Mary Ellen Curtis
 Mary Ellen Curtis, age 88, of Moorefield, WV, passed this life on
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Grant County Nursing Home and
Rehabilitation Center in Petersburg, WV. Born on August 9, 1927 in
Barwick, KY, she was the daughter of the late Francis Marion Deaton and
Armina Turner Deaton. Mary was a retired elementary school teacher,
with over 28 years of service. She was also a businesswoman, operating
her own retail business for more than 30 years. She was both a
collector and dealer of antiques. Mary loved to travel,
having visited all fifty states and nine countries.  

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Bob Lee Curtis, one daughter, two sisters, and one brother. She is
survived by two sons, Robert Francis Curtis of Exeter, NH and Larry Cecil
Curtis of Moorefield, WV; two sisters, Shannie Curtis of Norfolk, VA and
Hollie Banks of Trenton, OH; three brothers, Walter Deaton of
Middletown, OH and John and Charles Deaton, both of Jackson, KY; two
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
  Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 28,
2015 at Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, WV with Pastor Rick
Bergdoll officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service. Burial will take place at a later date in Haddix Cemetery in
Haddix, KY. Memorial Donations may be made to Hardy County Library,
102 N. Main St., Moorefield, WV 26836.

Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.