Wilma Jane Thayer Boring, 82, of New Cumberland, W. Va., died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Valley Hospice, Liza’s Place, Wheeling, W. Va., surrounded by loved ones.
She was born March 29, 1934, a daughter of the late Roy Collen and Cloe (Canter) Thayer. Wilma was a retired county clerk of Hancock County, of which she began her career as a clerk under George Konchar, being promoted to Chief Deputy until George retired. She was appointed to fulfill his term. Then was elected County Clerk, having been the first woman to hold this position for Hancock County, W. Va. Graduated from Scottsdale High School, Scottsdale, PA , in 1951. She was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland, W. Va. She was appointed on several boards upon her retirement for the Commission of Hancock County (Hancock County Board of Health; Hancock County of Parks & Recreation). Wilma belonged to a variety of organizations, including; Master Gardener of W. Va. University, having received an award as “Master Gardener” of the Year for the State of W. Va.; Toast Mistress Group; Member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Weirton, W. Va. Lodge 688; Rebecca’s Lodge where she served as President for 1 year; Member of D.A.R. (Daughters of American Revolution); Planning Committee for Franciscan College; W. Va. County Clerk’s Association, and W. Va. Extension Home Makers.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Boring; two sisters and their husbands, Delores and Wayne Stouffer and Marge and Silas Eckenrod, and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her brother, Roy Cullen Thayer Jr. (Marion); four children, Roy Boring of New Cumberland, W. Va., Joyce Christine Barnhart (Ralph) of Canfeild, OH, Wilma Jane Brown (Glenn) of Lebanon, OH and Robert Boring (Connie) of Bethlehem, W. Va.; seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Family and friends will be received Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 7-9 pm & Sunday, January 15 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm, at Nixon Funeral Home, 900 Ridge Ave, New Cumberland, W. Va. where funeral services will be held, Monday, January 16, at 11 am. Interment will take place at New Cumberland Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Valley Hospice staff at Liza’s Place. In Lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943, to be utilized for care at Liza’s Place.
Condolences may be offered online at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.