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Lavina Virginia (Beanie) (Kern) Albright

November 6, 1929 ~ July 8, 2018 (age 88)

                                                     Lavina V. (Beanie) Kern Albright


Beanie, 88 of Morgantown, WV passed away peacefully at Pine Ridge in Kingwood, WV with her loved ones by her side Sunday July 8, 2018. She was born November 6, 1929 as the first child of the late Francis and Inez Kern. The Kern family was given the opportunity and thrived as original homesteaders  due to the Arthurdale New Deal community created by President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.


Beanie’s passion was to sit everyone at her big table for a meal she prepared.  No one entered her doors without enjoying at least a cup of coffee and a homemade donut. Her most fond memories were of her days cooking for Hazel Ruby McQuain.


Those going before her include her beloved husband Donald Albright, her daughter Carol Ann Lynham, special aunts Leona Riffle and Florence Calandrelli, uncle Glenn Dixon, nephew Randy Allen Walls, niece Dianne Albright Collins, brothers and sisters in law, William (June) and Marie Albright, Nettie and Charles Lee, Mary and Glenn Shay, Charles and Juanita Albright, Ruby and Denzel Turner, Charlotte and Bob Sypolt.

Lavina is survived by her most precious grandson Michael Loughry of Okeechobee, Florida, her sister Eleanor Kern Walls and husband Sherl of Atlanta, GA, daughter and son in law Donna and David Davis, Reedsville, WV,  grandchildren Danni Davis-Moran and husband Sean, David Davis and wife Megan, Kristin Lynham, Nicholas Lynham  and fiancé Kerry Schupple and the precious and well loved great grandchildren Victoria, Billy and Holly Roberts and Ava and Matthew Davis, nephew Gene and Abbey Walls, nieces, Debbie Walls, Beverly Langford and Karen Hull, nieces Betty and John Raber, Janis and Earl Jolley, nephews Bud and Pam Albright, Larry and Carolyn Turner, Joe Albright, Bill and Sherry Thomas, best friend Anne Felty, along with many cousins, and an extended family of friends and acquaintances.


Words can never express the gratitude the family has for the staff at Pine Ridge on 300 section and WV Caring. During her time at Pine Ridge, especially the last days of her life, the level of compassion and outpouring of love were exceptional and given freely.  


Friends will be received at Browning Funeral Home, 201 East Main Street, Kingwood, WV,   Wednesday July 11 from 4-8 pm and Thursday July 12  from 10 am -12 pm  the time of service. Burial to follow in the Arthurdale Community Cemetery.  Pastor David Kisamore of Mill Chapel United Brethren Church in Christ will officiate along with Soloist and Speaker Pastor Marshall Woods.


Lavina will be forever missed and dearly loved.



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