Vera Wilfong


Vera Mae (George) Wilfong, 85, of Buckhannon, breathed her last breath of terrestrial air and her first breath of celestial air at her home on Monday morning, Nov. 4, 2019.

Vera was born in Buckhannon, on May 15, 1934. She graduated from Buckhannon Upshur High School in 1953. She married the love of her life, Frank Wilfong, Aug. 29, 1954. He preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2014.

She was also preceded in death by her father and mother, Granville and Edna (Tenney) George, one brother, William (Bill) George, one sister, Betty (George) Reed.

Surviving is one son, Pastor Ron Wilfong and wife, Diana of Moundsville and one daughter, Debbie (Wilfong) Green and husband, Larry of Buckhannon. Also surviving are four grandsons Jonathan Wilfong and wife Stephanie of Purcellville, Virginia; Aaron Wilfong and wife Amber of Bethlehem, Jeremy Green and wife Erica of Hampton Virginia, Nathan Green and friend Lindsey Hudkins of Clarksburg , four great grandsons, Channing Green, Hunter Wilfong, Colton Wilfong, and Luke Wilfong and one granddaughter, Peyton Green and one sister, Jean (George) Smith of Fairmont.

Vera worked at Central National Bank and G.C. Murphy but her most treasured employment was as a “Domestic Engineer.” She devoted her time in her homemaking skills; taking great pains in making sure her family had a clean house, clean clothing, and food on the table at the appointed time. Vera loved to play her guitar and sing gospel music. She began her singing career as a teenager with the Gay Bennett Trio and later in life sang with the Christian Heirs. She and Frank were well known for the recitation of “The Little Old Wash Woman.” She was a godly example and a great prayer warrior.

The family invites friends to an open-house celebration and to reminisce with them on Saturday, Nov. 16 from noon – 2 p.m. at (Place to be announced later). Light refreshments will be served.