When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honour the charge they made!
“The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Alma Lee (Ours) Huffman of Petersburg, WV passed away on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at the age of 85. She was born on September 18,1933, in Petersburg, W.V, and was the daughter of the late Carl and Louise (Hepner) Ours. She was preceded in death by husband Victor Lane Huffman, sisters Joyce Ours, Barbara Bensenhaver, Patricia VanMeter; and brothers John E. Ours and Richard “Dick” Ours.
Alma spent over 40 years in the Grant County School system, working as a kindergarten aide at Petersburg Elementary and Maysville Elementary. Known to many as “Huffy,” she dedicated her life to building lasting connections with each student who came into the classroom. She also taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church, where she was a member her entire life.
She is survived by one son, Timothy Lane Huffman and wife Kathie of Petersburg, WV, one daughter, Tamma (Huffman) Hanlin of Petersburg, WV; two granddaughters, Kari Hanlin of Bowling Green, OH and Jennifer Rush and husband Jeff of Old Fields, WV; three sisters, Ruth Pack of Roanoke, VA, Pam Detamore of Petersburg, WV, and Wanda Judy of Dorcas, WV; numerous nieces and nephews, and the countless students whose lives she touched.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, January 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Petersburg First Baptist Church, with Pastor Rick Bergdoll officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Petersburg First Baptist Church, 112 Virginia Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847, St. Jude's Children Hospital or Maysville Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), 7 Elementary School Drive, Maysville, WV 26833.