Lucille Dumire Kight, 93, a well-known educator and a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Road Community, Elkins, departed this life Sunday morning, June 1, 2014, in Hospice Care Regional Inpatient Center at Elkins, with her family at her side. She had been in her usual health.
She was born Monday, Feb. 14, 1921, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Orvis Miller "O. M." and Effie Jane Dennison Dumire.
On April 8, 1955, at Elkins, she was married to Vurl Willard "Fuzzy" Kight, who preceded her in death Jan. 7, 1968.
Surviving are one stepdaughter, Cassandra Ann Stewart of Oakland, Md.; one niece, Sue Wallace; one nephew, Jim Dumire and wife, Terri; five great-nephews, Jack L. Wallace, David Wallace, Ryan Glen Dumire, William R. Dumire and David Keith Dumire; and three great-nieces, Karen Moats and husband, Charlie, Cindy Young and husband, Tim, and Julie Hensley and husband, Todd.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Preceding her in death were one brother, Keith Denison Dumire; one sister, Helen Dumire Baisden; and two nephews, William D. "Denny" Baisden and William David Dumire.
She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1939 and Davis & Elkins College with a degree in education. She began her teaching career in the early 1940s, having taught at Thomas High School, Parsons High School, Elkins High School and Randolph County Vocational Technical Center, from which she retired in 1979. She was a member of the Randolph Chapter 74 Order of the Eastern Star, Randolph County Retired School Employees, American Association of University Women, Randolph County Senior Center, Delta Kappa Gamma and for more than 50 years, Otterbein United Methodist Church. She was a basket weaver, enjoyed crocheting, knitting and reading and was an avid West Virginia University sports fan, particularly basketball.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins Wednesday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Jim Murphy will officiate, and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lucille Dumire Kight. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.