Mary Hiner, 96, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Serenity Care Home.
She was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Tucker County, a daughter of the late John C. and Maggie Shrout Green.
She married Arthur Howard Hiner on May 8, 1942, in Columbia, S.C., where he was serving in the US Army. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary a few months before his death Nov. 13, 2002.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Lawrence and Charles Green; and one sister, Helen Smith.
She is survived by two daughters, Erica “Ricki” Green and husband. Danny. of Buckhannon and Diane Hiner of Kissimmee, Fla.; one granddaughter, Natalie Harvey of Evans; one grandson, Jason Green of
Buckhannon; one great-granddaughter, Camryn Harvey of Evans; and one grandson, Jacob Harvey of Evans.
Mrs. Hiner was a Methodist by faith. She was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School with the class of 1935 and of West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1939. She was a member of the WVWC Emeritus Club. Her main interests were in newspapers when she worked on several including The Buckhannon Record and The Republican Delta, and in libraries, when she worked at the old City Library in depression days, and at the Upshur County Library from its start on Marion Street through the little two-room school at Tennerton and into the early days of the present library. She was librarian on the county bookmobile for two years. Her last job was with Upshur County Community Action, where she wrote the first grant, got the seed money, made the plans for the Upshur County Home Health Agency and administrated the program for three years. She and her husband loved traveling, hiking, reading and once spent seven and one-half months youth hostelling in Great Britain and Western Europe.
Friends will be received Sunday, May 4, from 4-6 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Billee Scott Mick officiating. Burial will follow in Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Upshur County Humane Society, Charles Gibson Library or the Upshur County Public Library. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.