Dorothy Viola Trainer


Dorothy Viola Trainer, age 99, of Buckhannon, W. Va., departed to her heavenly home on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital NCF in Buckhannon. She was born May 1, 1923, to the late Lawrence Otho and Hallie Gabert Chesnut at the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Meadow Creek, W. Va. On June 14, 1941, she married Fred W. Trainer, Sr. who preceded her in death on March 14, 1973.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is reunited in heaven with her grandson, Edward E. Warner, Jr; son-in-law, Fenton Taylor; and three brothers: Leonard, Lloyd and Raymond Chesnut, as well as many, many friends.

Mrs. Trainer is survived by the “twinkles” in her eyes: her five children: Joyce D. Warner and husband Edward, of Buckhannon, Jeannie Taylor, of Pomeroy, Ohio, Fred W. Trainer, Jr. and wife June, of Buckhannon, D. Susan Phillips and husband Brent, of Morgantown, W. Va. and Sharon Sencindiver and husband John, of French Creek, W. Va.; 14 beloved grandchildren: Gregory W. Taylor and wife Patty, of Cartersville, Ga., Ann L. Bush and husband Douglas, of Buckhannon, Stephen M. Warner and wife Terry, of Buckhannon, Jody L. Howard and husband Wess, of Pomeroy, Ohio, Jennifer L. Bartrum and husband Michael, of Pomeroy, Ohio, Jeremy McGill and wife Elaine, of Buckhannon, Brandi L. Phillips and husband Tariq, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Brooke P. Quinlan and husband Aaron, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Cody B. Phillips and wife Courtney, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Fred W. Trainer III and wife Leslie, of Buckhannon, Ashley Burch and husband Justin, of Buckhannon, Ian A. Sabo and wife Alex, of Atlanta, Ga. and Alexis C. Sabo, of Asheville, N. C.; three step-grandchildren Susan M. Shelton and husband Craig, of Flemington, W. Va., Amy Rhodes and husband Matt, of St. Albans, W. Va., and Matthew Sencindiver and wife Jacie, of Fairmont, W. Va.; 26 cherished great-grandchildren with one more on the way; eight step-great grandchildren; six doting great-great grandchildren; and one step-great-great grandchild; two sisters: Olena Kersey, of Hurricane, W.Va., and Gladys Wade, of North Olmsted, Ohio; and special niece, Nancy Evans Mosley, of Shreveport, La.

Mrs. Trainer attended May Chapel and Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She loved country music, gardening, sewing, crafting Christmas tree decorations, working crossword puzzles and was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Marlinton, W. Va.—but mostly, she loved her family and her family dearly loved her. Mrs. Trainer took great care and detail in everything that she did in her life. Her detailed care is reflected in each one of her children and many grandchildren. She was known for her incredible sense of humor and beautiful honesty that will forever be treasured by those who had the pleasure of knowing this remarkable woman.

Friends will be received Sunday, May 29, 2022, from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Monday, May 30 with visitation at 9 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. service at the Poling-St Clair Funeral Home with Pastor J. Edward McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the May Chapel Church Cemetery in Neola, W. Va.

In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to: May Chapel UMC, c/o Lucretia Hefner, 20253 Pocahontas Trl., White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.  24986-9791. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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