Retha Arlene Lilly
Retha Arlene Lilly
  • February 8, 1934 - September 24, 2017
  • Charleston, West Virginia

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Miss Retha Arlene Lilly, 83, of Charleston, passed away September 24, 2017 at Geneses Healthcare, Cedar Ridge Nursing Center following a long illness with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Retha was born in Charleston on February 8, 1934 to the late Nellie Ora Harkins Lilly and Herman F. Lilly. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School and was retired from C&P Telephone Company with 30 ½ years service. She was a member of the Telecom Pioneers. Retha was a Christian.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Owen Arlis Lilly, Alva Lee Lilly, Curtis “Glen” Lilly, and Robert “Mack” Lilly.

Surviving are her dear sister and best friend, Hilda Isabella Lilly; sisters-in-law, Peggy Lilly, Sara Lilly, and Carolyn Lilly, all of Charleston; several special nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephew; and several cousins.

Special thanks to the staff at Genesis Healthcare, Cedar Ridge Center, and HospiceCare for the care they gave Retha.

Service will be 1pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 with Pastor Mike Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

A gathering of family and friends will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd West, Charleston, WV 25387.

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