Elsie Lucille (Moran) Gennette


Elsie Lucille (Moran) Gennette of Grafton, WV passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Elkview, WV at the home of her daughter, Janis Kitzmiller, with her loving family by her side.

Elsie was born April 2, 1932, in Grafton, WV, daughter of the late Fred and Goldie (Corley) Moran.

Elsie is survived by her loving husband Joseph P. “Joe” Gennette of 64 years.

Elsie was a devoted, caring wife to her husband, Joe, and a nurturing, loving mother to her children. She was a favorite grandmother to her grand and great-grandchildren and all young children who had the pleasure to know her. Elsie was very creative, making special dolls to share with friends and family and homemade decorations to celebrate every holiday. Elsie loved to cook and entertain family and friends who came to visit and pull up a chair to share laughter in the shade of the back porch.

Elsie is survived by three sons: Joseph M. and wife Teresa of Atlanta, GA; Mark and wife Sheila of Jacksonville, FL, and Matthew and wife Penny of Charleston, WV; two daughters: Theresa Gennette of Hilo, HI, and Janis Kitzmiller and husband Donn of Elkview, WV; nine grandchildren: Jennifer Sifuentes and husband Ian, Giovanna Speights and husband Noah, Philip Gennette, Anthony Gennette, Paula Gennette, Christopher Gennette, Kristi Gennette, Casey Gennette, Elsa Cabatu-Gennette, and Alexis Kitzmiller; and four great-grandchildren: Lauren and Adrian Sifuentes, and Milo and Eloise Speights; and two brothers: Charles William “Bill” Moran and wife Debbie, and Everett Lee “Pete” Moran and wife Linda.

Elsie was preceded in death by both parents; six sisters: Beatrice Louise “Sweetie” Boyce, Betty Lee Everly, Lucille Boyce, Deloris Taylor, Lucretta Stewart and Barbara Utt; and four brothers: Fred Junior Moran; Robert “Red”  Moran, Herman Leroy Moran and Ralph Moran.

At  Elsie’s request there will be no funeral home visitation as she chose to be cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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