Hilda Ann Lyons, age 88, a resident of Locust Avenue, Philippi, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012, at her residence. She was born February 6, 1924, in Philippi, WV, a daughter of the late Troy and Emma Catherine (Poling) Stemple. She was united in marriage on December 24, 1944, to Morgan H. Lyons who preceded her in death December 22, 2004. She was a loving wife and mother.
Surviving are two sons: Dr. Morgan H. Lyons, Jr. and wife Beverly of Morgantown, and Kevin A. Lyons and wife Gretchen of Philippi; one brother: Dr. Jack Stemple and wife Jackie of Bahama, NC; six grandchildren: Christopher M. Lyons of Broomfield, CO, Aaron N. Lyons of Erie, CO, Dara C. Titus of Lynchburg, VA, Haley N. Lyons, Olivia R. Lyons, and Logan M. Lyons all of Morgantown; one great-grandchild: Nathan Lyons of Erie, CO; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers: Vance Stemple, James Stemple, Doug Stemple, and Ned Stemple.
Mrs. Lyons worked as a bookkeeper for Consol Coal and McCoy Brothers, Inc. She was a member of Philippi Order of Eastern Star Chapter #41, Woodmen of the World, and Saundemi. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing, loved watching tennis and loved to bake and cook.
Mrs. Lyons was a cancer survivor. She was a member of the Philippi United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut Street, Philippi on Wednesday, July 4, from 4-8 pm. The OES Chapter #41 will conduct a memorial service at 7 pm. Visitation will resume on Thursday, July 5, from 8-11 am, services following with Rev. Tim Bleigh officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.