Marshall County Obituaries
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MRS. T. J. LACEY DIES AT NINTH STREET HOME

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, June 22, 1928

Mrs. Mary Lacey, wife of Thomas J. Lacey, died at her home, 311 Ninth Street, about the middle of the forenoon today. Mrs. Lacey had been sick for two years and had been at a Pittsburgh and a Huntington hospital for nervous breakdown and had returned home in very much better health, circulating among her friends. For the past two weeks, however, her health had again been failing and her family and other friends kept her constantly under observation. Today a sister had seen her but a few minutes before she was found, while her husband was asleep in the house, he working every night at a factory and her daughter was in the office of a nearby business house.

Coroner D. B. Ealy was called and rendered a verdict of death by her own act. A note to the family was found, which merely said something about where she would be found.

Mrs. Lacey was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Halpin, and had several brothers and sisters all of whom were highly intelligent residents of the city a third of a century ago, as the family came here when the Ohio River railroad was building, Mr. Halpin holding a foremanship with it. Mrs. Lacey, after graduating at the Moundsville High School, was for several years a valued teacher in the city schools. She was a member of St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church. They have one daughter, Miss Agnes.

Submitted by James R. Wells


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 11 MAY 1956

ESTELLA LANCASTER

Mrs Estella Lancaster, 84, resident of Moundsville, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs R R O'Neil of Elm Grove, RD 2, Thursday at 3 o'clock. She was the widow of S S Lancaster, born on Bowman ridge, Marshall County, Nov 26, 1871, daughter of William and Elizabeth Standiford Anguish, resident of Marshall county all her life, member of the First Christian church.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph E and Willis E, both of Moundsville; five daughters, Mrs C R Potter, Moundsville, Mrs R R O'Neil, Elm Grove, Mrs Benton Hazlett, Elm Grove, Mrs Loy Freeland and Mrs Clyde Freeland, 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Grisell Funeral home, 805 Fifth street, where services will be held Sunday at 2 pm Rev E P Schaich, First Christian church, will be in charge. Burial will be in Roberts ridge cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MARY JANE LANCASTER

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
Thursday, September 14, 1933

Mary Jane Lancaster passed away at her home at Moundsville, W. Va., on Sunday, September 10, 1933. She was 69 years old. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Farr on Tuesday, September 12th and interment was in the Garrett Cemetery. Her husband, three sons, two daughters, two brothers and two sisters, survive.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Alma Laney

LANEY, Alma Lynn Hicks Wendell, 87, of Crawford Avenue, Cameron, W.Va., died Thursday, March 15, 2007 at home.

She was born May 16, 1919 in Marshall County, daughter of Harvey and Emaline Lauke Morgan Hicks.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church; the Order of Eastern Star, Lorraine Chapter 9; and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 18, all of Cameron. She retired from the Marshall County Board of Education, having served 37 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Boyd Burns Wendell, in 1966; second husband, Raymond Eugene Laney; a daughter, Sherry Lynn Wendell Dwyer, in 1999; and a brother, Clay Hicks, in 1979.

Surviving are three sons, Mark A. (Pamela) Wendell of French Creek, W.Va., Boyd Brandt Wendell of Cameron and Jeffrey Morgan (Mitzi) Wendell of Wheeling.; a grandson, Eric Allen Wendell of Los Angeles, Calif.; two granddaughters, Morgan Michele and Kristin Diane Wendell of Mingo Junction, Ohio; four step children, Kelly, Ronnie and Donnie Laney and Wanda Rae Wild; and two special friends and caregivers, Sally Scott and Mona Hewitt.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Beth Mencer officiating.

Interment to follow in Highland Cemetery.

Submitted by Donna Hesse.


Raymond E. Laney

LANEY, Raymond Eugene, 80, of Crawford Avenue, Cameron, W.Va., died Friday, September 29, 2006 in the Carriage Inn, Cadiz, Ohio.

He was born April 12, 1926 in West Palm Beach, Fla., son of the late Andrew and Georgia Bristow Laney.

He was a member of the Aleppo Brethren Church, Aleppo, Pa.; a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII; member of the American Legion Post No. 18; the Moose Lodge No. 758; the Masonic Lodge No. 17 A.F & A.M., all of Cameron; member of the Osiris Shrine Temple, Wheeling; and a member of the I.U.O.E. Local 132, Wheeling.

Surviving are his wife, Alma Lynn Wendell Laney; one daughter, Wanda Rae Wild of Riverside, Calif.; three sons, Ronald Laney of Cameron, Donald Laney and Kelly Laney, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three step sons, Mark Wendell (Pam) of French Creek, W.Va., Boyd Brandt Wendell of Cameron and Jeffrey Alan Wendell (Mitz) of Wheeling; one brother, Rev. Andrew Laney of Davies, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron on Sunday, October 1, 2006 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Walter E. McNutt officiating.

Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

American Legion Post 18 will conduct military honors, followed by Cameron Masonic Lodge graveside services.


Julia Lavenski

LAVENSKI, Julia L., 92, of Stewart Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, June 12, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

She was born August. 18, 1913 in Fairmont, W.Va., the daughter of the late Alex and Anna Noggy.

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Lavenski, Sr.; four brothers, Louie, George, Alex and John Noggy; and a sister, Rose Tomsic.

Survivors include a son, Chester “Sonny” (Shirley) Lavenski; a daughter, Ann Louise Hudson, all of Moundsville; a brother, Joseph (Nellie) Noggy of Willowick, Ohio; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Thursday at l0 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Fr. Terrance Adams as celebrant. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.


KATHRYN "KASHA" LAVENSKI

July 29, 2006

Lavenski, Kathryn L. “Kasha”, age 58, of Fourth St., Moundsville, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at home.

She was born on November 29, 1947 in Glen Dale, the daughter of Helen Gursky Lavenski of Moundsville and the late Stanley Lavenski.

She was an LPN at Wheeling Clinic, Reynolds Memorial Hospital and Moundview Helath Care Center and a member of St Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by grandparents Benjamin and Sophia Gursky and John and Michelina Lavenski.

Survivors include her mother, two brothers John (Brenda) Lavenski, Steven M. Lavenski all of Moundsville, a sister Victoria Lavenski of Moundsville, three aunts Victoria Mackovich of Glen Dale, Mary Nadolski of Moundsville, Stella (Ray) Nadolski of Michigan, a great aunt Sophia Vilkoski of Moundsville, four nephews, one great nephew and many cousins.

Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:00am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.

Inurnment to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, WV 26501.

Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Moundsville.


QWheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Feb 1, 2009

MARTHA ANN LEACH

LEACH, Martha Ann, 83, of Second Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

She was born May 21, 1925, in Glen Dale the daughter of the late Ross and Mary Katherine Wolfe Miller.

Martha was a retired registered nurse from Reynolds Memorial Hospital, in 1989, with 40 years of service. She graduated from Moundsville High School, class of 1943, as a registered nurse cadet during WWII, a former member of the Tuesday Arts Club and a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt, Margaret Burton.

Survivors include her husband, of 61 years, Roy Leach; two sons, Joseph Leach and his fiance' Carol Shipp of Statesville, N.C. and Fred Leach and his wife, June, of Norwalk, Ohio; one daughter, Marti Leitch and her husband, Robert, of Hilliard, Ohio; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Miller Voltz and her husband, Jim, of Moundsville; four grandchildren, Laura Leach Lesniewski and her husband, Ryan, Megan Leach, Andrew and Katherine Leitch.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev Teresa G. Markins officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Reynolds Memorial Hospital, 800 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale, WV 26038 or Simpson United Methodist Church, 800-7th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.


Sunday News-Register - Wheeling, WV - Sunday, April 18, 2004

Legg, Mamie S. 78, of Proctor, WV, died Saturday, April 17, 2004 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 29, 1926 in McMechen, WV, the daughter of the late Francis Leeds and Cora Eveleyn Sibert Shaw.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Moundsville, The Daughters of the American Revolution, The Marshall County Historical Society and Moundsville Order of the Eastern Star # 86.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Bernard Shaw and William Leeds Shaw; and one sister, Betty Suzanne Mason.

Survivors include her husband, James Legg; two sons, James (Dede) Legg II of Moundsville and Jeffrey Lee Legg of Proctor; one daughter, Leslie Suzanne (Kenneth) White, of Proctor; six grandchildren, Shane White, Alona White, Jamie Legg, Brittie Legg, Brent Legg, and Molly Legg; and one nephew, David F. Mason.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 7 - 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 am with Mike Eskridge officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville, WV.

Submitted by Bill Cunningham


JANE LEHEW

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

Jane Lehew, age 86, of Moundsville, W. Va., has died. She was the widow of John A. Lehew. She was born at Proctor, W. Va., October 14, 1875, the daughter of Thomas and Cora Wingrove Smith and had resided in Moundsville for 56 years. She was a member of the Woodsman Circle. Surviving are three sons: Clarence of Wheeling; Frank of Moundsville; and John of Shawnee, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Maude Stacey of Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, Marion and Roy of Moundsville, Fountain of Sistersville, W. Va., and August of Wellsburg, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Rosa Boyd of Mingo Junction, Ohio; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville, W. Va.

Note: Jane Lehew died in 1961.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HARLEY LEMASTERS Obituary
Moundsville Daily Echo
January 15, 1999

Harley R. “Buck” Lemasters, 82, of 37 Stewart St., Moundsville died Friday, January 15, 1999 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wetzel County, WV on August 7, 1916, son of the late Irvin and Lurah McFadden Lemasters. He was a retired pipe threader with the former Triangle Conduit, Glendale. A Protestant by faith. He was also a life member of the VFW Post #437 Moundsville and also the Earl Francis Post #3 American Legion, Moundsville. He was preceded in death by one grandson Jason Zalewski, two sisters and a half brother.

He is survived by his wife Martha “Billie” Haynes Lemasters, two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Mary Kathleen) Aeby of Moundsvillle, and Mrs. Baird (Judith) Kloss of Wheeling, one son Mr. Glen M. Schmid of Moundsville, three brothers Elbert and Oakley Lemasters, both of Moundsville and Atlee Lemasters of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters Mrs. Joseph (Gladys) “Dink” Joines of Hampton, VA, Mary R. Lemasters of Moundsville, seven grand children and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Saturday 7-9 PM and Sunday 12-3 PM and 7-9 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, where service will be Monday at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. John C. Brownlee officiating. Interment at Riverview Cemetery. The Moundsvile Honor Guard will conduct graveside services.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


VIRGIL LEMONS

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

Virgil Lemons, age 69, of Glen Easton, W. Va., died at his home. He was born June 29, 1901 in Wetzel County, a son of Earnest and Mary Elizabeth (Goddard) Lemons. He was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and a member of the Salem Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Malinda Crane Lemons; one son, James E. of New Martinsville; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Calvert of Core, W. Va.; one brother, Kelsey of Moundsville; one sister, Mrs. Doyle (Viola) Moore of Glen Easton; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Lutes Funeral Home with Evangelist Paul Keller of the Cedar Avenue Church of Christ officiating. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, April 29, 1976

SYLVIS WENDT LEWELLYN

MRS. LEWELLYN DIED TUESDAY

Mrs. Sylvia Mae Wendt Lewellyn, 74, of Georgetown Apartments, Wheeling, died Tuesday at home.

Among her survivors is a sister, Mrs. Edna Allen of Sherrard.

Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger street, Elm Grove, Friday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, April 30, 1976

SYLVIA LEWELLYN RITES SATURDAY

Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger street, Elm Grove, Friday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. for Mrs. Sylvia Mae Wendt Lewellyn, 74, of Georgetown Apartments, Wheeling, who died Tuesday at home.

Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. by Rev. R. Howard McCuen, Jr.

Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


SANDRA SKVARKA LI

Macon Telegraph, The (GA) - December 22, 1998

DULUTH - Services for Sandra Kay Li will be at 7:30 tonight in White Columns Funeral Home, Milledgeville. Li, 52, died Friday, Dec. 18, 1998. She was a nurse, formerly employed at Caresouth. She was Catholic. Survivors include her stepdaughter, Dr. Christina Li of Baltimore, Md.; parents, Thomas and Ann Skvarka of Benwood, W.Va.; and sister, Rebecca Page of Guilford, Conn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 1032, Milledgeville 31061.

NOTE: Born September 24, 1946, Sandy graduated from Bishop Donahue High School in 1964, and from the B. M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing at Reynolds Memorial, Glen Dale, WV in 1965. This memorial photo from the Wheeling newspaper was provided by Emilie Stoy Fusco: PHOTO.


Alma M. Lilley Obituary
Moundsville Daily Echo
May 3, 1999

Alma M. Lilley, 87, of Limestone died Monday, May 3, 1999, at Mound View Health Care Center. She was born June 17, 1911 in Marshall County, daughter of the late William T. and Edna Jefferson Norris. She was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church, the Retired Teachers Assn, American Assoc. of Retired Persons, Daughter of the American Revolution, member of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority and a volunteer worker. Mrs. Lilley was en elementary school teacher for 38 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Lilley in 1982; two brothers, James and Earl Norris, five sisters, Betty Campbell, Jean Clark, Mary Lowery, Gail Chambers, Lou Tasker.

Surviving are a sister, Ruth Van Scyoc of Limestone; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance, Tuesday 7-9 Pm. where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Sue Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow at Limestone Cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Moundsville Echo- March 26, 1965

CHARLES LILLEY DIED THURSDAY

Charles Lilley, former resident of Glen Easton RD 2, passed away Thursday at Weston State Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

He was a son of Frank and Sarah Logston, he was born at Loudenville, WV June 09, 1892. He was a farmer and lived on Middle Grave Creek.

He was member of the Fork Ridge Christian Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ella Wilkerson Lilley; two sisters Mrs. Acel Dunn, Moundsville, and Mrs. Ellis West of Rosbys Rock; three brothers ajmes and Homer of Glen Easton, RD 2, and John of Blairs Ridge; several neices and nephews also survive.

The body wa taken to the Lutes funeral home in Moundsville where services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Beelers Station cemetery, on route 250.

Submitted by Chris Moore, a grandneice

Submitted by Chris Moore.


Daniel Leroy Lilley

LILLEY, Daniel Leroy, age 53, of Goshorn Ridge, Cameron, W.Va., died Saturday, July 8, 2006 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born May 22, 1953 in Wheeling.

He was a welder mechanic at the AEP-Mitchell Plant; a Protestant by faith; and a member of the FFA Alumni of Cameron.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; his maternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Loy Helms; his paternal grandparents, Earl and Evalena Lilley; his loving mother-in- law, Muriel McCombs; and step father, Bob Allison.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Patricia K. McCombs Lilley; father, Virgil and his wife, Goldie Lilley of Moundsville; mother, Mary Helms Allison of Moundsville; one son, Daniel J. Lilley and his wife, Amanda D. Blake Lilley of Littleton, W.Va.; two daughters, Amanda L. Lilley MacKay and her husband, Tyler R., of Fort Myers, Fla. and Sarah E. Lilley Dean and her husband, Andrew S., of Wheeling; two sisters, Cathy J. Lilley Caldwell and her husband, Jerry, of Valley Grove and Connie J. Lilley of Moundsville; one granddaughter, Evalena D. Lilley of Littleton; and two loving puppies, Molly and Pepper.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dave McCombs officiating.

Interment in Greenview Cemetery, Roberts Ridge, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 S. High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501 or the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114-3367.


Moundsville Echo, 1968

DEBRA JEAN LILLEY

Young Debra Lilley Died [September 22, 1968]

Debra Jean Lilley, 14, of Glen Easton, (RD 1), WVa. died at 4:30a.m. Sunday at Reynold Memorial Hospital.

She was born February 9, 1954, in Marshall County, daughter of Homer F. and Mabel Doyle Lilley.

Survivors include one brother Homer, Jr., at home; two sisters Carol Ann and Barbara Diane, both at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ollie Lilley Marshall County; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice Doyle of Moundsville.

Friends are being received at Lutes Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30; with Rev. Frank Crow of Crabapple Community church officiating. Burial will be at Beeler Station.

Submitted by Chris Moore.


Moundsville Echo, Mar 11, 1968

HOMER LILLEY - November 13, 1897--March 09, 1968

Died Saturday

Homer Lilley, 70, of Middle Grave Creek, Glen Easton, W.Va. RD2 (near Knoxville), died at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Saturday at 5:55 p.m. after a four month illness.

He was born in Glen Easton, November 13, 1897, a son of Franklin and Sarah Virginia Logsdon Lilley. He had been a farmer all his life. He was a member of the Beeler Station Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Ollie Efaw Lilley, at home; a son Homer Franklin Lilley, Glen Easton; a daughter, Mrs. Marion (Edith) Keyoski, Moundsville; two brothers James of Glen Easton and John of Moundsville; two sisters Mrs. Acel J. Dunn, of Moundsville, and Mrs. Ellis West, of Rosby Rock; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville. Service there at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Frank Crow, Jr., officiating. Burial in Beeler's Station Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Chris Moore.


HOMER FRANKLIN "FRANK" LILLEY

"Moundsville Echo" - March 25, 2001

Lilley, Homer "Frank" Franklin, 69, of Glen Easton, W. Va., died Friday, March 22, 2002, in Marshall County, WVa., son of the late Homer and Ollie Efaw Lilley. He was retired from Bayer Corp., New Martinsville, WVa., a member of Beeler Station Christian Church and member of Moundsville Eagles, Arie 499.

In Addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by a son, Homer Franklin Lilley Jr., a daughter Debra Jean Lilley.

Surviving are his wife, Mable R. Doyle Lilley; two daughters Carol Ann Forester and her husband, Dale, of Belmont County, Ohio, Barbara D. Jarrett and her husband Dean of St. Clairsville, Ohio, a sister Edith Hazel Keyoski of Moundsville; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends received from 10 a.m. until Memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, Brother Paul K. Smith officiating. Interment in Beelers Station Cemetery, Cameron. Offer the family condolences at www. altmeyer.com

Submitted by granddaughter, Chris Moore.


"Herald's Dispatch" - Huntington WV.

HOMER FRANKLIN LILLEY, JR., 47 and formerly of Moundsville, WVa. died May 08, 1999 at Loxahatchee, FL residence. He was born Nov 14, 1951 in Glen Dale, W.Va. He was the son of Homer Franklin and Mable Lilley.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shari Monica Lilley of 26 years and his sister Debra Jean Lilley.

Besides being survived by his parents were 4 daughters and 1 son-n-law, Mrs. William (Christienne "Chris") Moore, Georgiana Lilley, all from Chesapeake, Ohio, Tanya and Roberta Lilley living at home (Loxahatchee, Fla.), 3 grandchildren Desiree and Joshua Moore and Monica Lilley, of Chesapeake, and 2 sisters and 2 brothers-n-law Mrs. Dean (Barbara D.) Jarrett of St. Clairesville, Oh, and Mrs. Dale (Carol Ann) Forestor of Belmont County, Ohio.

Memorial Services will be held June 19, 2 p.m. for friends and family members at Altmeyers Funeral Home, Moundsville, W.Va., followed by Interment at Beeler's Station Cemetery, Cameron, W,Va.

Submitted by Chris Moore.


Moundsville Echo- March 17, 1989

JOHN LILLEY

John F. Lilley, age 85 of R.D. No. 3, Moundsville, died Thursday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale.

He was born September 2, 1903, the son of the Franklin and Sarah Virginia Logston Lilley.

He was a member of the Beelers Station Christian Church and was a retired employee of the Co-op Southern Station Feed Store.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Homer and Charles Lilley and two sisters Bessie West and Gracie Lilley.

Surviving are his wife, Ota E. (Bungard) Lilley; three daughters, Mrs. Bill (Dorothy) Heedy, Mrs. Virginia Petit and Miss Pauline Lilley, all of Moundsville; four sons, Roger Lilley of Wheeling, Paul Lilley of Sherrard, Lloyd and herry lilley of Moundsville; one sister, Mrs. Maimi Dunn of Moundsville; eighteen grandchildren; seven great-granchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where the funeralservices will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Crow, Jr., officiating.

Interment will be in Beelers Station Cemetery.

Submitted by Chris Moore.


Moundsville Echo

OLLIE LILLEY - Jan 16, 1916--Dec 12, 1993

Died Sunday. Ollie E. Lilley, age 77, of 10th St. Moundsville, died Sunday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born on January 16, 1916 in Greene County, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Lucy Cain Efaw. She was a retired emplyee of Reynolds Memorial Hospital and a member of Beeler station Christian Church.

She was proceed in death by her husband Homer Lilley in 1968.

Survivors inculed one son: H. Franklin Lilley, Sr., of Glen Easton, one daughter of Mrs. Marion (Edith) Keyoski of Moundsville; one sister Shirley Gowers of Clarksburg, WV; 5 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Fuernal Home, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Wednday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Frank Crow, Jr., officiating. Interment in Beeler Station Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Chris Moore.


Roger Lilley

LILLEY, Roger William, Sr., 68, formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, April 22, 2007, in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz.

He was born May 15, 1938 in Moundsville, the son of the late John F. and Ota E. Bungard Lilley.

He was a coalminer; and Baptist by faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie (Ronald) Clutter of Glen Dale, Teresa (Chad) Aston of Cameron; a son, Roger W. “Champ” (Tricia) Lilley, Jr. of Limestone; three brothers, Lloyd (Fern) Lilley, Jerry (Carolyn) Lilley, all of Moundsville, Paul (Ramona) Lilley of Sherrard; three sisters, Dorothy (Bill) Heedy, Virginia (Harold) Holmes, Pauline Lilley, all of Moundsville; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Interment in Beelers Station Cemetery, Cameron.


"Herald's Dispatch" - Huntington WV.

SHARI MONICA LILLEY, wife of HOMER FRANKLIN LILLEY, JR., 46 and formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died May 08, 1999 at Loxahatchee, FL residence. She was born May 01, 1953 in Denver, Colorado. She was a daughter of Robert and Shirle Clive, of Barefoot Bay, Fl.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years and her father Robert Clive.

Besides being survived by her mother were 4 daughters and 1 son-n-law, Mrs. William (Christienne "Chris") Moore, Georgiana Lilley, all from Chesapeake, Ohio, Tanya and Roberta Lilley living at home (Loxahatchee, Fla.), 3 grandchildren Desiree and Joshua Moore and Monica Lilley, of Chesapeake, 3 1/2 sisters Shauna Jones of California, Mrs. Edwin T (Robin) Smith of Acworth, Ga., Mrs. Gerald (Paige) Farmer of Conyers, Ga., 1 1/2 brother Brookes Clive, of Belford, Ga. and 2 step brothers Bob and Doug Clive, of Florida.

Memorial Services will be held June 19, 2 p.m. for friends and family members at Altmeyers Funeral Home, Moundsville, W.Va., followed by Interment at Beeler's Station Cemetery, Cameron, W,Va.

NOTE: Shari was orginally from California. She graduated in 1993 from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

Submitted by Chris Moore.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, June 24, 2010

VIRGIL LEROY "BUD" LILLEY

LILLEY, Virgil "Bud" Leroy, 79, of Nixon Ridge, Moundsville, West Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at home.

He was born May 17, 1931 in Marshall County, West Virginia, the son of the late Earl Leroy and Evalena Givens Lilley.

He was a member of the Middle Grave Creek Church of God.

He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served as a member of the U.S. Army. He was a member of local 132 Heavy Equipment Operators Union. He was also a member of the Marshall County Hunting and Fishing Club.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother James Lilley; an infant son; a son Daniel Leroy Lilley; and a beloved dog "Bear".

He is survived by his wife of 8 years Goldie Garrison Lilley of Moundsville; 2 daughters Cathy (Jerry) Caldwell of Valley Grove, WV and Connie Lilley of Moundsville; a daughter-in-law Patricia McCombs Lilley; 3 brothers Harry (Elnor) Lilley of Aurora, OH, Carl Lilley of North Benton, OH and Russell (Shirley) Lilley of Alliance, OH; a sister Mary Jane Thomas; 2 step-daughters Cindy Swierkos of NC and Becky (David) Anderson of TN; a step-son John Garrison of Moundsville; 1 grandson, 2 granddaughters and 1 great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010 from 2 4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. at CARE Funeral and Cremation Service, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville.

Services will be Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the CARE Chapel. Pastor Dave Sessums will officiate.

Interment will follow at Green View Cemetery, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, on Roberts Ridge in Moundsville, WV.

Memorial contributions can be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943.


"Moundsville Echo"

BLAIR J. (JACKSON) LINDSEY Died Yesterday (Died 20 Apr 1977)

Blair J. Lindsey, 92, of R. D. 2, Lindsey Lane, Moundsville, died Wednesday at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born February 1, 1885, in Moundsville the son of John Kelly and Blassa Martin Lindsey.

He was a retired smelter worker for the United Zinc Smelting Co., and a member of the Church of Christ, Cedar Avenue, Mounsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Brues Lindsey, on Dec. 3, 1954.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James B. (Mary Virginia) Wallace of Scottville, Mich.; two sons, John Brues Lindseyof Wilmington, Del. and Charles Mason Lindsey at home; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Schwob of Moundsville.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m. by Evangelist John Futrell.

Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

Submitted by Pat Norlander & Laurie Dean.


"The Moundsville Echo"

Mrs. BLASSA ANN LINDSEY Expires On Roberts Ridge (Died 15 Nov 1934)

Mrs. Blassa Ann Lindsey, widow of the late J. K. Lindsey, died at her home on Roberts Ridge this Thursday morning at 2:55 o'clock following a lengthy illness.

She was the daughter of the late A. J. Martin and Ruth Ann (Gallaher) Martin. Her husband died nearly three years ago.

Surviving are the following children: Blair J. Lindsey of Roberts ridge; Vinton W. at home; Robert G. of Beech Bottom; Ben S. of Wheeling; Mrs. C. C. Schwob of Moundsville and Mrs. John Mason at home; two sisters Mrs. V. A. Weaver of Glendale and Mrs. T.C. Cochran of Moundsville.

Mrs. Lindsey was a member of Trinity Episcopal church of Moundsville.

Kindly omit flowers.

Mrs. Lindsey was born and raised in Moundsville, but for many years since her marriage has resided on Roberts ridge. She was noted for her kind deeds and in her home all friends and acquainances were always given a cheerful welcome.

Submitted by Pat Norlander & Laurie Dean.


"The Moundsville Echo" - March 24, 1932

J. K. LINDSEY Has Expired

Retired Farmer, 80, succumbed Today After Brief Illness

J. K. Lindsey died this morning between ten and eleven o'clock at his home on Roberts ridge. Mr. Lindsey had been ill of cold but was not seriously ill until after dinner Wednesday.

John Kelley Lindsey was born at the old Lindsey homestead now the Merry Tavern, south of Moundsville. February 22nd, 1852, and with the exception of a few years at silver mining in Colorado when a young man, he spent his entire life there and on Roberts ridge within a few miles of his birth place. His parents were Elisha and Catherine Graham Lindsey.

He married Miss Blassa A. Martin on December 24, 1883, and they resided at the homestead until 1892, when they moved to Roberts ridge. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Blair J. Lindsey, Miss Ella B. Lindsey, Vinton W. Lindsey, of Roberts ridge, Robert G. Lindsey of Beech Bottom, Ben S. Lindsey of Wheeling and Mrs. Mary Mason of Moundsville. A daughter Ruth died several years ago and three children died in infancy. A brother George C. Lindsey and a sister Mrs. William Lindsey, both of Los Angeles, Calif., survive him. He also leaves nine grandchildren. Funeral services are incomplete. Friends are asked to omit flowers.

Submitted by Pat Norlander & Laurie Dean.


"The Moundsville Echo"

VIRGINIA B. LINDSEY

Lindsey Funeral To Occur Monday (Died 3 Dec 1954)

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Grisell chapel, 805 Fifth street, for the late Mrs. Virginia B. Lindsey, wife of Blair Lindsey of Roberts Ridge, who died at the home Friday morning, following a brief illness.

Dr. Clarence Payne, rector of Trinity Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery

Submitted by Pat Norlander & Laurie Dean.


WILLIAM HOUSTON LINDSEY

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Monday, Dec. 29, 1924

William Houston Lindsey died at the home of his son, Lash Lindsey on Twelfth Street near 10:30 o’clock this morning. Houston Lindsey would have been 83 years old on March 27, 1925. He was born south of this city and spent his entire life here. His wife, who was Miss Rhoads, died many years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kate Higgins and one son, Lash Lindsey, both of this city. Two brothers, J. C. Lindsey of Roberts Ridge, and George Lindsey of California, also survive. Two brothers, Robert and Johnson H., and a sister, Mrs. L. B. Purdy, died many years ago. Mr. Lindsey was a soldier in the Civil War and attended the party given for the comrades the Saturday before Christmas. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Donald E. Lineberger

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, November 24, 1992]

Ex-Benwood Councilman Dead at 57

Donald E. Lineberger, former Benwood city councilman, died Monday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was 57. A resident of 1922 Ashland Ave.,Benwood, he was born Oct. 14, 1935 in Bellaire, a son of the late Earl F. and Bertha G. Crow Lineberger. Lineberger was a retired promotional manager for LaBelle News Co., Steubenville, a former game official for the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference. He also coached the Benwood girls softball team in 1982 when they became ASA State Champs for West Virginia. He was a former councilman for the city of Benwood, and was a current member of the Benwood Sanitation Board. He was a member of DAV Lodge, Bellaire, the current treasurer of the Benwood Lions Club, a member of the Garabaldi Lodge, Benwood. He was associated for several years with St. John Ministre1, Benwood, a Methodist, and an Army veteran. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Yates. Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie Dolak Lineberger; three daughters, Mrs. William (Deborah) McCombs of Lantana, Fla., Mrs. Donald (Bonna Jo) Cherry of Danville, Va., and Rhonda Sue Lineberger of Benwood; three sisters, Mrs. Eb (Dorothy) Arthur of McMechen, Mrs. Paul (Patty) Pylypchuk of McMechen, Mrs. Nick (Alberta) Zelic of Benwood; a brother Charles E. "Sam" Yates of Biloxi, Miss.; several nieces and nephews. Friends received 2- 4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Douglas L. Douglas officiating. Interment in McMechen Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Edward C. Lineberger

[Source: Wheeling Register, May 3, 1907]

LINEBERGER - On Monday, April 29th, 1907, Edward C. Lineberger, of Benwood, aged 38 years. Funeral Friday, May 3rd, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., from the home of his brother, J. W. Lineberger, on Marshall street, McMechen. Interment at St. Clairsville, O.

(Cheryl McCombs)


J. Austin Lineberger

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, September 24, 1978]

LINEBERGER, J. Austin, 74, of 304 Eighth St., Glen Dale, died Saturday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was a former owner of the Lineberger and Hunter Department Store, McMechen, and later employed at Stone and Thomas Department Store, Wheeling. He was a member of the Glen Dale Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Oretta E. Taylor Lineberger; two daughters, Mrs. Martin Lee (Nancy) Jones of Buchannon, W.Va., and Mrs. Jack (JoAnne) Martin of Charleston, W.Va.; one brother, Robert K. Lineberger of Moundsville; two sisters, Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Reed of Cleveland, and Mrs. Calvin (Florence) Robbins of Moundsville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, Sunday from noon-4 and 7-9 p.m., where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LINEBERGER, JOHN WESLEY

"Wheeling News-Register" - August, 1939

John Wesley Lineberger, 67, prominent merchant of Marshall County and resident of Glen Dale for the past 14 years, died suddenly Monday afternoon (August 21, 1939) at his home, 616 Wheeling Ave.

He had been in ill health for the past three years, but had not been confined to his home. Death is attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Lineberger was a well known Marshall County resident where he spent his entire life. He was born at Benwood July 15, 1872, a son of William E. and Hester Smith Lineberger, and was educated in the county schools.

In partnership with S. J. Hunter, Mr. Lineberger entered the grocery business at Benwood in 1897. Seven years later the store was moved to McMechen and was operated under the name Lineberger & Hunter Company. Mr. Hunter retired from the business a few years ago but the concern continued to operate under the same name. Mr. Lineberger retired three years ago but the business was then conducted by his sons, Austin and Robert Lineberger.

Mr. Lineberger was active in civic affairs and an ardent sports fan. He was a member of the McMechen Methodist Church and affiliated with the following fraternal orders: McMechen Lodge No. 144 Knights of Pythias; McMechen Lodge No. 49 I.O.O.F.; and Benwood Lodge Modern Woodsmen Of the World.

Surviving are his wife Ann G.; two sons, Austin and Robert Lineberger of Glen Dale; three daughters, Mrs. William Reed of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Reed Garvin of Glen Dale and Miss Florence Lineberger, at home; one sister, Miss Nellie Lineberger of Glen Dale and five grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Riggs Funeral Home and this afternoon re-turned to the residence at Glen Dale.

Funeral services are to be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Minor Sprague, pastor of McMechen Methodist Church and Rev. D. S. Hamrick, pastor of Glen Dale Methodist Church....

Submitted by JoAnne Lineberger Barrett.


Lee Otis Lineberger

[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, August 31, 1932]

O. L. LINEBERGER DIES IN HOSPITAL

Illness of a month's duration, and climaxed by confinement in the Ohio Valley General Hospital for the past six days, culminated yesterday in the death of Lee Otis Lineberger, 63, of Benwood. Mr. Lineberger, a resident of Benwood for the past 50 years, and a retired steelworker, expired in the hospital at 2:45 a.m. Mr. Lineberger was a native of Pennsylvania and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Lineberger. At the age of 13, he moved to Benwood and had resided there since. During the past five years he was custodian of the North Benwood school and for 30 years prior to that had been employed at the Riverside plant of the United States Steel corporation in Benwood. He was a member of the Methodist church. His wife, Mrs. Emma Crow Lineberger, two sons, Earl of Benwood, and Edward, of Wheeling; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Kearns, of of Benwood; two stepsons, George Craig of McMechen, and and William Craig, of Newark, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Mrs. C. E. Stanley, of Wheeling; one brother, Robert Lineberger, of Benwood; one stepbrother, William Imbody, of Wheeling; and seven grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Altmeyer and Sons funeral home, with Rev. T. M. Zumbrunnen, pastor of the Edgewood Park M.E. church, officiating. Burial will be made in Mount Zion cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Lottie Lineberger

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, June 12, 1921]

LINEBERGER, LOTTIE - On Friday, June 10, 1921, at 7 o'clock p. m., Lottie, wife of Lee Lineberger, in the 45th year of her age. Funeral from her late residence, No. 63 Marshall street, Benwood, Monday, June 13, at 2 o'clock. Interment in Mount Zion cemetery. Friends and relatives of the family invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Margaret "Margie" Lineberger

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, January 28, 1998]

Services Set For Lineberger

Margaret "Margie" Lineberger, who was a former kindergarten teacher in Moundsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, in Franciscan Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. She was 82. A resident of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Fifth Street, Moundsville, she was born July 2, 1915, in Moundsville, the daughter of the late William and Nell Baldwin Beam. She was a graduate of Marietta College, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Moundsville, and a member of the Moundsville Women's Club. She was a teacher for over 20 years of her own kindergarten, which was held first at the old Presbyterian Church, moundsville, and then the Moundsville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert K., in 1984; a brother, Bill Beam; a sister, Elizabeth Seese. Surviving are a son, Doug of Springfield; a daughter, Sally Randall of Maryland Heights, Md.; a brother, John Beam of Anaheim, Calif.; two grandchildren, Erin and Kyle Lineberger, both of Springfield. Arrangements are pending at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity or the church of the donor's choice.

Margaret "Margie" Lineberger

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, January 29, 1998]

LINEBERGER, Maragret "Margie", 82, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Fifth Street, Moundsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1998, in Franciscan Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. Friends received from noon Friday until time of services at 1 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity or the church of the donor's choice.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WILLIAM S. LITMAN

Source: Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, W.Va., Friday, Dec. 6, 1991

William S. Litman, 70, of 22 Cherokee Drive, Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va. He was a retired executive of the former Fostoria Glass Co., Moundsville, a Protestant and a Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lyla V. McHenry Litman in 1990; his parents, Lawrence F. and Dessie Simms Litman. Surviving are two sons, William L. of Wheeling and Aaron Dean of Moundsville; three daughters, Mrs. John (Reva) Icard of Moundsville, Mrs. Mike (Klova) Morris and Mrs. Richard (Vicky) Wood, both of Columbus, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes Chapel, 1109 Second St., Moundsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


AMANDA ADELINE LITTELL

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

Amanda Adeline Littell, age 108, formerly of Littleton, W.Va., died at Weirton, W.Va. She was born in Marshall County, W.Va., on July 1, 1872, the daughter of John B. and Jamie Gray Winter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Wesley Littell; a daughter, Josephine Rhome and two sons, Edward Littell and Albert S. Littell. She was a member of the Littleton Church of God. Surviving are a son, Russell Littell of Wileyville, W.Va.; a brother, Everett Winter of Cleveland, Ohio; 17 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 54 great-great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Hunt Funeral Home at Hundred, W.Va. Interment in the Anderson Bethel Cemetery at Littleton.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary, Death Notice on ESTELLE DAGUE LITTLE

Little, Estelle Dague, 72, of West Alexander, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday (June 27, 1995) in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. Mrs. Little was born September 10, 1922. She was a member of Dallas United Methodist Church, Dallas, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Little; her parents, George Norman Dague and Alice Faubel Dague; a brother, Omar Dague; two sisters, Marjorie Steadman and Louise Hall. Surviving are a son, Dr. John L. Little, of Spring Lake, New Jersey; a brother, George Faubel Dague of West Alexander, PA; two grandsons, Dr. John P. Little and Brian T. Little, both of Spring Lake, New Jersey; several nieces and nephews. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. J. Jay VanReenen officiating. Interment in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV Wednesday, June 28, 1995 page 2 and Headstone at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Information on JOHN B. LITTLE

Little, John B. 81, of West Alexander, Pennsylvania, died Friday (October 29, 1993) at home. (He was born April 14, 1912.) He was a retired meter engineer of the Manufacture's Light and Heat Co.; a member of Dallas United Methodist Church, Dallas, WV, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldridge and Carrie Whiteman Little; a brother; two sisters; two half-sisters. Surviving are his wife, Estelle Dague Little; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John L. and Jeanette Little of Silver Lake, New Jersey; a sister, Bessie Morris of Claysville, PA; several nieces and nephews. Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until time for the service at 1:30 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, with the Rev. Susan Rector officiating. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Sunday, October 31, 1993 page 4, News Feature and headstone at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Wheeling News-Register, Jan 22, 1940

MARY ETTA JOHNSON LITTLE

Services Tuesday For Mrs. Little

Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services are to be held in the Fish Funeral Home at Cameron, W. Va., for Mrs. Enis Little, 67, mother of Mrs. Alice Cain, of Wheeling, who died Saturday at her home at Belton, W. Va. Interment is to be in Highland cemetery at Cameron.

Mrs. Little, a life resident of the Cameron district, is survived by her husband, eight daughters, four sons, one brother and several grandchildren.

Submitted by Lonnie Fink.


Littleton, Minnie Wells

June 26, 2007

Littleton, Minnie Wells, age 100 of Lafferty, OH formerly of Moundsville, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Crestview Health Care Center, St. Clairsville.

She was born on April 10, 1907 in Smithfiled, WV the daughter of the late A. A. and Levera Edgel Craig. She was an employee at the former Reilly’s Restaurant in Glen Dale.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband: Dora Wells; her second husband: Oliver Littleton; one son Kale Eugene Wells; an infant daughter; two grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one daughter: Sharon (Floyd) Crow of Lafferty, OH; three grandchildren: Brenda Kemp of Wellsburg, Robert Barker, Jr. of Australia and Scott Barker of Florida; 12 great-grandchildren and 18 great great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00am with Jim Bickerton officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.


JANE LOCKWOOD

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

Jane Lockwood, age 85, has died. She was a member of the Methodist church all her life. Her husband was Colonel Lockwood and he and three sons have gone on before. One child, the only daughter, Mrs. Skinner of Cincinnati, Ohio, and three grandsons and one granddaughter, survive. The funeral was held at the residence.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


ELIZA LOGSDON

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, February 27, 1920

Mrs. Eliza Logsdon died at 10 o'clock this morning at her home at Knoxville on Middle Grave Creek, aged 73 years. Mrs. Logsdon's maiden name was Gosney and she leaves eight living children. Mrs. H. L. Foster of this city is a daughter.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Published 8 Apr 2003 in the Repository, Canton, OH

TWILA J. LOGSDON Twila J. Logsdon, age 67, of Minerva (OH) died Monday morning April 7, 2003 in Mercy Medical Center (Canton, OH) following a short illness. She was born Jan. 14, 1936 in Cameron, WV to the late Jacob and Roxie (Yoho) Neely. She was a housewife and member of the Mt. Zion Church of God in Minerva. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Walter H. Logsdon who she married Jan. 28, 1953; two sons, Colin (Gwen) Logsdon of Minerva and Tony Logsdon of Columbus; three sisters, Garnet Yeager of Plano, TX, Mrs. Delbert (Reva) McClintock of Moundsville, WV and Connie Neely of New Martinsville, WV; five brothers, Gerald Neely of White House, TN, Kermit Neely of Canton, Ronnie and Paul Neely of New Martinsville, WV and Terry Neely of Moundsville, WV; two grandchildren, Christy and Casey Logsdon of Minerva. She is preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Cross and a brother, Challen Neely. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Pastor Wayne Hafley and Pastor Jerry Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Zion Church of God or the Alliance Visiting Nurse Assoc.


Published 28 Jan 2005 in the Repository, Canton, OH

WALTER H. LOGSDON

Walter H. Logsdon, age 77 of Minerva (OH) died Thursday Jan 27, 2005 in his home following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1927 in Belmont, OH to Dennis and Loretta (Gorby) Logsdon. He was owner and operator of Logsdon Tree Service in Minerva for over 40 years and retired from Union Metal in Canton where he had worked for 28 years. He is a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He is preceded in death by his wife, Twila (Neely) Logsdon who died April 7, 2003, a sister, Ruth Walker. He is survived by two sons, Colin (Gwen) Logsdon of Minerva, Tony Logsdon of Minerva; a sister Nila Tedrow of Cameron, WV; a stepbrother, Ralph Logsdon of Pittsburgh, PA; two grandchildren, Christy Logsdon of Minerva, and Casey Logsdon of Minerva. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Rev. William Wright officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the New Franklin United Methodist Church or the Alliance Visiting Nurse and Hospice Assoc.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 4 APR 1949

JOHN LONG

Funeral services of an accidental shotgun blast at his farm on Fork Ridge Saturday morning, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Fork ridge Christian church.

Rev A J McCloy will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery, with Earl Francis post, American Legion, conducting grave side rites.

His body was found in a pasture near his home early Saturday morning, a short time after he had reportedly gone out to hunt for dogs which had been molesting his sheep.

Coroner J Frank Branen indicated he had been holding the 20 gauge shotgun by the barrel or had set it down as he crawled through a fence, and that it had been discharged accidently. No inquest was planned.

Deceased was born October 25, 1891, in Wetzel county, a son of John K and Cordelia Yoho (error: Yocum, not Yoho) Long. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Fork Ridge Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Olive Ritter Long; three sons, Harry and Ralph at home, and W R Long of Kansas; a daughter, Mrs W F Haney of Calif; five brothers; Harry, Glen Easton, Sam, Endicott, Alvie, Jewett, Ohio, and Brooks and Jerry, of Silver Hill; and six sisters; Janie and Susie Long, of Silver Hill, Mrs Mary Pyles of Morristown, Ohio, Mrs Gertrude Romboldt, Beaver Co, PA, Mrs Fern Stansberry of Silver Hill and Mrs Anne Pyles, Zanesville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


SAMUEL LONG

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., Feb. 1964

Samuel Long, age 80, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1964 at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1883 at Silver Hill, W.Va., the son of Jacob and Cordelia (Yocum) Long. A Protestant, he was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Cora Bell (Walker) Long; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Burkle of Wheeling; four brothers, Harry of Moundsville, W.Va., Alvy of New Rumley, Ohio, Brooks and Jerry, both of Silver Hill; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Pyles of Morristown, Pa., Mrs. Gertrude Reinhold of Beaver, Pa., Mrs. Annie Pyles of Zanesville, Ohio, and Mrs. Bessie Stansberry of Silver Hill; and three grandchildren. Services held at the Anderson Funeral Home in Cameron, W.Va. Burial was made in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary Of SIMEON LEE LONG

Funeral services were held Sunday, November nineteenth nineteen hundred and thirty nine at 2:00 o'clock in the home.

Officiating Clergyman:
Reverend R. O. Phillips assisted by Reverend B. Elmo Kelley

Song selections:
"Lead Kindly Light", "Abide With Me", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere"

Male Quartet:
J.L. Forbes, H. N. Barth, Ora Moore, Wilbur McCullough

Pallbearers:
Leo Hirrick, Clarence Mason, Robert McNeely, Raymond Shields, Archie Teater, Jack Kilcoyne, Ira Ice. John Murphy

Honorary Pallbearers:
R.C. Leap, Dr. John Pyles, Lyle Winer, Dr. A.B. Hinehart, Dr. F.E. Martin, J.S. Ott, Archie Marshall, Albert Bohn, A.E. Larrick, C.H. Shackleford, Herbert Schupbach, M.F. Blodgett, D.C. Bennett, Dr. J.S. Church, Walter Emch, Charley Quinn, Earl Hamilton, Charley Cathers, Frank Burley, L.B. Snyder, Judge Shipman, W.E. Wharton, R.H. Rose, George Allen, Ralph L. Williams, Wm. C. Myers, Paul J. Shiben, A. M. Givens, Everett Morgan, Hamilton Bogard

Interment:
Rice's Ridge Cemetery

SIMEON LEE LONG was born near Silver Hill, Wetzel County (WVA), March 06, 1873, and died November 16, 1939, in the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.VA. Ages 66 years, 8 months, and 10 days He attended the rural schools of Wetzel County and was graduated from Fairmont State Normal school in 1896. In 1902, after having taught nine terms in rural schools, he was elected county superintendent of schools. In 1906 he was returned to this post of responsibility; later he served several years as president of the board of education in Clay District. He was vice-president and president of the Bank of Littleton over a period of some thirteen years.

From 1900 until 1932 Mr. Long was engaged in the timber and lumber milling business. In 1932 he was elected sheriff of Wetzel County. Since the expiration of his term as sheriff, January 1, 1937, he has devoted his time to fruit farming at his home near Littleton.

He attended the Methodist Episcopal Church and was a 32 degree Mason, a member of Littleton Lodge No. 131, A. F. & A. M., and Littleton Lodge No. 111, Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

In 1897 he married Miss Myrtle Aberegg who survives him. Nine children were born to them, two of whom, Clarence an Cecil, preceded their father in death The other children are: Mrs. Jean H. Woods of Bridgeport, W.VA., Ernest Long and Mrs. Wm S Myers of New Martinsville, W.VA., Carl Long of Littleton, Mrs Norval Ertickson of Muskegon, Michigan, Mrs Mildred Hostutler and Bernadette Long, at home. Also surviving are one half sister: Mrs W.A Cain, two half brothers Arthur and Felix Jackson, and eleven grand children. One brother J.L. Long preceded him in death.

Funeral Arrangements by:
Garrett L. Hunt
Burton, WVA.

Submitted by Rene'e Woolley.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, April 27, 1937

G. B. LOUGH OF CAMERON DEAD

G. B. Lough of Cameron, died Monday. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the Fish funeral home at Cameron.

Mr. Lough was a half?brother of James Marriner of Glendale Heights.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, April 29, 1937

GEORGE B. LOUGH FOUND DEAD IN HOME AT ALEPPO

George B. Lough, aged 72 years, of Greene county, Pa., was found dead in his home by a neighbor early Tuesday morning. Mr. Lough had been in Cameron on Saturday and was in his usual health. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been a resident of Greene county, Pa., his entire life, and was a devout member of the Brethern Church of Aleppo.

The deceased is survived by two daughters Mrs. Myrtle B. Huffman of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mrs. Grace Lyons of Aleppo, Pa.; two sons, John Lough of Oklahoma and Harry Lough of Aleppo. Several grandchildren also survive.

Services were held this Thursday afternoon from the Antill funeral home at two o'clock. Rev. Thomas Presnell of Aleppo conducted the services and interment followed in Slonaker cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Saturday, June 23, 2007

JENET LOWERS

Teen in coma never got to hold her son

Jenet Lowers, 10 weeks pregnant when she was severely injured in a car accident, held on for six months to give birth to a healthy boy

By Anita Srikameswaran, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As 17-day-old Jayden Matthew Antill grows up, his grandparents will tell him about his mother's life.

Jenet Lowers, 19, died Thursday night at Allegheny General Hospital. The cause of death was listed as "anoxic brain injury and cardiopulmonary arrest," meaning her brain had been deprived of oxygen and her heart and lungs stopped functioning.

The stark terminology doesn't reveal the glimmers of hope and the grim setbacks her family experienced in the six months after she was severely injured in a car accident.

Her dad, James Lowers, gave her the unusual name of Jenet by replacing the "a" in his sister's name with an "e." When she was born in St. Petersburg, Fla., on July 27, 1987, she weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces. He will always be amazed by how small she was.

Since that day, he has been wrapped tightly around Jenet's finger. When Mr. Lowers and his daughter's birth mother split up, he took custody of the 2-year-old. A year later, he married Tina Lowers, who became mom to the little girl, her "sidekick."

Jenet was a good kid who loved school and stayed out of trouble, her parents said. She was in ninth grade before she came close to sassing them. She played softball (mostly right field, sometimes catcher) from fourth to 12th grade, ran track and was a cheerleader.

The pretty, dark-haired young woman with the bright smile was voted prom queen and dubbed "Most Gullible" in the yearbook. She graduated from high school in 2005 with 63 other students in Cameron, W.Va., where the Lowers family had lived for the past decade. The town, with a population of about 1,200, is in the northern panhandle.

Jenet always was on the go, talked a mile a minute, loved the phone and country music. Last fall, she began attending West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling, with the intention of following in an aunt's footsteps to become a pediatric nurse.

"She always did very well with children," her dad said. "She loved kids."

So Jenet was ecstatic when she became pregnant. Jeremy Antill, with whom she lived in Cameron, gave her an engagement ring around Thanksgiving and they planned to get married in the spring, a couple of months before their baby's due date of July 16. Jenet soon had a wedding dress and chose her bridesmaids.

Her fiance took pictures of her holding up her shirt to show off her pregnant belly.

"It was just a wee little pouch," Mrs. Lowers said, laughing. "But she's got that big old smile and she's glowing. They were really happy."

All that changed on a sunny, warm Saturday morning two days before Christmas.

The accident

Jenet, more than 10 weeks pregnant, had driven about a third of the way to her job at Starbucks when her 1998 Chevy Malibu, a four-door sedan, went off the road as she rounded a curve. Nobody knows for certain what happened.

"A deer could have jumped out in front of her, she could have been talking on the phone, or playing with her radio dial," Mr. Lowers said. "A million things could have gone wrong."

The Chevy landed below the road in a field and, perhaps during her attempt to drive out again, the car slid into a tree. The roadway had a speed limit of 50 mph, and investigators estimated that Jenet was going between 45 and 70 mph.

A few minutes later, Jenet's friends spotted her car as they drove past, and they called for help. Within a half-hour, she was flown by medical helicopter to a Wheeling hospital.

Mrs. Lowers had just had her hair done and was driving home when her mother called to tell her that Jenet was in a bad car accident.

"And I flipped," she said. "I was crying when I called him. I think I was screaming."

"Calm down, I can't understand you," Mr. Lowers said again and again when his wife tried to tell him the news. The contractor was in Akron, finishing a job that he'd expected would take another month. He grabbed some clothes and drove to Wheeling.

"When we got there, she was still in surgery," he said. Among other injuries, "she broke five ribs, her collarbone, pulled the muscles on her jaw, cracked her cheekbone up around her eyeball and her eye socket, [and] severed her spleen."

Severe brain injury

The Wheeling doctors stabilized Jenet, but her brain injury was so severe the Lowerses were told to find her a nursing home. Instead, at the end of January, they moved their daughter to Allegheny General Hospital's intensive care unit.

According to neurologist Dr. James Valeriano, director of the hospital's comprehensive epilepsy service, the young woman sustained what's called diffuse axonal injury.

"It's a shearing type injury," he explained. "Your head gets rocked back and forth quickly [and] you actually tear nerve fibers in the brain. It's a very common head trauma injury and it can be very devastating."

Without proper signals within the brain and from the brain to the body, cognition and movement are significantly impaired. All of Jenet's limbs were spastic, or stiff. Her legs stayed extended, and her arms pulled against her chest. She occasionally opened her eyes.

After a few weeks, she was moved to the Children's Institute for rehabilitation. But a few days later, she vomited and had to return to Allegheny General to be checked for aspiration. Another transfer to the rehab center was cut short when she developed pneumonia.

The inconsistency was at times frustrating, her father said, "just like we're taking one step forward and five steps backward." And even when she could stay at the institute for longer periods, her rehabilitation was limited by her pregnancy, which was progressing without a hitch.

When she was about six months along, Jenet went back to Allegheny General so that specialists from many disciplines, including obstetrics, nutrition and neonatology, could keep a close eye on her and her baby. They held weekly 90-minute meetings to share information and concerns.

It was the end of March, and "she was in a persistent vegetative state, not responsive," said perinatologist Dr. Steven Golde.

If the baby had been born then, at 24 weeks gestation, survival chances were about 50-50, he noted. And, the risk of neurological damage in such a premature infant likely exceeds 80 percent. So unless Jenet got worse, her baby would be delivered by Caesarean section closer to full term, probably at 36 weeks.

Unused to treating such a critically ill patient, the obstetrical nurses learned from their intensive care peers how to manage Jenet's tracheostomy, feeding tube and other needs.

She was infected with two hard-to-treat bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile, so isolation precautions were used to prevent spread to the rest of the ward. Sometimes, she had "autonomic storms," a complication of brain injury in which she'd sweat profusely and her blood pressure soared.

Despite all that, her father, who stayed at the hospital round-the-clock to help care for his daughter, and the medical staff began to see indications that Jenet was regaining some neurological function.

"You can ask a question and tell her to blink and she would," Mr. Lowers said. "She would hold your hand."

Said Dr. Golde in May, "I thought as late as two or three weeks ago that we were going to have her just persist in this vegetative state. Since that time ... she has responded to verbal commands, she makes eye contact, she seems to track individuals, and I think she's starting to wake up. I think Dad's observations were spot on."

Mr. Lowers' optimism ran high. He was determined to have Jenet in rehab after the baby was born, convinced that one day she would be able to walk and talk with him again.

"She's going to come out of this one way or another and I'm not going to give up until she does," he said. "Whatever I've got to do to get her out of it, that's what I'm going to do."

Not that Mr. Lowers didn't endure some bleak moments. Then he'd try to leave behind his frustration and fear by walking from Allegheny General to the waterfront near the North Shore stadiums and through Downtown.

Dedicated dad

His dedication to his daughter was apparent to all. He learned how to get her rigid limbs into splints for proper positioning. He'd take her outside in a wheelchair and talk to her for hours. When she was in intensive care, he snoozed in the waiting room. If she was in a regular room, he stayed on the pull-out couch.

Seventeen days ago, he was asleep in the bed next to Jenet's when a nurse came in at 11:30 p.m. to administer her medicines and found her in the throes of a seizure. Within an hour, the medical staff decided the baby, at a bit more than 34 weeks, would have to be delivered immediately.

Mr. Lowers described the scene: "They're taking all her IV bags and food bags, throwing them on the bed, kicking the brake off and running down the hallway. I'm like, 'Huh?' I wasn't even awake yet."

Jayden Matthew was born at 1:30 a.m. on June 7. He weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long. "We knew it was a boy the week before the accident," Mrs. Lowers said. "Jenet already had the name picked out."

The baby was monitored in the neonatal intensive care unit, in part to help him recover from the narcotic medications his mother needed while she was pregnant. Because of the staph infection, he could not be taken to her room and then returned to the nursery. Instead, his grandfather taped photos of him to the sides of Jenet's bed.

"She'll stare at it when her eyes are open," Mr. Lowers said soon after Jayden was born. "Having this baby is going to help bring her out of this coma."

The final hours

Plans to have Jenet transferred to a rehab center from the hospital began to take shape. Fiance Jeremy, who was at her side whenever he wasn't working, got ready to take their son home to Cameron, with orders from Mr. Lowers to bring Jayden to see his mother every weekend. But, at around 4:30 a.m. this past Tuesday, a nurse discovered that Jenet had stopped breathing and had no pulse. Mr. Lowers woke up at the same time.

"I jumped out of the chair and looked at Jenet and she was solid white," he said. "They called the crash cart or whatever. Next thing I know, there's tons of people running in the room, and they kicked me out."

An hour earlier, when a blood sample was taken, she was fine. An hour later, Jenet had been resuscitated and was in the intensive care unit, where doctors struggled to control seizures that continued unabated despite multiple medications. They stopped on Wednesday.

Neither heart nor lung problems appeared to precipitate her cardiac arrest, but the abnormal brain activity could have, said critical care specialist Dr. Raj Adurty. "The type of seizures she had is very poor prognosis as far as any kind of neurological recovery," he said. "She will not be able to do any kind of movement or any kind of activity after this."

"It's the worst it could get," a devastated Mr. Lowers said that night. "I've accepted the fact that there is no hope."

On Wednesday, Jayden went home to Cameron. It was his father's birthday, made bittersweet by the gift of his newborn son and the loss of his fiancee.

Mr. Lowers, who hasn't worked since his daughter's accident, was making arrangements to have a service for Jenet in Cameron, followed by burial in Akron next to his parents. His mother died of cancer a month ago. For now, he will try to help Jayden's dad get comfortable with caring for a baby.

"Then I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do," Mr. Lowers said. "I'm just kind of lost right now."

Jenet never got to hold Jayden before her death, but her father knows that she will be watching over him for the rest of his life.

"She would have been a great mother to him," he said. "She wanted to hang on long enough to make sure he was OK. She just didn't have no more fight left in her."


OBIT OF ELIZABETH BIDDLE LOWRY.

(Chris Carroll McDermott)


GEORGE M. LOY

Martins Ferry Daily Times, 14 Dec 1930

FALL DOWN STAIRS FATAL

George M. Loy, 88, retired McMechen cooper is dead today as the result of a fall down a flight of stairs in the home of his daughter Mrs. Clara D. Morris, Third and Marshall Sts., McMechen. Death was caused by concussion of the brain. He leaves, three sons, one Charles W Loy of Scio and eight daughters among whom are Mrs. A. T. Ruckman of Martins Ferry and Mrs. W. E. Kildow of St. Clairsville.

(George M. Loy, b Frederick Co VA s/o John and Mary Marple Loy; widower of Rebecca Jane Marple Loy who died in 1924; Buried at Marple-Loy/Antioch Cemetery, Marshall Co, WV)

Submitted by Judy Warth.


WILLIAM J. LUBIC

LUBIC, William J., 86, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling. He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood plant; an Army veteran; a member of St. John Catholic Church, Benwood; a member of American Legion Post 46, Benwood; and a member of the Croation Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Catherine Lukso Lubic; three brothers, Peter Jr., George and John Lubic; and a sister, Olga Lubic. Surviving are a nephew, Stephen Lubic and his wife, Karen, of San Jose, CA; a niece, Loretta Remke and her husband, Philip of Moundsville, WV; two great-nephews, Christopher and Matthew Remke; and a great-niece, Stephanie Remke. Friends received from 8 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Catholic Church, Benwood, with the Rev. Gervase Cain, T.O.R. as celebrant. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church, 622 Main St., Benwood or to Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington, Wheeling, WV 26003 Linda J. Lucas


ELIZABETH LUCAS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.

Friday, January 20, 1911

Mrs. Elizabeth Lucas, widow of the late Charles H. Lucas, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Kerns, at 9:50 o’clock Tuesday evening. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Lucas was 71 years, 1 month and 10 days old at the time of her death. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Kerns and Mrs. Rachel Williams of this city, and Mrs. Annie Green of Bellaire, Ohio. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


LUCAS, Linda Jean Peters, 48, of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, W.Va., died Friday, February 24, 2006 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

She was born December 14, 1957 in Wheeling, the daughter of Margaret Virginia Hall Peters of Boggs Run Road and the late Eugene L. Peters.

She was manager of Gene’s Quality Cars of Boggs Run Road, a Lutheran by faith, and a member of Bellaire Eagles, VFW of Bellaire, IAC of Bellaire, and the Sons of Italy of Bellaire.

In addition to her mother, she is also survived by a son, Keith Lucas of Boggs Run; a special friend, Joe Bommer of Bellaire, Ohio; and several aunts and uncles.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday from Noon-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Street, South Wheeling where services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Mary Prather officiating.

Entombment will be in the Parkview Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501.


THELMA LUCAS

Thelma Louise Manning Poole Siburt Lopez Lucas
[Source: Moundsville Echo, Tuesday, April 14, 1987]

Thelma Lucas Died Saturday

Thelma Lucas, 84, formerly of Moundsville, died Saturday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born April 9, 1903 and was a Protestant by faith. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Rusinko of Warrington, Florida; a son, LeRoy Siburt of Moundsville, and eight grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Kirby-Vance Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Obituary, Information on RICHARD WILSON LUKE

DEATH CLAIMS RICHARD LUKE

Prominent Sand Hill Farmer is Stricken on Monday

Richard Wilson Luke 74, prominent life Sand Hill farmer died at his home their yesterday morning (December 3, 1934) at 11:30 o'clock following a two week illness of pneumonia.

Mr. Luke was born October 22, 1863, in the house in which he died. His parents were the late William Luke (Nov. 3, 1809-May 31, 1877) and Mary Wilson Luke (June 13, 1825-Dec. 29, 1901). He engaged in farming all his life. Mr. Luke was a member of the Sand Hill M. E. Church.

His wife, Mrs. Blanche McCreary Luke, died 34 years ago and a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Dague, preceded him in death two weeks ago. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Anna Luke (later Mrs. Curtis W. Dague) at home, and Mrs. Blanche Mariner of Sand Hill; and one brother, W. W. Luke of Sand Hill. Four grandchildren also survive.

The body has been removed to the Crider Brothers Funeral Home, Elm Grove where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. C. S. DeBarr of the Sand Hill M. E. Church to and Rev. John Myers of the Elm Grove Church of God officiating. Interment will follow in Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV December 4, 1934 page 2. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague. The headstone at Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery indicates that R. W. Luke was born Oct. 22, 1864 and that his wife's maiden name was Shepherd.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Information on VIOLA SHEPHERD LUKE

Mrs. Olie Luke, widow of William W. Luke and resident of Sand Hill, Marshall County, West Virginia, died yesterday (July 30, 1953) at 4:15 p.m. in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV, after an illness of three weeks.

She was a lifelong resident of Marshall County and attended the Sand Hill Methodist Church. She was born March 3, 1875**, daughter of Franklin and Sophia Campbell Shepherd.

Surviving are a brother, Richard I. Shepherd of Wheeling Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Cora S. Howard at home; Mrs. Edward O. Mull of Elm Grove (Wheeling, WV) and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are being received at Kepner's, 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, where services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Charles J. Kupfer officiating. Burial at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV.

SPECIAL NOTE: There is a discrepancy in the year of birth between the headstone and the obituary. The year 1875 is recorded on the headstone.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV, Friday, July 31, 1953 page 7. Headstone at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Information on WILLIAM W. LUKE

Funeral Saturday for W. W. Luke, 74

Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home in Sand Hill, Marshall County, West Virginia, funeral services will be held for William W. Luke, 74, well known farmer, died on Thursday (September 5, 1935) after a ten day illness.

Rev. C. S. DeBarr, pastor of Sand Hill M. E. Church will be in charge. Burial will follow in Dallas Cemetery (Mt. View Cemetery).

Mr. Luke was born in the Sand Hill district April 25, 1861*, a son of William Luke (Nov. 3, 1809-May 31, 1877) and Mary Ann Wilson Luke (June 13, 1825-Dec. 29, 1901). He had spent his entire life in that vicinity and was engaged as a farmer. He was a member of the Sand Hill M. E. Church.

Surviving are his wife, Olie Shepherd Luke; and two nieces, Miss Anna Luke (later Mrs. Curtis W. Dague) and Mrs. Blanche Merinar, both of Sand Hill district. A brother, a half brother, and two half sisters preceded him in death.

SPECIAL NOTE: The headstone at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV indicates that William W. Luke was born April 25, 1863.

Source: Obituary in Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV Sept. 6, 1935. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


EMMA LUTES

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
January 29, 1904

Emma Lutes, age 81 years, died at the home of her brother-in-law, Jerry Null, near Limestone, West Virginia. She will be buried in the Allen Grove Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HIRAM LUTES

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
September 30, 1904

Hiram Lutes, age 80, died at his home on Taylor’s Ridge, Marshall County, West Virginia. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Belle Gatts of this city and Mrs. Jane Wilson of Friendly, West Virginia. Interment will be in the Taylor Ridge Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


NANCY JEFFERSON LUTES

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

Nancy Jefferson Lutes was born in what is now Marshall County, W. Va., November 22, 1825. She died May 12, 1901. She was the daughter of Rev. James Jefferson, a pioneer settler of this community. He was a Baptist minister and settled on Roberts Ridge and built a church there. Nancy was married to William Lutes on November 16, 1843. They had eight children: Mrs. Isabelle Carmichael; Mrs. Mary A. Fish; Mrs. Tillie Yeater; and John J. Lutes, all of Bowman; Mrs. Jane Dakan and Mrs. D. C. Lutes of Rosby’s Rock; James I. Lutes of Glen Easton; and Josephine, who died some years ago. Nancy Jefferson Lutes was buried in the M. E. Cemetery near her home. Mrs. Lutes leaves her husband, seven children, seven grandchildren, and two brothers, John Jefferson of Wayman’s Ridge and Jacob Jefferson of Roberts Ridge; and one sister, Aunt Betty Wilson of Bowman.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


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