Hilda Ruth Sites Sponaugle | News, Sports, Jobs – The Inter-Mountain

Sep 17, 2022
Hilda Ruth Sites Sponaugle, 91, a residence of Wymer West Virginia, peacefully departed this earthly life on a Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at 9:31 p.m. in Grant Memorial Hospital, a place she called home, caring for patients for over five decades, where all knew her as Sponie. She was surround by family and the wonderful hospital staff in her last hours.
Hilda was born Wednesday, May 20, 1931, at her parents’ home place in Teterton, Pendleton County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Ola Mallow Sites and Mamie Ethel Mallow Sites.
On Aug. 12, 1950, in Fredericksburg, Maryland, she married Charles Lloyd Sponaugle, who proceeded her in death, Dec. 7, 2021. They celebrated 71 years of marriage together.
Also left to cherish Hilda’s memory our three children, Terry Hilda Teter and husband, John, Sandra Lynn Rhodes and husband, Jerry, and Charles Michael “Micky” Sponaugle and wife, Cary; two foster children, Ricky Gooden and Tammy Gooden Fenton; like a son, David Tingler and like a daughter Donna Knotts; seven grandchildren, Melissa Ann Turner, Teresa Jan Chaney, Kimberly Renee Kimbleton, Jennifer Lynn McDonald, Jason Tyler Rhodes, Jessica Nicole Warner and Charles Robert Connor Gill; 16 great- grandchildren, Autumn, Michael, Jonathan, Shayne, Mason, summer, Dallas, Bailey, Noah, Paisley, Kailyn, Connor, Lucas, Levi, Waylon, Quinton and one in the oven; six great- great-grandchildren, Briar, Daisy, Amiyah, Elianna, Eston and Stella.
Hilda is the last surviving member of her immediate family, having proceeded her in death were three brothers, Max Blaire Sites, William Rex Sites and Harman Sites.
Hilda was a 1949 graduate of Circleville High School, where she earned valedictorian honors and participated in basketball and FFA, a 1951 graduate of Davis & Elkins College, receiving a degree in nursing, spent a year interning at John Hopkins teaching hospital in obstetrics and pediatric care, a stent at Children’s National hospital in Rockville, Maryland, studying physiology, worked just over three years at Davis Memorial Hospital just out of college and started work at Grant Memorial Hospital after its establishment in 1958. She worked as a nurse for over 53 years, retired from nursing in January 2006, named to The Who’s Who in Nursing Hall of Fame in 2006 by the American Nurses Association, GMH nurse of the year in 2005 and a long standing member of the Harman Presbyterian church.
She had an avid interest in the care of her farm animals. She was a good shepherd who taught through example a love for all God’s creations. She was always passing little handwritten notes to everyone expressing the joys of faith, hope and LOVE, enjoyed her gardens and preserving food, cooking for family and strangers alike was her pleasure, there was always a sit down meal most every day. Her hobbies were bird watching and growing beautiful flowers.
Hilda was the family’s hub and will be greatly missed.
Hilda’s request for cremation was honored.
A celebration of her life is being planned for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at 5 p.m. at the Harman Presbyterian Church.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Hilda Ruth Sites Sponaugle.
Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.
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