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Leona Lee VanMetre

June 26, 1934 August 8, 2021
Leona Lee VanMetre
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Obituary for Leona Lee VanMetre
Leona Lee VanMetre, 87 of Hedgesville, West Virginia passed away at the home of her daughter in Fairfield, PA on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Born on June 26, 1934 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Reese & Anna May (Stockes) Houck. Leona was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, James E. VanMetre, who died in February, 2021. She enjoyed traveling with her husband on their motorcycle, spending time with her children and their families, gardening and tending to her chickens. Leona is survived by her children, Betty L. Short of Fairfield, Virginia A. Unger of New Oxford, PA, James H. VanMetre of Philadelphia, PA, Terry Lee VanMetre of Biglerville, PA, John A. VanMetre of Fairfield, Steve Allen VanMetre of Hedgesville and Isaac Davis VanMetre of Fairfield, eighteen grandchildren, a sister, Betty Jane Houck and two brothers, John Reese Houck, Jr. and Clarence William Houck all of Hedgesville. Leona was predeceased by a daughter, Lovetta Woodring and eight brothers and sisters. Funeral Services will be private. Burial will be in Berkeley Chapel Cemetery in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Online tributes and condolences can be made at
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