Lena A. Sappington (nee Oliverio)

Aug. 28, 2013 – Aug. 30, 2013

Lena A. Sappington (nee Oliverio), “Lena Sapp,” formerly of Clarksburg, W. Va., passed away suddenly Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the age of 91, with family at her side.

She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Neill “Zip” Sappington, also from Clarksburg.

Lena was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan (John) Basehore of Gilbert, Ariz., and Pamela (Mark) Ruder of Oconomowoc; son, Kenneth Sappington of Clarksburg; her sister, Margaret (Cosmo) Donato of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service today, Sept. 5, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation at or the Disabled American Veterans at

For those in Clarksburg that knew Lena, Davis-Weaver Funeral Home in Clarksburg will have a visitation from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Her eternal rest will be with Joseph Neill at her side in Clarksburg. Family and friends may pay their respects at a graveside ceremony at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, with a procession beginning at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. Deacon Thomas Trunzo will give the eulogy at the graveside.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at