The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 19, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, April 19, 2013


Wilda ‘Sue’ Kivett

SHADY SIDE, Md. — Wilda “Sue” Kivett, 67, formerly of Beckwith, W.Va., passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones at the home of her son.

Born on February 20, 1946, at Montgomery, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Allie and Ruth Canterbury Copley.

Sue was a member of Deale Baptist Church in Deale, Md. She was a retired supervisor for Kelly Press in Maryland. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as sewing, knitting, and boating with her husband, Terry.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Copley; nephews, Matthew Cooley, Benjamin and Jeffery Mathews; and stepson, Michael Joseph Kivett.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories include her husband, Terry Kivett of Shady Side; son, Doug (Leigh Ann) Knott of Fayetteville; stepson, Tony (Darlene) Kivett of St. Leonard, Md.; stepdaughter, Michelle Kivett Hartley of North Beach, Md.; and grandchildren, Kyle and Lauren Knott of Fayetteville; stepgrandchildren: Heather, Justin, Ryan and Josh Kivett, Ashley Simpson, Tyler Kivett, Jenna and Kelsey Hartley, and Kyle Terczak; four stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Phillip (Annette) Treadway of Beckwith; sisters, Porky (Gene) Mathews of Oak Hill, Donna (John) Ramsey of Stevensville, Md., and Myra Cooley of Beckwith; two special friends, Betty Helton and Evelyn Kaczmar; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with her uncle, Pastor Mack Canterbury, and Pastor Robert Mayes officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Todd Cooley, Michael Cooley, Adam Matthews, Chad Everett, Justin Kivett, and Ryan Kivett.

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Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.

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