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Elaine Southerly

Mary Elaine Southerly, 66, of Moorefield, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown, WV.

Born April 12, 1956, in Petersburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Junior F. and Ella Mae (Fitzwater) Cullers. Elaine was also preceded in death by her husband, John Merle Southerly and a half-brother.

Elaine retired from Hardy County Schools. She was the librarian at Moorefield Middle School. She previously worked in the assessor’s office at the Hardy County Courthouse for many years. She was a member of the Moorefield Church of the Brethren. She was a life long learner and had an extensive college education.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Simmons of Franklin and Jennifer Champ and husband, Shawn of Maysville; one sister Pam McCartney and husband, Jim of Morgantown; one brother, Tim Cullers and wife, Shawn of Moorefield; two grandchildren, Allison Champ and Lindsay Simmons.

Friends will be received at the Elmore Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Services will be held in the Elmore Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastors Russell and Lucy Webster and Pastor Shawn Champ officiating. Burial will follow in the Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial donations for Elaine may be made to the Moorefield Middle School Library.

Elmore Funeral Home is honored to be assisting Elaine’s family with her arrangements.

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