Emily Legg

Emily Burns Legg, formerly of Charleston, WV, died January 10, 2018 in Lewisburg, WV at the age of 79.

She passed peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones at the family farm where she once played as a child.

Emily's courage and unending faith in the Lord carried her through the challenges of declining health.

Emily was born on August 30, 1938, in Charleston. She graduated from Charleston High School in 1956 and attended Marshall College, later Marshall University. Emily retired after a long career at Marshall College of Graduate Studies and the University of Charleston. She was an avid reader, and loved gardening and traveling to visit family. She attended the Calvary United Methodist Church in Richlands, WV.

Emily was preceded in death by her parents, L.L. & Annabel Burns; sister Karen Blakey; son Robert Robinson; and grandson Austin Abbitt.

She is survived by her loving husband, Clyde Eugene Legg, of Lewisburg, WV; her children, Terri Hanna (Wyatt) of South Charleston, WV, Vicki Prosser of Lewisburg, Wyatt Abbitt (Shilpa) of Edmond, OK, and Alex Abbitt (Julia) of Morgantown, WV; as well as eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Mr. Ben Burgess officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tax-deductible donations can be sent in her memory to OCCF – Big A Charitable Fund for pediatric cancer research at: OCCF, P.O. Box 1146, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, or at occf.org/onlinegiving.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting WallaceandWallaceFH.com.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisbug is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the July 9, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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