Barbara Ann Skinner Somerville, 81, of Good Hope, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in Crestview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation in Jane Lew with family by her side.
She was born in Weston on May 6, 1936, a daughter of the late Robert Ancel Skinner and Virginia May Mitchell Skinner.
On September 1, 1956, she married her handsome suitor, Gordon Lewis “Hank” Somerville, who will dearly miss his loving wife (and her homemade graham cracker pie) after 61 years of marriage.
Her loving and devoted nature will be carried on by her four children: LeaAnn Dobbins and husband, Chuck, Joy Workman and husband Joe, Missie Grimm and husband Rick, and Greg Somerville and companion, Mary Jo Roberts, all of Good Hope. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Zachary Dobbins and wife, Gina, of Bridgeport, Jeremy Dobbins and wife, Tricia, of West Milford, Megan Williams and husband Eli of Good Hope, Eddie Butcher of Good Hope, Heather Leary and husband, Brandon of Good Hope, Justin Somerville and wife Whittney of Jane Lew, Cody Somerville and wife, Chasity of Fairmont, Sarah Somerville of Ohio, Caleb Somerville of Good Hope, and Alexis Grimm of Good Hope; and twelve great grandchildren: Samuel and Zack Dobbins, John Anthony Dobbins, Malaki and Isaiah Williams, Lily and Lydia Leary, Bentley and Bralyn Somerville, Noah Somerville, and Blaykin and Oaklyn Brooke Somerville. She also leaves behind two sisters: Shirley Carroll and husband, Chuck, of Wake Forest, NC, and Sue Siebel and husband, Bob, of Kansas City, MO; one sister-in-law, Sue Crown and husband, Dave of Murphy, NC; one brother-in-law, Tom Somerville and wife, Sonja, of TX; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was a caregiver for Patricia Preece, whom she thought of as one of her own grandchildren. She also thought the world of her dear friend, Lana Taylor.
Barbara was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and talented seamstress, who made beautiful clothing for her children, and grandchildren, who brought great joy to her life. She treasured time spent with them, especially shopping and vacationing together. She was a member of the New Bethel United Methodist Church and was well known for the many dinners and delicious pies she prepared for her church family. Her family, friends, and community will miss her dearly and remember her fondly.
Family and friends gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 2 – 8 p.m., on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, and again from 10-11 a.m., on Wednesday, at the New Bethel United Methodist Church in Good Hope. Funeral Services follow at 11 a.m., with Reverend Destry Daniels officiating. Interment follows in the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association WV Chapter 1601 2nd Avenue Charleston, WV 25387.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Barbara Somerville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.