Mamie Ellen Tenney


Mamie Ellen Tenney, age 86, of French Creek, WV, died Sunday, January 2, 2022, at her residence.

She was born January 26, 1935 in Upshur County, WV, a daughter of the late Clark and Zula Holden Sponaugle. On October 5, 1953, she married Robert Dewey Tenney Sr., who preceded her in death on February 22, 2019.

She is survived by four sons: Robert Tenney Jr. and wife Julia, Edd W. Tenney and wife Debra, Danny A. Tenney, and Matthew L. Tenney and wife Angela, all of French Creek; three daughters: Connie Ellen Tenney and husband Ted of Ellamore, WV, Mamie Virginia “Ginger” Tenney, and Nettie Mae Allen and husband James, both of French Creek; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; ex-sons-in-law Brian Lee of Tallmansville, WV, and Roger Tiffner Sr., of Rock Cave, WV.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, James Dewey Tenney; grandson-in-law John Hovis; grandchildren, five Tiffner Babies; great-granddaughter, Brooke Anne Tiffner; grandson, Alfie Tenney; two sons-in-law, Dennis Cogar and Johnny Perrine; daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Tenney; six brothers, Troy Sponaugle, Leonard Sponaugle, Bill Sponaugle, Maynard Sponaugle, Clayton Sponaugle and James Sponaugle; and four sisters, Kate Crabtree, Ruth Sutherland, Lorain Caliendo and Delphia Nickerson.

Mrs. Tenney was a Family Childcare Provider and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness Church.

Friends will be received Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon, WV. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Ron Honeycutt officiating. Burial will follow at the Tenney Family Farm at Grand Camp, French Creek, WV.

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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