Margret “Kathleen” Vance, 55, of Clear Fork, WV, passed away on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at home from complications of lung disease. She was born October 11, 1964 at Fort Belvoir, Fairfax, VA to George JR Green and the late Bonnie J Scarberry Green Elkins. Kathleen made her home in Clear Fork, WV, captivated by the stillness and peace the surrounding mountains and countryside brought her. Her greatest joy in life was sharing in the love and laughter of family and friends. She prioritized quality time with them, always sharing jokes, memories, and stories of her humble upbringing and life experiences. In addition to her family and friends, she found much comfort and loyalty in the love of her fur babies GiGi, Pebbles, and Sunshine, sharing in snuggles and supplying treats every moment they had together. Beyond these things, Kathleen acknowledged that the greatest joys in this life only pointed her in the direction of an eternal life promised to those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Kathleen was adamant about sharing her faith in the midst of difficulty. She gladly shared her own personal story of transformation to speak over those found in the midst of suffering, struggling, or question filled seasons to find hope again. With much anticipation, Kathleen treasured the hope promised ahead and looked forward to the moment when her faith would be made sight. Kathleen was blessed with the love and support of a large extended family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.
In addition to her mother she is preceded in death by parents, Lola and Henry Goodman; a brother, Dale Goodman; and two sisters, Beatrice Goodman and Lola Michelle Davis.
Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 24 years, Joby “Little” Farley of Clear Fork; three daughters, Jennifer “Bobbie” (Chris) Dillion of Beckley, Kaylea (Michael) Adkins of Clear Fork, and Bonnie (Joshua) Phillips of Mount Carmel, TN; two sons, Joshua “David” (Ashley) Goodman of Crites, and Charlie Vance of Clear Fork; 14 grandchildren, Ethan, Alexander, Nathanial and Rhyanna Conley, Davey Gravley, Blaze Goodman, Lyndsey Denning, Andrew and Jayla Williams, Cadence and Myka Adkins, Cameron and Laila Vance, and Freya Phillips; parents George JR Green of Peterstown and Sandy and Steve Wallace of Amherstdale; eight sisters, Sandy (Mike) Blankenship of Bristol, Va, Rita (Jimmy) Bailey of Oceana, Carla (Sean) Murasky of Valdese, NC, Amanda (Bobby) Cochran of Punta Gorda, FL, Brenda (Clayton) Brumfield of NC, Lottie Marie (Ozie) Burgess of Lyburn, Reta (Buddy) Conley of Blair and Jeanna Gale Smith of Charleston; eight brothers, Mike (Sheila) Green of Welch, Mark (Lynda) Green of Punta Gorda, FL, Jeff (Brenda) Green of Bristol, VA, Frank (Dee) Goodman of Blair, Eugene (Tina) Goodman of Gilbert, Jamie (Sara) Davis of Christian, Jonathan (Jackie) Wallace of Grafton and Anthony (Abby) Wallace of Combs Addition. Kathleen was also blessed with a few special angels; ex son-in-law, Pete Conley; friends, April and Eddie Cantrell; nieces, Christina Crouse, Ashley Green, Shirley Laws, Danita Glandon and Teresa Grimmitt.
Funeral service will be held on Monday May 18th in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home Lynco, WV with Pastor Roy Trent officiating. She will be laid to rest in Highland Memory Gardens Pecks Mill, WV. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elkhorn Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 861, Welch, WV 24801.
The Family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.