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Anna "Lenore" Kief

Saturday, March 15th, 1924 Thursday, October 10th, 2019

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Obituary for Anna "Lenore" Haines Kief (Haines)

OnThursday, October 10, 2019, God looked down and saw that our loving Mother, Anna “Lenore” Haines Kief, 95, was tired and called her home for her Heavenly reward. She passed at Berkeley Medical Center and had been a resident of Elmcroft. Lenore was born in Hampshire County, West Virginia on March 15, 1924 to the late Virgil Elwood Haines and Rhoda Ellen Josephine Park Haines.

Lenore has two sisters, Carson Shanholtz, deceased and Phyllis Corbon of Romney, WV.

She graduated from Capon Bridge High School as Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. Soon after graduation, she moved to Martinsburg, rooming with her cousin, Eva Combs Kief, deceased, who later became her sister-in-law. She was employed, for a time, at the Interwoven Woolen Mill in the office. On December 23, 1943, she married the late Carl Preston Kief, Sr. who preceded her in death in 1989.

She was the mother of four children, Carl P. Kief, Jr. (Sue), B. Carolyn Costello (Charles), the late Jerry E. Kief who died on September 30, 2019, and Sandra D. Sims (Terry). She was Mamaw to seven grandchildren: Billie Jo Ryman, Lisa Patterson, Amy Kief, Bonnie Linton, Joy Sims, Brian Sims, and Travis Jones; and seven great-grandchildren: Blair and Carlie Ryman, Lacy and Colby Linton, Brenna and Reid Patterson, and Leikin Sims.

She had been a faithful member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for over 60 years and taught the #23 Sunday School Class of Ladies for many years. Over the years, she had volunteered with Chris Curry’s first grade at Winchester Avenue School. Lenore was very involved as a Berkeley County 4-H Leader for over 40 years and was a West Virginia 4-H All Star.

She was an excellent seamstress and did alternations for many years. Our Mother enjoyed the visits of her special “sewing” customers. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Obeying her wishes, there will be no visitation. Graveside memorial service will be held at Pleasant View Memory Gardens on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Michael Cantley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Berkeley County 4-H All Star Association for college scholarships. Mail donations to Mr. Tim O’Connell, 76 Brenda Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25404.

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    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Pleasant View Memory Gardens
    2938 Charles Town Road
    Martinsburg, WV
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    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
    Graveside Memorial service will be held.
    Rev. Mike Cantley
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    Pleasant View Memory Gardens
    2938 Charles Town Road
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Carl, Carolyn and Sandy,
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She surely leaves a large legacy as a mother, civic and church leader. Thanks be to God for giving her such a long life of service. Blessings on all of you as you adjust to your lives without her.
JoEllen (Fulk) and Jim Smith
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Carolyn, Murph & family
Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. Fond memories of her from my St. Luke's years!
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Wendy Brown

Where do I begin...... Nor was such a special, wonderful lady who has been a part of my life since the beginning. She was not only our neighbor, but moms (Jean Quenzel) best friend. She was our seamstress, and an amazing baker. We loved it when she would slip over with a plate of homemade rolls or candy. We will miss our visits with Nor at Elmcroft, but knowing her body and mind are whole again and she is reunited w/ loved ones in Heaven is to be celebrated. My daughter and husband were reminiscing about how she would make them homemade donuts as a treat after they shoveled snow from her sidewalks. This special lady will be greatly missed. To her children and grandchildren, our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know you will miss her dearly. All our love, Wendy & Mike Brown
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Sandy sims

Thank you! Jeannie has always been and will forever be special in my life!❤️
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Deborah Hammond

Debbie Hammond
My thoughts are with you all. Nor was a special lady and we all thought the world of her. She and mom were a hoot when they were together telling stories.
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Chris Curry

Lenore was one in a million. One night Lenore walked by my house and after a long conversation, I invited her to come to school with me. That began a wonderful friendship. She came every Friday and soon showed her love for children. Her quick wit and beautiful smile will never be forgotten. I am certain there was rejoicing in heaven when Lenore entered her eternal kingdom.. I consider my self blessed to have known Lenore. Condolences to your loving family.
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