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Delores Maxine (Wolfe) Hartsell - Smith

July 10, 1931 ~ April 26, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Delores Hartsell - Smith Obituary

Delores “Dee” M. (Wolfe) Hartsell Smith passed from this life on April 26, 2023.  She was known for her intelligence, beauty, love of family and reading. She was born at Horseshoe Run, WV, July 10, 1931, a daughter of the late Clinton and Irene Estep Wolfe.  She was a resident of Arthurdale, WV from the age of three, until dementia stole her independence. Her husband and high school sweetheart, Robert L. Hartsell, preceded her in death March 16, 1968.

Needing to support her young girls when widowed Dee worked as an administrative assistant for several businesses including JW Ruby Industries, and Accountant Carl Marsh. She earned an associate degree from Fairmont State College in 1986. She was a lifelong member of the Community Presbyterian Church of Arthurdale where she served as treasurer, deacon, FETCH volunteer, and choir alto. She had been an active member of the Arthurdale Heritage Inc., and a Mary Kay consultant. Dee was proud to serve her community as an election poll worker for many years.

Surviving are:  three daughters, Tapha Liston and partner Denise Kisner, of Arthurdale, Kerry Grantham and husband William, of Middleway, WV, and Robbie Martin, of Reedsville, WV; five granddaughters, Janna Dee Lennon and Robby, of Front Royal, VA, Pamala Dooly and Shane, of Morgantown, WV, Jody Taylor and Ryan, of Inwood, WV, Theresa Cavender, of Kingwood, and Natalie Totaro and Kevin, of Jerrettsville, MD; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Wolfe, of Louisville, OH; two nephews, Randall Weaver, of Arthurdale, and Roger Wolfe, of Severn, MD.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: husband and high school sweetheart, Robert Hartsell in 1968; one sister, Ruby Weaver in 2013; and one nephew Larry Wolfe in 2017.

Friends may call at Morgan Funeral Home, Reedsville, WV on Saturday, April 29th, from 6-8 pm.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm, Sunday, April 30th, at the Community Presbyterian Church of Arthurdale, with the Reverend David D. Spence officiating. Interment will follow at the Arthurdale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to: Community Presbyterian Church at Arthurdale; CPC, PO Box 830, Arthurdale, WV 26520 or to Arthurdale Heritage Inc. at AHI, PO Box 850 Arthurdale, WV 26520.

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April 29, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morgan Funeral Home
13411 Veterans Memorial Highway
Reedsville, WV 26547-0269

Funeral Service
April 30, 2023

2:00 PM
Community Presbyterian Church of Arthurdale
60 Eby School Road
Arthurdale, WV 26520-0830

April 30, 2023

2:45 PM
Arthurdale Cemetery
216 W Road
Arthurdale, WV 26520


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