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Betty Jane Hill Kisner, 91, of Charles Town, passed away unexpectedly Friday, June 5, 2020 at Shenandoah Health Center.

Born June 20, 1928 in Millville, she was the daughter of the late George Dewey Hill, Sr. and Florence Glover Hill. She grew up in the “Big M” country until the age of 16 when her family moved to Charles Town. She graduated from Charles Town High School in 1946.

Most of her work career was spent with Nationwide Insurance. She worked for her husband, Norman Kisner, when he was the agent. Later she worked for Dominick Fargo and Tom and Angie Jones. She also had worked for Jefferson Finance Company, A & P Grocery, Merchant-Noland Chevrolet, and as a hostess at Turf Diner.

She has been a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town since the age of 16. She served as a communion steward and a greeter for many years. She loved her church family and considered many a part of her family.

She is survived by her son, Michael E. Kisner and wife Debbie of Cleveland, TN, daughter Florence Faylee Kisner Wilt and husband Tom of Charles Town; grandchildren Michael E. Kisner II and wife Amy of Baton Rouge, LA, Norma Tibbs and husband Jay of Aiken, SC, Christopher Kisner and wife Samantha of Warrenville, SC, Thomas E. Wilt II and Kristi Hartlove of Charles Town, and Jeremy Wilt and wife Emily Nibert of Charles Town. She was also blessed with 8 great-grandchildren: Grant and Luke Kisner, Makenzie, Gunnar, and Adalyn Tibbs, Silas and Ryan Kisner, and August Wilt. She is also survived by step-granddaughter Karen (Todd) Furr and her children and grandchildren: Dylan (Emily) and Maverick; Jade (Brian) and Jackson; and Brody. Many Hill and Kisner nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Norman, who passed away September 13, 1971; her brothers, Dewey and Dan Hill and sisters, Nellie Fleming and Ida Mary Noland.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town with Pastor Duane Jensen officiating. COVID restrictions are encouraged. Visitation is private. Since a traditional service cannot be held, each time you hear Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” or “His Eye is on the Sparrow”, think of our beloved Mom and Mamaw.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial contributions can be made to Build on the Blessings or the Music Ministry at Asbury, c/o Asbury UMC, 110 West North St., Charles Town, WV 25414.

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