Edith Virginia Lockard Ellyson, age 95, of Sinking Creek Road, departed this earthly life at 9:45 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 at her residence with her loving family at her side.

She was born July 22, 1924 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Dorsey and Cora Lorentz Lockard.

Edith was a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. Following the war, Edith returned to Gilmer County and graduated from Tanner High School. She was a local business woman and worked as a beautician with over 50 years experience. In her spare time, Edith enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking and caring for her family.

Edith enjoyed attending Sunday services at the Glenville Community Church and was active in many community organizations over the years.

On July 27, 1946, Edith was united in marriage to Odbert Valjean Ellyson, who preceded her in death on November 11, 2011.

Surviving are six children, Doris Jean Adams and husband, Rodney, of Troy, Gary Ted Ellyson, of Gassaway, Carmen Lee Smith and husband, William, of Sand Fork, Larry Kurt Ellyson and wife, Debbie, of Indian Fork, Clinton Jay Ellyson and wife, Cindy, of Summersville, and Glendon Thomas Ellyson and wife, Shelley, of St. MaryÕs.

Also surviving are 12 loving grandchildren, 24 beautiful great-grandchildren, two amazing great-great-grandchildren, and numerous other wonderful family and friends.

Along with her parents and husband, Edith is preceded in death by her brother, Hubert Lockard, baby brother, Fred Lockard, two grandchildren, James Rodney and Michael Shane Adams, and one daughter-in-law, Lurene Scott-Ellyson.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to everyone that visited and expressed their condolences.

A funeral service will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV, 26351 at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019 with Pastor Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery near Glenville. Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Wednesday at the mortuary in Glenville.

Ellyson Mortuary, Inc. is honored to assist the family of Edith Virginia Lockard Ellyson with arrangements.


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