We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Kingwood Funeral Home and Crematory
Armeda (Caputo) Wilson, 93, of Kingwood passed away on June 1, 2022 with loving family by her side.
She was born on January 5, 1929, in Monessen, PA, the ninth child of twelve to the late Rose Munhin (Rosa Mancino) and Joseph (Giuseppe) Caputo.
Armeda was a loving mother and grandmother and sister. She was a long-time member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Armeda attended Rivesville High School and Euclid Academy of Cosmetology in Cleveland, OH. After marrying Bud, she became a Navy wife for a brief time. The couple moved to Kingwood in 1952 and started a family. Armeda joined the Wesley United Methodist Church in 1955. She was a member of the Chancel Choir as well as the Preston County Community Choir and served on various boards and committees giving many hours as a volunteer. She was a member of the Martha Circle, Bereavement Committee and Alter Guild. She also tutored for Literacy Volunteers and she contributed to the Buckwheat Festival as a ticket seller at the Community Building and Information Building during the Buckwheat Festival until 2012.
She for a time worked as a licensed beautician and operated her own shop in Kingwood in the 1960s. Later employed by the Preston County Board of Education as a reading tutor, she retired after 20 years of helping children learn to read in various county elementary schools. Her favorite role by far, through was being “Grandma” to her grandson and great grandchildren. After retiring, she became a member of the Late Bloomers, the Kingwood chapter of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed participating in hosting events. Spending time with her grandson and vacationing at the Outer Banks, NC., were some of her post-retirement joys. Throughout their long marriage, Armeda and Bud loved dancing together and did so often.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra K. Dodge (L. Kevin) of Kingwood; a grandson, Kevin Dodge (Cate) of Lansdale, PA, along with three great grandchildren, Logan Kevin, Carissa Rose and Cassidy Reese Dodge; three siblings, Clara Hendricks of Rivesville, Joanne (Paul) Jezioro of Nashville and Joseph (Linda) of Rivesville.
She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, Charles B. (Bud) Wilson, Jr. in May 2021; her siblings, John Caputo, Isabella Girard, Salvatore (Sam) Caputo, Frank (Fritz) Caputo, Patsy Caputo, Anthony (Tut) Caputo, Mary Caputo, Ann Rote and several brothers and sisters- in -law.
Friends will be received at the Kingwood Funeral Home on 295 S Price St. Kingwood on Sunday, June 5 from 4-7 pm and on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Wesley United Methodist Church at 107 High St. from 12-1 pm the funeral hour with Reverend Jonathan Nettles officiating. Entombment will be in the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church at 107 High Street Kingwood, WV 26537