Mary Elizabeth Masters, 86, of Norcross Road at Kimballton, in Giles Co., departed this life Monday afternoon at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg after a long illness. Born in Glen Lynn on July 13, 1923, she was a daughter of the late James William and Emma Clyburn St. Clair. A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, she was a member of Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Marion Masters, sons David Masters and Joe St. Clair, granddaughter Emma Ruth McNeely, sister Ola S. Long, and brothers Hansuray, Frank, Herbert, Fred, Wesley, and Dorse St. Clair.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son and daughter-in-law James and Ann M. St. Clair of Trinity, NC; her daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Bill Cardwell of Pearisburg, Sheila and David Kessinger of Newport, Greta and Bill Short of Waynesboro, Lucy St. Clair of Ripplemead, Rita and Jerry Neary of Max Meadows; her sisters Margaret S. Dove of Hilldale, WV and Cleo St. Clair of Princeton, WV; her twenty grandchildren, her twenty-five great-grandchildren, and her three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Entombment will follow in Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.