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Myrtle Virginia Singhass, 102, of Fort Ashby, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at The Dawnview Center.
Born May 28, 1915, in Alaska, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Pyles) Twigg.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Singhass; two sons, Roger Dale Singhass and Whitney Singhass; a daughter-in-law, Marie Singhass; a son-in-law, Jerry Shanholtz; and, a brother, Roy S. Twigg Sr.
Mrs. Singhass belonged to Berean Independent Baptist Church and Fort Ashby Senior Citizens. While at the nursing home, she enjoyed playing bingo and dominoes.
Survivors include her three children, Allen Singhass and wife, Barbara, Fort Ashby, Etta Mae Shanholtz-Keefer and husband, Jan, Martinsburg, and Nan Padgett and husband, Pat, Nokesville, Va.; six grandchildren, Allen Singhass Jr., Dale Singhass Sr., Tammy Wszeborowski, Arthur Shanholtz, Carl Shanholtz, and Beth Carr; 13 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her cousin and nursing home roommate, Nan Ansel.
Friends will be received at Upchurch Funeral Home Inc., Route 28, Fort Ashby, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Rick Riley officiating.
Interment will be in Springfield Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Activities Dept., Dawnview Center, P.O. Box 686, Fort Ashby, WV 26719 or to Berean Independent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 335, Fort Ashby, WV 26719.
Published on November 3, 2017
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