Marshall County Obituaries
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Obituary, Death Notice on MILDRED H. SABO

Sabo, Mildred H., 85, of Middle Grave Creek, formerly of McMechen, both in Marshall County, WV, died Thursday, October 16, 1997, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F., two sisters, Nell Lewis and Beth Oser; her parents, George and Lena Murphy. Surviving are a son, Joseph F. of Moundsville, Marshall County, WV; a daughter, Mrs. James R. (Verda) Jones of Moundsville; a sister, Ruth Lake of McMechen; six grandchildren, James Bradley Jones of Moundsville, Mrs. Michael (Sissy) Bukovich of Boca Raton, Florida; Samuel Allen Jones of Martins Ferry, Belmont County, Ohio; Mark Sabo of Glen Easton, Marshall County, WV; Tammy Sabo of Wheeling, WV; Debby Blaniar of Salem, Harrison County, WV; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, WV, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Kenneth Ullom and the Rev. Thomas Tennant officiating. Interment at Beeler's Station Cemetery, Marshall County, WV.

Source: Obituary, Death Notice in "Wheeling News-Register," Wheeling, WV, Friday, Oct. 17, 1997 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


From the "Wheeling News-Register," Tues., Nov. 24, 1998

SAMPSON, Allie E., 79, of Steubenville, died Monday, Nov. 23, 1998, in Carriage Inn, Steubenville. She was a member of Wintersville Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. on Aug. 30, 1992; her parents, Benton and Lena Mae Gatrell Blake; a brother; a grandson. Surviving are six sons, William of Brilliant, Michael and Samuel, both of Steubenville, James of Follansbee, Robert of Clayton, N.C., and George of Toronto; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Barbara) Bailey and Karen "Susie" Kimball, both of Steubenville, Betty Barnhart of Follansbee and Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) McConnell of Atwater, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Burdette (Betty) Carpenter of Rogersville, Pa.; brother-in-law, Earl Sampson, with whom she resided; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Friends recieved 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from noon Wednesday until time of servies at 1:30 p.m. at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville. Interment in Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville.

Submitted by Christina Parsons.


From the "Wheeling News-Register," Tues., Nov. 24, 1998

SANTMYER, Shelley K., 44, of Englewood, Colo., formerly of Glen Dale, died at home. She was an employee of Morrison-Knudsen Engineers, and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church. She was preceeded in death by her mother, Mary Whipkey. Surviving are her husband, Jim; a son, Stacy at home; a daughter, Stephanie Michelle Santmyer, at home; a brother, Jamie L. Whipkey of Glen Dale; her uncle, George Russian Jr. of Glen Dale; three aunts, Anna Jablonski and Kay Rogus, both of Glen Dale, and Sue Gresko of Wheeling. Friends received from noon Wednesday until time of blessing service at 2 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Services will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 1109 Morton Ave., Moundsville. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Christina Parsons.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, March 30, 2009

ANTHONY SCAFFIDI

SCAFFIDI, Anthony J., 81, of Benwood, WV, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale WV.

He was born August 21, 1927 in Benwood, a son of the late Alfonso and Rosaria Giardina Scaffidi. Tony graduated from Union High School in 1944. He retired from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1988 after 44 years as chief clerk in the Benwood office. Numerous community organizations have been the beneficiaries of Tony's devoted efforts. He began his career of service to his beloved City of Benwood in 1952, spanning a total of more than 40 years as councilman and mayor. During his 36 year tenure as mayor, Benwood's youngsters were the recipients of playgrounds, a city park and pool. Additionally, Tony worked tirelessly to procure funds for a new water system, new sewer lines, and the North Benwood business district. One of his proudest accomplishments, however, was the construction of the flood wall in Center Benwood. Mayor Scaffidi, or "The Mayor", as he is affectionately referred, was involved in the purchase of the Marshall County Senior Center in Moundsville, and was instrumental in the purchase of the building for the creation of a Senior Center in Cameron as well. He was presented with the Distinguished West Virginian Award for his work as director of the WV Commission on Aging by Gov. Caperton. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of McMechen for 15 years; the Ohio Valley Rapid Transit Authority Board; Belmont-Ohio-Marshall County Regional Authority for Urban Development; the Benwood-McMechen Library; served as a volunteer tax assistant; a Boy Scout Leader; a member of the Benwood Lions Club where he was past president and Lion of the Year; he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce. A devoutly religious man, Tony was a life-long member of St. John Catholic Church in Benwood where he was chairman of countless street fairs, the church's Centennial celebration, member of the school board, parish finance council and Holy Name Society. He was a 50 year member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and the Knights of St. George. Proud of his Italian heritage, Tony was a member of the Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge, and has served on the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival Board for 23 years. In 1993, he was honored as the Festival's Outstanding Italian American of the Year. Tony always said," I've had a good life. People have been good to me."

Perhaps it's better said he's been good to the people.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Scaffidi; a sister, Sarah Novick; twin granddaughters, Holly and Jennifer Robbins.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years, Emilia Costantini Scaffidi; a son, Michael (Jackie) Scaffidi of Martinsville, VA; three daughters, Mary Rose (Mark) Robbins of Glen Dale, WV, Antonia (Marion "Bingie") Bulian of Glen Dale, and Anna Marie (Glen) Williams of Columbus, OH; eleven grandchildren, Stacie (Jeff) Laudermilt of Wheeling, Jeffrey Robbins of Moundsville, Allison Bulian of Alexandria, VA, Daniel Bulian and Katie Bulian, both of Glen Dale, Sean Scaffidi and Joseph Scaffidi, both of Martinsville, VA, Christopher Williams, Courtney Williams, Lauren Williams and Joshua Williams, all of Columbus; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall St. McMechen, WV, on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 from 2 9 p.m. where Vigil services will be held at 4 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John Catholic Church in Benwood on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph J. Hayden as celebrant.

Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to St John Church, Benwood WV (Renovation Fund).


James Schaffer

Died April 9

James (Buck) Schaffer, 83, died April 9, 2006 at Mound View Health Care.

He was born in Cresap, WV served in World War II aboard the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier "Intrepid" and retired from the Wilkof-Morris Steel Company in Canton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Dudley and Gladys (Howard) Schaffer, sister Janet Lewis and brother Lyle Dean Schaffer.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Florence Crow Schaffer, daughters, Sharyn ( Jim) Fink of Brewster, Ohio and Karel(Dave)Jacobs of New Franklin Ohio: grandchildren, Christina (John) Wildes of East Canton, Ohio, Jessica (Spike) Boitnott of East Sparta, Ohio, Kirk (Desa) Jacobs of Penfield, Ohio, and Kim (Kevin) Murphy of Doylestown, Ohio; great grandchildren, Tiffany, Ashley, Abigail, Allison, Brittany, Ryan, all from Ohio; niece Regina Long of Arizona and special niece, Cindy Trent of Moundsville.

Buck previously lived in Canton, OH and was a member of the Canton Baptist Temple. He returned to Moundsville 13 years ago where he served four years as President of the Marshall County Historical Society. Buck was chosen as the Marshall County West Virginia History Hero in 2002. He attended the Art Williams exercise class at the Simpson United Methodist Church serving as leader for several years.

At Buck's request, his body was donated to West Virginia University. No services will be held and memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Historical Society.

Submitted by Gail Yoho.


NANCY ANDERSON SCHLUMBERGER

Died 27 Feb 1986.

Nancy Anderson Schlumberger, 52, of Route 1, Galion, Ohio, formerly of Moundsville, died Thursday in Mansfield General Hospital, Mansfield, Ohio. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Galion.

Surviving are her husband, Horst Karl Schlumberger (m. 10 Dec 1955, Bellaire, OH); three sons, Kelley, Kurt, and Karl, all serving in the US Navy; three brothers, Charles J., Thomas A., and James E. Anderson, all of Moundsville; two sisters, Marguerite Young and Rosemary Shuttlesworth, both of McMechen.

Friends received at Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline, Ohio, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, where services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment at the convenience of the family.

NOTE: Nancy Anderson Schlumber was born 12 JUN 1933 at Moundsville, WV. She was cremated.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


JOHN SCHAMP Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
December 8, 1998

John Schamp, 70, died Monday, December 7, 1998 in the Greene County Hospital, Waynesburg. He was the son of the late Richard and Helen Marie Teitsworth Schamp. He was a retired Maintenance Foreman from the former Allied Chemical Plant in Moundsville.

He is survived by two sons, Richard of Moundsville and Phillip of Jacksonville, FL; two daughters, Jenny Witzgall of Lakeland, FL and Teresa Felski of Orlando, FL; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Bill of Waynesburg, PA and Dick of New Martinsville; one sister, Nellis Bushnell of FL.

The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Grisell’s Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Edna Scharf

SCHARF, Edna McHugh, 93, of Old Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, W.Va., died Friday, July 28, 2006 in St. Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri.

She was born February 1, 1913 in Monroe County, Ohio, daughter of the late George and Emma Cline McHugh.

Mrs. Scharf was a graduate of Smithfield High School, Ohio; she attended Kent State University; and was a graduate of the Elliott Business School, Wheeling. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Wheeling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis N. Scharf in 1988; and three brothers, Attorney James McHugh, Roy McHugh and Warren McHugh.

Surviving are a son, Michael M. Scharf and his wife, Judy, of St. Louis, Missouri; two granddaughters, Stacey Detrich of St. Louis, Missouri and Jennifer Scharf of Florida; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Linda M. Glass officiating.

Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 500 Fairmont Pike, Wheeling, WV 26003.


MARY ANN SCHERBELHOOD (SCHEIBELHOOD)

Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W.Va., June 4, 1908; originally published in the Wheeling News.

Mary Ann Scherbelhood (Scheibelhood), age 91, whose home is at St. Joseph, W.Va., died Monday morning while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Gregory Keller. She had been well and hearty up until this morning. The end came at 6:00 o’clock. The remains will be shipped home for burial. Mrs. Scherbelhood was born in Germany and came to this country and directly to Wheeling 70 years ago. Her husband was John Scherbelhood, also of Germany, whom she married here a few years after coming to Wheeling. He has been dead for ten years. Mrs. Scherbelhood is survived by Mrs. Keller and Sister Beatrice of Mount de Chantal Academy, and Sister M. Lewis in a convent at Wytheville, Virginia; also one son, John Scherbelhood of St. Joseph. The decedent had been visiting her daughter here since last September.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


ALBANY SCHERRER Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 6, 1999

Albany M. Devore Scherrer, 90, of the Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in the center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Scherrer; her parents, Jim and Ellen Devore; two brothers.

Surviving are three daughters, Della R. Gilbert of Moundsville, Doris R. Schafer of Wheeling, Joyce J. Kavanas of Roseville, CA; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Friends received 12-3 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, where services will be held 10 AM Monday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Eva E. Scherrer

SCHERRER, Eva E. Yanak, 83, of the Country Home, Moundsville, W.Va., formerly of Sunset Lane, Glen Dale, W.Va., died on her birthday, Sunday, May 6, 2007 in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born May 6, 1924 in Glen Dale, a daughter of the late Louis and Ernestine Kubina Yanak.

Eva was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church; and the Rosary Altar Society.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis B. Scherrer in 1995; five sisters; and three brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Parks and her husband, John, of Montgomery, W.Va., Judy Fetty and her husband, Owen, of Benwood, W.Va.; one brother, Albert Yanak of St. Albans, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Anna Marie Slie and her husband, Rob, of Wheeling; and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Renee.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank O’Kruta as celebrant.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be to the American Heart Association.


JOSEPH H. "PADDY" SCHMID

Source: The Wheeling Intelligencer, Friday, March 17, 1969, Page 12.

SCHMID, Joseph H., (Paddy), 71, of 1342 Marshall St., Benwood, died Thursday at 3:20 a.m. at Ohio Valley General Hospital. Born at Benwood, Dec. 21, 1895, son of the late Joseph and Frances Becker Schmid. He was a retired employe of the the Benwood plant of Wheeling Steel Corp. He was married to Mary Agnes Flatley, who died in 1923; later married to Elizabeth Brant Schmid, who survives. He was a member of St. John's Church, a veteran of World War 1, and a member of American Legion Post 46; of the 40 and 8 Club of Moundsville; Bellaire Elks; Kain Club, Wheeling. Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Joseph L., at home; Lt. Commander William H., Rota, Spain; George R., San Diego; three daughters, Mrs. Bernard Twigg, McMechen; Mrs. Paul Schiffer, McMechen; Mrs. James J. Welsh, Glen Dale; a brother, Leonard C., of Benwood; 26 grandchildren; and an aunt, Mrs. Mary Westenhaven, Wheeling. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. High Mass of Requiem Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Church. Internment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary devotions at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m.

Submitted by Tom Welsh, grandson.


Roger Alford Schrumpf

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, February 27, 1994]

SCHRUMPF, Roger A., 43, of RD 3, Moundsville, formerly of McMechen, died Thursday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church in McMechen. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Special Olympics through RESA-6, GC&P Road, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003.

Cheryl McCombs.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, July 9, 1956

CHARLES CLEMENT SCHWOB

Charles Clement Schwob, 87, Moundsville banker and retired industrialist, died at his home at 320 Seventh street, at 8 o’clock Sunday evening.

Mr. Schwob was endowed with longevity, and even at 80 did not have the gray hairs nor the debility of many men of 60 and less. In fact, age didn’t really tell on him till two years ago he broke his leg in a fall down the cellar steps, and it was more than a year before he could walk without a cane again. Then about two months ago he came down the illness that led to the end.

He was born in Miltonsburg, Monroe county, Ohio, son of John Adam and Wilhelmina Schuetz Schwob.

The family moved to Moundsville Aug. 14, 1879, just before the Moundsville “boom”, when the Fostoria Glass, the Echo and others came here.

The Schwob family was in woodworking business, and it was in the early days a logical step from making caskets to conducting funerals. That was the time when professional standards were being established in the undertaking business, and C. C. Schwob, his brother J. W. Schwob, and his brother-in-law, E. C. Grisell, were among the very first in West Virginia to take the state board examination and be licensed as professional funeral directors. Their establishment at that time was on Thirteenth street later moving to the substantial brick building which the elder Mr. Grisell built at 916 Lafayette avenue.

The Grisell side of the family has carried on the funeral service to the present day, while the Schwob side of the family went into the manufacture of grain cradles.

MANUFACTURING

That is an item that many people today have never seen. Grain cradles were like a farmer’s scythe with sharp blade and also a row of light wood fingers to catch the shocks of grain while still upright. Today, of course, farmers either use machinery for gathering their grain or cannot afford the labor of cutting it by hand.

The J. A. Schwob Grain Cradle factory was in the building running south from Thirteenth street, now used by Marx as a warehouse. It used to have a railroad siding up to its back doors. Charles Schwob has made many trips into West Virginia forest lands and other places to buy the special wood required, as well as traveling through the states taking orders.

The Schwobs were briefly in the furniture business, where the Chamber of Commerce building now is on Seventh street.

Laurel (Kern) Meyer


“Moundsville Echo”, October 1, 1932. Date of death: September 30, 1932.

Mrs. Gertrude Schwob passed away at 7:20 o’clock Friday evening at the home on western Seventh street.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon and entombment will be in Riverview mausoleum.

Mrs. Schwob was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Cockayne and lived on the homestead farm at Glendale until marrying Charles C. Schwob, at that time a grain cradle manufacturer, but who after disposing of his interest in that business became an active banker. Mr. and Mrs. Schwob have resided in Moundsville except while wintering in Florida. Sixteen years ago Mrs. Schwob suffered severe illness but after several months she improved very much until near sixteen months ago a relapse occurred. During her long invalidism she exhibited remarkable good nature.

Mrs. Schwob’s parents departed life several years ago. A sister Sallie, wife of Charles A. Showacre, also preceded her. Members of her family surviving are Miss Dora Cockayne and Mrs. Irena Shaw of Moundsville, S. A. Cockayne of Glendale and Mrs. Birdie Meighen of Wheeling.

She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Kindly omit flowers.

Laurel (Kern) Meyer


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, January 22, 1935

J. W. SCHWOB

J. W. Schwob Succumbs in Florida - Industrial Pioneer Of Local Community Is Dead

J. W. Schwob died at Orlando, Florida, Monday at 3 p.m. in his 81st year. He has been very ill of neuritis for the past six weeks. Mr. Schwob leaves two sons and one daughter, Oliver O. Schwob of Lewisburg, Ohio, and Albert A. Schwob of Orlando, Florida, and Mrs. Harry A. Abbott of Morgantown, W. Va. Also nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also two sisters Mrs. E. C. Grisell of Coshocton, Ohio, Mrs. Louis Dressel of this city, and one brother C. C. Schwob of this city.

Mr. Schwob and his two sons were engaged in the manufacture of grain cradles in this city until 1924 when the business was sold and he then with his wife moved to Florida. His wife died more than four years ago.

The late J. W. Schwob became active head of the Schwob Cradle factory, a nationally-known concern in 1879, and remained in that capacity until the business was sold.

The grain cradle factory was one of the pioneer major industries in the Moundsville community.

The remains will arrive from Florida, Wednesday evening and will be taken to Grisell’s funeral home and will be removed to the home of his brother C. C. Schwob on Seventh street, Thursday morning where funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Entombment will be made in Riverview Mausoleum. Kindly omit flowers.

Laurel (Kern) Meyer


WILLIAM HENRY SCOTT

[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 20, 1955]

William Henry Scott, of 402 Baltimore St., McMechen, died at his home last night after a long illness. He was an employe of the Benwood Works of Wheeling Steel. He was born in Marshall County, Nov. 6, 1900, son of the late Elijah and Mary Margaret Welling Scott. Deceased has lived in McMechen since 1933, and was a member of the Christian Church there. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flo Blake Scott; one son, Joseph H., two daughters, Misses Mary Margaret Scott and Carolyn Cora Scott, McMechen; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Baker, Moundsville, and Mrs. Emma Kimmey, Triadelphia. The body is at the Riggs Funeral Home, McMechen.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Dorothy V. Sebroski

SEBROSKI, Dorothy V. Kittle, 79, of 9th Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Friday, November 4, 2005 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born, January 15, 1926 in Wolf Run, Marshall County, the daughter of the late Charles and Audra Cologne Clark Kittle.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Moundsville; and a member of the Moundsville Historical Society.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Alverna Coppa and Lillian Mae Travis; two brothers, Lawrence and Emerson Kittle.

Surviving are her husband, Chester Sebroski; one sister, Imogene DiCarlo of Hollywood, Fla.; one brother, Kenneth (Betty) Kittle; one sister in-law, Hilda Kittle, all of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul K. Smith officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.


MARY SELEPACK Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 13, 1999

Mary Jupinko Selepack, 85, of Highland Avenue, Moundsville, died Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. The daughter of the late John and Susie Splino Jupinko, Mary was born on November 18, 1913, in Fort Pitt, Ohio. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Selepack, on January 19, 1994; three brothers and one sister.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Jerome (Susan) Gresak, Sr., of Wheeling; a sister, Helen Leonard of Columbus, OH; three grandsons, Joe Gresak, of Dublin, OH, Tom Gresak, of Richmond, VA, and Eric Gresak , of Grove City, OH; three great-grandchildren, Hayden Paige, Madison, and David Gresak.

The family will receive friends Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Grisell Funeral Home. Rosary Devotions will be recited Thursday evening, at 7 PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Friday, at 11 AM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronan J. Deegan, TOR will be the celebrant, Interment follows in Mount Rose Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Childrens Hospital 6 East, c/o Ruby Memory Hospital, Stadium Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505 or to Childrens Hospital, 700 Childrens Drive, Columbus, OH 432505.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, July 14, 1997

RALPH SEVERN DIED SATURDAY

Ralph Severn 85, of RD 5, Cameron, died Saturday, July 12, 1997 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was owner and operator of Whipkey's General Store in Cameron for 17 years, plant manager for the Carnation Co. in Cameron and in Huttonsville, WV.; a fieldman for the Carnation Co. in Clarksburg, and a supervisor of the Marshall County Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He was a member and former elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church, Cameron.

Friends received from 10 a.m. today until time of services at 11 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron. Interment in Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Thomas J. Seymour

"Tom" Seymour of Tecumseh, Missouri, died after a brief illness on July 2, 2008 in a nursing home in West Plains, Missouri. He was the son of Joseph Wilmer and Gladys Virginia (Tucker) Seymour and was born October 31, 1943 in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

Tom served his country from 1961-1969 in the United States Air Force, and flew on rescue missions as a helicopter mechanic during the Vietnam War. Tom was employed by the US Postal Service in Bangor, Maine and worked as a supervisor at both the Bangor Post Office and the Eastern Maine Processing & Distribution Center in Hampden, Maine. Tom was an avid bowler having bowled for many years in leagues at both Family Fun Lanes and Heritage Bowling Center.

Tom is survived by his wife of 15 years, Barbara Seymour of Tecumseh, Missouri; two daughters: Karen Kasprzak of Palmyra, Maine and Vivian Riley of Vidor, Texas; one brother, Earl Paul Seymour of Vidor, Texas; twenty grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Gladys Seymour; and his son Forrest Seymour.

Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord, And let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

Submitted by Karen (SEYMOUR) Kasprzak in Maine, married to Paul. Mom of 12: Josh 18, Brittany 13, Sarah 12, Katie 11, Lauren 10, Christopher 8, Julia 7, Veronica 6, Emily 5, Mia 4, Alexandra 3, Gabriel 21mos, & new baby Ysabel b. 7/2/08, 7lbs, 8.2oz, 21."

NOTE: My father died on July 2nd, 2008.. the same day his twentieth grandchild was born (and no, I didn't know he had died when I had my daughter.. but I did know he would die soon. I found out about 4-5 hrs after I had her). Some miscellaneous info not included in his obit are: Joseph was not my father's bio father. His bio father was Charles Rush of Moundsville, WV, whom I believe is already deceased. My father spent some time in a few different WV orphanages before his mother decided to get him (and his brother Paul, who has a different father) out around the age of 9-10 yrs. I know my grandmother (Gladys) still has living relatives (TUCKERS) in the Glendale or Moundsville area.


Moundsville Daily Echo - October 25, 1985

Sarah Shane, 65, of 121 Olive Avenue, Moundsville, died Thursday in Glendale Hospital. She was born April 22, 1920, here in Moundsville, daughter of the late Leroy and Mary C. Poland Strosnider.

She was a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God here, of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and of the Marshall County Senior Citizens.

She was employed at the Senior Citizens office, at the headquarters on Fifth Street.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Shane, in 1971, and by three sisters, Grace Williams, Bessie West, and Patience Chaddock. Surviving is a sister, Wanda Burkett of Moundsville.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with her pastor, Rev. Forrest Shaffer, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Ivy Shaffer.


Obituary, Information on OPAL BELLE DAGUE SHANLEY

Shanley, Opal Belle Dague, 70, of Elm Grove, Wheeling, (West Virginia), died Monday (May 16, 1977) at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Lake Worth, Florida. She was preceded in death on her husband, Edward Israel Shanley on December 18, 1975. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Society and Dorcas Bible Class at Stone United Presbyterian Church (Wheeling, WV) and a retired practical nurse. She was a member of Wheeling Chapter D.A.R.; Daughters of Union Veteran Civil War; Hannah Montgomery Curtis Tent No. 1, of Elm Grove, Fitzgerald Chapter; Service Star Legion of Elm Grove; Practical Nurse's Association of Wheeling and West Virginia and the West Virginia Historical Society. Surviving are three brothers: Curtis W. Dague of Elm Grove; Albert Nile Dague of West Palm Beach, Florida; Wildon A. Dague of Roney's Point and several nieces and nephews. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. R. Howard McCuen, Jr. officiating. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, (WV).

SPECIAL NOTE: She was born October 9, 1906, at Sand Hill, Marshall County, WV, a daughter of Albert Loring Dague (1872-1942) and Angie Belle Wilson Dague (1874-1924).

Source: Obituary, Death Notice in Wheeling News Register, Wheeling, WV, May 17-18, 1977 page 2. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague, great nephew.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, August 2, 1948

MRS. IRENA SHAW DIED THIS MORNING

Mrs. Irena Cockayne Shaw, 75, passed away at 5:07 o'clock this morning at her home at 510 Fifth street, following four years serious illness.

Wife of the publisher of the Echo, she was the youngest daughter of the late Samuel A. J. and Hannah Jane Alexander Cockayne, and was born at the old family homestead in Glendale on Oct. 6, 1872.

Mrs. Shaw was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of its Industrial Circle. She was very accomplished in handicrafts and in music, having played first violin with I. B. Wison's Symphony Circle orchestra and mandolin with a ladies' Oriole string music club, and having been also a member of the Woman's Musical club, a vocal organization. More recently, she was an officer of the Tuesday Arts club. She had done considerable painting in oils, furniture wood?carving, etc.

She was married Oct. 3, 1906, to Samuel Craig Shaw, and they have two children, Samuel Cockayne and Alexandra Craig Shaw, both at home. A brother, S. A. Cockayne, survives at the old home in Glendale, and the following sisters preceded her in death: Sallie, wife of C. A. Showcare; Gertrude, wife of C. C. Schwob, Birdie, wife of Dr. T. H. Meighen, and Miss Dora Cockayne. In addition there survive two nephews, Samuel and John Cockayne of Glendale; a cousin, Mrs. Wm. Martin Riggs of Moundsville, and several other cousins in the West Alexander vicinity, Ohio and Massachusetts.

The body is at Grisell's, 805 Fifth street, where services will be held Tuesday evening at eight o'clock. Rev. R. W. Piper of the United Presbyterian church will conduct the services in the absence of her pastor who is on vacation in the Middle West. Interment in Greenlawn Wednesday morning.

Kindly omit flowers.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, August 3, 1948

MRS. SHAW RITES TONIGHT

Funeral services for Mrs. Irena Cockayne Shaw will be held tonight at eight o'clock at Grisell's on Fifth street with Rev. R. W. Piper in charge.

Interment will be Wednesday morning in Greenlawn. Pallbearers are J. G. Shaw of Ambridge, Pa., Don L. Riggle of Middlebourne, W. Va., Samuel A. J. Cockayne and John A. Cockayne of Glendale, and C. C. Schwob of Moundsville.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


SARAH CATHERINE PLANTS SHEETS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Thursday, March 11, 1926

Sarah Catherine Plants Sheets, wife of J. E. Sheets, died at her home at Mount Union, Marshall County, W. Va. on March 9, 1926, aged 58 years. Mrs. Sheets became a member of the Sand Hill M. E. Church in 1887, later removing her name to the Mount Union Presbyterian Church. She was united in marriage to J. E. Sheets on September 16, 1885 and to this union 11 children were born, with three preceding her to the grave. Surviving are: Mrs. Ethel Daugherty of Mount Union; Ollie Sheets of Bowerston, Ohio; Mrs. Rose Lively of Elm Grove, W. Va.; Mrs. Flora Fewton of Elm Grove; Oscar Sheets of Wheeling, W. Va.; and Mrs. Lillie Pelkey of Short Creek, W. Va. [Not all children listed.]

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


CAROLINE C. SHEFF

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
November 6, 1891

On Wednesday, at 1:30 a.m., Mrs. Caroline C. Sheff died. The funeral was from her family residence yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. G. W. Grimes officiated.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Donald L. Shelek

SHELEK, Donald Louis, 71, of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, W.Va., died Friday, October 21, 2005 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.

He was born July 4, 1934 in Wheeling, W.Va., son of the late Charles and Charlotte Shelek, Sr.

Mr. Shelek was a retired coal miner from Shoemaker Mine; he was a Marine Corp veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the 1st Marine Division; a Catholic by faith. He was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church, Benwood, Iola Club, the Kain Club, the American Legion Post No. 46 and a member of the United Miner Worker's Local No. 1473.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Shelek, Jr.; and a sister, Bonnie Lou Cheslick.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Irene Kudlak Shelek; four brothers, Ronald Shelek and his wife, Diane, of McMechen, W.Va., David Shelek and his wife, Debbie, James Shelek and his wife, Ann, and Robert Shelek and his wife, Sandy, all of Wheeling; two sisters, Connie Stahl and her husband, Bob, and Paulette Stenger and husband, Bob, all of Wheeling; several nieces and nephews; two special buddies, John N. Zervos, Jr. and McCoy M. Zervos; and his pet dog, Sadie.

Family and friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob Street, South Wheeling, Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, 2005 from Noon-3 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Benwood with Reverend Joseph Hayden, S.J. as Celebrant.

Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wheeling.


"Moundsville Daily Echo," Wednesday, 18 FEB 1970

Mrs Wiley Shepherd Died Tuesday

REBECCA SHEPHERD, 91, of 2418 Second Street, Moundsville, died Tuesday afternoon at Reynolds Memorial hospital, as reported briefly yesterday.

She was born November 25, 1878 at Proctor Ridge, Marshall County, WV, daughter of William P and Martha Young Yoho. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the Successful Workers Sunday School Class, and the Rebecca Circle of the WSCS.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley in 1954, and one daughter, Edith Jones in 1956.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs Cora Ruckman and one granddaughter Mrs Hilda Conner, both of Moundsville; one grandson, Martin Lee Jones of Charleston, WV; three great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Kirby funeral home, on Grant Ave, Moundsville, this evening from 7 to 9 and Thursday, from 2 to 4, and from 7 to 9 pm.

Services will be held at the funeral home Friday aftenoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev John Mason of Calvary Church and Rev Robert Henson officiating.

Interment in Northview cemetery at New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo" - February 26, 1948

Death Removes MRS. SHIMP, 79

Mrs. Frances H. Peters Shimp, 79, wife of Thomas Shimp, died Tuesday afternoon at 1:10 o'clock in the Glen Dale Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was a member of Calvary church and the Successful Workers Sunday school class of that church.

Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Clarence of Moundsville; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Kohl and Mrs. Laura Horner of Pittsburgh; and Mrs. Amelia Meyer of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Nelson Weekly of Moundsville, and a brother, C. K. Peters of Dallas, Texas.

The body was removed to the Lutes funeral home.

Services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Lutes chapel by the Rev. J. H. Carson of Grafton, former pastor of Calvary Church. Interment will be made in Mount Rose cemetery.

This is the obit of my maternal grandmother. My mother was Amelia Meyer.

Submitted by Carolyn Ivari.


Shimp, Lois Jean

Grisell Funeral Home Obit - August 31, 2006

Shimp, Lois Jean Rickman, age 59 of Moundsville, WV died Thursday, August 31, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV following a long illness.

She was born November 23, 1946 in Wheeling, WV the daughter of Letty Derrow of Moundsville and the late, Richard Dayton.

She was a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School, a homemaker and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father; Bill Derrow, her first husband; Donald Rickman, her second husband; Jackson Shimp and a brother; Larry William Dayton.

In addition to her mother, survivors include a son; Donald Rickman, Jr. of Moundsville, two daughters; Cindy (Bill) VanScyoc and Jamie (Larry) Gump all of Moundsville, a brother; David (Amity) Dayton of Wellsburg, Ohio, two sisters; Rebecca (Dale) Moore of Lexington, KY and Billie Jo Derrow of Colonial Beach, VA nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 12-3 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11am. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Wheeling News-Register - Wednesday, January 21, 2004

SHRIVER, Cleo L., 90, of Carnation Place, Cameron, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan 15, 2004 at home.

She was born August 26, 1913 in Cameron, daughter of the late Lester and Olivia Neely Chambers.

She was a former employee of the Cameron Clay Products and a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron and the Cameron Post 18, American Legion Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arnett Shriver in 1992; three sisters, her twin sister, Theo McCartney and Vesta Chambers and Thelma Chambers.

Surviving are five sisters, Ruth A. Johnson of Wheeling, Verna Whipkey of Oak Hill, W.Va., Maxine Coe Arnold of Moundsville, Phyllis (Ralph) Teagarden of Banning, Calif. and Patty (Raymond) Scott of Cameron; a brother, Earl (Imogene) Chambers of Cameron; and many nieces and nephews.

At Cleo Shriver’s request, the family observed private calling hours at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron where private services were held on Saturday with the Rev. Dr. Walter McNutt officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


SHUTLER, Rita C. Klug, 94, of Proctor, W.Va., died Friday, July 6, 2007, in East Ohio Regional Hospital.

She was born October 20, 1912, in Proctor, a daughter of the late Edward and Josephine Scheibelhood Klug.

Rita was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Proctor, and St. Joseph Catholic Women’s Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert C. Shutler, in 2002; four brothers, Paul, Evaristus, Philip, and Rev. Eugene Klug; one sister, Bernadine Klug.

Surviving are one son, Clem R. Shutler and his wife, Nancy, of Moundsville, W.Va.; one daughter, Jeanette A. Davis and her husband, Roy, of Martins Ferry, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Eloise Herrick of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Miss Coletta Klug of Buffalo, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Mary Klug of Moundsville; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends received 1-8 p.m., Sunday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby- Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where Rosary devotions will be held at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Proctor, with the Rev. Frank Neville as celebrant.

Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Proctor.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, RD. 1, Box 203, Proctor, WV 26055.


Aged McMechen woman dead

Mrs. Delia Siburt died at 1 o’clock Wednesday at McMechen. Mrs. Siburt was about 75 years of age and is survived by several children.

Services will be held at the home of her son Friday morning at 10 o’clock at McMechen. The remains will be taken to Roberts Ridge for interment at the Christian Church.

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Thursday, 23 Dec. 1920

*Note: Delia is the daughter of William and Elizabeth West. She is the wife of Barney Siburts. She is my great great great grandmother.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


DONALD SIBURT

[Source: Moundsville Echo, Monday, June 4, 1984]

Donald Siburt Died Sunday

Donald Siburt, 51, of 1818 Penn street, died Sunday, June 3 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born May 15, 1933, in Moundsville, the son of Frank Lopez and Thelma (Manning) Lopez. He was employed as a coal miner for Alexander Coal Company. He was a Protestant by faith. Surviving are his mother, Thelma Lucas, of New Martinsville, a half-brother Leroy Siburt of Moundsville; and a half-sister, Mrs. Michael (Bonnie) Rusinko of Pensacola, Florida. There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Cheryl McCombs)


OSCAR R. SIBURT

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Friday, March 27, 1970]

SIBURT, Oscar R., 79, of 83 Linden Ave., Moundsville, died 11 a.m. Thursday at his home. He was born in Meighen, Marshall County, Sept. 2, 1890, son of James A. and Rachael Richmond Siburt. He was a veteran of World War I, member of First Christian Church, Earl Francis American Legion Post No. 3. Surviving are one son, Sgt. Oscar L. Siburt, of Ft. Meade, Md.; four grandchildren; one brother, Dorsey T., of Scio, O. Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, after 7 p.m. today. Services there 4 p.m. tomorrow with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating. Interment in Mt. Rose Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Helen J. Simmons

SIMMONS, Helen J. (Neehouse,) widow of Robert E., and until recently a resident of Glen Dale, W.Va., passed away Friday, March 25, 2005 in Commerce, Ga.

She was born September 16, 1916, in Marshall County, to Theodore and Viola (McCreary) Neehouse, who preceded her in death along with five sisters; three brothers; daughter-in-law, Kay (McGilton) and one great grandson.

Survivors are sons, Robert B. (nee Carol Cusack) of Wadsworth, Ohio and Garen of Alto, Ga.; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Helen retired from Reynolds Memorial Hospital in 1985. Her more than twenty-year nursing career included service as an Instructor in the B.M. Spurr School of Practical Nursing.

She was a Protestant by faith and was recognized for her many years of community service as a 4-H Club Leader in the Roberts Ridge community.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date of convenience to the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity.


Moundsville Daily Echo – Moundsville, WV Friday, February 13, 1998

Lewis Simmons Died Thursday

Lewis Kurt Simmons, 49 of 171 State St., Cameron, WV, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born August 11, 1948. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a member of Moundsville VFW Post No. 437, Shadyside American Legion Post No. 521, Cameron Moose No. 758, Moundsville Eagles Aerie 499.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Lewis Simmons; his stepfather, Rodney Rayl; his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Eva Simmons; his maternal grandparents, Kelsey K. and Edith Lemons.

Surviving are his mother, Mary E. Taravella of Cameron; a brother, K. Wayne Simmons of Cameron; his stepfather, Salvatore Taravella of Mingo Junction.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday of Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel where services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Perry. Interment in Nauvoo Ridge Cemetery. Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


NANCY SIMMONS

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Tuesday, October 24, 1899

After an illness of about three weeks with typhoid fever, Mrs. Nancy Simmons was laid to rest in the Mount Joy Cemetery last Sunday, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. She leaves a husband and ten children to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jobes.

NOTE: From the Howard¯ News.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Sunday News-Register, Wheeling, WV February 20, 2000

BILLIE E. SIMMS

Simms, Billie E. "Ranger", 73 of Cameron, died Feb 18, 2000, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a retired pipeliner and a Protestant. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Orpha Gregg Simms; and a granddaughter, Cathy Simms. Surviving are his wife, Darlene Neely Simms; two sons, Michael B. Simms and his wife Terri of Cameron, and Terry E. Simms and his wife Debbie of Proctor, a sister, Lois Marshall of Cameron and three grandchildren, Michael, Cole and Kelly Simms. Friends received 200 p.m. today at anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Ave., Cameron, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. Interment at Big Run Christian Church Cemetery Cameron.

(Virginia Simms Toney)


CHARLES SIMS

Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W. Va.
February 23, 1961

Charles Sims, age 89, and a former resident of Proctor, W. Va., died in Parkersburg, W. Va. on February 17, 1961. He was born February 21, 1870 in Marshall County, a son of Terrance and Rachel (Wayne) Sims. He was twice married, first to Mina McColloch and 2nd to Lucy Yoho, both of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Luster of Beech Bottom, W. Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Augusta Wood of Parkersburg; three step-children, Jess and Dewey Schied and Trixie Sims, all of Proctor; one sister, Mrs. Ida Garrison of Washington, D. C.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Three of his children preceded him in death. He was a member of the Proctor Christian Church. Services were held at the Iams Funeral Home in New Martinsville. Burial in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


FRANK CARNEY SIMMS & wife, PHYLLIS SUTPHIN SIMMS

Memorial Services for Frank Carney Simms (69) and wife, Phyllis Sutphin Simms (67) will be held at the Salem Church of Christ, Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 2 p.m. The Simms died as a result of a fatal auto accident on Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 7:20 a.m. in Waldo, Florida. Phyllis Sutphin Simms was born March 3, 1939 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Earl Millard Young and Anna Lee Harshbarger Young. She is survived by her mother, Anna Lee Shawver (Salem, Va.); her children, Lori Cain (Raleigh, N.C.), Jon David Sutphin and wife, Ashley (Frankfort, Ky.), Patti Shepherd and husband, Dwayne (Montvale, Va.), Susan Lee Bradsher and husband, Kenneth (Butner, N.C.); along with 11 dearly loved grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Millard Lee Young (Richmond, Va.) and half brother, Freddie W. Vest (Bent Mountain, Va.) as well as four stepsons, David Simms, Frank C. Simms II, Kevin Simms and Christopher Simms. Phyllis was an active member and past-president of the Salem Kiwanis Club and the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Phyllis was a long-time member of the Salem Church of Christ. Frank Carney Simms was born November 4, 1937 in Beckley, W.Va. to Hubert Carlin Simms and Nancy Carney Simms. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, W.Va. and then attended VPI in Blacksburg, Va. where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He is survived by four sons, David, Frank C. II, Kevin, and Christopher; two daughters-in-law, Christina and Mariko and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Kathryn and Virginia and three stepdaughters and a stepson, Lori, Patti, Susan and Jon David. Frank is also survived by four nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Sue Ann Brown of Salem, and a sister, Nancy Benson, of Richmond. Frank was honorably discharged from the Army in Texas, returning to Virginia in the early 60's, where he owned and operated Frank's ESSO Station in Richmond. In 1964 Frank began his career with Otis Elevator, now part of the United Technologies conglomerate. Beginning as mechanics helper, he quickly received his elevator mechanics license, went through the extensive sales training program in 1966 and continued to work for Otis the next 30 years, holding several district, regional and national positions for the company. Frank attended the First United Methodist Church of Salem, was the secretary of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and participated in several local and national societies and organizations. A joint memorial service honoring the lives of Frank and Phyllis will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Salem Church of Christ, 401 West Main Street. The family will receive visitors from 12 noon to 2 p.m, at the church. A private graveside service will be held for their immediate family members after the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salem Church of Christ, First United Methodist Church, National MS Society or the Sons of the American Revolution. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home in Salem. -- [Published in the Roanoke Times from 2/14/2007 - 2/16/2007.]

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


"The Ravenswood News," Wednesday, October 23, 1912
Ravenswood, Jackson Co., WV

G. M. SIMMS DEAD

George M. Simms, a retired B & O engineer and a respected resident of Ravenswood, passed away lst evening at No. 2201 Eoff street, he having come to this city six weeks ago, on a visit. He had been ill for a period of by two weeks, of a complication of diseases and his death, while it comes as a shock to the friends and members of the immediate family, was not wholly unexpected. Mr. Simms was born near Cameron, WV, Sept 9, 1851, and therefore was in the 62nd year of his age at the time of his death. He followed railroading during his more active years, but retired to private life a few years ago. He was generally esteemed in the community in which he lived and had come to this city to await the arrival of a son, who is on his way here from Idaho on a visit.

A wife, Mrs. Jessie Simms, survives, also five sons and daughters. Funeral services will be held at Quiet Dell, east of Cameron, probably Friday. Wheeling Paper.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


GERTRUDE SIMMS-ELBIN

Headline: Gertrude Simms-Elbin worked in Brown County as a nurse; Bethel resident was active in Eastern Star
Publication Date: February 23, 1999
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Obituary: Gertrude Imogene Simms-Elbin, former nurse at Brown County Hospital, died Feb. 15 at the Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. She was 84.

Mrs. Simms-Elbin was a nurse for 15 years in Brown County. She received her education at both West Virginia Wesleyan and West Virginia University.

She retired in 1976.

Mrs. Simms-Elbin, born in Cameron, W.Va., was a member of the Susan B. Anthony Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star from 1948 to the late 1970s. She had previously represented the white point position (Esther) on the Eastern Star Symbol. In that position, she participated in several of the organization's services.

Mrs. Simms-Elbin, a longtime resident of Bethel, had been a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church since the 1940s, when she moved to Cincinnati.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Surviving are: two daughters, Dolores Jean Ellis of Amelia and Carol Elbin of Bethel; a brother, Clyde Simms of Massillon, Ohio; a sister, Ethel Harden of Center Line, Mich.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held March 6 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 W. Plane. Burial will follow at the Bethel-Tate Cemetery.

Memorials can be sent to: the Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati 45242; the American Cancer Society, 11117 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati 45242; or the American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati 45219.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


"Richmond Times Dispatch" (Virginia)
Tuesday, August 31, 1993

HUBERT C. SIMMS

Hubert C. Simms, 86, of Richmond, died August 30. A retired executive of Exxon corporation, after forty-one years of service. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Leanore (Carney) Simms; three daughters, Kathryn Benson of Morgantown, WV, Virginia Toney of Houston, TX, and Nancy Benson of Richmond; one son, Frank Simms of Bloomington, IN; also fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Mr. Simms was a member of Ginter Park United Methodist church, Lewis Ginter Lodge #317 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies and Acca Temple Shrine, the sons of the American Revolution, and founder of Starcraft Camper Club of Virginia. Remains rest at the Laburnum Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 2110 East Laburnum Avenue, where the family will receive friends, Tuesday 6-8:30p.m. and where a Masonic memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Highland Cemetery in Cameron, WV. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Ginter Park United Methodist church. The family requests that contributions be made to the Ginter Park United Methodist Church.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


"The Cameron News" - Thursday, March 7, 1957

MELVIN PORTER SIMMS

Melvin Porter Simms, a former well know resident of Cameron and a retired Baltimore and Ohio railroad locomotive engineer, died Saturday at Amelia, Ohio. He had been ill about a year.

The deceased was born at Cogley switch, near Cameron, November 9, 1878. He was a son of George and Clara Hupp Simms. We was a member of Cameron, Lodge No 17 A.F. & A.M, the Scottish Rite of Wheeling and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Simms of Bethel, Ohio, two sons, Hubert C. Simms of Richmond, VA and Clyde E. Simms of Martins Ferry, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Mallenhagen of Cincinnati, Ohio and Mrs. Gertrude Elbin of Bethel, Ohio; one brother, Ott Simms of Rachel, Marion County; two sisters, Mrs Myrtle Peters of Wheeling and Mrs. Pearly Murray of Baltimore; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. One son, Melvin P. Simms Jr. and two daughters, Mrs. Audrey Culley, Clara Marguerite Simms preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the Antill Funeral Home in this city yesterday afternoon with the Reverend Earl W. Slayton officiating. Interment was made in Highland Cemetery. Graveside services were conducted by Cameron Lodge No. 17. A.F.& A.M.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


MELVIN P. SIMMS

Wheeling Intellingencer - Wed. March 3, 1943

SGT. SIMMS RITES AT BETHEL, FRIDAY

INTERMENT IN OHIO FOR AIR FORCE OFFICER KILLED IN CRASH

Funeral services will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Kennedy Funeral Home in Bethel, Ohio for Staff Sgt. Melvin P. Simms, Jr., radio aerial gunner in the United States Army Air Force, who lost his life in the crash of a Flying Fortress near El Paso, Texas, February 26th. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.

The body to be brought to Cincinnati, Ohio, under military escort, will be removed to Bethel. Sgt. Simms was born in Cameron, W.Va., March 20, 1918, a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Simms, Sr. He was employed by the Hawley Corp. of this city before enlisting in August, 1942.

He graduated with honors as an expert aerial gunner at Las Vagas,{sic} Nevada, and completed his radio course at Salt Lake City, Utah. Sgt. Simms was stationed at Briggs Field, El Paso, Texas, when the accident occurred.

He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Clyde Simms, Wheeling, and Hubert Simms, Huntington, W.Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Creelman, {Ethel} Cincinnati, O., and Mrs. Henry {Harry} Elbin, {Gertrude} of Elm Grove

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


NANCY LEANORE CARNEY SIMMS
Richmond Times Dispatch

Nancy L. Simms, 93, of Richmond, a resident of the Hermitage Methodist Home, widow of Hubert C. Simms, died Saturday, January 26, 2002. She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Benson of Morgantown, WV, Virginia Toney of Houston, TX, and Nancy Benson of Richmond; one son, Frank Simms of Salem, VA; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mrs. Simms was a member of Ginter Park United Methodist Church, she was very active in the Women's Society and served as President and Leader of several circles. She also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2002 at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd., Richmond, VA. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday in Highland Cemetery, Cameron, WV. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Hermitage Methodist Home, Benevolence Fund.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


ORANGE LEE SIMMS

FUNERAL SERVICE LAST FRIDAY FOR O. L. SIMMS (Died March 21, 1939)

Funeral services for O. L. Simms were held from the Masonic Temple last Friday at 1:30. The services were in charge of St. Maries Commandery No. 18 with George Sommers, Spoke, conducting, assisted by W. H. Stowell of Spokane, and the Rev. Dick Ferrell delivering the sermon. A trio composed of H. B. Caines, R. B. Combs and Lee Carlock, accompanied by Mrs. S. B. Kersey, sang, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and "The Beautiful Garden of Prayer," and a solo, "I’m a Pilgram," was sung by Mrs. F.R. Elwell, also accompanied by Mrs. Kersey. The body was taken to Spokane by Turnbull and Merager for interment in Riverside mausoleum.

Among those from out-of-town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Thorne, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Anderson, Mr and Mrs. Burt Haas, Spokane; A.J. Litwin, Missoula; D. M. Hoffman, Malden, E. L. Redford and Louie Dulik, Spokane; Mr. And Mrs. C. J. Simms and son Robert, Seattle, and Mr. and Mrs. John Hallas, Kellogg. C. J. Simms is a cousin of the deceased.

The death certificate for State of Idaho #113356 shows his name as Orange Lee Simms, widowed and wife as Mary Maude Hennen. His date of birth 17 Apr 1877 an RR engineer with Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul RR. His birthplace was Cameron, WV. Parents George Simms and Clara Hupp, both parents born in Cameron, WV. His date of death was March 21, 1939.

Note: This is my great uncle. He was a brother to my paternal grandfather, Melvin Porter Simms. He worked for B & O and then, the western RR's paid a bonus if they would go west, and he did! You know, go west, young man, go west! Ginny

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


Wheeling New-Register, May 10, 2004

SIMMS, Clyde E., 92, of Massillion, Ohio, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2004 in the Hanover House.

He was born February 1, 1912 in Cameron, WV, a son of the late Melvin and Anna (Carlin) Simms and lived most of his life in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

Clyde worked for the wheeling New Register for many years. He was a commercial pilot/flight instructor and taught hundreds of men to fly from Alderman airport in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Julia Beck who passed away on June 20, 1989; a granddaughter, Janice Vrotsos Groves; four sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are a daughter, Jerry Vrotsos and her husband, Nick of Massillon; a son, Larry Simms and his wife, Judie of Massillon; grandchildren, Jeff Vrotsos, Christine and Rick Asmus, Sandra and Mike Jackson, Mike and Jennifer Simms, and Janice's husband, Abraham Groves; eight great-grandchildren, Greg and Laura Vrotos, Jessica, Nickki and Zachery Asmus, Samuel and Maljorie(sic) Simms, and Kyle Jackson; a special niece, Margaret Anne Culley Haislip; and many nieces and nephews.

A family Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Massilon. Interment in the Riverview Cemetery in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Arrangements by the Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home in Massillon.

Submitted by Virginia Simms Toney.


Vera Miller Simms

Mrs. Vera Miller Simms 84 of 105 Pennsylvania Ave., Cameron, W.Va. Died 4 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 1963, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Delmont E. Boundy, of Cameron.

Ms. Simms was born August 29, 1879, in Greene County, a daughter of William and Sara Evans Miller.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Cameron, where she resided for 43 years.

Her husband W.J. Simms, died in 1940.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Boundy, of Cameron, W.Va., and Mrs. Lillie Hostutler, of Canton, Ohio. Three Sons, Charles R. Simms, of Hundred , W.Va., Howard J. Simms, of Aleppo, and Robert L. Simms, of Cameron, W.Va. 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and a brother, William L. Miller, of Deep Valley.

Burial in Highland Cemetery, September 1, 1963 Cameron, W.Va. Anderson Funeral Home.

Submitted by Joan Moore Bell.


JOHN COLEMAN SIMPSON (Died 24 May 1927)

"Moundsville Daily Echo" (not sure of date)

J. C. SIMPSON VICTIM OF HEART FAILURE AT GLENDALE HOME TODAY

Death Removes Prominent Citizen and Lawyer - Funeral Thursday

John Coleman Simpson, prominent Moundsville and Glendale citizen and one of Marshall county's oldest lawyers, died at his home in Glendale this morning at 5 o'clock. Death was due to heart failure.

Mr. Simpson was born October 3, 1964, being in his sixty-third year, and he died in the homestead in which he was born. He was the son of the late John Coleman Simpson and Ellen Neff Simpson, whose forefathers were among the pioneer settlers of Marshall county.

Mr. Simpson received his early education in the schools of the Moundsville community, and was valedictorian of the graduating class of 1882. He studied law under Capt. Hanson Criswell and was admitted to the bar on November 1, 1885, just a few days after his twenty-first birthday. He later took a law course at St. Paul, Minn., and during the year of 1887 practiced law in Syracuse, Kan. In 1888 he returned home and has since been engaged in the practice of law in this city. He was associated with the late Charles A. Showacre in the law firm of Simpson & Showacre for a number of years.

On April 24, 1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Purdy, and to this union three daughters were born, Virginia, Eleanore and Lillian. During the administration of President Grover Cleveland Mr. Simpson served two terms as Moundsville postmaster.

Mr. Simpson was one of the founders of the Moundsville lodge of Elks, No. 282, and became one of the 28 charter members. He received the first card issued to any member of the lodge, and was elected the first exalted ruler. Mr. Simpson was also a member of Marshall Union Lodge No. 8, A. F. & A. M. He was the senior director of the Marshall County bank. He served several terms as city solicitor of Moundsville and was city solicitor of the city of McMechen at the time of his death, as well as a member of the school board in Washington district.

Mr. Simpson was a member of the First Presbyterian church, and was very active in the affairs of the church.

Politically he was a Democrat, and was at one time a member of the Democratic State committe.

During the world war Mr. Simpson was a "four minute man" and took active part in the drive on the sale of Liberty bonds.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Simpson, three daughters, Mrs. Russell Blair and Miss Eleanore, at home, and Mrs. Lillian McCracken, of Greene county, Pa., two grandsons, John Coleman and Robert Simpson McCracken, one sister; Miss Laura Simpson, and two brothers, Charles and Leroy, of Moundsville.

Funeral services will be held from the home in Glendale Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Dr. H. G. Gaunt, former pastor of the First Presbyterian church, now of Atlantic City, will come here to have charge of the services. Interment will take place in Mount Rose cemetery.

Submitted by Pat Norlander & Laurie Dean.


"Moundsville Daily Echo," Monday, 17 APR 1939

Mrs Charles Sims of Woodruff Dies

Mrs LUCY YOHO SIMS, 69, wife of Charles Sims of Wayne ridge, near Woodruff, Marshall county, died Saturday evening at 7 o'clock in the family home. She had been ill for several weeks.

The body was taken to the Mason funeral home at Proctor, and funeral services will be conducted in the Christian church at Proctor Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will be in North View cemetery.

Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Jesse and Dewey, both of Proctor; two step-sons, Custer of Beech Bottom and Clyde of Proctor; a daughter, Mrs Trixie Sims, of Benwood; two step-daughters, Mrs Augusta Wood and Mrs Pearl Mayme, both of Proctor; two sisters Mrs Barbara Parsons and Mrs Elizabeth Eller, both of Proctor.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


“Moundsville Echo” - March 1, 1930

ALBERT SISSON, 64

Albert Sisson died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alice Conner, at Loudenville (West Virginia), Saturday morning at 1:55 o’clock after a lengthy illness. He was in his 65th Year. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Moore, of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Alice Conner Of Loudenville.

The body was removed to Grisell’s Funeral Home, where funeral services will be Held Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Interment in Greenlawn cemetery.

Submitted by Eleanor Gibson.


“Moundsville Daily Echo” - January 12, 1943

JAMES L. SISSON

The funeral for James L. Sisson of Cameron, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Fish funeral home in Cameron. Interment in Cameron Cemetery.

Mr Sisson died suddenly Saturday in the Glendale hospital where he was taken when Found very ill. He was a retired shoemaker and is survived by a nephew, Charles Mix Of Brooklyn, New York. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Submitted by Eleanor Gibson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Friday, March 3, 1922

ELLEN JANE SISSON

Mrs. Jane Sisson died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. James Henrietta of Third Street (Moundsville) this morning at 4:45 after an illness of a week. She was 83 years Of age.

Services will be held at the hold of her granddaughter, Mrs. James Henrietta, Saturday Evening at 7:30. The funeral party will leave the home at one o’clock Sunday afternoon For the Fort Ridge Baptist church, where interment will be made.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. M. W. Fuller of Fourth Street (Moundsville) and Four grandchildren: Mrs. James Henrietta, Mrs. Della Venue of Moundsville, Miss Marie McCosh of Cameron and Charles McCosh of Cameron, R.D.

Submitted by Eleanor Gibson.


William J. Skvarka

SKVARKA, William Joseph, 77, of Alhambra, Calif., formerly of Benwood, W.Va., died Monday, July 3, 2006.

He was born August 12, 1928 in Benwood, the son of the late Andrew J. and Pauline Chovanchak Skvarka.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Andy Skvarka; and a sister, Anna Pempek.

Surviving are three sisters, Pauline Mroski and Elizabeth Mroski of Chicago, Ill. and Helen Stack of Clarington, Ohio; one brother, Phil Skvarka of Moundsville, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 1685 National Road, Wheeling with the Rev. H. Joseph Wilhelm, S.M. as celebrant.

Arrangements entrusted to the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Bosco Catholic Church, c/o Helen Stack, P.O. Box 164, Clarington, Ohio 43915.


Obituary and Information on NETTIE H. DAGUE SLIGAR

Sligar, Nettie Dague, of 10 Byrd Avenue, Wheeling, West Virginia died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday (October 9, 1959) at the Ohio Valley General Hospital. She had been ill for two and a half months. She was born October 28, 1882, in Viola, Marshall County, WV, the daughter of William Luke Dague and Mary McCreary Dague. Her husband, Samuel J. Sligar, preceeded her in death in 1948. She was a member of Christ Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons: Howard B. Sligar, Sr. of Valley Grove and Donald Dague Sligar of Timberville, Virginia; one brother, Charles Elmer Dague of Elm Grove; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Source: Notes from Sylvia Sligar. Look in Wheeling, WV Newspapers about October 9, 1959.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


BERTIE JEAN SLOAN

Wheeling News-Register - Friday, December 26, 2003

SLOAN, Bertie Jean, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003 in the Cameron Continuous Care Center.

She was born Oct. 11, 1925 in Cameron, W.Va., the daughter of the late John W. and Bertie Jean Reid Phillips.

She was the former owner/operator of Sloan’s News Stand and a member of the First Christian Church and the Cameron Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Sloan.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Dan) Faulkiner of Cameron; a son, Robert Lee (Janet) Sloan of Rome, Ga.; three grandchildren, Kimberly McDiffitt of Charles Town, W.Va., Dr. Kelby (Crystal) Faulkiner of Bridgeport, W.Va. and Stacy (Mike) Batchelor of Woodstock, Ga.; and five great-grandchildren, Michael and Daniel McDiffitt, Joshua and Robby Batchelor and Catherine Faulkiner.

At her request, there will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004 at the First Christian Church, Cameron with the Rev. Walter McNutt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elevator Fund at First Christian Church, 7 North Avenue., Cameron, WV 26033. Arrangements by the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


"Moundsville Daily Echo," 13 JAN 1990

BERLIN SMITH Died Thursday

Berlin Ober "B O" Smith, 89, of Reservoir Road, St Clairsville, formerly of Wheeling, died Thursday in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born April 18, 1900, in Proctor, son of the late Harry Parsons and Katherine Gatts Smith.

He was the former owner of the Wheeling Island IGA Store.

He was a member of Thompson United Methodist Church of Wheeling.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald J, in 1963; a daughter, Wilma I Vorderbrueggen in 1974.

Surviving are his wife, Cecelia Estep Smith; two sons, Eugene O of Akron and Donald Lee of Calabasas, Calif, a daughter Mrs Air (Cecelia Catherine)Rosa of Encenitis, Calif; seventeen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today and noon to 3 and 7 to 9 Sunday at the Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline street, Wheeling, where services will be held at 11 am Monday, with the Rev Julian Sulgit officiating.

Entombment will be in Mount Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Mrs CATHERINE GATTS SMITH Died in Wheeling

Mrs Catherine M Gatts Smith, died at her home, 448 North Huron street, Wheeling Island, at 8:03 Monday night, following a heart attack six weeks ago and stroke three weeks ago.

She was born in Woodlands, Marshall county, February 18, 1874, daughter of the late Thomas B and Mary Ellen Ruckman Gatts.

She was a member of the Island Christian church. She had lived in this county till seven years ago when she moved to Wheeling Island.

Surviving are her husband, Harry P Smith, with whom she celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, September 23rd, also two daughters Mrs V J Flouhouse of West Liberty, Mrs Bessie Ellen Bond of Tuscon, AZ, one son B O Smith of Wheeling Island; two sisters Mrs Belle M Yoho of Moundsville and Mrs Elizabeth L Smith of Beech Grove, IN; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friends will be received at Kepner's 1308 Chapline, Wheeling. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

"Moundsville Daily Echo," 4 APR 1950

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


CHARLES THOMAS SMITH

SMITH, Charles T., 83, of Virginia Park Road, Wheeling, WV, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at home.

He was born November 30, 1923, in Wheeling, WV, son of the late Thomas and Amelia Groux Smith. Mr. Smith was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., Benwood Plant, and he was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran.

He was a member of the Bridgeport Eagles; American Legion Post No. 46-Benwood; McMechen VFW; Cave Club; Kain Club; and the Sportsmans Club of Bridgeport.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, June E. Salyers Smith in 1990. Surviving are his wife, Anna Marie Sayre Smith; his son, Gary Edward Smith of McMechen, WV; three step-sons, Lawrence Eversole and Jeff Sandfoss both of Newport, KY; and John Sandfoss of Wheeling; four step-daughters, Catherine Perrotta of Aurora, OH; Linda Santini, Ida Byler, and Gloria Wheelen all of Newport, KY; and a granddaughter, Melissa Marie Smith of Wheeling, WV.

Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2007, with the Reverend Bryan D. Carpenter officiating. Entombment in Park View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, 1305 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.


JAMES W. SMITH, JR.

SMITH, James W., Jr., 78, of Benwood, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.

He was a retired employee of the US Postal Service in Benwood, serving as a letter carrier for 12 years, then becoming postmaster in 1971, serving until his retirement in 1988 with 29 years of service; a Navy veteran of World War II; a member of St. John Catholic Church; the American Legion; the Wheeling Bowling League; and a graduate of Union High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. Smith, Sr. and Margaret Anna Gallagher; a brother, Jack Smith; a sister, Shirley Murrin Smith; and a son, Kevin Patrick Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann Straughn Smith; a son, Brian Joseph Smith; a daughter, Brenda Jo Chapman and her husband, David; a brother, Norman S. Smith and his wife, Patty, of Benwood; four sisters, Ellen Arlene Marsh “Peaches” of Elm Grove, Donna Arsenault and her husband, John, of California, Dolores “Tootsie” Peterman and her husband, John, of Florida and Sharon Suter and her husband, Jack, of California; and three grandchildren, Alex, William and Samanatha.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, with a Vigil service at 3 p.m. lead by the Rev. Ronan Deegan, T.O.R.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church, Benwood with Rev. Joseph Hayden, S.J. as celebrant.

Interment will be held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dialysis Center, Wheeling Hospital.


Died 12 April 1939

MRS. W. SMITH IS STRICKEN

WARWOOD RESIDENT SUCCUMBED WEDNESDAY AFTER LONG ILLNES.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogerson Smith, 72 wife of William A. Smith and a resident of the Wheeling district for many years, succumbed to an illness of several months duration at 6:05 o’clock Wednesday evening at her home, 521 Richland avenue, Warwood. Ill since Christmas day her condition had been serious for several weeks.

Deceased was born near Sherrard, W. Va., December 25, 1866, a daughter of James and Nancy Jane Kyle Rogerson. She was united in marriage to William A. Smith, on Christmas day, 1890. Following her marriage she resided in Wheeling for a few years, later making her home in McMechen and Moundsville. The family moved to Warwood 14 years ago.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Warwood M. E. church and the Ladies Aid society of the church. She also belonged to the Veterans auxiliary of the Wheeling Traction company.

Besides her husband, William A. Smith, she is survived by three daughters: Mrs. C. K. McCombs, of Fairmont pike; Mrs. P. E. Chamberlain, of Sistersville, W. Va., and Mrs. James Ayres, of Wheeling; one son, Clyde A. Smith, of Detroit Mich.: a brother Albert E. Rogerson, of Glendale; one sister, Mrs. Nelson Crow, of Moundsville, and four grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Kepner funeral home pending completion of arrangements for services.

Submitted by Karl McCombs.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, November 30, 1983

PAULINE SMITH DIED TUESDAY

Pauline Bungard Smith, 90, of 1206 Ninth street, Moundsville, died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

She was born Dec. 15, 1892 at Wolf Run, Marshall County, the daughter of Joseph and Sophia (Miller) McNinch.

She was a member of Moundsville Baptist and also a member of the Marshall County Senior Citizens.

She was proceeded in death by her first husband Jon Bungard in 1943, and her second husband, Thomas Smith in 1971, an infant son and a daughter Naomi Turk, and a grandson, Joseph Bungard.

Surviving are a son Carl J. Bungard of Moundsville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Larry (Edna) Mateson of Bridgeport, W. Va.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson avenue, Moundsville, 7?9 p.m. today and 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Thursday.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating.

Interment will be in Wolf Run Church cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


RACHEL SMITH Obituary #1
"Moundsville Daily Echo"

December 28, 1998

Rachel V. Clayton Ramsey Smith 93, of Sycamore Street, Washington, PA. formerly of Moundsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998 in Charleston Memorial Hospital, Charleston, W.Va. She was a member of the Third United Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd H. Ramsey, on Dec. 19, 1925; her second husband, Glenn R. Smith on July 21, 1981, a daughter, Clara Mae Ramsey, on July 9, 1986; three brothers; a sister.

Surviving are two stepsons, Frank Smith of Arizona and Don Smith of Ohio; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Walker of Sun City, Ariz; a sister, Bertha M. Crowe of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Pamela Beaver, Debra Richey and Alfred Leo Quinn; seven stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 AM, Monday at William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, PA. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Marshall County.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Rachel Smith Obituary #2
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
December 23, 1998

Rachel V. Clayton Ramsey Smith, 93, died in Charleston, WV, December 22, 1998. She was formerly from Moundsville and Washingtron, PA. She was a Protestant. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Wesley and Louise Nobel Clayton; one sister Eva Cecil; three brothers, John Herbert, William and Elbert Clayton; a half brother Edward Clayton and a daughter Clara Mae Quinn; her first husband Floyd Ramsey and second husband Glenn Smith.

Survivors include one sister, Bertha Crow of Cameron; a stepbrother, George Eimer of California, three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received Sunday, December 27 from 12-4 and 7-9 at Neal’s Funeral Home, Allison Avenue, Washington, PA. Where services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


WESLEY SMITH

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
March 4, 1904

Wesley Smith, age 78, died at the home of his only child, W. E. Smith, on Tomlinson Avenue. His wife has been dead for several years. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Jane Logsdon of Toms Run and Mrs. Morgan of Benwood. The funeral will be held at the family residence.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Died between Monday May 16th and May 21st 1949

William A. Smith Called by Death

William A. Smith, who would have been 85 years old next Sunday, veteran retired employe of the old Wheeling Traction Co., where he was employed for 48 years, died at midnight in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl K. McCombs, Fairmont pike.

He was born in Belmont county, O., May 22, 1864, a son of the late George and Mary Schlentz Smith, and had been a resident of the Wheeling district his entire life. He was the oldest retired employe of the Wheeling Traction Co., having retired when buses were installed. He had been in failing health three and a half years and serious for the past three weeks.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul E. Chamberlein, wife of the pastor of the Warwood Methodist church; Mrs. Carl K. McCombs, Fairmont pike, and Mrs. James C. Ayres, Warwood; a son, Clyde A. Smith, Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children; three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Ault, Linehurst, O.; Mrs. Emma Hicks and Mrs. A. C. Meyers, both of Fairmont pike.

The body was removed to Kepner’s 1308 Chaplin street. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Karl McCombs.


MINNIE E. SNEDEKER Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 12, 1999

Minnie E. Snedeker, 86, of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Fifth Street, Moundsville, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at the Cedar Grove Personal Care Center, Parkersburg. Born on Monday, January 13, 1913, in Marshall County, Minnie was the daughter of the late Samuel and Florence Tuttle Mickey. She was the co-owner for many years of the former Snedeker Hardware Store, on Lafayette Avenue, near Ninth Street, and a member of the First Christian Church and the Loyal Daughters Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Marshall County Senior Citizens.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer Snedeker, on November 30, 1986; eight brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Charles F. (Delores) Callihan, of Parkersburg; a granddaughter, Heather Callihan and a grandson, D.F. Callihan, both of Parkersburg; a brother, Carl Mickey of California.

The family will receive friends Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Sunday, at 1:30 PM with Rev. Dr. John C. Brownlee officiating. Interment follows in Limestone Cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


MARGARET KITTLE SNODGRASS

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
August 3, 1935

Margaret Kittle Snodgrass, wife of A. L. Snodgrass, died at her home in McMechen, W. Va. Surviving are her husband, A. L. Snodgrass, one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence F. Lindgren of Lincoln, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. John H. Hand of Elm Grove, W. Va.; and Mrs. J. C. McCullough and Mrs. W. B. Leach, both of McMechen. The deceased was a member of the McMechen M. E. Church. The body was removed to the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville and will be taken to the late home on Sunday afternoon where services will be held on Monday. Interment will be made in the Cameron Cemetery, Cameron, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Snyder, Arthur "Lemoin"
September 15, 2005 - (Grisell's website)

Snyder, Arthur “Lemoin”, age 68 of RD#2, Moundsville, Wva died Thursday, September 15, 2005 at home. He was born December 6, 1936 in Moundsville, the son of the late Howard N. and Helen Reed Snyder.

He was a US Navy Veteran, a retired correctional officer from the WV Northern Regional Jail, a former employee of Triangle Conduit and a Methodist by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dallas “Jack” Snyder.

Survivors include many loving family members.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10am with Pastor Paul Smith officiating and the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting military services. Interment in Nauvoo Cemetery, Glen Easton.


Obituary of Eliza Emma McCreary Scott Snyder, source unknown.

Eliza Snyder
Called Sunday

Mrs. Eliza Emma Snyder, 77, [about 1945] of 3654 Belmont st, Bellaire, died at 5:30 p. m. Sunday in the Peterson convalescent home, Woodsdale. She was the widow of the late Michael Snyder.

Mrs. Snyder was born at Limestone, W. Va., on Apr 8, 1868, a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth McCreary. A member of the Bellaire Presbyterian church, she had been a resident of the city for 41 years.

Bereaved are three sons, E. Lee Scott, Wheeling, P. Arch and C. Eugene Scott, Bellaire; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Scott, Pleasant Valley, W. Va; two brothers, William McCreary, Bellaire and Lee McCreary, Pleasant Valley, and nine grandchildren, five of whom are in the armed service.

The body was taken to the Graftori - Bauknecht - Bellott mortuary where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Wheeling.

Transcribed by Sylvia Sligar and Ann Riding.


FRANK EDWARD SOCKMAN

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
Thursday, June 12, 1947

Frank Edward Sockman, age 71, retired Baltimore & Ohio Railroad engineer and a well known resident of New Martinsville, W. Va., died suddenly at his home in New Martinsville on Wednesday evening. Mr. Sockman was born in Cameron, W. Va., on June 21, 1875, a son of the late Oscar and Emma (Fitzgerald) Sockman. He had resided in New Martinsville for many years, having been employed by the B&O Railroad as an engineer when he reached retirement age. He is survived by his wife, Ollie Davis Sockman; three sons, Gerald and Lester Sockman of New Martinsville; Donald Sockman of Reno, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Renner of Bens Run, W. Va.; Mrs. Paul Emch of Struthers, Ohio; and Mrs. Stanley Jones of Chicago, Ill. Four grandchildren also survive. The body is at Wharton Funeral Home. Arrangements incomplete.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HENRY SOCKMAN

Wen. May 5, 1875
Death of an Old Citizen
Adaline, Marshall Co., W.Va.}
May 2d, 1875}

Editors of the Register:
     Dear Sir -- I have to record the death of one of our oldest citizens which you will please give notice in the Register:
     Henry Sockman died in Mead district, Marshall county, West Virginia, April 20th, 1875, after an illness of four weeks in his eighty-ninth year. For a number of years he lived in Wheeling, from thence he removed to Marshall county, W.Va., where he remained until he died.
     The funeral services were conducted by Nathan Shepherd, after which he was interred on his own farm.
                             H. McDowell

(The Moundsville Reporter will please copy.)

Submitted by Brenda Davies.


Aug 30, 1914 - Miami Herald Record

ALEXANDER SOPHA

Alexander Sopha for several years a resident of Moundsville, W. Va., lost his life in the sinking of the Austrian cruiser Zenta, by French warships. Sopha went to Austria some months ago on a visit to his old home, and when the Austrian reserves were called to the colors, he responded. Word of the death of Sopha has been received by relatives at Moundsville.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


FRANK S. SPEAR

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

Frank S. Spear was born in Monroe County, Ohio on June 18 1862 and died in St. Clairsville, Ohio on July 21, 1907, aged 45 years, one month and three days old. In February 1880, he became a member of the Christian Church. In September of last year, his brother, James Spear, died and left a family. In order to keep the family together, Frank, who had never married, made his home with his brother’s family, taking the management of things upon himself. The family moved to St. Clairsville where Frank was a partner in a blacksmith shop. A few days before his death, he was not feeling very well and had to stop work. On Friday he went to the drug store. On Saturday night he was taken ill and Dr. West cal called, who pronounced it appendicitis. On Sunday morning he advised him to go to the hospital. In about an hour his sister-in-law and nephew started with him to Wheeling. He walked to the cab and got in himself. They got out the road about two miles when his sister-in-law noticed he had quit talking and his color was changing. She caught him and in a moment he was dead. Frank S. Spear was noted for his kind heartedness. He leaves an aged father, three brothers, one sister and a host of friends to mourn. He formerly lived at Round Bottom in Marshall County, W. Va., and was at one time, a well known blacksmith on Roberts Ridge.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


WILLIS HOWE SPOON

Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - September 24, 2003

Willis Howe Spoon, 85, Sarasota, died Sept. 23, 2003, in Baltimore Veterans Hospital.

He was born June 30, 1918, in Moundsville, W.Va., and retired as manager with the former A&P food store in Moundsville. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and a member and deacon at Bay Haven Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey B. of Martinsburg, W.Va.; daughters Terry L. Kirkpatrick of Easley, S.C., and Janna B. Obeldoble [Obeldobel] of Weirton, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services and burial will be in West Virginia, where Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, is in charge.


Auctioneer DUWARD GUY SPROWLS Dies At 82

Duward Guy Sprowls, auctioneer in the valley for over 20 years, died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. He was 82.

A resident of Wheeling, born August 2, 1915 in Goshen County, Wyoming, son of the late Guy Orville and Lesta Jane Irey Sprowls.

He was an auctioneer in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, for over 20 years, a retired employee of Columbia Gas, Wheeling, WV; a member of Sand Hill Methodist Church at Sand Hill, WV. He was also a member of Triadelphia IOOF, No. 94, for over 50 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Turner Sprowls, in March (1997); a brother, a sister. Surviving are a sister, Maul Harker of Jensen Beach, Florida; three nieces, Debbie Fularz of New Kensington, PA; Mary Jane Geiger of Stuart, Florida; Theresa McVickers of San Francisco, California; two nephews, Kenneth Grimes and Craig Sprowls, both of New Kensington, PA; a friend, Jim Klages of Bellaire; several cousins.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Jay Van Rennen officiating. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to Sand Hill United Methodist Church, Sand Hill, WV.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register," Sunday Wheeling, WV Sunday, December 7, 1997, page 4. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


ORA L. STALEY

Wheeling Intelligencer - 24 Feb, 1977

Staley, Ora L, 86, of 402 Juniper Ave. Moundsville, died Wednesday at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Moundsville.

Surviving are three sons , George of Moundsville, Francis of McMechen and Fred of West Point, KY; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bertha) Douglas and Mrs Clifford (Mary) Griffin, both of Columbus and Mrs Earl (Betty) Shaw of Moundsville; four brothers, Fred Goudy of Warwood, Norwood Goudy of Warwood, Wiley Goudy of New Martinsville and Alton Goudy of Paden City; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren.

Friends received at the Kirby Funeral Home, Moundsville, at a time to be announced. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Burial at Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville, WV)

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


C. HAROLD STANDIFORD

C. Harold Standiford, 91, of 900 Harcourt Rd., Mt. Vernon, O., died Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at Knox Community Hospital at Mount Vernon following a short illness.

He was born at Marshall County, W.Va on Nov. 4., 1909, the son of the late Charles E. and Minnie Coffield Standiford.

Harold was a former resident of Freeport, O., and a resident of Uhrichville, O., for 23 years before moving to Mount Vernon in 1988. In Uhrichville, he and his wife resided at 203 W. 11th St.

He retired in 1974 as branch manager of Landmark Feed Mill of Uhrichville. He was a member of Freeport Presbyterian Church, a World War II veteran of the United States Navy, member of VFW Post 4027, Mount Vernon, and former member of Twin City VFW Post 9338.

On Nov. 30, 1934, he married Dorothy E. Hamilton Standiford, who died Jan. 10, 1985.

He is survived by one brother, E. Glenn Standiford of Moundsville, W.Va., and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at 1pm in Uhrich-Hostettler Funeral Home at Uhrichville with Rev. Mark Unrue officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery at Freeport where Stillwater Valley VFW Post 6815 at Freeport will conduct military graveside services. Calling hours will be from 11am until the time of services on Friday in the funeral home.

Submitted by Blaine Standiford.


James Standiford

STANDIFORD, James Wayne, 89, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday morning, June 6, 2007.

Born July 16, 1918, in Elm Grove, W.Va. to Edwin Leland and Florence L. Standiford.

As is true with us all, we will be remembered by our accomplishments. As for James, he was a very loving and dedicated husband. During World War II, he proudly served with the 104th Infantry Division in Germany, where he earned a purple heart. Furthermore, from the humble beginnings of his work career in post-war Wheeling, (his home town) to finally upon retirement, leaving a very prestigious real estate firm in Phoenix. He will long be remembered for his perfectionist signature in all he applied himself to do.

After retirement James and wife, Johnnie, moved to Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoyed golf, games and socializing for more than twenty years. He had a good life, and now goes home to gain his eternal reward.

His wife, Johnnie Ann Standiford; stepson, Bruce Kendig; grandson, Jason Lake his brother, Russell E. Standiford; and his sister, Alice Isabelle Routzon, preceded him in death.

Survived by his son, the Reverend James Wayne Standiford, II, who resides in San Diego, Calif. with his wife, Mary Lou, and their two children and son-in-law (who is serving in the Armed Forces at this time) and their infant grandson.

Also survived by stepson, Robert Anderson Kendig, who resides in Phoenix with his wife, Geri, and Robert’s two children. Along with stepdaughter, Nancy Lake and her son, who resides in Phoenix as well. James also leaves behind loving family living in the California, Ohio and West Virginia areas.

James will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2007 at the Greenwood-Memory Lawn Mortuary in Phoenix.


JOHN T. STANDIFORD

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
October 23, 1913

John T. Standiford, one of the oldest and best known residents of the county, died at the Glen Dale, W. Va. Hospital. Death resulted from the effects of a broken hip, sustained several days ago. Mr. Standiford was 81 years, one month and 15 days of age. He is survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter. All the children live in the immediate community of the home farm, just north of Limestone, W. Va., with the exception of one son who lives in Elm Grove, W. Va. The funeral will be held from Mr. Standiford’s late home at Limestone, where he was born and lived all his life. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. A. Riddle.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Obituary of Mrs. SUSANNA CROW STANDIFORD

From: "Moundsville Daily Echo" - March 24, 1912

MRS. STANDIFORD DIES AT 97

Aged member of Pioneer Family-Funeral Tuesday

Mrs. Susanna Standiford, widow of Abraham Standiford, died at her home in Glendale Sunday night at eight fifteen o'clock. Funeral will be at the Christian church Tuesday at 2 p.m. They will leave the house at one o'clock promptly.

She was born on Stulls Run on the 15th of January, 1815, one week after the battle of New Orleans and was in her ninety seventh year.

Mrs. Standiford usually enjoyed good health till the last few years she had been afflicted with rheumatism and other afflictions incident to old age. She has been a very active woman and possessed largely of that type of industry that could not endure inactivity or idleness and consequently always kept diligently at work at something, not as a necessity, but as a choice, believing, probably, that busy hands made a more agreeable temper. Until the past few years she did considerable work as a means of healthful exercise.

She spent her life in this county on a farm and could give many accounts of rural life since her first recollection of life as it was in the early part of the past century. She has seen the introduction of many conveniences for house work as well as labor saving machinery for the farm.

In her early years sewing machines were not thought of. Almost all the wares of the family were home made and she, no doubt was one of the expert workers in that line, as many of girls of that day prided themselves in their skill at such work.

Of her children, there are living William Standiford with whom she lived, age seventy-two, Pete Standiford, age 70, Mrs. B. L. Crow, age about 68 and Mrs. Margaret Noffsinger of Parkersburg. Her daughters Mrs. Susan Garner age 72 and Mrs. Standiford died within the last three months.

She was the daughter of Peter Crow who was the son of Jacob Crow Sr. who was one of the first settlers on the south fork of Wheeling Creek, now generally called Crow's Creek and on some maps called Dunkard's Fork of Wheeling Creek.

From the "Tri-County Researcher," 1980

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


COL. WILLIAM R. STANDIFORD

Standiford to be buried in Arlington

Services for Col. William R. Standiford, Marshall County Native and prominent military officer, will take place Wednesday (25 Nov. 1964) in Washington D.C. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery.

Col. Standiford veteran of world war one and the Spanish - American conflict, died at his Washington residence. He was 90.

He was born 1 May 1874, Son of Peter and Eilen I. Dorsey Standiford, and graduated from WV University in 1897. A one time teacher at Fairmont Normal School, he had organized the first company of WV volunteers in the Spanish American War, later serving in the Philippines. After service in World War one he had served as commander of military tactics at Indiana University, retiring from service in 1938.

His wife Minerva Bumsted Standiford Wheeling native died in 1951. Surviving are a niece, Mrs. A.H. Routzon, Richmond Ohio and tow nephews, James and Russel Standiford of Phoenix AZ.

Submitted by Blaine Standiford.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Dec 17, 2008

STANKUS, Elizabeth "Betty" Truman, 91, of Glen Dale, W.Va., passed away peacefully at her home, Monday, December 15, 2008.

She was born November 25, 1917, in Moundsville, W.Va., the daughter of the late, Raymond and Roxie Burkhart Truman.

She was a graduate of Cameron High School; Reynolds Memorial School of Nursing; and West Liberty State College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing.

Mrs. Stankus' 40 plus years of nursing was at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was Nursing Supervisor and Director of Nursing Services before retiring in 1991. She continued her dedication to Reynolds Memorial after retiring, serving on the Reynolds Memorial Foundation.

A tireless and devoted volunteer for St. Francis Xavier in Moundsville, Mrs. Stankus committed herself to its activities, including the annual Lenten Pierogi and Christmas nut roll sales.

She was an inspiration to her family and friends; serving as an example of faith, loyalty, and selflessness. She will be remembered as a loving mother, a dedicated nursing professional, teacher and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Joseph Stankus in 1979; four sisters, Helen Matthews, Ruth Seekford, Eileen Schleicher, and Alice Carmichael; and a brother, H.D. Truman.

Survivors include two sons, Frank Truman Stankus and his wife, Nancy, of Nashua, N.H. and Paul Joseph Stankus and his wife, Sheila, of Batavia, Ill.; grandchildren, Christine Jo Dombrowski and her husband, Michael, of Hillsborough, N.J., Karen Elizabeth Kippen and her husband, Marc, of Los Alamos, N.M., Frank Gregory Stankus and his wife, Jessica, of Columbus, Ohio, Randi Coleen Stankus of Aurora, Ill., and Paul Ryan Stankus of Vernon Hills, Ill.; and five great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where Rosary Devotions will be recited at 2 p.m.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Fr. Terry Adams as celebrant.

Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Reynolds Memorial Hospital, 800 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, WV 26038 or Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Aug 22, 2010

COLONEL CHARLES A. STEINMAN

Born in Benwood, W.Va., on April 30, 1932, Charles was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Celeste Ann, and his parents, Herbert Charles and Eleanor Anna Faulstick Steinman.

A graduate of Union High School in Benwood, Charles' academic achievement earned him an appointment to the United States Military Academy, at West Point, where he received a bachelor's degree in military science in 1955. After first serving as an airborne artillery officer, he then served in the U. S. Army Ordnance Corps until 1977, attaining the rank of Colonel.

Receiving a master's degree from Kent State University, in 1967, Charles was elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary society for excellence in business administration. Among his military decorations are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.

While on active duty, Charles' assignments included two tours in Germany and one in Vietnam. After 22 years, he retired from military service and joined Frank E. Basil, Inc., and later, McDonnell Douglas Services, both in Saudi Arabia. Returning to the United States in 1987, Charles made his home in Wheeling where he assumed the position of Director of Business Services at West Virginia Northern Community College, serving on the Board of Trustees for many years.

A man of many interests, Charles was an award winning amateur photographer and had a special interest in high fidelity electronics. After his retirement from WVNCC, he built computers for his family and was always available to neighbors and friends to solve their computer problems. In addition, he became a respected genealogistgreatly expanding work previously accomplished by his son.

During his life, Charles was an honest, though modest man, who carried himself with dignity in all of his activities. Always ready to give credit and support to those who worked above him, with him, and for him, he was an inspirational leader who earned the admiration and devotion of those around him. In business, he was a master trouble shooter, willing to tackle problems others found too difficult. Yet, throughout it all, including his disabling illness, he maintained a marvelous sense of humor. Always treating others with consideration and kindness, even his private language was above reproach. To his last breath, he remained completely in love with his sweetheart of over 55 years.

A Lutheran, Charles' services will be held August 26, at the Ft. Myer Chapel, Arlington, Virginia, followed by a full military honors ceremony and burial at Arlington National Cemetery. To say that Charles is greatly missed by his family, his friends, and his Jack Russell, Caesar, is an understatement of inestimable proportions. His family agrees with an early American tombstone inscription, "It is a fearsome thing to love what death can touch."

Charles' wife, the former Martha Bartolovic, his three children: Charles A. II (wife, Celinda) of San Diego, Calif.; Dr. Sharon L. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Ellen Donnert (husband, Dieter) of Lebanon, Tenn.; as well as his brothers: Fred of Ashville, N.C.; Herb of Lebanon, Mo.; and Jack of Madison, Ala., all survive him. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, one great grandson, two step-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.

With an aim of hemorrhagic stroke prevention, saving lives, limiting and overcoming disabilities, the Steinman Family has established the Charles A. Steinman Hemorrhagic Stroke Foundation. To honor Charles, memorial donations may be made to Strike Out Strokes in care of United Bank, 14 W Bethlehem Blvd, Wheeling, WV 26003.


Imogene Stout

STOUT, Imogene, nee Yoho, 93, passed away April 6, 2006.

Born in Hundred, West Virginia, Imogene lived most of her married life in Moundsville. She was a member of First Christian Church; Loyal Daughters Class; Moundsville Garden Club; and was a Girl Scout leader during the 50’s. She was also a volunteer at Glen Dale Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Jackson Yoho and Lucinda Yoho (Six); husband, Perry Goff Stout; one brother; one sister; and son in law, (Evert) Gregg.

She is survived by daughters, Lois J. Goosman of San Diego and Dorothy E. Gregg of Akron; grandchildren, Thomas P. Goosman, Vickie Hicks, Sheri Jobe, Timothy Gregg and Shelley Kelly; eight great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Elaine Lewis, Josephine Stout and Frances Stout.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2006 in Riverview Park Cemetery in Moundsville, West Virginia, where friends are welcome.

Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Moundsville.


Washington Observer Reporter

Cameron Banker Dies Suddenly

Cameron, W.Va., January 1,--Lloyd Strope, 77 Prominent Cameron, W.Va., businessman, died suddenly of a heart attack at 9 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 1953, at his home 25 Pennsylvania Ave., Cameron.

Mr. Strope who was born June 23, 1876, in Greene County, Pa., was a son of Thomas and Sarah J. Miller Strope. He was the last of his family.

On April 4, 1897, he was united in marriage with Mary E. Null, who died January 9, 1951.

For a number of years he owned and operated a hardware business and in earlier years sold carriages and buggies in Cameron. He was four times elected President of the First National Bank of Cameron, in 1919, 1933, 1939, and 1942. He was also a farmer and at one time owned extensive orchards. Be built the first apple storage in Cameron. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, of Cameron, and of the Cameron Lodge No 17, F&AM.

Surviving are two nieces. Mrs. Bessie Fordyce King, of Sebring, O., and Agnes Richardson of Dearborn, Michigan. One Daughter died in infancy.

Submitted by Joan Moore Bell.


Washington Observer Reporter

Mary Null Strope:

Mrs. Mary Null Strope, wife of Lloyd Strope, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1951, at her home, 101 Pennsylvania Ave., Cameron, W.Va. following a short illness.

She was born August 31, 1871, at Deep Valley, Greene County, a daughter of David and Elizabeth Wright Null. She had resided for many years in Cameron, where she was a member of the Cameron Methodist Church. Mrs. Strope had served for 25 years as superintendent of the primary department of the church.

She was a past Worthy matron of Lorraine chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, one brother: James H. Null, of Garrison; three Sisters, Mrs. Rachel Sellers, of Deep Valley, Mrs. Eva Murphy, of Littleton, W.Va., and Mrs. Lottie Strosnider, of Apopka, Fla. and several nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Joan Moore Bell.


Stanley, Ruth Suter
November 15, 2005

Stanley, Ruth Suter, beloved mother of William Suter, Edward Suter and Randall Suter died suddenly on November 15, 2005 at her home.

She was born in Washington, Pa, the daughter of Thomas Franklin and Ida Blanche Coffey. She moved to Moundsville in 1940.

Ruth was an active member of the Moundsville Baptist Church and a member of the Baptist Women’s Mission. She was a member of the Hobby Club, Garden Club and was an avid member of the exercise class at Simpson Methodist Church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, sisters and brother, and her first husband, Blair N. “Bill” Suter in 1985 and her second husband, Hershal T. Stanley in 1991.

In addition to her sons, she is survived by her daughters-in-law, Pat, Carol and Beth; her grandchildren, Bryan Suter and his wife, Chrissy of Hudson, NC; Erin Micklow and her husband, Michael of Mooresville, NC; Will Suter of Martinsburg, WV and Blair Suter and Kurt Suter of Charleston, WV; three step-grandchildren, Michael Berardi and Mac Berardi of Moundsville, and Dr. Matthew Berardi and his wife, Amy of Fairmont, WV; her great-grandchildren, Bryanna Suter, Cailey Suter, Erik Micklow; three step-great grandchildren, Michael Berardi of Moundsville and Jessica and Amanda Berardi of Fairmont, WV; numerous other relatives and friends. All of her grandchildren gave her much happiness.

Ruth was a kind, giving, and loving person, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Friends will be received at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville on Thursday, November 17, from 4-5pm and 7-9pm. Services will be held Friday, November 18 at 11am with Rev. Thomas Steele presiding. Burial will be at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moundsville Baptist Church, 4th and Annadale Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041.


STEELE FAMILY OBITS

Compiled by Mary Ann (Steele) Stewart, the only living child of French and Mary Steele.

"My brother FRENCH STEELE, JR. was born at Glendale Hospital April 8, 1929. He was the son of Mary Elizabeth and French Steele, a resident of Moundsville living at 1409 Fifth Street. He passed away March 16, 1942. He was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church and is survived by his Mother, Mary E. Steele, Father, French Steele, sister Mary Ann Steele, Grandparents C. N. Steele of Moundsville. Grandmother Minnie Taylor of Elkins. Grisell Funeral Home made the arrangements. French Steele Jr. is Interred at Riverview Mausoleum, Moundsville, WV."

"My father FRENCH STEELE was born February 13, 1901 at Hebron, WV. He was the son of C. N. and Roa Lee May Steele. He passed away in Chandler, Arizona July 14, 1969. He was a graduate of West Virginia University, 1924. He was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church and owned the Marshall County Dairy for over 20 years. He was survived by his widow, Mary Taylor Steele and one daughter Mary Ann Steele Stewart. One brother T.E.N. Steele and one sister Hazel Gallagher, Kingwood, and three grandaughters, Cheri, Lori and Paula Stewart. He was preceded in death by his son French Steele Jr., in 1941. Grisell Funeral made the arrangements. French Steele is interred at Riverview Mausoleum, Moundsville, WV."

"My Mother MARY ELIZABETH TAYLOR STEELE was born August 24, 1906, Parsons, WV. She was the daughter of Minnie and Gordon Taylor, of Elkins, WV. She passed away at her daughters home in El Paso, Texas January 28, 1998. She was married November 16, 1926 at which time she lived in Moundsville with her husband French Steele who owned the Marshall Dairy. She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church and also in Chandler where she moved with French Steele in 1948. She lived there until 1994 at which time she lived with her daughter in TX. She was survived by her daughter Mary Ann Steele Stewart and three grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. Grisell was in charge in Furneral Arrangements. Mary E. Steele is interred at Riverview Mausoleum, Moundsville, WV."


Richard Steele

STEELE, Richard “Gary,” 58 of North Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, November 7, 2006 in VA Medical Center, Aspinwall, Pa.

He was born December 24, 1947 in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of Richard “Dick” Steele of Moundsville and the late Jacqueline Ruth Grandstaff Steele.

He was a US Army Veteran with the Demolition Division; a self employed painter; and a Protestant by faith.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two sisters, Deborah (John) Page of Wheeling and Diana Steele of Toronto, Ohio; a nephew, Bryan (Maria) Minor of Wheeling; four great- nieces and nephews, Joseph, Monica, Thomas and Luke Minor; two aunts, Lois Moore of Moundsville and Betty Knight of Wheeling; and aunts and uncles, Elmer “Bud” and Patty Grandstaff of Moundsville and Byron and Gladys Steele of Wheeling.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with the Rev. Tim Wilt officiating and the Moundsville Honor Guard conducting military services.

Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ash Avenue Church of God, In Memory of Jackie Steele, 127 Ash Avenue, Moundsville, WV 26041.


Mrs CLARICE STERN Died At Silver Hill

Mrs Clarice Miller Stern, wife of Edward Stern, died this Saturday morning at six o'clock at her home at Silver Hill.

Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs Rosie Miller of Silver Hill; two sons, Sidney of Belmont, OH, and Glen of Silver Hill; two daughters, Mrs Wylie Geho of Silver Hill, and Mrs Louis Wikard of Wileyville; five sisters, Mrs May Mace of Coshocton, OH, Miss Carrie Miller of Sliver Hill, Mrs Edna Richmond of Glen Easton, Mrs Pearl Cain of Moundsville, RD 2, and Mrs Hester Fox of Warwood; and four brothers, Austin Miller of Carrollton, OH, Alton of Silver Hill, Carl of Warwood and Kenneth of Beech Bottom.

The body is at the Iams funeral home in New Martinsville. Arrangements for services are incomplete.

"Moundsville Daily Echo," 18 MAR 1950

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Agnes M. Stewart

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, April 10, 1999

Agnes M. Tweedlie Stewart, 88, formerly of Grant Ave., of Dora M. Allietta Memorial Home, 8th St., Moundsville, died today, April 10, 1999, at the Memorial Home. Born October 16, 1910, in Glasgow, Scotland. Daughter of Robert and Agnes Cain Tweedlie. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, Moundsville. She was retired from U.S. Stamping, Inc. with 50 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Stewart, Sr., in 1993; one son, Frank Jr., in 1998; seven brothers; two sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Nancy) Wilson of Moundsville and Sandra Springfield of Gresham, S.C.; one sister Mrs. Charles (Katherine) Beatty of Moundsville; one brother, Joseph Tweedlie of Moundsville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Friends received at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 2nd St., Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Rosary Devotions 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Church with Rev. Father Albert Driesch as celebrant. Interment at Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Church 610 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041, or Valley Hospice, 137 Waddles Run Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, April 16, 1940

RITES HELD TODAY FOR MRS. DELLA M. STEWART, CAMERON

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Wolf Run Baptist church for Mrs. Della May Whipkey Stewart, whose death occurred Sunday at her home at Cameron. Interment took place in Wolf Run cemetery.

Mrs. Stewart, widow of H. H. Stewart, passed away at her home Sunday, a few hours after she suffered a stroke of Paralysis.

She was native of Marshall county, born April 12, 1874, a daughter of Alex and Rachel Bloomfield Whipkey. She had lived in Cameron the past 25 years, and was a member of the Baptist church.

She leaves a son, Okey H. Stewart, teacher at the Lower Bane school; three sisters, Mrs. George Dunn of Wolf Run, Mrs. N. H. Robinson of Moundsville, and Mrs. Hannah Whipkey of Cameron; three brothers, Neil, George and John Whipkey all of Wolf Run and four grandchildren.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


CENTENARIAN SUCCUMBS-- 1981

Services will be held Tuesday for 101 year old MARTHA VIRGINIA STEWART of Moundsville who died Saturday in the Mound View Nursing Home.

She was born Sept 13, 1880 in Glen Easton, the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Martha Jefferson Stewart. She was a licensed practical nurse in the Moundsville-Wheeling area and was a member of the First Christian Church of Moundsville.

Miss Stewart also held memberships in the Wheeling Woman's Club and the Moundsville Republic Woman's Club. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. William F. (Hazel) Hopkins of Moundsville; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Homer Stewart and Mrs. Carson Stewart; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 1 p.m. Tuesday until time of services at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


BEATRICE STIDGER

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Tuesday, December 30, 1924

L. L. Stidger received a telegram Monday upon the arrival of he and his family from a visit at Pittsburgh, Pa., that his aunt Miss Beatrice Stidger, died Sunday morning at Des Moines, Iowa. She will be interred at Keosaqua, Iowa, her former home, today. Miss Stidger was born in Elizabethtown, as it was then called, and in the autumn of 1855, removed with her father’s family to Iowa where she spent the past 70 years of her life. She was well known to the elder people of this city. She visited the old home on one or two occasions, but her visits were few. She is the last except one brother of the family of Dr. Stidger, once a well known physician of this vicinity.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


John Stilwell, 59, dies suddenly here

John Stilwell, aged 59, died suddenly at his home at 1436 Water street, Monday evening at 9:45 o’clock. He is survived by one niece, Mrs. Naomi Quigley of Moundsville. He was an employee of the United Zinc Smelting corporation.

The body will be removed this afternoon from the Grisell funeral home to the late home, where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock with Dr. J.E. Hanifan, of the First M.E. Church, in charge. Burial will follow in Mount Rose cemetery.

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Tuesday, 29 June 1937

*Note: John is son of John W and Jane Stilwell Edwards. He is my uncle.

Submitted by Carla Quigley Stone.


FRANK H. STOY

Stoy, Frank H., 84, of Wheeling, WV, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.

He was born on November 25, 1919, in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late Frank H. and Agnes Kuehn Stoy. He was a retired electrician with I.B.E.W. Local No.141 of Wheeling. Mr. Stoy was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII, having served in the China-Burma-India Theater. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Mt. Olivet, Wheeling, the Wheeling Lodge No. 5 A.F. & A.M., a 50 year member of the El Tor Grotto, and a member of the Osiris Shrine, Wheeling.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George B. Stoy.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 61 years, Betty Lou Stoy; a son, Frank H. Stoy III and his wife, Mary, of Washington, PA; a daughter, Emilie S. Fusco and her husband, Vince, of Mt. Olivet; five grandchildren, Jeffrey K. Rogerson and his wife, Linda, of Mozart, Wheeling, Tina M. Tordella and her husband, Michael, of Mt. Olivet, James A. Rogerson, and his wife, Chrisi, of Granville, OH, Frank H. Stoy, IV, and Braden T. Stoy, both of Washington, PA; eight great-grandchildren.

Friends received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, June 4, 2004 at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, with Rev. Linda M. Glass officiating. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.


"Wheeling News-Register"

JAMES ORA STRAIGHT, JR., 71, of One Bateman Circle, Lakin, W.Va. formerly of Moundsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998, in Point Pleasant Hospital, Lakin. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ora and Nettie Bell Finch; two brothers, John and Charles. Surviving are four sisters, Mary V. Truex; L. Joy Parker, Helen M. Yoho and Betty L. Yoho, all of Moundsville; a brother, Robert L. Sr. of Moundsville; several nieces and nnephews. There will be no visitation. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register - Nov 29, 2008

ROBERT JOHN STRAIT

Strait, Robert John, age 37, of Fifth Street, Glen Dale, died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at home.

He was born November 10, 1971 in Wheeling, the son of Robert and Diane Wade Strait.

He was a purchasing agent for Liberty Distributors, had a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Liberty State College, was a member of Cedar Avenue Church of Christ, and was very active in youth development and sports having coached baseball, basketball, and football for Glen Dale.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Enos D. and Claribel Wade and paternal grandparents Robert L. and Verna Strait.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife of 14 years, Carrie Thornburg Strait, two children Travis and Mackenna Strait both at home, a sister Rebecca (John) Edgar of McMechen, a mother-in-law Laura M. Thornburg of Triadelphia, a father-in-law Robert W. (Sue) Thornburg of Valley Grove, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:00pm with Evangelist Brian Price officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Budroy’s 2009, Cooperstown Baseball Team, 404 10th St., Glen Dale, WV 26038.


MYRTLE EVANS STRAIT

1953

Services will be held Sunday at 2 P. M. for Mrs. Myrtle Evans Strait at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Gray, Cameron. She died suddenly on Thursday at her home in Woodruff, W. Va. The Rev. Ister West will officiate and internment will be in Big Run Cemetery. Mrs Strait was born Aug. 4, 1879 in Greene County, Pa., daughter of George and Elizabeth Yoders Evans and was the widow of Leonard Strait. Surviving are five sons, John and Harry, Woodruff; Henry, Newark, O.; Rex, Arlington, W. Va.; and Ottis, at home; and three daughters. Mrs. Clyde Smith, Garrison, Pa.; Mrs. Dallie Glover, Cameron RD2, and Mrs. Gray. Also, 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother Jess, Cameron, and a sister, Mrs. William Strait, Sebring, O. The Antill Funeral Home is in charge.

Submitted by Diane M. DeMore.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Nov 28, 2008

STRAIT, Robert John, 37, of Fifth Street, Glen Dale, W.Va., died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at home.

He was born November 10, 1971, in Wheeling, W.Va., the son of Robert and Diane Wade Strait.

He was a purchasing agent for Liberty Distributors; had a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Liberty State College; was a member of Cedar Avenue Church of Christ; and was very active in youth development and sports having coached baseball, basketball, and football for Glen Dale.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Enos D. and Claribel Wade; and paternal grandparents, Robert L. and Verna Strait.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife of 14 years, Carrie Thornburg Strait; two children, Travis and Mackenna Strait both at home; a sister, Rebecca (John) Edgar of McMechen, W.Va.; a mother-in-law, Laura M. Thornburg of Triadelphia, W.Va.; a father-in-law, Robert W. (Sue) Thornburg of Valley Grove, W.Va.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Sunday, at 1 p.m., with Evangelist Brian Price officiating.

Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Budroy's 2009, Cooperstown Baseball Team, 404 10th St., Glen Dale, WV 26038.


STRAUTMANN, Virginia Marie Calmbacher, 83, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at home.

She was born March 30, 1924 in Benwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Anna Wagenhoffer Calmbacher.

Virginia was a homemaker; and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Philathea Group.

She was also a member of the Wardah Hussam Temple No. 53, Daughters of the Nile; the Mariam Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star; the Isis Court No. 1, Ladies Oriental Shrine, where she was past High Priestess; the Woman’s Club of Wheeling; and the El Tor Grotto.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Alvin Strautmann in 1997.

Surviving are two sons, Harry A. “Bud” Strautmann Jr. and his wife, Wanda, of Wheeling and Jeff A. Strautmann and his wife, Bonnie, of Cameron, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Jody, Kelly and Jacob Strautmann; a great-granddaughter, Northanna; and a great-grand son, Thomas.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2007, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Dr. Linda Glass officiating.

Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, c/o Osiris Shrine, P.O. Box 2048, Wheeling, WV 26003. "MRS. GERTRUDE STREIGHT DIES"

"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Nov 27, 1954

Mrs. Gertrude Alice Streight, wife of William Streight of 113 Levi Ave., died Thursday afternoon at 3:30 in Reynolds Memorial hospital following a long illness.

She was born Feb. 16, 1905, daughter of John R. Marling and Lydia Tharp marling. She was a member of Moundsville Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles and Degree of Honor Lodge.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Myrene Curitti of Warren, Ohio; one son, John Roger Blake of Moundsville; seven grandchildren; her father, John Marling; three brothers, Charles Edgar and Raymond E. Marling of Moundsville and Sgt. Robert Marling, U. S. Army, Ft. Knox, Ky.

The body is at the Riggs funeral home where services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 with Rev. Fred Dillon in charge; interment in Riverview Cemetery. Also, the Eagles Auxiliary will hold services Saturday evening at 7:30 at Riggs Funeral Home.

Submitted by Barbara Blake Goddard.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, November 14, 1960

MRS. ALICE STROPE OF CAMERON, DIED SUNDAY

Mrs. Alice Anderson Strope of Cameron, died Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General hospital, Wheeling, shortly after being admitted following a heart attack.

She was the widow of B. W. Strope, who died in 1943. She was born Oct. 31, 1882, at New Freeport, Pa., daughter of James and Margaret (Mary) Berdine Anderson. She had resided in Cameron for the past forty years. She was a member of the First Christian church.

Surviving are three sons, George M. of Wheeling; and Russell E. and Robert L. of Cameron; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Hooker of Akron and Mrs. Elmo Gump of El Paso, Texas; four brothers, Charles Anderson of Florida, Jeffe (Jesse) B. of Garrison, Pa.; Frank of Cameron; and Sam of Glen Easton; two sisters, Mrs. Maud Earnest of Cameron, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Docia Himelrick of Cameron; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Antill funeral home in Cameron, where friends may call. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. C. Edward Willis will officiate, and burial will be in Centennial cemetery near Aleppo, Pa., in Greene county.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo

BENJ. W. STROPE DIES EARLY TODAY AT CAMERON HOME

Benjamin W. Strope, 60, died early today at his home in Cameron of a heart attack.

Mr. Strope was born March 14, 1883, at Deep Valley; Pa., a son of Lindsey and Hannah Evans Strope, and came to Cameron in 1920. He was formerly employed at the Patterson glass works. On April 20, 1904 he married Olive (Ida) Anderson and to them eight children were born, the wife and the following five children survive; George Strope of Cameron, Mrs. Paul Wellman of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Elmo Gump of Cameron, RD, Russell Strope of Cameron, RD 2, and Robert Strope of Camp Barkley, Texas. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and one great?grandchild and a brother James Strope of Oak Forest, Pa.

He was a member of the Christian Church.

The body was removed to the Antill funeral home pending funeral arrangements. Burial will be in Centennial cemetery, Pennsylvania.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, March 10, 1995

MARY STROPE DIED WEDNESDAY

Mary M. Haws Strope, 86, of 180 Isabelle Ave., Elm Grove, Wheeling, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. She was born July 18, 1908 in Princeton, N.J., the daughter of the late George and Mary Smith Haws.

She was a Protestant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. in 1992; her parents; a brother; a sister.

Surviving are three sons, Paul of Shadyside, George B. of Wheeling and Ralph of Loveland, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Thelma) Warden of Wheeling; a brother, George Haws of Merritt Island, Fla.; two sisters, Cora Barr of Bellsville, Ohio, and Alma Sampson of Shreve, Ohio; two half?sisters, Grace miller of Perrysville, Ohio and Elda Neglic of Massillon, Ohio; eight grandchildren and five great?grandchildren.

Friends received 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. today at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with pastor R. Dale Poland officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, March 11, 1995

MARY STROPE FUNERAL SATURDAY

Mary M. Haws Strope, 86, of 180 Isabelle Ave., Elm Grove, Wheeling, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale.

Services were held Saturday 11 a.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling with pastor R. Dale Poland officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, December 2, 2002

MILDRED STROPE DIED SATURDAY

Mildred G. Strope, 86, of Cameron, died Saturday, November 30, 2002 in Cameron Continuous Care Center.

She was born September 3, 1915, in Wetzel County, WV, daughter of the late William and Alta Yocum Pyles.

She was a Protestant.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. Strope, in 1993.

Surviving are five sons, Charles "Chuck" Strope (Sharon), of Moundsville, E. Gibson Strope (Lavonne), Roger S. Strope (Mae), Gary Strope (Rickee), Danny Strope (Joyce), all of Cameron; a daughter, Carla Sue Strahl (Charles Russell) of Mozart, Wheeling; a brother, Robert Pyles of Moundsville, several grandchildren and great?grandchildren.

Friends received 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron, where service was held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Doug Liston officiating. Interment in Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo, PA.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


LeROY STROSNIDER

Moundsville, Daily Echo, Oct. 16, 1948

LeRoy Strosnider, 75, of Pennsylvania Avenue, Cameron, died in the Ohio Valley General hospital, Wheeling, at 5:21 pm Friday. Had been ill for two weeks.

Mr. Strosnider, was born at Deep Valley, PA, May 18, 1873, son of the late Armour and Sarah Stackdale Strosnider. He was married July 3, 1893, to Polly Poland. They moved to Cameron 30 years ago. Mrs. Strosnider was a member of the Church of God, Ash Avenue, Moundsville, Brock Ledge No.. 154 A.F. and A. M., and was a Spanish-American war veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Polly Strosnider; five daughters, Mrs. Russell Bell of Wheeling Island, Mrs. William Chaddock of McMechen, Mrs. Frank Burkett, Mrs. Clem Williams and Mrs. Kenneth Shane, all of Moundsville; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Minerva Henkins of Pentress W. Va.

The body was removed to Griselfs, 805 Fifth street, where funeral services will be conducted at 4 pm Monday with Rev. H. Clay Dunaway officiating.

Submitted by Gail Meeks.


MARY POLLY STROSNIDER

Friday issue of Wheeling News Register, April 9, 1976

Strosnider, Mary (Aunt Polly), 97, of 234 McMechen Manor, McMechen, died Thursday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a member of the Church of God, Moundsville. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Emerson (Bess) West of Wheeling, Mrs. Willaim (Patience) Chaddock with whom she resided, Mrs. Frank (Wanda) Burkett and Mrs. Clem (Grace) Williams, both of Moundsville and Mrs. Sarah Shane of Miami Beach Fla.; 17 grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, 7-9 pm Friday and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Gail Meeks.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. - Monday, December 29, 2003

SULLIVAN, Margaret, 58, of Rd. 1, Moundsville, W.Va., died Saturday, December 27, 2003 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 19, 1945 in Wileyville, W.Va. the daughter of the late Okey Amos and Mary Margaret Morris.

She was a Church of Christ by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Charlie" Sullivan; and one brother, Raymond Morris.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Sullivan of Moundsville, and Elizabeth (Larry) Pernell of Wheeling; five brothers, David (Betty) Morris, Calvin (Shirley) Morris, and Jack (Louise) Morris all of Wileyville, Alvin (Hazel) Morris of Hannibal, and Fred (Donna) Morris of Moundsville; two sisters, Phyllis Yeater of Moundsville and Marilyn (Lawrence) Scott of Little Washington, Pa.; two grandchildren, Lawrence and Amanda Pernell both of Wheeling.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville with Evangelist Denver Cooper officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience…..(sic)

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Jan 13, 2011

ELSA JANE MILLER SUPAN

SUPAN, Elsa Jane Miller, departed this world in her 90th year on January 11, 2011 to join her dear husband, John Edward Supan, who preceded her in death in 2005.

Her other departed family members include her parents, Tony and Elsa Miller and a sister, Susan Williams. She is survived by her children, Kathy (Toby) Jeffers, Beaver, Pa., Connie (Tom) Dvorak, Dayton, Ohio and John (Karen) Supan, Covington, Louisiana. Her surviving siblings are Albert Grimm, Morgantown, W.Va., Fritz Miller, San Marcos, Texas and Dolly Codol, Anaheim, California.

Her grandchildren include Chad, Craig and Mark Jeffers, Chris and Juliana Dvorak and Eric and Mary Jane Supan with their spouses; great-grandchildren Marie and James Miller and Paul Dvorak.

Elsa Jane was a proud 1939 graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Wheeling, W.Va. She devoted her nursing career to Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale West Virginia as a graduate from their RN nursing program in 1942. She retired from Reynolds in 1984 and later served on the Board of Directors.

Elsa Jane and John were a founding family of St. Jude Catholic Parish, Glen Dale, WV, where she served as Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Choir member. She was a longstanding participant of the Opus Music Club in Moundsville, W.Va.

There will be no visitation. A Resurrection Liturgy will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2011 at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, 2 West Beaver Street, Zelienople, PA with her pastor, Father Robert Miller presiding. Elsa Jane will be laid to rest in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va. with her dear husband, John, at the convenience of the family.

For the past 10 years, Elsa Jane lived an Abundant Life at Passavant Retirement Community where she was lovingly served by the staff until her death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolent Care Fund, Passavant Retirement Community, 401 S. Main Street, Zelienople, Pa. 16063.

Arrangements entrusted to the Boylan Funeral Home, Inc., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.


Robert Sustarsic

SUSTARSIC, Robert A., 60, of Tavares, passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2006.

Born in Wheeling, W.Va., on May 12, 1946, a son of Victor and Mildred Sustarsic, of Leesburg.

He served with the US Air Force in Germany before moving to Florida, where he was employed as an electrician with Lake County.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughters, Rene (Jay) Hammond, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lori Sustarsic, Lafayette, Ind.; brother, David (Mary Beth) Sustarsic, Lady Lake; grandchildren Victor Jeffrey and Arianne Hammond, Fort Wayne; aunt, Marie Healy, Leesburg; nephew Jeff (Alissa) Sustarsic, Leesburg; nieces Natalie (Mike) Demchak, Ormond Beach, and Alison (Jack) Emily, Lady Lake; and great- nephews, Aiden and Carson Sustarsic, Leesburg.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to The American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038.

Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, on November 16, 2006 at 1 p.m.


AGNES VIRGINIA SUTTON

Source: Florida Today, Brevard County, Florida - Wednesday, September 7, 1994

Agnes Virginia Sutton, 88, a homemaker, died Tuesday, September 6, at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Vero Beach. Mrs. Sutton was born in McMechen, W.Va. She came to Indian River County 12 years ago from Haines City. Survivors include her daughter, Norma Horne of Sebastian; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. No calling hours or services are scheduled. Strunk Funeral Home in Sebastian is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


This is a funeral card for GEORGE WILLIAM SWANN.

The left side of the card reads:

Obsequies for George William Swann
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May the twenty-first nineteen hundred and forty at 1:30 o'clock in the Barnhart home in charge of Rev. William King.

SONG SELECTIONS
"Have Thine Own Way Lord"
"Abide with Me"
"Safe in the Arms of Jesus"

SINGERS
Robert Ely
P.O. Phillips
George Spray
Sara Bonner
Faye Smalley
Interment-Highland Cemetery, at Cameron

PALLBEARERS
Robert Swann
William Swann
Earl Swann
Virel Sturgeon
Forest Yocum
Carl Taylor

The right side of the card reads:

GEORGE WILLIAM SWANN, aged 63 years, died suddenly at 8 o'clock May 19, 1940, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. M. Barnhart, of Rogersville. Death was due to a heart attack.

Mr. Swann was born October 14, 1876, at Captina Creek, Belmont County, Ohio, and was a son of William and Elizabeth Gates Swann. His wife, Della Miller Swann, is deceased.

Most of his life was spent in Cameron, W. Va., where he followed the carpentry trade. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Cameron.

The following children survive: Emery G. Swann, of McCracken; Mrs. T. M. Barnhart, of Rogersville; Guy E. Swann, of Cameron, W. Va.; Mrs. Kent C. Fordyce, of Cheswick. One sister, Miss Estalla Swann, of Lewisville, Ohio; one brother, Fred A. Swann, of Cadiz, Ohio, and 11 grandchildren also survive.

Submitted by Taunnya Coe.


WILLIAM EUGENE SWIGER

Fairmont - November 19, 2001

William Eugene Swiger of Fairmont (Marion County, WV) died Monday (November 19, 2001) at his home of a heart attack.

He was born September 17, 1924, in Fairmont, a son of the late Clarence Harley and Bessie Opal Dean Swiger.

Mr. Swiger lived all his life in Fairmont, attending Marion County schools and graduating from East Fairmont High School.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and was sent initially to Camp Crowder, Mo. In December 1943, he was in the 332nd Harbor Craft Company, A.S.P.T.C., at Camp Gordon Johnston in Florida, where he learned to operate landing barges.

At the conclusion of his training on LCMs and LCVPs, he and his group were sent to Camp Kilmer, N.J., for embarkation to Britain, leaving about April 1. They sailed on the Aquitania and arrived in Glasgow, Scotland, and were stationed in Roseneath. About October 1944, they went to LeHavre, France. They were based there for seven to eight months but traveled quite a bit from the base.

Mr. Swiger was in the 332nd Harbor Craft until March 1945. He then left there for an anti-aircraft unit (AAA) and was with it for the rest of the war.

He started his first business in 1948, sanding and finishing hardwood floors. He had worked as an independent contractor for the C&P Telephone Company, burying underground cable from 1962-1978. He then started W.E.S. Machine Shop, first at his Hillcrest home and later on Maryland Avenue. He sold the business in April 2000 and has been retired.

He was a life member of the NRA, the North American Hunting Club, Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks and belonged to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wildlife Forever, the Nature Conservancy, National Parks Conservancy, American Legion and Handyman Club of America, and was a 50-year member of Central United Methodist Church in Fairmont.

Mr. Swiger was an avid hunter, enjoying hunting elk in Colorado and deer at home and in Romney. He had shot a big buck just a few hours before he died. He enjoyed woodworking, metalworking, keeping up his properties and the outdoors in general. He enjoyed traveling, especially through the American West, but had also been to England, Scotland, Wales, Bermuda, Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and several places in Canada.

For the last 10 winters, he and his wife lived in their Florida home in Freeport, Fla. They were planning to leave in mid-December to make that trip.

Mr. Swiger is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Davis Swiger of Fairmont, whom he married June 2, 1948; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Elizabeth Knotts-Case and LeRoy Case of Bellview; a son and his friend, Wayne William Swiger and Geneen Michael of Levels Road; a grandson, Lincoln Thomas Knotts; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Swiger of Fairmont; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Dale Morton and Mary Jane Davis of Freeport, Fla., and Wayne Harry and Shirley Davis of Lexington, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Swiger was preceded in death by two brothers, Harley Dean and Robert Frank Swiger.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ford Funeral Home, R. C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. D.D. Meighen officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Marion County Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, P.O. Box 8249, Missoula, Mont. 59807-8249, or to the Central United Methodist Church, 301 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Source: Obituary in The Times West Virginian, Fairmont, WV, Tuesday, November 20, 2001.

Submitted by James Edward Dague, with appropriate correction.


ALMA KRAFT SYPHER

[Source: WNR, Thursday, August 28, 1958]

SYPHER, Mrs. Alma Kraft, 68, of 1301 Fifth St., Moundsville, died Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Wheeling hospital after a short illness. She was born at Oak Park, Ill. and came to Wheeling in her early childhood. She was a member of St. Xavier’s Church, Moundsville, and Catholic Daughters, Carroll Court No. 299. Surviving are her husband, Raymond C. Sypher; three sisters, Miss Hazel Kraft, Miss Loretta Kraft and Mrs. Paul J. Duffy, all of Wheeling; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Riggs Funeral Home today from 3 to 10 p.m., after which the body will be removed to the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, where friends may call. A High Mass of Requiem will be sung at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Francis Xavier Church, Moundsville. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. The Catholic Daughters, Carroll Court No. 299, will recite the rosary at 8 p.m. Friday.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


SYPHER, Mary Alice, 90, formerly of Fork Ridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 in Springfield, Ill. She was a retired employee of the Marshall County Clerk's office and a member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William K. and Carrie Richardson Pierce; her husband Frank Sypher in 1977, and two grandsons, David Cunningham and Bernard Lee Shaw Jr. Surviving are a son William E. Sypher of Oman; three daughters, Joann Cunningham of Sterlling, Va. Martha Sumner of Springfield, Ill., and Emily Sue Shaw of Eddy, Texas. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Monday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, where services will be held at 11am. Tuesday. Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


John L. Szeligo

SZELIGO, John L., 88, of Little Grave Road, Glen Dale, W.Va., died Friday, March 16, 2007, in Mound View Health Care Center, Moundsville.

He was born June 19, 1918, in Benwood, W.Va., the son of the late Frank and Mary Preskop Szeligo.

He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Benwood; a member and past president of the F.O. Eagles No. 499; member of the Earl Francis Post No. 3 American Legion; Moundsville VFW Post No. 437; the Polish Lodge of Wheeling; and St. Jude Catholic Church, Glen Dale. John was an Air Force veteran of WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Szeligo in 1969.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Szeligo; one son, John (Fran) Szeligo of Wauchula, Fla.; two brothers, Chester Szeligo of Wheeling, and Walter Szeligo of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Rose Purpura of Benwood, Mary Ann Rzepka of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Dorothy Mathys of McMechen; one granddaughter, Betty B. Szeligo of Wauchula, Fla.; a step-daughter, Terri Ann Davis of Columbus, Ohio; and a step-son, Leonard Linzy of Glen Dale.

There will be no visitation.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m., at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel, Wheeling, with the Rev. Thomas E. Schiffer officiating.


WANDA VIOLA GRAY SZTARY

Wheeling Intelligencer

Wanda Viola Gray Sztary, 70 of 55688 Grant Avenue, Bridgeport, Ohio formerly of Glen Robbins, Ohio died Tuesday November 7, 2000 in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio. She was born June 29,1930 in Viola, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Harry Gray and Zelma Toland Gray.

She was a member of the Glen Robbins Presbyterian Church, the Glen Robbins Firemen's Club and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary post 3811 of Yorkville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph George Sztary on June 26 1998, a son George Howard Pyles, Jr., a brother Arthur Gray, a sister Phyllis Burgy, and a grandson. Surviving are a daughter Ellen "Chris" Sudvary of Rayland, Ohio, a sister Janice Bell of Neffs, Ohio, a grandson John Michael Sudyary Jr., a granddaughter April Lynn Sudvary, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends received from 2 PM Friday until time of services at 8 PM at Wilson Funeral Home 102 Main Street Tiltonsville with Rev. Dr. Roberta Croker officiating.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. VFW Auxiliary Post #3811 will hold services at 7:00 PM Friday.

Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


MATTHEW SZYMIALIS

SZYMIALIS, Matthew, 77, of Benwood, West Virginia, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 2, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center.

He was born in Benwood on January 9, 1928, the youngest of the late Ana Katherine Kacanauskoite and Mickaloy Szymialis.

Matthew was a retired glazier having worked on the World Trade Center, The Helmsley Palace and Trump Tower, all in New York City. He proudly served this great country in full combat during the Korean Conflict as a Medic/Surgical Technician with MASH UNIT 8076, United States Army. He was awarded the Korean Conflict Medal with three bronze stars and the United Nation Service Medal. He graduated from Union High School in 1947. Matthew was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Benwood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bernard and Casimir Szymialis; his sisters, Pauline Cirillo and Julie Klamut; and his son-in-law, Bob Garvey.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen Marie "Cissi" DiCola Szymialis; his children, Christina Garvey; one son, Nicholas Szymialis, Victoria Calissie and her husband, Joe, Suzanne "Mary Sue" Szymialis, Carmella Szymialis and Maxine Szymialis; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; one brother, Anthony "Butch" Szymialis and Roseann of Bethlehem; several nieces, nephews, cousins and great nieces and nephews, especially Cas Szymialis of Bethlehem, Anthony Cirillo of Seaford, New York, Paulette Cirillo of Brooklyn, New York, Donald Klamut of Wheeling and Sister Mary Adolph Kenenske of Nazareth, Kentucky; faithful friends, Max, Blackjack, Liberty and Suzie; his breakfast club buddies, Charlie Jobe, Andy Zaleski, Auggie Oglinski, Frank Romanoski, Lou Kulpa and Tony Brubach; and a longtime friend, Dick Dlesk of Wheeling.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 5, 2006 from Noon-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., Vigil services at 2 p.m. and military services by American Legion Post No. 46 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 622 Main Street, Benwood with Fr. Joseph J. Hayden, S.J. and Rev. Ronan Deegan, T.O.R. as concelebrants.

Interment in Mount Calvary Cemtery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Church Annual Undic Sunday and Annual Christmas Projects for the Needy or to St. John's Renovation and Restoration Fund, 622 Main Street, Benwood, WV 26031.


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