Pinch, WV – Darrie M. Spangler, 89, of Pinch passed away peacefully Saturday night after a long illness. She was born in Beckley WV but spent much of her life in the Lewisburg and White Sulpher Springs area. After graduating from High School at Shady Springs, WV, she worked in Washington for the Navy Department until she returned to West Virginia a couple years later to marry her husband Finn.
Darrie was a charter member of the Fairlea WV Baptist Church and the pianist there for several years before moving to the Charleston area. She was a retired medical secretary and worked several years after retirement for the WV Legislature during their annual session. Darrie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She had great pleasure with her grandchildren especially when they were growing up. Darrie loved flowers, especially roses and her favorite color was purple.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Harold “Finn” they were married 47 years, her parents Verdi and Sada Wills and sister Jean Cotterman.
Darrie is survived by her sons Harold Spangler, of Pinch, and Robert “Chuck” and wife IlSu Spangler, from Avon, NC, and sister Sue Pomykata of St. Albans who she loved dearly. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Meredith (Steve) of Edgewater, NJ, Matt (Vanessa) of Charleston, Andrew (Ami) of Charleston and Kimberly (Blake) of Raleigh, NC. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Madelyn and Flynn and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to give a special “Thank You” to Mona Robertson, her caregiver the past several months. She thought of Mona as a daughter she never had. Thanks also to the staff at CAMC Memorial, especially Ashley in the SICU and to Dr’s Bhirud and Nease for their excellent care.
Services will be held Thursday, June 19th at noon at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview WV with the Reverend Cherrie Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens in Cross Lanes. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 18th from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association Animal Shelter, 1248 Greenbrier St, Charleston, WV. 25311.
Online condolences may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net Hafer Funeral Home in Elkview is assisting the Spangler family.