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Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home

110 B St, Saint Albans, WV

OBITUARY

Mrs. Avis R. Birthisel

February 8, 1937September 17, 2019
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Avis R. Birthisel, 82, of Columbus, OH, formerly of St. Alban’s, WV, went home to be with the Lord after a long illness. Sunrise, February 8, 1937 in Clay, WV. Sunset, September 17, 2019. Avis was the daughter of Wilbert and Oleta Dawson of Clay. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dear sister Janice Scott (Jarrell) and brother in law Todd Boggs (Vera Lou).

She was married to the love of her life for 62 years, Cecil Birthisel. They got it right! He was by her side daily for the last 2 years holding her hand, praying and providing her comfort while she was bed-ridden. Loving mother of Jeff (Tina), from Savannah, GA. and Jennifer (Doug) from Columbus, OH. Proud and devoted grandmother (Mamaw) of Samantha, BJ, Paul, Jacob, Mekaylee, Caleb and Andrew. Great grandmother of Corbin and Kendall. Dearest sister of Vera Lou Boggs (Todd), Wilbert (Junior) Dawson (Donna) and Virgil Dawson. Mother in law of Kelley. Many nieces, nephews and friends.

She spent many happy hours attending her grandchildren's sporting events and supporting their academic endeavors. Mamaw Avis and Papaw Cecil opened their home every day to friends and family, but especially Sunday for those that wanted fellowship and a great meal. She loved to cook and was most happy serving friends and family. Avis was a long devoted member of the Abney Street Church of God in St. Alban’s where she developed strong, faithful relationships with many dear friends. Her passion at Abney Street COG was teaching Sunday School, Children’s Church and Vacation Bible School.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Staff at Meadow Grove Nursing Home in Grove City, OH. In addition we would like to also thank the Staff at Bella Hospice Care in Columbus, OH., for their candor, understanding, thoughtfulness and guidance during this time. We know Avis is happy in Heaven rocking all of the children.

A celebration of her life will take place at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home in St. Albans’ on Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. On Friday, services will be held at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, Avis and Cecil request any donations be made in Avis’s name to the Children’s Church at The Abney Street Church of God.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, September 20, 2019

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Mrs. Avis R. Birthisel

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Olive Basham

September 24, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear the passing of Avis. She was a dear lady. We worked together along with her aunt Jenny at Big Star Food Haven on the west side of Charleston. The family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

EYHA U14 Travel Team

September 19, 2019

Caleb and Family -

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest condolences and support during this time of mourning.

Sincerely -

EYHA U14 Travel Team

Richa and Doug Nelson

September 19, 2019

We loved Avis so very much. We are sorry she had to leave but we know she’s rejoicing in heaven with mom and dad and all her friends and family who went before her. We will pray for Cecil and Jennifer and all Avis’ family. We love you guys 💕 and God bless you all in this difficult time.

Betty Dean

September 18, 2019

Our earthly loss is heaven's gain. Avis cared deeply about friends and family, always ready to help in any way. I was fortunate to hear her voice mail message to me a few days ago. She sounded strong and anxious to go home. Little did I know it would be her heavenly home. Now she is there with family members and friends who paved the way for her. I send my love and condolences to her family, especially Cecil, Jeff, and Jennifer.

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