Lutes Family Funeral Records

Submitted by Donna Criswell Mollaun.

     These records were provided by Bill Burke, Kepner Funeral Home. These people are either related to me, or married into the LUTES family. Anyone looking at these names should be able to connect the dots as parents & spouses (if any) were added.

     Dr. James Earl Spargo: He had a Parrot or some sort of bird in his office who talked. When a child had to get a shot, the bird cried.

     The Criswell-Lutes connection didn't happen until 1914 when Lillian Lutes married Russell Criswell. My Criswells are related to the Criswells from Sherrard.

Selected Entries from Kepner and/or Bodey Funeral Home in Wheeling, West Virginia

     Kepner bought Bodey Funeral Home, so some of the final arrangements were handled by Bodey in Warwood, before the name became Kepner. Warwood is a northern section of Wheeling near Brooke County, WV.

     All of the names listed here were either blood relatives of the Lutes family (Marshall & Ohio County, WV), or were in-laws of the same Lutes family.

     Greenwood Cemetery, where all listed here are buried, is located on National Road, going N.E. of downtown Wheeling toward Pennsylvania. It is a beautiful place to visit and is well maintained.

ALMA E. (LUTES) KIRSCH:
born: 2/15/1891 Taylor Ridge, Marshall County, WV
died: 11/15/1955 Springfield, Ohio
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
parents: David Alexander & Mary (Fisher) Lutes
spouse: Anthony “Tone” Kirsch

ANTHONY “TONE” KIRSCH:
born: 12/8/1895 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 6/4/1954 Springfield, Ohio
funeral home: Kepner
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: Conrad & Magdeline Kirsch
spouse: Alma E. (Lutes) Kirsch

DAVID ALEXANDER LUTES:
born: 5/13/1865 Moundsville, Marshall County, WV
died: 8/18/1955 Springfield, Ohio
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
parents: Cyrus & Louisa (Hunter) Lutes
spouse: (1)Mary Fisher (2) Minnie Kuhn (both deceased)

DAVID WALTER LUTES:
born: 9/20/1899 Wheeling, Ohio County,WV
died: 3/2/2001 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: David Alexander & Mary (Fisher) Lutes
spouse: Eleanor Schwab, deceased
notation: parents both born & married in Marshall Co., WV

ELEANOR M. LUTES:
born: 12/10/1903 Mingo Junction, Jefferson County, Ohio
died: 8/3/1989 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Ohio County, WV
parents: Edward & Mary Schwab
spouse: David Walter Lutes

EUGENE E. PRAGER:
born: 5/18/1908 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 12/15/1954 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: Walter J. & Amanda (Lutes) Prager

WALTER J. PRAGER:
born: 9/24/1888 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 9/1/1957 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: William * Sophia (Custer) Prager

WILLIAM McKINLEY LUTES:
born: 2/11/1897 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 7/10/1971 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Kepner
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: David Alexander & Mary (Fisher) Lutes
notation: parents born & married in Marshall Co., WV

DOROTHY MARY SPARGO:
born: 11/13/1915 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 8/3/2000 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: Walter and Amanda (Lutes) Prager
spouse: Dr. James Earl Spargo, deceased

JAMES EARL SPARGO II:
born: 10/11/1886 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 9/21/1954 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: James Earl & Nettie Bell (Clark) Spargo

DR. JAMES EARL SPARGO III:
born: 4/19/1913 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 5/24/1971 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: James Earl & Jenny May (Evans) Spargo II
spouse: Dorothy Mary Prager

JACQUELINE E. SPARGO:
born: 4/20/1941 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 8/7/1952 North Platte, Nebraska (car accident)
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: Dr. James Earl Spargo III & Dorothy Mary Prager

JENNY MAE (EVANS) SPARGO:
born: 5/1/1888 Allegheny County, PA
died: 9/18/1973 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: Samuel & Mary Jane (Stewart) Evans
spouse: James Earl Spargo II

JODY E. SPARGO:
born: 12/25/1943 Wheeling, Ohio County, WV
died: 8/7/1952 North Platte, Nebraska (car accident)
funeral home: Bodey
cemetery: Greenwood, Wheeling, WV
parents: Dr. James Earl Spargo & Dorothy Mary Prager

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