Rebecca S. "Nanny" Calvert, 76, a former resident of Daniels, and a resident of Elkins, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 11, 2014, in the Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Unit in Elkins.
She was born June 1, 1937, at Wickham, a daughter of the late Walter Sherman Elder and the late Myrtle Mae Brizendine Elder. On April 25, 1955, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was married to Billie Eugene Calvert, who preceded her in death on March 29, 1997.
Surviving are one son, Gary E. Calvert and wife, Carol, of Daniels; two daughters, Brenda Loving-Hatcher and husband, Dexter, of Beaver, and Teresa Simmons and husband, Billy, of Elkins; one brother, Ronald Elder, of Beckley; three sisters, Muriel Daub and husband, Leon, Lebanon, Pa., Hazel Naugle, of Mt. Hope, and Ila Mae Lane, Manhiem, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Gregory and J.C. Calvert, Michael Loving, Joshua, Paul and Hunter Simmons and Breanne Calvert; as well as 10 great grandchildren; a foster grandchild, Tessa; and the faithful family dog, "Butterscotch" also survive.
Also preceding her in death was one brother, Donald Elder, and a nephew, Todd McMullen.
Mrs. Calvert attended the schools of Raleigh County, was a homemaker and a member of the Mabscott United Church. She was an avid bowler and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for many years.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Thursday, Jan. 16, she will be moved to the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Chapel in Beckley, where friends may call from 12:30-1:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held from the chapel at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Vondie Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Rebecca S. "Nanny" Calvert. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.