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Lurie Ellen Smith, age 93, of Ansted, WV, passed away at Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
Born on October 30, 1924 in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late William Jack Beckelhimer and Lillian Pettry Beckelhimer.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, and during WWII worked in a defense plant. She spent her childhood in Pemberton, WV.
She enjoyed reading, and spending time with her family.
In addtion to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Roy Charles Smith; siblings, Woodrow Beckelhimer, Edna Ramsey, Dora Keith, and Jack Beckelhimer.
Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her only child, Beverly Jean Cole and husband Paul W. Cole of Ansted; brothers, Basil Clyde Beckelhimer of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Paul Henderson Beckelhimer of Chapmansboro, Tennessee; sisters, Mildred Lenhoff and husband James of Bear, Delaware, Jo Ann Swingle of Springfield, Missouri, Iva Pauline Mentz of Mount Dora, Florida, and Juanita Ruth Jackson and husband Don of Odd. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2 PM, with Rev. Ron George officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, WV.
Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Private online condolences, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at www.roseandquesenberry.net
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity or church.
Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.
Published on January 25, 2018
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