Marshall County Obituaries
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MARGARET ANNA MARTIN VAN CAMP

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

Margaret Anna Martin Van Camp died April 30, 1927 at the age of 78 years. She was born, one of 14 children of Squire and Lavina Martin of Rosby’s Rock in Marshall County, W. Va. Eight of those children preceded Margaret in death. She was married October 15, 1873 in New Martinsville, W. Va., to John Marshall Van Camp. He had four small children from his first wife; his first wife being Margaret’s sister. They, in turn, had nine children, with one dying in infancy. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Her husband died December 30, 1919. Survivors include: Mrs. Arma Van Camp of Paden City, W. Va.; John Van Camp of New Martinsville; Blanche Watkins of New Martinsville; Euna Long of New Martinsville; Marcena Kennard of Cridersville, Ohio; Rachel Shuman of New Martinsville; Vincent and Martin; stepchildren, Samuel of Deerfield, Ohio; Winona Glendenning of Canton, Ohio; and Lavina Stancliff of Bevan, Ohio; brothers, Presley Martin of Moundsville and Albert Martin of Cherryvale, Kan.; sisters, Jenny Maxwell of Kansas; Columbia Perkins of Moundsville; and Missouri Crow of Rosby’s Rock in Marshall County; 38 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


MINNIE STASAL VANCE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 8, 1962]

VANCE, Minnie Elizabeth, 69, of 1111 Marshall St., McMechen, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ohio Valley General Hospital. Born in Newark, O., on Dec. 20, 1892, she was the daughter of Arnold and Sarah Carlton Stasal. She has been a resident of McMechen for the past 40 years, coming there from Wheeling. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church of Wheeling and United Rebecah Lodge No. 26 of McMechen. Surviving are her husband, Emery Vance Sr.; two sons, George A., and Emery Jr., both of McMechen; a brother, Howard M. Stasal, Newark; a sister, Mrs. Ethel M. Dean, Long Beach, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Riggs Funeral Home, McMechen. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


MARY VANDINE

Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W. Va.
November 30, 1917

Mary Vandine died at her home in Moundsville, W. Va., last Friday. Her remains were brought to this city and taken to Mt. Olive Church, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fluharty. Interment followed in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Mrs. Vandine was 78 years of age. She leaves two granddaughters, Oma Vandine and Martha Durig, with whom she made her home. Her husband and two sons preceded her to the grave several years ago. She was a sister of the late John Dulaney and an aunt of Lewis Dulaney of Virginia Street, this city. The deceased was the last one of her generation. She was formerly from Wetzel County, W. Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer - June 27, 1958

VAN DYNE, Mrs. Daisy D., of Homeside Addition, St. Clairsville, died in her home Wednesday evening. She was born May 5, 1876, at Proctor, W. Va., a daughter of John and Emma Ranford Minor. Her husband, Crawford Van Dyne, preceded her in death in 1946. She was a member of the Thoburn Methodist Church in St. Clairsville. Surviving are three sons: Millard and Carl, both of St. Clairsville, and Harry of Piedmont, O.; one daughter, Mrs. Bethel Rinkes, St. Clairsville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Rebecca E. Wilham in California. Mrs. Goldie George of Cleveland and Mrs. Blanche Wolfe of Marietta, and two brothers, Ray Minor of Washington, Pa., and James Minor of Baker City, Ore. The body was removed to Johnston Funeral Home in St. Clairsville and on Friday will be returned to the late home where friends will be received after noon. Services will be held in the home on Saturday at 2 p.m., with Dr. Frank W. Montgomery officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


JOSEPH VANDYNE

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
April 6, 1939

Joseph Vandyne of Hastings, W. Va., died at his home on Sunday night, succumbing as he prepared to go to his work at the Hastings Gasoline Plant. He was born in Marshall County, W. Va., on September 21, 1896 and was 42 years six months and 11 days old. He was the son of Mrs. Wesley Vandyne and was a member of the Christian Church at Pine Grove, W. Va. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Franklin and were held at the Christian Church on April 5, 1939. Interment was made in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery. Mr. Vandyne is survived by his wife, Rhoda Nicely Vandyne; five sons, Joseph, Duane, Donald, William and Stanley, and one daughter, Edna Ruth; by his mother; by one brother, Henry Vandyne of Clendennin, W. Va.; and one sister Mrs. Virgil Swartz of Pine Grove.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


BRENDA LEE BLAKE VANSCYOC

Brenda Lee Blake VanScyooc, of Moundsville, WV, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. She was born Dec. 30, 1957, in Glen Dale, a daughter of Gerald and Bessie Woods Blake of Moundsville and was a member of the Office of Emergency Service. In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband, Howard Leslie VanScyoc; a son Howard (Howie) Leslie VanScyoc JR and his wife Dianna, of Moundsville; a daughter, Heather Ann VanScyoc and friend Christopher Barrett, of Moundsville; three grandchildren Howard (Bubby) and Amber (Sissy) VanScyoc and Kody Barrett, all of Moundsville; three brothers Howard Blake and wife Debbie from Cameron, Terry Blake and wife Barbara of Maryland, Jeffery Blake and friend Debbie of proctor, a sister-in-law Marilyn JoAnn VanScyoc of Moundsville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Submitted by Heather Ann VanScyoc.


HELEN E. VANSCYOC

Helen E. Vanscyoc, 77, of RD 4, Moundsville, died October 30, 1997 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 24, 1920, in Wetzel County, the daughter of late Clarence J. and Iva Mae Eddy Stackpole. Helen was a member of the Cedar Avenue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. VanScyoc, on February 1, 1979. Surviving are a son, Howard Leslie VanScyoc; a daughter, Marilyn JoAnn VanScyoc; two sisters, Bernadine Newcome, and Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Crow; a grandson, Howard L. VanScyoc,JR; a granddaughter Heather Ann VanScyoc; and a great-grandson.

Submitted by Heather Ann VanScyoc.


PHILOMENA SCHAFER VAN SCYOC

Source: Wetzel Chronicle, New Martinsville, W.Va., Dec. 11, 1980

Philomena Schafer Van Scyoc, age 86, formerly of Rd. 1, Proctor, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 1980 at Painesville, Ohio. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Proctor, and was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie J., in 1966. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Brinkmeier) Schafer. She was born Jan. 30, 1894 at Proctor. Surviving are two sons, Bernard of Moundsville, W.Va., and Felix of Indian Head, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Delores) Mason of Proctor, Mrs. James (Frances) Coakley of Painesville, and Mrs. Harold (Roseann) Minor of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Frank Schafer of Fairmont, W.Va., and Albert Schafer of Ravenna, Ohio; one sister, Amelia Schafer of Wheeling, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Wells Funeral Home in New Martinsville, W.Va. Burial was made in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


RILEY VAN SCYOC

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va.
Thursday, July 13, 1933

Riley Van Scyoc was born May 20, 1877 and died July 1, 1933 at the age of 56 years, one month and 11 days. He was the son of the late John and Malinda Van Scyoc. He leaves his widow and the following children: Woodrow Cornelius, Edward Howard, Georgietta and Virgil, all at home. Also, the following brothers and sisters: Charles, William and Lesley Van Scyoc of Fish Creek; Marshall Eugene of Moundsville, W. Va.; Mrs. Mary McKain, Mrs. Lena Ruckman and Mrs. Bessie Rice, all of Rine’s Ridge in Marshall County, W. Va. Mr. Van Scyoc had spent his entire life on Fish Creek. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Weber of Moundsville at the Graysville M. E. Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery on Monday, July 3rd.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Jan 12, 2011

VARGO, Anne Elizabeth Yaeger, 92, of St. Clairsville Ohio, formerly of Roosevelt Avenue, Benwood, W.Va., died Monday, January 10, 2011, at Liza's Place.

Born in Bellaire, Ohio, on May 21, 1918, Anne was the daughter of the late John and Mika Maholie Yaeger. She was a longtime member of St. John Catholic Church in Benwood and a more recent member of St. Marys Catholic Church in St. Clairsville. Anne was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steve O. Vargo in 1983; four brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are one daughter, Darla Vargo Ebbert and Morris Kosikowski of St. Clairsville Ohio; three sons, brother Steven Vargo of Brigittine Monks, Amity, Oregon, Joseph Vargo and his wife Cindy of Gibsonia, Pa.; and Paul Vargo and Lisa McLean of Alliquipa, Pa.; five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling, W.Va., on Thursday, January 13, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where Rosary Devotions will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church in Benwood, W.Va. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brigittine Monks, 23300 Walker Lane, Amity, OR 97101. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.


Sandra L. Vargo

VARGO, Sandra L., 63, of National Road, Wheeling, W.Va., died Friday, February 9, 2007 in Wheeling Hospital, after a courageous battle with asthma.

She was born July 7, 1943 in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Hadam Sberna.

Sandra was Catholic by faith. She was a beautician; and worked in the Clerk’s Office for the City of Moundsville.

She is survived by a son, Richard Vargo and his wife, Melissa, of Wheeling; a daughter, Diane Fedorke and her husband, Jason, of Moundsville; a grandson, Andrew Vargo; a granddaughter, Heather Fedorke; two brothers, Joseph Sberna and his wife, Sandra, of Wheeling and Michael Sberna and his wife, Judy, of Anchorage, Alaska; also surviving are several nieces, nephews; and her boyfriend and longtime companion, Bill Bender of Bridgeport.

Friends are invited to attend visitation Tuesday 1-3 p.m. and 5 p.m. until the time of her funeral services at 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside.

Interment will take place in Park View Memorial Cemetery in Wheeling, at the family’s convenience.

[NOTE: Sandy Sberna graduated from Sherrard High School, Marshall County, WV in 1961.]


Richard P. Varner

VARNER, Richard P., 83, of Cameron, W.Va., and formerly of Richhill Twp. Greene Co., and Rogersville, Pa., died at 5:52 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2006 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born September 9, 1923 in Hagans, Monongalia County, W.Va., a son of the late John Oral and Dee Evelyn Shuman Varner.

He had resided in Monongalia County, W.Va., prior to moving to Richhill Twp. in 1969, and following retirement in 1994, moved to Rogersville, where he resided until 2004.

Mr. Varner was a 1942 graduate of Morgantown High School; and was a member of Hagans Christian Church in Hagans, W.Va.; and attended Fairview United Methodist Church in Graysville. He was a self-employed farmer in Hagans and Richhill Twp. for 47 years prior to retiring in 1994.

Mr. Varner was a former Adult 4-H Leader for 10 years in Ft. Martin, W.Va. He enjoyed the time spent with family and grandchildren; coon hunting and raising coon dogs. On July 27, 1946, he married Evelyn Rose Eddy Varner, who survives.

Also surviving are one son, Neal K., husband of Marica Momyer Varner of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; five daughters, Joy L., wife of Robert Christopher of Cameron, W.Va., Sharon L., wife of Jack Lucey of Glen Easton, W.Va., Kathy, wife of Rev. Daniel Glover of Greenville, Ohio, Colleen, wife of Daniel Lucey of Cameron, and Lori, wife of Richard Miller of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Bernice Eddy of Fairview, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Rush Funeral Home, Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2006 with the Rev. Lois Swestyn officiating and the Rev. Daniel Glover assisting.

Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Richhill Twp., Greene Co.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fairview United Methodist Church, 331 Poland Run Road, Graysville, PA 15337.


VASQUEZ, Greeba Manning McCombs Pyles
[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 16, 1986]

VASQUEZ, Greeba, 85, of 1104 Thompson Ave., Moundsville, died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack E. McCombs in 1951. Surviving are her husband, Pedro Vasquez; five grandchildren, John A. McCombs of Proctor, Etta Minor and Sherry Moore, Becky Cramer and Thomas McCombs, all of McMechen; 12 great-grandchildren. Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Final arrangements are incomplete.

Greeba Manning McCombs Pyles Vasquez
[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 17, 1986]

VASQUEZ, Greeba, 85, of 1104 Thompson Ave., Moundsville, died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville. Rosary devotions at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Note:Greeba was married three times: Earl McCombs; Dennis Ozion Pyles; Pedro Vasquez

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


PEDRO VASQUEZ
[Source: Wheeling News Register, December 28, 1990]

VASQUEZ, Pedro, 83, of 1104 Thompson Ave., Moundsville, died Thursday in McMechen. He was a retired employee of Alexander Coal Mine and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mary Loretta McCombs of McMechen; five grandchildren, John McCombs, Etta Minor, Mrs. Arthur (Sherry) Moore and Mrs. Clifford (Becky) Cramer, all of McMechen, and Tom McCombs of Benwood; 12 great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Rosary devotions at 7 p.m. today.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Nov. 19, 1943

Mrs. CLEONA VAUPEL Is Taken By Death

On Friday afternoon at 1:20 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General hospital at Wheeling occurred the death of Mrs. Cleona Vaupel, 81, widow of Charles Vaupel, and a member of the Tomlinson family, a direct descendant of the first white settler in what is now Moundsville. She had been a patient in the hospital for two weeks.

Mrs. Vaupel resided in Moundsville until two years ago when she went to Wheeling to reside with a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Harris, whose home is at 226 Arcadia Avenue, Pleasanton.

Surviving are her two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Harris, of Wheeling, and Mrs. H. N. Jenkins, of Shadyside, O., one son, Frank W.Vaupel, of Moundsville, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Giffen, of Bridgeport, O., and Mrs. Lela Pickett, of Glendale; one brother, Harry Tomlinson, of Detroit, Mich, and three grandchildren, Lieutenant George E. Vaupel, in the US. Navy, Russell Lloyd Brady, of Point Pleasant, W.VA. and Frank Jenkins of Shadyside. The body was removed to the Riggs funeral home where services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. J. H. Carson, pastor of Calvary Methodist church officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rose cemetery.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.


Frances Vidonic

VIDONIC, Frances Rose Bartolovich, 88, formerly of Benwood, W.Va., died Saturday, November 5, 2005 in New York.

She was born in Neffs, Ohio, a daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Baric Bartolovich.

Frances was a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, New York and a former member of Saint John Catholic Church, Benwood, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas G. Vidonic; three brothers, Andrew, Walter and Joseph Bartolovich; and a sister, Barbara Yarnevic.

Frances is survived by a son, Nicholas G. Vidonic, Jr. and his wife, Rita, of Midlothian, Va.; a daughter, Kathleen S. Kindberg and her husband, David, of West Islip, N.Y., with whom she made her home; a sister, Ann Scott of Crestview, Fla.; grandchildren, Janet (Kindberg) and Rick Renganeschi, David and Jenny Kindberg, Nick and Lisa Vidonic, Mary Beth (Vidonic) and Scott Margaret, Paul Vidonic and Steven and Angie Vidonic; and great grandchildren, Nicole Kathleen and Ryan Renganeschi and David Kindberg, III.

Friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, W.Va.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Saint John Catholic Church, Benwood.

Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.


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