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Barbara Ann Bentzel Loudermilk, age 80, of Clintonville, West Virginia, died February 10, 2018, at home following a long illness.
Born January 20, 1938, at Dawson, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Winters Harry and Ruby Hutsenpiller Bentzel. She was also preceded in death by her son, Dale Hartley, and sister, Marien Herring.
She was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church in Belle, West Virginia, for 27 years. Upon moving back to Greenbrier County after retirement in 1996, Rhema Christian Center of Fairlea, West Virginia, became her home church.
She was a 1954 graduate of Rupert High School, Rupert, West Virginia. She received a BS degree from West Virginia Institute of Technology, with a major in Biology and a minor in English. She received a M.A. degree in Reading Education, grades 1-12, plus 36 graduate hours in Vocational Education from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. She taught school at Smoot Elementary and Smoot Junior High School for four years. She taught an additional 11 years at various elementary schools in Kanawha County in the areas of Reading Education and Elementary Basic Skills. Her final 18 years were spent at Carver Career Center, teaching Adult Education and Basic Reading/Job Seeking/Job Keeping skills, with a total of 33 years in the field of teaching.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Louis Hartley Loudermilk; daughters Libby Marks of Clintonville, WV and Lisa Moore of Malden, WV; daughter-in-law Debbie Loudermilk of Vienna, WV; grandchildren Matthew Marks, David Loudermilk, Ryan Moore, Lindsay Holbert (Trent), Erin Moore, Alycia Marks and Kathryn Marks; great grandson Tyler Kessel; one sister, Linda Pitts of Gaithersburg, MD; a half-sister Nancy English (Bill) of Arlington, VA; one step sister, Wilma Jean Jones of Rockville, MD; many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 3:00 PM at Rhema Christian Center, Fairlea, with Reverend Stewart Farley officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM before the service.
Burial will be at the Bennett Place Cemetery, Clintonville. There will be no graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rhema Christian Center for the International Missions Outreach in Haiti.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com
Published on February 10, 2018
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