Barbara  Metheny

Obituary of Barbara Rosella Metheny

Barbara Rosella Metheny of Terra Alta, WV, passed away peacefully October 4, 2021 at the age of 78 at her son’s home in Brunswick, GA surrounded by loved ones.  Barbara was born April 15, 1943 in Newburg, WV, to the late Daniel Blake and Hilda Bell DeWitt.  

She will be missed by many, especially her children, daughter Kimberly Trujillo of Morgantown, WV and son, Timothy Metheny (Sherry) of Brunswick, GA.  Barbara was a proud grandmother to two granddaughters, Danni Neeld(Josh) and Kayla Melvin(Max) and one grandson, Travis Trujillo and three great grandchildren, Maci Kaye Neeld, Ella Harper and Berkley Elaine Melvin.  In addition, she is survived by brother-in-law Everett Metheny (Beverly) of Ridgely, WV., sister-in Law Betty Metheny of Tunnelton WV, and Peggy Metheny of Terra Alta WV.  

In addition to her parents Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Howard Metheny, a granddaughter Katrina Theresa Trujillo, daughter-in-law Marcia Kaye Metheny, sister Naomi Hershman, brother Darrell Dewitt, brothers-in-law Carl Hershman, Donald Duwaine and Earnest Delano Metheny.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and serving her Lord.  She retired from Preston County Board of Education after 36 years as secretary for Terra Alta Elementary.  She was a founding member of Faith United Methodist Church where she played the piano and organ, led the choir and served in many other capacities over the years. 

The celebration of Barbara’s life will take place at Faith United Methodist Church in Cranesville on Sunday October 17 with visitation from 2-3 p.m. time of service with Pastor Daniel Fulton officiating.  Burial will follow in the Faith Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to:  Faith United Methodist Church, 7241 Cranesville Rd., Terra Alta, WV 26764; The Terra Alta Library, 701B E State Ave. Terra Alta, WV 26764; Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.