Mary Louise Smith Wolfe, 81, of St. Albans, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2006 after a long battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian Shepherd Smith and William Lawrence Smith of Eleanor; sister, Catherine Smith and her husband, Charles V. Rigney of St. Albans; and great grandson, Cameron Blayke Wolfe.
Mary was born in Charleston on December 11, 1924 and graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1942. She married Russell C. Wolfe on May 23,1943 in Charleston at Calvary Baptist Church and moved to St. Albans, in 1954 where she has been a longtime faithful member of Highlawn Baptist Church.
She was involved with Cub Scouts as a Den Mother, active in PTA and Band Boosters at both McKinley Junior High and St. Albans High School. She loved her church and was very active in the Martha Langley Circle as well as the ladies work at the church. She was a Sunday school teacher at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans where she also served as a deaconess.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Russell; son, Lawrence C. Wolfe and special daughter-in-law, Bonnie S. Wolfe, son, William Richard Wolfe all of St. Albans, four grandchildren, Amie Leigh Wolfe Rothstein and husband, David of Newton, New Jersey, Catherine Louise Wolfe Richards and husband, James of Hurricane, Jason Richard Wolfe and wife, Jeanie of Liberty, Jeffrey Lawrence Wolfe and wife, Beth of Bloomington, Indiana. She had 10 great grandchildren she adored and was proud of them all: Kaila Michelle Sigman, Joshua Andrew Sigman, Alanah Nicole Richards, Jason Tyler Wolfe, Tristin Lane Wolfe, Courtland Isaac Wolfe, Sierra Brooke Wolfe, Jordan Lawrence Rothstein, Justin William Rothstein and Joshua David Rothstein. She is also survived by special niece, Becky Rigney Westergaard of Columbus, Ohio, special cousin, Jean Groves Sayre of Decatur, Georgia and special friend, Betty Pierson Williams of Charleston.
Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, January 16, 2006 at Highlawn Baptist Church, St. Albans, with Rev. Dr. Pastor Joe Hyde officiating. Burial will be held in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call on Sunday from 6 to 8 PM at the church. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, is in care of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Highlawn Baptist Church Building Fund, 2304 Jefferson Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177.