Velma Sites Brackenrich, 94, of Vago, WV, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Born May 15, 1928, at Vago, she is a daughter of the late Clarence Edgar and Leota E. Kershner Sites.
Velma was a lifelong resident of Vago; was a retired hairdresser at her shop, the Modern House of Beauty in Lewisburg; was a 1946 graduate of Lewisburg High School; was a graduate of Appalachian Beauty College in Bluefield; was a member of Clifton Presbyterian Church and church Circle at Maxwelton; was a member of the Henning Church of God JOY Group; and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #69 in Lewisburg.
In addition to her parents, Velma was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel A. Brackenrich in 2008; a brother, Wilmer Sites; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Brackenrich, Sally “Frances” Brown, and Nellie Haynes; and a brother-in-law, Laburn Brackenrich.
Those left to cherish her memories are “special friends”, Joe Hendricks and wife, Catherine of Vago, WV, their children, Joe Hendricks, Jr. and wife, Valerie of Princeton, WV, and Debra Ward of White Sulphur Springs; sisters-in-law, Hilda Clendenin of Roanoke, VA, Nadine Brackenrich of Rupert, WV, and Nova Rutherford of New Hope, VA; brother-in-law, George Brackenrich of Rupert, WV; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Rev. Ron Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be made to Clifton Presbyterian Church.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.