Born May 15, 1936, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Edward Byers and Ruby Spade Byers.
Mary was a member and Deacon of Clifton Presbyterian Church where she also belonged to the Ladies Circle #1. She attended First Baptist Church of Fairlea. After graduating Hinton High School, Mary married her first husband the late Robert Cales and they moved to Illinois. She attended the Elgen School of Beauty Culture and following graduation was a Beautician for over 35 years. After retiring from Marlene’s Hair Care, they moved to Lewisburg. She loved to travel and gardening. She was also a member of the Newcomers and Old Friends ladies’ group. Mary volunteered at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Moriarty; sister, Janice Bennett; and brother, James Byers.
Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Richard Elmore; son-in-law, Patrick Moriarty; grandchildren, Ian Patterson (Michelle) of Lexington, VA and Sarah Patterson of Indianapolis, IN; stepsons, Terry Elmore (Dana) of Parkville, MD and Tom Elmore (Ann) of Covington, VA; stepdaughter, Tammy Sauzedde (Josa Mario) of Fern Park, FL; five great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews; and her furry friend, Peanut.
Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel, 252 Montvue Drive, Lewisburg.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dallas Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Clifton Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Maxwelton, WV.
We will be following COVID-19 suggestions and request guests wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Online guestbook can be signed at www.morganfh.net. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.