of Finksburg, MD; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are one son, Rodger Wayne Nethken; two brothers, William Rowan and Roy D. Rowan; and one sister, Minnie J. Boserman.
She attended the schools of Mabie and Coalton Twelve Year School. She was a homemaker, a member of the H. W. Daniels Post #29 Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, the Roaring Creek Post #5583 Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Rowan Memorial United Methodist Church, and the Barbour County C.E.O.S. Hilltopper’s. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing softball and singing. She enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, playing cards and board games and reading. She had a wonderful sense of humor and she was known to many as “Nut”. She dearly loved her fur babies, Mo, Whiskers, and Gabby.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 PM, Tuesday. On Wednesday, May, 23, 2018, Mrs. Nethken will be moved to the Rowan Memorial United Methodist Church, where friends may call from 10 AM until 11 AM the funeral hour. The Rev. Stella Faye Moyer will officiate and interment will follow at the Rowan Memorial Cemetery at Mabie, WV. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Ila May Rowan Nethken. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Addison’s disease Foundation at, Parkinson’s Foundation at or Mountain Hospice, 1002 S. Crim Avenue, Belington, WV 26250.

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5:00 PM 5/22/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/22/2018 8:00:00 PM
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins

120 First Street
P.O. Box 1027
Elkins, WV 26241

Lohr & Barb Funeral Home - Elkins
120 First Street Elkins 26241 WV
United States

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11:00 AM 5/23/2018 11:00:00 AM
Rowan Memorial United Methodist Church

Mabie, WV 26278
Mabie, WV 26278

Rowan Memorial United Methodist Church
Mabie, WV 26278 Mabie 26278 WV
United States

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Rowan Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

Mabie, WV 26278
Mabie, West Virginia 26241

Mabie, WV 26278 Mabie 26241 West Virginia
United States

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