Patricia Ann Van Meter

Patricia Ann "Pat" VanMeter, 65, of Petersburg, W.Va., died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 at her home.

Mrs. VanMeter was born Sept. 29, 1939, in Harrisonburg and was the daughter of the late Carl Edgar Ours and Gladys Louise Hepner Ours.

She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1958 and was a graduate of Shepherd College. She attended Bethel Pentecostal Church and was a member of 4-H All-Stars. She was employed by the Grant County Board of Education, was chairman of the Grant County Democratic Executive Committee and was a member of the Grant County Moomau Library Board.

Surviving are a son, Parry VanMeter of Petersburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Hope VanMeter of Manassas; four sisters, Alma Huffman of Petersburg, W.Va., Wanda Judy of Dorcas, W.Va., Ruth Pack of Roanoke and Pam Detamore of Petersburg, W.Va.; a brother, Richard "Dick" Ours of Dorcas, W.Va., three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pastor Lyle W. Berg Sr. will conduct the funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, W.Va. Burial will be in the Brake Cemetery in Dorcas, W.Va.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Johns United Methodist Church, HC 32, Box 278, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Bethel Pentecostal Church, P.O. Box 291, Petersburg, WV 26847.

From: The Winchester Star, Winchester, Virginia. August 26, 2005.

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