Lela DeWeese Poff, of Salem, went to be with our Lord following a short illness on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Lela "Bits" was a lifetime member of the Church of the Brethren. She retired from Richfield Retirement Community. She was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; she will be truly missed by all who knew her. Lela was preceded in death by her parents, Cabell and Dovie DeWeese. She was the widow of Albert Harvey Poff Sr.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Winston and Lois DeWeese, of N.C., and Houston and Jenny DeWeese, of Winchester; sons and their spouses, Albert Harvey Poff Jr. and wife, Ouida, of Pulaski, John A. Poff and wife, Sue, of Copper Hill, and Michael D. Poff, of Salem; daughters, Charlotte P. Austin, of Pilot and Shelby P. Davis and spouse, Richard Ferris, of Salem. Lela is also survived by nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to both the staff of 2-East at Richfield Recovery and Care Center led by Teresa, Paula, and Courtney as well as the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice for their unwavering support to the family during this difficult time.
The family will receive friends on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. And a funeral service to celebrate the life of Lela DeWeese Poff will then begin at 3 p.m. with Deacon Houston DeWeese officiating. Mommy will be laid to rest beside Daddy in the Rest Vale Cemetery, Copper Hill.
An online guest book is available by visiting www.johnmoakey.com
The family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. 540-389-5441.