January 27, 1928 – May 13, 2018
Imogene Bailey Bennington, born January 27, 1928, of Hurricane completed her earthly journey May 13, 2018.
She was peceded in death by her son Larry Eugene Maze, parents Admiral Dewey Bailey and Eva Adeline (Neal) Bailey, husband Ralph Bennington, Jr., brothers Garrett, Kenneth and Robert, nephew Kenneth Lee Bailey and his wife Pam, grandchildren Michelle and Chad Bennington, great grandson Jase.
She is survived by her sister Lois D. Bailey Jones, step-son Bill Bennington (Vickie), 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, nieces Donna F. Goebel and Diana J. Allen and nephew Shane Lewis.
She died May 13, 2018 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center where she was taken after suffering devastating injuries after a fall. She was surrounded by her family as she departed this life.
She worked for West Virginia American Water for 52 years. After she retired, she volunteered seven years, 40 hours a week at the Sojourners Shelter in Charleston, including modeling clothing for more than 20 years for their annual fund raiser style show. Director Margaret Taylor recently commented that her files will never be the same without "Miss Imogene." As a result of her volunteer service she earned the Governor's Service Award on August 10, 2011.
She loved her children, grandchildren, reading, coffee, a good meal and dogs. Her laugh was infectious and always at the ready.
Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. The family will receive visitors at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
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May 16, 2018
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Imogene. May you find comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father knows the heartbreak of loss and is here for us as he promised at Isaiah 43:2 "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, And through the rivers, they will not flood over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame singe you." Although death is the most heartbreaking experience we will ever face we are not left without hope. God promises to bring our loved ones back to life through a resurrection as he promised at, Isaiah 25:8 " He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." How we long for that truly special day to embrace them again!