Betty H. Poe


Betty Helen (Bowmar) Poe, 94, a resident of Mansfield Place of Broaddus Hospital, passed away on Friday Aug. 9, 2019, after a period of declining health.

Betty was born April 12, 1925, in Taylor County, a daughter of the late Christopher Marshall and Ruth Olive (Fisher) Bowmar.

Betty was united in marriage on Oct. 1, 1945, to Clarence Lee Poe, who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2000.

Surviving is three children, Clarence Dale Poe and wife, Sharon, of Philippi, Debbie Lea Everhart of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Rebecca Dee Durnal and husband, Sonny, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; grandchildren, Kevin Poe, Sherry Kratsas, Caleb Durnal and Nathan Durnal; great grandchildren, Makenzie Poe, Sydney Kratsas, Corinne Kratsas, Cayla Durnal, Adeline Durnal and one expected girl in October; and sister, Lydia McDaniel of Erie, Pennsylvania;

Betty was preceded in death by brother, Charles M. Bowmar; and sisters, Lois Battison and Mary Lou Knotts.

Betty was a homemaker and in earlier years had worked as a clerk for Southern States in Philippi.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Monday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Preston County.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneral homeservices.com.