Yvonne McCoy Lothes

Yvonne McCoy Lothes, 89, a resident of Montrose since 1952, departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at her home, being loved and cared for by her children. Death was attributed to leukemia.

Mrs. Lothes was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Sapulpa, Okla., a daughter of the late Reeder and Cecile Monroe McCoy. She graduated from high school in Washington, Pa., and also was a graduate of Shenandoah College in Harrisburg, Va. On Jan. 20, 1945, in Elkins, she married the love of her life, Dr. Neil A. Lothes, who preceded her in death, Feb. 20, 2001. They had celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Mrs. Lothes is survived by her 10 children, Ed Lothes and wife, Irene, of Elkins; Rebecca Miller and husband, Arlis, of Parkersburg; Debby Scarberry and husband, Sam, of Montrose; Joe Lothes and wife, Jane, of St. Albans; Regina Oldaker and husband, David, of Kerens; Trish Briscoe of Hagerstown, Md.; Cathy Lothes of Charleston; Jenny Hall of Charleston; Teresa Weaver and husband, Michael, of Mt. Clare; and George Lothes and wife, Carla, of Montrose. Also surviving are 35 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and her beloved dog,


She was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Ann Cecile; one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Pauline McCoy; one son-in-law, Ernest Briscoe; and one great-grandson, Tristan Smith.

Mrs. Lothes was a dental assistant for her husband, a 4-H leader and all-star, and a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and Ladies Guild in Parsons.

Her love for her children is legendary – her sense of humor never wavered. She enjoyed camping and was artistically talented; she sewed, crocheted, gardened and was a noted cook for family and friends. She opened her home as she opened her heart.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday. On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, Mrs. Lothes will be moved to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Parsons, where friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Father Stephen Vallelonga and the Rev. Mr. Raymond G. Godwin will be the presiders, and interment will follow at the Lothes Family Cemetery in Montrose.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corporation, 169 Diamond St., Elkins, WV 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Yvonne McCoy Lothes. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.