Marshall County Obituaries


Source: Wheeling News-Register, 12/19/1923

Larry O'Connell Called By Death
Prominent Moundsville Man Taken By Death After Short Illness

Larry O'Connell, aged 66, well known glass blower, died at his home at 214 Tomlinson avenue, Moundsville, last evening at 6:50 o'clock after an illness since Saturday of pneumonia.

Mr. O'Connell, who had been working at the Davis glass plant, Martins Ferry, since last June 4, came home Saturday feeling ill. He went to bed and grew gradually worse until the end came last evening. Twenty-five years ago, Mr. O'Connell moved to Moundsville from Martins Ferry and was employed at the Fostoria glass plant until last June. He was born in Ireland and came to this country at the age of seven with his parents, who settled in Wheeling. The family moved to Martins Ferry, where he remained until coming to Moundsville.

Mr. O'Connell is survived by his wife, Mary Palmer O'Connell; two sons, James and Lawrence; one daughter, Annetta, all of whom are at home; and one brother, James O'Connell of 605 Second street, Moundsville.

Mr. O'Connell was a member of St. Francis Xaviers Catholic church, Moundsville. He belonged to the glass workers union, the Eagles, the A. O. U. W. and the Holy Name society of the Catholic church.

Arrangements for the funeral have not been made.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Source: Wheeling News-Register, Apr. 1, 1926

On Tuesday, March 30, 1926, at the home of his son, John O'Connell, No. 1540 Marshall street, Benwood, Dennis Michael O'Connell in the 53rd year.

Funeral from the home of his son on Saturday, April 3, 1926 at 8:30 o'clock a.m. Services at St. John's church at 9 o'clock a.m. Interment in Greenlawn cemetary, Moundsville. Friends of the family invited.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.

Thomas William O'Connell
[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 28, 1944]

T. H. O'Connell Mass Friday

In St. James Church in McMechen, Friday morning at 10 o'clock, a High Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Thomas H. O'Connell, 57, veteran of the First World War and a resident of McMechen for many years, who died early Wednesday morning at Wheeling hospital, following an illness of two weeks' duration. Brief rites to be conducted at 9:15 o'clock in the Altmeyer Funeral Home will precede the mass. Interment will be made in Mount Calvary cemetery. Born in Martinsburg, W. Va., December 23, 1886, a son of Mrs. Mary E. O'Brien O'Connell and the late Dennis J. O'Connell, he spent his early life there coming to McMechen as a young man. Mr. O'Connell served as a member of the 314 Field Artillery in World War I. The family residence is situated at 20 Fifth st., McMechen. Surviving are his wife, Etta Cooper O'Connell, to whom he was married in St.James Church in McMechen on January 23, 1920; three daughters, Misses Ann and Rita O'Connell at home and Mrs. Jack McCombs of McMechen; his mother, Mrs. Mary E. O'Connell, of Moundsville; five sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Place, Mrs. Ella M. Russler and Mrs. J. P. Reilly, all of Moundsville, Mrs. J. P. Reidy, Long Island, N. Y., and Mrs. M. P. Garvey, of McMechen; and four brothers, Dennis J. O'Connell, of Philadelphia; John F. O'Connell, of McMechen; Leo O'Connell, of Moundsville and Carroll O'Connell, of Baltimore, Md.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.

Wheeling News-Register - Wednesday, January 21, 2004

O’DONNELL, Lillian Blanche Kennedy, 72, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Brock, Pa. on August 15, 1931, daughter of the late Violet Kennedy Crow.

She was a Protestant by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O’Donnell in 1993; and a brother Otis Kennedy.

Surviving are three sisters, Ruth Orsco of College, N.Y., Letha Kisner and Mary Etta Kennedy, both of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, W.Va. from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment in Rice Ridge, Marshall County, W.Va.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Source: New Martinsville News, New Martinsville, W.Va. – Thursday, April 13, 1905

Hester O’Neil, late widow of Joseph O’Neil, died in Canton, Ohio at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, March 12, 1905.

Born in Marshall County, W.Va., January 3, 1845, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary Jane Magers.

She married April 5, 1864 to Joseph O’Neil who was formerly a watchman in the Tin Mill at Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was a member of the Southern Methodist Church. Surviving are two children: one daughter, Mrs. Rosa Ferrell of New Lexington, Ohio; and a son, William O’Neil of Canton, Ohio; and the following brothers and sisters: J. Magers; Mrs. E. J. Garrison; Mrs. J. C. Weyer; and Mrs. V. S. Magers. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. J. Garrison, by Rev. Denton, pastor of the Methodist Church.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


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

Emma O’Neill, age 78, a well known resident of Woodlands in Marshall County, W.Va., died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Esther J. Yoho. Mrs. O’Neill was the widow of Samuel O’Neill who died nine years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church for 60 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lou Yoho of Woodlands, where her death occurred and Mrs. Alma Newman of Bebee, W.Va.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Palmer Cemetery. (Died 1940.)

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, May 27, 2009

ORUM, Bertie H. Terrill, 87, of Triadelphia, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 26 at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born August 21, 1921 in Marshall County, W.Va., daughter of the late Clifford and Effie Lilley Terrill.

Mrs. Orum was a homemaker, and she was a Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John William Orum Sr. in 1989; a son, Kenneth Orum in 1984; three brothers, Randall, Harold "Buck" and Russell Terrill; and three sisters, Hazel White, Meryl Brown and Deloris Ritchea.

Surviving are two sons, John W. Orum Jr. and his wife Agnes, and Harold "Buck" Orum and his wife Wilma, all of Triadelphia; three sisters, Betty Junkins of South Carolina, Ruby Kittle of Limestone, W.Va., and Jenny Cunningham of South Carolina; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009, with the Rev. Cindy Murphy officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Sherrard, W.Va.

Akron Beacon Journal Tuesday, November 21, 1961


CUYAHOGA FALLS_____Charles W. Orum, 89, of 730 Hollywood ave., father of Beacon Journal mailroom employee, Wiley M., died Monday after six months’ illness.

Mr. Orum was born in Moundsville, W. Va. and had lived in the Akron area for 51 years. He was formerly employed as a carpenter with the international Harvester Co. He also had operated a grocery in Ellet.

Besides Wiley, he leaves another son, Charles K. of Akron, daughters, Mrs. Ward Bingner of Bedford, PA, Laura Orum and Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, both of Akron; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Cole of Wheeling, W.Va.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday on the Billow Akron Chapel with the Rev. James D. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

Friends may call at the chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.

News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - June 18, 2005

Norma Jane Orum

NORMA JANE ORUM, 83, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Lutheran Hospital. She was born in West Virginia. Surviving are one son, Scott Orum of Fort Wayne; and one brother, William Lee Allen II of Robbinsville, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Earl Orum, in 1984. Services will be held at a later date in West Virginia. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Siler Funeral Service, 8632 Decatur Road, Hwy 27S, Fort Wayne. Memorials to Vietnam Veterans Fund or Glen Dale United Methodist Church.

Akron Beacon Journal - 26 December 1955

In Akron 45 Years

Rites On Wednesday For Mrs. Rosa Orum

Mrs. Rosa Orum, 75, of 2183 Glenmound ave. died Sunday in General Hospital.

She was a native of Ohio and an Akron resident 45 years. Mrs. Orum and her husband Charles, who survives her celebrated their golden wedding anniversary June 14, 1949. They were married in Moundsville, W. Va.

Besides her husband Mrs. Orum leaves three daughters, Laura of Mogadare, Mrs. Ward Bingner of Bedford, Pa. and Mrs. Elizabeth Preston of Akron; two sons, Wiley and Kenneth of Akron; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ora Robinson of Pennsylvania, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Niel Markusson of Akron and Mrs. Georgia Dowler of Wheeling, W.Va.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Billow Akron Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

Friends may call at the chapel after 7 tonight.

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.

Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, June 6, 2009

OSMIANSKI, Helen E., 84, of Glen Dale, W.Va., died Thursday, June 4, 2009, in Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville, W.Va.

She was born April 26, 1925 in Bellaire, Ohio, the daughter of the late, John C. and Carrie McGlumphy Caldabaugh.

She was retired from Reynolds Memorial Hospital; and a member of Glen Dale United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Osmianski; a special aunt, Cora Caldabaugh; three sisters, Patty Travis, Betty Kreider, and Lucille Seachrist; and three brothers, Benjamin "Benny" Travis, Therman Stapleton, and Lionel Wilkinson Survivors include three sons, Russell (Margot) Osmianski of Delaware, Ronald Osmianski of Dallas, W.Va., and John Osmianski of Glen Dale; a daughter, Beth Osmianski of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a grandson, John Michael Osmianski of McMechen; two brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Travis of Mozart, and Bruce (Flo) Travis of Heath, Ohio; a sister, Shirley (Earl) Kidd of Heath; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1p.m. with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.

Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to Glen Dale VFD, 402 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale, WV 26038.


Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W.Va., July 6, 1961

Brice Ott, age 88, of Littleton, W.Va., died July 4, 1961 in Glen Dale, W.Va. He was born at Littleton on June 13, 1873, a son of Salem and Elizabeth Ott. He was a retired Wheeling Steel Corporation employee and a member of the Arlington Avenue Church of God in Moundsville, W.Va. Surviving are a son, James C. of Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs. James Keller of Littleton, and Mrs. Charles Hayes of Moundsville; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Source: News Register, Wheeling, W.Va.

Sunday, February 22, 1953

Thomas J. Owens, 83, retired employee of the U.S. Stamping Co. , died at his home, 112 Pine Ave., Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, at 7:43 p.m. He had been ill for two weeks. Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Riggs Funeral Home in Moundsville. The Rev. H. Malcolm Sturm, pastor of the Calvary Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery on U.S. Rt. 250. He was born in Tyler County, W.Va., on November 29, 1869, a son of the late Joseph and Isabell Ankrom Owens. He had lived in Moundsville the past 40 years and for 27 years was an employee of the U.S. Stamping Co. He was a member of the 25-year club of the company and the Church of God in Tyler County. Surviving are a son, Hubert, and three daughters, Mrs. Ada Whorton, Mrs. Ethel Smith and Miss Clara Owens, all of Moundsville; two brothers, Delbert of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Corbett of Tyler County; a sister, Mrs. Ida Forrester of Salem, W.Va.; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout