Dorothy Ellen Bolyard
Dorothy Ellen Bolyard, 76 of Tunnelton, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at home with family by her side.
She was born January 25, 1936, in Kingwood, a daughter of the late Asa Franklin and Bertha Jane Minor.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister and an active member of the Tunnelton Senior Citizens. She worked as a dietary aide for Preston Memorial Hospital and loved quilting and gardening.
She is survived by four sons, Ronald Bolyard and his wife Amanda, Ricky Bolyard and his wife Cindy, Robert Bolyard and his wife Chris and Dennis Bolyard and his companion Sheila, all of Tunnelton; a daughter, Darla Miller and her husband Jim of Marietta OH; a brother, Richard Minor of Hopewell VA, a sister, Brenda Sines of Tunnelton; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey A. Bolyard, four brothers, Frank, Donald, Joe and Carl Minor; three sisters, Edna Plodzik, Dana and Diane Minor and a grandson, Lucas Bolyard.
Family will receive friends at the Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 4-8 PM where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM with Reverend Robert Uphold officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Israel Cemetery on Marquess Road.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Bolyard’s caregivers, Ettie Hershman, Norma Johnson, Roseanna Delaney and granddaughter, Ashley Bolyard. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care, PO Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520-0760.