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Mary Kathryn Puffenbarger

September 29, 1945 — December 17, 2023

Sugar Grove, WV

 

Mary Kathryn (Terry) Puffenbarger, 78, of Sugar Grove, WV, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023 at home surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born in Staunton, Va., September 29, 1945, a daughter of the late Garland Rio and Myrtle Kathryn (Carroll) Terry.  On August 2, 1970, she married Elden “Butch” Puffenbarger.

The true definition of a homemaker, Mary enjoyed all facets of life, including cooking, farming, gardening, canning, sewing, babysitting countless children in the community, and playing piano. She loved reading her bible, attending church, and singing in the church choir.  Mary was a former member of the Churchville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and assistant leader of the Churchville Girl Scouts. Above all, Mary will be remembered as a faithful wife and best friend to Butch, as well as a loving mother and grandmother.

In addition to her husband of 53 years, Mary is survived by two sons, Wesley Puffenbarger and wife, Becky and David Puffenbarger and wife, Tabitha, all of Sugar Grove; sisters, Jane Daggy of Harrisonburg, Va., Sue Terry of Mount Solon, Va., Judy Foxx and husband, Harry of Mount Solon, Va., Donna Jack and husband, Steve of Deerfield, Va.; grandchildren, Ben, Emma, Nathan, Cole, Leah, Aria and Ella; sisters-in-law, Connie Terry of Staunton and Bonnie Reynolds of Toronto, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brother, Wilson Terry; and sister, Frances Glenn.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, Va., with pastors Judy Vetter and Jerry Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Fork Rescue Squad, 10733 Sugar Grove Road, Sugar Grove, WV 26815; or to Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 262 Mischler Way, Sugar Grove, WV 26815.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 30, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Obaugh Funeral Home - Highland County

8739 Highland Turnpike, McDowell, VA 24458

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 30, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Obaugh Funeral Home - Highland County

8739 Highland Turnpike, McDowell, VA 24458

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