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Kenneth E. Michael Sr., 81

DEC. 25, 1929-FEB. 10, 2011

February 10, 2011

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — Kenneth Edward Michael Sr., 81, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Winchester Medical Center.

Born Dec. 25, 1929, at home at Johnsons Mill in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Calvin Newton and Carrie Maude Hovermale Michael.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee, treasurer and superintendent of the Sunday school. He was a 1948 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, attended Mount Vernon and Duckwall Schools and was awarded the DAR Citizenship Award two times.

He was a dairy farmer all of his life. Since 1955, he was a member of the Morgan County Farm Bureau, where he had served as president and was on the board of directors. He was a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau, where he had served on the board of directors and was on the State Insurance Committee.

Kenny bowled on the Moonlight League for 39 years and for the last five years, had bowled on the All Stars League. He enjoyed farming and hunting.

Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Carrie Ellen Michael Michael; one son, Kenneth Edward “Butch” Michael Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Appomattox, Va.; two sisters, Mary Ellen Kyne of Berkeley Springs and Eva Virginia McCarthy of Davenport, Iowa; two grandsons, Kenneth Charles Michael and his wife, Savannah, of Cascade, Va. and Dustin William Michael of Berkeley Springs; one great-granddaughter, Abigail Elizabeth Marie Michael of Cascade, Va., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dayton Calvin Michael.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs, with Pastors Brett Bever and Bob McDonald-Walker, the Rev. Dirk Hughes and Lay Minister Ernest Schrider officiating. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rest Haven Cemetery (Mount Pleasant Cemetery) c/o Gates Sykes, 460 Grove Heights Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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