Sen. Ursula Jae Spears, a West Virginia senator for 12 years and a three-term member of the House of Delegates, departed this life Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her home in Elkins.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. On Saturday, March 23, Sen. Spears will be moved to the First United Methodist Church at Elkins, where Sen. Spears will lay in repose - an honor bestowed on state dignitaries - from 12:30 until 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., a funeral ceremony will be celebrated with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley and the Rev. Barry R. Moll officiating. Interment will follow in Beverly Cemetery at Beverly.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.