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Lela Priscilla Kuykendall

Lela Priscilla Kuykendall, 99, of Annapolis, MD died Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Spa Creek Center, Annapolis.

Born February 20, 1921, in Fort Seybert, WV, she was the daughter of the late Reuben and Ida (Mitchell) Puffenberger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Truman R. Kuykendall; four sisters, Nellie Dove, Lucy Dove, Roma Weller, Erma Jones and six brothers, Leslie, Curtis, Vernon, Albert, Ernest and Wes Puffenberger. Lela was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Lela retired as a U.S. government employee having worked at the Library of Congress. She was a member of the Eastern Star Marlboro Chapter #161, Upper Marlboro, MD and the Grace Brethren Church of Calvert County.

She is survived by her daughter Denise Herbert of West River, MD and two grandchildren, Brian Herbert (Christina) and Carrie Hemmer (Joe); six great grandchildren, Samantha Herbert, Alexis Hemmer, Nathan Hemmer, Abby Hemmer, Lily Hemmer and Ryan Hemmer; and one great great grandchild, Layla Mae Hill.

Friends will be received at the Elmore Funeral Home on Friday, December 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Russell and Lucy Webster officiating. Interment will be in the Olivet Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield.