Verla Katherine Shreve Lamb | News, Sports, Jobs
Verla Katherine Shreve Lamb, 98, left this life on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at her Elkins residence after a brief illness.
She was a loving wife and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known as “Bobbie” to all his friends and family and called with love “Grandma Bobbie” by his great-grandchildren.
She was born in Vegan, West Virginia on Saturday October 21, 1922 to mother Hazel Talbott Shreve and raised by her grandparents, Hulda and Darius Talbott.
She graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in the class of 1941.
She married Arnol Gordon Lamb on October 12, 1940 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and celebrated 63 years of marriage until her death on February 21, 2003.
She was proud to have worked at Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company in Baltimore, Maryland, as Rosie the Riveter doing sheet metal and riveting jobs during World War II. Ringing the bell for Rosie the Riveter began in 2014 on Labor Day. In memory of all of the Rosies, Verla was the first to ring the bell that performed at Buckhannon-Upshur High School. Today, the bell rings all over the world on every Labor Day.
In December 2012, Verla had the honor of participating in an interview of all the surviving West Virginia Rosies with Ann Curry from TODAY.
She lived with Arnol and their son, Arnol Jr., in Baltimore, Maryland, until 1950, when they returned to Elkins and she worked at Hogan as an accountant for 29 years until her retirement.
She is predeceased by her husband Arnol; mother, Hazel Talbott Shreve; and brothers, Mike, Robert and Paul Shreve.
She is survived by her son, Arnol Lamb, Jr. and his wife, Donna, of New Bern, North Carolina; granddaughter, Monica Christine Haskins and husband, Freddy, of New Bern, North Carolina; great-grandchildren, Allison Nicole Haskins of New Bern, NC, Michael Haskins and wife, Emily, of Jacksonville, NC; great-great-grandchildren, Riley and Liam; grandson, Brandon Arnol Lamb and wife, Leeza, of Yakima, Washington; great-grandchildren, Samantha Donna Lamb, Xarah Virginia Lamb, Kalub Arnol Lamb, Rebecca Caroline Lamb and Abraham Brandon Lamb, all of Yakima, Washington; her sister, Wannie Harris of Hugesville, Maryland; and many nieces and nephews, who were very special to her.
She was a member of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church for 50 years. She was active in her community and was always there to help others. She was President of the Garden Club and while a member of Beta Alpha Beta, she was chosen Secretary of the Year.
Her fondest memories were of a trip to the west, where she was able to attend the baptismal services for two of her great-grandchildren in the “Cathedral of the Rockies” Boise Methodist Church, Idaho; she saw the Hoover Dam as she fulfilled her dream of seeing the Grand Canyon and spent several days in Sedona, Arizona and the surrounding area.
Other memorable events in her life were the celebration of her 60th wedding anniversary, her numerous birthday parties with her friends and family, and a family reunion with her siblings and their families were also special to her.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Elkins from 4 pm to 7 pm on Friday, June 4, 2021. On Saturday, June 5, 2021, Mrs. Verla Lamb will be transferred to Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church, where the final rites will take place at 10:30 am
Reverend Jeremiah Jasper will officiate and interment will follow at Mount Union Cemetery in Sand Run, West Virginia. During the service, visitors are encouraged to share a brief personal memory of Verla.
The family suggests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Randolph County Homeless Shelter, 938 South Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Verla Katherine Shreve Lamb. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.