Dorothy L. VanGosen, 81

December 12, 2008

MAY 10, 1927-DEC. 10, 2008

Dorothy Lea VanGosen, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Dec. 10, 2008, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born May 10, 1927, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Sherman E. Penner and Minnie M. Youngblood-Penner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde G. VanGosen, in 1998.

She retired from War Memorial Hospital after 27 years as a nurse's aide.

She is survived by two daughters, Connie S. Fleece and Debra K. Jenkinson of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Dennis R. VanGosen of Needmore, Pa., and Gerald K. VanGosen of Hancock; one sister, Katherine Pickle; one brother, Lloyd C. Penner of Berkeley Springs; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elwood S. Penner; and two grandsons.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home. Pastor Vernon Rankin will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery.


Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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