Barbara Lynn Van Buren

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Ronceverte-Barbara Lynn Van Buren, 67, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

She was born Jan. 22, 1952, at Ronceverte, a daughter of the late Raymond Thomas and Isabelle Erskine Fox.

Barbara was a 1969 graduate of Greenbrier East High School and a lifelong resident of Ronceverte. She was retired from various positions in the medical community.

She was known for her cooking and helping others. Even in death she continued helping others by being an organ donor. She was a member of Graystone Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a niece, Debra Fox Bartley and great-great nephew, Nash Finley Perdue.

She is survived by her loving husband, Elbert Van Buren; her son, David Lee Kennedy (Amy) of Sinks Grove; her brothers, Billy Joe Fox (Mary Sue) of Covington, VA and Rick Fox of Ronceverte; step-daughters, Lesha Van Buren of Roanoke, VA and Sheila Ballard (Mark) of Ronceverte; niece, Diane Austin of Covington, VA and nephew, Jared Fox of Ronceverte; grandchildren, Kayla (Kevin) Wiseman, Rachelle Dudley, Kyle and Destiny Ballard; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Jakira, Ethan, Jrew and Julien; several other extended family and friends and her faithful companion, Sam.

Her funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 20, at Graystone Baptist Church, where Pastor Youel Altizer officiated. Burial was in Bethel Church Cemetery, Organ Cave.

The family received friends at the church Sunday afternoon before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Building Fund at Graystone Baptist Church, 249 Skylar Drive, Lewisburg, WV 24901

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com