Marshall County Obituaries
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Wheeling News-Register, June 1, 1990

ENTERED INTO REST

KANICK - On Friday, June 1, 1990, Julia H. Herback Kanick, beloved wife of Stephen Kanick, in her 73rd year. Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home , 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where Penshyda services will be held at 8 a.m. Monday. Divine Liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Byzantine Rite Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Roman Martyniuk as celebrant. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Parastes service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Julia H. Herback Kanick - Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Byzantine Rite Church, Wheeling. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling News Register, May 23, 1991

KANICK, Stephen, 74, of Water Street, Wheeling, died Thursday in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. He was a retired employee of Wheeling Machine Products, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Byzantine Rite, Wheeling, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia H. Herback Kanick, on June 1, 1990. Surviving are two sons, Stephen W. and Michael C., both of Wheeling; a daughter Sandra A. Harsh of Wheeling; a brother, Myron of Wheeling; six sisters, Mary Zduncyk, Olga Skvarka and Mrs. Kenneth (Jane) Tillman, all of Wheeling., Amelia Steere of Washington, Pa., Mrs. Jack (Sonya) Metz of Wellsburg and Phyllis Snyder of Albuquerque, N. M.; three grandchildren. Friends received 7?9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where Panahyda services will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Byzantine Rite Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Parastas services at 7 p.m. Friday.

ENTERED INTO REST

KANICK ? On Thursday, May 23, 1991, STEPHEN KANICK, in his 75th year.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and John.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society.

Friends received 7?9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where Panahyda services will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Byzantine Rite Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Parastas services at 7 p.m. Friday.

Stephen Kanick ? Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Byzantine Rite Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling News-Register

SOPHIA "SALLY" PITEK KARPIEL, 81, of Marshall St. McMechen, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Mary Pitek; four brothers; two sisters; Surviving are her husband, John Joseph Sr.; a son, John J. Jr. of Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs. Dave (Sally Ann) Burton of Illinois, and Mrs. James (Patricia) McGee of California; four brothers, Joe Pitek of Michigan, John Pitek and Frank Pitek, both of Farmington, W.Va. and Steve Pitek of Germany; three sister, Christina Sievert of Michigan, Josephine Sholtis and Ann Mascioli, both of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday at St. James Catholic Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheelilng. Vigil services at 3:30 pm Friday.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


VICTOR H. KARRASCH

KARRASCH, Victor Herbert, 77, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Monday, June 26, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Wheeling on February 1, 1929, a son of the late Frank Gregory Karrasch and Mary Virginia Mazur Karrasch.

He was a retired employee of the tax department at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation; a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, where he served as a lector; a Navy veteran of the Korean War; and a member of Blake Brothers American Legion Post No. 46.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Athey Karrasch; and a brother, Frank J. Karrasch.

Surviving are three sons, Thomas G. Karrasch of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Mark I. Karrasch of Wheeling, and Joseph A. Karrasch and his wife, Kim, of Grove City, Ohio; a daughter, Mary Karrasch Smith and her husband, Thomas, of Wheeling; a brother, Thomas G. Karrasch of Roanoke, Va.; a sister, Mary Jo Karrasch of Wheeling; and ten grandchildren, Thomas, Benjamin, Megan, Jared, Charity, Kathleen, Samuel, Elizabeth, Adam and Ryan.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral with the Very Rev. Kevin M. Quirk, J.C.D., J.V. on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Interment with military honors will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Catholic High School, 14th and Eoff Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, December 16, 2003

ALETHA KEFFER DIED SUNDAY

Aletha R. Keffer, 89, of Columbus, OH, formerly of McMechen, died Sunday, December 14, 2003 in Arbors East in Columbus.

She was born January 26, 1914 in McMechen to the late Jacob and Ethel Slonaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a son, Walter "Buck" (Shirley Ann) Keffer, Jr. of Pickerinton, OH; grandson, Thomas Keffer of Denver, NC; four sisters, Imogene Chriswell of Columbus, Anna Tweedlie of McMechen, Lucille Whipkey of Columbus and June Scheider of Bethlehem, WV; on brother, Bud Slonaker of Los Angeles, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral service and interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McMechen Cemetery, McMechen.

Arrangements by the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Pickerington.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, March 5, 1973

MARGARET KEFFER BURIAL TODAY

Funeral services were held today (Monday) at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, for Margaret M. Keffer, 89, of 12 North avenue, Cameron who died Friday.

She was born August 2, 1883, in Greene County, Pa., the daughter of W. M. and Lydia Riggs Plantz. She was a member of the First Christian church in Cameron, and of the church choir.

Surviving are her husband, George A. Keffer; two sons, Rex. A. of Phoenix, Ariz., and G. Challen of Cameron; and one stepson, Marion G. Keffer of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Goldie Sunday, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Freda Call, Huntington, and Mrs. Christy Montgomery of Moundsville; four grandchildren and fifteen great?grandchildren.

One sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

Interment was in Highland cemetery in Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


JAMES KELLER - Died Jan 15, 1906

James Keller, son of David Keller, of the Fourth ward, Benwood, was killed yesterday morning near Jim's Run by being run over by passenger train No. 71, of the Baltimore and Ohio. It is thought he was on his way to his sister's home, Mrs. Robert Dean, of McMechen. He was first struck by a train which passes through this city about five o'clock at which time he was not seriously injured, only being cut about the body. He laid helpless on the track and was struck by passenger train No. 71, his body being literally cut in pieces and being almost unrecognizable even to relatives. His head was severed from the body, the skull crushed and the brains scattered along the track. The body was identified by his father, David Keller, who came to Becker's undertaking parlors, where, he looked at the mangled remains, he exclaimed, "My God, it is my Jimmy." The scene was a pathetic one. The father wept bitterly.

Keller had been in this city and went to Benwood from here. He missed his stopping place, sleeping on the traction car, and when he awoke got off and intended to walk to the home of his sister, when the terrible double accident which caused his death resulted. Coroner McCombs, of Moundsville, viewed the remains and his verdict was accidental death.

The family are heartbroken over the death and a brother and sister will be unable to attend the funeral. They are Mr. Charles Keller, injured at the National Tube Company plant last week, falling from a pole twenty feet and and receiving serious injuries. He and the brother killed were electricians at the National Tube Company. Mrs. Robert Dean, of McMechen, a sister of the deceased, is seriously ill.

The funeral arrangements have not been made as yet, but it will in all probability take place Wednesday afternoon from the family home in the Fourth ward, Benwood. Interment will be in McMechen cemetery. Rev. J. G. Bolton of Benwood M. E. church will officiate.

Those who survive the deceased are his widow, Mrs. James Keller, and two boys, Delmar and Allen, his father, David Keller, his brother, Charles, and two sisters, Mrs. James Farmer and Mrs. Robert Dean.


MARY A. (LOY) KELLER - Died 23 Feb 1941

Mrs. Keller Benwood Dies - Native of Marshall County and Died at Home of Daughter

Mrs. Mary Keller, aged 75 years, died at 1:55 o'clock on Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mike Petrone of 1905 Ashland avenue, Benwood, after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Sherrard, W. Va., a daughter of the late George and Rebecca Loy and was born in 1866. She spent her entire life in Marshall county.

She was united in marriage in 1887 to Grant Keller, who preceded her in death.

The remains are at the Riggs funeral home in McMechen, where services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. H. L. Rahmann of the Church of God. Interment will be in McMechen cemetery.

Mrs. Keller is survived by three daughters: Mrs. William Ross of Glen Easton, W.Va.; Mrs. Mike Petrone of Benwood, and Mrs. Stella Siburt of Bellaire; a son, James Keller of Benwood, a grandson, Wiliam T. Keller, of Martins Ferry, who is stationed with the Air Corps at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis; six sisters: Mrs. Clara Morris of McMechen; Mrs. Bess Wilson of Corydon, Ind.; Mrs. Minnie Black of Jewett, O.; Mrs. Goldie Kildow of Inglewood, Calif.; and Mrs. Lillian Seelbach of Moundsville; also two brothers, John Loy of Benwood and Clarence Loy of RFD 4, W. Va.


RUTH ANN "COOKIE" (COOK) KELLER

Ruth Ann "Cookie," 66, of Sherrard, W.Va., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, after a brief battle with cancer.

Ruth Ann retired from Marshall County Schools in November 2013, as a math teacher at Sherrard Middle School. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.

She was born November 7, 1947, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late C. Glenn and Elizabeth (Ewing) Cook. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Cook.

She is survived by her husband, William Keller of Sherrard; a daughter, Stacey Soos and her husband, Jay of St. Clairsville, Ohio; a son, Brian Keller and his wife, Janet of Sherrard; two grandchildren, Austin and Kylie Keller of Sherrard; a brother, David Cook and his wife, Alice of Sherrard; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Sammy.

There will be no visitation. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are by CARE Funeral & Cremation Service, Moundsville, W.Va.


VESTA M. KELLER

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
February 16, 1971

Vesta M. Keller, age 74, of Proctor, W. Va., has died at New Martinsville. She was born April 2, 1896 in Marshall County, W. Va., the daughter of Clarence and Emma Dore Yoho Price. She was married 1st to Albert Babe who died in 1935. She married 2nd to Charles V. Keller, who survives. She was a member of the Fairview Christian Church. Surviving are a son, Arvel J. Babe, at home, and a brother, Arvel C. Price of Bebee, W. Va. Interment at Antioch Church Cemetery at Proctor.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 20 JUL 1971

ALBERT KELLEY

Albert Kelley, 64, of Newdale, WV, died Sunday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 30, 1906, at Newdale, the son of Franklin and Catherine Furbee Kelley. He was a member of the Methodist church and belonged to the Laborer's International Union, Akron and was recently employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways as a toll-taker on the New Martinsville bridge.

Survivors include his widow, Bertha Blake Kelley; five sons, William of New Martinsville, Donald of Newdale, John of Columbus, Ohio, James of the US Army, and Richard at home; two daughters, Mrs Thomas (Sally) Richmond of Rt 7, New Martinsville and Mrs Terry (Cathy) Dobbs of Newdale; two brothers, Ernie, at home; and Arvel of New Martinsville; two sisters, Mrs Verchie Morris of Moundsville and Mrs Marie Hackley of Canton, Ohio; and 17 grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Iams Funeral Home in New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


CLARENCE A. KELLEY

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

Clarence A. Kelley, age 79, of Glen Easton, Fish Creek, W. Va., died January 14, 1972. He was born October 15, 1892 at Glen Easton, the son of V. S. and Mildred Holmes Kelley. He was a farmer. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Crow Kelley, two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Cunningham of Newell, W. Va., and Mrs. J. R. (Georgia) Cunningham of RD 1, Glen Easton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Earl Kelley of Huntington, W. Va. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 14 JAN 1957

EDNA UNA KELLEY

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Lutes funeral home for Miss Edna Una Kelley, 28, of Waymans ridge, who died Saturday following a brief illness in Washington, DC. Additional services will be hedl at 2:30 o'clock in Limestone Presbyterian church, and burial will be in Limestone cemetery. Friends will be received at the Lutes funeral home here after Tuesday morning.

Miss Kelley was the daughter of Brice and Mary Hill Kelley of Waymans ridge, and had been employed in the offices of the Simon Insurance Agency in Washington. She was a graduate of Moundsville high school, class of 1948, and was a member of Waymans Ridge Methodist church.

Surviving are her parents, her maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Roy Hill of Moundsville; one brother, Leroy at home, and one sister, Mrs Martha Dague of Dallas.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 17 JUN 1963

ELIZABETH RUCKMAN KELLEY

Mrs Elizabeth Ruckman Kelley, 81, of 1203 Second street, passed away at 11:15 pm Sunday at the Reynolds Memorial hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born on Rines Ridge, Marshall County, February 7, 1882, the daughter of Jehu and Nancy Rine Ruckman. She lived on Rines Ridge until coming to Moundsville 17 years ago. She was a member of St Francis Xavier Catholic church. She was the widow of Roy R Kelley.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Robert (Beulah) Frohnapfel of Wheeling, and Mrs Sylvia Roberts of Moundsvile; three sons, Edwin of Moundsville, Herbert of Rines Ridge, and Garen of Bedford, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren, 22 great-grandhildren; a foster siister, Mrs Olive Eckert of Washington, DC.

Friends will be received after 6 pm today at Grisells funeral home. Requiem High Mass will be sung at St Francis church Wednesday at 11 am. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville. The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 pm.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


ELLA J. KELLEY

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

Ella J. Kelley, age 88, a resident of Moundsville, W. Va., passed away in Harrisville, W. Va., on November 28, 1969. She was born in Marshall County on September 17, 1881, the daughter of George and Mary E. Cunningham. A lifelong resident of Marshall County, she was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church and a retired employee of the Louis Marx Toy Company. Surviving are two sons, John of Nitro, W. Va., and Donald of Moundsville; two sisters, Mrs. Adda Sivert of Moundsville and Mrs. Esta Shepherd of Cameron; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Raymond, and one daughter, Ila. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


GEORGE W. KELLEY

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

George W. Kelley, age 79, of Moundsville, W. Va., died December 2, 1961. He was born at Meighen on Fish Creek, July 25, 1882, the son of John and Mary Kelley. He ran a mercantile business at Meighen from 1903 until 1923 and at Glen Easton from 1923 until 1933. He was a former member of the State Legislature in 1932-33. He attended the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Cunningham Kelley; three sons, Raymond W. Kelley of Moundsville, John W. Kelley of Nitro, W. Va., and Donald B. Kelley of Moundsville; and one daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Ila) Mahood of Moundsville. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


GLADYS KELLEY

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

Gladys Kelley, age 79, of Glen Easton, W. Va., died May 19, 1974. She was born December 30, 1894 in Marshall County, the daughter of Wood and Henrietta Yoho Crow. She was a member of the Graysville United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Cunningham of Newell, W. Va., and Mrs. J. R. (Georgia) Cunningham of Glen Easton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Saturday, 19 FEB 1949

IVAN D. KELLEY

Ivan D Kelley of Waymans Ridge, died yesterday in the Aspinwall veterans hospital at 3:30 pm. Deceased was a veteran of world war one and a member of the local American Legion. He was born in Wetzel county and resided on Waymans Ridge prior to his removal to the hospital. He was the son of Alonzo Kelley and Martha Pyles Kelley, who preceded him in death.

Surviving are two brothers, Bryce and Doyle Kelley of RD 1.

The body was removed to the Lutes funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 16 APR 1971

Jehu Edwin Kelley, 66, of 2100 Center street, Moundsville, died Thursday night at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born July 17, 1904, at Meighen, Marshall Co, son of Roy R and Elizabeth Ruckman Kelley. He was a retired tool and dye maker at the US Stamping Co; and a member of the Fredonia Christian church.

Surviving are his widow, Hilda Wallace Kelley; two sons, John E at Kent and Dr David of Anderson, SC; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Robert (Beulah) Frohnapfel of Wheeling and Mrs Sylvia Roberts of Moundsville; two brothers, Herbert of Moundsville, and Garen of Cleveland.

Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, after 7 pm Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 pm with Rev J Thomas Steele, pastor of the Moundsville Baptist church, in charge.

Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


JOHN R. KELLEY

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
May 4, 1916

John R. Kelley died at the home of his son, V. S. Kelley, near Meighen, West Virginia, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Kelley had been in poor health since last September. He spent most of the winter with his son, W. S. Kelley, at Huntington, West Virginia, and returned to this county several weeks ago. He was about 76 years old and is survived by four sons. They are: V. S. Kelley; G. W. Kelley and J. A. Kelley of Fish Creek; and W. S. Kelley of Huntington. Two daughters, Mrs. Corda Shutler and Mrs. Leta Richmond, and his wife, preceded him to the grave. Mr. Kelley was one of the most highly respected citizens of Meade District, where he spent his long and useful life. The funeral will be held Sunday, leaving the house at 10:00 a.m. for Bowman M. E. Church, where services will be held and interment made.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


ROY R. KELLEY

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

Roy R. Kelley, a resident of Moundsville, W. Va., died May 10, 1957, at his home. He was born in Meighen, Marshall County, on September 27, 1874, the son of Eugene and Julia Ann Yoho Kelley. In 1901, he married Elizabeth Ruckman and lived several years on Rine’s Ridge and later moved to Moundsville. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Church. Surviving are his wife, three sons, Edwin of Moundsville, Herbert of Woodlands, and Garen of Bedford, Ohio; two daughters, Beulah Frohnapfel of Wheeling, and Sylvia Roberts of Moundsville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


RUTH ELIZABETH GRANDON KELLEY

From Observer-Reporter newspaper.

Homemaker was member of Calvary Temple Church.

Ruth Elizabeth Kelley, 79, of Claysville R.D.2, died at 1 p.m. Monday, August 31, 1992, in her home. She had been ill since June.

Born December 15, 1912 in Moundsville, W.Va., she was a daughter of Cyrus and Minnie Dardinger Grandon.

Mrs. Kelley was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Temple Church of Washington.

On February 16, 1929, she married John Allen Kelley, who died April 11, 1982.

Surviving are eight sons, John Kelley Jr, Cyrus E. Kelley, Robert L. Kelley and Lawrence D. Kelley all of Washington, James F. Kelley of Security, Colo., Thomas J. Kelley of Rome, Ga., and Charles L. Kelley and Richard W. Kelley, both of Claysville; 38 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

Deceased are a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Hemelrick; a sister, Pearl Brager; two brothers, Charles and William Grandon, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

KELLEY----Friends of Ruth Elizabeth Kelley of Claysville R.D.2, who died Monday, August 31, 1992, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 3, with the Revs. Michael A. Sitko and Daniel E. Furbee officiating. Internment in North Buffalo Church Cemetery.

Submitted by: Mary J. Kelley.


VINCENT SIMEON KELLEY

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

Brief funeral services will be held in the late home at Pleasant Valley for V. S. Kelley, age 75, widely known retired farmer, who died at Glen Dale on May 25, 1940. Public services are at Limestone Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Limestone Church cemetery. Mr. Kelley was born in Meighen, Marshall County, W. Va., in July 1865, the son of John and Mary Fish Kelley. He leaves his wife, Meda Conner Kelley, two sons, Clarence of Captina and Earl of Huntington, W. Va.; two brothers, G. W. Kelley of Moundsville and W. S. Kelley of Huntington; and four grandchildren. His first wife, Mildred Holmes Kelley, preceded him in death.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


WILLIAM SPENCER KELLEY

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

William Spencer Kelley, age 72, of Huntington, W. Va., died August 4, 1943 at Huntington. Mr. Kelley was born in Marshall County, W. Va., on September 30, 1870, a son of the late John R. and Mary Kelley. Mr. Kelley gave up teaching in rural Marshall County in 1902 and since that time had been identified with natural gas interests. He joined United Fuel Company in 1913 and at his death, was Superintendent of the main line department. Mr. Kelley was active in Johnson Memorial Methodist Church and served for many years as superintendent of the Sunday school. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Zella Compston Kelley, a son, John W. Kelley of Huntington; one brother, George W. Kelley of Moundsville; and two grandchildren, William Preston Cave and Mary Louise Kelley. Funeral services will be held at Johnson Memorial Church. Interment in Woodmere Memorial Cemetery, Huntington, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 30 APR 1956

DOYLE D. KELLY

Doyle D Kelly, 55, of RD 1, Moundsville, died in the Veterans hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday. He was born in Wetzel county, Dec 25, 1900 and is survived by one brother, Brice Kelly, RD 1, Moundsville. He was a member of the American Legion.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 at the Lutes Funeral Home and at 2 pm at the Limestone Presbyterian church with Rev Harry Stewart officiating. Graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion at the Limestone cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


THOMAS KEMP

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Tuesday, July 29, 1913

Thomas Kemp of Cresap’s Bottom, died this morning at Haskins Hospital in Wheeling, W. Va. Mr. Kemp had been operated on some days ago. The deceased was about 50 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons, Walter, who taught in the Central school building in this city for several years, and Ben, who is at home. Mr. Kemp has lived at Cresap’s Bottom ever since he was a young man and was a highly respected citizen in that community.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HELEN FAY SAMPSON SANTEE KENDALL

Wheeling News-Register - February 9, 1999

KENDALL, Helen Santee, 77, of Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Steubenville, formerly of Brilliant, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, in the nursing home. She was a member of the Mercy Baptist Church, Weirton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Emma Blake Sampson; a brother, Carl Sampson; a sister, Mabel Greer. Surviving are her husband, William Kendall at home; three sons, John Robert Santee of Florida, Larry Santee of Moundsville and David Kendall of Brilliant; three daughters, Carol Murphy of Mount Laurel, N.J., Mrs. Larry (Darlene) Ferrell of Follansbee and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Stromeyer of Brilliant: two Brothers, Merle Sampson of Pine Bank, Pa., Harold D. Sampson of Cameron; a sister, Ada Dobbs of Cameron; 12 grandchildren;nine great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at James Funeral Home, 1245 Main St., Follansbee, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Helen Fay Sampson, born 19 August 1921, Cameron, WV, daughter of Walter Lee Sampson and Rachel (Emma) Blake.

Submitted by Daniele Bougher.


VINA REID KENNEDY

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., June 30, 1938

Vina Reid Kennedy, wife of the late Nathaniel Kennedy was born near Kausooth, W.Va., on June 22, 1862 and died June 23, 1938. She was the daughter of Edward and Harriet (Custer) Reid. She was united in marriage on Nov. 23, 1883 to Nathaniel Kennedy. To this union, ten children were born, six boys and four girls. She is survived by one brother, one half-brother, 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Early in life she was baptized into the Church of Christ. On account of her health, she was unable to attend church services for some time, but she loved to sit and read her Bible and listen to the sermons on the radio.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


JERRY KERINS

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W.Va. - Monday, January 14, 1918

Jerry Kerins died at 5 o'clock Friday evening at his home on Ninth Street and Lockwood Avenue. He had been confined in his home for about two weeks with pneumonia and death finally came suddenly and peacefully Friday evening. Funeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock in St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church and interment was made at Fairview immediately after the services at the church. The deceased was born in Carey (Kerry) County, Ireland, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kerins. He came to this country in 1868 and located in Boston, Massachusetts. He lived in Moundsville for 31 years and was one of the best known people about town. On January 14, 1904, he married Miss Emma Lucas of this city who survives him. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic church.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


BARBARA L. SANTELMANN KESSLER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 7, 1997]

Services Set For Barbara Kessler

Barbara L. Santelmann Kessler, court reporter for Streski reporting service of Wheeling and wife of Marshall County Assessor Christopher J. Kessler, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1997, at home. She was 38.

A resident of Grant St., McMechen, she was born on May 22, 1959 in Cheverly, Md., daughter of Paul and Susanna Porter Santelmann of Stillwater, Okl.

She graduated from C. E. Donhart High School, Stillwater, Okl., and attended Oklahoma State University. She then attended Court Reporter School in Weatherford, Okl., graduating in 1987. In 1987 she accepted a job with Streski Reporting. She was a Protestant.

In addition to her parents surviving are her husband, Christopher J.; two brothers, Steven L. of Oklahoma and Douglas W., Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Emerick of Fayetteville, Ark.; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. John Valentine officiating. Interment in McMechen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society and Valley Hospice.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-egister, 13 Feb 2008

KESSLER, George Patrick, 53, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, February 11, 2008, in Trinity West, Steubenville, Ohio.

He was born August 3, 1954 in Wheeling, W.Va.

George was an employee of the City of McMechen Water Department; and a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Krupica Kessler.

Surviving are his father, George H. Kessler and his step-mother, Dorothy of St. Clairsville, Ohio; two brothers, Jeffrey V. Kessler and his wife, Gretchen, of Glen Dale, and Christopher J. Kessler and his fiancee, Sherri, of McMechen; a sister, Kelly Ann Scott and her husband, Bryan, of Williamsburg, Va.; six nephews, Stephen Houser, Jeffrey Houser, Matthew Houser, Christopher Houser, Jacob Kessler, Jackson Kessler; one niece, Lauren Chandler; two step brothers, John Labos and his wife, Susan, and Timothy Labos; and three step sisters, Sadonna Citron and her husband, Dale, Karen Littleton and her husband, Billy, and Sharon Sarver and her husband, Michael, all of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen with the Rev. Joseph J. Hayden, S.J. as celebrant.

Interment in McMechen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Donahue High School, 325 Logan Street, McMechen, WV 26040.


HELEN M. DIMERLING KESSLER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, December 29, 1985]

KESSLER, Helen M. Dimerling, 83, of 610 Marshall St., McMechen, died at the Home of the Good Shepherd, Wheeling. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, and was a retired Benwood post-mistress. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Kessler, in 1930. Surviving are one son, George H. of Glendale; one brother, Harold Dimerling of Freedom, Pa.; one sister, Emma K. Dimerling, with whom she resided and four grandchildren. Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, 2-4 and 7-9 today and Monday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ROSEBERRY KRUPICA KESSLER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 3, 1978]

KESSLER, Rosemary Krupica, 47, of 430 Caldwell St., McMechen, died Friday at Ohio Valley Medical Center. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen and was a teller at the Bank of McMechen. Surviving are her husband, George H.; a daughter, Kelly Ann at home; three sons, George P., Jeffrey V., and Christopher J., all at home; three sisters, , Mrs. Edward (Stella) Bremer of Wheeling, Miss Ann Krupica of McMechen and Mrs. John (Virginia) “Jiggy” Joseph of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three brothers, John of Moundsville, and George W. and Hon. J. Donald Krupica, both of McMechen. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment at McMechen Cemetery. Rosary devotions will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Blake Brothers Auxiliary Unit 46, services on Monday at 8 p.m.

(Cheryl McCombs)


DONALD E. KETTLEWELL

Source: Florida Today, Brevard County, Florida - Thursday, April 6, 1995

Donald E. Kettlewell, 61, owner of Kettlewell Kustoms, died Tuesday, April 4, in St. Joseph Hospital. He was born in McMechen, W.Va. He came to Indian River County 22 years ago from Colonial Heights, Va. He was a graduate of Finley College in Ohio and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member and deacon of Central Assembly of God and an honorary lifetime member of the Rotary Club West in Vero Beach. He recently completed 20 years of service for the baseball chapel with the Vero Beach Dodgers. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Patty Kettlewell of Vero Beach; sons, Mark Kettlewell of Vero Beach and Bradley Kettlewell of Palm Bay; daughter, Christi Kettlewell of Altamonte Springs; brothers, Wallace Kettlewell of Mentor, Ohio and William Kettlewell of Hyannis Port, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Strunk Funeral Home in Vero Beach. Services to be held at the Central Assembly of God.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


MARION KEYOSKI DIED SATURDAY

Moundsville Echo- June 11, 1990

Marion J. Keyoski, age 70, of 10th St. Moundsville, died Wheeling Medical Park Hospital, Wheeling. He was born December 8, 1919 in Adena, Ohio; the son of Stephen and Lillian (Zalewski) Keyoski. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville and a member of Musicians Local 142.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.

Surviving are his wife, Edith Lilley Keyoski; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Arnette) Terlosky of Moundsville, Mrs. Katherine McClanahan of Charleston, WV; three sisters, Mrs. Mike (Josephine) Ferda, Mrs. William (Gladine) Bartok, Mrs Alec (Irene) Leshick all of Adena, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; several neices and nephews.

Friends received Monday 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell funeral home, 400 Jefferson Street, Moundsville. Mass of Christian burial, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Father Joseph Glancy officiating. Interment in Beeler Station Cemetery, Cameron

Submitted by Chris Moore, a grandneice


HELEN MARIE KEYSER

Helen Marie Keyser of Simpson Avenue, Moundsville, died Tuesday November 7th, 2000 at home. She was born October 24,1924 in Marshall County, daughter of the late Jessie and Anna Wiedebusch Icard. She was a member of the Fork Ridge Baptist Church. Proceeded in death by her parents, a son Richard, a daughter Bonnie, two brothers, Paul and Millard Icard, and a sister Pearl Smith. Surviving are eight sons Floyd ll, Robert L. Kenneth J. David W, all of Moundsville and Roy of Cameron, Larry P, of Proctor, Gordon R. of Marietta, Ohio and George D. of Maryland. Four daughters Helen Marie Collins of California, Sallie Hayslip of Texas Nancy Clark and Karen White both of Moundsville. A brother Jesse Icard of Arizona, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday from 9 am until time of service at 11 am with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.

P.S. Her husband Floyd is still living but they have been parted for a long time. For some reason Wanda's death notice is not in the Wheeling papers I am going to try to find a Bellaire paper and check it Moundsville Echo.

Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


Pauline Delbrugge Kidd

Pauline D Kidd, 73, Bippus (IN), died at 6:30 pm Saturday (January 27, 2001 at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Florida.

Mrs Kidd was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bippus and a former member of the North Highlands Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. She was also a member of the Bippus Home Economics Club and the Huntington Garden Club.

She was born July 6 1927 in Wheeling WV to Bernard and Geraldine White Delbrugge. She married Malcolm H Kidd on Aug 29 1948 in Wheeling WV. Her husband survives.

Also surviving are a son, Thomas M Kidd, Indianapolis, two daughters, Mrs William (Lorna) Stephan, Huntington and Mrs Philip (Marcia) Douglass, Bluffton; a sister, Marion Kidd, Florida; and 10 grandchildren.

Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Saturday at St. John's United Church of Christ, Bippus, with Rev Larry HOlderbaum and Rev Stan Williams officiating. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery Bippus.

Preferred memorials are to St. John's United Church of Christ, c/o Myers Funeral Home 2901 Guilford St. Huntington, IN 46750

Submitted by Judy Warth.


C. Frank Kiger

KIGER, C. Frank, 82, of West Alexander, Pa., died at 1:15 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2006 at his home, with his family present, after being in failing health for the past three to four months.

He was born February 18, 1923 in West Finley Twp., Washington Co., the son of the late John Dale and Nellie Maudress McCoy Kiger, and had resided in Benham, Pa. most of his life prior to moving to West Alexander in 1987.

Mr. Kiger was a member of the Dallas (W.Va.) United Methodist Church.es, which he raised all his life and was a life member of the State Line Saddle Club.

Mr. Kiger served with the C.C. Camp in Helena, Montana for three years.

He was the last employed by Penn D.O.T. as a laborer (Washington Co.) for twenty years prior to retiring in 1986.

On May 29, 1942, he married, Ethel “Sue” Lohr Kiger, who died January 14, 2002.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Thomas Kiger.

Surviving are a daughter, Nellie McNinch, with whom he shared his home; a sister, Mary Lou Newman of New Bern, N.C.; six grandchildren, John, James, Leon “Hoss,” Theron “Boomer,” Rebecca McNinch and Brenda McNinch Stollar; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. Monday at the Dallas U.M. Church, Dallas, W.Va., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2006 with Rev. Ted Boggs officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas.

Friends may view the obituary, send condolences and flowers to www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Rush Funeral Home, Inc., Rogersville, Pa.


Obituary, Information on GEORGIANNA JONES KIGER

MRS. KIGER DIES

Widow of John Kiger Succumbs Monday at Elm Grove Residence

Mrs. Georgianna Jones Kiger, 76, widow of John Kiger and well known resident of Elm Grove, died Monday evening (March 27, 1939) at 7:15 o'clock at her home, 120 Stone Church Road (Wheeling, West Virginia). She had been in ill health for two years and seriously ill for some time.

Mrs. Kiger was born at Sand Hill, Marshall County, WV, June 8, 1862, a daughter of George Jones (1817-1862) and Caroline Marsh Jones (1828-1912). She became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sand Hill when a small child, and for 27 years had been a member of Elm Grove Methodist Episcopal Church. She had been active in church affairs and until ill health caused her to retire was the teacher of the Arbuthnot Bible class.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. John W. (Hannah) Dague of Elm Grove, and several nieces and nephews. Her husband died 17 years ago.

Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at Crider (now Kepner) Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. Coleman Brown, pastor of Elm Grove Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. C. S. DeBarr, pastor of Sand Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment at Sand Hill Cemetery, will follow (Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery).

SPECIAL NOTE: Several brothers and sisters of Mrs. Kiger married members of the Dague family.

SOURCE: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Tuesday, 28 March 1939, page 20. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


KIMMINS, FRANK ELDON

Kimmins, Frank Eldon, of Dallas, WV died at the Ohio Valley General Hospital in Wheeling, WV. He was born at Sand Hill in Marshall Co, WV on April 1, 1871, a son of Samuel W. and Mary E. Money Kimmins, and had been a life resident of the community. He was a member of the Dallas Methodist Church. He was the last surviving Spanish American War naval veteran in West Virginia. He served on the U.S. gunboat Topeka in 1898 and 1899.

Surviving are his widow Lessie V. Carter Kimmins; one daughter, Mrs. George L. Beith of Martins Ferry, OH, one brother, Harry of Elm Grove, WV; and one niece, Mary Romaine Kimmins.

Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dallas Cemetery

Submitted by Sylvia Sligar.


WARDEN R. KIMMINS

Obituary - AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN Newspaper, (TX), July 31, 2001:

Colonel (Ret.) Warden R. Kimmins Colonel

Warden R. Kimmins, age 81, passed away at his home Friday, July 27, 2001, of congestive heart failure. Warden was born November 7, 1919, in Marshall County, West Virginia, to Bertha and Orlie Kimmins. He attended Lindsley Military Academy and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduation he worked for the West Penn and for Dupont, Inc. before being called to active duty in the Army in 1943. He served his country for 30 years and retired in January 1973 with the rank of Colonel. Upon retirement, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, our country's ``highest non-combat military honor''. Warden met the love of his life, Rita O'Connor, while taking flying lessons in Wheeling, West Virginia, and they were married December 4, 1943, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Their 57 years together were filled with raising a family of eight children as they traveled all over the world on active duty in the Army. After retirement they continued traveling whenever and wherever the opportunity took them. Warden was active in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the Northeast Chapter of Kiwanis, serving as president from 1990-1991. He worked with Rita in her service to the Ladies of Charity in the Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store, delivering Christmas baskets and assisting at Meals on Wheels. An active member of Sacred Heart parish, Warden helped in the remodeling of the church complex and serving as a lector.

He is survived by his wife, Rita; children, Kitty, Jim and (wife, Roseanne), Patt, Greg, John, Anne Presley (husband, Richard), Mary and Christina Leal (husband, Desi); twelve grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m., followed by the visitation from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, Tuesday, July 31, 2001. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Assumption Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Dr. Scott Blois and the Heart Hospital of Austin, Specialty Hospital and Hospice Austin for their care of Warden and his family.

Submitted by James McCuskey DeWolf.


Moundsville Daily Echo – Moundsville, WV Monday, January 31, 2005

Gilbert King Died Saturday

Gilbert A. King, 80, of RD #3, Fork Ridge, of Moundsville, died Saturday, January 29, 2005 at home.

He was born March 19, 1924 in Clarksburg, WV. The son of the late Robert and Delsie Milhoan King.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Norman.

He was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church.

Mr. King was a retired engineer with 42 years of service with B&O Railroad of Benwood. He was an Army veteran of WWII and was awarded 3 bronze stars. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Marshall Union #8 of Moundsville and York Rite Commandery #1 Knights of Templer of Wheeling.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Deem King; one son, Gilbert “Butch” and Pat King of Glen Dale, WV; two daughters, Sharon (John) Och of Moundsville and Pam Alissandratos and Drew Miller of Valley Grove; one brother, Wayne (Ruth) King of McMechen; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 2nd Street, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday with services at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Thomas Steele officiating. Burial at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard. Marshall Union Lodge #8 A.F.&A.M. will conduct graveside services, Moundsville Veteran’s Honor Guard will conduct military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 98B East Cove Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Robert Franklin King

Elder at First Christian Church, West Alexander

Robert Franklin (Frank) "Pap" King, 76, of Donegal Township, (PA), died Thursday, January 1, 2004, in his home. He was born June 22, 1927, the youngest of 11 children of William L. and Ruby Shafer King. Mr. King had many occupations, including butcher, welder, carpenter, farmer, construction worker and supervisor in a coal mine. Prior to retirement, he was employed by CR Hobbs and Sons Contractors. He also worked independently as a builder and remodeler of homes and commercial properties. From 1945 to 1946, he served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman second class as an anti-aircraft gunner. Mr. King was a member of First Christian Church of West Alexander, serving as elder and deacon for many years. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, golf and camping. He wove baskets, which won blue ribbons and sold internationally. Mr. King was a member of First Christian Church's dartball team, where he was known as "Pappy," and was a member of several horseshoe pitching clubs, winning many championships. On October 24, 1945, he married Leona M. Riggle, who survives and with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage. Also surviving are four daughters, Sharon King of Atwater, Calif., Barbara King Barchiesi of Waynesburg, Dianna King Myers of West Finley and Debra King Weaver of Washington; 12 grandchildren, Terry Ingram, Stacey Malli, Janey West, Jessica Wildman, Brenna Cipoletti, Mario Barchiesi, Gary Jr. and Eric Mahan, Melissa Chapman, Sheila Jordan, Gary Weaver II and Keri Cole; 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ethel L. Pasco of Jeromeville, Ohio. Deceased are six brothers, Lewis, Charles, George, Martin, Daniel and John; and three sisters, Lydia Mahoney, Effie Calabrese and Flossie Horr; and a great-grandson. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 219 main Street, Claysville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 5, in First Christian Church, West Alexander, with the Rev. Oliver Burd officiating. Interment will follow in Mount View Cemetery, Dallas, W.Va. Claysville James R. Hunt American Legion Post 639 will accord military honors at graveside. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Washington Hospital, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.

Source: Obituary, Funeral Notice in Washington Observer-Reporter, Washington, PA, Saturday, January 3, 2004. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, February 5, 1968

FAYNE KINNEY EXPIRED SUNDAY

Fayne G. Kinney, 68, Cameron RD 3, Rock Lick, passed away, at his home at 11 p.m. Sunday following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Marshall county Feb. 28, 1899, son of John and Lona McMillan Kinney. He was a retired farmer, and a member of the Wolf Run Baptist church.

He is survived by his wife, Alta Bungard Kinney; one son Okey, Cameron RD 3; two daughters, Mrs. Lorrayne Williamson, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Lovonne Albers, Glen Burnie, Md.; five brothers, Otto, Elm Grove; Wm., Canton, Ohio; Claude, Dal., Don, Cameron R. D.; two sisters, Mrs. Lenora Martin, and Mrs. June Parsons, Cameron RD; ten grandchildren.

Friends are being received today, Monday at the Lutes funeral home, 7?9; and Tuesday, 2?4 and 7?9. Services Wednesday afternoon 2 p.m. with Rev. Raymond Yoho of Wolf Run Baptist church, officiating. Interment in Wolf Run cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, June 12, 2001

OKEY KINNEY DIED SUNDAY

Okey F. Kinney, 66, of RD 4, Cameron, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born February 23, 1935 in Marshall County, son of the late Fayne G. and Alta Kinney. He was a retired employee of the PPG Natrium Plant, a veteran of the U. S. Army and a member of the Wolf Run Baptist Church, Cameron. Okey was also a member of the Cameron American Legion Post No. 18, and the Cameron Moose Lodge No. 758. He was preceded in death by his parents; his Wife, Phyllis Hill Kinney; two sisters, Lorrayne Williamson and Lovonne Albers.

Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special friend, Dorthy.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, with the Rev. Ron McCoy officiating. Interment in Wolf Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Wolf Run, Cameron.

Cameron American Legion Post No. 18 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

OKEY KINNEY SERVICES THURSDAY

Okey F. Kinney, 66, of RD 4, Cameron, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, with the Rev. Ron McCoy officiating. Interment in Wolf Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Wolf Run, Cameron.

Cameron American Legion Post No. 18 Honor Guard will conduct military graveside

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, October 21, 1977

SARA KINNEY DIED FRIDAY

Sara Alta Bungard Kinney, 81, of Wolf Run, RD 3, Cameron, died Friday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Marshall County October 27, 1895 the daughter of George and Clara Knapp Bungard.

She was a member of the Wolf Run Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fayne Kinney in 1968.

Surviving are a son, Okey of Wolf Run; two daughters, Mrs. Lorrayne Williamson and Mrs. Lavonne Albers, both of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Gail Anderson of Moundsville and Mrs. Faye Riggle of Cameron; ten grandchildren and two great?grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday by Rev. Raymond Yoho and interment followed in the Wolf Run Baptist Church cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Feb 17, 2009

KIRBY, Allen "A.K," 60, of Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, W.Va., died Sunday, February 15, 2009 in Wheeling Hospital Medical Park.

He was born March 6, 1948 in Glen Dale, the son of the late William A. and Elinore Price Kirby.

He was a Vietnam Army Veteran serving with 196th Light Infantry Brigade; attended West Liberty State College; was an employee of the Marshall County Assessor's Office; former co-owner of Toy Town; a member of Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department; VFW 437, Earl Francis Post 3 American Legion, Moose, and Elks; and was a Protestant by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Christy McCulley Kirby; a daughter, Julie Kirby of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his twin sister, Ellen (Gary) Bonar of Moundsville; a sister, Teri (Buck) Robinson of Glen Dale; mother-in-law, Mrs. George "Bobbie" McCulley of Glen Dale; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Wednesday at noon with Mike Eskridge officiating and the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting Military Services.

Private Interment will be held by the family.

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


Wheeling News-Register November 30, 2000

KIRBY, HILDA JANE, 89, of Grant Avenue, Moundsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000 in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was born June 13, 1911 in Marshall County, the daughter of the late Bert and Hester Belle Price McSwain. Her husband Robert Walter Kirby preceded her in death in 1977.

She was a descendant of George Washington Price who, along with his wife Mary Brown Burbridge, came to Ohio County Virginia in 1810. George became a supervisor in the "Wheeling Pike" project, which was designed to construct a road connecting Wheeling, Va., with Washington County, Pa. After completion of this project, he moved his family to Moundsville. Thus, the Price family has resided in Moundsville for almost two hundred years.

Hilda was active in her community having served as the first President of Child Study Club from 1942-1944; a Girl Scout Leader for eight years; a member of the Moundsville Women's Club since 1969, where she held offices of Secretary and Vice President, and was a lifetime member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville. She also served as a volunteer at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, during which time she received her 1500-hour pin for service.

Survivors include one son, John Robert Kirby of Spring Lake, N.J.; 0ne daughter, Jane Price Kirby Smith of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, Jane Caroline Kirby of New York, John Robert Kirby ll of East Sound, Wash. and Susan McSwain Smith Larson of San Diego, Calif.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, from 3-5 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville. A reception will follow at the family home. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Moundsville Daily Echo
October 6, 2003

Pansy B. Kirby, 98, of Moundsville, died Sunday, October 5, 2003, at the Mound View Health Care Center.

She was born April 2, 1905 in New Martinsville, the daughter of the late Harry and Sarah Margaret Powell Metz.

She was a member of The Ash Avenue Church of God in Moundsville where she served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the choir, and the Quilter’s Club and a member of the Woodmen of the World Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer M. Kirby; one daughter, Kathleen Howard; and four brothers, Harold “Bus”, Irvin, Clyde and Earl Metz.

Survivors include one son, Daren (Soledad) Kirby of Moundsville; two daughters, Peggy Gamble of Moundsville and Beverly “JoAnn” Miller of Glen Dale; one brother, James Metz of Pleasant Valley; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at l:00 p.m. with Pastor Paul Smith and Rev. Dr. Patricia Geerdes officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Ash Avenue Church of God, 127 Ash Avenue & Center Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


JANE BURTON KIRKMAN was born in the year of 1844 and departed this life Feb. 16, 1921, in her 77 year. She was married to Ezra Kirkman and to this union were born ten children. Her husband and four children have preceded her to the border land of song.

Mrs. Kirkman was a member of the Christian church and had remained faithful to her church and God till called beyond.

All available means were used for her recovery but her affliction was such as Providence sent forth to call her to sleep of the ever-lasting rest.

She leaves to mourn her departure six loving children who plucked flowers of fragrence that mother might share their beauties with them. She also leaves several grand children besides a host of friends and relatives.

She was a kind and loving mother always ready to help those in need. We are thankful for the record of the life that is closed and the noble life and example, and can truly say "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord".

If we follow in Mother's footsteps it will bring us at last to the morning that has no shadows, the home that has no tears and the land that has no death.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Rine and the remains were laid to rest in Salem cemetery to await the judgment day.

Our home is sad and lonely today For Jesus our Saviour has entered the door and taken dear mother away.

Writen by a friend, L.O.W.

Submitted by Russ Kirkman.


The Journal (SC) - July 2007

LEE G. KIRKPATRICK, JR.

Lee Glen Kirkpatrick, Jr., 62, of Piedmont (SC), died July 27, 2007 at his home.

Born in Martins Ferry, OH, he was a son of the late Lee Glen Kirkpatrick Sr. and Marjorie Carter Kirkpatrick. He was assistant trainer for the Steubenville, OH, High School Athletic Department and worked as a radiology technologist most recently at Doctor’s Care in Greenville. He was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife Terry Spoon Kirkpatrick, of the home; five sons, Jeffrey Kirkpatrick of Mansfield, OH, Christopher Kirkpatrick of Brilliant, OH, David Kirkpatrick of Columbus, OH and Glen Kirkpatrick and Scott Kirkpatrick, both of Canton, OH; three daughters, Jennifer Nordstrom of Cincinnati, OH, Glenna Marie Caruso of Boston, MA, and Rebecca Kirkpatrick of Greenville; a sister, Maud Kalonick of Adena, OH; and 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Aug. 1 at Robinson Funeral Home in Easley.


Friday September 25, 1914

"UNCLE" SILAS KITTLE DEAD AT AGE OF 98

Silas Kittle, who was perhaps the oldest resident of Marshall County, died about nine o'clock Friday morning at the home of his son, Samuel Kittle on Irish Ridge, at the age of ninty-eight years. He had been very ill for some time.

Mr. Kittle was born in July, 1816, at Carmichaels, Pa. coming with his parents to Marshall County when a small child. For many years he resided on Grandstaffs Run, in Marshall County about six miles south of Elm Grove. There he owned and operated a water power flour and feed mill, the power for which was furnished by the water of Grandstaff's Run. In connection with his mill he conducted a country grocery store.

Up until a short time ago Mr. Kittle--Uncle Silas as he was familiarly known--was quite active. He made frequent trips to Moundsville, and was well known in this city, where he enjoyed the warmest friendship of his acquaintances as well as of his host of acquaintances about his home.

Mr. Kittle was an active member of the Methodist Espicopal Church and for a great many years had been a member of the church at Sand Hill.

A peculiar fact in connection with Mr. Kittle's life is that although several years ago his hair turned grey, it came in again a natural brown and up to a short time before his death he had a head of as fine brown hair as any young man could wish to have.

Mr. Kittle is survived by two daughters and three sons. His wife has been dead for a number of years. The daughters are Mrs. William Geisler of Elm Grove, and Mrs Joseph Wilson of Cambridge, Ohio. The sons are Samuel Kittle of Irish Ridge, Stacy Kittle of Kansas and John Kittle of Pleasant Valley.

Mr. Kittle was the last surviving son of a family of twelve children. He has one sister, Miss Minerva Kittle of Athens County Ohio, still living. Mr. Kittle will be well remembered by the many people who attended the Moundsville Chautauqua on Homecoming Day three years ago. He with four more generations of his family drove to Moundsville in a large wagon and attended Chautauqua that day, and Mr. Kittle was perhaps the most attractive feature of the day.

The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon with services at two o'clock at the home of Samuel Kittle on Irish Ridge. Interment will be made in the Wolf Run Cemetery.

Submitted by Kitty.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Nov 3, 2009

KLAGES, June Miller, 59, of Proctor, W.Va., passed away November 1, 2009, in Wetzel County Hospital.

She was born June 1, 1950, a daughter of the late William John Frederick Miller and Marjorie Eglan Miller.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Temple Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, George and Doug Miller.

She is survived by her husband, Roger L. Klages of Proctor, W.Va.; son, Gregory (Sheryl) S. Klages, of Mannington, W.Va.; son, Mark (Kathy) Klages of Sistersville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Dallas S. Klages of Mannington, Gregory A. Klages of Masontown, W.Va., Katie, Ty and Cody Klages of Sistersville, W.Va.; step-grand children, Nicole Barker and Melissa Wright of Mannington; brother, John Miller of Sherrard, W.Va.; sisters, Nancy Newsome, of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Beverley Glasscock of Sherrard; and sister-in-law, Barbara Miller of Sherrard.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home, with the Reverend Raymond Klages officiating.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered at myersfuneralhomewv.com.


CHRISTIAN (C. D.) DAVID KLEINER

From the Wheeling Intelligencer, February 8, 1911:

"Died - on Tuesday, February 7th, 1911, at 10:30 o'clock a.m. at his late residence in McMechen, C.D. Kleiner, in the 85th year of his age. Funeral from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. William Schelkopf, McMechen, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family invited to attend. Internment at Rose Hill cemetery, Moundsville. (Please omit flowers)."

Submitted by Lia Wilson.


MARY (STOCKINGER) KLEINER

"KLEINER--At 10:25 p.m., on Monday, January 7, 1895, Mary, wife of C. D. Kleiner, in her 70th year. Funeral from her late residence, in Moundsville, at 3 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon. Interment at Mt. Rose Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend." --From the Wheeling Intelligencer, Thursday, January 10, 1895.

Submitted by Susan Leone.


BERNADINE C. KLUG

Bernadine C. Klug, 83, of St. Joseph Settlement, Proctor, W.Va, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002 in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va. She was born on August 20, 1919, a daughter of the late Edward A. and Josephine Scheibelhood Klug of St. Joseph Settlement. Ms Klug was a retired major in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps. She cared for military casualties from three wars, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnamese War. Among her many achievements were her contributions to the founding of two new military hospitals, one in England and one in Japan, as well as the post-war conversion of five Army hospitals to veteran’s hospitals in the United States. In 2002 she authored and published a book which chronicled her 25 years of military service encompassing assignments in fourteen individual states and overseas tours in England, France, Germany, and Japan. From the time of her military retirement in 1968, her life of service continued with an extraordinary commitment to her family and home community of St. Joseph Settlement where she offered both monetary support for church and civic projects as well as sharing of her skills and training wherever there was a need. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by three brothers, Paul J. Klug, Fr. Eugene F. Klug and Evaristus J. Klug. She is survived by three sisters: Rita C. Shutler of St. Joseph Settlement, Eloise Herrick of New Martinsville and Dr. Coletta A, Klug of Buffalo N.Y. and a brother Philip M. Klug of Moundsville, W.Va. She will also be remembered by her many nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Wells Chapel of the Grisell Funeral Home, Maple Ave. New Martinsville, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday, with rosary and vigil service beginning at 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Settlement, Proctor, W.Va. at 11 AM Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 with Father Francois Gonda Babulu co-celebrating with Father Steve Saju. Internment in St. Joseph Cemetery following the Mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Route 1, Box 203, Proctor WV 26055 to the American Red Cross.

Obituary as published in local newspaper.

Submitted by Isabelle (Hohmann) Parikh


Clara T. Klug

September 27, 2005 - Grisell's Funeral Home website

Klug, Clara T., age 98, of Route 1, Proctor, WV died Tuesday, September 27, 2005 in the New Martinsville Health Care Center.

She was born February 18, 1907 in Marshall County, WV, the daughter of the late George and Theresa Nolte Weigand.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Proctor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Jean Klug Villers, three brothers, William, Frank, & John Weigand, four sisters, Elizabeth Weigand, Christine Blatt, Ann Yeager and Rose Miller. Survivors include two grandchildren: Robert Francis (April) Villers of St. Joseph Settlement, and Mary Josephine Villers (Woody) Nice of Proctor, five great grandchildren: Joey Villers, Chad Villers, Ashley Villers, Matt Nice and Casey Nice.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:30pm. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Settlement, Proctor, with Father Francois Gonda Babaulu as celebrant. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, March 8, 1949

ALEX KNAPP

KNAPP FUNERAL TO BE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday for the late Alex P. Knapp, 85, whose death occurred Monday morning at his home 1309 Fourth street, Moundsville. Rev. I. C. Bucy of First Christian church will conduct the services in the Grisell funeral chapel, and interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery. Mr. Knapp, life resident of this county, and a retired furniture upholsterer, was a member of the First Christian church official board for 27 years.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, May 10, 1966

C. EARL KNAPP, FORMER OFFICIAL, DIED TODAY

(Picture included with obituary) - C. Earl Knapp is seen sorting mail at the old post office (year 1957), now the Federal Building.

Clyde Earl Knapp, almost 76, of 1307 Fifth street died this morning in Reynolds Memorial hospital after two weeks stay there.

He was born June 19, 1890 at Endicott in Wetzel county, son of George and Nettie Joliffe Knapp. He attended Fairmont State and West Liberty Normal Schools and taught in Wetzel county. He came to Moundsville 40 years ago and was employed at the Wheeling Metal plant in south Glendale, then was elected county clerk of Marshall county, serving until 1940. He then worked in the Internal Revenue office in Parkersburg, then became postmaster at Moundsville, and served there twenty years, retiring July 1, 1960.

He was a member of First Christian church, of Marshall union Lodge AF & AM Masons, a 50?year mason, past patron Eastern Star, past Kiwanis officer.

Surviving are his wife Mildred Williams Knapp (formerly of Grafton) one daughter, Mrs. Judy (Samuel) Kosanovic of Fork Ridge; six brothers, William of California, Leslie Encil of Moundsville, Edward O. of Belmont, Ohio, Harry of Pine Grove, Fred H. and Frank C. of New Martinsville. Sisters are, Mrs. Hazel Summers of Fairview, Gladys Knapp of Moundsville. One sister, Mrs. Odgar Sole died a couple of years ago.

Friends will be received at Grisell's after six Wednesday evening. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, May 11, 1966

KNAPP SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral service for C. Earl Knapp, former local postmaster, will be conducted at Grisell's funeral home Friday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Andrew Laney, pastor of the Moundsville Christian Church in charge. Interment will be in Riverview Mausoleum. Marshall Union Lodge No. 8 AF & AM will conduct services at the Mausoleum.

Surviving are his wife Mildred Williams Knapp (formerly of Grafton) one daughter, Mrs. Judy (Samuel) Kosanovic of Fork Ridge; six brothers, William of California, Leslie Encil of Moundsville, Edward O. of Belmont, Ohio, Harry of Pine Grove, Fred H. and Frank C. of New Martinsville. Sisters are, Mrs. Hazel Summers of Fairview, Gladys Knapp of Moundsville. One sister, Mrs. Odgar Sole died a couple of years ago.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, January 11, 1941

GEORGE W. KNAPP

KNAPP RITES OCCUR SUNDAY

The funeral of Geo. W. Knapp who died at his home at Endicott, Wetzel county Friday morning, will be held from the Beelers Station church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be made beside his wife in the church cemetery.

The funeral party will leave the home of a son Fred Knapp at Hundred at one o'clock and the services will be held at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. H. W. Bankes of Fairmont, will conduct the service.

Mr. Knapp is the father of Postmaster C. E. Knapp of Moundsville.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, October 13, 1938

HEART ATTACK AFTER DAY IN FIELD FATAL TO JOHN B. KNAPP

John Banks Knapp, 67, died suddenly near five o'clock Wednesday afternoon on the Clark hill road in Liberty district, after finishing an afternoon's work husking corn. Acting Coroner Clyde Loper held that death was due to a heart attack.

He was returning to the house on the Arthur Clark farm, to which he moved only last Thursday, preceding two Johnson boys who had worked with him. When they came up to him, he was lying in the road dead.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete today, and the body was at the C. G. Fish funeral home in Cameron, awaiting arrival of two daughters. It was announced that burial will be in Huntington.

Mr. Knapp was born at Tunnel Hill, near Cameron, June 20, 1871. He was a son of William and Julia Lowe Knapp.

Traveled Extensively

For many years he was a hardware salesman, and traveled throughout many sections of the United States in that capacity. A few years ago he purchased a gasoline station on Western avenue here, but sold it a year and a half ago and moved to the Arthur Gray farm in the vicinity of Rock Lick. Only last Thursday he changed his residence to the Clark farm at the top of the hill near the Forks of Fish creek.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy D. Pyles Knapp; two sons, Virgil and Clarence Knapp of Cleveland; two daughters, Mrs. Olive Reed and Mrs. Georgia Reinwald of Huntington; three step?children, Mrs. Porter Lyons, Cameron, Leslie Pyles of Zanesville, Ohio, and Austin Pyles of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, A L. Knapp of Moundsville and G. W. Knapp of Littleton, and several nieces and nephews. County Clerk C. E. Knapp is a nephew.

Mr. Knapp served as a juror at the June term of circuit court here.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


MARY VIRGINIA KNAPP

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, May 19, 1916

Mrs. Mary Virginia Knapp died May 15, 1916 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ruth at New Martinsville, W.Va., and will be buried Thursday at Beelers Station Church. Mrs. Knapp, whose maiden name was Crow, was born at Jacksonville, Pennsylvania on May 4, 1838. She was married November 16, 1854 to Robert Knapp, who died January 5, 1910. The following children survive: J. H. Knapp of West Finley, Pa.; M. C. Knapp of McMechen; Mrs. Frank Earliwine of Grantsville, W.Va.; Mrs. Johnson of Londonderry, Ohio; Mrs. Grim of Ill.; and Mrs. Ruth of New Martinsville. A daughter died at Washington, Pa., last summer. Mrs. Knapp was a member of the Christian Church. Her husband, who was buried at Beelers Station six years ago, was born in 1833 and was a member of the 12th W.Va. Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, July 24, 1914

WM. KNAPP DEAD

Wm. Knapp, aged 79 years, died at his home at Loudenville, Thursday night, having taken sick with acute indigestion only a few hours before he died.

Mr. Knapp has been a resident of Cameron district nearly all his life, having lived in Wetzel county a few years before coming to Loudenville, his late home. The deceased leaves his his wife who is a sister of A. Lowe of Fork Ridge, and six children living. The children are Mrs. John Mackey of Woodruff, A. L. Knap of Moundsville, Mrs. Mary Hunt of near Littleton, George Knapp of near Endicott, John Knapp of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Annie Jolliff of Moundsville, Earl and Guy Knapp of this city, are grandsons.

The funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but interment will be made at Beelers Station.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


May 1989 DOLORES KNIGHT

Dolores Knight Died in Maryland

Dolores Kay Knight, 45, of 468 West Piedmont Street, Keyser, WV, formerly of Glen Dale, died May 6, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD.

She was born June 11, 1943, in Keyser, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fitzgerald.

She was employed with the Mineral County Board of Education, and a graduate of Keyser High School and Potomac State College. She was a former employee of Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Surviving in addition to her parents of Keyser, are two daughters, Kristina Kay Smith and Kelly Kathleen Knight, both of Keyser; a son Geren F. Knight III of Keyser; two brothers , Martin F. Fitzgerald of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Michael W. Fitzgerald of Flintstone, MD; a sister, Maureen E. Marsh of Keyser; and two grandchildren.

Services were conducted by Markwood McKenzie Funeral Home, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Keyser, Tuesday. Interment was in Queens Point Cemetery, Keyser.

Submitted by Geren Knight.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, February 21, 1986

FREDA KNIGHT DIED THURSDAY

Freda Virginia Knight, 70, of Route 1, Glen Easton, died Thursday at home.

She was a member of Fork Ridge Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Albert A. Knight; two sons, Jerry of Moundsville and Greg of Glen Easton; a daughter, Betty Ann Cook of Moundsville; three brothers, Eugene and Richard Moose, both of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Harold Moose of Rapid City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Jack (Frances) Minnear of Big Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Ben (Mae) Stipes of Randallstown, Md.; five grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Charles E. Anderson and Sons Funeral Home, Cameron, 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. today and Saturday, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Interment will be in Fork Ridge Baptist Church cemetery near Cameron.

Cameron Lodge Order of the Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


May 10, 1961

GEREN MORROW KNIGHT

Knight, Geren Morrow, 82 1100 Sixth Street, Moundsville died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Glen Dale Hospital. He was born at Moundsville January 15, 1879, a son of George and Mollie Morrow Knight and was a retired decorator and painter. He was a member of Little Prince Lodge No. 79, Knights of Pythias, and Marshall Union Lodge No. 8, AF & AM, and had received a 50 year pin from each lodge. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Benjamin Hodgeman, and several nieces and nephews. Friends are being received at Grisell’s, where services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Richard F. Jones. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Geren Knight.


GEREN KNIGHT, SR.

Wheeling Intelligencer - August 8, 2007

KNIGHT, Geren Francis “Frannie,” Sr., 94, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, August 5, 2007, in WMHS Memorial Campus, Cumberland, Md., while staying with his grandson in Fort Ashby, W.Va.

Born February 10, 1913, in Moundsville, he was a son of the late John Harold and Madge (Jones) Knight. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sara Jane (Bonar) Knight; two brothers, Dean Hadsell Knight and Robert Lyon Knight; and one sister, Mary Margaret (Knight) Darwish.

Mr. Knight was a retired Chief of Police from the City of Moundsville after 33 years of service. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran; and a Methodist by faith.

Surviving are his son, Geren F. “Jerry” Knight, Jr. and wife, Diane, of Bradenton, Fla.; three grandchildren, Kristina Knight-Belvin and husband, Reginald, of Riverview, Fla., Kelly K. Beach and husband, David of Medford, N.J. and Geren F. Knight III and wife, Jill, of Fort Ashby; two step-grandchildren, Richard Whipps and wife, Dawn, of Bradenton, and Gene Thomas Whipps and wife, Valerie, of Laurel, Md.; four great-grandchildren, Derek Smith and wife, Christine, Danielle Smith, Alyssa Beach and Geren Patrick Knight; and two great-great-grandchildren, Madyson and Aidan. He is also survived by special neighbors and friends, Lisa Berger, Dennis and Mary Ellen Yoho and Woody and Anne Yoder.

At Mr. Knight’s request, his body was cremated and there will be no visitations.

A private family inurnment will be held in the Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, W.Va.


December 22, 1954

(JOHN) HAROLD KNIGHT

Knight, J. Harold, 71, of 1504 Fourth Street, Moundsville, retired painter and former city councilman, died at his home at 10 a.m. today after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Moundsville, September 8, 1883, son of George and Mary Margaret Morrow Knight and followed the painting trade until ill health forced his retirement. Deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Moundsville, a member and Past Master, Marshall Union, Lodge No. 8, A. F. and A. M. He had served on city council for 10 years. He was also a member of Painters, Decorators, and Paper Hangers Union, No. 91, at Wheeling.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madge Jones Knight; two sons G. Francis Knight and Robert L. Knight, both of Moundsville; one daughter, Mrs. Truit (Mary Margaret Knight) Darwish, Moundsville; one brother Geren M. Knight; two sisters, Mrs. Ben (Mildred Knight) Hodgeman and Mrs. Robert (Bess Knight) Blankensop, all of Moundsville; and five grandchildren.

The body is at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville.

Submitted by Geren Knight.


KNIGHT, Jack Eugene, 76, of Limestone, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 14, 2007, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

He was born on October 4, 1930, in Cameron, W.Va., the son of the late James Harvey and Helen McCracken Knight.

He was a livestock dealer all his life, with his life’s passion being his cattle; he was also a member of Laborers Local 1149; a 1949 graduate of Sistersville High School; a member of Cameron Baptist Church; and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Knight.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Eleanor Whipkey Knight; four daughters, Barbara (Don) Sampson and Joyce (Steve) Robinson all of Cameron, Brenda (Tim Tasker) Estel and Bonnie (Greg) Wood all of Moundsville, W.Va.; a brother, Jim Knight of Taylorsville, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Hanna and Tanner Knight Robinson of Cameron, April Sampson of Bradenton, Fla., Melissa Estel of Moundsville, Katelyn Sampson of Cameron, Courtney and Avery Wood of Moundsville; two step-grand sons, Davis and Owen Wood of Moundville; two sisters-in- law, Nancy Knight and Joan Knight; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m., and on Wednesday from noon until the time of service at 2 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, with Pastor David McCracken and Pastor Ron McCoy officiating.

Interment in Fork Ridge Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron Baptist Church, RD 5, Box 521, Cameron, WV 26033.


March 2, 1994 SARA JANE BONAR KNIGHT

Knight, Sara Jane (Bonar), 77, of 1104 Fifth Street, Moundsville, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a retired clerk for the former Bonar’s Style Shop, and Jozabeth’s Moundsville, and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville. She is preceded in death by her parents, Challen O. and Musie W. Rader Bonar. Surviving are her husband, Geren F. Sr.; a son Geren F. Jr. of Sarasota FL; a brother Challen O. Bonar of Port St. Lucie, FL; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes, Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville. Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 522 Seventh Street, Moundsville, or the Charles Underdonk Scholarship Fund, in care of Carl Trussell, 705 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale, WV 26038.

Submitted by Geren Knight.


Wheeling News-Register, December 2, 2007

DONALD E. KNOLLINGER

KNOLLINGER, Donald E., “Don,” 68, of Summerfield, Fla., formerly of Moundsville, and Wheeling, W.Va., died suddenly November 22, 2007, at home.

Don was born September 8, 1939 in Wheeling to the late Arthur and Eleanor Flading Knollinger.

He was a Lutheran by faith; and a 1957 graduate of Wheeling High School. Don moved to Florida in 2002.

He retired from Allied Chemical as an Instrument Supervisor. Don proudly served his country as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army.

Don loved his hobby of Amateur Radio as Extra class operator WB8ZTV; and received many honors including “Amateur of the Year” from The Triple States Amateur Radio Club and the American Radio Relay League. He was also a life member of the Disabled American Veterans; and belonged to the American Legion, Blake Brothers Post 46, Benwood, W.Va.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Kathryn (Kathy) Carroll Knollinger; daughter, Susie (Brian) McGlumphy and their children, Kathryn Jessica Ickes, Joseph Ickes, and Marissa Carroll; son, Michael (Amy) and their children, Zachary, Raegan and Emerson Carroll; son, Steve (Lori) and their children, Madison, Gage, and Landon Carroll; sons, Quinton and Brenton Knollinger; daughter, Misty Suzanne Knollinger and children, Kalan, Melissa and Sara; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Susan Ickes; one sister, Carol (Richard) Schmalz; two aunts, Margie (Jerry) Fisher and Joanna (Howard) Conner; many cousins, especially Connie Knollinger Wendel, who shared a special bond with “Cuz Donnie”; and nieces and nephews who were all dearly loved.

Don was also a special brother-in-law to Grant (Libby) Kniedler, Chris (Janet) Kniedler, Mary Jo Kniedler (Bob) McLaughlin and Bernadette (Diane Illig) Kniedler.

Services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 1 p.m., at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Boggs Run Road, Benwood, with Pastor Mary Prather officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 620 Boggs Run Road, Benwood, WV 26031.


KENNETH ALBERT KNOLLINGER

Knollinger, Kenneth Albert, 71, of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2001, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was a member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Boggs Run Road, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Blake Brothers Post 46, Benwood. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Marie Danielson Knollinger, three brothers and five sister. Surviving are his wife, Lois Jean Schmidt Knollinger; and two sons, David Kenneth and Dale Albert, both of Boggs Run Road; a daughter, Connie Jean Wendel and her husband, Mark of of Boggs Run Road, two sisters, Margie Fisher and her husband, Gerald of Benwood Hill, and JoAnn Conner of Moundsville, eight grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob St., South Wheeling. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Boggs Run Road, Benwood, with the Rev. David Twedt officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Sherrard, where the Moundsville V.F. W. Post 437 will conduct graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Boggs Run Road, Benwood, WV. 26031.


KNOLLINGER, Lois Jean Schmidt, 79, of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, W.Va., died Tuesday, May, 11, 2010, in Wheeling Hospital.

She was born November, 23, 1930, in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of the late Nis Jensen Schmidt and Helen Okel Schmidt Gocksetter.

Mrs. Knollinger was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Benwood; and a member of the American Legion Post 46 Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Albert Knollinger 2001; step-father, William Gockstetter.

Surviving are a daughter, Connie Jean Wendel and her husband, Mark; two sons, David Kenneth Knollinger and Dale Albert Knollinger all of Boggs Run; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and cousins.

Private visitation and services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev Mary Prager officiating.

Interment will be private in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 620 Boggs Run Road, Benwood, WV 26031; Boggs Run Volunteer Fire Department, Boggs Run Road, Benwood, WV. 26031.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Street, South Wheeling.


JAMES KNOX

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, February 17, 1882]

KNOX - On Wednesday, February 15, 1882, at 4:30 o'clock a. m., James Knox, of Limestone, Marshall county, in the 81st year of his age.

Funeral from his late residence, No. 800 Market street, on Friday, February 17th, at 10 o'clock a. m. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


KNUTH, Alyce Marie Richard, 78, of Mozart, W.Va., passed away Saturday, July 14, 2007, in Wheeling Hospital.

She was born on August 10, 1928, in Benwood, W.Va., the daughter of the late Frank and Grace McCormick Richard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy “Dot” Richard Rozell; and an infant brother,

Alyce is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward Michael Knuth; a son, Edward David Knuth and his wife, Kathy, of Moundsville, W.Va.; a grandson, Michael Edward Knuth of Moundsville; a brother, Robert M. Richard and his wife, Nancy, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Esther Richard Custer of Wheeling, W.Va.; a brother-in-law, Homer Rozell and his wife, Pricilla, of Richfield, Ohio; three sisters- in-law, Grace Holpp of Glen Easton, W.Va., Edna Mae Niven of Beech Bottom, W.Va., and Darlene Bickmyer of Rayland, Ohio.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, with Pastor Eddie Wills officiating.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Care Fund, 51 11th St., Wheeling, WV 26003.


Wheeling Intelligencer and News-Register, July 5, 2008

KOCHER, Richard L., 65, of RD 4, Cameron, W.Va., went to be with his Lord, after a long courageous battle, Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., surrounded by his family.

He was born November 2, 1942, in Bellaire, Ohio, the son of the late Vernon and Ruth Hammond Kocher.

He was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church and retired from Ormet after 35 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Kocher; and a brother, Charles Kocher.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Wilda Lightner Kocher; a son, Richard (Lisa) Kocher, II of Rhoadesville, Va.; a daughter, Kimberly (Pat) Molden of Marietta, Ohio; a stepson, Dennis (Amber) Aston of Cameron; two stepdaughters, Julie (Brett) Hawkins of Cameron, and Raquel Powell of Moundsville, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; two aunts; an uncle; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, from 1-8 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, and on Monday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., at Moundsville Baptist Church, 4th St. and Annadale Ave., Moundville, with the Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating.

Interment in Upper Wolf Run Cemetery, Cameron.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosenbaum Family House, WVU Hospitals, Medical Center Drive, P.O. Box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26506-8228.


E. W. KOONTZ

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
August 17, 1906

E. W. Koontz died at his home in Moundsville, West Virginia. He was age 56 and was born October 12, 1850. He leaves his wife, one daughter, three sons, also his mother and three sisters. He was born in Moundsville and spent all his life there.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, May 27, 2009

KORNGIVER, George W. Sr., 79, of Second St., Moundsville, W.Va. died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at home.

He was born April 3, 1930, the son of the late George and Sophia Graboski Korngiver.

He was a Korean War Army Veteran; a retired employee of Ormet; and a Christian by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Madeline Henderson and Ruth Greene.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara J. Korngiver; a son, George W., II (Katherine) Korngiver of McMechen, W.Va.; a daughter, Edyie Petty of Orlando, Fla.; step-children, Jean Anderson (Bob Trohaska) of Rayland, Ohio, Karen (Louis Shipley) Marple of Wheeling, Dale (Karen) Schwab of Dry Ridge, Ky., Kathy (Scott) Wise of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Matthew (Sherri) Schwab of Colfax, Wisc.; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Todd, Bryan, and Ryan; ten step-grandchildren, Sherry, Melissa, Erik, Dale, Travis, Erin, David, Case, Austin, and Rebecca; 13 great-grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

Family will receive friends Thursday from 4 p.m. until time of Memorial Service at 6 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory,. 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville with Mike Eskridge officiating.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Leukemia Society, 2 Gateway Center, 13 North, Philadelphia, PA 15222.


ROBERT KOTSON

Moundsville Daily Echo - May 11, 1996

Robert Kotson Died Friday

Robert Frank Kotson, Sr. 59, of AAA Trailer Court, Moundsville, died Friday, May 10 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born January 9, 1937 in Moundsville.

He was a Retired employee of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, Consolidation Coal Co., and a Protestant.

He was preceded in death by a son, Malcolm E.; his parents, John M. and Gertrude I. Bumgardner Kotson.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita McCardle Kotson; two sons, Robert F. Jr. of Glendale and Carl M. of Glen Easton; a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Betsy) Chaplin of Cameron; four brothers, John R. of Fort Collins, Colo., Charles E. and William M. both of Moundsville and Thomas C. of Glen Easton; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 7-9pm today and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Sunday at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second St. Moundsville, where services will be held Monday at 1pm with Rev. Jack Brownlee officiating, Burial in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Submitted by Don McCardle.


PHYLLIS KRAWCZENSKI Obituary
Moundsville Daily Echo
December 8, 1998

Phyllis Jochum Krawczenski, 66, of Tucson, AZX, formerly of Moundsville, died Sunday, December 6, 1998 in Tucson. Born on July 10, 1932, in Glen Dale, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Mark and Matilda Jochum. She was a former employee of the Wheeling Electric Company, and a former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Jochum.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard J. Krawczenski; a son, Joseph Mark Krawczenski, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; two daughters, Karen Lee Charney, of Raleigh, NC, and Pamela Ann Porter, of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Frank S. Jochum, of Moundsville; a sister, Delores Winters of Springfield, OH; several nices and nephews.

Services and interment will be held in Tucson, AZ. Local arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


JOHN KRUPIA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 19, 1938]

Former Mold and Foundry Employee Succumbs Today in Sanitarium

John Krupia, 44 former employee of the Wheeling Mold and Foundry and resident of 7 Bow street, died this morning at 5:50 o’clock in the Ohio county sanitarium, Roney’s Point. He had been ill for some time.

Mr. Krupia was born in Poland, September 1, 1893, but had resided in this country for many years. He was employed at the Mold and Foundry for 18 years prior to his retirement because of failing health.

Surviving are his wife, Stella Krupia; and the following children: Mary, John, Jr., Frank, Stella and George Krupia, all at home.

The body was removed to the Olszta funeral home and Thursday morning will be taken to the late residence. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA KRUPICA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 19, 1994]

KRUPICA, Anna, of McMechen, died Friday in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. She was a retired supervisor of M. Marsh & Sons, Wheeling, and a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Anna Karmen Krupica; two brothers; a sister. Surviving are two nephews, George S. and Thomas Krupica, both of Wheeling; two brothers, John of Moundsville and J. Donald of McMechen; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Stella) Bremer of Wheeling, and Mrs. John (Virginia) Joseph of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Arrangements are incomplete. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount De Chantal Visitation Academy.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA KARMEN KRUPICA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, July, 1968]

KRUPICA, Mrs. Anna Karmen, 73, 16 Fourth St., McMechen, died Saturday morning at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born in Russia, in July, 1895, and has been a resident of the United States since 1914. She was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. Survivors include her husband, Vincent Krupica, Sr.; four sons, Vincent, Jr., John, George W. and Donald, all of McMechen; four daughters, Miss Ann Krupica, at home, Mrs. Edward Bremer of Weirton, Mrs. John Joseph of Bethlehem and Mrs. George Kessler of McMechen; one brother, Michael Karmen of New York; 17 grandchildren. Friends will be received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen on Sunday and Monday. Services will be held in the chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paul Hicha officiating. Interment in McMechen Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGE WASHINGTON KRUPICA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 13, 1985]

Krupica, George W., 56 of 16 Fourth St., McMechen, died Saturday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, and a former employee of Bobbie Brooks, Bellaire. Surviving are two sons, George S. of Wheeling and Thomas P. of Moundsville..

(Cheryl McCombs)


J. Donald Krupica
Born in McMechen, WV on Nov. 5, 1933
Departed on Mar. 7, 2005 and resided in McMechen, WV
Visitation: Wednesday Mar. 9, 2005
Service: Friday Mar. 11, 2005
Funeral Home: Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood/McMechen
Cemetery: Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Wheeling)

Krupica, J. Donald, Sr., 71, of McMechen, WV, died Monday, March 7, 2005 at home.

He was born November 5, 1933 in McMechen, a son of the late Vincent and Anna Karmen Krupica. He was a retired liason officer with the WV Department of Highways, the TV Repair Manager of King’s Jewelry, and was owner of Don’s TV Repair Business for many years. Mr. Krupica was the Mayor of McMechen from 1974-1978, and a Marshall County Commissioner from 1976-1988. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, the St. James Holy Name Society, and the Knights of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Marie Krupica, who passed away in 1959 at the age of 17 months; three brothers, Vincent, George, and John Krupica; two sisters, Rosemary Kessler and Anna Krupica.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years, Shirley A. Fordyce Krupica; a son, J. Donald Krupica, Jr. of McMechen; four daughters, Cheryl A. McCombs and her husband, John, of McMechen, Melissa J. Thorn and her husband, Brian, of McMechen, Donna L. Luzier and her husband, Mark, of Michigan, and Katrina A. Angius and her husband, Jeff, of McMechen; two sisters, Stella Bremer of Wheeling, and Virginia Joseph of California; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-4 & 7-9 pm Wednesday and 2-4 & 7-9 pm Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 pm Friday, March 11, 2005 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, with Rev Joseph Hayden, S.J. as celebrant.. Vigil services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.

(Cheryl McCombs)


SHARON MARIE KRUPICA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 30, 1959]

KRUPICA, Sharon Marie, 17-month-old daughter of Donald and Shirley Ann Fordyce Krupica of 1105 Marshall St., McMechen, died Sunday at the Ohio Valley General Hospital. The parents survive as do one sister, Cheryl Ann; a number of uncles and aunts and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Fordyce of Wheeling and Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Krupica of McMechen. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. A Mass of the Angels will be said Tuesday at 9 a.m. in St. James Church, McMechen. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


VINCENT KRUPICA

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 1, 1969]

KRUPICA, Vincent, 77, 16 Fourth St., McMechen, died Wednesday at 10:40 p.m. at Ohio Valley General Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1891 in Vilna, Russia, son of Vincent and Stepana Krupica. He was a retired coal miner. His wife, Anna Karmen Krupica, died in 1968. Surviving are four sons, Vincent III, John, George W. and Donald J., all of McMechen; four daughters, Mrs. Edward Bremer, Weirton; Miss Ann, at home; Mrs. John Joseph, Wolfe Estates; and Mrs. George Kessler, McMechen; seventeen grandchildren. Friends may call at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Services there Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Daly officiating. Interment in McMechen Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


VINCENT KRUPICA, Jr.

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Jan. 4, 1973]

KRUPICA, Vincent Jr., 51 of 16 Fourth St., McMechen, died Wednesday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was born in Wheeling, Jan. 29, 1921, son of the late Vincent and Anna Karmen Krupica. He was a former employee of the U.S. Government; a member of American Legion Post 5, McMechen; VFW Post 3655 of McMechen. Surviving are four sisters, Miss Ann Krupica, with whom he resided, Mrs. Edward (Stella) Bremer of Weirton, Mrs. John (Virginia) Joseph of Wheeling, and Mrs. George (Rosemary) Kessler of McMechen, three brothers, John, George W. and Donald J., all of McMechen.

Friends received at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, June 12, 2011

KUDLAK, McCoy Mack, Jr., 74, of Buford, Ga., passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at his home in Buford following an extended illness.

No funeral services are scheduled at this time.

Mr. Kudlak was born Nov. 27, 1936 in Wheeling, W.Va., to the late McCoy Mack Kudlak Sr. and Priscilla Virginia DePriest Kudlak.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was a retired contractor/developer.

Mr. Kudlak is survived by his daughter, Debra Larson of Gainesville, daughter & son-in-law, Pamela & Brian Field of Pendergrass; sons, Donald Kudlak of Hoschton and David Kudlak of Melbourne, Australia; sisters, Joan Shelek and Susie Zervos and brother, Paul Kudlak.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Ga. 30504 is in charge of arrangements.


Obituary of Nellie B. Church Kuhn
Sunday News-Register, Wheeling, West Virginia - (7 February 1999), p.4, col 4.

KUHN, Nellie B. Church, 96, of Glen Easton, died Feb. 6, 1999 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a member of Fork Ridge Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Lenora Summers Church; her husband, Herbert S. Kuhn; son, Dale Kuhn; three brothers and six sisters. She is survived by two sons, Philip L. and Donald G. Kuhn of Glen Easton; daughter Mrs. Ralph (Nancy) Logsdon of Glen Easton; 12 grandchildren; several great- and great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment at Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery Fund.

Submitted by Jo Ellen (Kuhn) Dalton, granddaughter.


SAMUEL M. KUNICH

ADVERTISER TRIBUNE, TIFFIN, OHIO -- Rites Thursday for Samuel M. Kunich, former Tiffin man died at Moundsville. Funeral services for Samuel M. Kunich, 76, of Moundsville, WV, native of Tiffin, who died in Moundsville at 1:15pm Sunday, June 12, 1955, will be held in the Hoffmann Memorial at 1:30pm Thursday and will be conducted by the Rev. Benjamin R. Lewis, pastor of the Washington St. Methodist church. He was the son of Joseph F. and Maria A. (Green) Kunich. Husband of Lena and father of Joanne Kunich. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Submitted by Elaine Vaughn.


Orlando Sentinel Star - August 1967

Former Ad Exec Maj. Kupfer Dies

Major Albin Krill Kupfer, former national advertising manager of the Orlando Sentinel Star, died here early Monday. He was 73.

Maj. Kupfer whose home was at 3438 Fairway Drive, had been a resident of Orlando since May 1944, when he moved his family here from Knoxville, Tenn.

He joined the staff of the Orlando Sentinel Star that same month and was employed through July 1959 when he retired.’’

He was a member of the Orlando Civilian Club, American Legion, 40 et 8, Military Order of World Wars, Phi Kappa Psi, Executives Club, Advertising Club, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Orlando Area Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Citizens Safety Council and on the board of the Orange Blossom Playhouse.

Born in Chinkiang, China, July 20, 1894, he attended Syracuse University. He entered the U.S. Army in 1917 as a second lieutenant in the infantry and retired as an infantry major Nov. 30, 1935.

Surviving are his widow Mary Elouise, sons, Albin Carl, Panama Canal Zone, and Frederick Hunt, Orlando; daughter, Mary Louise Kupfer Daniels, Orlando; and eight grandchildren.

Garden Chapel Home for Funerals is in charge.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Moundsville Daily Echo - 14 February 1958

Rev. Chas. H. Kupfer Died Thursday Near Sherrard

Rev. Charles Robert Kupfer died at the home of his brother, Pearl Kupfer, Wheeling R.D. 2, Thursday night near Sherrard, February 13, at 11:25 o’clock. He was born in Sherrard April 16, 1885 the son of Robert Charles and Louise Treiber Kupfer and studied for the ministry at Baldwin-Wallace college, Cleveland Ohio, Asbury Seminary, Kentucky, and Drew University, New Jersey. His first charge was Highland county Virginia, and last charge, the Dallas Circuit Marshall county West Virginia. He retired in June 1957, due to ill health, after serving in the ministry 36 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Simmons Jr. Greenville, N.C., two brothers, Pearl of Sherrard, Lemuel of RD 2, Wheeling, two sisters, Mrs. Adam Francis of Limestone, Mrs. Frank Bay of Albia, Iowa and one grandchild.

Friends may call at Lutes funeral home until Sunday, When the body will be taken to the Pleasant Hill church at Sherrard where the body will lie in state from one to two o’clock, at which time services will be conducted by Dr. Roe, district superintendent of Wheeling Methodist District. Burial will be at Coopers Cemetery.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


Gerald D. Kupfer

KUPFER, Gerald D. (Jerry,) 59, of Rt. 3, Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Friday, November 11, 2005 in Cameron Health Care and Rehab Center in Cameron.

He was born September 2, 1946, the son of the late P.H. and Nora Hartley Kupfer.

He was an employee of the former Triangle Conduit.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Kupfer.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Lou of Wheeling and Jessica Rene of Madison, W.Va.; two sons, Gerald Kupfer of Wheeling and Richard James Kupfer of Inverness, Fla.; three grandchildren, Niki, Gerald and Nathaneal; two sisters, Esther M. Booth also of Inverness, Fla. and Sharon K. Miller of Beverly Hills, Fla.; six brothers, James R., Ronald L. and Roger B., all of Cameron, W.Va., John L. of Hartwell, Ga., Richard C. of Moundsville and Phillip A. of Viola, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and also many friends with whom he loved to golf with.

Arrangements are pending at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville.


19 March 1944 - (paper unknown)

MRS. LYDIA KRILL KUPFER, widow of Dr. Carl Frederick Kupfer, for many years a prominent Methodist missionary in China, died in Shanghai, China, on March 19, according to advices received by the Board of Missions through the U.S. Department of State. It is reported that because of her advanced age--she was 84--she was not interned with other missionaries by the Japanese. Dr. and Mrs. Kupfer were retired in 1918, but returned to China independently in 1922. Dr. Kupfer died in China in 1925. Since that time Mrs. Kupfer has lived with a daughter in Shanghai.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


Moundsville Daily Echo - 2 March 1971

P.H. Kupfer of Sherrard, Died

Pearl Henry Kupfer, 81, of Rines Ridge, Sherrard, RD 3, Wheeling, expired this morning at 3:35 a.m. at Moundsville General Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 6, 1889, at Sherrard, a son of Robert C. and Louise Triber Kupfer. He was a retired farmer, a member of Wood Hill Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Nora Hartley Kupfer; seven sons, James and Ronald of Pine Hill, Gerald of Moundsville, John of Fort Bragg, N.C., Roger, Richard and Philip at home, two daughters, Mrs. Ester Rich and Mrs. Sharon Riter, both of Joliet, Ill.; two sisters, Birdie Francis of Limestone and Adda Bay of Alley, Iowa, and seven grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Lutes Funeral Home this evening (Tuesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


Moundsville Daily Echo - 17 October 1927

ROBERT CHARLES KUPFER

Robert Charles Kupfer, 77, prominent Sherrard farmer, passed away Sunday morning at 9:35 o’clock at his late home, following an illness of one year’s duration. The deceased was born in Germany on June 30, 1850, the son of Karl and Hannah Kupfer, and come to this country, and settled in the Sherrard community, when five years of age. He spent practically his entire life at Sherrard and was a member of the Pleasant Hill M.E. church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Triber Kupfer; three sons, Rev. Charles Kupfer of Madison, N.J., Pearl Kupfer of Sherrard, and Lemuel Kupfer of Wheeling; three Mrs. Nellie Conner of Sherrard, Mrs. Bertha Francis of Limestone, and Mrs. Ada Bay of Albia, Iowa; one sister Mrs. Rebecca Seabright, Cedar Rocks, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The late Rev. Charles Kupfer, founder and head of the William Nast College for Girls, Kuchang, China, for 45 years, who died two months ago, was a brother.

The body has been removed to the Schroeder funeral parlors at Wheeling to be prepared for burial. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. A.R. Bennett of the Benwood M.E. church and the Rev. Mr. Perkins of the Pleasant Hill M.E. church officiating interment will be made in his private cemetery near his late home.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


JOHN KYLE

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Friday, August 26, 1892

John Kyle, a highly respected citizen, residing at Fairview, died at his home Wednesday morning at 9:30 o’clock, aged 73 years. The cause of his demise was heart failure. His funeral took place from Fairview Church yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Deceased was grandfather of J. A. and J. E. Bloyd of this city.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


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