Connie Gail Knicely


Connie Gail Knicely, 72, of Buckhannon, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in W.Va. Caring Hospice Center in Elkins, W.Va. She was born in Dille, W.Va. on April 7, 1950: daughter of the late Everett Rush and Alma (Ramsey) Rush. On May 21, 2004, she married James Knicely, who preceded her in death in June of 2021.

Cherishing her memories are two daughters: Shelby Alderman and husband Doug, of Buckhannon, and Sara Riffle, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three step-children: Vicky Kelly and husband Tim, of Buckhannon, Larry Knicely, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Rick Knicely and wife Stephanie, of Jane Lew; and 11 grandchildren: James and Benjamin Alderman, Cole Kelly, Morgan, Payton, Seth, Justin, Kelly and Jason Knicely, Tim Blake and Laiken Cobb; and four great-grandchildren: Aleeah Knicely and Bella, Olivia and Colson Cobb. Also cherishing her memory is one sister: Peggy Woodruff, of Brookesville, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents and husband James, Connie was preceded in death by one step son, Terrance Knicely, and two brothers: Barry and Jerry Rush.

Mrs. Knicely was retired from William R. Sharpe Jr.Hospital of Weston as a licensed practical nurse. She was a graduate of Burnsville High School with the class of 1969. Connie was a member of the Buckhannon Union Mission Church. She enjoyed gardening in her flower and vegetable gardens. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Family and friends gathered at Hardman Family Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 1 until 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. from the Hardman Family Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Dennis Estes officiating. Interment will follow in Orlando Cemetery of Orlando, W.Va.

Online condolences and life stories in memory of Connie may be expressed at hardmanfamilyfuneralhome.com. Hardman Family Funeral Home of Weston considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the family Connie Gail Knicely.

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