Margaret P. “Margie” (Purkey) Rollins

Margaret P. “Margie” (Purkey) Rollins, age 82, of Howard Street, Grafton, WV, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Mon General Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born June 9, 1939, in Clarksburg, WV, a daughter of the late Wasyl Purkey and Katherine (Socha) Purkey.

She was the youngest of her family, which has over a dozen members.

Margie is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Mack Wayne Rollins; sons Mack Wayne Rollins, II and Mitchell W. Rollins; one daughter, Kristy Kay Rollins; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 She graduated from Victory High School in Clarksburg with the Class of 1957 and was employed through the Taylor County School system as a secretary at the Anna Jarvis Elementary and the Grafton Middle School and then Taylor County Middle School for over 25 years.

She loved working with children, especially troubled kids.

 She was a beacon of light to all who knew her, and she never met a stranger.  She would help anyone.

The world will be a lesser place without her. Rest peacefully, Margie.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home on Thursday, May 5, from 4-8:00 p.m.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the St. Augustine Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2022, with Rev. Father Binu Sebastian as Celebrant.

Inurnment will follow at the WV National Cemetery at a later date.

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