Emily Fenton

Emily Post Fenton died on July 27, 2013.

Mrs. Fenton was born in Lost Creek to the late Ancel Bassett Post and Maude Barnes Post.

She is survived by daughters, Emily Post Fenton of New Martinsville and Priscilla Fenton Hament, her husband, Andrew Hament, and grandchildren Blake and Caroline Hament of Indialantic, Fla.

She married Charles Herbert Fenton III, on Oct. 16, 1948, who died May 29, 1971.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, Charles Herbert Fenton IV; sister, Patricia Post Muldoon; half-brother, Charles Barnes Voitelle; and aunt, Marianna Barnes Ward.

She graduated from Lost Creek High School, attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated from West Virginia University in 1948. While at WVU, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Mrs. Fenton was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Magna Carta Dames of America, First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon, WVU and WVWC Emeritus Clubs and was a former member of the American Association of University Women. She also was a member of the Buckhannon Country Club and served as the first elected woman president of the Board of Directors. She was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for eight years.

The family thanks the wonderful team at Elkins Hospice Care Corp. who supported her and our family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Buckhannon Fire Department and First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon.

Friends will be received Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Meadows and Rev. Billie Scott Mick officiating. Burial will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.