Margaret Davis Smith Vass

Full Name: Margaret Davis Vass
Date of Birth: April 8, 1923
Date of Death: August 29, 2018
September 7, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
Service Information:
September 8, 2018 - 11:00 am - Central Christian Church

Margaret Davis Smith Vass died August 29th at the Wyngate Senior Living Community in Barboursville, W Va. Margaret was surrounded by the love of family, friends and the loving care by the Wyngate staff. Margaret was born April 8, 1923 in Ft. Blackmore, Virginia to Mabel and George Davis. Graduated from Huntington Schools and Marshall University Magna Cum Laude where she was an admired teacher for 26 years. She also taught part-time at Ohio University at Ironton and for West Virginia University extension program. She was President of the Lavalette Woman’s Club, President of Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Delta Kappa Honorary Societies.  She was a member of the Pilot Club and Civic League. Margaret was very proud of her 43 years as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and 41 years volunteering at the VA Hospital. She was President of the Marshall Emeritus Club and Elder Emeritus at Central Christian Church. Margaret loved to paint like her sister Billie and was a Juried Artist. Beyond all her service and teaching she was extraordinarily beloved as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted friend to so many, including our dear family friend Verity Calendar.  Margaret is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Vass, Sr, her first husband Guy Smith and her sister Billie Keller and her sister Nina Bartley and Fred Davis and brother Homer Davis. Her children include Jerald Smith of Charleston SC, Michael Smith (Kathy) of Roseburg, Oregon. Stepchildren include, Robert E. Vass, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Lewisburg, WV, Robin Beth Lutz of Huntington, WV, Frank McIntosh Vass of Stuart, Florida and Dr. Molly Vass Lehman (Rob) of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Grandchildren are Bridget Runyon (Lee) and Kyle Smith of Charleston, SC, Robert E. Vass, III(Laura Dott)of Lewisburg, WV, Lisa Burke (Michael) of California, Trey Vass (Jamie) of Huntington, WV, Rowdy Vass of Nashville, TN, Laura Vass of Stuart, FL and Joey Vass of Huntington, WV ,Matt Smith (Jana) of California, Molly Miller (Christian) of California, Betsy Champlin (Chris) of Nevada, Dr. Carrie Sun (Dr. Joe) of New York.
Great- grandchildren include Maggie and Zachary Runyon of SC, Aidan and Alaina Burke of CA, Emory and Van Vass of WV, Abbie and Evie Smith of CA, Craig and Jake of NV, Chris and Katie Corpuz of CA, Robert E. Vass IV and Ellie and Sarah Sun of NY. Visitation will be Friday, September 7 from 4:00-7:00 at Klingel- Carpenter Mortuary, 328 6th Avenue, Huntington, WV.  Funeral services will be at Central Christian Church at 11:00 a.m., September 8th officiated by Reverend Jacque Parlato. A lunch will be served following the service at the church. A private family burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Those who wish to make memorial contributions to Central Christian Church, 1202 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701.

From: Sonya PatrickAug 31 2018 12:13PM
Margaret was a wonderful woman. I was blessed to grow up in church with her as a mother figure who loved and guided us all. She was always graceful and funny. She will be missed by many.
From: Misty ClaggSep 1 2018 9:46AM
I had the privilege of cooking for Margaret at Wyngate...She was a wonderful lady.  I enjoyed our talks so much.  She will be greatly missed!
From: Christian milleSep 4 2018 1:15AM
Granny was a blessing. She made a beautiful family in which I am blessed to be part of. Love you granny and you will always be remembered. GO MARSHALL!!!
From: Miles. Trish and LoisSep 5 2018 2:24PM
Family of Margaret Vass:

Margaret was a very special, warm and kindhearted lady.  She will be missed by many.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Miles, Trish and Lois
The American Legion
Department of West Virginia
From: Scott woodsSep 8 2018 11:04PM
Always positive,Margaret was my favorite aunt. When I think of family events ,when she was my teacher 5th grade and at Marshall it was always a day to look forward to. I have no negative momerys of Margaret only loving and good.

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