Florence Marion Pullins Wyers, 92, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2011, at her home after a brief illness. Born in Meigs County, Ohio, on October 31, 1919, to William Hampton Pullins and Blanch Esther Reed Pullins, she attended Joppa and Coolville High Schools. Florence married her eternal love, A. E. Wyers on September 18, 1940 in Marietta, Ohio. They began their married life in Jackson County, W.Va., later moving to Parkersburg, then to Belpre before buying the farm in Joppa where she has lived since 1944.
She is survived by her children: Ruth Ann (Leslie) Scarbrough, of Tuppers Plains, Marcella (Mike) Will of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Jeff (Kimberly) Wyers of Nashville, North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Mary Katherine Wyers Donahue (Mike) of Parkersburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Greg (Lesha) Scarbrough of Parkersburg, Melissa (Randy) Riddle of Tuppers Plains, Elizabeth (Jason) Burgey of Weirton, W.Va., Jason Wyers of Parkersburg, W.Va., William Aaron (Jena) Will of Dublin, Ohio, Adam (Christina) Will of Racine, Ohio, Rebekka (Darrick) Yeager of Pensacola, Florida, Jessica and Miriah Wyers of Nashville, NC; a step-grandson, D.J. Evans, of Columbus, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Darren Scarbrough of Delaware, Ohio, Alyssa and Alese Scarbrough of Parkersburg, W.Va., Larissa Riddle of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, Elihu and Benjamin Burgey of Weirton, W.Va., Wyatt Yeager of Pensacola, Florida, and Elizabeth “Libby” Will of Racine, Ohio. Also surviving are sisters, Thelma Watkins of Coolville, Ohio, Ruth Watkins of Columbus, Ohio, and Mildred Brooks of Reedsville, Ohio; sister-in-law, Corda Pullins of Waterford, Michigan; and a brother-in-law, David Clyde Wyers of Ravenna, Ohio. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Edward Wyers in 2003; brothers, Roy, Glennie, Ralph, Howard and Homer; and sisters, Julia, Bernice, Hazel and Gladys.
Florence was a stay-at-home wife and mom until the death of her husband in 1972. She then became a teacher’s aide for the Eastern Local School District and spent 16 years assisting with principally kindergarten classes. She retired at age 70 after having impacted numerous lives.
She was a member of White’s Chapel Wesleyan Church where she had served in many roles, including Sunday School Teacher for many years. She enjoyed attending Joppa United Methodist Church, Eden United Brethren, and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Nashville, NC. She was a member of the Wesleyan Women’s Missionary Society, having served as treasurer for more than 30 years. She was also a member of the Southeastern Ohio OPSE.
She celebrated her 92nd birthday on October 31 with her entire family and received more than 1,350 birthday cards from around the world — with so many of them thanking her for her kindness, the Christian example of her life and positive impression she had made on them.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio, with burial to follow in the Weatherby Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastors Charles Martindale, Phil Ridenour and Frankie Carroll.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White’s Chapel Wesleyan Church.
You can sign the online guestbook at www.white-schwarzelfuneralhome.com.