JoAnn Rogers Fromhart

JoAnn Rogers Fromhart

Passed: January 12, 2024
Dunmore, WV

JoAnn Rogers Fromhart

Passed: January 12, 2024
Dunmore, WV


JoAnn Rogers Fromhart, 91, of Dunmore, WV, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on January 12, 2024, in Charleston, WV.

JoAnn was born in Gladesville, WV, on July 27, 1932, to the late Archie Pascal Rogers and Georgia Jo Newcome. In addition to her parents, her husband of 63 years, Fred Fromhart, son-in-law David Lynch, and a brother, Lee Rogers, preceded her in death.

She is survived by three children: Lewis Fromhart (Debbie) of The Villages, FL, Matthew Fromhart (Darlene) of Hollywood, MD, and Louise Morgan (Keith) of Charleston, WV, and three grandchildren: Amber Bell (Ryan) of Chapmanville, WV, Caroline Oziemblowsky (Dan) of Morgantown, WV, and Haley Fromhart of Edgewater, MD. In addition, she had four great-grandchildren: David and Katherine Bell, and Sydney and Rachel Hall, and three great-grand dogs; Glock, Baja, and Olive.

JoAnn, or Mrs. Fromhart as most knew her, received her teaching degree from Fairmont State College. On May 6, 1955, she married her husband in Newburg, WV.

In 1958, they moved to Pocahontas County, where he became superintendent of Seneca State Forest and raised their children. She was always quick to ask people if they knew what Irish twins were since Matthew and Louise both came in 1960. For several years, she did not teach and stayed home to raise the children. She resumed teaching when her youngest (Louise) was in kindergarten.

Her career including teaching reading, writing, and English. She could describe linking verbs and diagram sentences quicker than anyone. JoAnn taught many students throughout her decades in education. It was a common experience to be with her out in the community or even in a neighboring county and former pupils would stop to talk to her.

When Fred retired from Seneca in 1988, they bought their 50-acre farm in Dunmore and moved to an A-frame on the hill. They spent time farming and gardening, with many wonderful memories shared with family and friends.

She was an active and faithful member of the Dunmore United Methodist Church and was always involved in the community. She enjoyed knitting, bible study, and spending time at the Green Bank Senior Center with friends. She was the family historian and kept a daily journal. She could refer back to a date in years past and tell you what happened that day, often noting historical events in our lives. She was one of kind, a collector of anything she found, and will always be part of our life as well as her friends and neighbors throughout the county and extended areas.

The family would like to say a special thank you to her friends Linda, Veronica, Retta, and the Chestnuts for always helping when she needed assistance, carpooling to appointments, and being faithful companions.

As per her wishes, she is to be cremated and there will be no funeral service. There will be a memorial service held in April in the Dunmore area.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made in JoAnn’s name to Dunmore United Methodist Church, The Humane Society of Pocahontas County, or the Green Bank Senior Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at .

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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