Marshall County Obituaries
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BAGULEY, S. A.

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
January 9, 1914

Mrs. S. A. Baguley died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. G. Newland in Baileyville, Kan., on November 29, 1914. Mrs. Baguley was born and raised at Pleasant Valley in Marshall County, W. Va., and was a sister of the late John and Thomas Smart of Pomona, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Caroline McNabb of Bellaire, Ohio. She moved to Baileyville in 1885 and has since made that place her home. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church at that place. She was laid to rest in the Sabetha Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 8 OCT 1954

CLARENCE C. BAKER

Clarence C Baker, 80 of Glendale Heights died in Glendale hospital this morning at 10:10 o'clock. He fell in his home on September 25th.

Mr Baker was a son of the late Samuel and Jane Neff Baker and was born March 11, 1875. Surviving are two sons, Vincent of Moundsville, and Donald at home; three daughters, Miss Ann Merle Baker at home, Mrs Mildred Yoho at home and Mrs Nancy McCracken of Moundsville, and one brother Ross Baker of Glendale Heights. His wife died Dec 15, 1953.

He was a member of Glendale Methodist church.

The body is at Grisells pending funeral arrangements.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


EDWIN J. BAKER

Source: No newspaper name, but probably “Laclede Blade”, Laclede, Missouri, March 1951

Edwin J. Baker, 83, died suddenly Saturday evening at the home of his son, Howard Baker, near Laclede. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Wright Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Paul Barton. Burial was in Laclede. Mr. Baker was born February 29, 1868 near Moundsville, West Virginia. His family came to Missouri when he was a young man and the rest of his life was spent in the community near Forker. He was married February 24, 1896 to Estella Lomax, who died in 1941. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edith Test, Kansas City, Missouri; two sons, Harold Baker of Brookfield, Missouri and Howard Baker of Laclede; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Shipley, Kirkland, Washington and Mrs. Josephine Hitchcock of Ritzville, Washington; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Note: Per Mr. Baker’s Death Certificate, he died March 10, 1951 at Jefferson Twp, Laclede (rural), Linn County, Missouri. Occupation listed as “farmer.” He was buried in the Laclede Cemetery in Laclede, Missouri.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


EUGENE B. BAKER

Source: No newspaper name, but probably “Laclede Blade” from Laclede, Missouri, January 1928

Eugene B. Baker, a former resident of near Forker died at the home of his son, L. N. Baker at Astoria, Oregon, on January 19, 1928, at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 14 days. Mr. Baker was a native of West Virginia, being a descendant of two of the oldest families of Virginia and Ohio. He left West Virginia in 1884, came west to Missouri where he lived for several years on a farm, one mile east of Forker, this county, known as the old Smith farm. From there he moved in the year 1896 to the southern part of the state where he lived until the year 1902, going from there to Spokane, Washington. Residing there until about four years ago, when he went to live with his son in Astoria, Oregon, where he died. Mr. Baker leaves a widow, Rebecca Jane, four sons and three daughters: Edwin J. Baker, Sumner, Missouri; Sam C. Baker and Eugene B. Baker, Spokane; Lewis N. Baker, Astoria; Mrs. Clara V. Coons, Spokane; Mrs. Carrie B. Shipley, Ritzville, Washington; and Mrs. Paul Hitchcock, St. Paul, Minnesota. Besides his immediate family he leaves 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, with scores of friends and acquaintances to mourn his departure. The remains were taken to Spokane, Washington, where they were laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Baker was for many years a reader of the “Laclede Blade”, and always looked forward to the time when he would receive the next issue. Through the “Blade” he was able to keep abreast with all the latest news and doings of all he knew in Laclede and vicinity.

Note: Per Mr. Baker’s Death Certificate filed in Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon, he died January 20, 1928, aged 82 years, 4 months and 5 days. He was born September 15, 1845 in Marshall County, (West) Virginia, son of Samuel P. Baker. Mr. Baker’s occupation was “Rancher.”

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 7 MAY 1940

JAMES BAKER

James Baker of Games ridge, aged 64 years died in Glendale hospital at 6 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness.

Mr Baker is survived by his wife Eunice Baker, three sons, Clarence and Archie of Roberts ridge, and Elmer at home; three daughters, Mrs Carrie Wilkinson, Mrs Grace Holmes, Mrs Ethel Robinson all of Moundsville; two brothers, Joe Baker of Roberts, and John Baker of Piedmont, OH; five sisters, Mrs Frank Roberts of Roberts ridge, Mrs Lina Richmond of Cameron, Mrs Betty Wellman of Bowman ridge, Mrs Anna O'Neil, Mrs Charles Pettit of Moundsville.

The body is at the Lutes funeral home pending further arrangements.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, 12 APR 1965

MARY L. BAKER

Mrs Mary L Baker, 86, of 1313 Ruby street, died at 9:30 pm, Saturday. She was born in Marshall county, Oct 23, 1878, daughter of David and Rebecca Altop Gorby. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W Baker, in 1950.

Surviving are three sons, Roy and Otha, both of Roberts Ridge, and Floyd of Taylors Ridge; two daughters, Mrs Ollie Wilson of Moundsville and Mrs Opal Williams of Blairs Ridge; a brother, William Gorby of Moundsville; three sisters, Mrs Stella Taylor, Mrs Allie Darrah and Mrs Rose Taylor, all of Moundsville; seven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Lutes funeral home, where services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm, with Rev Paul Hill, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MARY DELLA BAKER

Baker, Mary Della, 96, of Moundsville, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital Glendale. She was a dietician for the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, and a member of the Bowman Ridge Methodist Church, Glen Easton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, a son, Baby Boy Baker, her parents, Silas and Martina Holmes Cunningham; two brothers, Earl and Edward Cunningham, a granddaughter, Tammy Baker Dean. Surviving are two sons, Clarence Elwood and his wife, Mary E.; Meryl "Jake" and his wife, Roxie, both of Moundsville, a brother, Herbert A. Cunningham of Moundsville, seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; seven great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9pm today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance, 118 Grant ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 1 pm Saturday. Interment in Bowman Ridge Methodist Cemetery, Glen Easton.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Parkersburg News March 19, 2004

Leland Lee Baker

WAVERLY - Leland Lee Baker, 61, of Waverly, formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord March 17, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born March 13, 2004 [error - 1943], in Glendale, W.Va., a son of the late Harry W. and Lela Wellman Baker. He retired Dec. 31, 1998, after 15 years of service with Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich., as a lab supervisor. He was a member of the Beechwood Heights Church of Christ, where he served as deacon. He was a member of the Sportsman Club of Parkersburg, the Pleasants County Humane Society and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1966. While living in Wheelersburg, Ohio, he was a member of Central Church of Christ and served as deacon in Portsmouth, Ohio; worked with the youth at the church; was vice president of the Little League Association of Wheelersburg; was president of the PTO; and chairman of the school carnival for Wheelersburg Elementary. Lee loved hunting and the outdoors as well as water rafting and camping with his friends at Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Sue Boggs Baker, whom he married May 11, 1963, at the Moundsville United Methodist Church; one son, Clint Baker of College Station, Texas; one daughter, Cynthia Hudson and her husband, Darrell, of Liberty, Mo.; two grandsons, Andrew Baker of College Station and Derek Hudson of Liberty, Mo.; and one brother, William Baker of Moundsville, W.Va.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Baker.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with Gary Wackler officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Cemetery Roane County. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Beechwood Heights Church of Christ Haiti Missions or the Pleasants County Humane Society.

Submitted by Gerald Bills.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Feb 2, 2009

BAKER, Merl W. "Jake," 80 of Moundsville, WV, died Sunday, February 1, 2009 in Cameron Continuous Care Center.

He was born March 11, 1928 in Marshall County.

Merl was retired from the former Fostoria Glass Co.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Mary Cunningham Baker; his wife Roxie Baker in 2002; one daughter Tammy Dean and one grandson Dusty Dean.

Surviving are three sons David (Debbie) Baker, Randy and John (Belinda) Baker; two daughters Patty (Dale) McClintock and Debbie (Danny) Tomblin and one brother Clarence E. (Mary) Baker, all of Moundsville; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1109 Second St., Moundsville, WV on Tuesday, February 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Smith officiating.

Interment in the Wolf Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Cameron


Oran V. Baker

BAKER, Oran V. “Jack,” 87, of Pine Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, June 15, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

He was born August 29, 1918 in Silver Hill, W.Va., Macedonia Ridge, Wetzel County, the son of the late Eneas P. and Myrtle Taylor Baber Baker.

He was a WWII Marine Corps. veteran, having served in the South Pacific and China; a long time business man of Jefferson Avenue, having been the owner/operator of the former Baker’s Jewelry from 1952 until 1980; and a broker of Baker’s Real Estate since 1964. He was a former Marshall County Commissioner and Councilman; past president of Moundsville Chamber of Commerce, having served three terms; a member of Moundsville Country Club; Wheeling Auto Club; Earl Francis Post No. 3 American Legion; VFW No. 437; Disabled Veterans of Marshall County No. 15; B.P.O. Elks No. 282; Loyal Order of Moose No. 1087; F.O. Eagles No. 499; Independent Order of Odd Fellows Wheeling Lodge No. 9; Knights of Pythias Little Prince Lodge No. 79; Moundsville Honor Guard, where he served as bugler; and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

Jack was a stand-in for Mike Keller, “Steve the Killer” and dressed for Bill Windon “The Drummer” when the movie, “Fools Parade” was filmed here in Moundsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willa D. Morris Baker; two daughters, Shirlene Robinson Baker and Camelia A. “Cami” Baker; a grandson, Joel “Mole” Robinson; two sisters, Daphne Miller and Shirley; and three brothers, Paul, Clyde and Glenn Baker.

Survivors include a sister, Martha Neely of Barberton, Ohio; a granddaughter, Lisa (Chester) Sabotka of Moundsville; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundville, where Knights of Pythias services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and funeral services will be held Saturday at 11a.m. with the Rev. Debra Dague officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 1601 First Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.


News-Register, Wheeling, WV - Monday, January 12, 2004

BAKER, Paul E., 80, formerly of Wesley Park, Moundsville, died Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 16, 1923 in Moundsville, the son of the late Joseph and Minnie Whitescarver Baker.

He was retired employee from the Fostoria Glass Company and Mitchell’s Restaurant and member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Mary Furbee, Pauline Baker, Anna Looman, Alice Hall, Elizabeth Londress, and Ruth Garcia.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews including Diana (Barry) Grecoe of New Hampshire, Daniel (Gloria) Furbee of Atlanta, Ga., Larry Furbee of Bellaire, Ohio, Kenny (Joyce) Looman of Mingo Junction, Sandye (Jim) Yoho of Moundsville, Clara (Sissy) Hooper of Mingo Junction, and Charles (Betty) Looman of Mingo Junction.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville where Rosary Devotions will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, October 27, 2008

ROBERT FREDRICK BAKER

BAKER, Robert Fredrick, 76, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, October 25, 2008, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

Born in Moundsville, on November 23, 1931, Robert was the son of the late Nicholas and Grace Young Baker.

He was a retired employee of PPG Industries; and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Robert was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a past Grand Knight and a District Deputy; Moundsville Elks; Moundsville Lions; American Legion; and the John Marshall High School Boosters. He enjoyed John Marshall sports, serving as a track official for more than 40 years. His SSAC certification allowed him to officiate throughout the upper Ohio Valley and the State of WV. Robert was a charter member and Chairman of the Moundsville Recreation Commission which oversaw the renovation and development of the Valley Fork Park and Ballfields, Sam Shaw Fitness Trail and Four Seasons Swimming Pool. He was the Treasurer of the Marshall County Democratic Executive Committee; and was a member of the Peppers Coffee Club.

Surviving are his wife, Rae S. Wilson Baker; four sons, R. Michael Baker of Wheeling, W.Va., John D. Baker of Moundsville, Mark S. Baker and his wife, Karen, of Moundsville, and Christopher P. Baker of Austin, Texas; his grandson, Alex S. Baker of Morgantown, W.Va.; one sister, Martha McMahon and her husband, Donald, of Moundsville.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, on Monday, October 27, 2008, from 6-8 p.m., and on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Final arrangements are incomplete.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1221A Ohio Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064 or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 7th and Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, August 19, 2002

ROXIE BAKER SERVICE HELD

Roxie P. Dunn Baker, 62, of RD 1, Moundsville, died Friday, August 16, 2002, in Wheeling Hospital. She was born November 7, 1939, at Wolf Run, Marshall County, daughter of Raymond and Marie Bungard Dunn. She was a member of Wolf Run Baptist Church, Cameron. She attended Pleasant Valley united Methodist Church, Pleasant Valley. She was a former employee of the Buckheimer's Leather Company of Cameron; a caregiver of children in the local area.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Tammy Dean; two brothers, Forrest and Paul Dunn; and a sister, Colleen Horr.

Surviving are her husband, Merl "Jake" Baker; three sons, David Baker (Debbie), John Baker (Belinda), and Randy Baker, all of Moundsville; two daughters, Patty McClintock (Dale), Debbie Tomblin (Danny), all of Moundsville; four brothers, Arthur Noel Dunn (Dorothy) of Moundsville, Edgar Danny Dunn (Donna) of Cameron, Leo Dunn and Robert Dunn (Cindy), all of Wheeling; two sisters, Dorothy Clara Sanderson (Glen) of Concrete, WA, Dorothy Marie Chambers (Harrison) of Wheeling; 13 grandchildren; 12 great?grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.

Friends were received 2?4 and 6?8 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville. Friends were received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Wolf Run Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ray Klages and the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment in Wolf Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wolf Run Baptist Church, Cameron, WV 26033.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, 5 SEP 1950

T. C. BAKER

Tragedy marred the holiday weekend in Marshall county yesterday when T C Baker, 75, of Birch Ridge, died of accidental drowning although no other mishaps were reported in the area.

Baker a retired farmer and life long resident of the Woodlands area, was found drowned yesterday noon in Fish Creek near the Woodlands bridge after having been missing from his home since Saturday.

The body was recovered by an unidentified youth who saw it floating in the water near the creek bank. A verdict of accidental drowning was returned by Coroner J Frank Brannen.

Deputies at the sheriffs office who investigated the mishap said that Baker had apparently fallen into the creek. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs Leota Baker and a daughter, Mrs Beulah Franklin of Birch ridge; and one son S L Baker of Woodlands.

Private services will be conducted in the Grisell funeral home tomorrow and Rev G H Langdon, pastor of the Moundsville circuit, will officiate. Interment will be in New Martinsville.

Mr Baker was born February 1, 1875 at Woodlands, son of the late James R and Elizabeth Burch Baker.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


THEODORE BAKER

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Friday, April 29, 1892

Died, at his residence near Sherrard, on the 22nd, at 5 o’clock p.m., Theodore Baker, in the 65th year of his age. Mr. Baker was a lineal descendant of two of the oldest families of Marshall County. He was a son of the late Samuel P. Baker and a grandson of Henry Baker, who was well known in the pioneer history of the upper Ohio alley. His great-grandfather, on his mother’s side, Joseph Tomlinson, was the first settler on the flats of Grave Creek, now Moundsville. He was born at Moundsville and spent the days of his early youth at this place. When a young man, he went to California and spent several years in the early history of that state. On his return he settled at Glen Dale, and until a year before his death, was a resident of that place. In his death, Marshall County loses one of her most respected citizens. He was well and favorably known throughout the county, and was a living evidence of God’s noblest handiwork---he was “an honest man, and an honest man is the noblest work of God.” In religious faith he was a Baptist; but his mind was too broad to be circumscribed by sectarian creed, and his life was devoted to the practice of those Christian virtues that commanded the respect of all who knew him. Whilst he leaves a host of sorrowing friends, he was without an enemy, and all may say who speak of him, “indeed he was a man.” His bereaved and sorrowing family has the heartfelt sympathy of all, and may be comforted with the reflection and hope that when his eyes closed on the receding world, he heard the waves breaking on the further shore, and felt on his wasted brow the cooling breath of eternal morning.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


ROY BALDERSON

Balderson, Roy W. Sr., 86, of Benwood WV, died Friday, July 9, 2004 in Mound View Health Care.

He was born September 23, 1917 in Benwood, a son of the late George and Rebecca McKnight Balderson.

He was a former employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, a Marine veteran of WWII, a member of the Benwood American Legion Blake Brothers Post #46 and the Benwood VFW.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Roy W. “Bill” Balderson Jr., two grandsons, Scott Evans and Christopher Lavender, two brothers, Harold and Fred Balderson, three sisters, Olive Leasure, Nellie Callisie, Marie Parsons, a son-in-law, John Lavender Jr. Surviving is two daughters, Kathleen Lavender Pazyk and husband Stan of Glen Dale, WV; Georgetta L. Ledbetter of Moundsville, WV; seven grandchildren, Mark, Brian and Billie Jo Balderson, Kari Stillion, Greg Lavender, Kristen Lucas and Mary Beth Lavender, daughter-in-law, Jane Balderson of Moundsville; seven great grandchildren, one great grand child.

Friends received 6-8 pm. Sunday and 10:00 am until time of the service at 11:00 am Monday, July 12, 2004 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St, McMechen, with the Rev. Ronan Deegan T.O.R. officiating. Benwood Legion Blake Brothers services 7:00 pm. Sunday.

Interment with military graveside services in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Xavier Church Renovation Fund, 610 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041.


Joseph C. Balgo

BALGO, Joseph C., 88, formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, January 4, 2007 in Arbors at Marietta, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born July 25, 1918 in Benwood, W.Va., the son of the late John and Bertha Cermak Balgo.

He was a retired employee from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel; a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; a 25-year member of the Marshall County Umpire Association; coached football and basketball at St. Francis; coached Peewee baseball for the K of C; and coached girls softball.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn; two sisters, Louise Mason and Fran Zimmerman; an infant sister, Emma; a brother, Bob Balgo; and a great-grandchild, Jesse Balgo.

Survivors include a son, Bob (Judy) Balgo of Moundsville; four grandchildren, Jeff (Ann) Balgo of Fla., Dr. Troy (Deedra) Balgo of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Daniel “Moose” (Dee) Balgo and Brian (Jacqui) Balgo, all of Florida; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Balgo of Moundsville; three sisters, Genny Balgo, Rose Peters and Virginia Valerio, all of Fla.; and special friend, Margaret.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from Noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where Rosary Devotions will be recited at 7 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Fr. Ronan Deegan as celebrant.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marshall County Animal Shelter, RD No. 5, Box 210, Moundsville, WV 26041.


Mary Alice Balgo

BALGO, Mary Alice Dankmer, 83, of Glen Dale, W.Va., died Saturday, July 1, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born May 20, 1923 in Moundsville, W.Va, a daughter of the late Fred, Sr. and Mary Blake Dankmer. Mrs. Balgo was a homemaker; and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen M. Balgo, Sr.; a son, Stephen Balgo, Jr..; three brothers, Fred Dankmer, Jr., Parry Dankmer, and Henry Dankmer; three sisters, Louisa Dankmer, Emma Jean Horvat, and Ruth Huntsman.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006 with the Rev. Tim Wilt officiating.

Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 13, Glen Dale WV, 26038.


Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - August 30, 2001

ALFRED BANE

Alfred Bane, 96, Moorefield, W.Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at St. Anne's Nursing Home in Aliquippa, Pa.

Mr. Bane was born Oct. 10, 1904, in Marshall County, W.Va., and was the son of the late Charlie and Dessie Huwitt Bane. He was a self-employed trucker most of his life.His wife, Marjorie Fisher Wilson Bane, died July 1, 2001.

He is survived by a stepson, Steven Wilson, Moorefield, W.Va.; and a sister, Wilma Burns, Monaca, Pa.

The Rev. Ted Osgood will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. today at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Highland Cemetery in Cameron, W.Va.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Duffey Memorial United Methodist Church or Baker's Chapel United Methodist Church.

James McCuskey DeWolf


REBECCA F. BARD

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
February 26, 1904

Rebecca F. Bard, age 62, has died. She leaves two sons and one daughter, all grown. The funeral will be at the Church of God and interment will be in the Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


BARGER Funeral At Two Sunday

The funeral of Mrs. CATHERINE BARGER, 90, who died late Thursday afternoon, will be held at two o’clock Sunday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Bissett on Western Sixth street.

SOURCE: "Moundsville Daily Echo", Moundsville, WV, 3 Jul 1931 p1

Mrs. Barger, 90, Dies Thursday As Paralysis Victim

Mrs. Catherine Barger died at 5 o’clock Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Bissett on western Sixth street. Death came suddenly, caused by a paralytic stroke. She was in the 90th year of her age. Mrs. Barger had been in her usual health until a few minutes before her death. She was born in Greene county, PA, near New Freeport in 1842, and was raised there. She has lived in Moundsville for the past twenty-five years. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a highly respected lady. Surviving her are her two daughters, Mrs. Bissett of this city, and Mrs. Sadie Wellman of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Paul Wellman of Baltimore, Hugh of this city, Mrs. Agnes Crow of Tucson, Arizona; J. W. Wellman of Pittsburgh, and James Wellman who is in the army at Bowling Field, Washington City, and two great grandchildren, Luther Crow of Tucson, Ariz., and Alice Jane Wellman.

SOURCE: "Moundsville Daily Echo", Moundsville, WV, 3 Jul 1931 p9

Note: Catherine Barger, was the former Catherine Jane Fox, d/o William Fox & Anna Elizabeth Gump or Green, of Greene Co PA. She was married to Andrew Jackson "A. J." Barger abt 1860 Greene Co PA. He died 24 Feb 1908 Marshall Co WV and is buried in Sand Hill Cem Springhill Twp Greene Co PA. He was the s/o Francis Barger Sr. & Sarah Pettit. Her death certificate states she was buried in Mt Rose Cem Marshall Co WV.

Submitted by Laquita Fox Carter.


News-Register – Wheeling, WV January 10, 2005

BARKER, Martha Hopkins, 80, of Charleston, W.Va., died January 8, 2005 at home.

She was born in Cameron, W.Va., the only child of the late John and Clara Hopkins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Barker; and a grandson, Trevor.

She was a graduate of Cameron High School and West Virginia University School of Home Economics.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 56 years; and Chi Omega Sorority Alumni.

She is survived by her six children and spouses, John, Ronald and Kent, all of Charleston, Nancy and Richard Divita of Sissonville, Richard and Diane Barker of Lancaster, Pa., and Craig and Alexandria Barker of Ashville, N.C.; grandchildren, Teresa Divita Canterbury of Charleston, Marie Divita Graziani of Rock Hill, S.C., Colleen, Tyler and Eileen of Lancaster, Pa., and Sydney, Hannah and Madeline of Ashville, N.C.

Private family services will be Wednesday, January 12, 2005 in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cross Lanes.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Charleston, WV 25301 or Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Samuel Houston Barnett. The Waynesburg Republican, April 17, 1913

Samuel H. Barnett, a well known citizen and a veteran of the civil war died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Lottie B. Goodwin, of Durbin, Wednesday, April 9, aged 77 years. He had been in failing health for the past year, but his condition was not considered serious until three weeks ago. His death was due to a general breakdown. At the breaking out of the civil war Mr. Barnett enlisted in the First West Virginia Cavalry and served throughout the conflict. He had spent the greater part of his life in Richhill township. For a number of years he engaged in the mercantile business at Ryerson Station and he had also followed farming. He was a member of the South Wheeling(sic) Baptist church. His wife who was formerly Miss Matilda Bryan survives, also a brother, A. B. Barnett, of Rock Lick, W.Va., who is the last of a family of thirteen children. The funeral services were held on Friday at 10 a.m. conducted by the Rev. J. C. Cox and Rev. B. W. Gillespie. Interment in Lazear cemetery.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


Wilson Riley Barnette

The Waynesburg Republican, May 02, 1912

Wilson R. Barnette, of Richhill township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Laura B. Lancaster, of Cameron, W. Va., Monday, April 29, where he had gone three weeks ago for a visit. Mr. Barnette was aged 82 years and had been an invalid for a number of years. One son, A.J. Barnette, of Waynesburg, and six daughters survive, Mrs. Mary Durbin, of Bristoria; Mrs. Laura Lancaster, of Cameron; Mrs. Bertha Lancaster, of Glenfield, W.Va.; Mrs. Olive Stephens, of Mr. Morris, and Miss Eva Barnette of Moundsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


From "Moundsville Daily Echo" - Saturday, March 15, 1924

BARNHART FUNERAL

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Barnhart will be held at the home of the son, Harry Ryan, Locust Avenue, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. Poole will be in charge. Burial in Greenlawn.

Note: Was daughter of Henry and Mary A. (Kemp) Misenhelder. Married to Reason Rine. Widowed in 1887, Married 2nd, B. F. Barnhart. She was 81 yrs. 4 days at her time of death on March 14th 1924.

Submitted by Corine Taylor.


GEORGE BARRETT Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 25, 1999

George B. Barrett, 75, of RD #5, Moundsville, died Friday, January 22, 1999, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Born on February 16, 1923, in Hometown, WV, George was the son of the late Frank Benjamin and Julia Virginia Huffman Barrett. He was a retired employee of the North American Coal Co., a Navy Veteran of WWII, a Protestant by faith and a member of the Moundsville VFW Post #437. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Carroll.

Surviving are his wife, Nina Brown Barrett; four sons, George of Woodland, WV, and Michael, Timmy , and Jeffrey Barrett, all of Moundsville; two daughters, Vicki Barrett, of Littleton, WV, and Tammi Jones, of Moundsville; two brothers, Alvin of Moundsville, and Paul Barrett, of Graysville; four sisters, Lorene Whiddon, Christiana Goodrich, and Freda Hammack, all of Moundsville, and Cleora Zadnick of PA; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Sunday at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services were held on Monday, at 1 PM, Rev. David Grueser officiated. Interment followed in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


STELLA BARTSCH Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 25, 1999

Stella M. Bartsch, 92, of Grandview Rd., Glendale, died Sunday, January 24,1999, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Born on September 15, 1906, in Wheeling, Stella was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Makowsky Buturla. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, St. Ladislaus Rosary Society, the Indian Garden Club, and the Hobby Toppers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William John Bartsch; a son, George Bartsch; two brothers, Frank and John Buturla; and two sisters, Mary Daborwa and Helen Bauerle.

Surviving are two sons, Richard Bartsch of McMechen, and Robert Bartsch of Glendale; a sister, Sister Mary Estelle of Coraopolis, PA; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Grisell Funeral Home. Rosary Devotions, Monday evening at 7 PM. Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated Tuesday, at 10:30 AM at St. Jude Catholic Church, Glendale. Interment follows in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave., Glendale, WV 26038.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


ELIZA JANE HUGGINS BAYLES

[Source: Wheeling Register, April 2, 1918]

Mrs. Eliza Jane Huggins Bayles, one of the oldest residents of this community and widow of the late Thomas Bayles, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Bissett, 15 Twentieth street, in the 95th year of her age.

Mrs. Bayles was born in Marshall county, the daughter of the late Thomas H. Higgins. For many years she lived in Marshall county and was widely known throughout this section and Ohio, having moved here about ten years ago. She was the mother of nine children, two of whom are living. Mrs. Bissett of this city, and J. D. Bayles of Bellplaine, Kan. Her husband preceded her in death seven years. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Women's Relief Corps.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Schroeder....

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


THOMAS BAYLESS

[Source: Wheeling Daily Register, Saturday, December 1, 1888]

BAYLESS - On Thursday, November 29, 1888, at 12:30 p.m., THOMAS BAYLESS, in his 53rd year of his age. Funeral from his residence, 118 Thirty-first street, Sunday afternoon, December 2, at 1:30 o'clock. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


HELEN CRAWFORD BEARRIE

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 5, 1922]

BEARRIE, HELEN CRAWFORD - On Friday, March 3, 1922, at 1 o'clock p.m., at the home of her parents, Mr. and J. C. Bearrie, No. 1926 Ashland avenue, Benwood, W. Va., Helen Crawford Bearrie, aged 17 years 3 months and 5 days.

Funeral services Sunday, March 5, at 2 o'clock p. m. Services at McMechen M. E. church at 2:30 o'clock p. m. Interment in McMechen cemetery. Friends of the family invited to attend.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register - Dec 6, 2008

BECK, Dudley Elvin, 85, of Sherrard, W.Va., died Saturday, December 6, 2008, in Country Club Retirement Campus, Bellaire, Ohio.

He was born May 2, 1923 in Elk City, Okla., a son of the late Percy D. and Juanita Amelia Crosby Beck.

Dudley was a member of Allen Grove Presbyterian Church, Sherrard. Mr. Beck was a graduate of the former Sherrard High School. He attended West Liberty State College and graduated from Carnegie Tech and The Elliott School of Business.

Dudley proudly served his country during WWII with the U.S. Navy in the Armed Guard as a Gunners Mate 3rd Class, where he earned the European Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Pacific Theater Ribbon.

Dudley entered the family business and was co-owner of Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard IGA Community Market and the Chimney Corners until they were sold.

He had been a staff announcer at WHIZ radio station in Zanesville, Ohio.

He also served as a Commissioner of Marshal County, Business Manager of the Moundsville Penitentiary; General Manager of Grand View Park; Past President of the West Virginia Cemetery Association; and Chairman of the Marshall County Republican Committee.

Mr. Beck had served as Chairman on the Board of Directors of the former Fed One Bank.

He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge; the Elks; the VFW; the Osiris Shrine Temple; the Moose Club; a lifelong member of the NRA; and was the first Fire Chief of the Sherrard Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laverna D. Bonar Beck on October 12, 2004.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda M. Rush and her husband, J. Larry Rush, of Sherrard; a son, William D. Beck and his wife, Marcia K., of Elizabeth, Pa.; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Jeffrey C. Rush and his wife, Sandy, and their children, Nicholas C., Lucas M. and Braden J. of Clarksburg, W.Va.; Aimee M. Rush and her husband, Charlie J. King III, and their daughter, Rose Amelia of Schwenksville, Pa.; Andrew W. Beck and his wife, Abby, of Lititz, Pa. and Laura A. Beck of Philadelphia, Pa.; his sister, Juanita M. Beck Blake of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2008.

Military Honors and interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard.


MRS. LEONORA M. ZEAROTT BEEVER

Mrs. Lenora M. Zearott Beever, 52, of 172 Roosevelt Ave., Benwood, died Saturday at 4:40 pm at her home. Friends received at Kepner's Funeral Home, Thirty-sixth and Jacob Sts. where services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 pm with the Rev. John Soltvedt officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Date of death was June 27, 1964.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.


LAURA JANE BELCHER

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
July 1935

Laura Jane Belcher, age 88, died at the home of her son this morning after a four-week illness. She is survived by two sons, Harvey Belcher of Moundsville, and George Roberts of Morisvale, W. Va., and one daughter, Mrs. Delia Yoder of St. Albans, W. Va. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Baptist Church.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


EDWARD “Ned” BELL

Bell, Edward “Ned” 78, of Grant Ave. Moundsville, died Friday, Dec 15, 2000, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was born May 17, 1922, in Moundsville, a son of the late Joseph and Rose M. Reese Bell.

He was a retired supervisor of the state industries at the former West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville, and also retired from the former I. P Boggs Co. Wheeling, where he made artificial limbs.

Mr. Bell was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War II, having been a survivor of the Bataan Death March, which occurred in the Phillipines at the beginning of the war with the Japanese.

He was a Japanese Prisoner of War from 1942-1945. He received the Purple Heart, a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and numerous Campaign Ribbons for his service to his country.

He was a member of the Moundsville V.F.W Post 437, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 117 of Bellaire, and also a member of the Defenders of Bataan and Corrigador.

He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Moundsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Thomas and Joseph Bell; and three sisters, Velma Bulich, Viola Bell and Glenola Bell. Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Truex Bell; a son, Rick Bell and his wife, Connie of Moundsville; three daughters, Judy Pepper and her husband, Vaughn of Arvada, Colo., Donna Allen and her husband Ernie and Jackie Kittle and her husband, Jody, all of Moundsville; a brother Ross “Jigger” Bell and his wife, Sissy of Moundsville; a sister Emily A. Lemasters and her husband, George of Tucson, Ariz; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 7-9 and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held on Tuesday, Dec 19, 2000, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Eddie R. Wills officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard. The Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

Submitted by Donna Allen.


ERVIN E. BELL

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, November 26, 1965]

BELL, Ervin E., 71, of 559 Boggs Run Road, Benwood, a retired employe of Wheeling Steel Corp., died at 1:15 a m. Thursday at his home. A life-long resident of the area, Mr. Bell was born Jan. 5, 1894, in Wheeling, a son of Moses and Pauline Zeirott Bell. He was a World War I veteran. His wife, Mary Myers Bell, died In 1947. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Leola Bell and Miss Leona Bell, both at home; one brother, Clifford Bell, Elm Grove; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Black and Mrs. Fred Trabert, both of Wheeling, Mrs. Albert Rider, McMechen, and Miss Flora Bell, Columbus. Friends may call at the Kepner Funeral Home, Thirty -sixth and Jacob Streets. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pastor Robert Coupe and Pastor John Solvedt will officiate. Burial will be in Allen Grove Cemetery, Sherrard.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


MRS. P. Z. BELL dead at 70 (April 26, 1938)

Mrs. Pauline Z. Bell widow of Moses Bell, succumbs

Mrs. Pauline Bell, 70, widow of Moses Bell and a resident of the Boggs Run and South Wheeling vicinity since early childhood, died suddenly Wednesday.

Mrs. Bell was a native of Germany, where she was born February 10, 1867, a daughter of the late Lapold and Augusta Zeirott. She was brought to this country and to Wheeling by her parents when a child of five and had since resided on Boggs Run and in South Wheeling. Her present residence was at 4339 Jacob Street. Mrs. Bell was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran church and was also affiliated with the White Shrine and Eastern Star.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Black, Miss Flora Bell both at home; Mrs. Albert Rider of McMechen, Mrs. Fred Trabert of Wheeling: two sons, Ervin L. Bell of Boggs Run road, Clifford Bell of Elm Grove; four brothers, Lapold, August and Louis Zeirott all of Wheeling, Herman Zeirott of Parkersburg WV: one sister Mrs. Charles Bridgeman of Baltimore MD and seven grandchildren.

The body was removed by the Bieswenger funeral service to the Bertschy Memorial mortuary pending the completion of funeral arrangements. Date of death April 26, 1938.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.


Las Vegas Sun, August 16, 2000

Martha E. Bello

Martha E. Bello, 84, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local care center. She was born Oct. 21, 1915, in Bellaire, Ohio. A resident for 34 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Peterson, and one son, Roger Bello, both of Las Vegas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled at 10 a.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., followed by graveside services in Palm Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.


CATHERINE WYKERT BENEDICT

Source: Clipping from newspaper; no newspaper name; no date.

Catherine Wykert Benedict passed away at her home in the Walker Settlement six miles north of the city yesterday afternoon. The deceased was born January 31, 1824 in Marshall County, (West) Virginia, and came to this country in 1838. She is survived by four children and a number of other relatives in this county. Deceased was one of the highly esteemed pioneers. The funeral will take place August 13th and will be largely attended.

Notes: Catherine Wykert Benedict died August 11, 1902. At that time, she was living in the Burlington, Iowa area.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. Monday, April 5, 2004

Benedict, Shirley C., 68, of Hubbard, Ohio, formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, April 3, 2004 in Moundsville.

She was born July 31, 1935, a daughter of the late Chester and Blanche Rine Wilson.

Surviving are four daughters, Shelley Pishkur and her husband, Gary, of Hubbard, Ohio, Sally Ortiz of Columbus, Ohio, Sharla Weaver of Austintown, Ohio and Susan Beyser of Mineral Ridge, Ohio; three sisters, Maxine Beyser and Verna Williams, both of Moundsville and Nina Kovaks of Michigan; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Monday, April 5, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, WV, with Pastor Eddie Wills officiating.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Aug 1, 2010

BERARDI, Betty C. Moorehouse, 87, of Irwin, Pa. formerly of Glen Dale W.Va., died Friday, July 30, 2010 in Irwin Pa.

Born in McMechen, W.Va. on June 17, 1923, Betty was the daughter of the late Joseph Moorehouse and Alma Williams Moorehouse Beeman. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Glen Dale and was a graduate of both Union High School and West Liberty State College. Betty was a former teacher at Sherrard Elementary School and a member of the Marshall County Teachers Association.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Joseph P. Berardi in 1997; her sister, Dolores Streski and her brother, Junior Beeman.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Flanick A. Berardi; one son Flanick A. "Tony" Berardi Jr. and his wife Agnes of Irwin PA; two sisters, Alma Braden and Helen Maxwell both of McMechen W.Va.; one brother, Robert Beeman of Kentucky; seven grandsons, Michael, Mark, Anthony, Troy, Michael, Matthew, and Mack Berardi; 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home 214 Marshall St. McMechen WV on Monday, August 2, 2010 from 4 7 p.m. Vigil services will be held at 6 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St Jude Catholic Church in Glen Dale. Interment will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Catholic Church, 710 Jefferson Ave Glen Dale WV 26038.


OLIVE BERISFORD

Mrs. Berisford dies at Viola (1939)

Mrs. Olive Lilliam Berisford, 22, wife of Elmer Berisford of Viola, died this morning at her home, having been ill for five months of complications.

She was born December 27, 1916 the daughter of Albert and Olive McCracken McCulley.

Surviving are her husband, two children, Raymond and Phylis, her parents and three brothers, Nelson of Elm Grove, Gilbert of West Finley and Carol of Viola. She was a member of the Sand Hill M. E. Church.

The body was taken to the Crider Funeral Home in Elm Grove, where services will be held Monday afternoon. Interment will be in the Sand Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Karen Hucko.


PAULINE BERRY

Moundsville Daily Echo
Wednesday, December 1, 1999

Pauline Berry of S. Linwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, formerly of Moundsville, died Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at home. Born on August 11, 1898, in Glen Easton, Pauline was the daughter of the late James A. and Sarah H. Bonar. A 1923 graduate of Reynolds Memorial Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse, she was employed by the Marshall County Board of Education as a school nurse, as a nurse with Fostoria Glass and a staff nurse with Reynolds Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1974. Pauline was recently honored at a Nurses’ Tea during Reynolds Memorial Hospital’s 100 year celebration. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church and the Crafton Methodist Church, Crafton, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John N. Berry, in 1963; a son, Robert Berry, in 1980; a grandson; three brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are a daughter, Roberta Clayton, of Pittsburgh; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. William Calhoun officiating. Interment follows in Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reynolds Memorial Hospital, 800 Wheeling Avenue, GlenDale, WV 26038; or to the House of the Carpenter II, 601 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


John G. Beucke

BEUCKE, John G., 72, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Friday, October 28, 2005 at home.

He was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church; a retired employee of Lou Nau Plumbing Co, Wheeling; a member of the Wheeling Elks, BPOE No. 28; a member of the Ballroom Dancing LLC; and a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Clara (Auth) Beucke; two brothers; two sisters; and a grandson. Surviving are his wife, Lela J. "Juanita" (Logsdon) Beucke; three sons, John A. Beucke and his wife, Janet L. (Miller), Burdett L. Beucke and his wife, Diane E. (Miller), and Gerald D. Beucke and his wife, Juanita E. "Nita" (Clower); a sister, Clara (Beucke) Morris and her husband, Charles; five grand children, Amanda, Bradley, Ricki-Lynn, Noah and Hunter Beucke; a great-grandson, Jace Stanley; and several nephews and nieces.

Friends will be received on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapels, 188 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held on Tuesday at 11a.m. with the Rev. J. Thomas Steele, officiating. Interment will be held in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard.


SUSAN BIDDLE

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.

Monday, June 10, 1901.

Susan Biddle was born on the 31st day of May, 1815 and departed this life June 4th, 1901, being 86 years and 4 days old. She was married to Francis Biddle November 1st, 1838. She was the mother of six children, five of whom are now living. She had twenty-one grandchildren, nineteen of whom are now living, and thirty-three great grandchildren, twenty-seven of whom are now living. She became a member of the M. E. Church in early life and since lived a consistent member. She settled in this community in the early part of life and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her departure. The funeral services were held at her daughter's home at Woodlands, conducted by Rev. A. J. Stanley.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


SERVICES HELD FOR TEACHER

Graveside services were held for LETHA M. BIGGS, who died Monday in Willow Nursing Home. She was 100.

A resident of Route 4, Parkersburg, formerly of McMechen, she was born March 22, 1894, a daughter of the late O.A. and Virginia Keller Turvey. She graduated from West Liberty Normal School, following which she taught the first grade in McMechen for several years and was a member of the McMechen Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Hobert Turvey; two sisters, Pauline Atkins and Gertrude Martin. Surviving are two daughters, Dolores Fisher of Battle Creek, Mich., and Phyllis Bowery of Parkersburg; a granddaughter, Beverly Ann Bothwell of Waterford, Mich; two great grandchildren, Jon Bothwell and Jennifer Bothwell, both of Waterford, Mich.

There was no visitation. Private graveside services were held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Wilbur Hardin officiating. Arrangements by Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Dated November 30, 1994.

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


Jesse W. Birch

BIRCH, Jesse William “Bill,” 90, of Dexter Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, May 4, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

He was born August 27, 1915 in Wheeling, the son of the late Jesse W. and Ora Lee Watier Birch.

He was a WWII Army veteran; a retired employee from Continental Can; and a member of Hillview Terrace Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Eubank Birch; and two brothers.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Birch and friend, Laura, of Wheeling and Jeff (Debbie) Birch of Flushing, Ohio; two daughters-in-law, Susie Birch of Wheeling and Barb Birch of Moundsville; a grandson, Chris Birch; special friends, Jim Lewellen, Crystal Birch, Christopher Birch and Josh Birch; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Private services and interment will be held at Park View Memorial Gardens, Wheeling, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hillview Terrace Church of Christ, 4th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville.


Alta M. Black

BLACK, Alta May Neidermeyer, 97, of, Sherrard, W.Va., passed away on Monday, November 6, 2006 in the Moundview Nursing Home, Moundsville, W.Va.

She was born August 13, 1909 in Marshall County, the daughter of the late Adolph and Florence Fisher Neidermeyer.

Mrs. Black was a member of Stone Presbyterian Church in Wheeling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth Black; an infant daughter, Mary Evelyn Black; a brother, Roy and a sister, Irma Moore.

Surviving are a son, Ernest E. Black of Sherrard; a daughter, Barbara L. Engle and her husband, Darwin, of Leonardtown, Md; a brother, Alvin Neidermeyer of Wheeling; and six grandchildren, Scott Black, Beth McCombs, Tim Black, Duane Engle, Geoffrey Engle and Marc Engle; and six great-grandchildren.

Friends received on Thursday, November 9, 2006 from 6-9 p.m at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where services will he held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Robert P. Nagy officiating.

Interment in Allen Grove Cemetery, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stone United Presbyterian Church, 29 East Cove Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.


Pauline Black

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, April 6, 1999

Pauline L. Hess Black, 91, of Valley View Addition, Elm Grove, died Sunday, April 4, 1999, in the Washington County Health Center, Washington, PA. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Wheeling, a member of the Elm Grove Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Sr., in 1968; her parents, Chester and Margaret Lennox Hess; two brothers; three sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Floyd and Cecil Jr., both of Wheeling; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Riggle of Dallas, WV; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor R. Dale Poland officiating. Interment in Stone Church Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


GENEVA F. BLAIR Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 11, 1999

Geneva F. Blair, 85, of Cedar Avenue, Moundsville, died today, Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Mound View Health Care Center. She was born on March 4, 1914, the daughter of the late Leslie and Osa Ruckman Franklin. She was a retired school teacher from the former First Ward Elementary School in Moundsville, where she taught for 40 years. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women and the House of the Carpenter II. She was an auxiliary member of the Salvation Army and a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers Fraternity. Preceded in death by her parents, husband John Blair and tow brothers, Paul and Ralph.

Surviving are three nephews, Lee Franklin of Moundsville, Rex Franklin of Pittsburgh, and Edward Franklin of Antioch, TN; three nieces, Paulette Klee of Hershey, PA, Kathy Kohut of St. Clairsville, and Sharon Yeater of Moundsville; several great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-I PM at Grisell’s Funeral Home, where services will be held Saturday at 11 AM, with Dr. William E. Calhoun officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


JAMES M. BLAIR

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, January 15, 1909

Rev. James M. Blair died at his home on Fourth Street at 3:30 o'clock Thursday morning of paralysis after an illness of several weeks. He was 68 years old and leaves a wife and three sons living, and two sons dead. The living sons are U.S. and E. K. Blair of this city and Rev. J. W. Blair of Malta, Ohio. The deceased was a native of this county having been born on Blair’s Ridge where he spent most of his life on the farm on which he was born. A few years ago he removed to this city and resided on Fourth Street. He was a lifelong member of the M. E. Church and a local preacher for many years. He was an active member for more than half a century. He was also a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the G.A.R. He enlisted in Company B of the 12th Virginia Infantry in 1862 and served until the end of the war. The remains will be interred at the Blair’s Ridge graveyard. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, March 25, 1991

CHARLES BLAKE DIED SUNDAY

Charles W. Blake, 66 years old of Glen Easton, died Sunday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Charles M. and Bessie Hubbs Blake. He was a veteran of World War II. A member of the American Lwgion, and a member of the Glen Easton Community Church.

He is survived by his wife Betty Tyler Carmichael Blake; three stepchildren; Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth Ann) Anderson of Glen Dale, Cecil E. Carmichael of Winter Park, FL., Everett Carmichael of Glen Dale; one sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Doris) Anderson of Glen Dale; two brothers Marvin Blake of Elmhurst, IL.; George Blake of Glen Easton; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer/Lutes Funeral Home, Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Rev. Robert Fox will be officiating. Interment in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, August of 2000

GEORGE BLAKE DIED THURSDAY

George W. Blake, 72, of Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, formerly of Glen Easton, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born August 28, 1927 at Follansbee, WV. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bessie Hubbs Blake; a brother, Charles W. Blake.

Surviving are a brother, Marvin of Hillside, IL; a sister, Doris Anderson, of Glen Dale; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

GEORGE BLAKE SERVICES MONDAY

George W. Blake, 72, of Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, formerly of Glen Easton, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Friends will be received Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Dr. Rev. John C. Brownlee officiating. Interment in Salem Church of Christ Cemetery, Bowmans Ridge.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


HAROLD BLAKE Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 15, 1999

Harold Kenneth Blake, 80, of Streetsboro, Ohio and formerly of Holbrook and Waynesburg, PA, died Friday, January 15, 1999, in the home of his granddaughter, Debbie Henderson in Streetsboro. He was born March 25, 1917, in Moundsville, a son of Charles Leroy and Ethel Neva Jones Blake and had resided in Jackson Township from 1953 until moving to Waynesburg in February of 1997. He has resided in Ohio since the summer of 1997. Mr. Blake was a Protestant. He was employed by Wheeling Steel and Fostoria Glass prior to being employed by Bartley McCracken prior to his retirement in 1969. On March 5,1938, he married Evelyn Pauline Gray Blake, who died July 4, 1997. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Curtis, Conrad, Lloyd and Gene Blake; four sisters, Effie Racer, Emma Emory, Elizabeth Snekeker (sic) and Wilma Blake.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty DeBolt of Ravenna, OH and a son, Howard James Blake of Waynesburg; three bothers, Herbert Blake of Moundsville, John Blake of Richmond, MI, and Robert Blake of Lewiston, MI; ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 11 AM until time of services at 2 PM Sunday, January 17, 1999, in the Rush Funeral Home, Inc., Rogersville, Pa., with Rev. Ben Williamson officiating. Interment in Rosemont Cemetery, Center Township.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, May 9, 1932

MRS. HULDA BLAKE, 89, OF ROSBYS ROCK DIES

Mrs. Hulda Blake passed away Saturday evening May 7, at 5:00 o=clock. She was one of the oldest residents of Marshall county, being in her 89th year. She was a life-long member of the M. E. church of Bowman ridge.

Mrs. Blake, formerly Miss Hulda Hall was married in 1868 to Thomas Blake, Civil War veteran, who served in company B 12th West Virginia Infantry. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive.

Her husband preceded her in death January 6, 1919. One daughter, Mrs. Florence Lancaster, died June 13, 1929.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Austia Gorby and Mrs. Jennie Bonar, one son, Encil Blake, nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Bowman M. E. church with Rev. W. W. Beckley of Moundsville, in charge. Interment will be made beside her husband, in the Bowman ridge cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling News-Register & The Wheeling Register, June 4, 1920

BLAKE FUNERAL SATURDAY

Funeral services for James W. Blake, who died at the North Wheeling hospital, Thursday morning at 12:30 o'clock will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the home of his daughter, Mrs E. L. Howard, on Dallas Pike. Rev. J. M. Potter, pastor of the Vance Memorial church, will be in charge, assisted by Reverends Newman and Williams, of Dallas. Interment to be in the Dallas cemetery. (Mt View)

Mr. Blake was a well-known farmer in the section of Dallas for several years and was one of the oldest citizens of that section, being 88 years of age. For the past several years he had been residing with his son, John, at Woodsdale. His many friends will be grieved to hear of his death, although he had been ill for the past three years. Death was due to the infirmities of advanced age. He is survived by three children: Mrs. Nannie B. Howard, of Dallas; Robert, of Elm Grove, and John of Woodsdale. Two brothers and two sisters: John, of Cameron; Robert, of Elm Grove; Mrs Jennie Baird, of this city, and Mrs. Beulah Winters, of Elm Grove.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, November 30, 2001

MARVIN BLAKE DIED IN IL

Marvin D. Blake, 75, of Hillside, IL, died Tuesday, November 20, 2001 in Elmhurst, IL. He was born December 13, 1925 at Glen Easton. He was the son of the late Charles M. and Bessie Hubbs Blake. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles W. and George W. Blake. Marvin was a WWII veteran.

Surviving are his wife Millie Ross Blake; children Jerry (Linda) Blake, Joyce (Rudy) Parsons, Beverly Ledbetter, all of Moundsville and Judy (Harold) Effinger of Elmhurst, IL; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris (the late Kenneth) Anderson of Glen Dale.

Friends were received at the Pedersen-Ryberg Mortuary, with Dr. Robert L. Randall officiating. Interment at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, Il.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


ORANGE LEMON BLAKE

"ORANGE L. BLAKE, 75, EXPIRES AT MCMECHEN"

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Aug. 8, 1932

Following an extended illness, Orange Lemon Blake, 75, died Sunday at 12:30 pm at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. E. Strober, 1104 Lincoln St., McMechen. He was a native of this county, but has resided in Waynesburg, Pa, for 10 years. He left there 7 weeks ago to visit his children.

Mr. Blake was a retired painter. He was born on Fairview Ridge, Marshall County, and spent the greater part of his life in that community.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Blake, of Waynesburg; two sons, Wylie T. Blake, Jewett, Oh, and Kenneth Blake, of McMechen; six daughters, Mrs. J. W. Strong, Glendale, Mrs. C. L. Nichols, Flushing, Oh, Mrs. W. D. Minor, Glen Easton, Mrs. Charles Nickerson, Jewett, Oh, Mrs. H. E. Strober and Mrs. Russell Neff, McMechen.

One step-son, Henry McNelly, Jefferson, Pa; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mollie Corwin, Waynesburg and Mrs. Edith Hamilton, Dunbar, Pa; as well as 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren also survive.

His first wife, Mrs. Sarah Black Blake, died in 1912. Five children also preceded him in death.

The body has been removed to the Riggs funeral home in McMechen, where short funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock in the First Church of God, McMechen. Rev. W. E. Turner will officiate and interment will be in McMechen cemetery.

Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.


RACHEL EVANS BLAKE

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no newspaper date.

Rachel Evans Blake was born in Marshall County, W. Va. On April 4, 1844 and died February 16, 1912. She was age 67 years, 10 months and 12 days. She was married to George W. Blake on October 18, 1861. They had six children, three boys and three girls. The oldest child, a boy, died when about four years old. Brother and sister Blake were faithful members of the Mt. Joy Christian Church. Mr. Blake passed away nearly five years ago. Mrs. Blake leaves three daughters and two sons, and 16 grandchildren. She also leaves three brothers and four sisters. Funeral services were conducted by M. S. Jameson, Minister of the Mt. Joy Christian Church.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


S. M. BLAKE

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
February 19, 1904

S. M. Blake died February 2, 1904 on Bowman Ridge on the farm of William Lutes. He was born March 30, 1874. He married L. M. Conner on March 24, 1898. He was a member of the M. E. Church. Burial will be at the Bowman M. E. Church Cemetery. He leaves his wife, father, mother, two brothers and four sisters.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Wheeling Register, April 19, 1887

WILLIAM BLAKE

A SAD DEATH - Sudden Demise of a Former Citizen of Wheeling.

Mr. William Blake, one of the most prominent and energetic citizens of Moundsville, was suddenly stricken down at that place, yesterday afternoon. While in the office of the Moundsville Coal Company about 4 o'clock, he was seized with heart disease, and almost immediately expired. Mr. Blake was born in this city April 24, 1828. He removed to Moundsville at the age of 21 and engaged in the manufacture of wagons and carriages. Accumulating some property in this way he, in 1859, engaged in mercantile pursuits, and had a very successful business career. Shortly after his removal to Moundsville he married Miss Anna McClean; their union was blessed with nine children, three of whom are now dead. One of his surviving daughters is the wife of J. A. Ewing, the Superintendent of the Penitentiary.

Deceased was in his 59th year. He was a large stockholder in the Coal Company and was its Secretary and Treasurer. For some time he had had a premonition that he would die suddenly, and the sequel proves his fears were well founded.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


AMANDA BLAKEMORE

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
September 1, 1930

Amanda Blakemore died at the home of her son, Charles Blakemore, on Parriott Avenue, Moundsville, West Virginia. She was 91 years old. She is survived by her son Charles and one daughter, Mrs. Hattie Wolfe of Grant Avenue. She was a member of the First M. E. Church. Interment was in the Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


AUGUST BLATT

Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W.Va., March 16, 1961.

August Blatt, of Rt. 1, Proctor, W.Va., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Haid, in St. Joseph’s Settlement on March 11, 1961. He was born on Oct. 23, 1868, a son of the late Joseph and Genevieve Blatt. He was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of Proctor. Surviving are his wife, Mary Foland Blatt; four daughters, Mrs. Haid; Mrs. Joseph Weigand, Mrs. Anthony Frohnapfel, all of St. Joseph, and Mrs. H. M. Schiebelhood of Huntington, W.Va.; four sons, Edward, Leo and Joseph, all of St. Joseph, and John of Elm Grove, W.Va.; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the home of Mrs. Haid. A High Mass of Requiem was celebrated in his parish church by the Rev. Mark Kraus. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


RAY M. BLOCH

Source: Florida Today, Brevard County, FL - Wednesday, November 2, 1994

Ray M. Bloch, a retired structural engineer, former professional prize fighter and a cowboy artist, died of pancreatic cancer on Tuesday, November 1, 1994, at home. He was 65 years old. Mr. Bloch was born in Glen Dale, W.Va., and grew up in Butte, Montana. He lived in New York City as a teenager and once boxed in a semifinal match at Madison Square Garden. He came to Brevard County in 1951 after receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Bloch was an engineer for RCA at Patrick Air Force Base and a part of the Apollo Task Force until his retirement in 1971. He also worked as a Brevard building inspector and retired in 1983. Mr. Bloch enjoyed painting cowboy scenes in oils on canvas but when he began to paint in 1951, he quickly became known for his Florida marsh scenes. He was a founding member of the Trail Riders in West Melbourne and the Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Gloria Bloch of Palm Bay. Other survivors include his daughter, Kathleen Bloch of Melbourne; sons, Steven Bloch of Sebastian and Scott Bloch of Palatka; and three grandchildren. Services to be held at 10 a.m. Friday at South Brevard Funeral Home.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


STEVEN LEWIS BLOYD

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundville, W. Va.
Monday, May 12, 1924

Steven Lewis Bloyd died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Harris at Glen Easton, W. Va., aged almost 86 years. Services will be held this evening at 7:30 o’clock at the home of Mr. Harris and the body will be brought to the home of John A. Bloyd of Moundsville tomorrow, where the funeral will occur Wednesday at 2 o’clock. Mr. Bloyd was born at Frederick, Md., on June 19, 1838. He lived at Glen Easton, Moundsville and Glen Dale, and for the past 30 years at Barnesville, Ohio. One brother, John H. Bloyd, is living at Battle Creek, Mich. Three sons and two daughters survive: John A.; Joseph E.; and Wilbert C., of Moundsville; and Sallie Harris of Glen Easton; and Bessie, wife of D. A. Colbert of Bellaire, Ohio.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


BONAR, ARTHUR C., 70 of 1414 Third St. Moundsville, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a retired employee of Mountaineer Carbon Co., near Moundsville, and a member of Fork Ridge Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Frances Terrill Bonar; two daughters, Mrs. James (Celesta) Ebersol of Martinsburg, Alta Sue Bonar of Moundsville; a sister, Nellie Browning of Daytona Beach, Fla; several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, 7-9 pm Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 Friday, where services will be held at 1pm Saturday. Interment in Fort Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Marshall county.

Dated May 8, 1985

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


A. K. BONAR

Feb 12, 1941 - Source unknown

Native of City Succumbs at Home in Seattle, Wash.

Word was received here today from Seattle, Wash., of the death of A. K. Bonar, native of Moundsville, Wednesday at his home there at 1517 9th Avenue West, following an illness of ten days.

Mr. Bonar made an annual trip to Moundsville to attend the reunion of the Bonar family.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Garnet Edwards of Seattle, a niece, Mrs. A. E. Eberhard of Warwood, and several cousins in Moundsville.

Funeral services and burial will occur Saturday at Seattle.

(Linda Fluharty)


BONAR, BENJAMIN H. of Glen Easton RD1 Bowman Ridge, died in Glendale Hospital Wednesday evening. He had been residing part of the time here in town.

He was born in Glen Easton April 11, 1889, son of Thomas P. and Emma Jane Wellman. He was a farmer and former school teacher.

Surviving are his wife, Leta; three sons, Bernard M., Mingo Junction Ohio; Byron L. of Moundsville; and Marvin D., Moundsville RD 2; two daughters, Mrs. Elda Wayt of Moundsville, and Mrs. Norma Cross, of Glen Easton; one brother, Ralph, Taylors Ridge; one sister, Mrs. Olive Parks, Moundsville; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God and also attended his home church Methodist on Bowman Ridge.

The body is at Lutes funeral home, where services will be held Sunday at 2pm, with Rev. Howard Rush, pastor of the Ash Avenue Church of God, and Methodist Pastor Rev. R. C. Snedeker in charge. Interment will be in Salem cemetery.

Dated Apr. 22, 1964

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


BONAR, BERNARD M. "Barney", 66, of 120 Cheryl Ave. Mingo Junction, Ohio, formerly of Moundsville, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Salem Church of Christ and a retired employee of the Penn Central Railroad.

Surviving are wife, Bertie Young Bonar; one daughter, Mrs. David (Emma Catherine "Katie") Anderson of Moundsville; two brothers, Tom Bonar of Fork Ridge, Moundsville and Jim Bonar of Moundsville; one sister, Mrs. Franklin (Norma) Cross of Bowman Ridge, Moundsville; two grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville, 7-9 pm Friday and 2-4 and 7-9 Saturday, where services will be held at 2pm Sunday. Interment in Salem Cemetery.

Dated Nov. 12, 1980

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


BONAR, MRS. BESS DAKAN, 76 a former resident of Moundsville died at her home in Lisbon, O., Thursday following a short illness. She was born in Rosby Rock in Marshall County, Oct. 4, 1888 the daughter of the late A.G. and Jane Lutes Dakan.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Bonar; two brothers, George and Joe Dakan; both of Rosby Rock. She was a Presbyterian. Services will be held Sunday at 1 pm at the Eall-Leggett Funeral Home in Lisbon. Friends may call at the Lutes Funeral Home in Moundsville until 2pm Sunday when services will be conducted by the Rev. Richard F. Jones. Interment will be in the Mausoleum at Riverview Cemetery.

(No dates for this one; adding dates, would probably be 1964.)

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Bonar, Byron L. Bonar, Byron L. “Tom”, age 86 of Kanawha St., Moundsville, Wva died Sunday, September 25, 2005 at home.

He was born October 14, 1918 in Marshall County, Wva, the son of the late Benjamin H. and Leta Mason Bonar.

He was a WWII Army veteran, a retired employee of Mobay Company and a member of Ash Avenue Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Marvin “Jim” Bonar and two sisters, Elda Wayt and Norma Cross.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Wilma K. Newlon Bonar, a son, Jerry (Karen) Bonar of McMechen, two daughters, Judy Velimirovic of Phoenix, AZ and Kathleen (Jerry) Zien of Cameron, Wva, seven grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11am with Rev. Billy Roe officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Wheeling, Wva.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ash Avenue Church of God, 127 Ash Avenue


CHALLEN O. BONAR JR., 83, of Port St. Lucie, formerly of Moundsville, died Friday March 7, 1997 at home. He was retired from the water conditioning industry, and was a Navy veteran during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Bonar, in 1991. Surviving are three sons, Challen O. III of Cornelius, N.C. Charles W. of Port St. Lucie and Phil W. of Upper Marlboro, Md.; two daughters, Beth Ann Bonar of Port St. Lucie and Christine Suber of Clemmons, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends received 7-9 pm today at Young & Prill Funeral Home, Port St. Lucie. Graveside services and interment will be held at 2pm Sunday at White City Cemetery, White City, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Martin & St. Lucie Inc., 2030 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Fla. 34996

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, CHALLEN ODELL, Sr., 78, 1501 Fourth St. Moundsville, died at his home Tuesday at 6 pm following an illness of eight months' duration. He was born on Bowman Ridge, Marshall county, November 13, 1885, the son of Jesse Lee and Nellie Gatts Bonar and spent most of his life in Moundsville. He was a member of Simpson Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Musie Rader Bonar; a son, Challen O. Bonar, Jr. of Glen Dale; a daughter, Mrs. Francis Knight, Moundsville; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Neva Sullivan, Moundsville, RD 2. Friends will be received at Grisell's after 6 pm Wednesday.

Dated Jan. 15, 1964

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


BONAR, CHARLES "Gib", 57, of 24 Pennsylavania Ave. Cameron, died Friday at home.

He was retired from Independent Union Operative Engineers, Local 132, was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church, Cameron, and was a Navy veteran of World War ll. Surviving are his wife Marlene Rine Bonar; three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Carolyn Sue) Dorsey of Belpre, Ohio, Mrs. David (Cathy Lynn) Mace of Parkersburg, and Christy Bonar of GlenDale; three grandchildren.

Friends received at the Charles E. Anderson and Sons Funeral Home, Cameron, 7-9 pm today and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Sunday, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am. Monday at St. Martin's Catholic Church. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron, I.O.O.F. memorial services will be held at 7:30 pm Sunday. Rosary devotions will be held at 8 pm Sunday. Knights of Columbus will hold graveside services.

Dated May 25, 1984.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


BONAR, CHARLES H., 74, of Center St. Moundsville, died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a retired Maintenence supervisor for Marshall County Schools, a Methodist and a Navy veteran of World War ll. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Atley and Erna Kincaid Berry Bonar; a brother, Robert. Surviving are his wife, Beulah M. Black Bonar; three sons, Robert Edward of Florida, Charles H. Jr. of Wheeling and Larry Ronald of Moundsville; four brothers, Melvin Bonar and Terry Bonar, both of Cameron, Tom Barry and Jack Barry, both of Wheeling; three grandchildren.

Friends received 7-9 pm today and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes, Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave. Moundsville, Arrangements are incomplete.

Date May 17, 1995

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, CORA M., 102, of Glen Easton, RD 1, died Saturday at the McConnaughey Guest Home in Cameron.

She was born Oct. 5, 1871 on Fork Ridge, the daughter of John B. and Amanda J. Terrill Martin.

She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, charter member of the WSCS of the church and a member of the Moundsville WCTU.

She was preceded in death by her husband James L. Bonar in 1934; a son Harold D. Bonar in 1944 and a brother Charles T. Martin.

Dated July 13, 1974

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, DAVID, 64, of 318 Church St., Paden City, died Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born in Moundsville on Nov. 14, 1912, son of Harry B. and Lesta Arnold Bonar.

He was a member of the Paden City Baptist Church, and was employed as an electrician for Olin Mathison Corp.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Carmen Pauline Wolfe Bonar in 1967.

Surviving are a son, Harold of Paden City; four daughters, Mrs. William (Joan)Crawford of Hannibal, Ohio, Mrs. Charles (Janet) Coffield of Moundsville, Mrs. Nathan (Emily) Jones of Proctor, Mrs. Elliott (Carol) Archer of Pittsburgh; a brother, Arthur Bonar of Moundsville and a sister Mrs. Nellie Browning of Moundsville; fourteen grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home this evening from 7-9 pm where services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 pm. Rev. Kenneth Brougham will officiate. Interment will be in Halcyon Hills cemetery, Sherrard.

Dated Dec. 25, 197_ (Cannot read ...cut off),

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, DAVID APLEY, 80, of 50 High St. Cameron, died Monday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a member of the Big Run Christian Church and retired from the oil and gas business.

Surviving are his wife, Mamie M. Bonar; four sons, Melvin, C. Howard, and Terry A., all of Cameron and Robert L. of St. Albans, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends received at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, after 7pm Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday, where services will be held at 1 pm. Thursday. Interment in Big Run Cemetery, Cameron.

Dated Mar. 27, 1978

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


Passed away Sunday Morning, aged 75 was one of best known teachers of Marshall county.

BONAR, DAVID, died at his late home on Fostoria Ave. Moundsville, at 6:45 o'clock, Sunday morning. He had been ill since March 1921, and for the last several weeks had been confined to his bed.

Funeral arrangements will not be completed until this morning, but the funeral will be held some time Tuesday with burial in the cemetery at the Bowman Ridge Methodist church in Marshall county.

Mr. Bonar was born May 21, 184_, and was 72 years. 8 mo. and one day of age. He was born in Marshall county and was a son of the late John and Lucinda Gorby Bonar. Following his marriage he lived for more than forty years on his farm on Bowman Ridge. He taught school for thirty-three years, mostly in the public schools of Marshall county. Two years ago last August he moved to Moundsville.

Dated Jan. 23, 1922

Note: Very hard to read. A difference in age but written as it was in obit.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Wheeling News-Register - Monday, November 17, 2003

BONAR, Dorothy I., 77, of RD3, Cameron, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born Feb. 27, 1926 in Marshall County, W.Va., daughter of the late Clarence and Bessie Blake Yoss.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron and the American Legion Post 18 Women’s Auxiliary and retired from the former One Valley Bank, Cameron.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Herbert Lyons in 1987; her second husband, Delbert Bonar in 1993.

She is survived by a son, James C. (Judy) Lyons of Cameron; a daughter Sharilyn McCracken of Cameron; two sisters, Maxine Walker of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Thelma Scott of Cameron; three grandchildren, Roger Dean (Marie) McCracken of Cameron, Jamie (Ron) Melling of Indianapolis, Ind. and Michael Lyons of Cameron; two great-grandchildren, Shelby and Tyler McCracken of Cameron.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 with the Rev. Dr. Walter McNutt officiating. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


BONAR, ERNEST N., about 56, of 11821 Lena Street, Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday evening.

He was born in Glen Easton, son of Matthew A Bonar and Lily Spear Bonar. His mother died when he was quite young, and he lived with his great grandfather William Orr at Woodlands.

He moved to West Wheeling, north of Bellaire, and worked in the office of Wheeling Steel Corporation, till ten or fifteen years ago when he moved to Cleveland and was working with the Inland Steel Corporation. His wife died 4 years ago and he was living with his daughter Mrs. Don Fox.

Surviving are his father in Glen Easton and other relatives here, including cousins, Mrs. Hattie Terrell and J. Randall Crow.

Funeral services will be Sunday evening at the Klanke funeral home in Lakewood, Ohio; burial in Sunset Memorial park in North Olmstea, Ohio.

Note: No dates.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, EZEKIEL, One of the best known school teachers in Marshall county, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at his home at 415 Clinton Ave., Moundsville. Mr. Bonar was compelled by his health to quit teaching three years ago. He has been critically ill for the last eight weeks.

He was born in Marshall county May 5, 1851, thus being in the 71st year of his age. Mr. Bonar was the son of the late John and Lucinda Gorby Bonar. He graduated from the West Liberty Normal school in the class of 1874, of which the only surviving member is now Hon. Oliver Marshall of New Cumberland.

His long teaching career covered a period of 46 years, mostly in Marshall county. The last two years before his retirement were spent in the schools of Moundsville. Hundreds of the men and women of Marshall county were his pupils.

Surviving Mr. Bonar are his wife, Mrs. Alice E. Bonar, three sons, Claude C. Bonar, city editor of the Intelligencer, and Floyd and Ross, students at West Virginia Wesleyan college at Buckhannon, and one daughter, Miss. Hallie Bonar, who is also a student at Wesleyan. Also surviving are one brother, David Bonar of Moundsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Porter of West Alexander, Pa., Mrs. Rebecca Fish of Buffalo, Putnam county, W.Va. and Mrs. T.S. Bonar of Moundsville. Mrs. Porter is seriously ill at the Glendale hospital.

Mr. Bonar was a member of Calvary Methodist church of Moundsville. Funeral arrangements had not been completed last evening.

Dated Jan. 5, 1922

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, FLOYD. Funeral services for Floyd Bonar of Morgantown, will be at 2 pm. Monday at the Dering Funeral Home, Morgantown. As reported in Friday's Echo, Mr. Bonar died Friday noon at Sundale Rest Home in Morgantown.

He was born on Bowman Ridge in 1896, the son of Ezekiel and Alice Crow Bonar. Most of his early life was spent in Moundsville, where he was employed summers and vacations at the United States Stamping Co. He graduated from Moundsville high school in 1917, and from W.Va. Wesleyan college in 1923, and did graduate work at West Va. University in chemistry.

He taught at Washington Irving high school in Clarksburg, where he was active in community, school and church affairs.

He was a veteran of World War l, when he served a year overseas, with the 79th Div. American Expeditionary Force, in France.

Dated Feb. 20, 1970

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, March 7, 2011

FRANCES TERRILL BONAR

BONAR, Frances L., 84, of Moundsville, died Sunday, March 06, 2011 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

She was born October 9, 1926 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Maude "Bertie" Dunlap Terrill.

She was a Protestant by faith, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Marshall County Historical Society, a garden club, and loved genealogy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur C. Bonar; two brothers Sherman and Daniel Terrill; three sisters Naoma Terrill McClelland, Agnes Terrill Schrader, and Hazel Terrill West.

Survivors include two daughters Ann (James) Ebersole of Martinsburg, W.Va. and Alta Bonar of Moundsville; special friend Carrie Fonner; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved pets Binney, Holly, and Tigger.

Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Interment in Fork Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Cameron, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, RD 5, Box 210, Moundsville, WV 26041.


BONAR, MRS. FRANCES. Services are to be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Big Run Church, near Cameron, for Mrs. Frances Bonar, 83, who died suddenly Thursday at her home at Cameron. Rev. C. B. Plum, of Moundsville, will be in charge. Burial will be in Big Run cemetery.

Mrs. Bonar is survived by two sons, one daughter and three sisters.

Dated Mar. 29, 1936

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


BONAR, GRACE L., 85, of 1006 Tomlinson Ave. Moundsville, passed away at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital Friday at 11:45 pm, following a five-day illness.

Twice a Bonar, she was born on Bowman Ridge, Marshall county, March 24, 1881, daughter of James A. and Sarah Jane Bonar, and spent her entire life in the county. She was a member of Simpson Methodist church, Moundsville Chapter No. 86 O.E. Star, life member of the WSCS, and a past Worthy Matron of the O.E.S.

She taught the Whatsoever Sunday School class for sixty years. She was a member and past president of the Tusesday Arts club, influential in organizing the Girl Scouts in Marshall County. Then she and her husband set-up their property on Fish Creek near Kausooth as a Girl Scout camp. Their large home on Tomlinson Avenue was given to the Girl Scouts on almost an "open house" basis.

Dated Nov. 11, 1966

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, June 2, 2009

HAROLD BONAR

BONAR, Harold L., formerly of Moundsville WV, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Sun Grove Village Care Center in Peoria, AZ, two days short of his 90th birthday.

He died after a six-year battle with cancer and heart disease. He broke his hip in December 2008 and due to health problems, never fully recovered. Harold was born May 26, 1919, in Wheeling, WV to Ethel (nee McMullen) and Harold D. Bonar. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Medic assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps, and served in Virginia, Hawaii, and overseas in Iwo Jima. He saved many lives and received commendations for his bravery including the Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Harold lived a life devoted to his late wife Beatrice, who died in 1989, after 45 years of marriage. They met when both were in the service and stationed in Quantico, VA. They lived in Cleveland, Ohio, 1950 to 1982, when they retired to Sun City West, AZ. Harold worked more than 30 years as a bookkeeper in the sales department of a national wholesale-food distribution company.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother Robert Bonar and a sister Helen Leibmann. Harold, Robert and Helen all graduated from Moundsville High School. He is survived by three children: daughter Leslie Fountain Mason (Bill Mason), Peoria, AZ; son Douglas Bonar (Deborah), Pinellas Park, FL; and Scott Bonar (Stacey), Chandler AZ. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Erin, Zachary, Amanda, Samantha, Jeremy, Carly, and Jake Bonar; a grand-dog Bambi; 16 nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins. There was a public Memorial Service conducted at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ, on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m. Harold's ashes will be buried beside Bea's in the Garden of Valor.


MISS HATTIE BONAR, died Thursday in Glenwood Park United Methodist park at Bluefield.

Miss Bonar, was respected as a highly competent person both as a teacher and in activities such as participation in affairs of Calvary Methodist church.

She taught in Moundsville high school and became dean there; and is also well known as author of the History of Moundsville high school from its beginnings thru 1942. This book was later incorporated in the second MHS in 1968.

She was born on Bowman Ridge, Feb. 8, 1894, daughter of Ezekiel and Alice Bonar. She received her bachelor's degree at W.Va. Wesleyan college, Buckhannon, and took graduate work at both the University of Chicago and West Virginia University. Her field was social studies.

(No dates here but I information can probably be found at the Moundsville court house.)

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


HUBERT BONAR Dead - (1876 - 1899)

After an illness of several months, Hubert Bonar died at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home on Bowman Ridge. He was an intelligent young man, and a leader in church and educational work and his lose will be sadly felt. He was about 22 years of age, and had gained a very prominent place in educational work for one of that age. His family connections embraced many of the most prominent families in the county.

Last fall while attending medical college at Cincinnati he was attacked by pulmonary trouble, and to find relief he went to Florida for the winter. For a time he seemed to be benefitted but afterwards lost strength and was brought home a few weeks ago in a dying condition.

Our readers will remember the interesting letters that Mr. Bonar wrote to the Echo during the first few weeks he was in the South, which he was feeling the invigoration of the river atmosphere. The funeral will occur at Bowman M. E. church Tuesday at 10 o'clock.

Note: Dates and age are not exactly the same but this is how it is written.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, IRMA, 61, of 6 Kermit Court, Moundsville, died Wednesday at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in West Virginia, August 12, 1921, the daughter of the late Harry and Anna (White) Gamble. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Dames of Malta, and Rebekah Lodge.

She is survived by her husband Harry Bonar; one daughter Mrs. Robert (Judy) Balgo of Moundsville; two sons, Dan of Greensburg, Pa., and Mickey of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Robert Gamble and Gene Gamble, both of Pittsburgh, and six grandchildren.

Friends will be receivd at the Kirby-Vance Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, Thursday, 7-9pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Note: June 9, 1983, Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, JAMES I., 91 Ford Hulmar Nursing Home, Yorkville, died Monday at 3:30 am. at the nursing home. He was born in Cameron Dec. 11, 1879, the son of Charles and Clarinda Cummons Bonar. He was a former resident of Wheeling Island.

He was a retired street car conductor; member of Amalgamated Transit Union Division 103; the Church of God of Wheeling. His wife, Clora E. Marquis Bonar preceded him in death in 1952. Surviving are three daughters, Gertrude C. Bonar and Bertha H. Bonar both of Wheeling, Mrs. Richard (Thelma) McGilton of Springfield, Ohio. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St. Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9., where services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm with Rev. Paul Zoladz Sr. officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Date May 17, 1971

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


BONAR, JOHN W., 75 of RD1 Cadiz, formerly of Cameron, died Friday at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. He was a Protestant by faith and a retired millwright.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Fisher Bonar; two daughters, Mrs. Herbert (Helen) McMullen of East Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Harold (Beverly) Hopson of Warren, Mich; four sons, Howard E. of Temple City, Calif., John William of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Arley L. of Jacksonville, Fla. and Robert L. of Center Line, Mich; two sisters, Mrs. Vesta Gump of Falls Church, Va. and Mrs. Thelma McPherson of West Alexander; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St. Elm Grove, noon-3 and 7-9 pm Sunday where services will be held Monday at 1:30 pm. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas W.Va. He was a member of the Cameron Masonic Lodge.

Dated Friday, June 22, 1979

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Saturday, 30 Jun 1934

Mrs NELLIE GATTS BONAR Dies Friday; Funeral On Monday

Mrs Nellie Gatts Bonar, widow of the late Jesse L Bonar, died at the home of her son, Challen O Bonar, 1010 Tomlinson avenue, Friday evening at 11:55 o'clock following a brief illness. She was in her 80th year.

Mrs Bonar is survived by three sons, Harry B, of Fork Ridge, Challen O, Moundsville, and Earl L, Moundsville; one daughter, Mrs Neva Z Sullivan, of Fork Ridge; eleven grandchildren and two great grand children; three brothers, Robert Gatts, of Ravena, O, Peter, of Bloomington, Ind, and Arthur of Moundsville; two sisters, Mrs Mary Sivert of Moundsville, and Mrs Zena Mozena of Clarington, O.

Her husband died June 3, 1932, Mrs Bonar was a member of the First M E church, of Moundsville.

The body was removed to the Grisell funeral home, and will be taken to the home of the son, Challen O Bonar, 1016 Tomlinson avenue, Sunday morning, where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Dr J C Hoffman of the First M E church will officiate and interment will occur in Mount Rose cemetery.

Note: She was the d/o Peter Gatts & Ellen Monteith.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


SARAH JANE BONAR

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.
February 24, 1922

Sarah Jane Bonar, widow of the late John W. Bonar, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. E. Mason, at Fanlight, Wetzel County, West Virginia. Mr. Bonar died May 1, 1906. Mrs. Bonar’s maiden name was Sarah Sivert, a sister of the late Jacob Sivert. She was born at Dallas, Marshall County, West Virginia, but spent most of her life on Bowman Ridge and in later years, when she made her home with children living elsewhere, it was her greatest pleasure to visit her old home neighborhood and attend services at Bowman Church, where she had been an active member since her marriage in 1852. Mrs. Bonar was 89 years, five months and 10 days old. She is survived by five children: M. Wes Bonar of Taylor’s Ridge in Marshall County; T. T. Bonar of Bowman Ridge; Mrs. Rose Mason of Fanlight; J. P. Bonar of West Alexander, Pennsylvania; and James Bonar of Wheeling. Five children preceded her in death. They were Emma, Frances and Everett, who died in childhood; Cora Mason who died about 25 years ago; and Sarah Jane Bonar, who died in August 1917. Twenty-seven grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren also survive her. Mrs. Bonar was a very active woman and kept well informed. Into her 80’s, she pieced quilts and read the daily newspapers. Services were held at Bowman and interment was in the family lot at Bowman Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


WILLIAM M. BONAR

William M. Bonar, 36, of Bellaire, OH, died Sunday, May 26, 2002. He was employed at Mor-For-Less, Bellaire and was a member of the St. James Catholic Church, McMechen. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother. Surviving are his father Robert M. Bonar, three brothers, John P. (Erin) Bonar, Thomas L. (Marcy) Bonar, and Daniel L. Bonar; two sisters, Mary "Kathy" Waterfeild and Mrs. Dan (Diane) Balgo; a special friend Renee Gongola; several nieces and nephews. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Heather VanScyoc.


WILLIAM SANFORD BONAR

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

William Sanford Bonar, age 75, of Cameron, W.Va., died March 18, 1961 at his home. Born on June 8, 1885 at Big Run, W.Va., he was a son of Newton and Sarah (Fish) Bonar. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Cameron and was the attendance officer for the Cameron School District. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Welling Bonar; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Bonithant of Piedmont, Ohio; a son, Gibson, of Cameron; a brother, Alfred of Cameron; a sister, Mrs. Mayme Howard of Loudonville, W.Va.; and three grandchildren. Burial was made in the Big Run Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


WILLIAM L. BONNETTE

Source: The Times, Brevard County, Florida - Wednesday, May 18, 1994

William L. Bonnette, communication technician at Disney World and Sunday school teacher, died Sunday, May 8, 1994 at home. He was 59 years old. Mr. Bonnette was born in Moundsville, W.Va. He came to Brevard County in 1979 from Glen Dale, W.Va., where he retired from the Navy as a chief petty officer with 23 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Gloria Bonnette of Melbourne; sons, Richard Bonnette of Deltona, Rodney Bonnette of Columbus, Ohio, and Randolph Bonnette of Melbourne; daughters, Rebecca Hendrix, Sharon Hamilton and Diane Williams, all of Chesapeake, Va.; and five grandchildren.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


SIDNEY BOOTH

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
June 23, 1935

On Saturday, June 15, 1935, the death angel entered North Wheeling Hospital and claimed for his victim Sidney Booth. Mr. Booth was fatally injured in a fall from a ladder on Wednesday, June 12, 1935, at the Hazel Atlas Glass Company in Wheeling. He was rushed to the hospital and lived for three days. The deceased was born in Marshall County, W. VA., on January 29, 1889, the son of the late George and Mary Matilda Booth. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Besides his wife, Mrs. Della Booth, he leaves two sons, Wilbert and William, and his mother, Mrs. Mary Matilda Booth, all of Moundsville; six brothers, Clarence of Warren Ohio; Earl of Glen Easton; Lance of Detroit, Mich.; Arch of Cleveland, Ohio; Harry and Ransom of Moundsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Stoddard of Detroit and Inez of Moundsville. Funeral services were held at the home on June 17, 1935 and interment followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


DAVID W. BOSTON

Feb 16, 1948 - Source unknown

Funeral services for David W. Boston, 2317 First street, Moundsville, who died Saturday afternoon in the Glen Dale hospital, following a lengthy illness, will be held Tuesday afternoon at the late home.

The body was removed to the late home yesterday afternoon from Grisell's, 805 Fifth street. Services will be held there Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. I. Clifford Bucy, pastor of Moundsville Christian church, in charge. Interment will be in Northview cemetery, New Martinsville.

Deceased was born in Belmont county, O., March 6, 1871, a son of the late Israel and Barbara Brown Boston, and moved to West Virginia as a young man. He lived most of his life at Woodlands, where he was an employee of the B&O Railroad for 50 years, retiring in 1941. He was a section foreman.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Adaline Dennis Boston and Raymond O. Boston, of Pittsburgh, and Clyde W. Boston of Moundsville; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Brazell of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Alberta Cochrane of Moundsville, and Miss Irene Boston at home; one brother, Amos Boston of Hannibal, O., and seven grandchildren.

He was a member of the First Christian Church.

(Linda Fluharty)


Andy C. Bosworth

BOSWORTH, Andy C., age 42, of Loff Street, Wheeling, W.Va., died Tuesday, October 10, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

He was born September 26, 1964 in Peterborough, England.

He was a US Marine Veteran; and a member of the United Methodist Church of McMechen.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Junior Bosworth in 1983 and Beverly Hudson Bosworth in 1992.

Survivors include his father, Bill (Lorraine) Bosworth of Lancaster, Ohio; his mother, Rosa (Jerry) Boone of Parkersburg, W.Va.; a daughter; Sheena (Ronnie) Drake of Burnsville, Ohio; a brother; Brooks (Cassie) Bosworth of St. Clairsville, Ohio; four half-brothers; Bill and Nick (Kim), all of Lancaster, Terry (Katherine) of Pickerington, OH and Darren of Parkersburg, WV, a half-sister; Georgia Boone of Parkersburg, a granddaughter; Kacie Drake and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1pm.

lnurnment in McMechen Cemetery, McMechen.


JOHN HENRY BOW

[Source: Unknown Wheeling area paper]

John Bow Rites Will Be Tuesday

South Wheeling restaurant owner was former city councilman

Funeral services for John Bow, 61 a former councilman of Benwood, who died Friday at the Wheeling hospital, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. John R.C. Haas, of St Paul's Evangelical church, officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Mr. Bow had resided in Wheeling for a number of years and conducted a restaurant at Forty-eighth and Jacob streets, having many friends in both cities. He managed the Independents football team, of which members are honorary pallbearers. They are: Albert Riggle, Menader Marshall, George Verdonic, Arthur Wentzel, Edward Autin and Jack James.

The city of Benwood paid tribute to the ex-councilman with the flag at the city building draped and flying at half mast. During his residence in Benwood he took and active interest in this city's development.

Submitted by Pat Ballard.


UNA VERTA (TURNER) BOW

[Source: Unknown Wheeling newspaper - Una died between 1935-1936.]

Bow Funeral Will Be Held Wednesday

Funeral services are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her late residence, 14 Forty-eighth street, for Mrs. Una Turner Bow, widow of J. H. Bow, who succumbed Saturday at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Heckert, 1816 Jacob street.

Rev. John R.C. Haas, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical church, will officiate. Interment in Greenwood cemetery with follow.

Submitted by Pat Ballard.


Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home, Flagler Beach, Florida

October 30, 2008

B. CARLISLE BOWLING

Bonnie Carlisle Bowling, 65, of Ormond Beach passed away on Wednesday October 29, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Bluefield, WV July 18, 1943, a son of the late Bonnie Rose and Mildred Clark Bowling. Mr. Bowling had resided in Ormond Beach since 1977, coming from Haines City, FL and was a former resident of Hendersonville, NC. Mr. Bowling was the owner of Bellevue Florist on Flagler Beach and was a former Funeral Director in Haines City, FL and Hendersonville, NC. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church, Ormond Beach, a member and past master Bunnell Masonic Lodge #200, a member of York Rite, the Oriental Commandery # 9, Halifax Council # 9 R.S.M, Halifax Chapter # 5 R.A.M. He enjoyed working on genealogy. Surviving are his wife of 43 years Elaine, his son Kyle of Ormond Beach and his brother William of Newark OH. The family will receive friends on Monday, November 3, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, November 4 at 2:30 PM in Volusia Memorial Park, Ormond Beach FL. The family suggest contributions to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation or Vitas Hospice. For service information and online condolences go to: www.craigflaglerpalms.com. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.


Joseph R. Bozicevich

BOZICEVICH, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Joseph R., 83, born and raised in Benwood, W.Va., died Wednesday October 19, 2005 in Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

LTC Bozicevich served in the U.S. Army with honor in World War II, the Korean War, and in Thailand in support of the Vietnam War. As a civilian, he also served as Chief of Personnel Security for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey; brother, Frank; sisters, Margaret Meyers, Magdalene Regan, and Rose Marie Albert; children, Joseph Jr., David and Diane Bozicevich; and grandchildren, Margaret, Karen, Alexander, and Julia Bozicevich.

Viewing and visitation will be Sunday, October 23, 2005 from 3-5 p.m. at the Witzke's Funeral Home in Columbia, Md.

Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on Friday, December 23, 2005 at 1 p.m.


WILMA LYNN (VAN SCYOC) BRACKNELL

Bracknell, Wilma Lynn, 51 of Shadyside, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, GlenDale. Lynn was born June 25, 1952 in GlenDale, WV a daughter of the late Felix James Sr. and Geraldine Law Van Scyoc. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Fellowship Church, Bellaire, Ohio. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Wilma B. Law. Surviving are her husband, Richard Lee Bracknell, a daughter, Leanna Lynn Rush of Shadyside; four sisters, Barbara Ruth Baker of Shadyside, Cynthia Babette Skahill of Indian Head, MD, Bobbi L. Bobbit of Germany and Tamara J. Kavlick of Indian Head, MD; two brothers, Rocky V. Muldrew of Naples, FL and Felix James Van Scyoc Jr. of Valley City, Ohio, several nieces and nephews. Friends received from 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville where services will be held at 9:30 am Friday, April 23, 2004 with the Rev. Bill Marinelli officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by her sister, Barbara R. Baker.


Wheeling Register, Sep 14, 1894

JAMES BRANNON

Well Known Glassworker Dead

James Brannon, a former Martin's Ferry young man, died at the Wheeling Hospital yesterday afternoon. Deceased was about 25 years old, and left Martin's Ferry a few years ago to work in the Fostoria Glass Works, at Fostoria, Ohio, and came to Moundsville when the plant was removed. He was employed there until the time of his death. The funeral will take place tomorrow from his father's residence in Martin's Ferry. The Glassworkers' Union will turn out in a body at the funeral, as Mr. Brannon was a member of that organization. He was also a member of the Catholic Knights of St. John, of Moundsville.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


"DIED - BRANDT - On Tuesday, December 13, 1904, at 4 o'clock p.m., Carrie Brandt in her 55th year. Funeral from residence of her son, Wm. Wagner, on Boggs Run Thursday, December 15, at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Mt. Olivet. Friends of family invited to attend."

Submitted by Kim Weiss Westall.


Moundsville Journal, May 23, 1925

C. W. BRANTNER DIES

Funeral Services for Spanish War Veteran Friday.

Funeral services for Charles W. Brantner, 47, of 338 Ruckle-rd, will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home. Members of the Masonic Order will have charge.

Mr. Brantner was a Spanish War Veteran having served during the war with Co. M., West Virginia Infantry.

He leaves his wife, Winona, and three children, Mrs. Elsie Wilson, Asher, and Mecal June.

The above is from the Akron, O. Times. Mr. Brantner was a brother of M. L., D. L., and J. H. Brantner of this city.

Submitted by Joseph D. Parriott.


M. L. BRANTNER

M.L. Brantner Dies Suddenly - Prominent Moundsville Man Succumbs in Sleep; Funeral Will Be Held Tuesday. M.L. Brantner, prominent Moundsville citizen, and native of that city, died suddenly at his home, 1209 Fourth Street, early Sunday morning. Mr. Brantner who was aged 74 years last May 29, succumbed in his sleep.

Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage, it was announced by Dr. D.B. Ealy, Marshall County coroner, who investigated the death

Funeral services will be conducted in the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. H.A. Bruder, of Vandergrift, Pa., formerly of Moundsville, in charge. Interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery.

Mr. Brantner was the son of the late David and Corinda Brantner. Except for a short period of residence in Wheeling he spend his entire life in Moundsville.

He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and politically was a Republican. He was a painter by trade and was still actively engaged in his work this year.

Mr. Brantner retired apparently in his usual good health. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Philippine Kull Brantner and eight daughters; Miss Ella, at home, Mrs. R.J. Whitfield, Mrs. Aaron Brown, Mrs. J. T. Barnum, Mrs. R.E. Nelson, Mrs. Frank Martin, all of Moundsville, Mrs. J.E. Bryson of Chicago, and Mrs. James Coulter of Monongahela, Pa. Two brothers, John H. and Luke, both of Moundsville, and three sisters, Mrs. Sarah Ritchea, of Cameron, Mrs. Amanda Crouch, of Cannonsburg, Pa., and Mrs. Claude Padgett of New York also survive.

[Wheeling paper, July 10, 1932]

Submitted by Scot M. Rogerson.


PHILIPPINE BRANTNER

Mrs. Philippine Brantner, 91 Dies - Philippine Brantner, 91, widow of Michael Brantner, died at her home at 1209 Fourth Street at 6:15 o'clock this morning. Deceased was born March 15, 1858, the daughter of John and Rose Ann Frankhouser Kull and lived her entire life in Moundsville and vicinity.

Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Ella W. Titus, Mrs. Nell Whitfield, Mrs. Ann Nelson, and Mrs Madelyn Martin, all of Moundsville, Mrs. Daisy Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Josephine Bryson of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Rose Barnum of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs Lillie Coulter of Pa.; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother Charles Kull of Moundsville.

Body was removed to Grisell's where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

[Moundsville Paper, August 22, 1949]

Submitted by Scot M. Rogerson


MARY OLIVE BRIGGS

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
March 13, 1947

Mary Olive Briggs, age 62, wife of George Briggs, passed away at her home in Pine Grove, W. Va. She was born in Marshall County, W. Va., a daughter of Nelson and Abbie Sivert Richmond. She was a member of the Methodist Church near Reader, W. Va. Surviving in addition to her husband, are seven sons, Thomas of Wileyville, W. Va.; Guy of Reader; Elden, Leslie and Roy, all of Pine Grove; and Nelson of Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lenore Balwanz of Reader; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Postlethwait of New Martinsville; Mrs. Rachel Henthorn of Paden City, W. Va.; and Mrs. Lucy Wildman of Pine Grove; and one brother, Friend Richmond of Moundsville. Funeral services will be held at the Palmer Funeral Home in Pine Grove.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary of ORVILLE BRIGGS
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
December 19, 1998

Orville Briggs, 94, of Moundsville, died at Mound View Health Care Saturday, December 19, 1998. He was born July 23, 1904, in Marshall County, son of the late George and Della Logsdon Briggs. He was retired from the former Fostoria Glass Co., and was a member of the First Christian Church. Preceding him in death was his wife Hazel Blake Briggs; two sisters, Etta Faye Briggs and Vera Bonar; a grandson, Grady Mark Moore.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Vernon (Dorothy) Moore of Davenport, FL and Donna Lou Beyser of Moundsville; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation and funeral was held at 1 P.M. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, with Rev. Dr. John D. Brownlee officiating. Interment was held at Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


RHODA LOUETTA BRIGGS

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., May 5, 1932

Rhoda Louetta Briggs, of Moundsville, W.Va., was born Aug. 31, 1876 and died Apr. 11, 1932, age 55 years, seven months and ten days. She was the daughter of Sarah Ann and David Burton. She united with the Christian Church in early life. Surviving are her husband; one brother, J. L. Burton of Fairview, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Della Goddard of Proctor, W.Va. and Mrs. Lucy B. Rossey of Morgantown, W.Va. Funeral services were held April. 14, 1932 with Rev. C. D. Plum at the Church of Christ. Interment was made in Greenlawn Cemetery in New Martinsville, W.Va. Pallbearers were: Webster and Raymond Goddard, Harry and Earl Burton, Ray Fitzsimmons and Charles Whiteman, all Mrs. Briggs’ nephews.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary, Information on TALBERT GLENDON (GLEN) BRIGGS

BRIGGS, Talbert Glendon (Glen), of Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia, passed away at his home Wednesday (March 2, 1960) at 11:20 p.m. He was born June 13, 1881, in Marshall County, WV, a son of the late David and Alvilda Talbert Briggs; he was a retired farmer. In 1904, he was married in Glen Easton (Marshall County, WV), to Allie Myrtle Dobbs, who died November 29, 1950. He was a member of the Brethren Church. Surviving are four sons, Earl of Cameron; Ivan of Omaha, Neb.; Kenneth of Massillion, Ohio; and J. L. of R.D. #1, Cameron; three daughters, Mrs. Crystal Rush of New Castle, PA; Mrs. Sybil Creston of Baltimore; and Mrs. Ruth Blake of New Brighton, PA; 19 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Allie Lydick of Dallas, WV; Mrs. Edna Lilley of Moundsville, WV; and Mrs. Della Sandiford of Glen Easton, WV; one brother, Mont Briggs of Moundsviille, WV; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Antill Funeral Home, Cameron, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Cecil Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Cameron, WV.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News Register", Wheeling, WV, Thursday, 3 March 1960, page 8. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

SPECIAL NOTE: Mr. Briggs would be a brother to Mrs. Emma (Briggs) Parks listed in the Marshall County GenWeb Obituary Collection.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


BRIGGS, William “Bill,” 63, of 13th Street, McMechen, W.Va., died Friday, October 26, 2007, in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

He was born June 26, 1944 in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of Iva LeMasters Briggs of Moundsville, W.Va. and the late George Briggs.

He was a manager with Hanover Shoes; a sales representative with Warner Lambert; and a Methodist by faith.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Priscilla DiCocco Briggs; a son, John Briggs of McMechen; two daughters, Carol (Ron) Patterson of Wheeling and Susan (Mitch) Fisher of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Vincent Patterson, Dakota Fisher and William Patterson; and a sister, Patricia (Gary) Rider of Moundsville.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 12-3 and 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Sympathy expressions at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Dessie Brock

BROCK, Dessie O., 103, of Springfield, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 7, 2006 in Heartland of Springfield.

She was born on September 25, 1903 in Silver Hill, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Lewis Walter and Laura Arizona (Stern) Taylor. She lived in West Virginia until 1979 when she moved to Ohio, to live with her daughter, Kathleen Moose.

Dessie was married to Forrest Jacob Brock in 1922, they had four children. She attended the Church of the Nazarene while living in West Virginia. After moving to Ohio, she joined the Free Methodist Church and later the Wesleyan Church, where she currently holds membership.

Dessie was preceded in death by her parents; and her siblings, Raymond Taylor, Clarice Morrow, Nola Straight, Harley, Blaine and Harry Taylor; one son, Roma Harold Brock; two sons-in-law, William Graden and Richard Sparks; and daughter-in-law, Marie Riggs Brock.

Her survivors include her daughters; and one son-in-law, Izetta Jewell Sparks, Helen Delorus Graden, Kathleen Faye and Elton Moose; four grandchildren, Rebecca Moose Oyler, Paula Moose Dunn, Marlin Graden and Karen Graden Barnes; nine great-grand children, Woodrow and Denise Oyler, Stephen and Lydia Dunn, Emily and Nathan Dickenherr and Alden, Kaleb and Ryker Graden; and one great- great-grandchild, Aidan Branscum.

Services in West Virginia will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene, New Martinsville, West Virginia. Family and friends may call at the church one hour prior to services.

Burial to follow in North View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are requested to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Dr., Suite 221, Dayton, Ohio 45439.


Brookes, Audrey G.
August 29, 2005 - (Grisell's website)

Brookes, Audrey G., age 94, formerly of 5th St., Moundsville, Wva died Monday, August 29, 2005 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Wva.

She was born January 9, 1911 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Patrick and Austa Norris Hinerman. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Brookes and a brother, J.T. Hinerman.

Survivors include a son, Richard L. Hinerman, a daughter, Linda Markey, both of Moundsville, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great grandson.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1pm with Rev. Michael E. Taylor officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.


CLARENCE BROOKS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.

November 6, 1891

Wednesday, November 4, 1891, Clarence Brooks, infant child of George and Mina Brooks, died. The funeral will be Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock; interment in the Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


EVA (Holstine)YEATER BROOKS

"Wheeling News-Register", Sunday, 2 Sep 2001

Brooks, Eva Yeater, 91, of Moundsville, WV, died Friday, Aug 31, 2001, in Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville. She was born in Putnam County, WV, daughter of the late Edward and Alice Lewis Holstine.

She was a self-employed tax preparer and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Alton P Yeater, in 1968; her second husband, James Brooks, in 1987; two sons, Paul and Robert Lee Yeater; and a brother, Emory Holstine.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas R and Jeff Yeater, both of Moundsville; three daughters, Mrs Jean Anderson (Thomas), Mrs Kay Rulong (William), both of Moundsville, and Mrs Joan Knight of Lexington, KY; a sister, Violet Ramsey of Baton Rouge, LA; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; several nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 pm Monday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 am Tuesday, with the Rev Todd Frail and the Rev William Calhoun officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Simpson United Methodist Church, 800 7th St, Moundsville, WV 26041 or the American Diabetes Assoc, WV Affiliate Inc, 1221-A Ohio Ave, PO Box 1115, Dunbar, OH 25064.

Eulogy by Rev Todd E Frail (Grandson-in-law)
Eva Myrtle Yeater Brooks was born September 3, 1909 in Putnam County, WV. It was a Friday. She was the oldest of three children born to Edward and Alice Lewis Holstine. Her brother was Emory and he died in 1980. Her sister is Violet and she survives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Eva did her schooling in Putnam County at Poca High where they were called the Poca Dots, I can't imagine what their mascot looked like. By the time she was in high school, Eva had distinguished herself as quite a singer. She sang and acted in the high school operettas. She was Miss Cherry Blossom in the school musical and cut quite an attractive figure with blossoms in her hair. She also had a keen flair for sports and played for the girls softball team. Probably because she was so active in music and sports, the family allowed her to stay behind with a friend's family to finish her senior year rather than to move with them to Marshall County where her father sought work in the mines.

After Eva graduated she joined the family. It was at this time that Eva met Alton Paul Yeater who was working in the office at the mine where her father, Edward had found work. They were married October 20, 1928. He drove an Oldsmobile roadster and no doubt she sang to him, "In My Merry Oldsmobile". This marriage produced 7 children and one that died in infancy. Paul was born October 20, 1929; Jean was born April 26, 1932; Joan October 7, 1934; Kay August 15, 1938; Tom September 13, 1943; Bob September 16, 1945; and Jeff February 8, 1953. Alton worked as an insurance agent for a time.....later the Fostoria Glass factory. He also got his notary license and opened up an office doing people's tax work. In time Eva also got her license and they worked the office together. This was more than a job, they really offered people a service. Alton died very unexpectedly in 1968 at the age of 63, apparently from a massive coronary. He had just toured the open house of the new John Marshall High School and had not complained at all of ill health.

Eva continued the tax business from the home and office on Jefferson Avenue...she helped many, many people with her service and often did not charge for her extra work.

In time she met James "Bud" Brooks who frequented the Eagles Lodge across the street. Bud was a retired foreman with the mines. He asked her out and they began a romance that culminated in marriage February 6, 1977 at the Christian Church. Kay and her husband, Windy, stood up with them as witnesses.

They lived together in an apartment on 5th Street behind the former Mercantile Bank. They lived in the downstairs apartment while there were almost always two Morman Missionary young men in the upstairs apartment. Eva said they were always "her boys". Bud and Eva made a good couple. They enjoyed traveling together and did a lot of it with the Marshall County Senior Citizens group. They saw such places as Ocean City, Nashville, Myrtle Beach, Dinner theaters in Ohio, and a particular favorite of Eva's was a trip to Canada. She loved to take pictures everywhere they went and we enjoyed looking at them, especially knowing how much fun she was having. She did have this rare knack, however, of cutting off people's heads so you some times had to ask who the person was she had photographed. Bud was good to Eva and she was good for him. He died in 1987 and she was alone again. It was then that "her boys", the Morman missionaries became very indispensable in keeping an eye out for Eva.

Two other great losses in her life were the deaths of her two grown sons....Paul in 1978 and Bob in 1989 both from complications related to Diabetes. Both were only in their forties. Their deaths were tragic for the young families they left behind and for the mother who gave them life. After Bob died Eva remained close with his widow, Mary (Grimes Yeater). They had a standing schedule on Fridays. Mary would pick her up, they would go to breakfast and then get groceries. The two widows were good for each other. Life would never be quite the same after Bud died. Eva didn't take trips anymore....she did a lot of walking in those days..It was good therapy for her...and good for her health too.

Her 80th birthday in 1989 at the barn was quite an event. All of us tried our best to get there. It was perhaps the last time that many of her families were all together in one place. Even then she began saying she didn't know how much longer she would live....that was twelve years ago. Eva loved attention and that day she got it all.

When the family was asked to share things they remembered about her...one seemed to sum it up by saying she kept an immaculate house....she was always well groomed....and she loved her sweets. That might be a bit simplistic, but they were all true. Eva really worked hard at keeping a clean house, a tough legacy for her kids to follow. She was very kind and generous in her business dealings in her notary and tax business...some have never forgotten how she helped them. She was a staunch democrat...you always knew how she would vote. She was a very attractive woman. She loved clothes...and was on the receiving end of many gifts of clothes at Christmas...because we always knew what made her happy. But perhaps the thing she liked the most was candy. If several people got her candy the same birthday or Christmas that was OK with her...She always would share with you...but you always knew she had her own stash too. She loved to go to Melman's Cafeteria and especially she liked their lemon meringue pie.

The last few years Eva lost her sparkle. She moved to Mound View and except for early on when she would come out of her room and join in the hymn sings...she didn't mix much. She came to our family functions but didn't stay long....and then later forgot that she had even come. She had a good time a year ago when we celebrated her 91st but the stamina just wasn't there. This past year there were many days when she just didn't want to get out of bed. She just wanted to sleep. She was ready to die. Three weeks ago a rare opportunity presented itself when we could get together with her for a five generation picture. My son Seth and his wife Carrie and their infant daughter Eowyn Eleanor Frail were in town overnight. On Friday midday we went to Mound View for the visit. Eva wasn't in her room...but her bed was made and she was in the dining room ready for lunch. We got her back to the room and the minute she set eyes on her new and only great-great-granddaughter she burst into song. Looking at Eowyn's pretty blue eyes she started to sing.. "Blue eyes...nothing but blue eyes do I see" and then she laughed for joy. It was a magic moment. The old sparkle was there. It was Eva at her best. Even the wonderful pictures that we took...can't fully capture the memory of that experience for those of us who were there.

Little did we know that a little over 24 hours later..."London Bridges would come falling down for our fair lady." Eva fell coming out of the dining room at Mound View and suffered multiple fractures of both her hip and arm. She endured about 6 hours of surgery and the early prognosis was encouraging. But, that quickly reversed itself and she began to rapidly fail. Last Thursday she was still somewhat responsive and many of you had the chance to slip in and be with her for a time and let her know of your love. Friday night at 10:25 pm she very gently breathed her last breath almost 92 years after she took her first breath on a Friday. She had been saying for some time that she wanted "to go and see Jesus". Eva Myrtle Yeater Brooks went to see Jesus who just as he said he would had prepared a place for her...near to the heart of God. Yesterday she was 92 and in our hearts and minds we are still counting.

Now, then, let me say these words more as a paster...

Long before Forest, Forest Gump told us that "life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get"...many of us knew from Eva that life is sweeter with a box of chocolates.

I brought this box of Russell Stover chocolates one of her favorites, though there were many, so we could reflect on their deeper meaning. I'm told that her favorites were the creams...the caramels were too chewy and stuck to her teeth...but she would still eat them. Consider with me for a moment how life is like a box of chocolates..you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes we get what we want and life seems so pleasant so full of joy and hope. Sometimes we get hard knocks in life as Eva did on several occasions and we may even want to push away. Sometimes we have a hard chew with what we've gotten and we have to bite down hard. What makes all the difference in the world in those times is knowing we are not alone. It is knowing we are surrounded by those who love us...and even more by the One who is closer to us than our skin or our own next breath. God who rejoiced the day that Eva was born was still with her all the way even when Eva didn't know it.

God was with her in a way even family couldn't be when she lost Alton and Bud and Paul and Bob. And when life became a real tough one to chew anymore she began to long to go home. She longed for that greater love..greater even than she knew from us. Finally last Friday she bit down hard one last time and she got the cream that she wanted and the taste of it was sweet. May we find hope and peace as we embrace the assurance that Eva Myrtle Yeater Brooks lives eternal with the God who first so graciously gave her to us for 92 years and we are still counting. Amen.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson, grandson.


RUTH BROWN Funeral Monday
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 23, 1999

Ruth M. Woods Brown, 76, of Klondike Road, West Lafayette, Ind., formerly of Moundsville, died Wednesday, January 20, 1999, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Lafayette.

Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 PM Sunday at Grisell Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10 AM Monday. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Moundsville,

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2502 Second Street, Moundsville, WV 26041 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


WILLARD BROWN

Brown, Willard G. "Bo" 77, of Pleasant Valley, Marshall County, W. Va. died Sunday, July 14, 2002, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born April 19, 1925, in Moundsville, W. Va., the son of the late George H. and Clara R. Brown.

He was a retired sales manager from Ohio Valley Window Co., with 35 years of service; he was retired owner/operator of the former Brown's Window Co., he was an Army Veteran of World War II, having served with the 74th General Hospital; a member of the Hillview Terrace Church of Christ; Earl Francis Post 3, American Legion; Moundsville VFW, Post 437; and the Lions Club of Pleasant Valley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, David Alan Brown, and a brother, Webster Brown. Survivors include his wife, Helen Selina Blake Brown, two sons, Larry K. Brown, and Douglas W. Brown (Karen R. Haught): two daughters, Diana L. (David W. ) Johnston and Rebecca S. (Bernard L.) Maracellus; two brothers, Donald (Shirley) Brown, William (Virginia) Brown, two sisters, Wilma Metz and Doris Holmes a sister-in-law, Amelia Brown; several grandchildren, Megan (Robert), Jason Ryan, Elizabeth (Ben), Brandon, Jennifer, Samantha and Darron.

Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Evangelist Gene West and Evangelist Emanuel Daugherty officiating. Interment in Upper Wolf Run Presbyterian Cemetery, Cameron, W.Va. where Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside service. Memorial contributions may be made to W.Va. School of Preaching, Fourth Street and Willard Avenue, Moundsville, W.V. 26041.

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


Harry Brubaker

BRUBAKER, Harry W., 75, of McMechen, W.Va., died Sunday, January 15, 2006 in Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville, W.Va.

He was born October 11, 1930 in Benwood, W.Va., the son of the late Harry and Katherine Raper Brubaker.

He was a retired employee of Bayer Chemical Company, New Martinsville, W.Va.; a member of the McMechen- Benwood United Methodist Church; and US Army veteran. Harry was a 50 year member of the Marshall Union Lodge No.8 A.F.&A.M., Moundsville; the 25 year club of Mobay Chemical Company; and the Marshall County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Nancy R. Coffman Brubaker; a son, Bruce L. Brubaker and his wife, Tracy, of Morgantown, W.Va.; and two stepgrandchildren, Tyler and Elizabeth.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Altrneyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, Mc Mechen, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday January 18, 2006 with the Rev. James Lawson officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va. The Marshall Union Lodge No.8 will conduct Masonic graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church, 8th and Marshall Street, McMechen, WV 26040.


Marshall Native Dies at age 100

LILLANN C. BUMGARDNER, 100 formerly of Moundsville, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in the Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville.

She was born January 19, 1899 in McMechen, the daughter of the late, George W. and Victoria Boylan Keffer.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Moundsville, a charter member of the VFW Post No. 437 Ladies Auxiliary, Moundsville, a life member of the American Legion Earl Francis Post No. 3 Ladies Auxiliary, Moundsville, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries No. 499 Ladies Auxiliary, Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Dewey Bumgardner; three sons, James, Robert and Dewey Bumgardner; an infant daughter. Surviving are ten grandchildren, Jackie Landers, Mrs. Norman (Dorothy) Wade, Mary Lou Yutzey, Carolyn Jennings. Chuck Bumgardner, Jawn P. Bumgardner, Donald Bumgardner, Debrah Zadai, Denise Otte, Linda Lou Lewis; 18 great grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great great great granddaughter.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 am. Thursday with Rev. Dr. John C. Brownlee officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills MemorialPark, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Moundsville, Third and Grant Ave., Moundsville, W.Va. 26041.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


Moundsville Daily Echo, June 29, 1995

CARL BUNGARD DIED SUNDAY

Carl J. Bungard, 70, of 904 Grant avenue, Moundsville, died Sunday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was born Aug. 29, 1915 in Wolf Run, Marshall County, the son of the late John and Pauline McNinch Bungard. He was a member of Moundsville VFW Post No. 437, and the Glass Cutters Union. He was a retired glass cutter for Fostoria Glass Co., and a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of WWII.

He was preceded in death by a son, Joe, in 1971.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Nuzum Bungard; a son, John C. of Morgantown; a daughter, Margaret A. Bungard of Moundsville; two granddaughters, Jessica and Nora Bungard, both of Morgantown; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson avenue, Moundsville, 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, July 28, 1998

DONNIS BUNGARD DIED MONDAY

Donnis Bungard, 88, of Cameron, died Monday, July 27, 1998 at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling. He was born in Greene County, PA., January 4, 1910.

He was a member of the First Brethren Church of Cameron. He was retired from Weirton Steel. He was the son of the late Daniel and Emma Isminger Bungard.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Wilma Ashby Bungard, one brother Frank Bungard of Warren, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday July 29th from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home Lutes Kirby Vance Chapel where services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ralph John officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Brethren Church of Cameron. Interment at Highland Cemetery, Cameron, WV.

DONNIS BUNGARD FUNERAL THURSDAY

Donnis Bungard, 88, of Cameron, died Monday, July 27, 1998 at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.

Friends will be received Wednesday July 29th from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home Lutes Kirby Vance Chapel where services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ralph John officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Brethren Church of Cameron. Interment at Highland Cemetery, Cameron, WV.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, February 4, 1959

MRS. EMMA BUNGARD DIED TODAY ON BLAIRS RIDGE

Mrs. Emma Stewart Bungard died at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Lilley on Blairs Ridge, at 8:15 o'clock this Wednesday morning. She was the widow of the late Henry Bungard and was born in West Virginia on March 14, 1884, a daughter of Thomas and Martha McCosh Stewart. She was a member of Fork Ridge Baptist Church.

Surviving are her two sons Harry Bungard of Glen Easton, and Floyd Bungard of Moundsville, R. D. 1. One son Arthur proceeded her in death. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Lilley of Blairs Ridge; two brothers, Edward Stewart of Cameron R. D. 4 and John Stewart of Freeport, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Smith Riggs of Freeport, Ohio and Herbert Hubbs of R. D. 1 Moundsville; 13 grand children and three great?grandchildren.

The body is at Lutes funeral home and at two o'clock Friday afternoon funeral services will be held at Fork Ridge Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Ister West. Burial in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, October 18, 1989

FLOYD BUNGARD DIED WEDNESDAY

Floyd A. Bungard, 70, of RD 1, Glen Easton, died Wednesday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 7, 1919, in Marshall County, son of William and Emma Bungard.

He was a retired employee of the Marshall County Court House and a member of the Beelers Station Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Crow Bungard; two sons, John Allen of Glen Easton and Wilbert H. of Proctor; a daughter, Rona Orum of Littleton, W.V.; a sister, Ota Lilley of Moundsville; and twelve grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Kirby?Vance Funeral Home, 118 Grant avenue, Moundsville, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Final Arrangements are incomplete.

FLOYD BUNGARD SERVICES FRIDAY

Services for Floyd A. Bungard, 70, of RD 1, Glen Easton, who died Wednesday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirby?Vance Funeral Home, 118 Grant avenue, Moundsville, with Rev. Frank Crow Jr. officiating.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, June 1984

FRANCIS BUNGARD DIED THURSDAY

Francis M. Bungard, 70, of RD 5, Cameron, died Thursday in Monongalia General Hospital. Morgantown.

He was owner?operator of Bungard's Grocery, Georgetown, W.Va. and attended the Littleton Church of God.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy; a sister, Flossie O. Bungard.

Surviving are two nephews, Roy Bungard of Aliquippa, Pa. and John Bungard of Monaca, Pa.; two nieces, Karen Lewis, of Aliquippa and Carol Delvarney of East Liverpool.

Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hunt Funeral Home, Hundred, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Interment will be in Anderson?Bethel Cemetery, Littleton.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, November 7, 1987

HARRY BUNGARD DIED SATURDAY

Harry H. Bungard, 73, of RD 1, Glen Easton, died Saturday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 21, 1914, at Marshall County, son of William and Emma Stewart Bungard.

He was a self?employed farmer and a retired employee of the former Marx Toy Company, Glen Dale.

He was a member of Fork Ridge Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Gilmore Bungard; a son, Thomas W. of Glen Easton; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Wilma) Carney of Glen Dale, and Mrs. Charles (Jean) Riley of Glen Easton; a foster son, William Gilmore of Moundsville; a brother, Floyd Bungard of Moundsville; a sister, Mrs. John (Ota) Lilley of Moundsville; ten grandchildren; and two great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson avenue, Moundsville, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. Frank Crow Jr. officiating.

Interment will be in Beelers Station cemetery Moundsville.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, February 15, 1943

JOHN K. BUNGARD DIES MONDAY PM

John K. Bungard, 53, of 1206 Ninth street, died in the Glen Dale hospital Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock, after a brief illness.

Surviving are his wife Pauline Bungard, one son Carl at Camp Atterbury, Ind., one daughter Mrs. Naomi Turk of Cameron, RD 3, two brothers Charles Bungard of Cameron 3, and Paul Bungard of Moundsville, five sisters Mrs. Milton Wellman, Mrs. Ray Riggle, Mrs. Faye Kinney, Mrs. Raymond Dunn, all of Cameron, and Mrs. Sam Anderson of Glen Easton.

He was a member of the Baptist church, of the K of P Lodge No. 79, Modern Woodmen of America, Mr. OUAM and American Flint Glass Workers Union Branch No. 507. He had been employed at the Fostoria.

The body was removed to Grisell funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, July 27, 1994

LOUISE BUNGARD DIED WEDNESDAY

Louise Bungard, 73, of Second Street, Glen Dale, died Wednesday, July 27, at her residence. She was born on May 25, 1921 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Walter Thomas and Mary Jane Whorter Gilmore. She was a member of the Beeler Station Christian Church.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Bungard, on November 7, 1987; five brothers, Marion, Earnest "Casey", Ralph, Raymond and J.C. Gilmore; and three sisters, Essie Miller, Ellen Lilley and Mary Crawford.

Survivors include one son, Tom Bungard, of Glen Easton; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Wilma) Carney of Glen Dale and Mrs. Charles (Jean) Riley of Glen Easton; a foster?son, Bill Gilmore, of Moundsville, ten grandchildren; seven great?grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 7?9 p.m. and Friday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, where services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bernard Vandergrift officiating.

Interment in Beeler Station Cemetery, Moundsville.

LOUISE BUNGARD FUNERAL SATURDAY

Louise Bungard, 73, of Second Street, Glen Dale, died Wednesday, July 27, at her residence.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, where services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bernard Vandergrift officiating.

Interment in Beeler Station Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, June 2, 1999

MARGARET BUNGARD DIED WEDNESDAY

Margaret Anna Bungard, 71, of RD 1 Glen Easton, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999 at home. She was born in Marshall County on November 2, 1927, daughter of the late John Wesley and Jane Augusta Fair Crow. She was a Baptist by faith. Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd A. Bungard in 1989; parents; a brother.

Surviving are two sons, John of Glen Easton and Wilbert of Proctor; a daughter, Rona McCardle of Proctor; two brothers, Elmer Wayne Crow of McMechen and Donal Crow of Glen Easton; two sisters, Mrs. James (Florence) Schaffer of Moundsville and Frances Cain of Canton, Ohio; eleven grandchildren; three great?grandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to graveside services Friday at 2 p.m. at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park with Rev. Frank Crow officiating. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby?Vance Chapel.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, May 23, 1996

MARGARET BUNGARD 75, DIED THURSDAY

Margaret "Marg" Bungard, 75, of Grant Ave., Moundsville, died Thursday, May 23, at the Mound View Health Care Center. She was born March 20, 1921, in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Richard and Frances Dunlap Nuzum.

She was a retired employee of the Moundsville Water Dept.; a former employee of the former First Federal Savings & Loan; and a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl J. Bungard, Sr., in 1968; one son; Carl "Joe" Bungard Jr., in 1971; and one brother, Richard Nuzum.

Surviving are a son John C. Bungard, of Harrisonburg, VA; a daughter Margaret A. Bungard, of Moundsville; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Knight, and Mary Warsinskey, both of Moundsville; and two granddaughters, Jessica and Nora Bungard.

The family Will Receive friends Saturday 7?9 p.m. and Sunday 12?3, and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.

MARGARET BUNGARD FUNERAL MONDAY

Margaret "Marg" Bungard, 75, of Grant Ave., Moundsville, died Thursday, May 23, at the Mound View Health Care Center.

The family Will Receive friends Saturday 7?9 p.m. and Sunday 12?3, and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, February, 18 1962

PAUL BUNGARD DIED LAST NIGHT

Paul Robert Bungard, of 1801 Third Street, died at his hoe last night. He was born March 25, 1901, the son of George and Clara Knapp Bungard. He was retired from the State Road and served as assistant superintendent for a number of years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Moundsville, and a member of the Woodman of the World at Cameron.

Survived by his wife, Edna Matthews Bungard; two sons, Paul of Huntsville, Ala., and Robert L. of Moundsville; one brother, Charles Bungard; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Dunn of Cameron, Mrs. Alta Kinney of Cameron, Mrs. Gale (Gail) Anderson of Glen Easton and Mrs. Faye Riggle; and one granddaughter, Theresa Jane Bungard.

The body was removed to the Lutes Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


BUNGARD SERVICES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Services for Paul Robert Bungard of 1801 Third street, who died at his home Sunday night, will be held at the Lutes funeral home, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Richard Jones of the Presbyterian church officiating.

Burial will follow in Halcyon Hills cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo

ROY BUNGARD DIED FRIDAY

Roy E. Bungard, 75, of 178 North Arlington Street, Akron, formerly of Greene County, PA, and the Cameron area, died Friday, November 3, 2000 in Akron City Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron.

Moundsville Daily Echo

ROY BUNGARD SERVICE TUESDAY

Roy E. Bungard, 75, of 178 North Arlington Street, Akron, OH, formerly of Greene County, PA, and Cameron, died Friday, November 3, 2000 at Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH. He was born July 1, 1925 at Greene County, PA, the son of the late William Harrison Bungard and Mary Lou Martin Bungard Lohr. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elwood Bungard and John T. Bungard.

Surviving are three sisters, Virginia Pugh of Akron, OH, Ruth Duff of Lorain, OH, and Juanita Bath of Aleppo, PA; a sister?in?law, Leighla M. Bungard of Cameron; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, 2?4 and 6?8 p.m. Monday, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Aleppo, PA, with Pastor John Harding.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, July 13, 1939

W. H. BUNGARD OF FORK RIDGE DEAD

William H. Bungard died at his home on Fork ridge, this afternoon at 1:25 o'clock, following a brief illness.

Mr. Bungard was 70 years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Bungard, two sons Harry and Floyd Bungard at home, one daughter, Mrs. Ota Lilley of Blairs ridge, and one sister, Mrs. Della Benson of Sugar Grove, Pa.

He was a member of the Fork Ridge Baptist church.

The body was brought to Grisell's funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, July 14, 1939

W. H. BUNGARD RITES WILL OCCUR SUNDAY

The body of the late William H. Bungard of Fork ridge, will be removed this evening from the Grisell funeral home to the Bungard home on Fork ridge, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Additional services will be held at the Fork Ridge Baptist church at two o'clock with Rev. F. W. Sigler in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, December 18, 1934

MRS. CLARA B. KNAPP BUNGARD DIES TODAY

Mrs. Clara B. Knapp Bungard, 72, died at 12:45 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home on Wolfe Run. She had been ill for several months and death was the result of complications.

Mrs. Bungard was born in Greene County, P.a., but had resided most of her life at Wolfe Run.

Mrs. Bungard was a member of the Wolfe Run Baptist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband who died April of 1928.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Pearl Wellman of Rock Lick, Mrss. Gayle (Gail) Anderson of Glen Easton, Mrs. Alta Kinney, Mrs. Faye Riggle and Mrs. Marie Dunn of Cameron, RD; threethree sons, Charles Bungard of Cameron, RD and John and Paul Bungard, both of Moundsville; one brother, Charles Knapp of Washington, P.a.; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kuhn of Cameron RD, and Mrs. Belle Wisman of Graysville, Pa.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Wolfe Run Baptist Church in charge of Rev. Jesse McKey of Cameron, and interment will take place in that cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, June 13, 1993

EDNA BUNGARD DIED SUNDAY

Edna G. Matthews Bungard, 90, formerly of Third Street, Moundsville, died Sunday at the Mound View Health Care Center. She was born on December 20, 1902, in Cameron, WV, the daughter of the late Luther A. and Mary Culley Matthews. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Moundsville, and was a 50 year member of the Lorrain Chapter #9, OES, Cameron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Robert Bungard, in February, 1962; two sisters, Lala Hoft and Emma Matthews.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Richard Bungard, and Robert L. Bungard, both of Moundsville; four grandchildren, David R. Bungard, of Dunbar, WV, Lisa J. Carey, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Christopher Bungard, of San Antonio, TX, and Terri Mensching, of Ann Arbor, MI, and Krista Bungard, of San Antonio, TX.

The Family will receive friends on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Wayland Taylor officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Sherrard. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

EDNA BUNGARD FUNERAL THURSDAY

Edna G. Matthews Bungard, 90, formerly of Third Street, Moundsville, died Sunday at the Mound View Health Care Center. The Family will receive friends on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Wayland Taylor officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Sherrard. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice Order of the Eastern Star services will be held on Tuesday evening, at 7:30 p.m.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, June 1998

ELWOOD BUNGARD DIED TUESDAY

Elwood "Woody" Bungard, 77, of RD 5, Cameron, died Tuesday, June 30, 1998 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born October 6, 1920 at Georgetown, PA, son of the late Harrison and Louie Martin Bungard. He was a retired employee of Ahl Brothers Construction Co., Wheeling, and a member of the Mt. Carmel Church of God, near Cameron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison Bungard and Louie Martin Bungard Lohr; a brother, John T.

Surviving are his wife, Leighla M. Tedrow Bungard; two sons, Rex of New Martinsville and Richard of Moundsville; a daughter, Mrs. Denzil (Bonnie) Hennen of Cameron; a brother, Roy; three sisters, Virginia Pugh of Akron, Ruth Duff of Lorian, Ohio, and Mrs. William (Juanita) Vath of Georgetown, Pa.; eight grandchildren; two great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Hom, Cameron Wednesday 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Rev. Jack Gray will officiate, with interment to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, April 7, 1928

GEORGE BUNGARD DIES AT ROCK LICK HOME

George Bungard, born May 19, 1857, died at his home near rock lick, Sunday evening, April 7, 1928, aged 70 years, 10 months and 20 days.

He was united in marriage to Clara Knapp 11 years ago.

The wife and the following children survive, Mrs. Pearl Wellman of Rock Lick, Mrs. Gail Anderson, of Glen Easton, Mrs. Alta Kinney, Mrs. Faye Riggle, Mrs. Maria Dunn, of Cameron RD 3, John Bungard of Moundsville, Charley and Paul at home.

Mr. Bungard had been in failing health for about four years, but had been bed fast for about one week. He had been a life long resident and farmer of Webster district.

Funeral services at the home at one o'clock Thuesday and at the Wolf Run Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in the Wolf Run cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


GEORGE CECIL BUNGARD

Moundsville Weekly Echo, Thursday, February 19, 1920

OBITUARY

On February 14, 1920, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Bungard and claimed for its victim their infant son George Cecil.

Cecil was born July 11, 1919, aged seven months and three days.

Bronchial pneumonia, following an attack of influenza was the cause of his untimely death.

All that loving hand and medical skill could do could not stay the hand of death and on Feb. 14, 1920, the little spirit took its flight, back to God who gave it. He leaves his parents, one sister Naomi, and brother Carl and a number of relatives and friends.

Although Little Cecil's stay on earth was very brief, his mission here is accomplished and God has called him home, and we can only say, "Thy will be done," and strive to meet him above.

Rev. Criswell delivered an impressive sermon taken from the text, "Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me," after which his little body was laid to rest in the Wolf Run cemetery.

Safe in the arms of Jesus
Safe on His gentle breast
There by love o'er shadowed
Sweetly his soul shall rest
HIS AUNT

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, February 20, 1920

LITTLE SON DIES

George Cecil Bungard, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bungard of southern Baker avenue, died at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon of pneumonia. Services were held at the home this morning at 9 o'clock. Interment was made at Wolf Run.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, August 25, 1905

ISAAC BUNGARD

CAMERON

(Excerpt From Article)

Isaac Bungard, a former resident of this county, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Harve Antill at Barnesville, Ohio. Deceased was 76 years of age. The remains were brought here yesterday and interred in the Slonaker cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Gregory.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Weekly Echo, Friday, November 21, 1902

JOHN BUNGARD

CLOUSTONS

(Excerpt From Article)

John Bungard, of Dry Ridge, died last Saturday evening. Interment at Rock Lick. Rev. Getty officiated. Mr. Bungard was a very aged citizen.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, June 21, 1993

PAUL BUNGARD DIED MONDAY

Paul Richard Bungard, former director of the Office of Civil Defense Education and Training, died Monday at home. He was 63.

A resident of 1210 5th St., Moundsville. He was born Sept. 10, 1929, a son of the late Paul Robert and Edna G. Matthews Bungard.

Bungard received his bachelor's degree in education in 1951 and his master's degree in 1952 from WVU. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-55, where he received a commission in the Chemical Corps. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1973 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. From 1956-65 he served as a senior education specialist at the U.S. Army Ordinance Guided Missile School in Resdtone Arsenal, Ala. From 1965-68 he was a system training officer at the Army's Missile Comand. From 1968-84, he served as director of the office of civil defense education and training and information division at the Battle Creek, Mich., Federal Center.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 3, the Moundsville Honor Guard, the Masonic Lodge No. 914 in Huntsville, Ala., the Scottish Rite in the Saladin Shrine, Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a Presbyterian.

Surviving are his wife, Eleanora Cira Bungard: a son, Christopher of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Teresa) Mensching of Ann Arbor, Mich.; a brother, Robert of Moundsville; two grandchildren, Seth Mensching and Krista Bungard.

Friends recieved 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott V. Solether officiating. Interment at Battle Creek Memorial Park, Battle Creek, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home-Care and Hospice, 439 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003.

PAUL BUNGARD FUNERAL THURSDAY

Paul Richard Bungard, 63, former director of the Office of Civil Defense Education and Training, died Monday at home. Friends recieved 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott V. Solether officiating. Interment at Battle Creek Memorial Park, Battle Creek, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Home-Care and Hospice, 439 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, December 27, 2002

WILMA BUNGARD SERVICES FRIDAY

Wilma Ashby Bungard, 88, of Cameron, died Monday, December 23, 2002, in Ohio Valley Medical Center.

She was born May 2, 1914, in Greene County, PA, a daughter of the late Jolly and Icie May Staley Ashby.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Brethren Church of Cameron.

In addidtion to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donnis Lee Bungard, in 1998; a brother, Artie Ashby; and a sister, Thelma Morris.

Surviving are a brother, Lloyd Ashby (Doloris) of Cameron; a sister, Mildred Cook of Wellsburg; three nephews, Terry Ashby (Jody) of Moundsville, Larry Ashby of Cameron and Earl Cook (Shirley) of Aleppo, PA; two nieces, Penny McCracken (Larry) of Cameron and Hope Ashby of Cameron.

Friends received 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby?Vance Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. Sharon Wise officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Brethren Church of Cameron, Rd 3, Cameron, WV 26033.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


JESSE BURCH, SR.

Source: Tyler County Journal, Middlebourne, W. Va.
May 24, 1918

Jesse Burch, Sr., died at the home of his son-in-law, James P. Ripley on Foster’s Run. He was past 74 years of age. He was a native of Marshall County, W. Va., and moved to Tyler County some 10 to 15 years ago. He was a member of the M. P. Church. He is survived by four sons: Jesse, Jr., C. O., George and John, and two daughters, Mrs. James Ripley and Mrs. Jacob Stevens, all living in Center and Ellsworth Districts in Tyler County. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Sutton of the M. E. Church. Interment in the Pierpoint Cemetery at Centerville, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


KATHLEEN BUREK

Wheeling Intelligencer - 27 Jul 1981

Burek, Kathleen Nixon, 57, of 22 7th St, Wheeling, died Sunday in Ohio Valley Medical Center. She was personnel manager of Jupiter Discount Store, Wheeling. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alex ( Sara) Horvath of Oakland, CA and Mrs Maurice (Wilma) Wyckoff of Wintersville; four nephews.

Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


LEWIS BURGE

Lewis Burge died at his home in Marshall County, 2 April 1904. He was born 8 March 1866. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Christian Church. He leaves his wife and five children.

Moundsville Echo, 22 April 1904

Submitted by Karen Hucko.


ROSA McHENRY BURGESS

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
April 10, 1947

Rosa McHenry Burgess, wife of Senator Walter F. Burgess, died at her home in Glen Dale, W. Va., in her 68th year. She was born April 12, 1879 in Wetzel County, W. Va., a daughter of the late A. J. and Maggie Williams McHenry. Mrs. Burgess leaves her husband; one son, Lee Burgess of Glen Dale; and one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Weston of Allentown, Pa. A daughter, Mrs. Edna Skean, died in September 1935. Deceased was a member of the Simpson Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star of New Martinsville and the Ladies Shrine of Wheeling, W. Va. The body was taken to Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


WILLIAM M. BURGESS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
November 26, 1930

William M. Burgess, prominent retired Wetzel County, W. Va. farmer and father of Senator F. W. Burgess of Glen Dale, has died at his home near Reader, W. Va. He was 82 years old. Interment will be in Henderson Cemetery near the Burgess homestead. Mr. Burgess was born in Marshall County, W. Va., and moved to Wetzel County when a young man and spent most of his life there. He married in 1862 to Miss Rachel Garner of near New Martinsville, who survives. Ten children survive: Charles of Reader; W. F. of Glen Dale; John of Shelby, Ohio; Mrs. Susan Matthews of Wash.; George of near Reader; Mrs. W. O. Milburn of near Reader; Bruce of Central Station, W. Va.; Ross of Cameron; Jesse of Folsom; and Curtis, at home; also one sister, Mrs. Thomas Burlingame of New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


MICHAEL P. BURKE

BURKE, Michael P., 56, of Benwood, W.Va., died Sunday, March 19, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

Born in Glen Dale, W.Va. on April 22, 1949, Mike was the son of the late Stephen and Stessie Gary Burke.

He was a former police officer in Moundsville, W.Va. and currently a employee of Consolidation Coal Company, Shoemaker Mine. Mike was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served in Vietnam and was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. Mike was a Catholic by faith; and a member of the American Legion Blake Brothers Post 46, Benwood, W.Va.; he played football for Bishop Donahue; and loved dogs and riding motorcycles.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his step son, William Williamson.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Elias Burke; one daughter, Joni M. Burke of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; his brother, Stephen Burke of Wheeling; a sister, Constance White and her husband, Homer E., of Moundsville; three step children, Carl and Nelson Hooker of Moundsville and Kathryn Andrews of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, W.Va. on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.


EMILY BURKHART

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Thursday, May 13, 1926

Emily Burkhart died Sunday, March 28, 1926 at 3 o’clock p.m. Around her bed sat her children and a number of friends. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, on February 13, 1850, she was 76 years old. She was united in marriage to George Burkhart, Sr., and to this happy union were born seven children, four girls and three boys. One child preceded her to the grave.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


News Paper: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, OR, Thursday May 3, 1923

Mrs. Elizabeth Burleigh passed away at the home of her son J. A. Burleigh at 7:30 last evening. May 2, 1923. Mrs. Burleigh had the distinction of being the oldest inhabitant of Wallowa County, and one of the first residents of Enterprise, having come to the county with her husband and children in April 1886.They first located at Joseph and after one year there came to Enterprise. Being the third family to settle here, the others being the families of John Zurcher and R. F. Stubblefield. Mrs. Burleigh conducted the first restaurant and hotel in Enterprise, June 1887.

Elizabeth Dougherty was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, February 2, 1830. She was married on May 22, 1855 to Presley M. Burleigh, who preceded her to the beyond about twenty years ago. They were the parents of nine children, two daughters and seven sons, four of whom are now living: Mrs.. Catherine Zellar, of Walla Walla; Rev. Wm. G. of Washington, D. C.; James A. and Walter S. of Enterprise. She is survived by 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Mrs.. Burleigh was converted and became a member of the Methodist church when 17 years of age, dying in the faith. She was active in church work when health would permit and was a member of the Dependable class of the M. E. Sunday school. She was a woman of keen mind who kept abreast of the times and was able to hold her own in an argument on public affairs with her two lawyer sons. When she was past 80 years of age she took a homestead in the county and proved up on it. But she was a home staying woman and never ceased to find delight in reading and mental growth. In this respect she left an indelible imprint on her children. Two day before her death her mind was as alert and her memory as clear as 60 years ago. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of J.A. Burleigh.

Submitted by Gary Chambers.


Wheeling Intelligencer, May 2, 2006

Charles Burley

BURLEY, Charles L. “Chuck,” 78, of N. Highland Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va., formerly of Cameron, W.Va., died peacefully at home, surrounded by those he loved on Sunday, April 30, 2006. He was born March 18, 1928 in Moundsville, the son of the late James S. “Jay” and Bertha Stewart Burley.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; a WWII and Korean Conflict Veteran; a former supervisor at Allied Chemical North Plant; and a retiree of Bayer Corporation; a member of First Christian Church of Cameron, W.Va.; where he served as deacon, trustee, sang in the choir and did kitchen duty; a member of Christian Men’s Fellowship; Board of Directors of Cameron Community Health Center; Jr. O.U.A.M.; Cameron American Legion Post No. 18; Moundsville VFW; and Peterson Hospital Stroke Club.

Chuck was a former Cameron City Councilman; he loved music, singing and was an avid square dance caller. He was a vigorous supporter of Cameron Dragons Football and all his grandchildren’s sporting events.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters; Olive White, Lois Vucelich and Dixie Burgess. Survivors include his wife, Betty Gallagher Burley, who would have celebrated their 57th anniversary on May 6, 2006; four daughters, Joyce McCracken and husband, Bane, of Ona, W.Va., Vicki Howsare and husband, Wesley, Kathy (KJ) Burley and Brenda Francis and husband, David, all of Moundsville; nine grandchildren, Scott McCracken and wife, Stephanie, of Nicholasville, Ky., Tana Mc Cracken of Everett, Wash., Matthew Howsare of Cleveland, Tenn., Marthe Gieser and husband, Aaron, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Dalena Muldrew and husband, Ryan, of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Matthew Francis and wife, Amanda, of Warwood, W.Va., Kaci, Lauren and Derek Francis, all of Moundsville; seven great- grandchildren; BJ, Zack and Jessica McCracken, Tasha Pardue, Jacson and Tyler Muldrew and Katie Gieser; several nieces and nephews; and very special lifetime friends, Foster and Esther Noble of Moundsville.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Walter E. McNutt and the Rev. Charles Kemp officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Wheeling, where the Cameron American Legion Post No.18 will conduct Military Graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Cameron, 7 North Avenue, Cameron, WV 26033.


D. M. BURLEY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, January 24, 1871]

BRAKESMAN KILLED.

A brakesman on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, named D. M. Burley, was killed on Sunday night or yesterday morning, while his train was near Cameron. He was jumping from one car to another and fell between them, the wheels of the cars passing over and killing him instantly. This was only the second trip the unfortunate man had made on the road. He was formerly a schoolmaster, we believe. He leaves a wife and family to mourn his loss.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Obituary, Information on JAMES D. BURLEY

James D. Burley, Last Rites To Be Friday

Funeral services for James D. Burley, West Virginia's oldest active banker, have been scheduled for Friday afternoon in Moundsville.

Mr. Burley, 93, Moundsville native and Chairman of the Board of the First Natioal Bank passed away Tuesday afternoon (March 8, 1960) in the Reynond Memoral Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV, following a brief illness. He was a resident of 503 Lafayette Avenue, Moundsville, and was active until ten days prior to his death.

He was born in Moundsville, Marshall County, WV, August 29, 1866, a son of William J. and Emily Virginia Dunn Burley. A staunch Republican, he had served the community both as a deputy sheriff of Marshall County and Moundsville city clerk.

In 1901, he helped establish the First Natioal Bank and had served that institution in several capacities for almost 60 years.

He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church; a charter member and Past Exhilted Ruler of the Moundsville Lodge 282, BPO Elks; Marshall Union Lodge No. 3, A.F. & A.M.; Knights Templar, Wheeling and Little Prencess Lodge 79, K. of P.

Surviving are three sons: Creston C. of Morgantown, WV; William J. of Moundsville; George M. of Wheeling; two sisters, Mrs. Allen D. Williams of Buffalo, NY and Mrs. Virginia Miller of Moundsville; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, after six o'clock this evening (March 9, 1960). Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. R. A. Norton, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News Register", Wheeling, WV, Wednesday, 9 March 1960 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


AMANDA J. BURLINGAME

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
Thursday, June 30, 1932

Amanda J. Burlingame, age 77 years four months and seven days, and widow of Thomas M. Burlingame, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. N. Shoup of Huntington, W. Va., on June 27, 1932. Mrs. Burlingame was born on February 20, 1855 in Marshall County, W. Va., a daughter of the late Thomas and S. J. Burgess. She came to New Martinsville, W. Va., when a girl and was married here on June 23, 1872 to Thomas M. Burlingame. Mr. Burlingame preceded her in death on April 1, 1925. For the past three years she had made her home with her daughter in Huntington. She is survived by six daughters and two sons, as follows: Mrs. A. W. Binns of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. Carrie Sidell of Fairmont, W. Va.; Mrs. F. M. Clegg of New Martinsville; Mrs. H. N. Shoup of Huntington; Mrs. Virge Swiger and Mrs. R. M. Frazer of Canton, Ohio; C. E. Burlingame of Bartlesville, Okla.; and Albert Burlingame of New Martinsville. Two daughters and one son preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted from the F. M. Clegg home on Virginia Street, in charge of Rev. J. E. brown, pastor of St. John’s M. E. Church. Interment was made in Williams Cemetery in New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, August 27, 2008

BURRALL, William L., Jr. Born: Nov. 6, 1949 Died: Aug. 26, 2008 Father, William L. Burrall, Sr. and Martha L. Seamon.

Bill is survived by his wife of 38 years Linda; a son, Chad (Kate) Burrall of Wheeling; a daughter, Alissa Burrall of Funkstown, MD; a brother, Thomas G. (Pam) Hennen of Toledo, OH, and his two miniature schnauzers Hans and Hope.

Bill Burrall was the former Director of Instructional Technology Programs for Marshall County Schools in West Virginia. Bill had 37 years of experience in education, having begun his teaching career at Wheeling Central Catholic High School in 1971. He was a 1967 graduate of Sherrard High School and was the 2nd leading scorer in the Ohio Valley in basketball that year.

He attended Bethany College from 1967 to 1969 and West Liberty State College where he graduated in 1971 with a BA in French and Social Studies. He obtained his Masters Degree in Education Administration from West Virginia University in 1977 with additional graduate work completed at WVU, George Washington University, and George Mason University.

Bill has served Governor Gaston Caperton's Education First Panel, the West Virginia Technology Task Force and represented the nation's educational community when he testified at a US Senate hearing on the telecommunications bill which evolved into what became known as the "E-Rate". He was recognized as IBM's National Technology Teacher of the Year for 1993, an Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Award winner for 1994, a Christa McAuliffe Fellowship winner for 1995, selected as a member of Classroom Connect's S.T.A.R. Society in 1996, and was named 1999 WV Technology Coordinator of the year by WVTEAMS. In February of 2005, he was selected as one of eight semi-finalists for the Alan B. Shepard Technology in Education Award by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Space Foundation and NASA.

Bill was active as an information systems and telecommunications consultant, and has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences and was a nationally recognized speaker on integrating technology and telecommunications into the curriculum. He has written numerous articles which have been published in technology magazines and authored several nationally known classroom projects, one of which received awards from the International Society for Technology in Education, the Department of Pedagogy: State of Geneva, Switzerland and by the Smithsonian Computer World Awards Program where it is archived in the Smithsonian Museum as a contribution of information technology impacting the history of our society.

Bill was one of the eight original Bell Atlantic World School trainers, and served as lead facilitator for Bell Atlantic's World School Project during the initial training phase. He served in the capacity of a member of the Verizon World School Advisory Board helping to provide educational content to the W VDE/Verizon World School site.

Bill's involvement in technology, computer applications, and telecommunications included serving on the Phase 9 Expert Panel as well as advisory boards for the AT&T Learning Network, Bell Atlantic World School, Technology & Learning Magazine, and Classroom Connect. He was featured in Technology and Learning Magazine as one of the top 22 professionals who are considered the current brain trust in the education technology industry. He also served on Governor Joe Manchin's Advisory Council for Educational Technology. His work with Interactive Whiteboards and design of a prototype Digital Learning Center was recently featured in a case study done by Numonics Corporation.

In July of 2007 he was recognized by Governor Joe Manchin III with the "Distinguished West Virginian" award for his work in educational technology.

Friends and family will be welcomed at the Elm Grove Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street in Wheeling, W.Va., from 5p.m. until time of service at 7p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2008, with a short memorial by the Rev. Terry Varner.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or reserved for a future contribution to a scholarship fund in Bill Burrall's honor.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, October 24, 2008

BURRIS, Lillian Irene Staley, 88, of RD 5, Cameron, W.Va., died Wednesday, October 22, 2008, in Trinity East Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late John and Bessie Burge Staley.

She was a member of Bowman's Ridge United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; and one sister, Flo Yoss.

Surviving are one daughter, Shirley (Tom) Bungard; two sons, George (Sandy) Burris and Paul (Mary) Burris all of Cameron; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, on Friday, October 24, 2008, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held Saturday, at 1:30 p.m., with Pastor Skip Atkins officiating.

Burial in Slonaker Cemetery, Greene Co., Pa.

[TEDROW ANCESTRY: Lillian Staley, John Staley, Margary Jane Tedrow, George Tedrow, Henry Tedrow, Michael Tedrow, Michael Tedrow, Rudolphl Dotterer, Johannes Michael Dotterer, Hans Dotterer.]

(Submitted by Gary Chambers.)


"Wheeling News-Register"

BURTON, FLEDORA, 95, of 500 Adair Blvd. Midwest City, Okla., formerly of Cameron, died Sunday June 13, l999, in Harrah Nursing Center, Harrah, Okla. She was a member of Wickline Methodist Church, Midwest City. A retired employee from Cameron Clay Products and a retired employee of Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron. Preceded in death by a son, John Elwood Burton; and a grandson, John Edward Burton. Surviving are a daughter-in-law Sara Jane Burton of Midwest City; two grandsons, Alan Brent Burton of Del City, Okla., and Rodney Burton, Midwest City; two granddaughters, Diana Heerdt of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sharlene Warren of Estes Park, Colo.; 11 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Ruthann Burton.


RUTHANN BUZZARD BURTON

Ruthann Buzzard Burton, age 72, of 817 Orchard Drive, Macomb, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2001 at her home.

She was born on November 12, 1928 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Charlie and Mamie Bruhn Buzzard. She married William L. Burton on August 24, 1958 in Springfield, Ohio. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, James (Maggie) Burton of Springfield, Missouri; one daughter, Carol (Biddle) Gray of Woodbridge, Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Virginia (William) Crowl of Wheeling, West Virginia; arid several nieces and grandnieces.

She attended public schools in Wheeling and was a graduate of Tridelphia High School there. She attended Bethany College (West Virginia) and received a BA in English from Wittenberg University. She earned a MS in Library Science from Western Reserve University. During her professional career she worked at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; in the Dayton, Ohio, Public Library; the Memorial Library at Wittenberg University; and the Memorial Library at Western Illinois University. At Dayton she devoted much of her time to the Bookmobile Service, while at Wittenberg and Western Illinois University she specialized in cataloging.

Ruthann was one of the founding members of the Macomb League of Women Voters and served as that organization's first president. For many years she was active in the Embroider's Guild and was a member of Macomb Beautiful and the McDonough County Genealogical Society. After retirement in Macomb she worked as a volunteer counselor. She was long active in genealogical research and was an avid gardener, needle worker, and seamstress.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., January 25, 2001 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Ron Green, chaplain of McDonough District Hospital and the Hospice Program, will officiate, while friends will offer personal memories.

Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program.

Submitted by Bill Burton, husband of Ruthann.


GERTRUDE BUTLER

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Gertrude Butler, age 80, of Colliers, W.Va., formerly of Reader, W.Va., died Apr. 16, 1964 in Weirton, W.Va. She was born in Marshall County, W. Va., on Apr. 22, 1883, a daughter of Andrew Jackson and Margaret Williams McHenry. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Samuel Curtis Butler; five daughters, Mrs. Ermil Tennant of Colliers; Mrs. Exley Rice of Mingo Junction, Ohio; Mrs. Orville Spicer of Sandfork, W.Va.; Mrs. Ermel Amos of Weirton, W.Va.; and Mrs. Jess Barr of Pine Grove, W.Va.; two brothers, Chester McHenry of Pine Grove and Forrest McHenry of Duncan Falls, Ohio; and five sisters, Mrs. Jessie Rogers of Calif.; Mrs. Roy Mayfield of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Blanche Wilcox of Middle-bourne, W.Va.; Mrs. Dessie Steele of Akron, Ohio; and Mrs. Delora Vaughn of Parkersburg, W.Va.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


NANCY ANN YOHO BUTLER

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; no date.

Nancy Ann Yoho Butler, widow of Henry Butler, was born December 25, 1849 in Marshall County, (West) Virginia, a daughter of Isaac Yoho and Rhoda Mason. She died at Farr, West Virginia on July 11, 1926. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Butler is survived by three sons and four daughters: S. C.; J. Q.; and H. E. Butler of Farr; and Mrs. Luella Cozart of Proctor; Mrs. Mary Mason of Maud; Mrs. C. M. Burgess of Reader; and Mrs. Marion Smith, also of Proctor; 46 grandchildren and 37 great-grand-children. Interment was made in the Fox Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


NILA ALLEN BYARD

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Oct 10, 2010

BYARD, Nila Allen, age 81, of West Way, Glen Dale, W.Va., passed away peacefully Friday, October 8, 2010, at Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born July 3, 1927[1929], in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Marvin Blaine and Nellie Jefferson Allen.

She was a retired secretary for the B.M. Spurr School of Nursing at Reynolds Memorial Hospital; a past member of Reynolds Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, a member of The Lady Elks, The VFW Auxiliary, and the Glen Dale United Methodist Church.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, a helper at Peggy's Posies, an avid bingo player and card player, and was known for her quick wit and sense of humor.

Survivors includes her husband, Howard "Biggie" Byard; a son, Marvin (Shirley) Byard of Glen Dale; two daughters, Sherry (Russ) Byard-Schlenker of Moundsville and Peggy (Dan) Byard-Elliott of Glen Dale; five grandchildren, Edye (Dave) Thomas of Wheeling, Gerald Eli Heller of Moundsville, Dr. Amber Heller of Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Stephanie Byard and Allen Byard, both of Glen Dale; a brother, William Blaine (Lisa) Allen of Greensboro, N.C.; three sisters, Nelda Eckelberry and Betty (Cliff) Fogle, all of Moundsville, and Elaine Murphy of Lakeland, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews; and her wonderful caregivers, Michelle, Tammy, Donna, Linda, Sheri and Annie.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Chris Arveson officiating.

The Moundsville VFW Auxiliary will conduct services Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Interment in Limestone Cemetery, Limestone, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Dept., 402 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale, WV 26038.


Obituary, Information on CHARLES BYERLY

Byerly, Charles, 94, of Weedville, Pennsylvania, formerly of Cameron, West Virginia, died Sunday (December. 8, 1985) at home. (He was born October 25, 1891.) Mr. Byerly was a retired employee of Cameron Tool and Supply Co. and a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron. He was a veteran of World War I. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle McMasters Byerly, in 1978. Surviving are his son, Charles L. of Cameron; a daughter, Alta Smith of Weedville, PA; three grandchildren; a great grandchild. Friends will be received at the Charles E. Anderson and Son Funeral Home, Cameron, after 7 tonight and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment at Anderson-Bethel Cemetery, Littleton, WV.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register", Wheeling, WV, Monday, Dec. 9, 1985 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


ROBERT BUTTS

BUTTS, Robert A., 86, formerly of Benwood, W.Va., died Monday, November 20, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

Born in Benwood on October 19, 1920, Bob was the son of the late John Wesley and Carrie Naber Butts.

He was a retired employee of the B & O Railroad; and was a member of the Laborers International Union of North America Local 1149, Wheeling. Bob also was a volunteer at Ohio Valley Medical Center for 12 years; a member of the Nelson Blue Lodge No. 30; the American Legion Blake Brothers Post 46, Benwood; and the El Tor Grotto. Bob was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Benwood; and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Polus Butts in 2003; his grandson, John Butts; three sisters, Dorothy Truax, Levon Butts, and Jean Fetty; and two brothers, William and Clarence Butts.

Surviving are one son, Robert W. Butts and his wife, Joyce, of Flushing Ohio; one daughter, Sandy Klingenmier and her husband, Steve, of Blythe, Calif.; one brother, Wesley Butts and his wife, Pauline, of McMechen, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Robert Butts, Jr., Darleen Butts, Ronnie Butts and Douglas Butts; and eight great-grand- children, Robert III, Chelsea, John, Kerrianne, Hannah, Michael, Ronan and Douglas John Butts.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, on Friday, November 24, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m. with Pastor Mary Prather officiating.

Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 620 Boggs Run Road, Benwood, W.Va.


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