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Violet Cassell

Violet Roberta “Vie” Phillips Cassell, age 91, of Bartow, passed from this life Friday, August 5, 2016, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins under the care of Hospice Care Corporation.

Born Sunday, September 14, 1924, at Cass, she was a daughter of the late John Ander and Birdie Dickenson Phillips.

Vie attended schools in Pocahontas County, and obtained her LPN certificate from Davis & Elkins College. She was employed for 22 years as an LPN at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. She thought of herself as a “gift to people through nursing.” Her hobbies included crocheting, gardening and refurbishing antiques. She was a member of New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Durbin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five children, Janet Walther, Ruth Cassell, Roger Cassell, Harold Cassell and Franklin Cassell; and six siblings.

Those left to cherish Vie’s memory are four children, Roberta Turner, and husband, Neal, of Martinsburg, Regina Gum, and husband, Kevin, of North Carolina, Rebecca Curry, and husband, Steven, of Durbin, and David Cassell, and wife, Sherry, of Pennsylvania; 17 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Per her request, the body was cremated. A Celebration of Life was held August 7 at New Life in Christ Fellowship Church in Durbin with Pastor Randy Ware officiating.

Memorials may be made to New Life in Christ Fellowship Church, Main Street Durbin, WV 26264.

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