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Anne Louise (Fadeley) Ervin

October 8, 1927 ~ December 27, 2018 (age 91)


Anne Louise (Fadeley) Ervin, 91, died peacefully at her home in Bridgeport, West Virginia, on the morning of Thursday, December 27th, following an extended period of declining health. She had been under the attentive care of her older daughter, Anne Elizabeth (Beth), who shared the home, which overlooks Anne’s beloved West Virginia hills.

Anne was born October 8, 1927, in Richmond, Virginia, and was the youngest child of the late Howard Malone Fadeley and Georgia Elizabeth (Champe) Fadeley. Her childhood years were spent in Montgomery, West Virginia. She was a participant in the 1940 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Also during her youth, Anne became an accomplished pianist, performing with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. After graduating as co-valedictorian from Montgomery High School in 1945, she attended Marshall University and the Mason College of Music and Fine Arts. She subsequently pursued studies at West Virginia State College (University) and West Virginia University.

Anne married Joseph Robert Ervin of East Bank on August 17, 1949. The union lasted until his death on September 24th, 1999, just after their fiftieth anniversary. Anne and Joseph, who taught band and chorus at schools in Marion (Virginia) and in Roane, Kanawha, and Monongalia Counties in West Virginia, raised five children together.

Anne, an accomplished organist as well as a pianist, and Joseph, as choir director, together served the congregations of several churches in the Kanawha Valley and Morgantown. Their longest joint tenure was at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in St. Albans. After the family moved in 1970 to Morgantown, West Virginia, she worked in the Dean’s Office of the WVU College of Human Resources and Education and, subsequently, in Monongalia County Schools' Instructional Materials Center and Board of Education main office annex.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband. She was the last of her siblings, preceded in death by her two sisters, Charlotte (Fadeley) Edmundson and Mary Howard (Fadeley) Bouldin; and by her brother, Charles F. Fadeley, LCDR, USN (Ret.). She is survived by sons Joseph, Jr. of Star City; Doug of Ashton, Idaho; and Charles D. and spouse Catherine Nagle-Ervin of Tiffin, Ohio; daughter, Anne Elizabeth, and daughter and spouse, Catherine R. (Ervin) and Joseph Monahan, all of Bridgeport. Anne’s grandson, Miguel Fortney-Henriquez and his spouse, Gage, and her granddaughter, Eliana Henriquez, are all students at West Virginia University.

Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory will provide cremation services. Per Anne’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. Plans for a memorial service are indefinite at this time. Online condolences can be made at Davis Funeral  Home is honored to serve the Ervin family.

The children of Anne F. Ervin wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Lauren Tomes and to the staff of Amedisys Hospice Care, of Anmoore, for their devoted care for our mother in her final months.

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