Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

February 20, 2013

Laurie Puffinberger


Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Laurie E. Puffinberger, 76, of Effingham, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, 1260 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, Va., with her brother, Rev. Kenneth Jenkins officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va. Memorials may be made to a trust fund for her great-grandchildren. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting the family with local arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.

    Laurie was born Sept. 29, 1936, in Winchester, Va., the daughter of William E. and Covey L. (Anderson) Jenkins. She married Lester B. Puffinberger Sr. on June 1, 1953, and he preceded her in death in 1988. Laurie attended First Baptist Church in Effingham.

    Laurie is survived by her daughter, Joyce D. (Harold “Bo”) Moffitt of Dieterich; three sons, David R. Puffinberger Sr. of Glen Burnie, Md., Michael W. Puffinberger Sr. of Winchester, Va., and John M. Puffinberger Sr. (Stephanie) of Culpepper, Va.; two brothers, Paul Jenkins Sr. of Boyce, Va., and the Rev. Kenneth Jenkins of Appomattox, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

    Laurie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; son, Lester Puffinberger Jr.; sister, Betty Ann Everhart; and grandson, Burly Dale Puffinberger.