2004 obits:K

2004 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries:K 

Myrle F. Karickhoff
Myrle F. Karickhoff, 95, a resident of Route 9, Box 298, Buckhannon, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born Feb. 1, 1909, in Hodgesville, the son of the late Sherman Karickhoff and Anna Lee Douglas Karickhoff.
In 1938, he was married to Mildred Geneivie Bailey Karickhoff, who preceded him in death on Sept. 3, 1999.
Surviving are one daughter, Anita Queen of Buckhannon; one son, Samuel Karickhoff of Watkinsville, Ga.; one sister, Zola Queen, Hodgesville; two granddaughters, Lisa Huskey of Cumming, Ga., and Kimberly Lantz of Buckhannon; two grandsons, Brent Karickhoff of Cumming, Ga., and Todd Queen of Martinsburg; three great-granddaughters, Jessica Huskey, Annie Karickhoff, and Lynelle Huskey, all of Cumming, Ga.; and one great-grandson, Brice Karickhoff of Cumming, Ga.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jackie Karickhoff; two brothers, Brennie Karickhoff and Carroll Karickhoff; and two sisters, Georgia Harris and Marie Queen.
Mr. Karickhoff worked as a coal miner.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Robert Poling will officiate and interment will follow at the Heavner Cemetery.  From 27 Mar 2004.

Ruth Karickhoff
Ruth Ilene Samples Karickhoff, 89, a resident of 309 Brandenburg St. in Belington, departed this life Friday, April 30, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Center in Belington. She had been in declining health for the past several months.
She was born Dec. 31, 1914, at Rock Cave in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Amos and Laura Samples. On Jan. 11, 1936, she was united in marriage to Philip H. Karickhoff, who survives at their home in Belington.
Mrs. Karickhoff is survived by one son, Dr. Alfred N. Karickhoff of Odessa, Texas; one sister, Pearl Hall of Chevrolet, M.D.; two grandchildren, Eric Karickhoff and Andrea Wade; and four great-grandchildren, Hailey and Michaela Karickhoff and Austen and Dylan Wade.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Dayton Samples.
She was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, retired as assistant postmaster in Belington and was a member of Chapter 68 of the Order of the Eastern
Star and the Belington Presbyterian Church.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and on Monday until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted with the Rev. Dave Bowers officiating. Interment will follow in Heavener Cemetery in Buckhannon.
The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ruth Ilene Samples Karickhoff.  From 1 May 2004.

Berlin S. Karlen
Berlin S. Karlen, 74, a resident of the Tennerton community, Buckhannon, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at State College, Pa.
He was born March 31, 1930, in Helvetia, the son of the late William and Stella Scott Karlen.
He is survived by his spouse, Patricia Demastes Karlen of Tennerton, whom he married July 2, 1954.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Denise Karlen and Lee Anne Karlen, both of Tennerton, and William “Billy” Karlen of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by twin children, Debra Jean and Doyle Dean Karlen; and two brothers, Julian W. Duke and Lincoln Karlen.
Mr. Karlen retired after 45 years with Nationwide Insurance Co. He co-owned Karlen Insurance Services and was an agent of Alliance Real Estate Agency. He was a teacher from 1955 to 1958 with the Upshur County Board of Education.
He was a 1953 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and was a member of the Emeritus Club.
He was a member of the Rock Cave Lodge No. 81 AF & AM, Scottish Rite and York Rite, Osiris Shrine Temple of Wheeling and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 18 of Buckhannon.
He was a past president of the Upshur County Shrine Club and Shuttle Patrol, was a past associate director for Shriners Hospital in Erie, Pa., was the charter president of the Tennerton Lions Club, was treasurer of the Tennerton Community Council and a member of the American Legion of Pickens.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church at Helvetia.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Upshur County Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, American Legion Frank Bartlett Post No. 7 and Disabled American Veterans Chapters No. 5 and No. 36. The Rock Cave Lodge No. 81 AF & AM will conduct Masonic graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children at the following address: Upshur County Shrine Club, in care of Roy Goff, Treasurer, Route 5, Box 15, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Berlin S. Karlen.   From 29 Jun 2004.

Clifford G. Kelley
Clifford G. Kelley, 84, of Nestorville community, Route 2, Philippi, died Tuesday afternoon, June 1, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins following a two-month illness.
He was born Dec. 2, 1919, at Nestorville, the son of the late Homer B. and Gay Haller Kelley.
On Oct. 19, 1941, he married the former Joy Nestor, who survives at Nestorville.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and David Hedrick of Grafton; one son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Dianna Kelley of Volga; eight grandchildren, Angela Hammat of Marietta, Ga., Michael Shawn Criss of Byron, Ga., Kevin Moore of St. Leonard, Md., Tonya Hedrick of Cross Lanes, Brad Criss of North Beach, Md., Missy Baker of Myersville, Md., Thad Kelley of Philippi and Jered Kelley of Kansas City, Kan.; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Goldie Hardin of the Kasson community and Lucille Cross of Philippi.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Marsh; and by two brothers, his twin brother, Carl Kelley, and Dorsey Kelley.
Mr. Kelley was a veteran of World War II and served in North Africa and Europe with the U.S. Army.
He was a former employee of the Carr China Co. at Grafton and Craig Motor Service in Grafton, and was best known for a career of delivering milk and dairy products to area homes, schools and grocers.
He was a member of Nestorville United Methodist Church.
He was a member of Bigelow Lodge No. 52 AF & AM, a member and past high priest of Tygarts Valley Chapter 39 Royal Arch Masons, a member of DeMolay Commandery No. 11 Knights Templar in Grafton and Pilgrim Commandery No. 21 Knights Templar in Elkins. He was a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason with memberships in the Clarksburg and Wheeling bodies and was a former member of the Osiris Shrine Temple in Wheeling.
He was a member of the Nestorville Senior Citizens where he served as a representative to the County Council of Barbour County Senior Citizens and was a member of Laurel Mountain Post No. 410 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Belington.
Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and on Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dot Smith-Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in the Nestorville Cemetery with Bigelow Lodge conferring Masonic graveside rites. Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.  From 3 Jun 2004.

Hilary G. Kelley
Hilary Gerard “Gerry” Kelley captured the heart of our Lord Jesus as he was called home Friday, Oct. 8, 2004. He passed away peacefully among his family and friends from cancer.
Gerry was born on July 7, 1954, in Greensburg, Pa.
He attended elementary school at Our Mother of Consolation in Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill Academy School.
He graduated from high school in 1972 from Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pa., and in 1977 graduated from West Virginia University in mining and engineering. He worked as a mining engineer in the mines before heading to law school at the University of Tulsa in 1981.
It was in Tulsa in 1983 that he married the love of his life, Cindy VanGilder. In 1984, they moved to Dallas when Gerry took a job with the Guardere and Wynn law firm, where he handled oil and gas transactional work and litigation.
When the time came, in 1986, he moved back to his beloved West Virginia. In Charleston, he worked for Shuman, Annand and Poe law firm, where he excelled in handling litigation involving mining equipment and construction, among other types of cases.
He was incredibly happy when he moved to Philippi, with his family, where he opened his own law firm, Kelley Legal Services, PLLC.
Gerry was a tremendously compassionate man who was a tried and true champion for the underdog, in both his personal and professional life.
He was a pillar of the community and and was instrumental in starting the Philippi Youth Soccer League, which now is 250 members strong.
Gerry had an infectious personality and exhibited a unique engaging presence, which attracted everyone to his corner. The wound left in our hearts with his departure is agonizing.
Gerry will be sorely missed by his wife of 21 years, Cindy; his children, Nolan, a specialist first class in the National Guard Army stationed in Iraq, and Katie and Lenny of the family home in Philippi; and by his mother and father, Kate and Hilary Kelley of Greensburg; his brothers, Leonard Kelley and his wife, Laura, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Patrick of Los Angels, Calif; his sisters, Kitty Nutter and her husband, Tom, of Kingwood, Mary Kelley of Nevis, West Indies, Joyce Kelley and her husband, Tim Russell, of Columbus, Mont., Michele Kelley and her husband, Pius Schenker of Parker, Colo., and Sheila Kelley and her husband, Richard Schiff of Los Angeles, Calif.
Gerry was adored by his nieces and nephews, Michaela Canterbury as well as her husband, Chris, and children Connor and Grace, Kaylen Kelley, Hilary and Michael Nutter, Kelley and Isaac Crawford, Justyna and Sara Kelley, Kane, Sean, Seth and Chloe Pussell and Gus and Ruby Schiff.
Gerry was preceded in death by his sister, Christine Kelley.
The family of Gerry Kelley will receive friends at our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Greensburg on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., at which time a funeral mass will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wheeling Foundation, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.
Alvin P. Oskin Jr., supervisor, is in charge of the arrangements for the Coshey-Nicholson Funeral Home Inc. of Greensburg, Pa.  From 11 Oct 2004.

Wilda Kelley
Wilda Kelley, 69, of Route 2, Box 267, Buckhannon, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, in Charleston Area Medical Center.
She was born March 27, 1935, at Ellamore, the daughter of the late Hugh H. Moss and Ruth Queen Moss.
On June 16, 1956, she was married to Cecil Kelley, who survives.
Surviving are two sons, Randall Kelley and wife, Patty, of Buckhannon and Thomas Kelley and wife, Debbie, of Buckhannon; two brothers, John Junior Moss of Mentor, Ohio, and Rex Moss of Paden City; four sisters, Rachel Gray of Fruitland Park, Fla., Wanda Branick of Willowick, Ohio, Mary Fratcher of Willowick, Ohio, and Karen Montagno of Mentor, Ohio; two grandsons, the Rev. Tim “T.J.” Kelley of Burnsville and Greg Kelley and wife, Jill, of Buckhannon; two great-grandsons, Dakota and Logan, both of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Moss and Gerald Moss.
She was a homemaker and a member of TOPS No. 98.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mitch Griffin and the Rev. Tim Kelley will officiate and interment will follow in the Lanham Cemetery at Queens.
Johannes Jensen
Johannes Emil Nodager “Joe” Jensen, 90, of Petersburg, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  From 30 Mar 2004.

LaVenna Kelly
LaVenna Kelly, 91, of 11673 Streamside, Pickerington, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Pickerington Nursing Center.
She was born Aug. 5, 1912, the daughter of the late William Conwell Booth and Mabel Laura Freeman Booth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Berkeley Kelly.
Surviving are one son, Robert Kelly of Pickerington, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Maribele Cvetnick.
She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Gary Stackpole will officiate and interment will follow at the Elkins Memorial Gardens, former IOOF Cemetery, in Elkins.  From 5 Feb 2004.

Harry R. Kennedy
Harry Richard Kennedy, 73, a native of Randolph County and a resident of 683 East Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, N.Y., departed this life early Thursday morning, April 29, 2004, at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center. He had been in declining health.
He was born Saturday, Sept. 13, 1930, in Beverly, the son of the late Merrill Kennedy and Martha Harris Kennedy McGlaughlin.
Surviving are one sister, Vonda Jane Kennedy Dumire of Elkins; one nephew, Edward R. Dumire of Beverly; one niece, Martha Dumire Turner and husband, David, of Elkins; and a great-niece, Kathleen Martin, Elkins.
He attended the schools of Beverly, was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served from Jan. 12, 1954, until his retirement on April 30, 1971. He served during the Vietnam War.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Beverly Cemetery at Beverly. The Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater will officiate and interment will follow. The H. W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Harry Richard Kennedy. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Apr 2004.

Harry R. Kennedy
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the Beverly Cemetery at Beverly. The Rev. Donald L. Fitzwater will officiate and interment will follow. The H. W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygarts Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Harry Richard Kennedy.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 1 May 2004.

E. Marie Keplinger
Evelyn Marie Fout Keplinger, 87, of Petersburg, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
She was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Petersburg, the daughter of the late Robert E. Fout and Mae Marie Dermer Fout.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Fred Keplinger on July 9, 1998; one daughter, Cleta Keplinger Bittorf; two brothers, Jesse James Fout and Cecil Fout; and a half sister, Florence Rinker.
She was a certified nursing assistant for Grant Memorial Hospital and Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital. She was a member of Faith Assembly of God Church in Petersburg.
Surviving are, three daughters, Anna Fisher of Petersburg, Naomi Poston of Petersburg and Martha “Marti” Kite of Dorcas; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William A. Fout officiating. Interment will follow at Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville. Memorials may be made to Petersburg Volunteer Fire Company or Grant County Nursing Home 100 Wing.  From 7 Dec 2004.

Gladys Keplinger
Gladys “Glady” Keplinger, 84, of Jordan Run, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at her home.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jordan Run Union Church.  From 2 Feb 2004.

Helen A. Keplinger
Helen A. Keplinger, 90, of Petersburg, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services were at 11 a.m. today.  From 12 Jul 2004.

Rosa L. Kepner
Rosa L. Kepner, 59, a resident of Elkins, passed away Wednesday in the Davis Memorial Hospital emergency department.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Rosa L. Kepner.  From 22 and 23 Jul 2004.

Rosa Kepner
Rosa L. Kepner, 59, a resident of Rt. 2, Elkins, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at her home. Death was unexpected.
She was born Nov. 7, 1944, in Whitmer, a daughter of the late David and Edna McDaniel Mullenax.
On March 6, 1963, she was married to Kenneth H. Kepner, who survives in Elkins.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tim (Brenda) McDonald and Mrs. Junior (Beth) Coger, all of Elkins; six brothers, James Mullenax of Charles Town, Floyd, Don and William Mullenax, all of Whitmer, Mike Mullenax of Job and Paul Mullenax of Elkins; three sisters, Betty Collins of Davis, Carolyn Turner of Whitmer and Gail Reed of Beverly; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth W. “Buddy” Kepner.
Mrs. Kepner attended the schools of Randolph County and at the time of her death she was employed in the housekeeping department of the Davis Memorial Hospital, where she had worked for many years.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Chad Kirk officiating. Interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Rosa L. Kepner.  From 24 Jul 2004.

Lewis J. Kerns
Lewis Jerome Kerns, 49, a resident of Route 4, Philippi, passed away Monday morning, March 8, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Lewis Jerome Kerns.   From 9 Mar 2004.

L. Jerome Kerns
L. Jerome Kerns, 49, a resident of Route 4, Philippi, passed away Monday morning, March 8, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. His death was attributed to complications from lung surgery.
He was born May 22, 1954, at Elyria, Ohio, the son of Forrest Kerns of Elkins and Mary L. Kerns of the Mount Liberty community near Philippi, with whom he made his home.
Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Howard (Kimberly) Taylor of Lexington, Ky.; two nieces and two nephews.
Jerome attended school in Germany, Kentucky and California and was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1972.
He was employed at Supreme Concrete Block Inc. in Leesburg, Va., for the past 20 years.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jim Arbogast officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of West Virginia, PO Box 3980, Charleston, W.Va. 25339-3980. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lewis Jerome Kerns.  From 10 Mar 2004.

L. Jerome Kerns
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins with Brother Jim Arbogast officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of West Virginia, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, W.Va. 25339-3980. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lewis Jerome Kerns.  From 11 Mar 2004.

Priscilla L. Kershaw
Priscilla Lee Kershaw, 79, a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Oct. 8, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 9, 1925, at Glady, the daughter of the late Thomas A. Phares and Fulvia Arbogast Phares.
She was married to Fred Kershaw, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three brothers, Thomas A. Phares of Glady, Daniel and Franklin Phares, both of Elkins; and two sisters, Juanita Roach of Glady and Patricia Hayden of Colonial Beach, Va.
Two grandchildren, Corwen Parker and Leighann Parker, both of Monroe, N.C., and two great-grandchildren also survive.
One daughter, Charlotte Parker, and one brother, Patrick Phares, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kershaw attended the schools of Randolph County and lived most of her adult life in Florida. She attended First United Methodist Church of Elkins.
At Mrs. Kershaw’s request her remains will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Priscilla Lee Kershaw.   From 12 Oct 2004. 

Lena Ketchem
Lena Lucy Bolton Ketchem, 93, a resident of the Pt. Pleasant community near Belington, departed this life at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at her daughter’s home in the Pt. Pleasant community. She had been in declining health for the past 12 months and death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Feb. 19, 1910, at Philippi, the daughter of the late Felix and Charlotta Phillips Bolton. On July 24, 1926, she united in marriage to Hobert Ketchem who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1986.
Surviving are one son, Jerry Dale Ketchem of Belington; five daughters, Helen Rotruck of Uhrichsville, Ohio, Joyce Holly of Philippi, Eileen Phillips of Belington, Glenda Frederick of Belington, with whom Mrs. Ketchem made her home, and Carol Davis of Belington.
Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Ketchem was preceded in death by five sons, Clayton, Ray, Lawrence, Larry and Don Ketchem; one sister and three brothers.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Ketchem attended the schools of Barbour County, was a homemaker and was a Pentecostal by faith.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until 1 p.m., the funeral hour, when services will be conducted from the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Whitecotton Cemetery at Mt. Liberty. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Lena Lucy Bolton Ketchem.   From 9 Jan 2004.

Mabel V. Ketterman
Mabel Virginia Ketterman, 90, of Dryfork, passed away at her home Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004.
She was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Harman, a daughter of the late Elwood B. and Mary Jane Clayton Roy.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Burley Teter, and her second husband of 50 years, Daniel Ketterman.
She is survived by four sons, Kelly Ketterman of St. Charles, Mo., Danny Ketterman of Chardon, Ohio, David Ketterman and Melvin Ketterman, both of Dryfork; four daughters, Mary Kathleen Mallow of Mabie, Janet Cross of Hambleton, Deloris Brinizer of Willoughby, Ohio, and Norma Jean Knotts of Red Creek; two brothers, Shannon Roy of Geneva, Ohio, and Elwood Roy Jr. of Pasadena, Texas; five sisters, Beulah Hay of Lugume, Va., Clara Waters of Carrolton, Ga., Violet Rustrum of Chardon, Ohio, Thelma Patrick of Bessemer, Pa., and Dorlis Teter of Dryfork; 41 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, three sons, one daughter and three grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church.
Friends will be received today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dry Fork Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Robert Winger officiating. Interment will follow in the Roy Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  From 21 Dec 2004.

Ronald D. Ketterman
Ronald D. Ketterman, 58, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
He was born Feb. 25, 1946, at Brushy Run, a son of the late Glen Ketterman and Velma Lambert Ketterman.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, and was the last member of his immediate family.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at North Fork Baptist Church at Riverton with the Rev. Mark McCallister officiating. Interment will follow at North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Memorials may be made to North Fork Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  From 30 Dec 2004.

Pauline L. Keyes
Pauline L. Keyes, 70, of Junior, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 22, 2004, in Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.
She was born May 23, 1934, the daughter of the late John W. and Elsie Beatrice Wiseman Riffle.
On March 23, 1957, she was married to Tommy Junior Keyes, who preceded her in death on July 12, 1996.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Roger and Diana Keyes of Junior; one daughter, Connie A. Keyes, at home; four stepchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, John R. and Alice Riffle of Belington; one sister, Ruby I. Delauder of Belington; four grandchildren, Lori Skidmore, Cindy Galloway, Angie Keyes and Jason Keyes; seven great-grandchildren, Joshua Galloway, Leah Galloway, Sierra Galloway, Sydnee Galloway, David Tusing, Devin Tusing and Madison Skidmore; two stepgreat-grandsons, Josh Skidmore and Tony Skidmore.
Mrs. Keyes was a homemaker and attended the Calvary Mission Church.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel. The Rev. David Brown will officiate and interment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 24 Sep 2004.

M.B. Khan
Mahamoudunnissa Begum Khan, 78, mother of Dr. Farukh Khan and grandmother of Farha Khan of Elkins, passed away recently at Kissimmee, Fla.
She had chronic debilitating Type II Diabetes Mellitus, with its numerous complications, including high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, chronic kidney failure, anemia, strokes and blood clots, and peripheral vascular disease.
She was preceded in death by her husband, M. Khan.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Farukh Kahn and wife, Shakeela, daughter, Farha, and mother-in-law, Mrs. Khamrunnissa, of Elkins; Shabir Khan and wife, Shahida, daughters, Suha and Seme, of Richmond, Va., and son, Saif, who is currently on deputation in Iraq; three daughters, Imtiaz and husband, Taqhi, son, Tabrex, and his wife, Shireen, daughter, Shabnum and her husband, Fawad, Kissimmee, Fla.; Fouzia, and daughter, Missu; her daughter, Shahnaz, her husband, Zafar, and their two children, Sweety and Sara Kissimmee, Fla.; and Gulnaz, husband, Pasha, and their two children, Naziya and Ameen, of Kissimmee, Fla.
Mrs. Kahn was buried at the Winter Haven Memorial Gardens in Orlando, Fla.
She used to visit her children in Elkins and Richmond, Va., and made many friends in bothareas. She stayed most of the last 12 years with her three daughters in Kissimmee, Fla., and had numerous friends in the Orlando, Fla. area.
She was the only sister of seven brothers, and came from an extremely large extended family who lived in Mysore, India — "The Garden City of India." All of her children immigrated with her to the United State in 1992, and lived in Elkins for a short time but relocated to Florida.
Mrs. Khan studied only to the eighth grade, but could understand some spoken English and learned to read basic English. She used to say "Remember, health is most important" and "God bless you."  From 27 Nov 2004.

Dr. Prithipal Khatter
Dr. Prithipal Singh Khatter, 68, died Monday, June 28, 2004, in Avondale, Ariz.
He was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Lahore, Pakistan, to Harnam and Jagjit Khatter.
He worked as a radiologist and retired from Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins in 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Kamal; sons, Avinash and his wife, Dana, and Boldy and his wife, Benu; sisters, Tejinderjit Sidhu, Parmjit Baweja and Bhoopinderjit Girgla and her husband, Harbhajan; father, Harnam; and four grandchildren.
Dr. Khatter was well loved and respected by his family, friends and colleagues. He led by example with honesty, integrity, dignity and genuine affection for those whom he met. He received numerous awards and citations during his lifetime.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church, 1124 N. Third St., Phoenix, Ariz. A Kiertan, Sikh memorial service, will be at 2:30 p.m. July 11 at Arizona Sikh Gurdwara at 1129 East Sheridan St., Phoenix, Ariz. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Maricopa Pediatric Foundation in care of Ann Roseman, 22 E. Medlock, Phoenix, Ariz. 85012. Contact 1-602-549-0100 for more information on the above items. Arrangements by Hansen Mortuary.  From 3 Jul 2004.

Eula Kidd
Eula Marie Kidd, 85, formerly of Circleville, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2004, in Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at the Davis Church of God at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Larry Idleman officiating. Interment will follow in the Accident Cemetery. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 19 Jun 2004.

Annie M. Kimble
Annie Mae Kimble, 60, of Maysville, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.  From 12 Jul 2004.

J. Wilkie Kimble
J. Wilkie Kimble, 62, of Petersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at his residence.
Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg with Pastor Bradley Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorial may be made to the family in care of Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg.   From 9 Dec 2004. 

John A. Kimble
John A. Kimble, 90, of Franklin, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va.
He was born Aug. 4, 1914, at Smoke Hole, the son of the late Adam Albert Kimble and Lucinda Ellen Self Kimble.
On July 14, 1940, he married Wilda Ruddle Kimble, who preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 1985.
Surviving are two daughters, Charlotte M. Cole of Harrisonburg, Va., and Virginia A. Flatgaard of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Keith A. Kimble of Franklin; two half sisters, Alice Ketterman of Maysville and Zola Swick of Petersburg; one half brother, Kennie Kimble of Upper Tract; one grandson, Michael Cole of Richmond, Va.; one granddaughter, Pam Cole of Bristow, Va.; and two great-grandsons, Ryan Cole and Sean Cole, both of Richmond, Va.
After graduating from Franklin High School in 1938, he began business at Brushy Run, establishing Midway Service Station. In 1940, he moved to Upper Tract and operated John Kimble’s Store and the Upper Tract Post Office. In 1950, he opened Kimble Motor Sales, which was the local Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth dealership, along with Oliver Farm Equipment. He owned and operated the first roller skating rink in Franklin. In 1973, he opened Kimble Discount Tire at Ruddle, which is now Kar Kare in Franklin. In 1977, He helped his son establish Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.
Friends may call at the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Donald S. Wilkinson officiating. Memorials may be made to the Ruddle Presbyterian Church, in care of Beverly Vandevander, HC 60, Box 46, Franklin, W.Va. 26807 or the Franklin Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 966, Franklin, W.Va. 26807. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  From 10 Nov 2004.

Ronald H. Kimble
Ronald Hillary Kimble, 70, of New Kensington, Pa., and formerly of Landes, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the Veterans Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  From 5 Jan 2003.

Grace Agnes King
Grace Agnes King, 103, of Maplewood community, Clarksburg, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
She was born April 8, 1901, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Walter J. King and Anna Nevergold King.
Surviving are her close first cousins, the Rev. William M. King, SJ, of the Jesuit Parish in Albuquerque, N.M., and the Rev. Thomas M. King, SJ, professor of theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Also surviving are several cousins and a nephew and three nieces including Mike King and his wife, Jennifer, of Clarksburg, who looked after all her needs and wishes.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel King and Reta Marie King; and three brothers, Albert King, Eugene King and Walter King.
Miss King was a 1925 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and held a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. A school teacher in the Washington, D.C., area, she taught at the Ana Costia High School for more than 30 years. Although she lived in the Washington, D.C., area for years, she loved to visit her family and friends in Buckhannon during the summer months.
Grace was an avid golfer and played regularly until she was 85 years old.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. James McCafferty will officiate and interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 848, Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201.  From 29 Sep 2004.

Dominic Kirkpatrick
Dominic Lee Kirkpatrick, infant son of Raymond Lee Kirkpatrick and Victoria BreeAnn Burke of Elkins, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003.
He was born Sept. 3, 2003, at Elkins. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one siser, McCiah Kirkpatrick of Elkins; his maternal grandparents, Robert Burke of Beverly and Deborah McCauley of Belington; and his paternal grandparents, Glenn A. Kirkpatrick and Linda Kirkpatrick, both of Norton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kirkpatrick family at 105 Matthew St., Elkins, W.Va., 26241. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Dominic Lee Kirkpatrick.  From 4 Jan 2004.

Dominic Kirkpatrick
Dominic Lee Kirkpatrick, infant son of Raymond Lee Kirkpatrick and Victoria BreeAnn Burke of Elkins, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003.
Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Terry Burgess will officiate and cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kirkpatrick family at 105 Matthew St., Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Dominic. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Dominic Lee Kirkpatrick.  From 5 Jan 2003.

Connie Kisamore
Connie Mae Helmick Kisamore, 64, a resident of 29 George St., Elkins, departed this life Saturday morning, Jan. 24, 2004, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1939, at Hendricks, the daughter of the late Pauline Helmick.
On Oct. 24, 1955, at Oakland, Md., she was married to Theodore “Junior” Kisamore Jr., who survives. They had celebrated 48 years of marriage.
Also surviving are one son, Teddy Kisamore and wife, Deborah, of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Tammy L. Kisamore of Elkins; one son-in-law, Hunter Story of Franklin, Va.; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenny and Lorine Webb of Beverly; one sister-in-law, Marsha Propst of Buckhannon; and two grandchildren, Erin Ann Kisamore and Jimmy Kisamore, both of Elkins.
Preceding her in death besides her mother are two daughters, Tina M. Story and Derrie Pauline Kisamore; one brother, Jerry Propst; and one sister, Martha Lee Rose.
Connie attended Parsons High School and was a homemaker.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Bryan M. Headley will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shaver’s Fork. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Connie Mae Helmick Kisamore. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 26 Jan 2004.

Connie Kisamore
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Bryan M. Headley will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons Family Cemetery at Shaver’s Fork. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Connie Mae Helmick Kisamore. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 27 Jan 2004.

Henry E. Kisamore
Henry Everett Kisamore, 86, of Riverton and formerly of Petersburg and Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio.
He was born Aug. 11, 1918, at Mouth of Seneca, the son of the late Philip H. Kisamore and Cordelia Nelson Kisamore.
He was married to Opal Bell Wyant Kisamore, who preceded him in death Sept. 13, 2002.
Surviving are two sons, Danny Kisamore of Riverton and Lorenzo Kisamore of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Mabel McDonald of Franklin; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Lewis Dean Kisamore, who died in 1942; one daughter, Lue Anna Moskos, who died in 1986; and six brothers, Jason, Robert, Mack, Glen, Emery and Mason.
He retired in 1980 from General Tire in Akron, Ohio, where he worked for 37 years.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Akron, Ohio, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows No. 408 in Petersburg. He attended Grove Street United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin, where a memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Richard Longbon will officiate and interment will follow in Kisamore Cemetery in Riverton.
Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.  From 18 Sep 2004.

Georgia E. Kisner
Georgia Etta Kisner, 89, a former resident of Montrose and Elkins Manor and a patient in the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Monday morning, July 5, 2004, in the nursing home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1915, at Whitmer, the daughter of the late George Patrick and Cora Alpha Hartman Simmons.
On Aug. 20, 1931, in Oakland, Md., she was married to Robe Kisner, who preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1977.
Surviving are five sons, William Kisner, Goldsboro, N.C., Brennis "Bunk" Kisner, Donald Kisner and Richard "Dick" Kisner, all of Montrose, and Curtis "Butch" Kisner of Elkins; eight daughters, Wanda June Harper, Roberta Mae Kalar, Bonnie Gale Ratliff and Sandra Bennett, all of Montrose, Katherine "Kitty" Hamrick and Mary Ann Howell, both of Elkins, Theresa Carol Lloyd of Hambleton and Linda Sue Williams of Deland, Fla.; one half sister, Permilla Mae "Midge" Arbogast of Elkins; and one brother-in-law, Homer White of Lahmansville.
Thirty grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 12 stepgreat grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding her in death were an infant son, two daughters, Carolyn and Joyce Kisner; four brothers, Eston, William, Otha and Curtis Simmons; and two sisters, Rosa Bodkins and Katherine White.
Mrs. Kisner was a homemaker and a member of the Israel United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Israel Cemetery near Kerens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Israel United Methodist Church, in care of Diane Coberly, Route 1, Box 27, Montrose, W.Va 26283 or to the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Kerens, W.Va. 26276 in memory of Mrs. Kisner. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Georgia Etta Kisner.  From 6 Jul 2004.

Georgia E. Kisner
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonas Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Israel Cemetery near Kerens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Israel United Methodist Church, in care of Diane Coberly, Route 1, Box 27, Montrose, W.Va 26283 or to the Leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Kerens, W.Va. 26276 in memory of Mrs. Kisner. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Georgia Etta Kisner.  From 7 Jul 2004.

Mary E. Kitzmiller
Mary Elizabeth Parks Kitzmiller, 93, of Mt. Storm, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Home in Petersburg.
Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Donaldson and the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Maysville Cemetery in Maysville. Memorials may be made to Mt. Storm Volunteer Fire Dept or Burlington Family Services.  From 11 Dec 2004.

Rosemary E. Knight
Rosemary Ellen Knight, 45, of Spruce Fork Road, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
She was born June 19, 1958, in Greenbrier County, the son of the late Vinson Ryder and Annie DeMoss Ryder.
On April 5, 1985, she was married to Gilbert Knight, who survives.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Heater of Buckhannon and J.Y. Ryder of Weston; one daughter, Lisa K. Knight of Buckhannon; one stepson, Gilbert Wesley Arnett of Buckhannon; two stepdaughters, Jeanna Arnett of Ohio and Angela Arnett of Ohio; four brothers, Junior Ryder of Weston, David Elliott of North Carolina, Jim Elliott of Kanawha Head and Roger Elliott, no address given; two grandsons, Brandon Ryder of Weston and Daren Darnell of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Taylor Darnell of Buckhannon; and 10 stepgrandchildren.
She was a homemaker and member of the Way of Holiness Church.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Way of Holiness Church where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Pastor Jerry Murrell will officiate and interment will follow at Heavner Cemetery. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Apr 2004.

Rosemary E. Knight
Rosemary Ellen Knight, 45, of Spruce Fork Road, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, in United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
She was born June 19, 1958, in Greenbrier Co., the daughter of the late Vinson Ryder and Annie DeMoss Ryder.
On April 5, 1985, she was married to Gilbert Knight, who survives.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Heater of Buckhannon and J.Y. Ryder of Weston; one daughter, Lisa K. Knight of Buckhannon; one stepson, Gilbert Wesley Arnett of Buckhannon; two stepdaughters, Jeanna Arnett of Ohio and Angela Arnett of Ohio; four brothers, Junior Ryder of Weston, David Elliott of North Carolina, Jim Elliott of Kanawha Head and Roger Elliott, no address given; two grandsons, Brandon Ryder of Weston and Daren Darnell of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Taylor Darnell of Buckhannon; and 10 stepgrandchildren.
She was a homemaker and member of the Way of Holiness Church.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Way of Holiness Church where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Pastor Jerry Murrell will officiate and interment will follow at Heavner Cemetery. The Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 20 Apr 2004.

Perry C. Knotts
Perry Chester Knotts, 76, a resident of the Sugarlands Community, Hambleton, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2004, at this farm. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Perry Chester Knotts. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Dec 2004.

Perry C. Knotts
Perry Chester Knotts, 76, a resident of the Sugarlands community, Hambleton, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2004, at his farm. He had been in his usual health and death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Friday, Feb. 3, 1928, at Sugarlands, Hambleton, a son of the late Claude Ray and Pearchie Lea Mullenax Knotts.
On May 10, 1958, he was united in marriage to Thelma Pauline Blair Knotts, who survives. They had celebrated 46 years of marriage.
Also surviving are three sons, Mark A. Knotts and wife, Karen, of Ravenna, Ohio, Richard P. Knotts and Ralph G. Knotts, both of Hambleton; one daughter, Doris M. Knotts of Elkins; four brothers, Junior Knotts and wife, Cornell, of Sugarlands, Kenneth Knotts and wife, Jane, of Parsons, Alva Knotts and wife, Elda Mae, and Harry Knotts and wife, Chris, all of Baltimore, Md.; and two sisters, Irene Duckworth of North Carolina and Sylvia Rosenau and husband, William, of Parsons.
Preceding him in death were one daughter, Wynona Jean Knotts; one brother, Dave Knotts; and one sister, Dolly Mae Knotts.
He attended the one-room school at Sugarlands. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, worked on construction for Local Union 984 of Clarksburg for 20 years, was a well-know farmer of Tucker County and was a member of the Tucker County Senior Center and the Goldenairs.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Final rites will be conduced at the funeral home parlor on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Pat Cassidy officiating. Interment will follow at the Sugarlands Cemetery at Hambleton. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Perry Chester Knotts. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Dec 2004. 

Perry C. Knotts
The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons Friday. Final rites will be conduced at the funeral home parlor today at 1 p.m. with Pastor Pat Cassidy officiating. Interment will follow at the Sugarlands Cemetery at Hambleton. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Perry Chester Knotts. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 4 Dec 2004. 

Orvie W. Koon
Orvie Wilson Koon, 83, of Route 2, Box 286, Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at his home.
He was born Nov. 6, 1920, at Czar, the son of the late Wilson Okey and Nellie Rela Bailey Koon.
On Jan. 21, 1946, he was married to Glemis Jane Wagner Koon, who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Sandra Day and husband, Richard, of Buckhannon, Judy Lambert and husband, Butch, of Buckhannon, Irene Miller and husband, Tom, of Buckhannon, Annie Norton and husband, Jack, of Charleston, and Susan Tucker and husband, Paul, of Charleston; four sons, David Koon and wife, Debbie, of Buckhannon, James Koon and wife, Beth, of Buckhannon, John Koon and wife, Barbara, of Buckhannon, and Orvie W. Koon Jr. and wife, Margie, of Wooster, Ohio; four brothers, Claudie Koon of Buckhannon, Dallas Koon of Florida, Richard Koon of Buckhannon, and Stanley Koon of Florida; one sister, Stella Wamsley of Buckhannon; 18 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
He was precede in death by one son, Wilson Eldridge Koon; and two brothers, Denver Koon and Vernon Koon.
He was a coal miner, electrician and carpenter and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the North American Hunting Club and the Buckhannon Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 3663. He was a Protestant by faith.
Friends will be received today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Butcher and the Rev. Marvin Wamsley officiating. The Buckhannon VFW Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion, Disabled American Veterans chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. Poling-St Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. From 5 Nov 2004.

Rosalee A. Koon
Rosalee A. Koon, 68, a resident of the Holbrook Nursing Home and formerly of French Creek, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at the nursing home.
She was born Nov. 12, 1935, in Frenchton, the daughter of the late Forman Lloyd and Hattie Murle Wilfong Radcliffe.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil A. Koon of French Creek.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Denver Eugene “Pete” Wilfong of Arkansas, Jeffery Allen Wilfong of French Creek and Gaylen Doyle Koon and wife, Pam, of French Creek; five stepdaughters, Joann Oakes and husband, Don, of Martinsburg, Pa., June Cooper and husband, Lewis, of Buckhannon, Carolyn Wilfong and husband, Dannie, of Buckhannon, Martha Russell and husband, Jimmy, of Buckhannon, Louise Chapman and husband, Roy, of French Creek; one stepson, David Koon and wife, Virginia, of Tallmansville; one grandchild; 21 stepgrandchildren; 35 stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Clela Barnett and husband, Lee, of Newark, Ohio, Betty Carpenter and husband, Marvin, of Plain City, Ohio, and Jean Jordan and husband, Milford, of Mt. Alto; and one brother, Ralph Radcliffe, and wife, Ann, of Versailles, Ind.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Ten Mile Baptist Cemetery. Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Rosalee A. Koon.  From 5 Mar 2004.

Sterling J. Koon
Sterling Jesse Koon, 87, of Stonewood, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at the Golden Circle Nursing Home in Stonewood.
He was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Queens, the son of the late Jesse L. Koon and Elsie Lanham Koon.
In 1961, he married Louise Williamson Koon, who passed away in 1987. They lived in Oxon Hill, Md.
He is survived by three brothers, Virgil Koon and Orvis Koon, both of Buckhannon, and Leonard Koon of Orange Park, Fla.; two sister-in-laws, Bessie Koon of Buckhannon and Betty Koon of Orange Park, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Perry, Eveline Koon, Esteline Koon, all of Buckhannon; and two brothers, Davis Koon and Shirley Koon, both of Buckhannon.
He graduated from Tennerton High School, attended several colleges, joined the Army Air Corps in June 1942 and was honorably discharged in August 1946. He was a flight engineer and was injured in an airplane crash in North Africa in January 1945. He retired from the federal government with 37 years of service mostly at the Federal Aviation Administration. He attended Central Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Md., and served as treasurer for many years. He moved to Orange Park, Fla. in 1997.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lanham Cemetery in Queens. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the gravesite. This kind, gentle Christian will be missed but forever remembered. In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Heart Fund or charity of you choice. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 8 and 9 Nov 2004.

Edith P. Kovalck
Edith P. Hoover Kovalck, 86, a resident of Amherst, Ohio, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Amherst Manor Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Ten Mile, where she was raised and lived until moving to the Lorain County, Ohio, area in 1972. She later moved to the Wellington area and has been a resident of Amherst since 2002.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst.
Edith dedicated her life to the craft of homemaking and enjoyed gardening and canning as well as quilting, making over 100 quilts in her lifetime.
Survivors include her sons, Ray Koon of Lorain, Ohio, and Victor Kovalck of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; her daughters, Carolyn Simmons of Lorain, Ohio, Marjorie Kobylski of Port Clinton and Patricia Miller of Penfield, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and her sister, Hazel Cole of Crestline, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Steve S. Kovalck on Oct. 12, 1972; by her parents Perry and Ella Clingerman Hoover ; by three brothers; and by three sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Dr., Amherst, Ohio. The Rev. Fr. Lawrence Martello, pastor, officiated. Burial was at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church; 200 St. Joseph Dr., Amherst, Ohio 44001. Arrangements were handled by the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, Ohio 44001.  From 29 Apr 2004.

John W. Kreitzburg
John W. Kreitzburg, 79, of Route 2, Box 153, Buckhannon, died at 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Clarysville, Md., the son of the late William Kreitzburg and Emma Lena Blucker Kreitzburg.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Kreitzburg.
Surviving are one son, Roger W. Kreitzburg of Arlington, Va.; one daughter, Faye Stankan and husband, Jack, of Bedford, Pa.; one grandson, Nicholas Kreitzburg of Arlington, Va.; one granddaughter, Jessica Kreitzburg of Arlington, Va.; one aunt, Virginia Lee Miller of Frostburg, Md.; and one brother-in-law, John Barnes of Buckhannon.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Kreitzburg.
He served in the U.S. Army in Normandy during World War II and was a member of the Frank B. Bartlett Post 3663 American Legion.
He was a bartender and was a Methodist by faith.
Mr. Kreitzburg will be cremated according to his wishes. Contributions may be made to the charity of choice. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  From 24 Feb 2004.

Jesse W. Kuykendall
Jesse W. Kuykendall, 82, of Arthur, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday.  From 23 Aug 2004.

Stanley G. Kvitrud
Stanley G. Kvitrud, 84, of Route 6, Buckhannon, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1919, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of the late Dr. Gilbert and Marie Erickson Kvitrud.
He is survived by his wife, Ina M. Anderson Kvitrud.
He is also survived by one daughter, Mary E. Gleitz and husband, Kevin, of Monticello, Minn.; four sons, Timothy Boline of Devils Lake, N.D., Mark A. Boline of Ingram, Texas, Daniel J. Boline of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and John R. Boline of Lincoln, Neb.; and four grandchildren, Ryan Boline, Don Davis, and Jacob and Stacia Gleitz.
Mr. Kvitrud was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army Air Force.
He attended The Way of Holiness Church.
Friends will be received at The Way of Holiness Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. Interment will follow in the Heavner Cemetery. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663 and Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion will conduct military honors at the graveside. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 3 May 2004.

Gary L. Kyle
Gary Lynn Kyle, 38, a resident of Parsons, passed away Monday, May 24, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Sept. 29, 1965, in Elkins, the son of the late Harry Woodrow Kyle Sr. and Catherine Lucille Mace Kyle.
He is survived by one son, Justin David Kyle; one daughter, Chelsie Lynn Kyle; and two foster children, Rocky Wyatt and Lynlee Louise Wyatt.
Also surviving are two brothers, Harry Kyle Jr. and William Kyle, both of Elkins; two sisters, Sherry Kyle Morris of Montrose and Rosemary Kyle of Elkins. One niece, Heather Kyle of Elkins; and one foster grandchild, Brooklyn Jade Wyatt, also survive.
Gary was a graduate of Elkins High School and had worked as a lumber grader for Armstrong Flooring.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Gary Lynn Kyle.  From 27 May 2004. 

Gary Lynn Kyle
Gary Lynn Kyle, 38, a resident of Parsons, passed away Monday, May 24, 2004, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Verl Simmons and the Rev. Robert L. Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Gary Lynn Kyle.  From 28 and 29 May 2004.

Katheryn S. Kyle
Katheryn S. “Kitty” Kyle, 75 , a resident of 98 Pleasant Ave., Elkins, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec 8, 2004, in the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center following an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Katheryn S. “Kitty” Kyle.  From 9 Dec 2004. 

Kathryn S. Kyle
Kathryn S. “Kitty” Kyle, 75, a resident of 98 Pleasant Ave., Elkins, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2004, in Elkins Regional Convalescent Center following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Henry Dale Sparks and Alta Maxine Crawford Sparks.
On June 27, 1953, she was married to Arnold Lloyd Kyle who survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Nancy G. Wilkes of Maricopa, Ariz., and the Rev. Trudy L. Paul of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Kitty was well known for her talent as a seamstress, work in ceramics, painting and needle work. She was a member of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church where she had taught Sunday School and was a member of the Church School Council. She was also instrumental in the making of the beautiful Chrismons that are displayed at the Church each Christmas season. She was an honorary life member of the Presbyterian Women’s Organization.
Friends may call from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Saturday, she will be moved to the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jeff Falter will officiate and interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Memorial contributions may be made to Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, 450 S. Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241, Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 or Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 1175 Beverly Pike, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Kyle. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Kathryn S. “Kitty” Kyle.  From 10 Dec 2004.

Kathryn S. Kyle
Friends were received Friday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Today, she will be moved to the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jeff Falter will officiate and interment will follow in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. Memorial contributions may be made to Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, 450 S. Randolph Ave., Elkins, W.Va. 26241, Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 or Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, 1175 Beverly Pike, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mrs. Kyle. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Kathryn S. “Kitty” Kyle.  From 11 Dec 2004.

Wilbur Kyle
Wilbur Kyle, 85, a former resident of East Dailey and a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Randolph County, a son of the late Jim and Tippy Weese Kyle
On March 18, 1940, at Monterey, Va., he married the former Ruby Weese, who survives.
Also surviving is one son, Donald Lloyd Kyle of Mill Creek; two daughters, Joann Thompson of Waynesboro, Va. and Linda Collins of Mill Creek; eight grandchildren; two adopted grandsons; and several great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was one infant son, Wilbur Kyle Jr.; one brother, Glen Kyle; and five sisters, Georgie Shiflett, Mary Gear, Delpha Newhouse, Blanch Crawford and Ruth Kyle.
He was a Methodist by faith. He was a hard worker and a farmer most of his life. He was an avid outdoorsman and gardener.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank Long officiating. Interment will follow at Elkins Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be mad to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement for Wilbur Kyle.  From 26 Nov 2004.

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