BUCKHANNON — Verine Zickefoose Leigh, 92, of Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at Serenity Care Home in Buckhannon. She was born March 11, 1921 in Hemlock, a daughter of the late Emery and Sophia Hoover Zickefoose.
On March 16, 1946 she married Virgil “Jake” Leigh who preceded her in death on June 29, 1978. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thamer and Camden Zickefoose.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jenkins and husband Charles of Buckhannon; two sons, Kenneth Leigh and wife Janet of Wheeling, and Julius Leigh and wife Mavis of Hemlock; four granddaughters, Susan Ford of Buckhannon, Sara Wamsley and husband Rusty of Buckhannon, Michelle Bees and husband Bob of Fernandina Beach, Fla. and Monica Leigh of Buckhannon; one grandson, Michael Leigh and fiancée Karyn Huggins of Bridgeville, Pa.; one great-granddaughter, Katie Wamsley of Buckhannon; three great-grandsons, Brandon Wamsley of Buckhannon and Wesley and Nicholas Bees both of Fernandina Beach; one sister, Shelbia Jean Carpenter and husband Dorsey of Buckhannon and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Leigh was a homemaker and attended the Mt. Olive U.M.C. at Hemlock.
Friends will be received Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Holly J. Hoover and Rev. Tim Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery in Hemlock. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery Fund c/o Mary Jenkins 42 Jenleigh Drive Buckhannon, WV 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.