Lolita S. Bangert

Lolita S. Bangert of Charleston died at Hubbard Hospice House on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

She was born in Braxton County on Sept. 12, 1920. Most of her life was spent in Charleston. For many years she worked for Mr. Maier, whose legacy became the Maier Foundation. She retired from the Charleston Ambulance Authority.

Lita was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and had many happy stories of their time together in the East End of Charleston. She loved the Lee Street Deli owner, Jim Fletcher, and her many friends there. Jim gave her wonderful birthday parties that included a rose for every year being celebrated. She was looking forward to 94 roses! Lita was still driving a 12-block radius and was very proud of her Pontiac, known as the "Silver Bullet."

Survivors include her niece and husband, Claudia and Gary Covey of Gassaway; dearest friend, Jim Fletcher; and many others, including Dottie Pasapia, Diane Givens, David Fleshman, Sandi Hawkins, Rosemary Southard and Barbara Schell.

Mrs. Bangert will be entombed beside her husband at Sunset Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate the life of "The Queen."

In Lita's memory, donations may be made to Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311 or to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 25311.

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Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

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