B. Kathryn (Mitter) Pyles, 91 of Newburg, WV passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at her son’s home with family by her side. She was born July 22, 1931 in Newburg, WV (Chestnut Ridge Community), daughter of the late Ross “Brownie” Mitter and Florence Agnes (Smith) Mitter. She graduated from Newburg High School, Class of 1949, where Ralph and Kathryn were high school sweethearts. Kathryn was a member of the Chestnut Ridge United Methodist Church and was a very active member where she taught Sunday School for thirty-five plus years, taught Bible School and was very dedicated to her Heavenly Father. Kathryn loved baking and made many couples their wedding cakes, enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, quilting and doing jigsaw puzzles. She is survived by her son, Ralph F. Pyles Jr. and wife Janey, Newburg; her daughter, Beverly A. (Pyles) Hedge and husband, Lee, Mount Morris, PA; five grandchildren, Marsha L Stewart and husband, Steve, Independence, Ralph F Pyles III and wife Carol, Morgantown, Jeffrey L. Pyles and wife Shelly, Kingwood; Mitchell Fortney and wife, Brittainy, Newburg, Justin J. Fortney and companion, Pam, Swanton, MD; eight great grandchildren, Ryan J Pyles and companion, Virginia, Jeremy A Pyles and fiancée, Dixie, Corey R Pyles and girlfriend, Taylor, Brooke N Pyles, Adam Fortney, Kynley Fortney, Briar Fortney and Ethan Stewart; one great-great granddaughter, Aubrey Shipp; two sisters, Frances Marie Stephens, Mary Margaret Lyons and husband Robert; one brother, Lyle E Bailey; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Francis Pyles Sr in 2008; one sister, Vivian Virginia Travis and husband Clyde; one brother-in-law, Paul Stephens Jr; one nephew, John Lyons. Family and friends will be received at Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave, Newburg, WV on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm and on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am with Chaplin Dennis Lusin NVC officiating. Interment will follow at the Shay’s Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.bolyardfuneralhomewv.com. Bolyard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Pyles family.
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