Mrs. Vonda Rose Howdershelt Poling, 89, a resident of Route 2, Philippi, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2013, in Colonial Place Nursing Facility at Elkins. She had been in failing health, but death was unexpected.
She was born Monday, Oct. 20, 1924, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late George Bliss and Sylvia Opal Nestor Howdershelt.
On July 22, 1939, at Crellin, Md., she was united in marriage to Ray Roscoe Poling, who survives.
She is survived by four children, Marie Williamson of Parkersburg, David R. Poling and wife, Charlene, of Belington, Duane B. "Beaver" Poling and wife, Debbie Kaye, of Philippi and Penny A. Gadd and husband, John, of Elkins. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Brad Poling and wife, Melissa, and Kelly White and husband, Robby; and two great-grandchildren, Ariel S. Simons and husband, Daniel, and Aaron R. White.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Howdershelt.
Mrs. Poling attended the schools of Barbour County. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Chapel United Methodist Church near Belington. Mrs. Poling enjoyed singing and playing the piano at her church and will be remembered for her love of caring and cooking for her beloved family.
Friends will be received at Talbott Funeral Home, 56 N. Brandenburg St. in Belington from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and again Friday from 8 until 11 a.m., the funeral hour, when final rites will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenny Kendall and the Rev. John Flynn officiating. Interment will follow in Central Chapel Cemetery near
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Central Chapel Cemetery Fund in care of Debbie Poling, 92 Allegheny Lane, Philippi, WV 26416. Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Vonda Rose Howdershelt Poling. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.talbottfuneralhome.com.