The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


March 13, 2014

Obituaries — Thurssday, March 13, 2014


Jessie Marceany Jean Penson and Remington Red  Penson

OAK HILL — Jessie Marceany Jean Penson, 1 year, and Remington Red Penson, 3 months, children of Kyle R. and Ashley Kincaid Penson of Oak Hill, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Joint funeral services will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Betty Louise Perry

Betty Louise Perry, age 84 of Beaver, W.Va., formerly of Maxwell Hill in Beckley, departed this life on Monday, March 10, 2014. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a generous and loving sister, aunt, and friend.

Betty was a 1947 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She then attended McMillan Hospital School of Nursing in Charleston, W.Va. and graduated in 1950. She then furthered her career and education in nursing, receiving her BSN from Indiana University.

Betty had a passion for the nursing profession and served as a member of the WVNA for many years. She spent most of her career at the Beckley VA Medical Center where she retired as the Associate Chief for Nursing Service in 1985 after giving them over 30 years of dedicated service. She also was active in the NARFE after her retirement.

After leaving the VA Medical Center she continued to share her love for nursing by working with Hospice and as an instructor for the Raleigh County Vocational LPN program.  

Known affectionately as “Betty Lou” in her personal life she enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Beckley, WV.

Betty is survived by her brother, James  H. Perry and his wife Wilma of Maxwell Hill, her niece Leslie Redden and her husband Marlon of Piney View, and her great nieces Lana and Emma Redden. She and Emma were especially close. She is also survived by cousins,  Donovan Russell, Susan Stoops, and her family, and Marvin Beall.

Also very dear to her were Gary, Noah, Jane, and Patty Raines, and their spouses and  children. Family is not always defined by blood, but rather with the heart. She will be missed greatly by all who knew her, including her little dog Cody.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Don Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens at Prosperity, W.Va.

Friends may visit with the family from noon until service time on Friday.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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