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Mary Lee Lamp Tinney

September 13, 1931 - January 16, 2024

Burial Date January 22, 2024

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Mary Lee Tinney, 92, of Lost Creek, passed away in the evening on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at her residence, with her family surrounding her.

Mary Lee was born on September 13, 1931 in Clarksburg, WV, a daughter of the late Jesse and Della Perkins Lamp.

She was married to Harlan Tinney, who also preceded her death in July of 2003.

She is survived by her children, Gary Tinney and wife Brenda of Morgantown, Patrick Tinney of Chantilly, VA, Carol Tinney Haycox of Good Hope, and Paula Critchfield and husband Mark of Clarksburg; grandchildren, Jeffrey Haycox and wife Nikki of Virginia Beach, VA, Clara Tinney of Morgantown, Elias Critchfield, Elise Critchfield, and Ethan Critchfield, all of Clarksburg; step-grandchildren, Kim Whitfield, Kelly Puffinburger and husband Cody, Lindsey Thayer and husband Joey and Bradley Holman and wife Denise; great- grandchildren, Andrew, Ava and Wyatt, and numerous other beloved great-grandchildren; brother, Russell Lamp of Morgantown; several nieces and nephews; as well as her furry companion, her cat, Pippy.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Rachel, John, Orval, Jack, Archie, Juanita, Phyllis, Thelma, Daisy “Babe”, and Dorothy.

Mary Lee was previously of Center Point and lived in Virginia Beach for several years before returning to West Virginia. She was a graduate of Morgantown High School. She retired as administrative assistant for the fiscal affairs department of Salem University (previously Salem-Teikyo University) and was a secretary while living in Virginia Beach for their school systems. She was an avid reader and published a short story titled “The Safety Net.” She enjoyed games that challenged her mind, such as crossword puzzles. One of her hobbies was bowling and she and her husband were members of a league, for which she was also secretary. She loved to plant and tend flowers at her farm in Center Point.

In lieu of flowers, Mary Lee’s wishes were to have donations be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD, 20871-1950, or online at

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm where a funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 12:00 pm with Wendell Mercer officiating. There will be no graveside service and a private interment will take place in the West Virginia National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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