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Zernie "Maggie" (VanMeter) Wratchford

March 21, 1954 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 65)


Zernie Margaret “Maggie” Wratchford, age 65, of Cabins, WV passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the home of her son, Terry Wratchford.

She was born March 21, 1954 in Petersburg, WV and was the daughter of the late Emmett Grant and Telbie Margaret (VanMeter) VanMeter. In addition to her parents, “Maggie” was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Wayne “Gib” Wratchford in 2011; an infant daughter, Maggie Catherine Wrachford; infant sister, Barbara Sue VanMeter; twin brothers, Terry and Larry VanMeter.

“Maggie” is survived by two sons, Virgil W. “Little Gib”  Wratchford II and wife Faith of Petersburg, WV and Terry Wratchford and wife  Rhonda of Petersburg, WV; seven grandchildren, Brandon Funk Wratchford, Ashley Wratchford, Joshua Wratchford, Trey Wratchford, Jacob Wratchford, Courtney Wratchford and Lucas Wratchford; three sisters, Sandra Jean (Daniel) Moyers of Scherr, WV, Abigail (Roger) Conrad of Petersburg, WV and Penny Lynn (Richard) Morral of Petersburg, WV; Daniel Emmett “Shaker” (Angie) VanMeter of Maysville, WV and James Franklin VanMeter of Moorefield, WV; extending family, Pam (Donald) Eskridge of Petersburg, WV and James Hope of Lahmansville, WV. 

“Maggie” was a cook for the Grant County Commission on Aging for several years.  She also was a seasonal worker at Hawse’s Shop N Save in Moorefield, WV.

Family will receive friends Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, WV. 

Funeral service will be Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Allen Friel officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wratchford family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg, WV.





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February 1, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847

Funeral Service
February 2, 2020

11:00 AM
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, West Virginia 26847

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