Loraine Metz, 91, of Parkersburg, passed away May 5, 2013, at the W.Va. Masonic Home.
She was born April 8, 1922, in Buffalo Run, Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Russell Boreman and Bernice Tennant Cox. She was a graduate of Cairo High School, Class of 1941. She went on to work as a bookkeeper and office manager at Parkersburg Chemical, and she was a member of Lubeck United Methodist Church. She was a past regent of the Blennerhassett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Pharaoh Award recipient, a member of the Cairo Alumni Association, she has been a volunteer for over 20 years compiling more than 10,000 hours at St. Joseph's Hospital, where she received the Volunteer of the Year Award on 1989, and she was a member and former officer of the West Augusta Historical Society. She was an amateur genealogist for family and friends, loved to sew and quilt, reading and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, David Howell Metz; and sisters, Maxine Law and Bernadine Sutton. She is survived by her children, sons, Paul Alan Metz (Janette) of Parkersburg, and Lee David Metz (Julie) of Adah, Pa., and daughter, Patricia Ann Hardin (Jim) of Athens, W.Va.; grandchildren, Melissa Marie Greene (James IV) of Parkersburg, and Clark David Metz of Morgantown; great-grandchildren, Bryar and Loralye Greene; special niece, Carol Badgett Anderson of Vienna; sisters, Opal Spiker (Frank) of Marion, Va., Betty Lowther (Tom) of Parkersburg, and Vivian Kaufman (Don) of Martinsburg, Pa.; along with numerous other nieces, nephews and extended family.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Michael Metz officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Special thank you from her family for the care and attention by staff of Masonic Home.
Memorial contirbutions may be made in Mrs. Metz honor to Cairo Alumni Association, P.O. Box 363, Cairo WV 26337 or Dry Ridge Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 375, Athens, WV 24712.