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Ruth Marie Moyers

November 1, 1927 — December 31, 2022

Sugar Grove, WV


Ruth Marie Moyers, 95, of Sugar Grove, WV passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022 surrounded by family at the home of her son.

She was born in West Virginia on November 1, 1927, a daughter of the late Oscar Ray and Mary Catherine (Kesner) Thorn. On July 2, 1949 she married Rembert Dewey Moyers who predeceased her on June 19, 2008.

A Christian, Mrs. Moyers was a member of Totten Chapel United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed attending the Methodist Women’s group. She also held membership with the VFW Post 9666 Ladies Auxiliary and Pendleton County Farm Bureau.

A homemaker and farmer, Mrs. Moyers enjoyed raising beef cattle, dairy cattle and sheep. She loved her flowers, tending to her garden, sharing her bounty, as well as cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed backroad traveling and speaking with numerous friends over the phone. A local historian in her own right, she held special interest in family genealogy and cemeteries. Ruth will also be remembered for being so attentive to her grandchildren, often times picnicking with them, going on deer drives, feeding baby lambs and calves and sharing her love of cooking. Above all, Ruth will be remembered as a selfless individual with a strong work ethic, who always placed her family’s needs above her own.

She is survived by daughters, Sarah Moats of Verona, Va., Brenda Daniel and husband, David of Parkersburg, Caroline Sponaugle and husband, Jim of Doe Hill, Va. and Sheba Crouse and husband, Ernie of Green Spring; sons, Dewey “Dean” Moyers Sr. and wife, Shirley of McDowell, Va., Scott Moyers and wife, Shari of Moyers and Kevin Moyers and wife, Kimberly of Hot Springs, Va.; sisters, Lucy Seymour of Harrisonburg, Va., Goldie Showalter of Timberville, Va.,  Anna Lee Alt of Upper Tract, Catherine Lantz and husband, Eugene of Broadway, Va., Mary Faye Kile of Upper Tract; sister-in-law, Sue Thorn of Keyser; grandchildren, John Moats, Kimberley Hohenstein, Dewey “D.D,” Brian “Bubba,”, Joshua, Isaac and Emily Moyers, Amanda Anderson, Tina Tidd, Andy, Timothy and Nathan Daniel, Michael and Matthew Sponaugle, Cathy James, Cora Via, Laura Fears, Erin and Starsha Crouse; great-grandchildren Tyler and Blake Hohenstein, Shawn, David, Kim and Gabriella Arnott, Dewey, Briannah, Jack, Hugh, Ruthi, Daisy and Kaleb Moyers, Hunter, Alex, Dalton, Chloe, Brooklyn, Madalyn and Alana Daniel, Isaac and Ryan Parsons, Jasper, Clu, Michaela and Eleanor Sponaugle, Caitlyn, Daniel and Abigail James, Brody, Violet and Eli Anderson, Kera, Johnnie and Dakota Tidd, Wanda, Hunter and Dustin Maddox, Kylee and Shawn Offer and Cryspin James and Theodore Nystrom; great-great-grandchild, Ava Arnott; as well as special friends, Virginia Propst, Audrey Arbogast, Myrtle Rader, and Wilma Obaugh.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, James Arnold Thorn; son-in-law, Roger Moats; granddaughter, Megan Crouse; great-grandchildren, Makayla and Makenzie Daniel; brothers-in-law, Dick Seymour, Kay Showalter, Herman Alt and Arlin Kile.

A funeral will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Obaugh Funeral Home with pastor Hannah Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Doe Hill Cemetery.

Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 6th at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be sent to Totten Chapel United Methodist Church c/o Tom Kimble, 7107 Upper South Branch Road, Franklin, WV 26807.

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Friday, January 6, 2023

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

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