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Wava Jean Wiley Robbins

March 11, 1951 — February 25, 2024

Oak Hill

Wava Jean Wiley Robbins

A Forty-Three Year Love Story

March 21, 1981,The day I met Wava at Three Gables, a place many romances started for folks from the local area. I recall a friend she was with came over and asked me to join them. Shy innocent Gary was reluctant at first but upon a second request, I went and joined Wava and her friend at their table. Small talk started and we had a interesting conversation. It took me a few days to get the courage to call her for a second date. Surprisingly she said yes, and off we went on our journey together, a journey that spanned for 43 years. We both were of the thought that you found that special one and regardless of the circumstances you just made it work, and that is what we did. I am so blessed to have had her by my side all these years. I will think of her daily and miss her terribly. Thank all of you who kept her in your prayers. I hope to have a Celebration of her life in the near future at Pinheads where she was loved by so many.

Thank you all for being her friend. She loved each of you dearly.

Wava Jean Wiley Robbins, 72, of Oak Hill, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in a Charleston hospital.

Wava was born on March 11, 1951, at Rossmore, WV, she was the daughter of the late George and Emma Jean (Bowen) Wiley.

Wava was a former hospitality waitress. In her leisure she enjoyed bowling at Pinheads Bowling Alley where she developed many friendships and was loved by all. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by a sister, Delvena Pruitt.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 43 years, Gary Begley; two sons, Scott Robbins of Modesto, CA and Kevin Robbins of Oak Hill; one sister, Jeanie Seletyn (Tommy) of Ocean Isle, NC; two brothers, Ernie Wiley (Linda) of Anstead and Darrell Wiley (Mary Ann) of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Kevin, Hanaly, and Ava Jean; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and burial will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill with Dr. Ken Krimmel officiating.

Friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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The family of Wava Robbins is being cared for by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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Past Services


Thursday, February 29, 2024

11:00am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Tyree Funeral Home- Oak Hill

999 Jones Ave, Oak Hill, WV 25901

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 29, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gethsemane Memorial Gardens

2150 Pea Ridge Rd, Oak Hill, WV 25901

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