Dorothy Simkins

Dorothy Lynn Simkins, age 71, of Marlinton, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home.

Born January 30, 1943, at Nitro, she was a daughter of the late Arthur L. and Berth Nell Lytton French.

Dorothy was a homemaker and loved Girl Scouts, and served as a Girl Scout leader for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Simkins; a daughter, Janelle L. VanReenen, and husband, Dennis, of Asheville, North Carolina; sons, Ward C. Eister, and wife, Paula, of Charleston, and Robert T. Eister, and wife, Racheal Kong, of San Jose, California; and two grandchildren, Chole Eister and Grayden Eister.

In keeping with her wishes, the body was cremated and a celebration of life was held June 1 at Stillwell Park in Marlinton.

Memorials may be made to the Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department, 709 Second Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954, or the Pocahontas County Opera House, 818 Third Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954.

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