Justina Ely

Obituary of Justina "Tina" Ely

Justina ”Tina” Irene Ely, 97, of Barrackville, passed away on January 2, 2021 at the Morgantown Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on January 26, 1923 in Morgantown, WV a daughter of the late Jonah and Sadie Walker Kerns. In 1971, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ely. Mrs. Ely was a member of the Barrackville United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Morgantown High School. She was a homemaker in her own home, but had previously worked at Westinghouse and later after raising her children, the Fairmont Clinic for over twenty years. Justina was a member of the Methodist quilters, and the Lions’ Club Fire Plug. She loved quilting, sewing, and crocheting. Survivors include her daughter, Monica Stevens of Fairmont, her son-in-law, Edgar Burley of Worthington, her grandchildren, Amey and Paul Anderson, Alicia and Nathanael Hibbs, Andrew and Jennifer Burley, and Tyler Stevens, her great-grandchildren Chad Anderson, Chelsea Ashcraft, Natalie Hibbs, and Draven Burley, her two great great-grandchildren, Braelyn Ashcraft and Brixton Anderson, as well as several nieces and nephews, and her life-long best friend, Jean Bane of Barrackville. In addition to her parents and husband, Justina was preceded in death by her daughter, Katherine Burley,her son-in-law, Herbert Stevens, as well as her siblings, James Kerns, Carl Kerns, Ross Kerns, and Josephine Rowan. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241, or to the Alzheimers’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, 1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all services will be held privately. Interment will be held privately at the Grandview Memorial Gardens in Fairmont. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com
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