Artie Evalenia Donahoe Vance of Wayne
Artie Evalenea Donahoe Vance, widow of Carroll William Vance joined her beloved husband in Heaven of Sunday, May 1, 2011 at home on Craig Road, Wayne, West Virginia with her family by her side. Artie was born May 26, 1920 in Wayne County to the late Joseph Morris and Elizabeth Robinson Morris. Besides her husband and parents, Artie was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Vance Junkin; brothers: Powers, Jimmy, Thaddeus, and Greenvell Donahoe; and sisters: Estella Donahoe Abbott and Arlene Donahoe Dillon. She is survived by five children, Vivian Atkinson and Virginia Lambert of Huntington, W.Va., Joseph (Mary) Vance of Lavalette, W.Va., David (Debbie) Vance of Inverness, Fla., and Stella (Marshall) Bradley of Wayne; ten grandchildren, Rick Atkinson of Huntington, Daniel (Cookie) Atkinson of South Point, Oh., Becky Lambert Young of Huntington, Daryl Bradley of Wayne, Crystal Vance of Columbus, Oh., Shawn (Alissa), Tyler, and Austin Vance of Inverness, Courtney (Jason) Joseph of Ironton, Oh., and Howard Junkin of Erie, Pa.; nine great grandchildren, Anthony Bradley, Johnny and Adam Poplin, Marlene Poplin Skeens, Jacob and Dillon Young, Katie Vance, and Christina and Michael Junkin; and two great-great grandchildren, Caleb and Gavin Poplin. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Betty Dillon of Huntington, and Beverly Donahoe of Olympia, Wash. In addition to being remembered as a loving wife, mother, Grandmother, and friend, all who knew Artie will remember her as a tireless worker. She went to work at Owens-Illinois Glass Factory during World War II as part of the women’s war relief. She retired from Owens-Illinois in 1982 with 37 years of service, only weeks before they closed the Huntington plant. She felt the pressure of taking care of her family and worked multiple jobs to compensate for lay offs. She worked at Lewis’ Pie Company in Huntington, and also the Wayne Dry Cleaners until it closed in the mid 60’s. After retiring, Artie maintained full and active life volunteering at the VA Medical Center, taking friends to doctor’s appointments, and adding plants to her hanging flower beds until health problems slowed her down. Thanks to the care and support of her daughter and son-in-law, Stella and Marshall Bradley, with whom she made her home; Artie was able to spend her last years enjoying the beauty of Craig Road. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Leston Followay and Roger Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memorial Gardens with grandsons and great grandsons serving as pallbearers. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.