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Loretta V. Krogstad

Jan 15, 2021

Loretta Vance Krogstad of Shepherdstown, passed away from natural causes Dec. 28, 2020.

Born Oct. 27, 1936 in Breeden, in Mingo County the daughter of the Honorable Darby Vance and Francis Vance. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Krogstad Sr.; brothers, Locey Vance, Henry Vance, Homer Vance, Richard Vance, and sister, G. Anne Vance. She is survived by her three devoted children, Robert Krogstad Jr., Karen Grote, Kerry Krogstad, son-in-law, Cord Grote III; her dear sister, Mary Jane Sutton; and the joy of her days, granddaughter Elizabeth Krogstad.

She graduated from Berea College, earned a Masters from University of Pittsburg in Social Work and later a Masters in Reading Specialist from Shippensburg University. Her desire to alleviate suffering was a testament to her devotion to Christ. She was a Child Welfare Agent in Berkeley County, and later a teacher for 39 years for Jefferson County Public Schools. She spent her life in service to others and faithfully opened and closed the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church twice a day for over 35 years and was a member of Shepherdstown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 155. Faith and education were the most important principles in her life. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to her alma mater Berea College: https://give.berea.edu/give/191405/#! /donation/ch

An online Celebration of Life service for Loretta Vance Krogstad was held at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.