Elizabeth Mae Berkshire Taylor-Hovatter, 78, of Independence, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the Rosewood Health Care Center in Grafton.
Elizabeth was born in Morgantown, WV on April 21, 1942, a daughter of the late Robert Claude Berkshire and Helen Delinda (Brewer) Berkshire.
Throughout her life she had worked at various places including the A&P, Thorofare grocery stores and Morgantown Nursing Care as an activities director. At one time she operated her own lawn care business and sold produce to Austin's Grocery. She loved to work in her garden and enjoyed her flowers.
She is survived by one son, Willard Ray Taylor Jr. of Morgantown; one daughter, Lisa Carol Gray and husband Michael of Morgantown; two sisters in law, Mary Berkshire of Baltimore, MD and Dalice Berkshire of Morgantown, three step children, William Charles Hovatter and wife Sarah, Jeffery Hovatter and Marcia "Elaine" Kelley and husband Warren; grandson, Andrew Gray and girlfriend Rebecca Sausen; several step grandchildren and great step grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and a loving friend, Vivian McNemar.
She is preceded in death by her husband Hurshel Hasko Hovatter in 1998; two brothers, Louis Berkshire and Robert Berkshire Jr.; one sister, Theresa Gemas, one brother in law, Bob Gemas; four step daughters, Mary Rose "Snooks" Swain, Martha "Liz" Sifers, Melinda Jo Howsare and Margaret Ann Ervin and ex-husband, Willard Ray Taylor.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Wednesday September 30, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday October 1, 2020 from 10 until the 11 a.m. service time with Rev. Andy Fominko officiating.
To honor her wishes she will then be cremated.
The family would like to thank the Rosewood Health Care Center for being her family for the past four years and for the wonderful care they provided her.
Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken, the social distancing 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests, whose health allows, are to wear a mask.
Condolences may be extended online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.