Lewisburg-Wilda Boyd VanMetre, 96, passed away Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, at her home in Lewisburg.
She was born in Berkeley Springs and raised in Martinsburg.
After her marriage, she lived for many years on the VanMetre Farm in Berkeley County before moving to Lewisburg in 1954. She was an extraordinary mother, grandmother and homemaker well-known for her cooking, sewing, knitting and gardening. Wilda was a longtime member of PEO Chapter F and Old Stone Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed Presbyterian Women activities, particularly working at the Americana Thrift Shop.
Wilda was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, James M. VanMetre, III; her daughters, Sandra V. Judy and Dorothy Kay VanMetre; daughter-in-law, Linda Holt VanMetre; four sisters and one brother.
She is survived by: son, James M. VanMetre, IV and special friend Cathy Ingram; daughter, Julie V. Tote and husband Robert; son-in-law, Jerry N. Judy; six grandchildren, Lisa Judy Metchick, Judy VanMetre Poore, Karen VanMetre Arbuckle, David N. Judy, James Boyd “Jeb” Tate and Robert “Lee” Tate; great-grandchildren, Jaelynn C. Parks, Victoria “Tori” Parks, Jamie L. Tote and Aiden N. Metchick; and brother, Ned L. Boyd.
Services will be held at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg on Saturday, May 10, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Deter Taylor officiating.
Visitation at the funeral home will be Friday, May 9, 6-8 p.m., and an hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Interment to follow at Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presbyterian Women c/o Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 200 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or the charity of your choice.
Please send online condolecnes by visiting WallaceandWallaceFH.com.