GALLIPOLIS FERRY — Lena E. (DeJarnett) Fowble, 96, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., formerly of Addison, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pt. Pleasant, W.Va.
She was born on May 14, 1917, at Salt Rock, W.Va., daughter of the late John Hamilton and Della Ferrell DeJarnett. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Chelcie C. Fowble, in 1985; a son, Raymond, in 1948; and by three brothers, Scott, Frank and Paul DeJarnett; three sisters, Anna Zornes, Lilly Stewart and Dorothy in infancy.
She was 4-H member years ago, member of Wohelo homemakers clubs, a member of Beale Chapel Church and church circle. She loved to make quilts and gave many, many away.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy (Dexter) Dowell and Linda (Jim) Bragg both of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; two sons, Robert (Stephanie) Fowble of Apple Grove, W.Va., and Chelcie "Bud" (Barbara) Fowble of Gallipolis; one brother, Sidney (Alma) DeJarnett of Barboursville, W.Va.; one sister-in-law, Jean DeJarnett of Huntington, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in September.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Beale Chapel Church in Apple Grove, W.Va., with Tommy Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Barboursville. Friends may call at Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis on Monday, March 31, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. Her body will lie in state at the church on Tuesday an hour prior the services. Pall bearers will be Bill, Ronnie, and John DeJarnett, Perry Morrison, Tom Lewis, Jeff Handshaw. Honorary Pallbearers will be Eddie DeJarnett, Tom Moore and Ron Cremeans.
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