Velma M. (Kerwood) Sayre, 93, of Cottageville, WV, moved from her earthly body to her heavenly one January 19, 2018. She was a member of the former Cottageville Evangelical United Brethren Church and served as a pastor’s wife in many churches in Jackson, Mason and Putnam counties. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Dennis and Martha Kerwood and her sister, Genevieve Hill. 

She is survived by her husband of 75 years, Rev. Gerald B. Sayre; sons, Curtis (Sue) Sayre of Dayton, TN and Norman (Angie) Sayre of Point Pleasant; daughters, Janice (Dorsel) Adkins of Cottageville, Sharon (Walter) Shockley of Pittsburgh, PA and Gloria (Keith) Burdette of Cottageville; eleven grandchildren, Mellanee, Warren, Melissa, Dorsel Ray, Devon, Justin, Jacob, Rachel, Kayla, Steven and Staci; 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; brother, Clifford Kerwood of Cottageville.

Service was 11 a.m.~ Monday, January 22, 2018 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Curtis Sayre and Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation was Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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