Mary Elizabeth Eckard, 82, of Sugar Grove, W.Va., passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Pendleton Manor.
She was born Jan. 20, 1930, in Pendleton County W.Va., a daughter of the late William Ernest and Dora Mae Simmons Rexrode.
Mrs. Eckard was a homemaker, who lovingly devoted her time and attention to her family. She was enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and embroidering.
She was a member of St. Paul Independent Lutheran church and VFW Post 9666 Ladies’ Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Eldon Eckard, whom she married on Oct. 11, 1957; daughter, Linda Sue Sheffer of Lacey Spring; granddaughter, Mary “Renee” Saylor and husband, Edward, of Lacey Spring; two great-grandchildren, Laura Renee Moyers of Clover Hill and Timothy John Eckard of Lacey Spring; and four sisters, Virginia Pitsenbarger of Amherst, Lena Shifflett of Grottoes, Annie Simmons of Bridgewater and Norma Propst of Moyers, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah Rexrode and Louella Rexrode, and her brother, Robert Russell Rexrode.
A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012, at St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Gary Sheffer, Wendell Pitsenbarger, Harold Pitsenbarger, Ronnie Lambert, Dennis Botkin and Timothy Eckard.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Cemetery Fund, c/o JoAnn Moyers, 1685 Doe Hill Road, Sugar Grove, WV 26815, or South Fork Rescue Squad, c/o Diana Smith, P.O. Box 6, Sugar Grove, WV 26815.