"K" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/21/1996

KATHRYN M. KAISER

Kathryn M. Kaiser, 79, of Athalia, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Dr. James A. and Margaret Stalnaker Morford.

She was a member of Rome Church of Christ and O.E.S., Grantsville, and co-owner and operator of Kaiser Fruit Farm.

Surviving are her husband, Harold "Buddy" Kaiser; son and daughter-in-law, Stewart and Vicki Kaiser of Proctorville; grand-daughter, Michelle Kaiser of Seattle, Wash.; grandson, James Kaiser of Houston, Tex.; two brothers, James Morford of Grantsville and Dr. Warren Morford of Chesapeake, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bill Kaiser, and a brother, John William Morford.

Services were held at Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville, Ohio, with Minister Steve Smith officiating. Burial was in Rome Cemetery, Proctorville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/20/1995

ROBERT F. KALMAN

MG/Sgt. Robert F. Kalman of Bowie, Md., a retired military band musician, died Monday, June 12, 1995, at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

He was a former resident of North Olmsted, Ohio, and the son of the late Frank and Barbara B. Kalman. He studied at Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, and retired from U.S. Marine Corps Band with 31 years of service. He played the bassoon and served with the Bicentennial Band for three years. During retirement, he performed many public service duties for his community and Church of the Nazarene, College Park, Md. He most recently drove a school bus for Prince George's County.

He is survived by his wife, Leora; two daughters, Kathryn Burkhardt and Clara Minnick; one son, SPC Owen David Kalman, a chaplain assistant with the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. McNair, Va.; three grandchildren, Kayla, Chelsea and Lauren; and one sister, Margaret Sik of Greenville, S.C.

His wife, the former Leora Mae Palmer, graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1952 and was employed with the FBI, Washington, D.C., for several years. Her sister is Clara Belle Newell of Grantsville.

A military funeral was held at Evans Funeral Home, Bowie, with military burial at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/2/1995

PANSY KATHRYN KANYAK

Pansy Kathryn Kanyak, 93, of Sebring, Fla., died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1995, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, following an extended illenss.

She was born at Euclid, July 9, 1901, a daughter of the late Robert J., Sr., and Lillie M. Mace Knotts. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church, Sebring. She had resided in Florida since 1965, moving there from Calhoun County.

Surviving are her husband, Michael Kanyak; two step-daughters, Marilyn Renn of Alton, Mich., and Delores Ovcen of Caseville, Mich.; two step-sons, Junior Kanyak of Fenten, Mich., and Donald Kanyak of Caseville; two brothers, Robert J. Knotts, Jr., of Grantsville and Walter A. Knotts of Massillon, Ohio; 19 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Alfred H. Baker; two sisters, Ruby L. (Mrs. Cecil ) Stremple and Daisy V. (Mrs. Dallas) Stump; and three brothers, William Bryan Knotts, Sr., Russell P. "Dubb" Knotts, and Henry E. Knotts.

Services were held at Morris Funeral Home, Sebring, with Pastor Chelsea Stockwell officiating and burial in Pinecrest Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARTIN E. KASTROW

12/18/1997

Martin E. Kastrow, 46, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Robert Emett Kastrow and Della Morehead Starcher of Parkersburg. He was a cab driver for Yellow Cab Co.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Juaneta Stump Kastrow; three stepsons, Robert Stump, Clifford Stump and Scott Stump, all of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Colona Forshey of Parkersburg; two brothers, Robert Kastrow and David Kastrow, both of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Loretta Starcher of Parkersburg and Mary Bell of Wichita, Kan.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Mark Martin Kastrow, and one stepson, Walter Westfall.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/28/1996

JUDITH A. KEATON

Judith Ann Keaton, 90, of Orma, died Friday, Mar. 22, 1996, at Roane General Hospital. She was born in Orma, a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Norman Duncan. She was a retired employee of Union Carbide Co., Alloy. She was a member of AFL-CIO and Rebekah Lodge, Minnora. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, flowers, animals and farm life. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are three daughters, Madelyn Perry, Corinne Guss and Jean Hughes, all of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one son, Kenneth Keaton of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; twin sisters, Ida Siers of Grantsville and Lida Bailey of Orma; one brother, M.R. McCune of Fayetteville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. G.W. Keaton; one infant son, George Keaton, Jr.; four brothers; one sister; and one grandson.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Michael E. Hall officiating. Burial was in Prudence Chapel Cemetery, Minnora.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

RILEY EVERT KEATON

7/2/1998

Riley Evert Keaton, 84, of Amma, Roane County, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at home after a long illness.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late James Thomas and Florence Matila Parsons Keaton. He was a former employee of J.B. Jackson Pipeline Construction, Clendenin, and Foster & Creighton Bridge Contractors, Sissonville. He was a member of U.S.W.A., District 23, Charleston, Left Hand Lions Club, Left Hand, and Amma United Methodist Church, Amma. He attended Johnson Creek Baptist Church, Walton.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Ruey E. McCune Keaton; one daughter, Shelvia Jean O'Dell of Amma; three sons, Larry E. Keaton of Spencer, Garry D. Keaton of Amma and Jerry L. Keaton of Fostoria, Ohio; one sister, Mary Carter of Ekalaka, Mont.; one brother, John Keaton of Clendenin; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Icie Monroe, Ivy Drake, Dora Parker, Nellie Keaton and Darla Keaton; two brothers, William Harley Keaton and Elmer Keaton; and four grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating, and burial in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/21/1994

ARNOLD R. KEEN

Arnold R. Keen, 75, of Landenberg, Pa., died Saturday, July 9, 1994, at Christiana Hospital, Standon, Del.

He was born in Newton, a son of the late Robert L. and Eva Helmic Keen. He was a research scientist and registered professional engineer who had worked for DuPont Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1977.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Harless Keen; one brother, Daniel Keen of Chloe; one sister, Hazel Boggs of Left Hand; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Bryce Griffith officiating. Burial was in Keen Cemetery, Newton, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/31/1994

DONNA F. KEEN

Donna F. Keen, 77, of Spencer, died Friday, Mar. 25, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Oka, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Rosa Sharp Cottrell. She was a retired Registered Nurse and attended Bethel United Methodist Church, near Spencer.

Surviving are one stepson, Alton C. Keen, Jr., of Newton; two sisters, Hallie Graves of Atwater, Ohio, and Pauline Davis of Spencer; one brother, Harold Cottrell of Spencer; one step-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton C. Keen, Sr.; four sisters, Esta Woods, Audra Knotts, Eva Snodgrass, and Vera Conner; one brother, Walter Cottrell; and one step-granddaughter.

Services were held at Sinnett-Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. John C. Looney officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/9/1996

EUGENE M. KEENER

Eugene M. Keener, 67, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 3, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Roane County. He was a former timberman, farmer and pipeline right-of-way maintenance worker.

Surviving are five sons, Raymond Keener of Spencer, Johnny Keener of Grantsville, David Keener of Washington, Dennis Keener of Charleston and Jimmy Keener of Orma; four daughters, Linda Peggs of Clendenin, Connie Schoolcraft of Grantsville, Charolette Wine and Brenda Tuggle, both of Elizabeth; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roxie M. Keener; one son; three brothers; and one sister. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Ogden Cemetery, Newton.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Charleston Gazette" - July 8, 1999

GERTRUDE MARY KEENER

Gertrude Mary Keener, 85, of Lizemores died July 6, 1999, in Montgomery General Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Dana Earl and Harry R., both of Lizemores; daughter, Norma J. Stevens of Alderson; brother, Oscar Murphy of Hallburg; sisters, Freda Metheny of Ivydale, Grace Cash; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with the Rev. Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery, Calhoun County. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONALD P. KELLAR

2/20/1997

Donald P. Kellar, 71, of Brohard, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Cate Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Dick and Dora Starcher Kellar. He was retired from S.I.F.C.O. Co., Cleveland, and attended Five Forks Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Elodene Crawford Kellar of Brohard; one daughter, Arlena Myer of Grantsville; two sons, Pete Kellar of Mt. Zion and Leonard Cunningham of Grantsville; three stepdaughters, Navene Ruble and Irene McVey, both of Parkersburg, and Sherry Kellar of Lancaster, Ohio; one sister, Dorothy Lynch of Knightstown, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Cunningham Kellar; one daughter, Debra Sue Kellar; three sisters; two brothers; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/23/1995

CLARA M. KELLEY

Clara M. Kelley, 86, of Elizabeth, formerly of Munday, died T'hursday, Feb. 16, 1995, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Annamoriah, a daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Maze Jones. She was a homemaker for 70 years and a member of United Methodist Church and Wirt Co. Senior Citizens.

Surviving are seven daughters, Louise Ayers of Walker, Elouise Bonar of Boaz, Betty Boyce and Enojean Rogers, both of Parkersburg, Leona Pettit of Tanner, Madeline Yoak of Grantsville, and Sue Pepper of Munday; one son, Paul Kelley of Munday; 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Kelley; two sons, Glene Kelley and Don Kelley; four brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating. Burial was in Wolverton Cemetery, Munday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/17/1994

DONALD KELLEY

Donald Kelley, 59, of Elizabeth, died Sunday, Mar. 13, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illenss.

He was born in Munday, a son of Clara Jones Kelley of Munday and the late James Kelley. He was a construction engineer.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley Ann Parson Kelley of Belpre; three daughters, Debbie Graham of Parkersburg, Donna Grishaber of Saginaw, Mich., and Teressa Valentine of Elizabeth; one brother, Paul Kelley of Munday; seven sisters, Eloise Bonar, Betty Boyce, Louise Ayers, and Emogene Rogers, all of Parkersburg, Leona Pettit of Gilmer County, Madeline Yoak of Grantsville, and Sue Pepper of Munday; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons and one brother.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating, and burial to be in Wolverton Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/6/1996

EDNAL KELLEY

Ednal Kelley, 82, of Grantsville, died Sunday, June 2, 1996, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jacob and Amanda Bennett Harden. She was a homemaker and member of Cherry Fork United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Garnet Barr and Betty Craddock, both of Grantsville, Keatie Kelley Wease of Novi, Mich., and Donna Bower of Milford, Mich.; two sons, Jerry Kelley of Grantsville and Larry Kelley of Crossville, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Kelley; and one grandson, Larry K. Kelley II. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EDWARD E. KELLEY

4/17/1997

Edward E. Kelley, 68, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, in Calhoun County.

He was born in Roanoke, Lewis County, a son of the late Samuel and Dora Dennison Kelley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Oleta B. Cunningham Kelley; seven stepsons, Trevie D. Cunningham, Roger Cunningham and Bill Cunningham, all of Grantsville; James Halterman, Terry W. Halterman, Joe Halterman and Ronnie Halterman, all of Weston; three stepdaughters, Shirley Gregory of Grantsville; Beth Goff of Pennsboro and Patricia "Sis" Halterman of Weston; one brother, Dallas Kelley of Barberton, Ohio; three sisters, Connie Shromper of Bath, Ohio, Mae Reed and twin Evelyn Bird, both of Harrisville; and several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Goff.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Steve Richards officiating. Burial was in Hazelgreen Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 2/27/1892

LENA KELLEY

Lena Kelley, who was called home on the 14th of February, with the dreadful disease, consumption. She was 18 years, 6 months and 20 days old. She was converted 3 years ago, in a meeting at Pine Grove held by Rev. L. R. Collins. She was the daughter of F. P. and Annie Kelley. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Beal of Grantsville, and the remains were laid to rest in the Freed cemetery on the 15th, beside her two sisters, who had preceded her to the Glory World a few years.

She leaves a father, mother, one brother and one sister to mourn, but their loss is her eternal gain. -- A FRIEND.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/8/1995

MILDRED J. KELLEY

Mildred J. Kelley, 70, of Spencer, died Friday, Sept. 27, 1995, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Walter T. and Willa L. Sturm Scott. She was a former Spencer State Hospital nurse's aide. She was a member of Wetzel Chapter 39, Order of Eastern Star, and Presbyterian Church, Spencer. She enjoyed flowers.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Kelley; one daughter, Patricia Ann Swiger of Ripley; two sons, Robin W. Kelley and Michael L. Kelley, both of Spencer; three sisters, Betty Surface of Sistersville, Kathryn Miller of Spencer and Donna Mace of Bridgeport; two brothers, Kenneth Scott of Spencer and Millard C. Scott of Johnstown, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, John Robert Kelley; one brother, Robert Scott; and one sister, Wanda L. Green.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Ray Harris officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

ONA G. KELLEY

Ona Gay Nicholson Kelley, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1995, at her home after an extended illness.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Sylvester and Sarah Maggie White Westfall. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters, Wyvonda Turner and Charlotte Hardman, both of Grantsville, Alma Freed and Betty Wilson, both of Big Bend; two sons, Bobby Nicholson and Charles Nicholson, both of Grantsville; two half-sisters, Cora Stull of Grantsville and Flora Yoak of Lancaster, Ohio; one half-brother, Lester Westfall of Parkersburg; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Kelley; one half-sister, Edith Pearl Godfrey; and two half-brothers, Marion Westfall and Lester Westfall.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. James Pearson officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, near Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ROBERT KELLEY

5/8/1997

Robert Lee Kelley, 68, of Spencer, died Friday, May 2, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, a son of the late Harold and Hazel Frye Kelley. He retired as superintendent for Pennzoil. He was a member and past master of Walton Lodge 150, AF&AM, and a member of the Breakfast Club at White Oak Restaurant, Spencer, and Spencer Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Ann Swiger of Ripley; two sons, Robin W. Kelley of Arnoldsburg and Michael L. Kelley of Spencer; one brother, Jack Kelley of Spencer; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred J. Scott Kelley; one son, John Robert Kelley; and one brother, Lawrence Kelley.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Ray Harris officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/8/1994

WILLIAM B. KELLEY

William Blaire Kelley, 72, of Vienna, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 1994, at his residence.

He was born in White Pine, a son of the late Lloyd F. and Vera Kite Kelley. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having received the Purple Heart. After World War II, he was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber. He eventually returned to Parkersburg, where he was employed by American Cyanamid Co. for 37 years prior to his retirement in 1985.

Surviving are one son, Vernon Kelley of Mineral Wells; one daughter, Vera M. Hopkins of Parkersburg; three sisters, Lucille Montgomery of Parkersburg, and Pauline Smith and Anna Mae McGirk, both of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Starcher Kelley; one brother; and three sisters. Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Gerald Morgan officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 24 February 2000

HAROLD KEMP

Harold Kemp, 86, of Brohard, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000 at Arbors of Marietta.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late James N. and Iva L. Craft Kemp. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill during World War II. He was retired from Walker Parkersburg and W.Va. Dept. of Highways, and attended Bell Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sons, James H. Kemp and D. Lyle Kemp, both of Elizabeth, Robert N. Kemp of Ravenswood and Howard A. Kemp of Burning Springs; one sister, Gladys P. Davis of Brohard; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, R. Lorene Davis Kemp, in 1967.

Services were held at Bell Chapel Church, Munday, with Evangelist Timothy H. Kemp officiating. Burial was in Hartley Cemetery, Brohard.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ADRIAN R. KENDALL

9/11/1997

Adrian R. Kendall, 79, of Elmira, died Monday, Sept. 1, 1997, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

He was born in Braxton County, a son of the late Francis L. and Bertha Edgell Kendall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a well-known Braxton County livestock farmer. He was a member of Walnut Memorial Church.

Surviving are his wife, Neva Carter Kendall; two daughters, Sherry Gross of Sutton and Sandra Harris of Grantsville; six sons, Arlis Ray Kendall of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Arden Kendall of Williamstown, Delmas Kendall of Parkersburg, Randall Kendall of Bluefield, Roger Kendall of Duck and Larry Kendall of Charleston; one brother, Selby Kendall of Fairmont; six sisters, Myrtie Cottrill of Fairmont, Hazel Hall of Barberton, Ohio, Vera Hosic of Martinez, Ga., Delphia Tanner of New Castle, Pa., Violet Teets of Buckhannon and Macie Jarvis of Richmond, Va.; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner and Rev. Kenneth Kendall officiating. Burial was in Kendall Family Cemetery, Elmira.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


DELPHIA R. KENDALL

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon at the Rush Run Baptist Church, Calhoun County, for Mrs. Delphia R. Kendall, 69, of Stumptown, Gilmer County, who died last Wednesday (April 16, 1975) in Calhoun General Hospital.

She was a native of the Stumptown area and a member of the Rush Run Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Verl Boone of Florence, Arizona, June Poling of Barberton, Ohio and Tessa Miller of Parkersburg; four sons, Haymond of Walker, Virgil of Sand Ridge, Donald of Barberton, Ohio and Hatzell of Washington; one sister, Lulu Hoover of Parkersburg; three brothers, Hunter Stump of Charleston, Bernard Stump of Spencer and Jack Stump of Chloe; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Burial was in the Shock Cemetery, near Stumptown. Funeral arrangements were made by the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville.

(James Perry Kendall)


HAYMOND PELL KENDALL

Haymond Pell Kendall,75, of Walker died Jan. 12,1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Holly and Delphia Bennett Kendall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was retired from Corning Glass Co. of Parkersburg and was a member of Kites Run Methodist Church in Walker. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife, Lavonne Kendall; one stepson, Paul David Jenkins of Parkersburg; two stepdaughters, Linda Sinnett of Lyman, Wyo. and Kitty L. Mullen of Walker; three brothers, Virgil Kendall of Sand Ridge, Frank Kendall of New Martinsville and Hatzel Kendall of Walker; one sister, Tessie Elliot of Phoenix, Ariz; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Claudina Johnson Kendall; and three sisters, June Poling, Doshia Kendall and Verle Boone.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Kites Run Evangelical Methodist Church, Walker, the Revs. Robert Cornell, Mike Kerns and Kenneth Welch officiating. No visitation. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Wood County Christian School Building Fund, Williamstown.

A side note: The memorial service held for Haymond Pell Kendall was the largest gathering in Kites Run Church history.

(James Perry Kendall)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/13/1995

THELMA G. KENDRICK

Thelma Gale Naylor Kendrick, 33, of Kensington, Ohio, died Monday, June 19, 1995, in the emergency room of Salem Community Hospital, Salem, Ohio, after a sudden illness.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of Ava V. Weaver Naylor of East Rochester, Ohio, and the late Edward N. Naylor, granddaughter of the late John G. and Delphia F. Weaver of Nobe, and niece of Mae Jennings and Ova Bragg of Nobe and Mary Yoak of Five Forks. She was employed at Country Inn Restaurant, Hanoverton, Ohio, and attended Baptist Church, Dungannon, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, James Delbert Kendrick of the home; six brothers, Frederick Naylor and John Naylor, both of Salem, Ohio, Paul Naylor of California, Arley Naylor and Harley Naylor, both of Parkersburg, and William Naylor of Lisbon, Ohio; one half-brother, Roger Weaver of New Mexico; and five sisters, Shirley Moore of East Rochester, Phyllis Simmons of Ripley, Mae Cottle of Parkersburg, Lura Naylor of Harris, Ohio, and Patricia Byers of Louisville, Ky. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Naylor and Jeffrey Naylor.

Services were held at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Herbert D. Johnson and Rev. Bill Angel officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/29/1994

JUNIOR R. KENNEDY

Junior R. Kennedy, 77, of Normantown, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Normantown, a son of the late Spurgeon C. and Daisy C. James Kennedy. He was a retired conservationist with U. S. Dept. of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in Glenville, and was a prominent livestock farmer in Gilmer County for many years. He was a member of Grantsville Eureka Lodge No. 40, AF&AM, and Oak Grove Baptist Church, Normantown, where he served as church clerk.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years. Garnet E. Kennedy; five sons, James Kennedy, Roger Kennedy and Scott Kennedy, all of Normantown, Kent Kennedy of Ripley, and Kevin Kennedy of Bruceton Mills; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Charles Fisher and Elder Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Normantown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ANNA "SUE" KERBY

3/4/1999

Anna L. (Sue) Kerby, 60, of Spencer, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at Point Pleasant Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Holly and Lizzie Gibson Kerby.

Surviving are three brothers, Foster Kerby of Spencer, William C. Kerby of Mt. Zion and Robert L. Kerby of Pickering-ton, Ohio; and one sister, Pauline Duskey of Canvas.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hur.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

DONALD F. KERBY

8/20/1998

Donald F. Kerby, 71, of Mt. Clare, Harrison County, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Braxton County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a retired boilermaker.

Surviving are three brothers, Lawrence Kerby, Jr., of Westlake, Ohio, Chuck Kerby of Mt. Zion and Arden Kerby of Berlin Heights, Ohio; and one sister, Arleta Frame of Kilgore, Tex.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Mt. Olive United Methodist Church Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EULAH KERBY

7/1/1999

Eulah Kerby, 85, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Marshall and Margaret Blake Starcher.

Surviving are her husband, Woodrow "Jake" Kerby; one daughter, Sharon "Rose" Pursley of Grantsville; and two sisters, Lova Slider of Millstone and Elah Whisman of Mt. Zion.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearengin and Rev. D.L. Kerby officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FREDDIE L. KERBY

9/11/1997

Freddie L. Kerby, 75, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, in St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Montie and Emma E. Slider Kerby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a cemetery attendant for Stump Funeral Home for several years. He was a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Riggs Kerby; four daughters, Sue Stallman of Dorset, Ohio, Linda Criss and Annabelle Kerby, both of Grantsville, and Diana Miller of Creston; one son, Freddie Veon Kerby of Grantsville; 22 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Leon Kerby; one brother, Urshel Kerby; and two children. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Church Cemetery near Creston.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/9/1994

HOLLY G. KERBY

Holly G. Kerby, 85, of Mt. Zion, died Friday, June 3, 1994, at St. Joseph's Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Joseph and Jane Husk Kerby. He was retired from Calhoun County Board of Education. He was a member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church near Mt. Zion, Knights of Pythias, and Grantsville IOOF Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Mace Kerby; three daughters, Pauline Duskey of Canvas, Marie Kerby of Sandyville and Sue Kerby of Ripley; three sons, Robert Kerby of Barberton, Ohio, William "Tap" Kerby of Mt. Zion and Foster Kerby of Spencer; two step-daughters, Robin Wayne of Grantsville and Cynthia Shaffer of Hartville, Ohio; one brother, Fred Kerby of Grantsville, three sisters, Elah Gibson of Mt. Zion, Lucille Basnett of Big Bend and Helena Bennett of Elyria, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Gibson Kerby, in 1966, one daughter, three brothers, and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery, near Mt. Zion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 27 January 2000

HOLLY "Jack" KERBY

Holly R. "Jack" Kerby, 72, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Joker, the son of the late Loney and Effie Cunningham Kerby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired as a machine operator in 1967 from Johns Manville Corp. with 16 years of service. He was a member of Big Island Run Methodist Church and Cremo Lodge, Knights of Pythias.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Wanda Starcher Kerby; three sons, Lyle Kerby, Justin Kerby and John Kerby, all of Elizabeth; one daughter, Rhonda Deem of Elizabeth; one brother, Walter Kerby of Elizabeth; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Kerby, in 1969; one brother, Roger Kerby; and one sister, Dot Davis.

Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor Raymond D. Ray and Rev. Timothy R. Bell officiating. Burial, with military honors, was in Bryners Chapel Cemetery, Joker.

(Larry Heffner)



"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

M. MARIE KERBY

M. Marie Kerby, 61, of Pennsboro, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1996, at her residence. She was born at Mt. Zion, a daughter of the late Holly G. and Elizabeth Gibson Kerby. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Pennsboro.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Rev. M. Gene Kerby; one son, Randall Gene Kerby of Pennsboro; twin daughters, Sharlene Bailey of Cross Lanes, and Darlene Phillips of Vienna; three brothers, Robert Kerby of Bon, Ohio, William Charles Kerby of Mt. Zion and Foster Kerby of Spencer; two sisters, Pauline Duskey of Canvas and Sue Kerby of Ripley; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Kerby.

Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Kermit Poling officiating. Burial was in Mount Olive Cemetery, Hur.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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WILLIAM H. KERBY

1/8/1998

William Hagan Kerby, 78, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Henrietta, Calhoun County, a son of the late John L. and Biddie A. Wright Kerby. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Cabot Corp. He was a member and deacon at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Gene Sears Kerby; three daughters, Susan J. Kerby of Vienna, Sarah A. Albaugh and Sandra K. Pitts, both of Grantsville; one son, Samuel L. Kerby of Washington; two sisters, Flara Gherke and Bertha Webster, both of Grantsville; one brother, Robert L. Kerby of Salem; one grandson; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Stump Kerby; two sisters, Almeda Stump and Goldie Ball; and two brothers, Allie Kerby and Simon Kerby.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 10 February 2000

WOODROW KERBY

Woodrow Kerby, Sr., 82, of Marietta, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; one daughter, Brenda; five sons, James, Benjamin, Woodrow, Donald and Holly; one step-daughter, Rose Holt; two step-sons, Randy and Gary Hardie; several grandchildren; and one sister.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with burial in Hur Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

KENNETH KESSLER

1/2/1997

Kenneth R. Kessler, 70, of Stumptown, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 1996, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Ansted, a son of the late Marvin W. and Della L. Hall Kessler. He was a U.S. Marine and Army veteran of World War II. He was a former coal miner and a former employee of Libby Owens Glass Co., Charleston. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blinded Veterans Association, Disabled Veterans, American Legion, and Charleston Masonic Lodge. He was Protestant.

Surviving are one son, Stephen Kessler, address unknown, and one sister, Joan Kessler, address unknown.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Evangelist Gene H. Miller officiating. Burial was in Collins-Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JACK KIDDER

4/10/1997

Jack C. Kidder, 51, of Parkersburg, died Friday, April 4, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of Hellen C. Shutts Kidder of Belpre and the late Harry Austin Kidder, Jr. He was a 1964 Belpre High School graduate and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was employed by Cecil I. Walker Machinery for 28 years, and was a member of Operating Engineers Local 132, Charleston.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Katherine Phillips Kidder; four daughters, Sue Ann Cimicato of Columbus, Tabatha Kay Best of New Matamoras, Roxann Green of Lubeck and Faye Short of Baltimore, Md.; two sons, Kris Pomp of Fairmont and Bob Pomp of White Hall, Md.; two brothers, Charles Ray Kidder of Belpre and Mike "Harry" Kidder of Parkersburg; two sisters, Paula Jean Bennett of Belmont and Lela Mae Starcher of Arnoldsburg; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Duane Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Garden of Life.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 February 2000

CHARLEY LEWIS KIGHT

Charley Lewis Kight, 72, of Tanner, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, in Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Andy and Mary West Kight. He was a former employee of PMC Industries in Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Kight; three sons, Charley Kight of Georgia, Carl Kight of Virginia and Robert Kight of Ohio; three daughters, Nola Carpenter of Spencer and Peggy and Charlene Kight, both of Eastlake, Ohio; three brothers, Walker Kight of Parkersburg and James M. Kight and Robert Kight, both of Akron, Ohio; six sisters, Edith Cogar of Pomeroy, Ohio, Ena Robinson of Nobe, Bernice Cox of Youngstown, Ohio, Hester Stump of Nobe, Betty Gifford of Buckhannon and Caroline "Tiny" Gardner of Hanover, Md.; and eight grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/7/1996

DOYLE KIGHT

Doyle Kight, 79, of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 1996, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Henry and Hattie Burrows Kight, Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Penn Central Railroad. He was an avid sportsman.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Kight; chosen daughter, Judy Kelley and husband Al of Cleveland; sister, Florence Kight Knight of San Antonio, Tex.; granddaughter, Dana Kelley of Cleveland; nephews, Forrest Dale and Robert Kelley of Michigan; nieces, Maxine Kelley Boling of Florida and Barbara Knight Albers of Texas; cousins, Willard Burrows and others.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Sowder Kight, in 1969; and a sister, Dola Kight Kelley, in 1953.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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GENEVIEVE KIGHT

6/11/1998

Genevieve Kight, 77, of Youngstown, Ohio, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, in Youngstown.

She was born in Grafton, a daughter of the late George and Alveria Wells Duley. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Crystal Kight of Youngstown, Beverly Yoak of Green River, Wyoming, and Nila Swesey of Campbell, Ohio; two sons, Dennis Kight of Campbell, Ohio, and Tim Kight of Aurora, Colorado; one brother, Henneth Duley of Grantsville, Ill.; one step-brother, Arnold Yoak of Five Forks; four sisters, Elva Yoak of Grantsville, Eleanor Welch of Five Forks, Betty Smith of Parkersburg and Ruby Jean Godfrey of Mineral Wells; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doris Kight; three brothers, Herb Duley, Marvin Yoak and Jack Yoak; and two sisters, Mary Selmon and Maxine Stultz.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/7/1995

GOLDIE E. KIGHT

Goldie Erlewine Kight, 91, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995, at Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Weston, after an extended illness.

She was born in Nobe, a daughter of the late Albert Ross and Ida Mae Church Whipkey. She was a homemaker, and a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe.

Surviving are two sisters, Ida Nicholas and Wanda Whipkey, both of Grantsville; one stepdaughter, Nila Osborne of Five Forks; one stepson, Eudore Kight of Cleveland; several step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jesse Erlewine; second husband, Harold Kight; four brothers; two sisters; one stepdaughter; and two stepsons.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

PATRICIA A. KIGHT

9/25/1997

Patricia A. Kight, 49, of Norwood, Ohio, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1997.

She was born in Charleston, a daughter of the late Erma Williams Carpenter and Howard Carpenter. She was a homemaker and worked as a babysitter. She was a member of Hartland Baptist Church, Pisgah.

Surviving are her husband, Richard (Rick) Kight, formerly of Calhoun County; two daughters, Lisa Parker and Cathy Kight, both of Norwood; two grandchildren, Kristopher and Erin Parker of Norwood; a son-in-law, Keith Parker of Norwood; a sister, Joann Muncy of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Art Carpenter of Defiance, Ohio, and Jim Carpenter of Huntington; and from this area, a sister-in-law, Patty Little of Sand Ridge; and a brother-in-law, Alfred Kight of Big Springs.

Services were held at Tredway-Pollitt Funeral Home, Norwood, with burial in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 20 January 2000

QUENTIN KIGHT

Quentin B. Kight, 81, of Baltimore, Md., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000.

He was born in Nobe. He was retired from the claims department of the Social Security Administration and was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Baltimore.

Surviving are his wife, Hertnoine Kight; one daughter, Vickie Holmes; one brother, William Kight; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Witzke Funeral Home, Catonsville, Md., with Rev. Chas Casey officiating. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Park, Md.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/06/1994

HETTIE B. KIMBLE

Hettie B. Kimble, 88, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1993, at Central Park Village, Orlando, after an extended illness.

She was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late Fredrick and Ella Hamilton Carpenter. She was a former 45-year resident of Parkersburg, and was retired from Corning Glass, Parkersburg, after 23 years of service.

Surviving are her husband, William O. Kimble; one daughter, Rose Ella Moore of Mason, Ohio; one son, William Fredrick Kimble of Orlando; one brother, Bryce Carpenter of Parkersburg; two sisters, Myrtle Jane DePue of Spencer and June Seabolt of Chardin, Ohio; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, With Rev. Jerry Bush officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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JOHN O. KIMBLE

1/29/1998

John O. Kimble, 92, of Stumptown, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Americare-Glenville.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Al and Rosa Kelley Kimble. He was retired from Cabot Corp. He was a member of Eureka Lodge 40 AF&AM of Grantsville, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite Bodies and Order of Eastern Star 73 of Grantsville. He was an active Deputy Instructor for West Virginia Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, for 58 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Hathaway of Weston; two sons, Berl Kimble of Glenville and John A. Kimble of Parkersburg; one foster daughter, Christina Wayne of Stumptown; three sisters, Charlotte Vanhorn of Corydon, Ind., and Lona Pope and Lora Vaughan, both of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Downey Kimble; one daughter, Betty Lee Kimble; three brothers, Otha Kimble, Joy Kimble and Delbert Kimble; and two sisters, Lenna Wright and Letha Wright.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LOTTIE "JON" KIMBLE

3/4/1999

Lottie K. "Jon" Kimble, 83, of Sissonville, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center, Sissonville.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late William A. and Samirah Smith Mahaney. She was a restaurant owner-operator and business woman in Grantsville for many years. Surviving are two daughters, Kim High of Garretts Bend, Ind., and Sandra Harris of Reno, Nev.; three sons, Joe Kimble of Scott Depot, James W. Kimble of Painesville, Ohio, and John Paul Kimble of Troy, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joy Kimble.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating, and burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/8/1995

WILLIAM O. KIMBLE

William O. Kimble, 93, of Thomasville, Ga., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1995, in Thomasville, after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Albert C. and Rosa Jane Kelley Kimble. He was retired from O. Ames Co., Parkersburg, with 25 years of service. He was a former resident of Parkersburg for 45 years and resided in Orlando, Fla., for six years.

Surviving are one son, William Fredrick Kimble of Thomasville; one daughter, Rose Ella Moore of Mason, Ohio; one brother, John Kimble of Stumptown; three sisters, Charlotte Vanhorn of Parkersburg, Lona Pope and Lora Vaughan, both of Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hettie Carpenter Kimble; two brothers, Joy Kimble and Delbert Kimble; and two sisters, Leatha Wright and Lennie Wright.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jerry Bush officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DOROTHY KING

8/7/1997

Dorothy King, 88, of Princetown, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George Edward and Florence White Parsons. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Surviving are five daughters: Carol Thompson of Wooster, Ohio, Iona Royster of Vermillion, Ohio, Leona Bosley of Duck Run, Bernice Ratcliff of Stouts Mills, and Brenda McCullough of Buckhannon; two sons, Carl King of Elyria, Ohio, and Hubert Smith of Sand Fork; one sister, Ora Blake of Sand Fork; one brother, Coy Parsons of Burnsville; and several grandchildren, great-grand-children, and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Smith; her second husband, Burl E. King; three daughters; two sons; two brothers; and two sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Burnsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/20/1994

HOMER KING

Homer King, 91, of Windham, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1994, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, Aug 13, 1902, a son of the late William and Sarah (Lane) King. He previously was a farmer and in the lumber business. He was a resident of Windham for 10 years.

Surviving are a son, Elbert King of Windham; a foster son, Gregory Jones of Windham; a daughter, Jacqueline Bailey of Garrettsville; a brother, Coy of Glenville; a sister, Roxie of Rosedale; eight grandchildren; and six great-granchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Greta K. King, in 1990; three brothers; and two sisters. Services were held at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home, Garrettsville, with J. W. Board officiating. Burial was in Windham Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/22/1996

JUANITA LEE KING

Juanita Lee King, 69, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 1996, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George and Ava Powell King Bush. She attended Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church, Sand Ridge, and Arnoldsburg United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Patty Mitchell of Arnoldsburg; one brother, Allen King of Jersey City, N.J.; two nieces, Jill Skaggs of Arnoldsburg and Tina Helton of Knoxville, Tenn.; and three great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, George Earl King.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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LONNIE KING

9/17/98

Lonnie E. King, 37, of Big Bend, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division following a long illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Elmer and Eudora King of Big Bend.

Surviving in addition to his parents `are one brother, Emory King of Big Bend, and two sisters, Mary King and Velma King, both of Big Bend.

Private services will be held at the family's request, with burial in Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

3/23/1995

MARY E. KING

Mary E. King, 94, of Shock, died Wednesday, Mar. 15, 1995, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late John W. and Emily Lowers Parsons. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are one daughter, Iva Sampson of Grantsville; three sons, Harper King of Shock, Delbert King of Nicut and Elmer King of Big Bend; four half-sisters, Amanda Sims and Alice Parsons, both of Parkersburg, Roxie Cain of Sayersville, Ohio, and Dola Nicholas of Orma; 27 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight King, in 1977; and one son, Junior Bill King, in 1985.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

7/28/1994

OCIE KING

Ocie King, 68, of Shock, died Monday, July 18, 1994, at Calhoun General Hospital, after an extended illness.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late Andrew and Sarah Sampson. She had attended Frozen Chapel Baptist Church, Shock.

Surviving are three daughters, Emogene Cottrell and Sharon Sue King, both of Shock, and Lyda Dye of East Liverpool, Ohio; four sons, Dwight King, George King and Delbert King, all of Shock, and Larry King of Front Royal, Va.; one sister, Hallie Ryder of Nicut; three brothers, Homer Sampson of Shock, Kirt Sampson, and David Sampson, both of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Cottrell Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

OTHA KING

5/27/1997

Otha King, 83, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, May 21, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Nicut, a son of the late G.R. and Olive Johnson King. He was a retired mechanic for American Viscose Co., Parkersburg, and was a member of Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Amy Queen King of Elizabeth; four sons, Ernest King and Ronzel King, both of Frazeyburg, Ohio, Earl King and Gary King, both of Elizabeth; four daughters, Joyce Sims and Jean Houck, both of Rockport, Joann Mayfield of Vincent and Janette Peterman of Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Alla King, two brothers, and two sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

RAYMOND KING

6/17/1999

Raymond Earl King, 51, of Gassaway, formerly of Calhoun County, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at his residence.

He was the son of Earl King and the late Myrtle Eubanks King.

Surviving are his uncle and aunt, Charles and Visa O'Neal, several cousins, and one niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia White.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Don Dawson officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

10/6/1994

ROBERT L. KING

Robert L. King, 68, of Lower Nicut, Orma, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1994, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Jerry and Ora Vankirt King. He was a retired longshoreman at Lake Erie Docks of Cleveland. He was a member of Fairview Methodist Church, Orma, and was a life member of West Fork Riding Club.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia M. King; four daughters, Irene Carter of Nicut, Loretta Lamb of Tampa, Fla., Nancy Craddock of Rittman, Ohio, and Brenda King of Tucson, Ariz.; one son, David King of Old Hickory, Tenn.; one brother, Lester King of Orma; four sisters, Icy Hudson of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Goldie Campbell of Belpre, Ellen Laffree and Mary Reynolds, both of Vienna; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence King, two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ed Moore officiating. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/26/1994

RUBY E. KING

Ruby E. King, 71, of Chloe, died Sunday, May 22, 1994, at Roane General Hospital, Spencer, after an extended illness.

She was born in Clay County, a daughter of the late Perry and Ida Truman. She was a member of Walker Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, George O. King of Canton, Roy Lee King of Scio, Ohio, and Doy King of Louisville, Ohio; five daughters, Edna Stevens of Canton, Virginia Poluska of Janesville, Wis., and Kay Croston, Ruby Metheney and Reta Greathouse, all of Chloe; two sisters, Jessie Holcomb and Sybil Parsons, both of Clay; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Sevices were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Paul Parsons officiating, and burial to be in Murphy Cemetery, Chloe.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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DELBERT KIRBY

3/12/1998

Delbert Kirby, 87, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 1998, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Rufus and Mary Adams Kerby. He was a carpenter and formerly owned and operated Kirby's General Store, Red Hill, for 20 years. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Lodge #169 and was a Baptist.

Surviving are three daughters, Rosalie Nelson and Linda Kirby, both of Parkersburg, and Karen Sue Henderson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one son, D. Mark Kirby of Parkersburg; one sister, Eula Nelson of Vienna; four brothers, Victor Kirby of Spencer, Cleo Kirby of Parkersburg, and Forest Kerby and Wilbert Kerby, both of Calhoun County; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Boyd Kerby, and one great-grandson, Auston Hart. Services were held at Union Valley Baptist Church, Old St. Marys Pike, with Rev. Donald Witman and Rev. Phillip Dent officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North. Memorials may be made to Union Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, Rt. 1, Box 211, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

FRED H. KIRBY

12/11/1997

Fred H. Kirby, 81, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at his residence.

He was born in Joker, a son of the late Joseph and Jane Husk Kirby. He was a retired beekeeper.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Kirby of Dallas, Tex.; two sons, Freddie French Kirby of Maryland and Marvin Kirby of Ft. Worth, Tex.; one sister, Elah Gibson of Mt. Zion; and two half-sisters, Lucille Basnett of Big Bend and Helena Bennett of Elyria.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Walter Fry officiating, and burial in Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/7/1994

HAZEL M. KIRBY

Hazel M. Kirby, 74, of Smithville, died Monday, Mar. 28, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Nathan and Belle Bennett. She was a homemaker and cared for several elderly people in her home. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one son, Robert Kirby of Five Forks; one sister, Margaret Jenner of Smithville; one granddaughter, Christy Ann Kirby of Five Forks; and one grandson, James Thomas Kirby of Five Forks.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Kirby, in 1974; one daughter, Edith Virginia Kirby; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Lawson Whipkey and Rev. Art Spring officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOE KIRBY

3/11/1999

Joe Kirby, 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Mar. 4, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John and Mary Ann Bell Kirby. He was a retired truck driver for Newbrough Trucking, Harrisville, and a member of VFW, Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, Junior Kirby of New Salisbury, Ind.; one daughter, Kathryn Phillips of Elizabeth; two sisters, Maude Sampson and Nellie Godfrey, both of Grantsville; one brother, Bernard Kirby of Grantsville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Delta Sampson and Delphia Taylor, and two brothers, William and Roscoe Kirby.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 7/25/1911

JOHN KIRBY

In memory of John Kirby, who departed this life July 7, 1911.

Once again death has summoned a brother Odd Fellow. He has completed his work in ministering to the wants of the afflicted and of bringing joy into places of misery. And whereas, he having been a true and faithful member of our beloved order since the institution of Hur Lodge No. 358.

And whereas in the death of brother Kerby the community has lost a good and faithful citizen and Hur Lodge a faithful member. Bro. Kerby was at all times ready and willing to extend a helping hand to any one in distress. Therefore be it.

Resolved that Hur Lodge No. 358, in testimony of our loss, tender to the bereaved family of our deceased brother our sincere condolence in their deep afflictions.v And be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of the county papers, and a copy to the bereaved family and a copy to be spread upon our minutes.

Respectfully Submitted. Wm J. Sturms. R. O. Haskins. J. D. Robinson. Committee.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/18/1996

PHYLLIS SUE KIRBY

Phyllis Sue Kirby, 71, of Bramblewood Village, died Saturday, April 13, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Bostic, N.C., a daughter of the late John H. and Vera J. Rushbrook Whitaker.

She attended Clear Creek Bible College in Pineville, Ky. She was a former elementary school teacher at Hollywood, Fla., and former swimming and physical fitness instructor. She was a member of Steward's Creek Community Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. D.L. Kirby; one daughter, Betty Milam of Arnoldsburg; two brothers, Jerry E. Whitaker of Lebannon, Va., and Franklin Boyce Whitaker of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; four sisters, Doris B. Jessee of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Virginia D. Lynch of Rutherfordton, N.C., Margaret G. Wilson of Punta-gorda, Fla., and Ruth L. Savage of Miami, Fla.; and one grandson.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf and Rev. Donzel Wease officiating. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery, Five Forks.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

1/26/1995

RANDALL G. KIRBY

Randall G. Kirby, 32, of Big Springs, died Friday, Jan. 20, 1995, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born in Barberton, Ohio, a son of Dennis W. and Anna M. Gillespie Kirby of Big Springs. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Mike Kirby of Grantsville and Roger Kirby of Reedy.

He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Gary Richmond and Rev. Steve Richards officiating. Burial was in Fluharty Cemetery, Big Springs.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/26/1996

TRESSIE KIRBY

Tressie Kirby, 86, of Big Bend, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Walton, a daughter of the late Wiley B. and Susie Summers Paxton. She was a stenographer and secretary for Veterans Administration, Washington, D.C., and was a member of Garden Presbyterian Church, Washington.

Surviving are one brother, Joe Paxton of Maysel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Kirby.

Services were held at Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

LOU KISH

10/30/1997

Lou Kish, 51, of Grantsville, died Friday, Oct. 24, 1997, in Salem.

She was born in Spencer, a daughter of Tommy and Clara Belle Newell. She was formerly employed by Rubber Crafters, Grantsville. She attended Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are one son, Michael James Newell of Glenville, and one brother, James Newell of Grantsville.

Services were held at Victory Baptist Church.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MARY M. KISNER

4/3/1997

Mary Margaret Kisner, 10, of Millstone, died Sunday, Mar. 30, 1997, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Phillip and Patsy Morgan Kisner, both of Millstone.

She attended BrooksvilleElementary School.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are one sister, Maria Kisner of Millstone; paternal grandparents, Harry R. and Mary Kisner, both of Terra Alta; and maternal grandfather, Bob Morgan of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Margarete Morgan.

Services were scheduled Wednesday at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. Glendon McKee officiating and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

2/9/1995

ONA M. KNICELY

Ona M. Knicely, 79, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1995, at Roane General Hospital, after a brief illness.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jink and Corda Goff McCumbers. She was a homemaker and attended Arnoldsburg Community Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Virgie Fisher and Darlene Starcher, both of Spencer, Belva Nicholas of Warren, Ohio, Jean Hall of Orma and Wavalene McCoy of Nicut; one step-daughter, Delores Summers of Warren; four sons, Noah L. Knicely of Spencer, James Knicely and William Knicely, both of Nicut, and Larry Knicely of Springsboro, Pa.; four sisters, Mabel VanBuren of Rosedale, Elma Doolittle of Arnoldsburg, Della Goodrich of Stumptown and Beulah McCumbers of Baltimore, Md.; one brother, Elmer McCumbers of Mt. Zion; 60 grandchildren; and 62 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Knicely; and three daughters. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Knicely Cemetery, Servia, Braxton County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EDITH KNIGHT

11/19/1998

Edith Knight, 86, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Munday of Munday, three brothers, Woodrow Criss of Grantsville, and Raymond and William Criss, both of Vienna; one sister, Emogene Anderson of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hale Knight, and two daughters, Betty Starkey and Mary Doak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/23/1995

HARRY J. KNIGHT

Harry J. Knight, 86, of Burnsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 10, 1995, at Charleston Area Medical Center, after a long illness.

He was born at Gilmer Station, son of the late Russell and Dora King Knight. He was a retired stockman and farmer, World War II Army veteran, and a member of Stouts Chapel United Methodist Church, Hyers Run, and Burnsville Masonic Lodge 87.

Surviving are his wife, Edith Cogar Knight; one step-daughter, Karen Morrison of Sutton; five sisters, Madelyn Hathaway of Vienna, Margaret Cunningham of Grantsville, Martha Britton of Weston, and Mamie Beall and Myrtle Powell, both of Canton, Ohio; two brothers, Lewis Knight of Baltimore, Md., and Hurcle Knight of Vienna; and one step-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Services were held at Stouts Chapel U.M. Church, with Rev. William E. Griffin and Rev. David Hamrick officiating. Burial was in Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/8/1996

KATHERINE L. KNIGHT

Katherine Lynn Knight, 39, of Grantsville, died Friday, Aug 2, 1996, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, following a brief illness. She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of Russell W. and Gladys F. Fredrick Duskey of Grantsville. She had attended Calhoun County High School. She was a homemaker and member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a daughter, Jessica Lynn Knight of Grantsville; one sister, Kay Marks of Grantsville; . one brother, Joseph R. Duskey of Tanner, a niece, Stacy Church two nephews, Frank Hickman and Joey Duskey; two great-nieces: Kayla and Samantha Church; a brother-in-law, Larry Marks; a sister-in-law, Madeline Duskey; and aunts and uncles, George and Ellen Hardman and Earl and Odell Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Mabel Duskey and French and Cora Fredrick; an uncle, Clyde Duskey, and an aunt, Golda Knight.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, near Big Bend.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

MAXINE VIRGINIA KNIGHT

12/9/1999

Maxine Virginia Knight, 77, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late General and Elsa Mae Richards.

Surviving are five sons, Grover Lee Knight of Nobe, Hobert C. Knight, Jr., General F. Knight and Ricky Ray Knight, all of Big Springs, and Roy A. Knight of Five Forks; four daughters, Bytha Lenora Kendall of Grantsville, Emma Robinson of Nobe, Susie Knight of White Pine and Ellen Wager of Annamoriah; one brother, Tracey Richards of Marietta, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert C. Knight; two brothers; three sisters; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held at Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WILBERT KNIGHT

8/5/1999

Wilbert T. Knight, 84, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Charleston General Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Gordon and Rosa Smith Knight. He was a member of Lauckport Baptist Church, Eagles 2307, VFW Post 1212, and DAV Chapter 6, and was a volunteer at Western Hills. He retired from O. Ames Co.

Surviving are two sons, Guy Eugene Knight of Woodland, Va., and Gordon Michael Knight of Elizabeth; three daughters, Linda Fox of Marietta and Brenda Wilcoxen and Kathy Knight, both of Belpre; several grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Knight of Cleveland; and two sisters, Marjorie Riggs of Barberton, Ohio, and Doreen Smith of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Terry; two grandchildren; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, North Parkersburg, with Rev. David Brownfield officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

D. WAYNE KNOPP

3/6/1997

D. Wayne Knopp, 70, of Williamstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1997, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born at Gay, a son of the late Harold and Charlottie Staats Knopp. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Carpenters Union Local 0899 and of VFW. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are two sons, Michael Knopp of Williamstown and Gary Knopp of Grantsville; three daughters, Janet Cooper of Goose Creek, S.C., Rebecca Kimble of Grantsville and Shari Carder of Big Bend; one brother, Lewis C. Knopp of Parkersburg; three sisters, Anna Casto of Williamstown, Wanda Buckley of Parkersburg and Ursula Myers of Columbus; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lougene Sampson Knopp, and one brother, Harold F. Knopp. Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Nolte officiating. Burial was in Evergreen North Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

6/9/1994

LOUGENE KNOPP

Lougene "Gene" Knopp, 62, of Boaz, died Saturday, June 4, 1994, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Nicut, a daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Hicks Sampson. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Mountain State Business College, and St. Joseph's School of Nursing. She had been employed by Worthington Manor Care Center. She was a member of Sand Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Delmar Wayne Knopp; two sons, Gary Knopp of Williamstown and Michael Knopp of Eutawville, S.C.; three daughters, Janet Cooper of Holly Hill, S.C., Rebecca Kimble of Grantsville, and Shari Carder of Big Bend; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Homer Sampson of Shock, Curt Sampson and Dave Sampson, both of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Hallie Mae Reider of Nicut and Ocie King of Shock.

Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

A. DEAN KNOTTS

3/13/1997

A. Dean Knotts, 69, of Cranberry Township, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 14,1997.

He was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., a son of the late William Bryan, Sr., and Eda Louise Stump Knotts.

He was a member of Holy Ghost Russian Orthodox Church, Ambridge, Pa. He was a 1944 graduate of Beaver Falls High School and a graduate of Geneva College. He was employed as a supervisor with Arco Chemical from 1944 to 1984. A former resident of West Mayfield, Darlington, and Rochester Township, Pa., he was a life member of Conway Sportsmens Club and Beaver County Conservation League, member of Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmens Club, and former member of Rochester Area Recreation Board.

Surviving are one daughter, Carol Warga of Conway, Pa.; two sons, William Knotts of Economy, Pa., and Stephen Knotts of Rochester Township; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Knotts of Patterson Heights, Pa., and Robert H. Knotts, Sr., of Mulberry, Fla.; one sister, Elizabeth Rhodes of Darlington; sister-in-law and special friend, Helen Naderinski, Fombell, Pa.; and numerous relatives in Calhoun County.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sofie Lewchenko Knotts, in 1990; a daughter, Mary Barbara Knotts, in 1964; and a brother, William Bryan Knotts, Jr., in 1948.

Services were held Feb. 17, and burial was in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Beaver Falls, Pa.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle" - 5/9/1911

MRS. ABSOLUM KNOTTS

News of the death of Mrs. A. Knotts, of Minnora, reached here early Monday morning.

Mrs. Knotts was the widow of the late Captain A. Knotts, one of the best known and highly honored and respected gentlemen our country has ever produced, and the deceased was one of the very best women the country has ever known. She was formerly a resident of Grantsville, and had a host of friends here who are sorry to hear of her death. She was nearly ninety years old and had been in poor health for some months prior to her death, which occurred at the home of Mrs. A. E. Eismon, who was the widow of her son E. C. Knotts. Interment took place at Minnora cemetery Tuesday of this week.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

CLARA KNOTTS

2/11/1999

Clara Lou Knotts, 49, of Ripley, died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, in CAMC, General Division, after a short illness.

She was the daughter of Daniel A. and Hazel Cunningham of Spencer and daughter-in-law of Charles and Geneva Fowler Knotts of Mt. Zion and Charleston. She was a homemaker, a member of Ripley Baptist Temple, and an employee of Jackson General Hospital.

Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Knotts; one son, Douglas H. Knotts at home; one daughter, Melissa L. Knotts at home; one brother, Daniel Cunningham, Jr., of Charleston; and one sister, Mary Beth Payne of Charleston.

Services were held at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EFFIE KNOTTS

1/22/1998

Effie Knotts, 81, of Ripley, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, in Eldercare of West Virginia, Ripley.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George C. and Nancy Jarvis. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sisters, Mary Offutt of Ohio, Minnie Moran of Weston and Sylvia Pursley of Ona, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Knotts.

Graveside services were held at Eventide Cemetery near Spencer, with Rev. Michael E. Hall officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


GENEVA KNOTTS

Geneva M. Fowler Knotts, 70, of Charleston, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in CAMC, Memorial Division.

She retired as chief clerk from W.Va. Tax Dept., Inheritance Tax Division, with 32 years of service. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion, and attended Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview.

Surviving are her husband, Charles H. Knotts; one son, Charles E. Knotts of Ripley; and two grandchildren.

Services were held at Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview, with Rev. Lee Swor officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


2/1/1996

ROBERT J. KNOTTS, JR.

Robert J. Knotts, Jr., 87, of Steer Creek Community, Stumptown, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996, at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Euclid, a son of the late Robert J. and Lillie M. Mace Knotts. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, Class of 1930. He was retired from White Motor Co., Cleveland, Ohio, and was a member of United Auto Workers of Cleveland. He was also a former school teacher in Calhoun County, owned and operated a car agency in Grantsville, and was a former self-employed mechanic in Grantsville. He was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and Adult Bible Class Teacher. He was a charter member of Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society and was recognized as one of the area's authorities in local history.

Surviving are his wife, Hazel Collins Knotts, whom he married in 1935; two sons, James Earl Knotts of Mineral Wells and Thomas Mark Knotts of Corning, N.Y.; one daughter, Norma Jean Shaffer of Grantsville; one brother, Walter Knotts of Massillon, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Sharon Lynn Shaffer, Norma Jean Shaffer Schroader, Carol Ann Shaffer Myers, Roberta Jo Shaffer McKee, Aleacia Jolette Knotts Peer, Christopher Jay Knotts and Adam Brett Knotts; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruby Strimple, Daisy Stump and Pansy Kanyak; three brothers, William Bryan Knotts, Russell "Dubb" Knotts and Henry E. Knotts; and two infant grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Knotts Baptist Church Cemetery, Orma.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

WALTER A. KNOTTS

2/13/1997

Walter A. Knotts, 80, of Massillon, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, in Massillon Community Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Grantsville, a son of the late Robert J. Knotts, Sr., and Lillie Mace Knotts.

He lived in Massillon most of his adult life and retired in 1981 from Massillon Spring and Rivet where he worked as a quality controller. He was an avid bingo player.

Surviving are his second wife, Betty Knotts; a daughter, Karen Smith of Navarre, Ohio; a stepson, Steven Horvath III of Massillon; two stepdaughters, Penny Henry and Stephanie Rivera, both of Massillon; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betti Knotts; three sisters, Ruby L. Strimple, Pansy Kathryn Kanyak, Daisy V. Stump; and four brothers, William Bryan Knotts, Sr., Robert J. Knotts, Jr., Russell P. 'Dubb' Knotts and Henry E. Knotts. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Services were held at Union Lawn Cemetery, Navarre, Ohio, with Rev. W. Jay Dolvin. officiating. Burial was in Union Lawn Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

BERNARD D. KUHL

5/28/1998

Bernard D. Kuhl, 56, of Normantown, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at his home following a long illness.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of Russell Kuhl of Normantown and the late Jewell Collins Kuhl. He was a 1960 graduate of Normantown High School. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. with 28 years of service. He was a farmer and member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife of 37 years, Mescal James Kuhl; one sister, Deloris Furr of Letter Gap; three brothers, Bob Kuhl of Ashland, Ohio, Bill Kuhl of Walker, and Byrle Kuhl of Barberton, Ohio.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Mark Watkins officiating, and burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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