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Leah Faye (Barto) McVicker

August 17, 1943 ~ June 5, 2018 (age 74)
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Leah Faye (Barto) McVicker, 74 of Fellowsville, WV passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Mon General Hospital with her husband and daughters by her side. She was born at the Barto family home in Newburg on August 17, 1943, daughter of the late James Squire and Cora Mae (McGinnis) Barto. She was known to most as Faye, and was very devoted to her family. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert “Bob” J McVicker whom she married on September 22, 1967 in Grafton and was married for 50 years, and together they worked hard on the farm. They raised three daughters, Vickie Lynn(Wilt) Dean and husband, James “Jimmy”,  Grafton, Melissa “Missy” Ann McVicker, Fellowsville and Roberta Faye (McVicker) Gribble and husband, Watson Alan, Fellowsville; five grandchildren, Kristen Nicole “Nikki” Bolyard, Tyler Harrison Dean, Taylor Madison Dean, (Faye helped to raise all of them),  Katelyn Fayeth Gribble and Kamryn Shae Gribble and even though they came after their Mamaw got sick, she was always there for love, hugs, kisses, tender words and the best advice;  five siblings, Paul Elvin Barto and wife Edith, Blacksville, Robert “Bob” Eugene Barto and wife Barbara, York, PA. Alda Mae “Cookie” Burke and husband Bob, Reedsville,  William “Bill” Edward Barto and wife Eurondia, Dayton, OH, Theresa Marie Huffman and Jimmy, Fellowsville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by six siblings, Mary Kathryn Barto, James Franklin Barto, Joseph Alan Barto, Ronald Roy Barto, Donald Ray Barto and Barbara Jean Barto in infancy. Missy lived with and helped care for her mom. They had and amazing bond. Faye was a very active woman and a hard worker for as long as she was able. She loved to work on the farm with Bob and could toss square bales with the best of them. She also loved gardening and that is apparent in her many flower beds, baskets and the bounty of food she produced to feed the entire family. She worked at Jennings Nursery for a while. Faye also loved to cook. She fought a hard battle with cervical cancer about fourteen years ago and she won. She struggled after that with the progressive lung disease, COPD. This is a battle she could not win. The family asks that in lieu of flowers that you make a donation in her memory to the American Lung Association at   A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Online condolences can be sent to Bolyard Funeral Home and Cremation is honored to serve the McVicker family.

Donations may be made to:

American Lung Association

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