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Alda Hays Sencindiver, 94, died Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

Born March 27, 1928 in Berkeley County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar L. Hays and Gratta C. Markle Hays. Alda graduated from Bunker Hill High School in 1946 and Shepherd University in 1950 with a BA in education. She taught 2 years in Thurmont, MD before returning to Berkeley County. She taught first grade at Gerrardstown for 3 years before taking a break to raise her children. She also worked at Musselman High School and Musselman Middle School teaching art until her retirement in 1989.

Alda was a life member of UM Church of Darkesville where she loved being a choir member for many years. She loved sewing, painting, bowling and travelling. She also enjoyed collecting her many angels and watching her beloved Baltimore Orioles. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Alan K. Sencindiver and his wife, Kimberly, and her daughter Peggy L. Canby and her husband, Larry, all of Martinsburg. She is survived by 7 grandsons, Joshua (Fernanda), Benjamin (Hannah) and Eric Sencindiver, Richard (Aimee’), Jeffrey (April), Martin and Cody (Tiffani) Canby. Also, a granddaughter, Melanie Canby; fifteen great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, Robert A. Sencindiver; two sisters, Ethel H. Cross and Helen H. Wilkins; one brother, Earl Conrad Hays, who died in infancy; and a grandson, Larry W. Canby, Jr.

The family received friends on Monday, July 18, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood.

Interment took place at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darkesville Church, PO Box 746, Inwood, WV 25428. Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.