Sara VanMeter Burlingame Sara VanMeter Burlingame

Sara VanMeter Burlingame

Visitation Location: Roush Funeral Home

Visitation Hours: Friday, February 21 (11A-12P)

Funeral Service Location: Roush Funeral Home

Funeral Service Time: Friday, February 21 (12P)

Sara VanMeter Burlingame, 86, of Ravenswood, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2020, at Ravenswood Village.

Sara was a graduate of Huntington High School in 1951. After graduation, she was employed with C & P Telephone Company as a toll and overseas operator. She served as Service Assistant Training Operator and Administrative Assistant to the Division Traffic Manager.

Sara married the love of her life, Jack Dempsey Burlingame, in June of 1956. They started their life in Clarksburg, WV, where they adopted two little baby girls, Tracey Sue and Holli Mae. Sara was a devoted wife and mother and a contributor to her community serving as Camp Fire Girls troop leader, Sunday school teacher, PTA parent, Treasurer to Senator Karen Facemire, Charter member of the Jackson County Pilot Club, and President of the Mountain Craft Art & Craft Fair in 1998-1999.

Sara is survived by her brother, Irvin VanMeter Junior (Mrs. Nancy VanMeter) of Charleston, and her daughter, Holli (Mr. Brocklin Vanater); grandchildren, Christine, Heather, Joshua, and Sara; great grandchildren, River, Jack, Ella, Noah, and Sage; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Mattie Mae; infant son, Stephen Drew; daughter, Tracey; and husband of 53 years, Jack D. Burlingame.

Sincere thanks to the devoted and loving staff at Ravenswood Village.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 12:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating. Private Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Charleston, WV. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the funeral home.

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