Maudie Elsa Littleton Lane, 96, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020, at her home in Chapmanville, WV. She was born February 17, 1924 in Aden, Kentucky to Milt and Sarah Littleton. She lived with her husband, Charles, at Sharples, WV until he passed in 2004. She has resided in Chapmanville with her son, Jeffrey and his wife, MaryAnn (Goff) Lane, since 2005.
Maudie was a member of the Ball Chapel Church at Jeffrey, WV for more than 60 years. She was a member of the Sharples High School Class of 1943. During World War II, while her husband was in the European theater, Maudie travelled to Michigan and worked for Great Lakes Steel at their River Rouge plant. Later she worked for Steve Bella at Bella’s Grocery Store in Sharples and for the company stores owned by Boone County Coal Corporation. She was a substitute cook at Sharples High School and was the local Red Cross Blood Drive chairperson. In 2018, she was recognized as a “Rosie The Riveter”, and her name is included on the West Virginia Rosies Memorial in Glenville, WV.
Maudie was preceded in death by her parents, Milt and Sarah Littleton; her husband of 72 years, Charles; her son, Charles Frederick “Freddy” Lane; brothers, Hearl, Clifford and Jess Littleton; sisters, Muriel Valandingham Ann Littleton, Alice Chambers, Opal Harris, Dorothy Henry and Wilma Dennison.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (MaryAnn) Lane, of Chapmanville; sisters, Audrey Nell (Elvin) Reed and Lena Gail (John) Burger; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members; and one special friend, Cheryl Phillips.
The family would like to thank Boone Memorial Home Health Care; Genesis Logan Center; St. Francis’ Select Care; Logan Regional Hospital’s MICU unit; Dr James Paugh and LRH Wound Care staff; and Dr. Jon Bowen of the Coalfield Health Center.
Graveside services will be held at Family Garden Cemetery at Low Gap, WV on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Hargraves and Pastor Barry Mynes Jr. presiding.
A celebration of Maudie’s life will be held at a later date.
Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, WV is in charge of the arrangements.
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