Haydie Almeta Pumphrey, 100, of Weston, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab Center following a long courageous life. She was born on Goosepen in Lewis County on January 27, 1917: daughter of the late Claude Wilt and Laura (Brewer) Wilt. On October 29, 1932, she married William “Bill” Pumphrey, who preceded her in death on July 21, 1973.
Almeta was blessed with seven children: five daughters: Ruby Elizabeth Christy and JoAnn Reed both of Weston, Evelyn Titus and husband Jim of Lost Creek, Judith Kay Gillespie (deceased) and Janie Pumphrey of Weston and two sons: William E. Pumphrey of Warren, OH and Robert Lee Pumphrey and wife Pat of Cortland, OH, 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and 20-and-one-half great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition, Almeta was preceded in death by five brothers: Opie Wilt, Ed Wilt, Emery Wilt, Claude Wilt, Jr., and Robert Wilt and four sisters: Leota Sandy, Elizabeth Waugh, Naomi Ramsey and Ruby Flint.
Almeta will be remembered as the lady with white hair that worked at Lovett’s Drive-In with 33 years of service. Almeta was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was blessed with several sets of five generations in her family. In her 100 years of life Almeta saw more changes in this world than we can even imagine. Her greatest joy and her life was about her family, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She and her husband Bill started a family and created a legacy that will last for many years to come. Almeta or Grandma as most knew her will be missed by many.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue, Weston, on Friday, September 22, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services were held on Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel, with Reverend Russell Furr officiating. Interment followed services in the Finster Chapel Cemetery on Goosepen Road in Lewis County. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Almeta may be expressed at hardman-paletttifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Haydie Almeta Pumphrey.