"V" Obituaries   
 


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JEFF VANDALE, SR.

11/27/1997

Jeff Vandale, Sr., 71, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997, at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late William and Ivy Mahan Vandale. He was a retired farmer and a former teamster in the timber industry.

Surviving are his wife, Frances R. Boggs Vandale of Spencer; two daughters, Barbara Ann Vandale and Sheila Jean Vandale, both of Spencer; one son, Jeffie Vandale, Jr., of Spencer; one stepdaughter, Twila Mae Montgomery of Spencer; three stepsons, Chester Hart of Billings, Mont., Charles Hart of Shenandoah, Va., and Ronald Hart of Arnoldsburg; two sisters, Helen Savage of Pomeroy and Delores Ray Strickland of Palmetto, Ga.; one brother, Fred Vandale of Spencer; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Vandale and Delbert Ray Vandale; and one sister, Pearl Sisson.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Timothy Bess officiating. Burial was in Snyder Cemetery, Wirt County.

Memorials may be made to Jeff Vandale Sr. Memorial Fund, c/o Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, 206 Beauty St., Spencer, WV 25276.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

5/11/1995

WILLIAM VANDALE

William "Bill" Vandale, 97, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 5, 1995, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born in Roane County, a son of the late Len and Rosie Sakill Vandale. He was a farmer, a former teamster in the timber industry and a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Wise Vandale; eight daughters, Madeline Goff of Parkersburg, Sally Goff and Bonnie Vandale, both of Spencer, Linda Kay Vandale and Barbara Norman, both of Grantsville, Corine Stottsbury of Caldwell, Helen Savage of Pomeroy, and Deloris Vandale, address unknown; five sons, Jeff Vandale and Fred Vandale, both of Spencer, Tommy Vandale and Jimmy Vandale, both of Grantsville, and Edward Vandale of Parkersburg; 32 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Hoden Chapel Church Cemetery, Roane County.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

DONALD VANHORN

9/9/1999

Donald O. VanHorn, 71, of Spencer, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Pearl Hathaway VanHorn of Big Springs and the late Leavy O. VanHorn. He was a general supervisor for Roane County Board of Education and was previously a teacher and principal with over 36 years of service. He was a member of Moriah Lodge #38, AF&AM, Spencer, and Spencer Baptist Temple, and was a graduate of Glenville State College and West Virginia University.

Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Bartlett VanHorn; one son, Steven VanHorn of Morgantown; one brother, Earl T. VanHorn of St. Louis, Mo.; and one granddaughter, Olivia Michelle VanHorn. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Spencer Baptist Temple, with Rev. Kevin Randolph and Rev. Garry Bowen officiating, and burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Mountaineer Athletic Club, P.O. Box 0877, Morgantown, WV 26507, or Spencer Baptist Temple, Clay Rt., Box 8, Spencer, WV 25276.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 9 March 2000

ERNEST VANHORN

Ernest F. Vanhorn, 75, of Glenville, died Thursday, Mar. 2, 2000, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Ted and Tressie Nicholas Vanhorn.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired employee of W.Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda K. Vanhorn and Darlene Vanhorn, both of Glenville, and Charlene Vanhorn of Flatwoods; two brothers, Edsel Vanhorn of Tuscumbia, Ala., and James Vanhorn of Grantsville; one sister, Delma Thompson of Sistersville; and one grandchild, Rachel Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Vanhorn.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Evangelist Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 22 April 1999

DELBERT VANNOY

Delbert Vannoy, 81, of Koppel, Pa., died Wednesday, Apr. 14,1999.

He was the son of the late Odus and Ethel Barr Vannoy. He retired from B&W Tube Mill.

Surviving are his wife; one son; five sisters, Pauline Dobbins and Ruth Raybuck, both of Beaver Falls, Pa., Waneta Sturms of Grantsville, Virginia King of Orma and Wilma Freed of Cleveland, Ohio; two brothers, Emanuel Vannoy of Grantsville and Hale Vannoy of Columbus, Ga.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Campbell's Funeral Home, Beaver Falls, with Rev. George Nogel officiating. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Beaver Falls, with military services.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/16/1995

GERALDINE VANNOY

Geraldine Vannoy, 65, of Hillcrest Nursing Home, Washington Court House, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995, after an extended illness.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late Willis R. and Charity Sue Davis Vannoy. She was employed at Yonkers Sewing Factory and Misty Manufacturing for over 20 years. She was a 1949 graduate of Calhoun County High School and attended Salem College. She was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Larry Allen Vannoy of Parkersburg; one brother, Glen Vannoy of Cleveland; and one sister, Wilma Marene Vannoy of San Diego, Calif.

Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Alfred Hall officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/29/1996

JOANNA L. VANNOY

Joanna L. Vannoy, 80, of Whited Drive, Vienna, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 1996, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late German Clarence and Mary Etta Snyder Butcher. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Nursing School and a retired reconsideration examiner for the Social Security Administration. She was a former member of the United Brethren Church and attended Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Gilmer County.

She was a past president of the Calhoun Historical Society, and served as archivist for many years. She and her husband, Forrest Vannoy, contributed many books of area history and genealogy to the Calhoun County Library.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Forrest B. Vannoy; one sister, Beauna Leitch of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters; and three brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. Keith Miles officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen South Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 October 1999

LELAH VANNOY

Lelah G. Vannoy, 92, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Robert F. and Amanda Mathews Bennett. She was a lifelong member of Rush Run Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Russell Vannoy and Bill Vannoy of Belpre and Richard Vannoy of Guysville, Ohio; one daughter, Janice Brownfield of Vincent, Ohio; one sister, Ina Hannah of Grantsville; 15 grandchildren, including Mark Ball, whom she raised and who resided wth her throughout her life; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Vannoy, Sr.; two daughters, Carley Ruble and Carolyn Ball; one sister, Oleta Bennett; and one grandson, Steve Vannoy.

Graveside services were held at Rockland Cemetery, Belpre, with Rev. Mark Eaton officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

12/8/1994

LEO VANNOY

Leo Vannoy, 73, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 1994, in Morgantown after an extended illness.

He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Alvin H. and Murhl Sharp Vannoy. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Rush Run Baptist Church near Stumptown. Surviving are one sister, Gladys Vannoy Bond of Lehigh, Fla.; one niece, Judith B. Morris of Morgantown; and one nephew, Robert E. Bond of North Cocoa, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mattie Sharp Vannoy.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Sylvester Stump Cemetery, near Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

9/26/1996

MADGE VANNOY

Madge Moore Vannoy, 80, of Amber Lane, S.C., died Sunday, Sept. 22, 1996, at her residence following an illness.

She was born in Normantown, a daughter of the late O.D. and Emma Hardman Moore. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, and taught in Gilmer County school system. She was a graduate of Glenville State College.

Surviving are her husband, Noble F. Vannoy of Galivants Ferry, S.C.; three daughters, Terry Johnson of Chester, S.C., Kathy McCracken of Galivants Ferry and Cindy Martin of Aynor, S.C.; one brother, Albert Moore of Glenville; three sisters, Lillie Meadows of Ripley, Flora Frame of Normantown and Murl Ferrell of Elyria, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Mt. Trolly Freewill Baptist Church, S.C.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/18/1996

MARTHA VANNOY

Martha Stump Vannoy, 88, of Stumptown, died Saturday, April 13, 1996, at Parkview Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Frank and Emily Gherke Stump. She was the 1970 Calhoun County Belle, a member of Rush Run Homemaker's Extension Club and Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are two sons, Frank Vannoy of Reedy and John Vannoy of Mineral Wells; two daughters, Emma Moss of Normantown and Arena Alice Hargis of Huntington; one sister, Mary M. Stump of Glenville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Von B. Vannoy; and two sisters, Georgia McCartney and Stella Mace Hardman.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Rush Run Baptist Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Sylvester Stump Cemetery, Stumptown.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 3 February 2000

NOBLE FOSTER VANNOY

Noble Foster Vannoy, 84, of Galivants Ferry, S.C., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, in Chester County Hospital.

He was born in Gilmer County, the son of the late Foster and Nora Belle Blackshire Vannoy. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War If and a 50-year member of Eureka Masonic Lodge, Grantsville. He was also a member of Scottish Rite Lodge, Parkersburg, and Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown.

Surviving are three daughters, Terry Johnson of Chester, S.C., Kathy McCracken of Gallivants Ferry and Cindy Martin of Aynor, S.C.; one brother, Ardell Vannoy of Parkersburg; nine grand-children; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge Moore Vannoy.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., in Mt. Trolley Freewill Baptist Church, Galivants Ferry, and burial with Masonic Rites in the church cemetery, with Goldfinch Funeral Home in charge of services.

(Larry Heffner)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

ROBERT W. VANNOY

11/5/1998

Robert W. Vannoy, 47, of Mineral Wells, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Darrell J. Vannoy and Anna Elizabeth Rosenfelt Vannoy. He was a life member of Mineral Wells VFW Post 5575, a 20-year member of National Guard Post 10, 92nd Engineering Battalion, and a Vietnam veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Sharon Little Vannoy; one daughter, Sheila Travis of Mineral Wells; one son, Matt Vannoy of Mineral Wells; one brother, David Vannoy of Mt. Zion; one sister, Rebecca Vannoy of Parkersburg; and one grandson, Kennedy Travis of Mineral Wells.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jack Harris and Chaplain Bruce Reed officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown, with military rites by National Guard Unit 10, 92nd Engineering Battalion.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


11/14/1996

KATHLEEN VANSCOY

Kathleen M. Kady VanScoy, 79, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, at her residence.

She was born near Pennsboro, a daughter of the late James Wesley and Iva A. Denning Whaley. She was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Human Services after 14 years as a social worker in Calhoun, Ritchie, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Hancock counties. She was a member of Rt. 1 Homemakers Club and Pennsboro Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Shelby M. VanScoy; two daughters, Kay Linville of Pennsboro and Vickie Robinson of Ravenswood; two sisters, Helen Meredith of Weirton and Mildred McDonnell of Southside, Ala.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, James W. Whaley, Jr.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Church of Christ, Pennsboro, with Evangelist John Tenney and Evangelist Terry Jones officiating, and burial in Church of Christ Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

JOSHUA VARDA

4/1/1999

Joshua Nathaniel Varda, 20, of Spencer, died Saturday, Mar. 27, 1999, at his home.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of John and Debbie Houchin Varda of Spencer. He was a graduate of Roane County High School, was employed by McIntosh Hardware, Furniture and Appliance, Spencer, and was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and Roane County Country Club.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Sarah Varda; one brother, Andrew Varda; maternal grandparents, Billy and Wanda Houchin of Arnoldsburg; and paternal grandparents, Benny and June Vandale Varda of Spencer.

Mass of Christian Resurrection was held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, with Father Don Tranel officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

8/11/1994

ELIZABETH J. VASQUEZ

Elizabeth (Liz) Vasquez, 47, of Ontario, Calif., died Sunday, July 31, 1994, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born Mar. 21, 1947, at Altizer, a daughter of Eulia Rader and the late James Coy Rader. She is survived by her husband, Trent Vasquez; one daughter, Ronnette, at home; two sons, Brent, at home, and Trent, Jr., of Akron, Ohio; mother, Eulia Rader of Grantsville; two sisters, Judy Norris of Grantsville, and Jean Norris of Barberton, Ohio; six brothers, Charles Rader of Barberton, Robert Rader of Glenville, Homer Rader of Norton, Ohio, Tom Rader of Annamoriah, James R. Rader of Colton, Calif., and Russ Rader of El Monte, Calif.; and one grandson, Matthew Allen Vasquez of Ontario.

She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Chino, Calif.

She was cremated and her ashes were returned to her home, where a private memorial service was held.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

ELVA V. VAUGHAN

5/15/1997

Elva V. Vaughan, 79, of Grantsville, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at the residence of her daughter in Dunbar.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Letha Kimble Wright. She attended Glenville State College and was an active civic leader in Grantsville. She was instrumental in the development of Bramblewood Village and Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was a charter member of Calhoun General Hospital Auxiliary, member of Grantsville Civic Club and former officer in Grantsville Chapter of American Red Cross. She contributed to the recruitment of many physicians into the Grantsville community. She and her husband were honored by having Vaughan Road named after them. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Grantsville.

Surviving are one son, J. Michael Vaughan of Williamstown; three daughters, Caroline Charonko of Charleston, Susan Vaughan of Dunbar and Jeannie Tanner of Vienna; two sisters, Leota Yoak of Titusville, Fla., and Norita Ballato of Follansbee; one brother, Loyd T. Wright of Fleming; two half-brothers, John Wright of Lynnhurst, Ohio, and David Wright of East Lake, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Vaughan; and one daughter, Patricia Boyd.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Taylor officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

EMMA VAUGHAN

11/13/1997

Emma Ella Vaughan, 91, of Dundalk, Md., died Thursday, Nov. 6, 1997, in Johns-Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after an extended illness.

She was born at Frozen, a daughter of the late William (Buddy) Anderson and Cynthia Elizabeth Cox Hunt. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Teresa King of Dundalk, with whom she made her home; one sister, Gladys Parsons of Mercer, Pa.; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Vaughan; three sons, Charles King, Wesley Arnold, and Ray Downey; and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services were conducted at Orma Cemetery with Rev. Donald D. Dawson officiating.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

11/9/1995

LLOYD C. VAUGHAN

Lloyd Crowley Vaughan, 82, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 1995, at his daughter's residence in Dunbar after an extended illness.

He was born in Bolivar, Tenn., a son of the late William C. and Margaret Crowley Vaughan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received his bachelor's degree in agriculture from University of Tennessee and master's degree in agriculture from West Virginia University. He taught vocational agriculture at Calhoun County High School for 22 years and served as the county's assistant superintendent of schools for 11 years. He established a housing development near Grantsville at Pleasant Hill that includes the senior citizens facility Bramblewood Village. The State of West Virginia named Vaughan Road Community in his honor. He was a former Calhoun County commissioner and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Elva Wright Vaughan; one son, J. Michael Vaughan of Williamstown; three daughters, Susan Vaughan of Dunbar, Caroline Charonko of Charleston and Jeannie Tanner of Vienna; one sister, Elizabeth Clark of Ontario, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Boyd; four brothers; and four sisters. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. William Taylor officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials preferred to Calhoun County High School Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 142, Grantsville, WV 26147.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"The Calhoun Chronicle"

EMMA G. VILLERS

7/2/1998

Emma G. Villers, 103, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at her residence.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Pulaskia and Hopie Morgan Whytsell. She was Wirt County's oldest resident. She owned and operated Villers Personal Care Home, Elizabeth, for more than 50 years. She also owned and operated Lockney Boarding House in Gilmer County for many years. She was a long time member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, farm life, and pets.

Surviving are one son, Harold D. Villers of Elizabeth; two daughters, June (Dolly) Roberts of Parkersburg and Gertrude Robey of Vienna; two grandsons whom she raised, Robert Villers of Elizabeth and Tom Villers of Branson, Missouri; one half sister, Olive Snider of Canton, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grand-children; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Villers, in 1980; five sons, Ernest Villers, Russell Villers, Eugene Villers, John (Dick) Villers, Jr., and Earl (Bert) Villers; one daughter, Geraldine Villers; one grandson whom she raised, Ernest (Buddy) Villers; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark McCloy and Rev. Lewis Villers officiating, and burial in Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Elizabeth. Visitation at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, is after 9 a.m., Thursday, and 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, and at the church, 1 to 2 p.m., Friday.

In lieu of other memorials, donations may be made to Elizabeth Cemetery Association, c/o Busch Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, WV 26143.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - April 29, 1999

WILLIAM VINCENT

William R. "Bill" Vincent, 53, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Apr. 16, 1999.

He was born in West Virginia and resided most of his life in the Akron area. He was a self-employed auto mechanic.

Surviving are his mother, Edna Vincent of Orlando, Fla.; one son, Ronald of Meigs County; one daughter, LaVonne Vincent of Akron; five grandchildren, Alisa, Ty, Ronald, Kaitlyn and Randy; one brother, Nelson Vincent of Orlando; five sisters, Phyllis Simmons of Akron, Mary Taylor and Cathy Quiroscbrera, both of Orlando, and Joyce Wonn and Sue Vincent, both of Sarasota, Fla.; and a girlfriend, Barbara Gump of Akron.

Services were held at Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, and services were also held and burial was in Lamb Cemetery, near Chloe.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/4/1996

MATTIE VINEYARD

Mattie Starcher Carper Vineyard, 84, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Mar. 30, 1996, at Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, a daughter of the late James Yancy and Myrtle Westfall Starcher.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and Glenville State College and earned a master's degree from West Virginia University. She was a curriculum supervisor for Calhoun County schools and a retired teacher with 37 years of service in Clay, Roane and Calhoun counties. She was a member of National Education Association and Calhoun County Education Association, and was a former member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma society. She was active in Community Action, Arnoldsburg, and a member of Knotts Baptist Church, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are her husband, Hoy M. Vineyard; two sons, Randal Kent Carper of Ashland, Ken., and Tommy Vernon Carper of Big Bend; one sister, Fae Cox of Millstone; one brother, Eugene Starcher of Frostproof, Fla.; one foster brother, Charles Knotts of Bickmore; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon Q. Carper, and one brother, Seldon Starcher.

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

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - Grantsville, WV

4/14/1994

ESTELLA V. VIRDEN

Estella V. Virden, 94, of Belmont, died Thursday, April 7, 1994, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Hebron, a daughter of the late Simeon Deck and Florence McKibben Snyder. She was Valedictorian of St. Marys High School, Class of 1918, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. She served as Circuit Clerk of Pleasants County for eight years during the 1940's. She was a member of the Macabees, and St. Marys United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Roy Joseph Virden, Jr., of Grantsville, and Jean Snyder Virden of Lancaster, Ohio; one daughter, Linda V. Gault of Belmont; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy J. Virden, in 1976; four sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial was in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

(Norma Knotts Shaffer)


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