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Sarah Ruth Currence

Sarah Ruth Currence, 98, of Glenford, formerly of Elkins, WV, passed away August 19, 2016, at Somerset Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Sarah was born April 4, 1918, in Norton, WV, the daughter of the late Ernest D. and Nettie F. Herron Ross.

Sarah was known for her sweet personality and beautiful smile. She enjoyed playing Bingo, visiting with family, and listening to gospel music.

She is survived by a daughter, Brenda (Robert) Whetherholt of Glenford; two sons, Robert Hornbeck of Elkins, WV and Paul (Annabelle) Currence of Glenford; eight grandchildren, Michael, Karen, Kim, Scott, Steven, Brian, Heather and Donna Jean; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and special caregiver, Megan “Honey” Price.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul G. Currence (1984); one son, Kenneth Hornbeck; one daughter, Wanda Hawes; a daughter in-law, Kathy Hornbeck; one grandson, Michael Ray Wiseman; five sisters, Gladys Edmund, Beatrice Townsend, Ella Orndorff, Edith Phillips and Ila Belan; and three brothers, Herman “Buck” Ross, Amos Ross and Charlie “Chap” Ross.

Services were held August 23, 2016 at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, with Pastor Jeremy Shank officiating. Burial followed in Highland Cemetery, Glenford.

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