Betty Laura Nunley, 85, of Campbell's Creek, passed peacefully after a one-year struggle of declining health and strength, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston. Born February 8, 1933, in Warm Springs Va., she was the third of five children born to the late Wilbur and Pauline Bonner Chestnut. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Edward Nunley; brother, John Chestnut; sister, Lois Jean Burdette; daughter-in-law, Kelly Jean Nunley; and many much loved dogs, especially Boomer and Daisy.
Betty moved to Belle, WV, with her family as a third grader and was a 1951 graduate of DuPont High School. She retired from Bell Atlantic where she had been one of the first women to hold a traditionally considered "mans" job. She was a long time member and corner stone of the Coal Fork United Methodist Church. She was well known for the crafts she crocheted yearly for the Church Bazaar and for her homemade pies.
She is survived by daughter Doris "Rusty" (James) Patrick of South Charleston; son, Paul "Bubby" Nunley of Belle; grandson, Luke (Jennifer) Nunley of Liberty; great-grandchildren, Bryar, Branson, and Berkely Nunley; sisters, Dorothy Lawrence and Helen Milam Keeney, both of Charleston; a host of nieces and nephews; her church family; good neighbors; and friends at the Rand Senior Center.
Betty choose cremation, with only a graveside service at a later date. Please consider a memorial donation to Coal Fork United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1666, Charleston WV 25326 or Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, WV 26311. You may visit her Tribute page at AffordableCremationsofWV.com to share memories of Betty with the family.
The family would like to thank the staffs of Kanawha Place, Eastbrook Center, Hospice House, and the many medical professionals that have cared for her through her journey.
Cremation services are being provided by Affordable Cremations of WV, 413 D Street, South Charleston, WV.