2004 obits: R

2004 Elkins Intermountain Obituaries: R

Virginia Racey
Virginia Evelyn Racey, 71, of Fairlea, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2004, at the Charleston Area Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 17, 1932, at Weston, the daughter of the late William Homer and Mabel Gertrude Miller Blair.
She was retired from the state of West Virginia after 37 1/2 years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairlea, the Greenbrier County Progressive Community Educational Outreach Service, Fairlea Firemenettes, Senior Friends, Friends of Ronceverte Public Library, Habitat for Humanity, Greenbrier Valley Breast Cancer Support Group, Lewis Lioness Club, Greenbrier County AARP, Valley Trail Garden Club and People United for Self Help, and was on the board of the Greenbrier County Committee on Aging.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda R. Shafer and husband, Kenny, of Fairlea and Sharon R. Ridgeway of Fairlea; two sisters, Louise Moats and husband, George, of Spartanburg, Pa., and Pauline Knotts and husband, Perry, of Hambleton; five grandchildren, Michelle Shafer, Amber Shafer, James Matthew Martin, Samantha Martin Taylor and husband, Jay, and Jerry Wayne Ridgeway; and one great-granddaughter, Keyana Taylor.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m today at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Fairlea. The Rev. Mark Billington and the Rev. Alvie Edwards will officiate. Visitation will also be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Pifer Mountain Methodist Church in St. George and a committal service will follow in the Pifer Mountain Cemetery with the Rev. Pat Cassity officiating. Donations of sympathy may be made to the Greenbrier Valley Breast Cancer Support Group, in care of Brinda Renick, HC 37, Box 109B, Frankford, W.Va. 24938, or to any of the organizations in which Evelyn was a member. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.  From 13 Jul 2004.

Larry L. Rader
Larry L. Rader, 57, a resident of Beverly, passed away Monday, April 12, 2004, at his residence. He had been in failing health for the past several months.
Born Jan. 13, 1947, in Dayton, Ky., he was the son of the late Arthur Rader and Iva Whited Rader, who survives at Beverly.
On Feb. 4, 2001, he was united in marriage to the former Babs Lyn Wright, who also survives in Beverly.
In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Rader Smith and husband, Damon, of Elizabeth and Jenna Holmes of Berea, Ky.; and one son, Mason Holmes of Beverly.
Also surviving are three grandchildren, Zach, Nathan and Zane Smith; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Margaret Wright of Montrose, Colo.
Larry was a water treatment specialist and worked for many years with the West Virginia Rural Water Association helping small communities across the state receive and treat drinking water.
His travel included going to Ethiopia representing rural water treatment at the World Water Conference through World Bank. Larry also wrote articles for “On Tap” magazine published by the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse at West Virginia University.
He was past master of the Wirt County Masonic Lodge 82 AF & AM and was a master traditional Appalachian banjo picker carrying on the traditions of his culture and family.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Beverly Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Joanne Glaser, pastor the church, will officiate. The remains will be interred at a later date. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Larry L. Rader.  From 15 Apr 2004.

Helen E. Rall
Helen Eugenia Rall, 66, of 101 Ward Ave., Belington, died Saturday evening, Aug. 28, 2004, at her home following a two-month illness.
She was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Belington, the daughter of the late Jewell Willington and Nora Ruth Ware McCauley.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Freda Ann and James Vest of Belington; one granddaughter, Tabatha Lynn Vest of Moatsville; one grandson, James Vest Jr. of Belington; one great-grandson, Kyle Jacob Vest of Moatsville; one sister, Nina Lee Brady of McLean, Va.; four brothers, Brooks McCauley of Coalton, Buford McCauley of Goose Creek, S.C., Roger Lee McCauley of Clemmons, N.C., and Calvin McCauley of Temple Hills, Md.; and two aunts, Reta Wolfe of Belington and Edith Ryan of Charles Town.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Sandra Sue Norris and an infant sister.
Mrs. Rall was employed in the laundry department of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center in Belington.
She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Laurel Mountain Post 410 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Belington and attended the Belington Church of the Nazarene.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. F. L “Wink” McQuain officiating. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. The Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements for Helen Eugenia Rall.   From 30 Aug 2004.

Rachel E. Rapp
Rachel Elizabeth Rapp, 80, of Davis, passed away today, April 13, 2004, at home with her loving family beside her.
She was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Frankford, the daughter of the late Alice Clemons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roe Elbert Rapp, on Dec. 18, 1979; and by one sister, Sandra D. Hutto.
Survivors include three sons, Robert William and Nan Shetterly of Bowie, Md., John Roe and Daryla Rapp and Allen Wayne and Gwen Rapp, all of Davis; three daughters, Bonnie Alice and Ronald Stuart of Davis, Sara Lyn and Dan Carder of Bridgeport and Katherine Louise Rapp of Davis; one brother, William Clemons of Canyon City, Ore.; one sister, Frances Clemons of Simpsonville, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, Susan Miller, Kelli Flores, Douglas Stuart, Nicholas Stuart, John Roe Rapp Jr., Tracy Rose, Dana Beavy, Andy Rapp, Darrian Rapp, A.J. Rapp, Jessica Jones and Ashley Carder; 14 great-grandchildren, Leah Miller, Ryan Miller, Caroline Miller, Allie Flores, Christian Flores, Cameo Flores, Rachel Flores, Justin Rapp, Zachary Rapp, Nicholas Rose, Benjamin Rose, Cole Allen Rapp, Gracie Jo Rapp and Jillian Rapp; two nieces, Kimberly Dople and Charlotte Clemons; one nephew, Brian Clemons; one great-niece, Lindsay Dople; and one great-nephew, Jason Kahmoree.
Mrs. Rapp was a devoted mother and grandmother and cherished time spent with her grandchildren.
She was employed as a civilian worker on the homefront during World War II. She was trained at Arthurdale and worked as an acetylene welder at the Curtis Bay Shipyard in Baltimore, Md.
She was a member of the Thomas Presbyterian Church and served as an elder for many years.
She was a member of the Blackwater Rebekah Lodge 274 where she served as chaplain. She was a member of FOE 936 for 36 years and served as a trustee. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647, was a dedicated volunteer for the American Cancer Society and served six terms on Davis Town Council.
Friends will be received at the Hinkle Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Blackwater Rebekah Lodge 274 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Community Bible Church with the Pastor Glen Huguenin officiating. Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Rapp’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Mountain Hospice Inc. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 13 Apr 2004.

Rachel E. Rapp
Rachel Elizabeth Rapp, 80, of Davis, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at home with her loving family beside her.
She was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Frankford, the daughter of the late Alice Clemons.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roe Elbert Rapp, on Dec. 18, 1979; and by one sister, Sandra D. Hutto.
Survivors include three sons, Robert William and Nan Shetterly of Bowie, Md., John Roe and Daryla Rapp and Allen Wayne and Gwen Rapp, all of Davis; three daughters, Bonnie Alice and Ronald Stuart of Davis, Sara Lyn and Dan Carder of Bridgeport and Katherine Louise Rapp of Davis; one brother, William Clemons of Canyon City, Ore.; one sister, Frances Clemons of Simpsonville, S.C.; 12 grandchildren, Susan Miller, Kelli Flores, Douglas Stuart, Nicholas Stuart, John Roe Rapp Jr., Tracy Rose, Dana Peavy, Andy Rapp, Darrian Rapp, A.J. Rapp, Jessica Jones and Ashley Carder; 14 great-grandchildren, Leah Miller, Ryan Miller, Caroline Miller, Allie Flores, Christian Flores, Cameo Flores, Rachel Flores, Justin Rapp, Zachary Rapp, Nicholas Rose, Benjamin Rose, Cole Allen Rapp, Gracie Jo Rapp and Jillian Rapp; two nieces, Kimberly Dople and Charlotte Clemons; one nephew, Brian Clemons; one great-niece, Lindsay Dople; and one great-nephew, Jason Kahmoree.
Mrs. Rapp was a devoted mother and grandmother and cherished time spent with her grandchildren.
She was employed as a civilian worker on the homefront during World War II. She was trained at Arthurdale and worked as an acetylene welder at the Curtis Bay Shipyard in Baltimore, Md.
She was a member of the Thomas Presbyterian Church and served as an elder for many years.
She was a member of the Blackwater Rebekah Lodge 274 where she served as chaplain. She was a member of FOE 936 for 36 years and served as a trustee. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3647, was a dedicated volunteer for the American Cancer Society and served six terms on Davis Town Council.
Friends will be received at the Hinkle Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Blackwater Rebekah Lodge 274 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Community Bible Church with the Pastor Glen Huguenin officiating. Interment will follow in the Davis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Rapp’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Mountain Hospice Inc. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 14 Apr 2004.

Edith Ratliff
Edith Ratliff, 79, of Mabie, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital.
A more complete obituary will be provided at a later date. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Edith Ratliff.   From 20 Mar 2004.

Edith M. Ratliff
Edith M. Ratliff, 79, a resident of Mabie for the past three months, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2004, in Davis Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday. She had been in failing health since having open-heart surgery.
Born Oct. 7, 1924, at Mabie, she was the daughter of the late Rufus C. and Rebecca J. Shreve Watson.
Edith moved to Charleston in the late 1940s where she met and married Raymond E. Ratliff on Jan. 14, 1951. Raymond is a patient at the Genesis Family Center in White Sulphur Springs.
Surviving are four sisters, Ruby, wife of Ronald George, Thelma, wife of Gene Rowan, Ruth, wife of Roy Moore, with whom she resided, and Edna, wife of Neal Shockey, all of Mabie; one brother, Thomas R. Watson and wife, Wanda, of Southington, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, June Wiseman Watson of Leavittsburg, Ohio. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Many foster children also survive, whom she and Raymond nurtured in her home at Sinks Grove.
Edith and Raymond were resident of Sinks Grove after moving from Charleston about 40 years ago. While in Charleston she worked at the Rose City Cafeteria, and since moving to her current residence had sold Avon for 33 years.
Edith graduated from Coalton High School with the class of 1943. She was an active member of the Baptist Church at Union where she was a member of the choir and the Ladies Circle.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were four brothers, Willard Watson, Clifford Watson, Howard Watson and John Watson; and two sisters, Anna Currence and an infant sister, Rebecca Grace Watson.
Friends were received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel at 2 p.m. today. The Rev. Paul Broyles, pastor of Union Baptist Church, the Rev. Gregg Lanham of the Harrison Community Church and the Rev. Faye Moyer of the Mabie Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Upper Rowan Cemetery at Mabie. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Edith M. Ratliff.  From 22 Mar 2004.

Jimper Ratliff
Jimper Ratliff, a former resident of Charleston, and more recently a resident of Alexander Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. He had been in declining health.
He was born in Hellier, Ky., a son of the late Arvid J. Ratliff and Sadie Bartley Ratliff.
In 1948, he was married to the former Virginia Miller, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Martha Lee Ratliff Metheny and husband, Dr. Jerry Metheny, of Elkins and Virginia Gail Ratliff Woomer and husband, Tom, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four granddaughters, Ryann Lee Metheny, Chelsea Elizabeth Metheny, Sydney Michael Metheny and Elsie Ratliff Woomer; one grandson, Neal Evan Woomer; two brothers, Paul Blake Ratliff, of Adamsville, Tenn., and Don Roger Ratliff, of Virgie, Ky.; and four sisters, Geneva Sturgill of Hellier, Ky., Genevieve “Bea” Ratliff of Pikeville, Ky., Virginia Dare Garber of Grundy, Va., and Zetta Canter, of Bristol, Tenn.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were one brother, Billie Ratliff, and one sister, Lois Sanders.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, having served as ships cook first class. Most of his naval duty was on a LST, transporting troops and supplies across the English Channel during the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944, until the end of the war in Europe. After leaving the Navy, he worked as a clerk and manager of coal company stores in Kingston and Cannelton. In 1954, he became a salesman for Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, where he served as manager from 1965 to 1980. He was president of the West Virginia Cemetery Association from 1969 to 1970. In 1977, he was presented the International Grand Master Award by the Prearrangement Interment Association of America. In 1979, he was inducted into the Associated Cemetery Estates President Club as a Million-Dollar Salesman. He formerly was a member of the Kanawha City Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He also was the moderator of Kanawha Valley Association of West Virginia Baptist Convention. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elkins where he had served as deacon and as treasurer of American Baptist Men of West Virginia.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Doctor Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. Sympathy expressions may be made in the form of contributions to the West Virginia American Baptist Men Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 1019, Parkersburg, W.Va. 26101 or to the charity of your choice. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jimper Ratliff. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 23 Dec 2004.

Jimper Ratliff
Jimper Ratliff, a former resident of Charleston, and more recently a resident of Alexander Avenue, Elkins, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center. He had been in declining health.
He was born in Hellier, Ky., a son of the late Arvid J. Ratliff and Sadie Bartley Ratliff.
In 1948, he was married to the former Virginia Miller, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Martha Lee Ratliff Metheny and husband, Dr. Jerry Metheny, of Elkins and Virginia Gail Ratliff Woomer and husband, Thomas Woomer, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four granddaughters, Ryann Lee Metheny, Chelsea Elizabeth Metheny, Sydney Michael Metheny and Elise Ratliff Woomer; one grandson, Neal Evan Woomer; two brothers, Paul Blake Ratliff of Adamsville, Tenn., and Don Roger Ratliff of Virgie, Ky.; and four sisters, Geneva Sturgill of Hellier, Ky., Genevieve “Bea” Ratliff of Pikeville, Ky., Virginia Dare Garber of Grundy, Va., and Zetta Canter of Bristol, Tenn.
Preceding him in death besides his parents were one brother, Billie Ratliff, and one sister, Lois Sanders.
Jimper served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, having served as ships cook first class. Most of his naval duty was on an LST transporting troops and supplies across the English Channel during the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944, until the end of the war in Europe. After leaving the Navy, he worked as a clerk and manager of coal company stores in Kingston and Cannelton. In 1954, he became a salesman for Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, where he served as manager from 1965 to 1980. He was president of the West Virginia Cemetery Association from 1969 to 1970. In 1977, he was presented the International Grand Master Award by the Prearrangement Interment Association of America. In 1979, he was inducted into the Associated Cemetery Estates President Club as a Million-Dollar Salesman. He formerly was a member of the Kanawha City Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He also was the moderator of Kanawha Valley Association of West Virginia Baptist Convention. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elkins, where he had served as deacon and as treasurer of American Baptist Men of West Virginia.
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel today at 11 a.m. The Rev. Doctor Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the West Virginia American Baptist Men Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 1019, Parkersburg, W.Va.a 26101 or to the charity of your choice. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Jimper Ratliff. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 24 Dec 2004.

Claude C. Ray
Claude C. Ray, 87, of Friars Hill, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center following a long illness.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday.  From 5 Apr 2004.

Josephine S. Reed
Josephine Smith Reed, 81, of Adrian, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at her home in Buckhannon.
She was born June 4, 1923, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late William Ervin Smith and Mollie Morrison Smith.
On May 3, 1946, she married Raymond O. “Coke” Reed, who survives at Holbrook’s Nursing Home.
Surviving are two daughters, Elnora Bowles and husband, Clarence “Buddy,” of Hopewell, Va., and Mary Lou Hyre and husband, Frank, of Rock Cave; one son, Ronald Reed and wife, Debbie, of Westerville, Ohio; three granddaughters, Lorna Raburn of Prince George, Va., Tina Tanner of Chester, Va., and Kathy Bowles of Colonial Heights, Va.; two grandsons, Jason Cogar of Selbyville and Joshua Reed of Buckhannon; three stepgranddaughters, Jaime Plymale of Buckhannon, Cara DeGarmo of Westerville, Ohio, and Tina Harman of Elkins; two stepgrandsons, Mitch Hyre of Raleigh, N.C., and Anthony Hyre of Charleston; eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Reed; one brother, Fred Smith; eight sisters, Emma Hosaflook, Bertha Smith, Edna Smith, Rosetta Smith, Reka Chaney, Virgie Gillie, Daisy DeBarr and Vesta Kriner; and one granddaughter, Ann Znidarsic.
She worked as an inspector for Reidbord Brothers and was a Pentecostal by faith.
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 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Wease Day will officiate and interment will follow in the Buckhannon Veterans Cemetery.   From 19 Aug 2004. 

Geraldine E. Redman
Geraldine Elizabeth Redman, 77, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Funeral services will be private with the Rev Michael E. Taylor officiating. Private burial will be in South Branch Memorial Gardens.  From 12 Jan 2004.

John Wilson Reed
John Wilson Reed, 52, a resident of Canton, Ohio, departed this life this morning, Sept. 30, 2004, at his home. Death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home for John Wilson Reed. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 30 Sep 2004.

John Wilson Reed
John Wilson Reed, 52, a native of Barbour County and a resident of Canton, Ohio, departed this life Thursday morning, Sept. 30, 2004, at his home. He had been in declining health, however, death was unexpected.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Winfield Miner officiating. Mr. Reed’s request for cremation will follow. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John Wilson Reed. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 1 Oct 2004.

John Wilson Reed
John Wilson Reed, 52, a former resident of Tucker County and a resident of Canton, Ohio, departed this life Thursday morning, Sept. 30, 2004, at his home. He had been in declining health; however, death was unexpected.
He was born Tuesday, July 8, 1952, in Philippi, the son of the late Sylvania Reed and Kate Gillis Snyder Reed.
On April 5, 1980, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Margaret Knotts Reed, who survives in Canton, Ohio.
Also surviving are one daughter, Stacey Lynn Reed of Canton, Ohio; five brothers, “Chuck” Sylvania Reed Jr. of Montrose, Charles Reed of Belington, Danny Lee Reed of Flemington, Woody Reed and Kenny Reed, both of Philippi; two half brothers, Dave Snyder of Montrose and George “Bimbo” Snyder of Philippi; two sisters, Mary Reed of Texas and Helen Cutlip of Sutton; and his mother-in-law, Margaret Virginia Knotts of Texas Mountain.
He attended the schools of Philippi. He was a former employee of the Kingsford Charcoal Co. and the Tucker County Board of Education.
He was an avid outdoorsman and woodworker.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Winfield Miner officiating. Mr. Reed’s request for cremation will follow. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for John Wilson Reed. Sympathy expressions may be sent to: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 2 Oct 2004. 

Nick W. Reed
Nick W. Reed, 37, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
He was born Nov. 1, 1966, in Buckhannon, the son of Charles and Betty Bennett Reed of French Creek.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Haywood Reed of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children, an unborn child and Kyle Reed, Cody Reed, Katrina Reed and Taylor Blacksten, all of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; one sister, Janice Reed of Ohio; his grandmother, Teressa Bennett of Ohio; many aunts, uncles and cousins; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mark Haywood and Valerie Carl Parrish, and their three children; and his sister-in-law and her husband, Heidi and Josh Dible, and their son.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Franice Coon Reed; his grandfathers, Henry Reed and Orlando Bennett; and several aunts and uncles.
He was a 1985 graduate of Western Reserve High School in Collins, Ohio. He attended EHOVE Career Center from 1984 to 1985, where he studied heating and air conditioning. He was attending nursing school at the Knox County Career Center.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1985 to 1989.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of his parents, Charles and Betty Reed, on Waterloo Road. A military service will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36. Pastor Ed McDaniels will officiate. Memorial gifts may be sent to the children for continued education and may be left with the family. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of arrangements for Nick W. Reed.  From 8 Sep 2004.

Ruby Edna Reed
Ruby Edna Reed, 72, of Route 4, Box 613, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born July 21, 1932, in Browton, the daughter of the late Henry Collins and Blanch Rowan Collins.
On Jan. 15, 1959, she was married to Charles Reed, who survives.
Surviving are three sons, Gary Reed of Brandenville, Randy Reed of Burlington, N.C., and Michael Reed of Weston; one brother, Oren Collins of Ravenna, Ohio; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, LaVernia Streets and Lola Hamilton.
She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Carus Campbell will officiate and interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery in Hodgesville.  From 30 Sep 2004.

Carrel L. Regester
Carrel Leon Regester, 73, a resident of Route 3, Belington, departed this life Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at his residence. Death was unexpected.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Carrel Leon Regester. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 Jun 2004.

Carrel Leon Regester
Carrel Leon Regester, 73, a resident of Route 3, Belington, departed this life Wednesday, June 2, 2004, at his residence. He had been in his usual health and death was unexpected.
He was born Monday, Aug. 26, 1930, at Belington, the son of the late Johnson and Chloe Regester.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Foster Regester, in 1984; two brothers, Leonard and Wendell Regester; three sisters, Clara Zirkle, Viva Ware and Susan Regester; and a stepson, John Foster.
Surviving are one brother, Estelle Regester of Ohio; two sisters, Ruby Shreve and Ina Tenney, both of Morgantown; two stepsons, Melvin Foster of Kanawha Head and Buck Foster of Buckhannon; five stepdaughters, Edna Rowan and Violet Dean, both of Buckhannon, Marlene Gore of Madison, Ohio, Judy Pullin of Conneaut, Ohio, and Myrtle Weese of Akron, Ohio; a close friend, Tom Pharis of Junior; and several nieces and nephews.
He attended the schools of Barbour County, was a retired lumberman with Ricottilli Post and Rail Inc. in Belington, and was a Baptist by faith.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today where final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Doyle N. Rider will officiate and interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery at Buckhannon. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carrel Leon Regester.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com From 4 Jun 2004.

Carrel L. Regester
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. today. The Rev. Doyle N. Rider will officiate and interment will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery at Buckhannon. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carrel Leon Regester. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 5 Jun 2004. 

Linda Reppert
Linda Reppert departed this life Monday, July 19, 2004.
She was born Sept. 28, l939, the daughter of the late Max Shomo and Betty Stalnaker Shomo Resnik and the granddaughter of the late Guy and Blanche Stalnaker.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Dr. Marvin Resnik; and her twin sister, Sandra Lewis of Encinitas, Calif.
Also surviving are her daughter, Vicki Altounian of Austin, Texas; two sons, Matt Reppert of Norway and Mike Reppert of Concord, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Reppert graduated from Elkins High School in l957 and attended West Virginia University.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.  From 6 Aug 2004.

Stephen F. Reppert
Stephen F. Reppert, 83, of W. Olive St., Bridgeport, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 12, 2004, at the residence of his son in Bridgeport following an extended illness.
He was born, Sept. 2, 1921, at Scott’s Run, near Morgantown, a son of the late Edmond H. Reppert and the late Beulah Getty Reppert.
Mr. Reppert is survived by two sons, Stephen R. Reppert and wife, Betty, of Mechanicsville, Va., and Clifton E. Reppert and wife, Maria, of Bridgeport; three daughters, Susan R. McElroy of Bridgeport, Sarah R. Lowndes and husband, Bladen, of Columbia, Md., and Janie R. Porter and husband, Robert, of Fairmont; two brothers, Edmund H. Reppert Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Saugerties, N.Y., and Alfred R. Reppert and wife, Elizabeth, of Clarksburg; one sister, Nancy Reppert Jonathan of Indianapolis, Ind.; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles Hare Reppert, and one sister, Virginia Galvin.
Mr. Reppert was a graduate of Flemington High School and a faithful alumnus of Princeton University, having graduated in 1944 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He owned and operated a coal tipple in Buckhannon for several years and later founded Reppert Fuels Inc. in 1964.
He was a devoted and faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg where he served in many capacities, not only in the church locally, but for the glory of God in the larger governing bodies of the Presbyterian Church as well. In the Presbytery of Grafton, he was the longtime Stated Clerk and served on several committees. It was during this time that he was given his much-loved nickname, “Mr. Presbyterian.” In the Presbytery of West Virginia, he served on the Committee on Ministry, the Committee on Preparation for Ministry and the Judicial Commission. He served as the Stated Clerk and on various committees for the Synod of Appalachia. He also served on the Permanent Judicial Commission in the Synod of the Trinity and was a commissioner to the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of the United States of America in the 1970’s.
Steve was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II from 1943 to 1946. During his service, he was awarded the World War II Victory Ribbon, American Area Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon with one star and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one star. He was a 50-year member of the Yates Masonic Lodge 163 AF & AM in Flemington, as well as the West Virginia Consistory of the 18th and 32nd Degree Scottish Rites Bodies of Wheeling and Nemesis Shriners AAONMS of Parkersburg.
Mr. Reppert was best known as a longtime supporter and trustee of Davis & Elkins College from 1975 until 1993, serving first on the Development Committee from 1973 until 1975, and then on the Business and Finance Committee from 1975 until 1993. He established the Reppert Endowment for the Chaplaincy in July 2002, an endowment which supported the campus chaplain, staff and all religious programs offered by the college. He continued contributing to that fund until the time of his death.
He was an avid WVU Mountaineer sports fan and enjoyed being in the outdoors where he would fish, hunt and spend time at his cabin in Romney.
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Monday, Mr. Reppert will lie in state at the First Presbyterian Church, 175 W. Main St., Clarksburg, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. in the church with Dr. Eric M. Faust presiding. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.
If desired, contributions in Mr. Reppert’s memory may be made to either the Reppert Endowment for the Chaplaincy, Davis & Elkins College, Office of College Advancement, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, W.Va. 26241, or to First Presbyterian Church, 175 W. Main St., Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301. Burnside Funeral Home is assisting the family of Stephen E. Reppert with his funeral arrangements.  From 13 Nov 2004.

Charlotte Rexroad
Charlotte Keplinger Rexroad, 81, of 16 Jackson St., Petersburg, died Tuesday, Nov 30, 2004, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schaeffer Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph Eversole and Brother Robert E. Rexrode officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery in Lahmansville.  From 1 Dec 2004. 

Mabel G. Rexrode
Mabel G. Rexrode, 88, of Durbin, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at her home in Durbin.
She was born June 17, 1916 at Dunmore, a daughter of the late Forrest and Mae Griffin.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Charles L. Rexrode, on July 22, 2000; a son, Forest “Dukie” Rexrode, on April 1, 2003; and three brothers, Jim, Jack and Dick Griffin.
She is survived by three daughters, Maxine Nottingham of Fairmont, E. Joyce Dill of Providence Forge, Va., and Kathy Clevenger of Burnsville; two sons, Charles O. Rexrode of Delaware, Ohio, and Gene L. Rexrode of Fairmont; one sister, Shelby Rosokoff of Salisbury, Md.; one brother, Everette Griffin of Morgantown; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Friends will e received today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Hoe in Arbovale. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will follow in Arbovale Cemetery. Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to wwfh.ourcondolences.com.  From 3 Dec 2004. 

Everett C. Rhoades
Everett Cleveland Rhoades, 82, of Mill Street, Parsons, where he made his home with his brother, Charles Rhoades, departed this life Saturday afternoon, April 3, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. He had been in declining health.
He was born March 21, 1922, at Hambleton, the son of the late Cleveland Henry Rhoades and Zernia Roy Rhoades.
He was married to the former Vivian Mitchell, who preceded him in death in July 1989.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Ward and husband, John, of Ohio; four brothers, Thomas Junior Rhoades and wife, Mary, of Akron, Ohio, Jack Dale Rhoades and wife, Beverly, of Bastrop, Texas, Charles Alvin Rhoades and wife, Lois, of Parsons and Roy I. “Peewee” Rhoades of Hambleton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Howard, Delton, Clarence, Ray and Harold Rhoades; and four sisters, Flota Graham, Flora Roy, Helen Delainey and Lorraine Rhoades.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a truck driver for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Union and the United Methodist Church in Akron, Ohio.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m .to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow at the Collett Cemetery at Hambleton. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Everett Cleveland Rhoades.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 5 Apr 2004.

Everett C. Rhoades
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m .to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow at the Collett Cemetery at Hambleton. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Everett Cleveland Rhoades. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 6 Apr 2004.

Gary L. Rhodes
Gary Lee Rhodes, 47, a resident of Mabie, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
He was born Nov. 4, 1957 at Elkins, a son of Roy Lee Rhodes and Retha Ellen Stawder Rhodes, who survive at Glady.
He was married to the former Barbara Ann Zirkle, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Michael Rhodes and wife, Becky, of Mabie; three daughters, Amy Gerlach and husband, Daniel, of Ellamore, Jessica Mallow and husband, Robert and Stephanie Zirkle, all of Mabie; one brother, Donald Rhodes and wife, Faye, of Gum Road; three sisters, Virginia Simmons and husband, Dewey, of Bemis, Sandy Giacobe and husband, Jeff, of Faulkner and Chrystal Rhodes of South Carolina; two grandson; two granddaughters; and one stepgranddaughter.
Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, McClellan and Della Rhodes and his maternal grandfather, Delbert Strawder.
Gary was a graduate of Coalton High School with the class of 1977. He attended Rowan Memorial United Methodist Church of Mabie.
Friends were received Sunday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev Stella Faye Moyer officiating. Interment followed at the Rhodes Cemetery at Glady. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins was in charge of the arrangements for Gary Lee Rhodes.  From 13 Dec 2004.

Gary L. Rhodes
Gary Lee Rhodes, 47, a resident of Mabie, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Gary Lee Rhodes.  From 11 Dec 2004.

James Rhodes
James Arthur Rhodes, 14, a resident of Tucker County, departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for James Arthur Rhodes. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 7 Feb 2004. 

James Arthur Rhodes
James Arthur Rhodes, 14, a resident of Davis and a eighth grade student at the Davis-Thomas Middle School, departed this life Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, from injuries sustained in a fall.
He was born Tuesday, May 16, 1989, at Elkins, the son of Arthur H. Rhodes of Davis and Carol Landsberry Wolford of Petersburg.
Also surviving are five half brothers, David A. Rhodes and Joe W. Rhodes, both of Thomas, Daniel L. Rhodes of Davis, Hobert Ray Wolford Jr. and Ronald Lee Wolford, both of Petersburg; four half sisters, Donna Wolford and Beverly Wolford, both of Elkins, Linda Studer of Beverly, Delinda Okernick of Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was one half brother, Stephen K. Rhodes.
He was an avid basketball player and loved to play video games with his friends.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jeffrey N. Winter will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery at Elkins. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for James Arthur Rhodes.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 9 Feb 2003.

Robert L. Rhodes
Robert Leo Rhodes, 65, of Davis, passed away Dec. 24, 2004, while a patient in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
At the request of the deceased, his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Blackwater Falls State Park at the Gentle Trail Overlook. Hinkle Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.  From 28 Dec 2004.

Marvin F. Riffle
The Rev. Marvin Fred Riffle, 70, of Route 1, Box 14B, French Creek, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at his home.
He was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Kanawha Head, the son of the late Frank A. Riffle and Etsaline Riley Riffle.
On June 6, 1953, he was married to Reba Haymond Riffle, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, David and Jacqualine Riffle of Norwalk, Ohio, Mark and Kay Riffle of Crawford and Tony Riffle of Wakeman, Ohio; one daughter, Donna Horn and husband, Jeff, of Wakeman, Ohio; four brothers, Arthur Riffle of Phoenix, Ariz., Burl Riffle of French Creek, Tom Riffle of Beaver Falls, Pa., and Bill Riffle of French Creek; three sisters, Tressa Bennett of Vermillion, Ohio, Bertha Baker of Freedom, Pa., and Ina Friend of French Creek; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Riffle and Arnold Riffle.
He worked as an auto worker for Ford Motor Co. He was the minister at Twin Lakes Southern Baptist Church and the former minister of New Found Southern Baptist Church in Webster County.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. James Smith and the Rev. Bill Vitt will officiate and interment will follow in Oak Grove Church Cemetery at Kanawha Head.  From 3 Jun 2004.

Peggy Petrice Riffle
Peggy J. Petrice Riffle, 46, a resident of Mabie, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 2, 2004, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home.  From 3 Aug 2003.

Peggy Petrice Riffle
Peggy Jean Petrice Riffle, 46, a resident of Coalton, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at her residence in Mabie where she made her home with her mother and father, Frank and Jean Petrice.
Born Aug. 12, 1957, in Elkins, she was the daughter of Frank and Jean A. Markley Petrice.
Surviving are two sons, Jonathan E. “Jon” Riffle Jr. of Norton and Nicholas C. “Nick” Riffle and wife, Erica, of Coalton; two brothers, Richard “Buddy” Petrice of Buckhannon and Kenneth “Kenny” Petrice of Coalton; and one granddaughter who was the love of Peggy’s life, Katelyn E. Riffle of Montrose.
Also surviving is a special friend, Francis Poe of Coalton; and several nieces and nephews and great-nephews.
Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents, Nazerine and Florence Petrice; her maternal grandparents, Virginia Haddix Markley Daniels and Harold Markley; and one brother, David Michael Petrice.
Peggy was formerly employed as an aide at Nella’s Nursing Home on Central Street and was also employed by Reidbord Inc. She enjoyed reading, doing jigsaw puzzles and playing tea party with her lovable granddaughter, Katelyn.
Peggy was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Peggy was a brave and courageous lady. She was loved and admired by all who knew her. With having to deal with all her pain and medical problems she still had a smile and a kind word to everyone. She was a wonderful mother, daughter and grandmother to Katelyn. Her family was so proud of her and the person she was.
Peggy will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. today. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. today by the Rev. Fr. Tom Dagle. On Thursday, Peggy will be moved to the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Coalton, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Tom Dagle will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Kingsville Cemetery at Kingsville. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Peggy Jean Petrice Riffle.  From 4 Aug 2004.

Marjorie E. Riffle
Marjorie Eloise Riffle, 89, a former resident of 155 Delaware Ave., Elkins, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at 11:45 a.m., in the Elkins regional Convalescent Center where she had been a resident since 1999.
Born Nov. 19, 1915, at Cass, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Ruth Wilson Jackson Fuhrman.
In 1940, she was united in marriage to her beloved husband, James F. Riffle, who preceded her in death on March 20, 1992.
She is survived by one son, James Gary Riffle of Elyria, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Katherine Dahmer, who is currently a resident of Nella’s and Nina Mae Poling of Elkins; one brother, Robert Fuhrman of Campobello, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Mildred Fuhrman, Doris Isner, Anna Sue Beck and Helen Yvonne Fuhrman; and twin brothers, Charles E. Fuhrman and William Jackson Fuhrman.
She attended the schools of Pocahontas County and was a graduate of Greenbank High School. She then graduated from the Elkins City Hospital School of Nursing with the class of 1940, and was married shortly thereafter. She was a very artistic person, working with ceramics, flower arranging and painting pictures. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener, she loved her flowers, especially her beautiful roses. She was a very special woman and will be sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Fred Bird, pastor of Grace Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Marjorie Eloise Riffle.  From 30 Dec 2004.

Robert P. Riffle
Robert Paul Riffle, 69, of the Lick Run Road, died Saturday, July 17, 2004, at his home.
He was born Feb. 22, 1935, at Kanawha Run, a son of the late John Wesley and Beulah Mae Edgell Riffle.
He was united in marriage on Aug. 20, 1955, to Sarah Lee Kelley, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by one son, Steve Riffle of Buckhannon; two daughters, Brenda Smallridge of Buckhannon and Audrey Smallridge of Tenmile; 12 grandchildren, Jeremiah Smallridge, Pamela Robinson, Kristy Crites, Joshua Smallridge, Shelley Farnsworth, Robert Perry, Shawn Smallridge, Michael Metz, Todd Perry, Corey Riffle, Candida Smallridge and Hunter Smallridge, all of the Buckhannon area; four great-grandchildren, Logan Farnsworth, Trevor Robinson, Mackenzie Crites and Austin Farnsworth, all of the Buckhannon area; two brothers, George Allen Riffle of Mogadore, Ohio, and Marple Riffle of Tallmadge, Ohio; three sisters, Delores Good of Akron, Ohio, Leona Reed of Buckhannon and Jane Caldwell of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Robert “Denny” Riffle and James “Jimmy” Riffle; one daughter, Deborah Perry; one sister, Helen Louise Riffle; and two brothers, Kermit Riffle and Edward Riffle.
Mr. Riffle was a member of the Tenmile Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at the Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Riffle will be moved to the Tenmile Baptist Church on Tuesday, where he will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the funeral hour, with the Rev. Brad Tenney officiating. Interment will follow in the Tenmile Baptist Cemetery. The Heavner & Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 19 Jul 2004.

Clyde Riggleman
Clyde O. Riggleman, 91, a resident of 1429 South Henry Ave. in Elkins, departed this life Monday morning, May 10, 2004, at Colonial Place. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Clyde O. Riggleman. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 11 May 2004.

Clyde O. Riggleman
Clyde O. Riggleman, 91, a resident of 1429 S. Henry Ave. in Elkins, departed this life Monday morning, May 10, 2004, at Colonial Place. He had been in declining health for the past year.
He was born Friday, Aug. 9, 1912, at Davis, a son of the late Isaac Clarence Riggleman and Lela Propst Riggleman Dibert.
On Dec. 2, 1930, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Martha E. Phillips, who preceded him in death Dec. 5, 1990.
Surviving are two sons, Sherwood Riggleman and wife Nora, of Charleston, and Kenneth C. Riggleman and wife Kay, of Elkins; one sister, Elva Rogers of Mocksville, N.C.; two
sisters-in-law, Tina Ferguson and Kathryn Phillips; a special friend, Irene Coffman; five grandchildren, Kimberly Oldaker, Susan Jarrett, Jim Riggleman and Kelly Gilbert, all of Charleston, and Todd Riggleman of Elkins; 10 great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Christopher Oldaker, Clay and Chad Riggleman, Garrett and Kyle Riggleman, Christen, Chase and Joshua Jarrett and Dillon Gilbert; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Victor Riggleman, and one sister, Leona Nine. He attended the schools of Davis, had worked for the Kitzmiller Lumber Co., was a railroad conductor for the Western Maryland Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1965, and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a farmer and an avid hunter and loved horses.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, Mr. Riggleman will be moved to the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church, where final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m.. The Rev. Neil Parsons and the Rev. Dr. Daniel Bryan will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 S. Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Clyde O. Riggleman. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 May 2004.

D. Grant Riggleman
David Grant Riggleman, 19, of Maysville, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
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. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Maysville Bible Brethren Church.   From 1 Mar 2004.

Flora K. Riggs
Flora Katherine Riggs, 97, of HC 36, Box 13A, Tallmansville, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born March 8, 1907, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Samuel B. Tenney and Nora Ann Butcher Tenney.
On April 1, 1928, she was married to William A. Riggs, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1963.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Strader and husband, Walter, of Buckhannon and Inez Wilfong and husband, Sherman Wilfong Jr., of Tallmansville; one son, David L. Riggs and wife, Kathy, of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Lelia Joy Ours of Tallmansville and Delphia Hilton Mason of Buckhannon; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, James A. Riggs; and one brother, the Rev. Lloyd Tenney.
She was a school teacher in Webster and Upshur counties. She was a member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 50 years.
Friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Karen Frazier and the Revs. John A. Mason and Tom Holtsclaw. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Tallmansville.  From 5 Oct 2004.

Freda K. Riggs
Freda Kathleen Riggs, 63, a resident of Dailey, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Sunday, March 21, 2004, at her residence. She had been in failing health for the past three years and had been critical for the past two weeks.
Born Dec. 28, 1940, at Valley Bend, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. McCauley and Cora Mary Wegman McCauley.
On April 5, 1958, she was united in marriage to Archie Riggs, who preceded her in death on June 21, 2001.
Surviving is one daughter, Pam Swecker and husband, John W., of East Dailey; one son, Robert “Robbie” Riggs and wife, Lisa, of Dailey; and two sisters, Georgia Cowger of Beverly and Geraldine Riggs of Petersburg, Va.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Brett Swecker, Jessica Swecker, Nicholas Riggs, Brittany Belt, Jonathan Healey and Tyler Pennington; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Zane Swecker and Shila Jaden Paige Healey; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one daughter, Connie Elaine Riggs; one son, Dennis Riggs; one sister, Virginia Tincher; and one brother, Earl McCauley.
Freda was a homemaker. She and her husband, Archie, used to go out every morning and have breakfast. They also enjoyed shopping and visiting people.
Mrs. Riggs was a member of the Cathedral of Deliverance Church and attended regularly until becoming ill.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Gene Rhoden of the Cathedral of Deliverance Church and the Rev. Kent Price of the First Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Freda Kathleen Riggs.  From 23 Mar 2004.

Freda K. Riggs
Freda Kathleen Riggs, 63, a resident of Dailey, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Sunday, March 21, 2004, at her residence. She had been in failing health for the past three years and had been critical for the past two weeks.
Born Dec. 28, 1940, at Valley Bend, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. McCauley and Cora Mary Wegman McCauley.
On April 5, 1958, she was united in marriage to Archie Riggs, who preceded her in death on June 21, 2001.
Surviving is one daughter, Pam Swecker and husband, John W., of East Dailey; one son, Robert “Robbie” Riggs and wife, Lisa, of Dailey; and two sisters, Georgia Cowger of Beverly and Geraldine Riggs of Petersburg, Va.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Brett Swecker, Jessica Swecker, Nicholas Riggs, Brittany Bell, Jonathan Healey and Tyler Pennington; two great-grandchildren, Brayden Zane Swecker and Shila Jaden Paige Healey; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents were one daughter, Connie Elaine Riggs; one son, Dennis Riggs; one sister, Virginia Tincher; and one brother, Earl McCauley.
Freda was a homemaker. She and her husband, Archie, enjoyed dining out, traveling and shopping.
Mrs. Riggs was a member of the Cathedral of Deliverance Church and attended regularly until becoming ill.
Friends will be received at the F.E. Runner Funeral Home Chapel after 6 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted from the Runner Chapel at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Gene Rhoden of the Cathedral of Deliverance Church and the Rev. Kent Price of the First Church of Christ will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Freda Kathleen Riggs.  From 24 Mar 2004.

Gordon Right
Gordon Right, 88, a resident of 110 Lee St. in Belington, departed this life at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. He had been in declining health for quite some time.
He was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Barbour County, the son of the late William and Rebecca Right.
He was twice married, first to the former Ilene Row, who preceded him in death in 1980; and secondly, on Sept. 7, 1981, he was married to the former Wanda L. Biller Hill, who survives at their home in Belington.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Erma Mosier of Pennsylvania; two stepdaughters, Cathy Halstead and husband, Randy, of Alderson, and Paula Zambelli and husband, Joe, of Philippi; and one stepson, Eddie Hill and wife, Cindy, of Belington. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Donald Grove and wife, Kathy, Vicki White and husband, Howard, Kerry Halstead, Randal Lee Halstead and wife, Amy, Eric Halstead, Kristy Spenia and husband, Tony, Joseph Zambelli, Amber Zambelli, Kaycie Joe Hill and Josh Hill. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and former wife, he was preceded in death by one infant son, two brothers and five sisters. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Mr. Right attended the schools of Barbour County and was a 1934 graduate of the Belington High School.
He is a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army. He served in the Central European Theatre where he received the Medal of Good Conduct, the Purple Heart Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge, the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.
Mr. Right worked as a coal miner, was an owner and operator of a grocery store in Junior and retired as postmaster from the Kasson Post Office.
He was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church in Elkins and was a lifelong member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laurel Mountain Post 410 in Belington.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday until 2 p.m., the funeral hour when services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ken Shifflet and the Rev Downing Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery at Belington where the presentation of the American flag will be conducted by the American Legion Post 44 of Philippi. The family asks in lieu of flowers for memorial contributions to be made to Mountain Hospice, Crim Avenue, Belington, W.Va. 26250. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Gordon Right.  From 3 Aug 2003.

Bayrene Riley
Bayrene Lenore Sandy Riley, a resident of 336 Graham St., Elkins, and more recently a patient at Swisher’s Personal Care Home in Elkins, departed this life Sunday evening, May 2, 2004, at the home. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Bayrene Lenore Sandy Riley. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 3 May 2004.

Bayrene Riley
Bayrene Lenore Sandy Riley, 58, a former resident of South Carolina and a resident of Elkins for the past 10 years, departed this life Sunday evening, May 2, 2004, at the Swisher Assisted Living Home, where she had resided since July 18, 2001. Death was attributed to Alzheimer’s disease.
On Feb. 2, 1946, she was married to Harold D. Riley, who preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1993. Surviving are one brother-in-law, Floyd Riley and wife, Helen, of Beverly; one sister-in-law, Helen Barrick of Elkins; and two nephews, Richard Barrick of Elkins and Floyd Riley, Jr. of Carolina Beach, N.C.
Mrs. Riley was a Catholic by faith.
A private graveside service will be held at the Woodsdale Memorial Park at Grafton. Interment will follow. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., 929 South Davis Ave., Suite D, Elkins, W.Va. 26241. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Bayrene Lenore Sandy Riley.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 4 and 5 May 2004.

Edna P. Riley
Edna Pearl Riley, 79, of Cleveland, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon.
She was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Webster County, the daughter of the late Ed Fisher and Bessie Davidson Fisher Riley and stepdaughter of Joshua Riley.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Riley.
Surviving are one daughter, Maggie Cogar of Ohio; three grandchildren of Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons and one brother.
She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Alkire Funeral Chapel in Ireland where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Wease Day will officiate and interment will be at the Bennett Cemetery at Kanawha Head. Alkire Funeral Chapel of Ireland is in charge of the arrangements for Edna Pearl Riley.  From 10 Apr 2004.

James C. Riley
James “Cliff” C. Riley, 58, a resident of Lorain, Ohio, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at his residence following a three-year illness.
He was born June 15, 1946, in Upsher County where he was raised. He had lived in the Amherst-Lorain area for the past 38 years.
James was a member of Old Fashioned Grace Baptist Church. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 31 years at Stein Inc. of Lorain before retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Amherst Eagles and Local 18 Ohio Operators Union. He enjoyed fishing, camping, four wheeling and blue grass music.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jean Strader Riley of 38 years; his son, Fred Riley of Amherst; his daughters, Tammy Jones-Riley of Wakeman and Sherrie Hollis of Cleveland; his brothers, Roger Riley and Donnie Riley both of Rock Cave; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Flora Dell Cooper; and his sister Charlotte Bell. who died as an infant.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Farrell Keith, pastor of Old Fashioned Grace Baptist Church of South Amherst, Ohio, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst, Ohio 44001.  From 13 Nov 2004.

Joseph W. Riley
Joseph William Riley, 86, of Arbovale, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Clarksburg.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wallace &Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.  From 28 Feb 2004.

Roy G. Riley
Roy G. Riley, 77, of Kanawha Head, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Upshur County, the son of the late Sherman Riley and Charity Riley, who survives in Buckhannon.
Surviving in addition to his mother are two daughters, Rebecca Belle Boudot of Ohio and Jeanne Schian of Michigan; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alfred Riley and wife, Neva, of Elkins, Melvin Riley and wife, Jane, of Cleveland, and Estal Riley and wife, Mary, of Cleveland; four sisters, Ada Raines and husband, John, of Weston, Jessie Haymond of Rock Cave, Thelma Humphrey and husband, Maynard, of Virginia and Mary Moore and husband, Glen, of Kanawha Head; one uncle, Henry Riley of Cleveland; one aunt, Mary Gaunt of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Bessie Anderson.
He was a machinist and a Protestant.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be at Bennett Cemetery at Kanawha Head. Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements for Roy G. Riley.  From 13 Jan 2004.

Sandra Jean Riley
Sandra Jean Kisner Riley died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004.
She was the wife of Charles Riley; loving mother of three daughters, Tammy Himes, Mary Rowe and Opal Rowe; and loving stepmother to Frank Phillips and Shane Short; the daughter of Edward Kisner and Emma Jean Pritt and stepdaughter of Watha (Bill) Brumbles.
She is survived by two sisters, Opal Xanthakos and Carolyn Sue Mayo.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Edward “Bud” Kisner and Bobby Kisner; and sister, Rose Mary Kisner.
She is also survived by a host of grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be Saturday at the Brick Church Cemetery at noon. The Rev. Frank Long, pastor of Mill Creek Memorial Mission Church, will officiate. Interment of the cremains will follow. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the memorial service for Sandra Jean Kisner Riley.  From 21 May 2004.

Virginia Riley
Virginia “Ruth” Stevens Riley, 84, a native of Parsons and more recently a resident of Cardinal Care Nursing Home at Hendersonville, N.C., departed this life Sunday, June 6, 2004, at the home. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Parsons for Virginia “Ruth” Stevens Riley. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Jun 2004.

Virginia Riley
Virginia “Ruth” Stevens Riley, 84, a native of Parsons, a resident of Hendersonville, N.C., and more recently a resident of Cardinal Care Nursing Home at Hendersonville, N.C., since June 2000, departed this life Sunday, June 6, 2004, at the home. She had been in declining health.
She was born Saturday, Nov. 22, 1919, at Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Clifford Stevens and Nancy Baker Stevens.
On Feb. 14, 1942, she was married to William Oliver “Bill” Riley, who preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1986.
Surviving are two sons, David Riley and wife, Renata Halter-Riley, of Dedham, Mass., and Richard Riley and wife, Sandra, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Alison Riley of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Erin Riley and Adam Riley, students at Coastal Carolina College at Conway, S.C.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was one sister, June Stevens.
She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1936, was a homemaker, was a member of the Woman’s Sorority, PEO at Hendersonville, was a former member of the First United Methodist Church at Parsons and a member of the First United Methodist Church at Hendersonville. She was an avid golfer, reader and bridge player and loved gardening.
The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church of Parsons on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, the funeral hour. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Virginia “Ruth” Stevens Riley. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Jun 2004. 

Virginia Riley
The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church of Parsons on Friday from 11 a.m. to noon, the funeral hour. The Rev. David Fuller will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Virginia “Ruth” Stevens Riley. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 9 Jun 2004.

Margaret Rinehart
Margaret Lea Rinehart, 79, a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center in Belington and formerly of the Audra Road in Belington, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2004, in the center. She had been in declining health for quite some time.
She was born Oct. 5, 1924, at Belington, the daughter of the late Oris and Dorothy Kittle Rinehart.
Ms. Rinehart had never married. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and one uncle.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and John Hobert Rinehart; and one sister, Agnes Perks. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Ms. Rinehart attended the schools of Barbour County and was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church in Belington.
Friends will be received at the Talbott Funeral Home in Belington from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., at which time she will be moved to the Concord Cemetery where graveside services will be conducted with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Interment will follow. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Concord United Methodist Church, in care of Brian Poling, P.O. Box 231, Belington, W.Va. 26250. The Talbott Funeral Home in Belington is in charge of the arrangements for Margaret Lea Rinehart.  From 21 Jan 2004.

Connie M. Roach
Connie Marie Roach, 75, a resident of Potomac Highlands Apartments in Franklin, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at her residence.
She was born March 30, 1929, in Riverton, a daughter of the late Marvin Ruddle and Nina Warner.
She was married to Joseph Edward Roach who preceded her in death on July 11, 1994.
Surviving are one daughter, JoAnn Teter of Circleville; two sons, Larry Roach of Franklin and Joseph E. Roach Jr. of Hagerstown, Md.; two sisters, JoAnn Smith of Circleville and Bonnie Roberts of Clinton, Md.; three brothers, Harold Ruddle of Elkins, Marvin Morris Ruddle of Onego and Jerry Ruddle of Franklin; and three grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Jack Ruddle.
She was a graduate of Circleville High School and a member of the United Brethren Church.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at North Fork Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Barbara Rexrode officiating. Interment will follow. Donations may be made to the charity of choice.  From 30 Nov 2004. 

Glenn D. Roberts
Glenn Dayton Roberts, 87, a former resident of Route 1, Box 139E, Elkins, and more recently a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington, departed this life Monday evening, Oct. 11, 2004, at the home. He had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Glenn Dayton Roberts. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 12 Oct 2004.

Glenn D. Roberts
Glenn Dayton Roberts, 87, a former resident of the Laurel Mountain Road community, Elkins, and more recently a resident of the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington, West Virginia, departed this life Monday evening, Oct. 11, 2004, at his home. He had been in declining health.
He was born Saturday, June 23, 1917, at Kingmont, the son of the late Dorsey Roberts and Addie Bunner Roberts.
On Sept. 7, 1938, at Elkins, he was married to the former Ruth E. Byrd, who preceded him in death on May 17, 1988.
Surviving are two sons, Harry Owens “Butch” Roberts and companion, Cindy Morgan, of Elkins, and James William “Buzz” Roberts and wife Jean, of Commerce, Ga.; seven daughters, Carolyn B. Lewis and husband, Charles, of Clearbrook, Va., Barbara J. Messer and husband Joe, of Parsons, Nancy S. Tincher and husband, Stanley, of Elkins, Ruth Evelyn Barker and husband, Frank, of Berkeley Springs, Debra L. Funk and husband, Richard, of Highview, Pamela R. Herron and husband, Delbert, of Delray, and Tammy G. Isenhart and husband, Richard, of Elkins; one adopted daughter, Erin F. Pritt and husband, Robert, of Elkins; two brothers, Dorsey Roberts and Donald Roberts, both of Geneva, Ohio; three sisters, Mildred Bennett of Beverly, Enid Gooden of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Bonnie Knicely, of Elkins; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were one son, Glenn David Roberts; one daughter, Darlene D. Hedrick; two brothers, Virgil Roberts and infant Dale Roberts; one sister, June Arbogast; one grandson, Timothy Roberts; and one granddaughter, Chasity Pritt.
Glenn attended the schools of Coalton, was a truck driver, had worked for the Gulf Oil Co., had later worked as a supervisor for the West Virginia Department of Highways at Elkins and was a Christian by faith.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Bryan Headley will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. 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 is in charge of the arrangements for Glenn Dayton Roberts. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. From 13 Oct 2004.

Glenn D. Roberts
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Bryan Headley will officiate and interment will follow at the Mountain State Memorial Gardens at Gilman. 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 is in charge of the arrangements for Glenn Dayton Roberts. Sympathy expressions may be made to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 14 Oct 2004.

Ethel L. Robinson
Ethel Loughry Robinson, 88, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life Monday evening, Sept. 6, 2004, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital at Oakland, Md. She had been in declining health.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons for Ethel Loughry Robinson. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 7 Sep 2004.

Ethel L. Robinson
Ethel Loughry Robinson, 88, a resident of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas, departed this life Monday evening, Sept. 6, 2004, at the Garrett County Memorial Hospital at Oakland, Md. She had been in declining health.
She was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Parsons, the daughter of the late Wayne K. Loughry and Bessie O. Moran Loughry Hull and her stepfather, the late John Roy Hull.
On March 1, 1952, in Washington, D.C., she was married to Raymond V. Robinson, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sisters, Mary Louise “Jackie” Gerasco of Cortland Acres Nursing Home in Thomas and Margaret Anne Parsons and husband, Jack, of Columbia, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Freda Lee Loughry Altiere.
She was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1936. She was a former employee of the Tucker County circuit clerk’s office for the late Clara A. Rightmire.
She was a former employee of the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., and retired after 31 years.
She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Jappa Lodge Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star, Washington, D.C., Noble Ladies, Alma’s Temple Shrine of Washington, D.C.
She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Parsons.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Parsons Chapter 91 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic rites at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Ethel Loughry Robinson. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 8 Sep 2004.

Ethel Robinson
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Parsons Chapter 91 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic rites at 6:30 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. John Morrison will officiate and interment will follow in the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Ethel Loughry Robinson. Sympathy expressions may be sent to www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com   From 9 Sep 2004.

Rozella G. Robinson
Rozella G. Robinson, 90, of 1910 Conifer Court, Winter Park, Fla., died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Regents Park in Winter Park, Fla.
She was born Dec. 14, 1913, at White Sulphur Springs, the daughter of the late Will Gallaher and Elizabeth Allen Gallaher.
Her husband, Darrell Robinson, preceded her in death on Oct. 29. 1977.
Surviving are one son, Danny Robinson of Winter Park, Fla.; one grandson, Mark Robinson of Orlando, Fla.; and one granddaughter, Sherry Judy of Milwaukee, Wis.
She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour. Interment will follow in Fairview Church Cemetery at Ellamore.  From 9 Jun 2004.

Melvin H. Rockwell
Melvin H. Rockwell, 84, a resident of 100 Tallman Ave., Apt. 301, Elkins, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2004, in the Clarksburg VA Medical Center where he had been a patient since Wednesday; however, death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 27, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Otto and Mildred Martin Rockwell.
On June 19, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Pearl E. Culver, who survives in Elkins.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sandra L. Fisher and husband, William, of Elkins; and two sons, David B. Rockwell and wife, Cindy, of Dayton, Ohio, and Daniel Rockwell of Winchester, Va.
Also surviving are one sister, Lois Edgington of Panama City, Fla.; six grandchildren, Adam Rockwell, Michael Rockwell, Chris Fisher, Steven Rockwell and Jordan and Dylan Kyle; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was one nephew, Jean Edgington Jr.
Melvin was a printer for the Standard Register Co. in Dayton, Ohio, and retired with 37 years of service. He also worked for the city of Beverly, Davis Memorial Hospital and the Twin Cinema.
He was a member of the Cathedral of Prayer and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. Melvin was an active member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 936 and the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Melvin H. Rockwell.  From 13 Apr 2004.

Melvin H. Rockwell
Melvin H. Rockwell, 84, a resident of 100 Tallman Ave., Apt. 301, Elkins, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, in the Clarksburg VA Medical Center, where he had been a patient since April 7; however, death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 27, 1920, in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Otto and Mildred Martin Rockwell.
On June 19, 1946, he was united in marriage to the former Pearl E. Culver, who survives in Elkins.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Sandra L. Fisher and husband, William, of Elkins; two sons, David B. Rockwell and wife, Cindy, of Dayton, Ohio, and Daniel Rockwell of Winchester, Va.
Also surviving are one sister, Lois Edgington and brother-in-law, Jean, of Panama City, Fla.; six grandchildren, Adam Rockwell, Michael Rockwell, Chris Fisher, Steven Rockwell and Jordan and Dylan Kyle; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death besides his parents was a nephew, Jean Edgington Jr.
Melvin was a printer for the Standard Register Co. in Dayton, Ohio, and retired with 37 years of service.
He was a member of the Cathedral of Prayer and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. Melvin was an active life member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 956 and H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. He was the past commander of American Legion Post 702 and a member of the Marine Night Fighter Association.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at Orchard Hall near Elkins with Jeanne Hart officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity of choice in Melvin’s name. After the memorial service, a meal will be served. Everyone is welcome to stay and fellowship with the family. The F.E. Runner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Melvin H. Rockwell.  From 5 May 2004.

Melvin H. Rockwell
Melvin H. Rockwell, 84, a resident of 100 Tallman Ave., Apt. 301, Elkins, passed away at 11:20 p.m. April 9, 2004, in the Clarksburg VA Medical Center.
At the request of the deceased, the remains were cremated. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the F.E. Runner Funeral Home of Elkins.  From 16 Apr 2004.

Bonnie Rogers
Bonnie Bosley Rogers, 89, a resident of Hartland Place, Clarksburg, and a former resident of Baughman Towers, passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004.
She was born March 30, 1915, in Cowan, a daughter of the late Jacob T. Crutchfield, her step-father, and Mabel Bennett Crutchfield.
She was united in marriage on March 9, 1939, to Randal Bosley, who preceded her in death July 9, 1967. She later married Murl Rogers on June 9, 1975, who also preceded her in death Dec. 26, 2000.
Surviving are one son, Randy W. Bosley of Clarksburg; one grandson, Bruce Bosley and wife, Angela, of St. Albans; one great-grandson, Josiah Bosley of St. Albans; one niece, Sandy Crutchfield of Huntington; several nieces and nephews from the Bosley side of the family; and former daughter-in-law, Loretta Bosley of Clarksburg.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Delbert "Red" Crutchfield.
She worked at the Alderson-Broaddus College from 1967 to 1975 as a resident director. She was a member of the Century Methodist Church until its closing and then attended the Queens Chapel Methodist Church in Volga. She was also faithful in services at Baughman Towers.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday, the service hour, with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Eulogy will be given by Bruce Bosley. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 27 Nov 2004.

Frank W. Rogers
Frank Winchell Rogers, 70, passed away suddenly in his home he shared with Norma Whitt, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2004, after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Frank was a graduate of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins and received a MS in civil engineering from Georgia Tech.
His professional and civil engineering career included rewriting the construction manual for the state of West Virginia in 1963. He became the district engineer for the Department of Highways in West Virginia in 1964. He served as president of Black Rock Contracting Co. and others in West Virginia. He was president of Phoenix Mining in Monterville. He worked with Triangle Engineering in Raleigh, N.C., and with New Enterprise of Bedford, Pa. He retired from a life of civil engineering in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie Rogers Riggleman.
He is survived by his significant other, Norma Whitt of Chesapeake, Va.; his mother, Regina McDonald of Albuquerque, N.M.; three children, Laura E. Rogers of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Amy R. Deane of Charlotte, N.C., and Robert “Buck” S. Rogers of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Berrach, Trenton and Lilly Rogers and Haydn and Mason Deane. He is also survived by his significant other’s family, Ed and Susan Ewing and their two children, Victoria and Joseph and Carlos and Amanda Whitt-Rodrigues.
He loved his family and friends. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved anything “gerund”; fishing, snow skiing and hunting.
Many special thanks to Dr. Thomas Alberico and his staff.
A private ceremony will be held for family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, direct donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2101 Executive Drive, Hampton, Va. 23666.
The Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign the online guest register for Frank at www.cremate.org.  From 30 Oct 2004. 

Louverna Rohraugh
Louverna Mae Rohrbaugh, 77, of HC 30, Box 56, Maysville, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.
Friends will be received at the Schaeffer Funeral home today from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, Maysville on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rebecca L. Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, HC 30, Box 108, Maysville, W.Va. 26833.  From 1 Nov 2004.

Velda S. Rohrbaugh
Velda S. Rohrbaugh, 71, of Beverly and formerly of Highland County, Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, Va.  From 2 Jan 2004.

James A. Rorabaugh
James A. Rorabaugh, 89, of Punxsutawney, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at 11:59 p.m. of natural causes..
Mr. Rorabaugh was born Oct. 16, 1915, in Burnside Township, Pa., the son of the late Frances Mae Henchbarger Rorabaugh and James Rorabaugh.
He was married to Lillian Valone Rorabaugh who survives.
Mr. Rorabaugh was a service manager at Montgomery Ward as well as a member of the Punxsutawney Lions Club and former Lion of the Year, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2076. Mr. Rorabaugh attended the Presbyterian Church at Union and Findley streets in Punxsutawney.
He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II having served in the medical detachment in the 167th Infantry Regiment.
Mr. Rorabaugh was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Catherine and Lucinda Rorabaugh and Ethel Lewis; and two brothers, Robert and William Rorabaugh.
Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Ginger Momyer and husband, George, of Punxsutawney and Suzan Sayres and husband, James, of Elkins; four grandchildren, Michael Momyer and wife, Jennifer, of Punxsutawney, Byron Sayres and wife, Sarah, of Elkins, Tricia Sacco and husband, Louis, of Homer City, Pa., and Sheena Sayres of Elkins; and one great-grandchild, Alex Michael Momyer of Punxsutawney.
Friends are invited to call Sunday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Richard L. Fait Funeral Home and Monday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Punxsutawney, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kent E. Holms officiating.  From 18 Dec 2004.

Carlton Rosencrance
Carlton K. “Butch” Rosencrance, 57, a resident of Elkins, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2004 in the Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Home of Elkins for Carlton K. “Butch” Rosencrance.  From 17 and 18 May 2004.

Carlton Rosencrance
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. BPOE Lodge 1135 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today from the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville where full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., PO Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 or to the charity of choice. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carlton Kelley “Butch” Rosencrance.  From 21 May 2004.

Carlton Rosencrance
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in the Brick Church Cemetery near Huttonsville where full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520, Mountain Hospice, 1410 Crim Ave., Belington, W.Va. 26250 or to the charity of choice. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carlton Kelley “Butch” Rosencrance.  From 22 May 2004.

Gary L. Rosencrance
Gary L. Rosencrance, 70, a resident of East Dailey, departed this life Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to lung cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins for Gary L. Rosencrance. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 19 Jan 2004.

Gary L. Rosencrance
Gary Lee Rosencrance, 70, a resident of East Dailey, departed this life Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2004, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health, however, death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Thursday, Dec. 21, 1933, at Becky’s Creek, the son of the late Cecil Robert Rosencrance and Ethel Kelly Rosencrance.
He was twice married. First, on Jan. 27, 1959, he was formerly married to the former Catherine L. Pritt. Second, on Oct. 25, 1991, at Harrisonburg, Va., he was married to the former Faye Lucille Warner, who preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 2003.
Surviving are two sons, Richard Rosencrance and wife, Pam, of East Dailey and Tim Rosencrance of Snowshoe; one daughter, Susan Rosencrance of East Dailey; one stepson, Roger Collett and wife, LeAnn, of Lexington, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Terry Thornhill and husband, Dan, of East Dailey, and Tammy Armentrout and husband, Dave, of Whitmer; two brothers, Hayward Keith Rosencrance and wife, Lottie, of Dailey, and Danny Ray Rosencrance of Cheverly, Md.; one sister, Betty Ann Rodgers of Preston, Md.; seven grandchildren, Richie Rosencrance, Erica and Brent Gladwell, Tricia and Heather Rosencrance, Alyciann Campbell and Kody M. Rosencrance; seven stepgrandchildren, Lindsay, Andrea and Joe Thornhill, Alex Armentrout, Jake Collett, Michael Bishop, Tara L. Dalton and husband, David; three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kaitlin and Dillon Bishop; and several nieces and nephews.
He attended Homestead School and Tygarts Valley High School and graduated from Blainesburg High School at Blainesburg, Md.
He worked for Huttonsville Correctional Center, Western Maryland Railroad and Concast Metal Products Co., and retired in 1985.
He was an avid outdoorsman, gardener and had a great love for flowers.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Jack Howell will officiate and interment will follow at the Bell Cemetery at Becky’s Creek. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Gary Lee Rosencrance. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.   From 20 Jan 2004.

H. Keith Rosencrance
H. Keith Rosencrance, 73, a resident of Dailey, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for H. Keith Rosencrance.  From 18 Aug 2004.

H. Keith Rosencrance
H. Keith Rosencrance, 73, a resident of Dailey, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 5, 1931, at Becky’s Creek, the son of the late Cecil Robert Rosencrance and Ethel Kelly Rosencrance.
On June 16, 1951, in Maryland, he was married to the former Lottie Catherine Ryder, who survives.
Also surviving are six children, Margie Lund of England, Robert “Bob” Rosencrance, Pamela Manuel, Carol Romer and Shirley Loveless, all of Maryland, and Kelly Brady of Virginia. Also surviving are one brother, Danny Rosencrance of Florida; and one sister, Betty Rodgers of Maryland.
Preceding him in death was one brother, Gary Rosencrance.
Mr. Rosencrance was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Stanley officiating. Interment will follow in the Bell Cemetery at Becky’s Creek. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for H. Keith Rosencrance.  From 19 Aug 2004.

Waneta Rosier
Waneta Doris Everett Rosier, 79, a resident of Route 33, Elkins, and more recently a resident of the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life early Sunday morning, Jan. 4, 2004, at the nursing home. She had been in stable health and death was unexpected.
She was born Saturday, Sept. 20, 1924, at Elkins, the daughter of the late William Nathan Byrd and Hattie Marie Maxwell Byrd.
She was twice married, first to Claude D. Everett who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1960, and second to Charles B. Rosier, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Mike N. Everett and wife, Barbara, of Perry, Ohio; one daughter, Patsy Ziegler and husband, Chuck, of Weirton; one brother; William N. Byrd Jr. of Elkins; one sister; Alfreda Gray and husband, Wilson, of Elkins; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and first husband were two brothers, John and Richard L. Byrd; and three sisters, Ruth Roberts, Jean Hedrick and Betty Teter.
She attended the schools of Randolph County and was a homemaker.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins. Final Rites will be conducted at the Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow in the American Legion’s Little Arlington Cemetery. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Waneta Doris Everett Rosier. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com. From 5 Jan 2003.

Amos C. Ross
Amos C. Ross, 84, of Route 2, Belington, died Saturday evening, Aug. 21, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born May 24, 1920, at Norton, the son of the late Ernest David and Nettie Florence Herron Ross.
On March 23, 1939, he married the former Virginia Lee Wright, who preceded him in death on April 3, 1991. On Oct. 30, 1992, he married Kathleen Hornbeck Payton, who survives at Route 2, Belington.
Also surviving are two sons, Ronald Ross of Philippi, and Donald Ross and wife, Barbara, of Belington; two daughters, Patty Lambert and husband, Roger, of Belington, and Debbie Harris and husband, David, of Philippi; one stepson, Larry Payton and wife, Connie, and one stepdaughter, Glenda White and husband, Rocky, all of Cortland, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Irene Ross of Belington; one brother, Herman Ross of Belington; three sisters, Edith Phillips of Princeton, Sara Currence of Elkins and Ila Rose Belan of Norton; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, David Eugene Ross; three sisters, Gladys Edmond, Ella Orndorff and Beatrice Townsend; one brother, Charles Ross; one daughter-in-law, Annette Ross; and one great-grandson.
Mr. Ross was a retired coal miner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the Calvary Southern Baptist Church, the United Mine Workers of America and enjoyed watching wildlife.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel in Belington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Chip Bodi and the Rev. Destry Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the Belington Fraternal Cemetery. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.  From 23 Aug 2004.

Lilian Ross
Lilian Elizabeth Grace Ross, 5 months, the daughter of Wilson and Tracy Ross of Mill Creek, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 8, 2004, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born March 12, 2004, in Morgantown.
Also surviving is a brother, Wilson Dakota Blaine Ross, at home; maternal grandparents, Robert and Debra Eppler of Huttonsville; paternal grandparents, Sam and Robin Ross of Elkins; maternal great-grandparents, Irene Eppler of Huttonsville and John and Sharon Matura of New Jersey; and paternal great-grandparents, Lucille and Troy Kerns of Elkins and Bessie Ross of Michigan. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
Private funeral services will be held. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown, 841 Country Club Drive, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505 or to West Virginia University Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 8227, Morgantown, W.Va. 26505 in memory of Lilian. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Lilian Elizabeth Grace Ross.  From 10 Aug 2004.

Mary Ross
Mary Katherine “Fuzzy” Biller Ross, 54, a resident of 203 Laurel Dr., Clarksburg, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in the United Hospital Center.
Mary was born March 31, 1950, in Barbour County, the daughter of the late Ira Camden and Odie Right Biller.
Surviving are one daughter, Amy K. Bolton and fiance, Jeff Campbell, of Clarksburg; one son, Wayne Ross of Clarksburg; five sisters, Vivian Everson of Belington, Oelta England of Illinois, Betty Westfall of Hambleton, Martha Harris of Belington and Juanita Weese of Maryland; two brothers, Robert L. Biller of Wytheville, Va., and Howard Biller of Elkins; a special niece and nephew, Carol Ann and Malcolm Moore and family of Hambleton; several other nieces and nephews; and a great-niece and nephews, Nathanial, McKayla and Ashley Lynch, whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Marvin, Ira Camden, Jessie O. and David Allen Biller.
Mary was disabled and formerly employed at United Hospital Center at a dietary aide.
She attended Philippi Nazarene Church.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, the funeral hour. Services will be in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Brown and Pastor Howard Biller officiating. Interment will follow in the Stringtown Cemetery at Belington. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 25 Aug 2004. 

Donald G. Roth
Donald G. Roth, 68, of Horse Shoe Run, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at his home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Gnegy Church, Md., the son of the late Daniel W. and Virginia E. Mosser Roth.
On Sept. 16, 1962, he was united in marriage to T. Elaine Gnegy Roth.
Also surviving are two daughters, Charlotte A. Cussins and husband, Donald, of Oakland, Md., and Arlene K. Lantz and husband, Willie Lantz Jr., of Oakland, Md.; one son, Daniel L. Roth of Greenville, S.C.; four grandsons, Erik and Nathan Cussins and Aaron and Levi Lantz; one brother, Earl Edward Roth and wife, Alice, of Renick; one sister, Mary Jane Gnegy and husband, Dale, of Oakland, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Roth retired in 2000 as president and chief executive officer of Miners and Merchants Bank of Thomas. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Red House.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He was a 1953 graduate of Aurora High School and a graduate of Fairmont Business College.
He was an outstanding leader and organizer in many community and church organizations.
He was the very first recipient of the "Tuckineer" award. Don was one of the original founders of Cortland Acres Nursing Home. He was a charter member of the board of directors and was currently serving as treasurer.
Friends were received at the Hinkle Funeral Home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and will be received at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Red House, Md., with Bishop Ralph Dunkin and the Rev. L. Keith Pittsnogle officiating. Interment will follow in the Red House Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Red House, 3301 Garrett Highway, Oakland, Md. 21550; to Cortland Acres Nursing Home Association, HC 60, Box 98, Thomas, W.Va. 26292; or to any other organization of your choice. Hinkle Funeral home in charge of arrangements.  From 7 Jul 2004.

Carl B. Rotruck
Carl Brooks Rotruck, 87, of Petersburg, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at the Grant County Nursing Hospital in Petersburg.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Schaeffer Funeral Home of Petersburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Roger Leatherman will officiate and interment will follow at Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Maysville. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.  From 10 Apr 2004.

Samuel V. Rovello
Samuel V. Rovello, 69, a resident of 687 Sauls Run Road in Weston, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2004, at his home.
He was born Feb. 18, 1935, at South River, N.J., a son of the late Anthony Rovello and Sophia Carpanzano Rovello.
He is survived by two sons, Todd Rovello and wife, Tammy, of Bridgeport and Rodney Rovello and wife, Vikki, of Buckhannon; two brothers, John Rovello of Narberth, Pa. and Francis Rovello of Woodbury Heights, N.J.; one sister, Maryann Cerbie of Jamesburg, N.J.; one grandson, Joshua Rovello of Buckhannon; three granddaughters, Stephanie Rovello and Victoria Rovello, both of Bridgeport and Ciara Rovello of Buckhannon.
He was a high school principal for Lewis County Board of Education and a teacher, with a total of 33 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard, was a member of the Weston Lions Club, a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and was a Baptist by faith. After retirement, he worked with his son, Rodney, at Rovello Cycle and ATV Shop.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Heavner Cemetery in Buckhannon.  From 28 Dec 2004.

Orion Y. Row
Orion Yaple Row passed away at age 88 on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife Clara, his daughter, Patricia, and her husband, John King, and his three grandchildren, Orion Andrew, Benjamin, and Caroline and a brother, Maurice F. Row of Springfield Virginia. Orion, Clara and Patricia King’s family are all in Peachtree City, Ga.
Orion was born to Golden Frank Row and Ermie Yaple Row on May 7, 1915, in Junior. He had two brothers, Maurice and Harold, and two sisters, Eilene and Jessie.
He moved to the Washington, D.C., area in l934. Orion began his career with the U.S. government working as an field auditor with the Rural Electric Authority. He began working with the U.S. Air Force as an auditor.
During World War II, Orion worked on special government projects including construction of the network of U.S. airbases across the world. Mr. Row retired in l975 from the Air Force as the associate auditor general, the highest ranking civilian in the audit department of the Air Force.
After his retirement from the Air Force, Orion was the director of international contracts for a number of years with the architectural engineer firm Dalton, Dalton, Little and Newport in Washington, D.C., and Cleveland, Ohio.
He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriner, 32nd level, as well as a lifelong member of the Capitol Hill Club of Washington, D.C.
Orion attended Bridgewater College in Virginia and was a graduate of Strayer College in Washington D.C.
Funeral services were held at Mowell and Son Funeral Home in Peachtree City, Ga., on Saturday. Interment was at Arlington Memorial Park in Atlanta.  From 6 Jan 2003.

Robert L. Row
Robert Louis “Bob” Row, 62, of Elkins, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 1, 2004, at 3 a.m. at his residence. In passing, he was comforted and surrounded with love by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 8, 1941, in Junior, the son of the late Emory J. Row and Ruth Bennett Row.
On May 19, 1962, in Junior, he married the former Mary Etta Herron from Belington, who survives and resides in Elkins.
Also surviving are one son, Robert Daniel Row of Elkview; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Tom Rohrbough of Elkins and Michelle and Jesse Williams Jr. of Ellamore; one precious grandson, Jesse N. Williams III of Ellamore; one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Ann and Jim Beckett of Weston; three sisters-in-law, Patty Row and Carol Row, both of Junior, and Viola Row of Topeka, Kan.; and many special nephews, nieces and loved ones.
Preceding Bob in death were his two parents; three brothers, William Row, Charles Row and Milford Row; and one brother-in-law, Larry Mitchell.
Bob attended the schools of Junior and Belington and graduated from Belington High School in 1959.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1960 and was stationed in Wurtzburg, Germany, as a medic from 1962-64.
When he returned to the state, he made Elkins his home and was employed by Giles Distributing Co. where he made his career as a salesman of Tom’s Foods.
In 1993, he became an area sales manager for Tom’s Foods until 2000 when he became the regional sales manager and supervisor of Elkins’ Tom’s warehouse. During his career with Tom’s Foods, he won many recognitions and top salesman awards. Bob loved his career and it was shown through his dedication and hard work.
Bob was known and loved by many. He was a loving son, husband, father, papaw and brother, but foremost was a friend to everyone. One of his joys in life was the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and took every opportunity to enjoy his time in the woods or on the water.
Bob loved life and fought courageously and valiantly to win his battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his family and by all who loved him.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Wink McQuain officiating. Interment will follow in the Fraternal Cemetery near Belington where presentation of the American flag will be made by members of H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, W.Va. 26520 or to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, W.Va. 26241 in memory of Mr. Row. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Louis “Bob” Row.  From 3 May 2004.

Ava Kittle Rowan
Ava Gereldine Kittle Rowan, 91, a resident of Salem, passed away Tuesday morning, July 6, 2004, in Weaverville, N.C.
She was born Sept. 27, 1912, in Mabie, the daughter of the late Harrison "Bud" and Anna Victoria Phillips Kittle.
On Oct. 6, 1931, she was married to William Delbert Rowan, who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1998.
She was the loving mother of William D. Rowan and wife, Martha, of Elkins, Robert L. Rowan and wife, Pearl, of Overton, Texas, Barbara Krafft and husband, Arden, of Jarvisville, and Kathy Buckner and husband, Maurice, of Weaverville, N.C.
Seventeen grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren also survive. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Ione Sandidge and Ina Lanford; and two grandsons, Bryon Rowan and Jimmy Krafft.
Mrs. Rowan attended the schools of Randolph County and was a Homemaker.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stella Faye Moyer and Rev. Walter Blough officiating. Interment will follow in the Rowan Memorial Cemetery near Mabie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 16, Asheville, N.C. 28892 in memory of Mrs. Rowan. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ava Gereldine Kittle Rowan.  From 7 Jul 2004.

Ada [Ava?] Rowan
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stella Faye Moyer and Rev. Walter Blough officiating. Interment will follow in the Rowan Memorial Cemetery near Mabie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, N.C. 28892 in memory of Mrs. Rowan. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ava Gereldine Kittle Rowan.  From 8 Jul 2004.

Ava Rowan
Ava Gereldine Kittle Rowan, 91, a resident of Salem, passed away Tuesday morning, July 6, 2004, in Weaverville, N.C.
She was born Sept. 27, 1912, in Mabie, the daughter of the late Harrison "Bud" and Anna Victoria Phillips Kittle.
On Oct. 6, 1931, she was married to William Delbert Rowan, who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1998.
She was the loving mother of William D. Rowan and wife, Martha, of Elkins, Robert L. Rowan and wife, Pearl, of Overton, Texas, Barbara Krafft and husband, Arden, of Jarvisville, and Kathy Buckner and husband, Maurice, of Weaverville, N.C.
Twenty grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Ione Sandidge and Ina Lanford; and two grandsons, Bryon Rowan and Jimmy Krafft.
Mrs. Rowan attended the schools of Randolph County and was a homemaker.
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. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Stella Faye Moyer and the Rev. Walter Blough officiating. Interment will follow in the Rowan Memorial Cemetery near Mabie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Area Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 16, Asheville, N.C. 28892 in memory of Mrs. Rowan. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Ava Gereldine Kittle Rowan.  From 9 Jul 2004.

Dorsey H. Rowan
Dorsey Howard Rowan, 74, of Pleasant City, Ohio, died Friday evening, Oct. 15, 2004, in Cambridge, Ohio.
He was born June 6, 1930, in Mabie.
Friends may call today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m .and 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., the funeral hour, at the McVay-Perkins Funeral Home in Caldwell, Ohio.  From 18 Oct 2004.

Olga Rowan
Olga M. Nazelrod Rowan, 80, a resident of Nella’s Nursing Home, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the nursing home following an extended illness.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. The Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate. The Tomblyn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  From 2 Jan 2004.

James L. Roy
James L. Roy, 61, a resident of Norton, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be under the direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home.  From 18 Mar 2004.

James L. Roy
James L. Roy, 61, a resident of Norton, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2004, in the Davis Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.
He was born Dec. 6, 1942, at Norton, the son of the late James Luther Obert Roy and Kathleen Edmond Roy.
He was married to the former Mary Abel, who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Cindy Bodkin and husband, Ronald, of Montrose, Becky Surface and husband, Gary, of Norton, Moe Roy of Harrisonburg, Va., a special son, Junior “Bugs” Roy and wife, Becky, of Stanley, Va., and a special daughter, Dee Smith of Harrisonburg, Va.
Seven grandchildren, Justina, Cassie, Zach and Christopher Bodkin, Courtney Tennant, Samantha Rizzo and Hannah Smith, also survive.
Preceding him in death were three brothers and one sister.
Jim was employed as an assistant manager at the Moorefield Wal-Mart. He was an avid outdoorsman.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with John Welch officiating. Interment will follow at the Phillips Cemetery at Jimtown. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for James Luther Roy.  From 19 Mar 2004.

Floe Royer
Floe Fidler Royer, 91, a resident of the Beverly Pike, passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 12, 2004, at Nella’s Nursing Home in Crystal Springs, where she had been a resident for the past four and a half years.
She was born July 27, 1913, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Burton and Ora Fidler.
On June 4, 1931, in Buckhannon, she was married to Robert “Buck” Royer, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Ann Royer Chenoweth of Elkins, and a son, Joe Edward Royer and wife, JoAnne, of Monumen, Colo. Also surviving are six grandchildren, including Robert Clee Chenoweth of Elkins; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Zenna Ratliff of Morgantown and Icie Carpenter of CoCo Beach, Fla.
Preceding her in death was her oldest son, Burton Lee Royer.
Mrs. Royer moved with her husband from Upshur County to Elkins in the late 1940s. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, she worked for short times as a cook in several local restaurants including the Delmonte Hotel, Tygart Hotel and the Elkins Bowling Alley. In addition, Mr. and Mrs. Royer operated the Caddy Shop at the Elks Country Club for a season.
In addition to bowling, Mrs. Royer also enjoyed square dancing and cooking for her family. She was a member of the Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center and the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church.
Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. Sunday at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Harold Langevin officiating. Interment will follow in the Elkins Memorial Gardens. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Floe Fidler Royer.  From 14 Aug 2004.

Alberta Rucker
Alberta Mae Day Rucker, 57, a resident of the Mackeyville Road, Hambleton, departed this life Wednesday evening, April 7, 2004, at her home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lohr & Barb Funeral home of Parsons for Alberta Mae Day Rucker.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 8 Apr 2004.

Alberta Rucker
Alberta Mae Day Rucker, 57, a resident of Mackeyville Road, Hambleton, departed this life Wednesday evening, April 7, 2004, at her home after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on Friday, July 19, 1946, in Parsons, the daughter of the late Fred Day and Rosa Lee Dawson Day.
On May 6, 1978, at Parsons, she was married to David Ray Rucker, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Vincent John Kille and wife, Kathey, of New Galilee, Pa.; one sister, Alice Faye Poling and husband, Delbert, of Pifer Mountain; and four grandchildren, Vincent "Vinnie" Kille and Jessica Kille, both of Hambleton, and Bret and Nate Russell of New Galilee, Pa.
Preceding her in death were one brother, Robert W. Day; and one sister, Anna Lea Day.
She attended the schools of Tucker County and was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1966. She had worked at the former Parsons Footwear and the Tucker County Sports Grill.
She was a member of the Sycamore Grove Church at Bull Run.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Alberta Mae Day Rucker.  www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com  From 9 Apr 2004.

Alberta Rucker
Final rites will be conducted at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home in Parsons at 11 a.m. today. Pastor Pat Cassidy will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons is in charge of the arrangements for Alberta Mae Day Rucker. www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.  From 10 Apr 2004.

Evelyn H. Ruddle
Evelyn Harper Ruddle, 71, of Petersburg and of Sebring, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center.
She was born June 19, 1932, in Macksville, the daughter of the late Neil Harper and Mabel Hedrick Harper.
On Feb. 18, 1956, she was married to David James Ruddle, who survives.
Surviving are one daughter, Bobbi Ruddle of Wilmington, N.C.; and two sisters, Eleanor Brill of Centreville, Va., and Ethel Painter of Shinnston.
She graduated from Circleville High School in 1950 and the City Hospital School of Nursing in Martinsburg.
She worked as a registered nurse for 45 years including from 1976 to 1998 at Florida Hospital in Sebring, Fla.
She was a member of Grove Street United Methodist Church in Petersburg.
Friends will be received from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Riverton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Barbara Rexroad will officiate and interment will follow at North Fork Memorial Cemetery at Riverton. Memorial donations may be made to Burlington Children’s Home.  From 17 Feb 2004.

Shelva Jean Rumer
Shelva Jean Rumer, 66, of Petersburg, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at her home.
Visitation will be Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home where funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.  From 18 Jun 2004.

Linda G. Runyon
Linda G. Runyon, 59, of Route 1, French Creek, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, in St. Joseph’s Hospital.
She was born April 6, 1945, in Pike County, Ky., a daughter of the late Taylor and Eva Dorton Napier.
She is survived by her former husband, Chester Runyon; one daughter, Eva Runyon and Danny Friend of Rock Cave; three sons, Crayton Runyon and wife, Sandra, of Williamson, Taulby Runyon and Lisa Patrick of Lafayette, Ga. and Joseph Runyon and wife, Kimberly, of French Creek; four sisters, Maxine Marion and Delores Hilton, both of Aflex, Ky., Lorraine Woods of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Pauline Richardson of Fort Wayne, Ind.; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
She was a member of the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department and a Baptist by faith.
Friends will be received at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Terry Gower officiating. Interment will follow in a private family cemetery at Brooks Hill. The Heavner and Cutright funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  From 30 Nov 2004. 

Freda B. Ryan
Freda B. Ryan, 93, of 205 Gail St., Philippi, died peacefully at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at her home. She had been in declining for some time.
She was born Oct. 16, 1911, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Greenberry and Alta March Wolfe.
She was united in marriage on July 22, 1939, to Kenneth Ryan, who preceded in death Nov. 24, 1996.
Surviving are one sister, Doris Wolfe of Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Belington; five nephews, Kenny Wolfe and wife, Ann, her wonderful care givers, of Philippi, Delmar Wolfe and wife, Vera, of Philippi, Dorsey Wolfe Jr. and, wife, Sue, of Belington, Barry Wolfe and, wife, Kathy, of Philippi and Mike Wolfe and wife, Debbie, of Belington; and one niece, Jean Godwin and husband, Harold, of Charleston.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Woodrow, Dorsey, Denzil and Earle Wolfe; one sister, Stella Wolfe; and one niece, Sandra Moats.
She was employed for several years at G.C. Murphy Co. of Philippi. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 41 and Dorcas Rebekah Lodge 275, both of Philippi. She was a member of the Philippi United Methodist Church.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home in Philippi today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Order of Eastern Star services will be at 7:15 p.m. and Dorcas Rebekah 275 services will be at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral chapel with Rev. Gary Rapking officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Wright Funeral Home service.  From 3 Nov 2004.

Iva M. Ryan
Iva Marie Ryan, 89, a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 18, 2004, at the center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under direction of the Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins for Iva Marie Ryan.  From 19 Jan 2003.

Iva Ryan
Iva Marie Ryan, 89, a patient in the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the center.
She was born Oct. 30, 1914, at Sully, a daughter of the late Oliver and Floda Kerns Roy.
On May 12, 1934, at Parsons, she was married to Atlee Jennings Ryan by the Rev. Lawrence Marcus. Mr. Ryan preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1988.
Surviving are three sons, Donald Lee Ryan and wife, Jean, of Wymer, Guy Jennings Ryan and wife, Avis, of Elkins and Roy Keith Ryan and wife, Dianna, of Beverly; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Ieta Mae) Miller and Mrs. Glenn (Falene Marie) Ketterman, both of Elkins; and a sister, Genevieve Kesling of Elkins. Eleven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Earnest, Earle and Grover Roy; a half brother, Fred Wilson; and five sisters, Thelma Kisner, Edna Payton, Eva Pennington, Evva Newhouse and Rosalee Plum.
Mrs. Ryan was employed as a cook for the Randolph County Board of Education prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Elkins Church of God, the Ladies Auxiliary of the church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
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 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Randall Richards and the Rev. Pam Shuman officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt State Memorial Gardens near Gilman. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Iva Marie Ryan.  From 20 Jan 2004.

Iva M. Ryan
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. Thursday from the funeral home chapel with Pastor Randall Richards and the Rev. Pam Shuman 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 Iva Marie Ryan.  From 21 Jan 2004.

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