Mary Virginia (Lough) Anderson, 97, of Mozer, WV, passed away on March 9, 2023, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center in Petersburg, WV. She was born August 4, 1925 in Mozer, WV, and was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Mamie Susan (Hevener) Lough. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, George William Anderson, Jr., whom she married on October 11, 1947. She is also preceded by two brothers, James A. Lough and George G. Lough and by a stillborn sister.
Mrs. Anderson was a 1943 graduate of Franklin High School and a 1945 graduate of Shenandoah Junior College in Dayton, Virginia. A homemaker and farm wife, Mary was also an avid reader and historian. She was a member of the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church and was the first female member of the South Branch Ruritan Club.
Mary is survived by one son, John Anderson of Cabins. WV; two daughters, Judy (Roy) Matlick of Shepherdstown and Jane (Jack) Yokum of Petersburg. She was blessed with four grandchildren: Kristen (Chris) Matlick Butler, Jonathan Yokum, Jared (Rachel) Matlick and Daniel Yokum and one great- granddaughter, Brigid Butler. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Audrey Lough, brother-in-law Fred (Anna Lee) Anderson, sister-in-law Helen Sheffer and former sister-in-law, Mary Lough. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
A Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 1397 South Mill Creek Road, Upper Tract, WV 26866 with the Rev. David Webb officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. till time of service at 11. Interment will be private in the Lough Family Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 172 Ridge Road, Upper Tract, WV 26866 or to the South Branch Ruritan Club, 3861 S. Mill Creek Rd. Upper Tract, WV 26866.
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