Marshall County Obituaries
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LOUIS YANAK, JR.

"Moundsville Daily Echo"

Yanak, Louis Jr., 80, of Sherrard, W.Va., died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, in Wheeling Medical Park Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Glen Dale, W.Va., son of the late Louis Yanak, Sr. and Ernestine Kubina Yanak.

He was a dairy farmer and a Marshall County school bus driver in the Mozart area for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Joseph Yanak; five sisters, Frances Yager, Margaret Puzun, Annie Urbaniak, Elizabeth Yanak and Mildred Kolz.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Pastorius Yanak; two daughters, Lois Edison and her husband, Mark, of Sherrard and Linda Domitrovic and her husband, Bill, of Cumberland, Ohio; a brother, Albert Yanak and his wife, Ruby, of St. Albans, W.Va.; a sister, Eva Scherrer of Glen Dale; three sisters-in-law, Marjorie Mallory of McMechen, Catherine Pastorius and Rita Pastorius, both of Glen Dale; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at 1 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Louis Yanak, Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Grisell Funeral Home 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041.


Eileen M. Yanni

YANNI, Eileen Marie, 83, of Thirteenth St., Glen Dale, W.Va., died Monday, January 23, 2006 in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va. She was born June 4, 1922 in McMechen, W.Va., the daugh- ter of the late Harley and Freda Fette Whittington.

She was a retired telephone operator from the former C&P Telephone Company Mc- Mechen office; a member of First Christian Church of McMechen; Moundsville VFW Auxiliary; Lady Elks, Eastern Star No. 86; Tuesday Arts Club; Eagles No. 499; Salvation Army; Marshall County Democratic Executive Committee, Marshall County Democratic Women’s Club and Moundsville Garden Club where she was 2004 Gardner of the Year.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert D. Yanni. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne (Scott) Varner of Moundsville; a son, Colonel Thomas (Jan) Yanni of Hurlburt Field, Fla.; six grandchildren, Shayna and Stefan Varner and Matthew, Justin, Anne and William Yanni; a brother, Kenneth Whittington of Fla; and three nephews. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where Moundsville VFW Services will be held Thursday at 6:45p.m., Eastern Star No. 86 services will be held Thursday at 9 p.m. and Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with W. Terry Varner, Pastor Brad Johnston and the Rev. Bill Barger officiating. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 4th and Logan Street McMechen, WV 26040.


ALTON P. YEATER, Sr.

"Moundsville Daily Echo"

Alton Yeater Died This Morning (13 Nov 1968)

Alton P. Yeater, Sr. 63, of 116 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville died suddenly at his home, this moring (Wednesday). He was born November 16, 1904, in Wetzel County, a son of T. W. and Henrietta Yoho Yeater. He was a tax consultant and a member of Simpson Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Eva M. Holstine Yeater (m. 20 Oct 1928, Calvery Methodist Church, Moundsville, WV); four sons, Alton P., Jr., and Thomas R. both of Moundsville, Robert L. and James Jeffry both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Anderson, of Moundsville; Mrs. James (Joan) Knight of Midway, Kentucky; and Mrs. Wm. (Kay) Rulong Moundsville; one brother Carl Yeater; one sister, Mrs. Buster (Bessie) Williams; and 15 grandchildren.

NOTE: Alton Paul Yeater, Sr was born 16 NOV 1904 at Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV. He was buried at Riverview Cemetery, Marshall Co., WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


ALTON PAUL YEATER, Jr.

"Moundsville Daily Echo", July 29, 1978

Alton Paul Yeater, Jr. 48, of 1210 Fourth street, Moundsville, died Friday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 20, 1929 at Moundsville, son of Eva Holstine Yeater and the late Alton P. Yeater. He was employed at the Fostoria Glass Co. and was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Ruth Ann Miller Yeater; four sons, David of Moundsville, William Terry, Charles E. and Ronald G., all of home; one daughter, Lisa Ann at home; mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. James (Eva) Brooks of Moundsville; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Anderson, of Moundsville, Mrs. Joan Knight of Lexington, KY, Mrs. William (Kay) Rulong, of Moundsville; three brothers, Thomas of Arlington Heights, IL; and Robert and Jeff, both of Moundsville and two grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4, and 7-9 p.m. where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. by Rev Samuel Starling, Jr. of Simpson Church. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

NOTE: Alton Paul Yeater, Sr was born 16 NOV 1904 at Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV. He was buried at Riverview Cemetery, Marshall Co., WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


ETTA M. YEATER

"Moundsville Daily Echo"
Yeater Services Tuesday Afternoon

Mrs. Etta M. Yeater, 80, died at her home at 1210 Fourth street, at 11:00 a.m. Saturday moring following a lenthy illness. She was born in Marshall county August 24, 1882, the daughter of Sim and Ella Resseger Yoho. She lived most of her life in the Moundsville area. She was a member of Simpson Methodist church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, T. W. Yeater; one daughter, Mrs. Buster Williams; three sons, Alton P., Roy G., and Carl R. all of Moundsville. Two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Stewart at Fairmont and Mrs. Nelson Pyles of Moundsville; 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at two o'clock at Grisell's funeral home. Rev. Arnold Belcher of Simpson Methodist church will officiate, with interment in Riverview cemetery.

NOTE: Etta Margaret Yeater died 6 Jul 1963 at home, Moundsville, WV. Her birth name was Henrietta Elizabeth Margaret Yoho, she was named for her grandfathers, Henry M. Yoho & Henry Resseger and her grandmothers, Susan Elizabeth Kelley & Margaret Fox.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MABLE GRACE QUIGLEY YEATER

Quigley, Mable Grace Yeater, 95, of Marshall County, died Friday, April 19, 1996 at home. She was a member of the Big Run Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Quigley, in 1968; a son, Mack L.; her parents, Nathaniel Walker and Sara Emma Mason Yeater. Surviving are a son, Donald R. of Cameron; a daughter, Mrs. James (Clarice) Reid of Cameron; a foster son, Herbert Mathews of Moundsville; a daughter-in-law, Freda Quigley of Cameron; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. today and noon-9 p.m. Sunday at the Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron. Arrangements are incomplete.

NOTE: Mabel Grace Yeater Quigley was born 16 OCT 1901, Marshall Co, WV and buried at Big Run Christian Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MARY SHEPHERD YEATER

"Moundsville Weekly Echo", Friday, November 14, 1902
A Pioneer Mother Passes Away

Mrs. Reason Yeater an aged and respected lady died at her home near Adeline Monday. She was the mother of Dr. Yeater of Wetzel County, Louis, a prominent merchant of Board Tree, Williard, assistant cashier of the Bank of Littleton, C. E. a merchant at Adaline and Howard, and Oscar a prominent citizen of Rosbys Rock. The family of the deceased count among the prominent people of Marshall and Wetzel counties.

Funeral on Wednesday.

NOTE: Mrs. Reason Yeater was Mary Shepherd, d/o Nathaniel S. Shepherd & Rebecca Lewis. She was born 12 NOV 1826, Brooke Co, VA & died 9 NOV 1902, Adaline, Marshall Co, WV and was buried in the Shepherd Church Cemetery, Marshall Co, WV. Mary & Reason were married 18 July 1850, Marshall Co., WV. They had general stores at Adaline, Silver Hill, and Belton. Each store was continued by one of their sons. Their son, Christopher, ran the store at Adaline. Chris ordered his entire house from Sears & Roebuck. His son ran his Dentist office from this house. I have a nice newspaper article about this house. Clarance ran the store at Silver Hill and Lewis ran the one at Belton. Son, John, was a medical doctor.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


MRS. REASON YEATER

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
November 1902

Mrs. Reason Yeater, an aged and respected lady, died at her home near Adaline, Monday, November 9, 1902. She was the mother of Dr. Yeater of Wetzel County; Louis, a prominent merchant of Board Tree; Williard, assistant cashier of the Bank of Littleton, W. Va.; C. E., a merchant at Adaline and Howard, W. Va.; and Oscar, a prominent citizen of Rosby’s Rock.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


NATHANIEL W. YEATER

Moundsville Daily Echo, October 7, 1930
N. W. Yeater Dies of Heart Attack at Kausooth Home

Nathaniel Walker Yeater, 78, prominent retired Marshall county farmer, died suddenly Monday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Quigley with whom he made his home. He was found dead in the yard apparently the victim of a heart attack.

He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Quigley, with whom he made his home, Mrs. Clarice Lowe, of Milton, Ohio; three sons, Reason, of Huntington, Wiley of Jefferson avenue, Moundsville and Clem of Littleton, and two brothers, C. E. Yeater of Cameron and Oscar Yeater of Glen Easton. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Funeral services will be held at the place of death Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Exline, pastor of the Silver Hill charge Methodist churches. Burial will be in Big Run Cemetery.

NOTE: Nathaniel Walker Yeater was born JUN 1852 at Adaline, Marshall Co., VA and died 6 OCT 1930 at Kausooth, Marshall Co., WV. Buried in Big Run Christian Church Cemetery. He was married to Sarah Emma Mason, daughter of Job Mason & Anne Ruckman, on 17 JUL 1879, Marshall Co., WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


OSCAR YEATER taken by Death

Oscar Yeater, 82, well known Bowman ridge farmer, died unexpectedly at his home at 4:30 o'clock this morning.

Although Mr Yeater had been in failing health for the past three years, he was up and about yesterday, being stricken seriously ill at 8 o'clock last night.

He was born on November 13, 1860, a son of the late Reason Yeater, and a member of the Bowman ridge Methodist church.

Surviving are five sons; William of Kausooth, Raymond of Charleston, John B of Triadelphia and Harold and George of Bowman ridge; four daughters, Mrs Arch Conner of California, Mrs Edna Ruckman of Monaca, PA, Mrs Bessie Wellman of Moundsville, and Mrs Elsie Bonar of Bowman ridge; one brother C E Yeater, Cameron; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His wife, Mrs Amanda Matilda Lutes Yeater preceded him in death on October 13, 1940. A daughter also preceded him in death.

The body was removed to the Riggs funeral home pending arrangements for the funeral.

"Moundsville Journal", 13 FEB 1943

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


REASON YEATER

"Moundsville Weekly Echo", July 7, 1905
R. Yeater Dead

Was a leading Citizen of the County. Living at Adaline Reason Yeater, of Fish Creek Valley, near Adaline, died at his home last night and will be interred Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The deceased was one of the old and respected citizens of Marshall county and was engaged in business on the creek where he lived. In his death the family loses a good and kind father and husband and the county one of its best citizens.

NOTE: Reason Yeater was born 8 OCT 1825 at Greene Co, PA, the son of David Yeater & Margaret. He died 31 JUN 1905 at Adaline, Marshall Co., WV, buried Shepherd Church Cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


ROBERT LEE YEATER

"Wheeling News Register", January 3, 1989

Robert Lee Yeater, 43, of 1915 Second St. Moundsville, died Monday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. He was an employee of Fostoria Glass Co., a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Moundsville and a Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, Alton P. Yeater, Sr.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Grimes Yeater; his mother, Eva Yeater Brooks of Moundsville; two brothers, Thomas R. of Philadelphia and Jeff of Moundsville; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Anderson and Mrs. William F. (Kay) Rulong both of Moundsville, and Joan Knight of Lexington, KY. Friends received 7-9 pm Wednesday and 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday at Grisell Funeral Home.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


T. WILEY YEATER

"Moundsville Daily Echo"

T. Wiley Yeater Expired Today (21 Nov 1967)

T. Wiley Yeater, 86, of 116 Jefferson avenue Moundsville, passed away at Reynolds Memorial hospital this Tuesday moring at 9:30, following a lengthy illness.

He was born at Adaline, Marshall county, February 7, 1881, son of Nathaniel Walker and Emma Mason Yeater, and lived his entire life in this county.

He was a former employee of the State Road Commission and later operated a service station in Moundsville. He was a member of Simpson Methodist church. He was a Democrat and had been active in party affairs in earlier years.

Surviving are two sons, Alton P. and Carl R., both of Moundsville; one daughter Mrs. Buster (Bessie) Williams of Moundsville; and one sister Mrs. Lawrence Quigley of Glen Dale; ten grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Etta in 1963(m. 17 Jan 1904, Howard, Marshall Co., WV), and a son, Roy G. (Huck) Yeater in 1965. Friends received at the Grisell funeral home.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Thursday, 30 AUG 1956

Dr UPTON YEATER Died in Hagerstown

Dr Upton Yeater died in Hagerstown, MD, Tuesday.

He was born at Adaline in Marshall county, son of C(christopher) E Yeater and Rilla Teagarden Yeater, Upon completion of his dental education he practiced dentistry in Moundsville for a while, perhaps forty years ago; then moved to Hagerstown where he had been a dentist since then.

Surviving are his wife Ruth, three sisters Mrs Harry King of Cameron, Miss Mayme of Cameron and Miss Plural of Cleveland; three brothers C L Yeater of Wheeling and C P Sexton Yeater of Barnesville. Mrs L L Wheaton of Moundsville is a cousin.

Funeral services were today at Hagerstown.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


WILLIAM A. YEATER

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., Feb. 3, 1955

William A. Yeater, age 66, of Hundred, W.Va., died at his home on Monday, Jan. 31, 1955. He was born in Marshall County, W.Va., on Jan. 9, 1889, the son of the late Louis and Sarah Maley Yeater and was a member of the Littleton Church of the Assumption. Mr. Yeater owned and operated the Hundred Hardware store. Surviving are his wife, Rachael Hart Yeater; five daughters, Mrs. Alma Wilkins, Fairmont, W.Va.; Mrs. Genevieve Davis, Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Doris Jean Otto of Toronto, Ohio; Mrs. Louise Moran of New Kensington, Pa.; one son, Leo of Warren, Ohio; two brothers, Clarence B. of Elm Grove, W.Va. and Archie of Jeffersonville, In.; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Straight, also of Jeffersonville; and 11 grandchildren. Friends received at the Hunt Funeral Home at Hundred. Burial in the Big Run Cemetery. Mr. Yeater and family were residents of New Martinsville, W.Va. for several years.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Alfred E. Yoho YOHO, Alfred Elwood, 66, of Atlanta, Ga., died on Tuesday, April 10, 2007.

Al was born May 8, 1940 in Glen Easton, W.Va. to the late Russell Forrest and Juna Faye (Magers) Yoho.

He graduated in 1958 from Moundsville High School in Moundsville, W.Va., where he was a member of the National Honor Society. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the U.S. Army aviation group, where he served from 1958-1962. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, where he received a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration in 1971.

Al was a member of the International Society of Appraisers; and worked as a certified professional antique appraiser. He owned and operated Al Yoho and Associates appraisal service in Atlanta, as well as Metro Furniture Restorations in Tucker, Ga.

In his leisure time, Al was an avid and accomplished golfer. He worked as a teaching pro at the Jim Hearn Golf Center in Atlanta, from 1991 through 2002 and traveled extensively, competing in numerous tournaments. Additionally, he was a licensed private and commercial pilot.

In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his nephew, Allen Yoho in 1980.

Al is survived by his brothers, Russell Edwin (Gail) Yoho of Moundsville, and Howard Eldon (Vala) Yoho of Tucker, Ga.; sisters, Carolyn (Patrick) Gaughan of Shadyside, Ohio, Shirley (Donald) McWhorter of Goose Creek, S.C., and Irene Glover of New Martinsville; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 1 p.m. at H.M. Patterson and Son Spring Hill Chapel in Atlanta.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hospice Atlanta Center, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 11 DEC 1980

ALLEN YOHO Died Wednesday

Allen E Yoho, 20, or RD 1, Box 380, Moundsville, died Wednesday evening at Reynolds Memorial Hospital following an auto accident.

He was born Dec 9, 1960, at Glendale, son of Russell (Eddie) and Gail Cecil Yoho.

He was employed at Ohio Power Co, Kammer Plant, member of John Marshall graduating class of 1979.

Surviving are his parents; a sister, Jill Yoho of Moundsville; two brothers, Paul and Carl, both or RD 1, Moundsville; paternal grandparents Mr and Mrs Russell F Yoho of RD 1, Moundsville; maternal grandparents Mr annd Mrs R Archie Cecil of RD 2, Moundsville.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Friday 7-9 pm and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Services will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 pm Rev William Stein will officiate.

Interment will be in Limestone cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 4 MAY 1955

ARTHUR D YOHO, 73, Died Early Today

Arthur D Yoho, 73, of 1406 Caldwell street, McMechen, and a retired employee of Wheeling Steel, died in Ohio Valley general hospital Wheeling, this morning. He suffered a stroke last Friday.

Mr Yoho was born in Woodlands, July 13, 1881, a son of the late Albert and Sarah Jane West Yoho. He had resided in McMechen for 40 years and was a member of the Christian church there.

Surviving are his wife, Hattie Clark Yoho, three daughters, Mrs Gerald Teller of Chillicothe, Ohio, Mrs George Cecil of Benwood, Miss Louella Yoho at home; four grandchildren; one brother Encil Yoho of Fulton, Wheeling; four sisters, Mrs Earl H Muldrew, Mrs Everett Lee, Mrs Fred Craddock, Mrs Lettie Harbinson all of McMechen.

The body is at Riggs funeral home McMechen. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 27 MAR 1989

BEUFORD YOHO Died Friday

Beuford F Yoho, 71, of 420 Annadale avenue, Moundsville, died Friday at home.

He was born March 18, 1918, in Moundsville, son of Friend and Freda Wilson Yoho.

He was an operator at Mobay Chemical co and a Protestant.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles M Yoho.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Shriner Yoho, three sons, Jerry of Littleton, WV, and Jim and Greg both of Moundsville; four grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at 11 am at the Kirby-Vance Funeral Home, 118 Grant avenue, Moundsville, with Rev Lloyd Kinnard officiating.

Interment at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


BLAIR YOHO, 69, DIED EARLY TODAY

Blair Yoho, 69, of Woodlands RD 1, died at 4 o'clock this morning in Glendale hospital. He had been ill a long time. Mr. Yoho was born on Rines Ridge, April 22, 1887, a son of John and Kate Franklin Yoho, and spent his entire life in this county. He had been engaged in farming and later was a guard at West Virginia penitentiary for eleven years, retiring two years ago. He was a member of Fredonia Christian church.

Surviving are his wife Nora, a son Sullivan Yoho of Woodlands, a daughter Mrs. Grace Minor of Moundsville, a brother Floyd Yoho of Moundsville, and a sister Mrs Georgia Mason of New Cumberland.

The body is at Grisel's where services will be held saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. P. Schaich, followed by burial in the Yoho cemetery on Rines Ridge.

NOTE: Full name is Godfrey Wiley Blair Yoho. Died 26 DEC 1956. Married 1907.

Was probably the first family genealogist. While dying with cancer, and trying to help Sullivan with farm chores, which he really couldn't do, Sullivan asked him to record what he knew about the Yoho family.

With the help of Olive Alice Yoho Gatts, Sullivan's maternal aunt, they proceded to record what they knew about the Yoho family. Grace Yoho Minor Taylor, Sullivan's sister, did the writing of the family history. (As told to me by Sullivan Yoho in 1997, TVA)

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Saturday, 17 JUN 1978

BUSTER YOHO Died Friday

Buster Vicent "Bus" Yoho, 65, of 55 National Road, Triadelphia, died Friday in Peterson hospital, Wheeling.

Surviving in addition to his wife Florence Reynolds Yoho, are two daughters and two brothers, Homer and Jacob, both of Proctor.

Friends will be received at the Kepner funeral home, 166 Kruger street, Elm Grove, on Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at two by the Rev Robert Cruikshank. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


CLARENCE YOHO Died Thursday (29 Nov 1962)

Clarence Yoho, 75, of Cameron RD 2, died Thursday at 8 a.m. at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born Sept. 26, 1887 at Howard Post Office, the son of Simeon T. and Ellen Resseger Yoho. He was married to Anna Harlan, October 23, 1909, who survives. He spent most of his life in the Fish Creek area and was a farmer and teamster. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Christian church and the Woodsmen of America.

Surviving besides his wife (m. 23 Oct 1909) are two daughters, Mrs. Paul Adams of Powhatan, OH; Mrs. James Emery of Cameron RD 4; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. J. N. Pyles and Mrs. Wiley Yeater both of Moundsville; Mrs. Cecil Stewart of Fairmont; two sons and two brothers are deceased.

Friends will be received after 4 p.m. Friday, at the late home on Greenfield Ridge. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Joy Christian church with Rev. C. Edward Willis, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Joy church cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Clarence Yoho

YOHO, Clarence F., 63, of RD 3, Moundsville, W.Va., died Wednesday, October 4, 2006, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born June 9, 1943 in Wetzel County, W.Va., the son of the late Richard and Hazel Scyoc Yoho.

He was a retired electrician from Detroit Diesel Specialty Tool of Cambridge, Ohio; and a Baptist by Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lee and Howard Yoho; and a sister, Bessie Rice.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Yoho; a daughter, Cathy Yoho of Youngstown, Ohio; a son, Franklin Yoho of Florida; two stepsons, Richard (Carla) Yoho and Robert (Miki) Yoho, all of Moundville; a stepdaughter, Sherry (Tom) Norton of New York City, N.Y.; a sister, Virginia (Rex) Brewer of Fairmont, W.Va.; three brothers, Ray Yoho of Wileyville, W.Va., Robert (Sandy) Yoho and Arthur (Florence) Yoho, all of Pine Grove, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; a great-grand- daughter; and a very dear friend, Frank Calabrese.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 4-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 12 APR 1873

CLARK YOHO Died Today

Clark X Yoho, 85, of 1302 Seventh street, Moundsville, died at 7:20 am today (Thursday) at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Marshall County, July 9, 1887, the son of the late Syrus and Mary H Rine Yoho. He was a member of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Lulu M Wykert Yoho; one son, Dale B Yoho of Moundsville; one daughter Mrs Edith Geraud of Moundsville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville Thursday from 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


CORNELIUS LINDSAY YOHO

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
February 15, 1936

Cornelius Lindsay Yoho of Silver Hill, W. Va., was born December 26, 1875 and died January 24, 1936, being 60 years old. He was the son of Alfred B. and Caroline Cole Yoho, who preceded him in death. On August 20, 1895, he was united in marriage to Lulu A. Goddard, who preceded him in death 21 years ago. To this union were born five children, one daughter and four sons, namely: Eula B. Yocum of Farmington, W. Va.; Audrey V. of Grafton, W. Va.; Ruel H. of Moundsville; and Truman J. and Chalmer C. Yoho, both of Silver Hill. On September 27, 1916, he was again united in marriage to Trecy Babe, who survives him, with the following three sons, Earnest L., Hubert A. and Alfred Wayne Yoho, all at home. He is also survived by three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Viola Miller of Powhatan, Ohio; Miss Elmira Yoho and Mrs. Clara Richmond, both of Moundsville; Francis Yoho of Cameron; William W. of Wayne’s Ridge; and Oscar Clee Yoho of Moundsville. He leaves 15 grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother departed this life years ago. He united with the Church of Christ in the year 1897.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 23 MAR 1935

CYRUS YOHO Funeral Sunday Afternoon

The funeral services for Eugene Cyrus Yoho will occur Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home at Kent, conducted by Rev Richards of New Martinsville.

Mr Yoho expired Friday forenoon at 9:30 o'clock while sitting in his home talking to Mrs Yoho and a neighbor who was making a brief call. He had been in fairly good health, but Friday morning upon rising he told Mrs Yoho he was not feeling very well and he would not do the outside chores at once. Seemingly he was not seriously ill that morning though he had suffered from heart ailment last fall. He was 75 years old.

Note: He was the s/o Timothy Yoho & Mary Jane Kelley. He was married to Mary Hannah Rine.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


The Palm Beach Post - Sunday, March 11, 2007

DAVID E. YOHO, MD

At the age of 86, David E. Yoho, MD of Singer Island, FL passed away on January 22, 2007. Dr. Yoho, a native of West Virginia, attended West Virginia University and the Medical College of Virginia. Upon graduation he served in the US Navy stationed at the US Navel Hospital in Philadelphia and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. Dr Yoho worked as a mine doctor in Southern W. Virginia and in general practice in Moundville, WV. He became an anesthesiologist and practiced in Glendale, WV until his retirement in 1977 when he moved his family to Singer Island, FL. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan Yoho Eismon.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty Jayne (Neighborgall) Yoho; a son David E. Yoho, Jr. (Susan) of WV; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be offered at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 17, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Riviera Beach, FL.

The family requests contributions to the Hospice Unit of Palm Beach Gardens Hospital in memory of David E. Yoho, MD. To express condolences and/or make donations. Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

Submitted by Nancy Callahan.


Died April 7, 2001.

DENVER CLAYTON YOHO, 87, of Gallipolis, husband of Mary Elizabeth Williams Yoho, died Saturday at Arbors of Gallipolis. He was a retired USDA Soil and Water Conservation technician. Also surviving are two daughters, Sara Alice Northup and Mary Jo Jones, both of Gallipolis; one brother, Allen F. Yoho of Massilon; and five sisters, Alma Maye Curry of San Antonio, Vesta Emaline Smith of Ironton, Elsie Geneva Shafer of Akron, Edna Elizabeth "Betty" Rhodes of Richland, Wash., and Margaret Estella "Margie" Perry of Canvas, W.Va. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCoy Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Rio Grande. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Submitted by Norbert Klug.


DENVER L. YOHO, 96, of North Avenue, Cameron, died Saturday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Von Yoho Hammers; her parents, James C. and Emma Howard Reid; two brothers, Charles and Randall Reid; a sister, Berdie Phillips. Surviving are her husband, O.J. Yoho; a sister, Hope Reid of Moundsville; two grandson, Fred and Jack Hammers; five great-grandchildren. Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 pm Sunday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Arrangements are incomplete.

Dated August 30, 1992

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 28 MAR 1949

EARL L. YOHO

Private funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lutes chapel for Earl L Yoho, 42, Dry Ridge farmer, who died Saturday morning at 7:45 o'clock at his home after taking strychnine, according to a finding by Coroner J Brannen.

Rev James Fisher of Cameron will officiate and burial will be in Buchanan cemetery on Rt 250.

County authorities were summoned early Saturday after members of the family discovered Yoho's body at his home. Brannen said after his investigation with Deputy Joe Joseph that Yoho had taken poison and that no inquest would be held.

Deceased was a native of Marshall county, a son of Francis C and Mary Jane Pyles Yoho. He is survived by his wife, Helen Johnson Yoho, a daughter, Ruby Yoho and son, Harold Yoho, at home.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 17 MAY 1961

ELMIRA YOHO, 80, Died in Sistersville

Elmira Yoho, 80, of Silver Hill died at nine o'clock in Sistersville, following an illness.

She was born at Silver Hill Oct 12, 1880, daughter of Alfred and Elmira Cole Yoho, and spent her early life in Silver Hill and later in Cameron and Moundsville. She was a member of the Church of Christ at 210 Cedar avenue.

Surviving are one brother, O C Yoho of Moundsville; one sister Mrs Viola Miller of Beallsville; and several nieces and nephews.

The body is at the Grisell funeral home. Arrangements for services are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


EMILY JENNEY YOHO

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
August 1, 1899

Emily Yoho, wife of Meshach Yoho and daughter of Andrew and Eleanor Jenney, was born May 6, 1843 and died July 20, 1897. She was united in marriage to Mr. Yoho on February 23, 1865 by Rev. Samuel Goddard. They had three children, two sons, William Riley born July 3, 1867 and died March 4, 1868; and James Wellington, born March 12, 1871; and one daughter, Mary A., born September 11, 1873.

Note: Apparently there was a memorial service held for Emily Jenney Yoho two years after her death, as she died in 1897 and this notice was in the newspaper in 1899.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 24 JUN 1970

ERNEST YOHO Died Wednesday

Ernest L (Pete) Yoho, 52, of Fork Ridge, Moundsville RD 2, died at this home Wednesday, (this morning) at 6:25, following a lengthy illness.

He was born September 13, 1917 at Silver Hill, Wetzel County, the son of Teresa Babe Yoho and the late Lindsey Yoho. He had spent most of his life in Marshall County and was employed at the Wheeling Steel Corp. He was a member of the Earl Francis Post No 3, American Legion, the USWA Local No 1185 and the Hillview Church of christ; he was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife Edith Horner Yoho; two sons, Lyle W of Moundsville RD 3, and Raymond R of Moundsville RD 2; 2 daughters, Mrs Bud (Vivian) Kotson of Marion, Ohio and Mrs Gordon (Vera) Wright, Moundsville, his mother Teresa Yoho; five brothers, Hubert and Chalmer, both of Warren, Ohio, Wayne of Moundsville, Truman of Silver Hill, and Audra of Grafton, WV; 8 grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home this Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 17 AUG 1964

ESTOR YOHO of Proctor, Expired

Ester J Yoho of Proctor, died Sunday evening, and funeral services will be held at the Iams funeral home, New Martinsville, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

He and his wife have a number of relatives in this county and he was a son of Jacob and Mary Elizabeth Moore Yoho.

Surviving besides his wife, Lou, is a son, Glen, of Paden City, and a stepson, Owen McKimmie of Warwood, and a sister, Mrs Icie L Cooper of Moundsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


October 1918

EULA YOHO

Miss Eula Yoho Dies

Miss Eula Yoho passed away Sunday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock at Williamstown after being sick for about eleven days. Pneumonia following Spanish influenza caused her death.

Miss Yoho was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Yoho of southern Tomlinson avenue, and was teaching her second term in the Williamstown high school when she was stricken with influenza. She was born in this county in 1893 and has spent the most of her life with her parents in this city. She graduated from the Moundsville high school in 1910 and was a graduate of the Fairmont normal, spent two years in the university at Morgantown and taught three years in the grades in the Moundsville school.

The deceased was a member of the First M.E. church and was very active in it when in the city. She was a valued person where ever she was and made friends with everybody she met. Her mother and father and many relatives survive her.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock conducted by Rev. Stater of the First M.E. church. Interment in Gree___ [Greenwood] cemetery.

Source unknown [probably Moundsville Echo]

[Note: Date of Death: October 20, 1918 per “Rosy Path: A Dickens Birthday Book” owned by Willa Mina (Grisell) Kern]

Submittted by Laurel Meyer.


FLOYD R. YOHO

"Wheeling News-Register", 23 JUL 1990

Ex-Deputy, Lawmaker Is Dead at 99

Private services will be held for Floyd R. Yoho, a former deputy sheriff of Marshall County who served four terms on the West Virginia Legislature as a delegate of Marshall County, who died Saturday in Mound View Health Care Center. He was 99.

A resident of Moundsville, he was born May 21 1891, in Marshall County, a son of the late John and Kathleen Franklin Yoho.

Yoho, who served eight years as deputy sheriff, also served three terms on Moundsville City Council. He was retired owner-operator of the former Shepherd & Yoho Grocery Store in Moundsville; a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville; an Army veteran of World War I; a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Shepherd Yoho; a brother, Blair; a sister, Georgia Yoho Mason. Surviving are a son, Dr. David E. Yoho of Singer Island, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Janice) Gallaher of Gaithersburg, MD; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.

NOTE: Died 21 JUL 1990. Married Rosa Lee Shepherd, daughter of William E. Shepherd & Rebecca C. Long.

I can remember Floyd when I was a newspaper carrier for the "Echo". He delivered the bundles of papers to the newspaper carriers who lived in the outlying areas of Moundsville, WV. He would have been in his late 60s at that time. TVA

SPECIAL NOTE by James Edward Dague: According to the 1995 West Virginia Blue Book, Mr. Yoho, was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1939-1945.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


FRANCES YOHO Died Sunday

Frances Lenora (Nora) Yoho, 101, of RD 2, Proctor, died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, at home.

She was born Dec 31, 1886, on Rines Ridge, daughter of Jehu and Hanna Ramsey Yoho.

She was a member of Fredonia Christian Church, Rines Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blair and daughter, Grace Minor Taylor; three sisters, and four brothers.

Surviving are a son, Sullivan, with whom she resided; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson avenue, Moundsville, Monday 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Eddie wills officiating. Interment will be in Yoho cemetery, Rines Ridge, WV.

NOTE: Died 20 NOV 1988, Rines Ridge, Marshall Co, WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


FRANK YOHO

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
November 30, 1961

Frank Yoho, age 77, of Kent, W. Va., died November 24, 1961. A retired farmer, he was born in Marshall County, W. Va., a son of Riley and Sarah Ann (Henthorn) Yoho. He was a member of the Woodlands Church of the Nazarene. Several nieces and nephews survive. Friends received at the Iams Funeral Home in New Martinsville. Burial was in the Wayne Cemetery in Marshall County.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


GAIL YOHO

YOHO, Gail V., 70, of Wayman’s Ridge, Marshall County, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 21, 1937 on Kansas Ridge, Marshall County, the only child of the late Riley Archie Cecil and Mildred Simms Cecil.

Gail graduated from Moundsville High School; and married Russell Eddie Yoho. Together they operated Yoho Distributing; enjoyed traveling; and spoiling their grandchildren,

Upon retirement Gail became active in the DAR Moundsville Chapter; and enjoyed her lifelong love of history by being a member of the Marshall County Historical Society.

In addition to her parents, Gail was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Eddie Yoho; and her son, Allen Yoho, who died in 1980.

She is survived by her three children, Jill (Carl) Yoho- White of Glen Dale, Paul (Tina) Yoho, Carl (Bridgett) Yoho, all of Moundsville; and six grandchildren, Michael and Kyle White, Allen and Emily Yoho, and Ty and Carlee Yoho.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Ray Carpenter officiating.

Interment in Limestone Cemetery, Moundsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Historical Society, P.O. Box 267, Moundsville, WV 26041.


GARY RAY YOHO

Yoho, Gary Ray,65, of Route #2,Proctor, formerly of Cameron, WV., died Thursday, July 18, 2002 at home.

He was born March 19, 1937 in Wheeling, the son of the late Dewey and Gladys Miller Yoho.

He was a Korean War Marine Veteran, a retired electrician from AEP Kammer Plant and a member of the Hillveiw Terrace Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Paige Yoho.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Yoho, two sons, Tim Miller of Proctor and Lance Yoho of Charles Town, WV., two daughters, Vicki Bowen and Shelly and her husband Jim Ostrander, all of Proctor; two sisters Janice and her husband Bernard Haudenschilt of Proctor and Nila Milicia of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jimmy, Sheena, and Brody Ostrander and Jeremy and Kelly Bowen.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, Saturday at 1:30 pm with Evangelist Gene West Officiating, Interment in Sun Gap Cemetery, Rine Ridge, Proctor, WV.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hillview Terrace Church of Christ, 4th St, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Submitted by Phyllis Slater.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 8 MAY 1985

GUY YOHO, Cameron RD, Died Tuesday

Guy Yoho, 90, of RD 5, Cameron, died Tuesday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale.

He was born Nov 22, 1894, in West Virginia, the son of George and Ida Franklin Yoho.

He was preceded in death by two sons, George G and Guy Jr, also a brother and sister.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Margaret Hewitt Yoho; a daughter, Mrs Stoy (Twila) Whipkey, of Beallsville, PA, a brother, Okla Yoho, Cameron; one grandson, Ronald S Whipkey, Bentleyville, PA.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson avenue, Wednesday evening 7-9 pm and Thursday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Services will be held at the funeral home Friday afternoon at 1 pm with Rev Joseph C McFarland of Cameron officiating.

Interment will be in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Obituary, Information on HAROLD L. YOHO

Harold L. Yoho, 67, of Newton Falls, Ohio formerly of Cameron, Marshall County, West Virginia, died Monday, July 7, 1997, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Ohio. He was a retired furnace operator of RMI and a member of Pricetown Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Earl L. Yoho. Surviving are his wife, Margaret A. Yoho; two daughters, Mrs. Jay (Harriett) Reed of Youngstown, Ohio and Mrs. Brian (Phyllis) Multari of Seattle, Washington; his mother, Helen Estella Yoho of Moundsville, WV; a sister, Ruby Yoho of Hyattsville, Maryland; four grandchildren. Friends received to 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at James Funeral Home, 8 East Board Street, Newton Falls, Ohio, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Interment at Jackson Township Cemetery.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register", Wheeling, WV, Wednesday, July 9, 1997, page 6. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 29 MAR 1990

HARRY YOHO Died Wednesday

Harry V Yoho, Sr, age 68, of 415 Edewood Avenue, Moundsville, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was born November 23, 1921 in Waymans Ridge, Marshall County, the son of William W and Annie C Fair Yoho. He was a retired employee of the Marx Toy Company.

He was preceded in death by an infant son and two brothers, Pete and Tom Yoho.

Surviving are his wife, Roberta Pelley Yoho; one son, Harry V Yoho, Jr of Moundsville; six daughters, Mrs Harry (Mary) Aston of Fork Ridge, Mrs James (Anna) Chaplin of Wheeling, Nancy "Jane" Lahar of Moundsville, Mrs William (Janet) Sample of Joppatown, Maryland, Susan Fish of Moundsville, and Mrs Doug (Donna) Stanley of Moundsville; two brothers, Russell Yoho of Waymans Ridge and William Yoho of Pleasant Valley; four sisters, Juanita Bell and Mrs Roy (Lucille) Holmes both of Moundsville, Mrs Kenneth (Elsie) Lilley of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Mrs Ted (Mary) Waller of Canton, Ohio; twenty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 pm with the Evangelist Denver Cooper officiating. Interment in Fork Ridge Christian Church Cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Wheeling News-Register - Wednesday, January 21, 2004

YOHO, Helen E., 90, of Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, formerly of Sixth St., Moundsville.

Our Loving Mother passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2004 in Bishop Joseph Hodges Continuos(sic) Care Center, Wheeling.

She was born April 3, 1913 in Davis, W.Va., the daughter of the late John and Kathryn “Kate” Silver.

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

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Yoho; a daughter, Mary K. Yoho; two brothers, Enoch and John Silver and Cecilia Weiker.

Survivors include a daughter, Joanne (Harold) Ray of Moundsville; two sons, Phillip Yoho of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dr. Timothy (Judy) Yoho of Lockhaven, Pa.; two sisters Veronica Pollock of Moundsville, Julia Miller of Newark, Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. Rosary Devotions Thursday at 7 p.m. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or Valley Hospice, 98B East Cove Ave., Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


HELEN SANDRA YOHO

Wheeling News Register - July 15, 1999

Yoho, Helen Sandra, 62, of Grandview Road, Glen Dale, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at home. She was a member of Glen Dale United Methodist Church

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Helen Laoma Wilson Simons; a brother, Gary Simons. Surviving are a son, Randy Yoho of Ruffin, N.C.; a daughter, Melodie Gorby and her husband Michael of Glen Dale; three grandchildren, Jimmy Yoho of Ruffin, N.C., Daniele Yoho of Reidsville, N.C. and Brittany Gorby of Glen Dale.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. today at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment in North View Cemetery, New Martinsville.

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin


HENRY YOHO

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
January 5, 1917

Henry Yoho, an old and respected citizen of Marshall County, West Virginia, and who was well known to many people of Wetzel County, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. R. Wiley, at Fairview, on December 27, 1916, in the 84th year of his age. Mr. Yoho was born and always lived in the vicinity of Fairview. Funeral services were held on December 30, 1916, with Rev. M. Smith officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at Fairview.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


HENRY P. YOHO

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
October 10, 1902

Henry P. Yoho died at his home near Franklin, Marshall County, W. Va., and will be interred at the Grace Chapel Cemetery on Burch Ridge. He was 68 years old. He leaves a wife and three children. He had been in poor health for many years. He was badly injured in the wreck when the steamer “Cowfort” exploded her boiler at Pipe Creek Landing in October 1877 and he had not been well since. The deceased was well known in the lower end of Marshall County and in Moundsville. His death will be lamented by his many relatives and friends.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HENRY YOHO

"Moundsville Daily Echo", Thursday, March 18, 1915

Henry Yoho died at his home on Ryans Ridge at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday night after an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Yoho was 83 years old November 23, 1914 and is survived by three sons, S. T. Yoho, T. A. Yoho, and W. W. Yoho all of Franklin District, and one daughter Mrs Austin Franklin of Woodlands.

Mrs. Yoho has been dead for several years and Mr. Yoho lived at the old home place with his grandson Tom Yoho.

The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Friday morning. Interment at Yoho cemetery.

Mr. Yoho was one of the oldest and best known citizens in the southern part of the county.

NOTE: Henry Yoho had a hiding place under a fence post in his field. No one but he knew where it was and he hid his gold there whenever marauding bands of hoodlums were known to be in the area of his farm on Rine's Ridge. This story was told to me by Tom Yoho, son of Noel Yoho. Tom also has the family bible and a painting of Henry M Yoho.

Henry M. Yoho was born 23 NOV 1832, Fish Creek, Ohio Co, VA, the son of George Yoho & Rachel Garner. He was married to Susan Elizabeth Kelley on 28 FEB 1856 at Moundsville, VA.

Recollections:

Sullivan Yoho wrote: Henry M. Yoho could neither read nor write. But he had the ability to provide all of his sons a farm to live on. He died on 17 MAR 1915 and was buried in the Yoho Cemetery on Rines Ridge Road, Route 76. In fact, this Henry Yoho set up this burial place on his farm. When I die and am buried here I will be the 4th generation of my family buried in this place. My great-grandad, Henry, is in the 1st row. My grandad, John R. is in the 2nd row and my dad is in the 3rd row. I have my stone in the fourth and last row. None of the other relatives of Henry Yoho have 4 generations in this place. This has been a well ekpt grave site for about 100 years. The Yoho family has held the farm in their family all this time. However, Ruth (Yoho) Cozart passed away at the farm during the winter of 1994. The farm is now for sale as Ruth had no children. She left the farm to nieces and nephews that live far away. They have never lived here and are not interested in keeping the land. I expect time will change the appearance of this grave yard. I have tried to set up some money to maintain the upkeep, but no one knows what tomorrow brings in this USA now!

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


INDIANOLA YOHO

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 5 FEB 1957

Mrs. Indianola Yoho Dies In Huntington At Daughter's Home

Indianola Parsons Yoho, 86, widow of Walker W. Yoho, died monday at 5 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Roxanna Booth, 500 Monroe avenue, Huntington. She was born at Proctor, 1870, and lived the greater part of her life on Burch ridge. She moved to Huntington in 1951 following the death of her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roxanne Booth of Huntington and Mrs. Buryl Moore of Kittanning, PA.

Friends are being received at Grisells, 805 Fifth street, where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. P. Schaich of First Christian church. Burial will be in Greelawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Indianola was born 25 JUN 1870 at Proctor, Wetzel Co, WV, a daughter of Cyrus Clark Parsons & Mariah Martin. She died 4 FEB 1957 at Huntington, Cabell Co, WV. She married Walker W. Yoho on 25 SEP 1890 at Wetzel Co, WV.

Walker was the son of Henry M. Yoho & Susan Elizabeth Kelley.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 14 MAY 1952

ISABELLE YOHO

Mrs Isabelle Yoho, 85, widow of the late Timothy Yoho and a life resident of Marshall county, died at 7 am Wednesday in the home of a son, Joseph Yoho, of the state road commission force here, 1006 Morton avenue. Death followed a lingering illness.

The body is at Grissells, 805 Fifth street. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mrs Yoho was born on Rines Ridge December 8, 1866, daughter of the late Thomas V and Mary Allen Ruckman Gatts. She was a member of the Fairview Christian church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs A L Coffield of New New Martinsville; three sons, Thomas of Woodland, Okey and Joseph of Moundsville; a sister, Mrs Enoch Smith of Beech Grove, Il, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in October, 1937.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 22 SEP 1924

J. H. YOHO Found Dead at Howard

J. Hoadley Yoho was found dead on the floor of the parlor of his home at Howard today at about 12:30 o'clock. He had been working in his store near the house all morning. It is not known what caused the death. The body was found a few minutes after death.

Mr Yoho is survived by his wife and a son and a daughter, two brothers Senator George N Yoho of Cameron, and Vincent Yoho of Fairview, Franklin district. He was a merchant and postmaster at Howard postoffice in the southern part of the county, south of Adaline almost on the Wetzel County line.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Note: Joshua Hoadley Yoho s/o Joshua Yoho & Sarah Catherine Monroe. Hoadley was married to Blanch Mason d/o Henry Bruce Mason & Irene McDowell. He is the f-i-l of Maxine Roe Parsons Yoho who does the quilt every year for the Yoho reunion.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


J. W. YOHO Died Friday (23 Jan 1959)

J. W. (Wynn) Yoho, 74 of 1207 Third street, died at his home Friday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock, following a two year illness.

He was born on Rines Ridge Sept. 13, 1884, son of Simeon Theodore and Ella Resseger Yoho. He taught school from 1904 till 1910, when he opened a general store at Fairview, Franklin district. He operated it till 1932 when he moved to Moundsville. He was engaged in the meat and grocery business till 1956, when ill health forced retirement.

He was a member of the Christian church, Magnolia lodge No. 42 IOOF in New Martinsville, and Mound City council No. 6 Jr. OUAM.

Surviving are his wife, Essie Gatts Yoho, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Bassett and one son, Cylbern Yoho, both of Parkersburg; and three sisters, Mrs. T. W. Yeater and Mrs. J. N. Pyles, both of Moundsville, and Mrs. Ocie Stewart of Fairmont; and one brother, Clarence Yoho of Cameron RD 2; also four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Two daughters preceded him in death.

The body is at the Grisell funeral home, where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Dr. Andrew Leitch of Bethany, will be in charge and interment will be in Riverview cemetery.

NOTE: John Winfield Yoho was married to Dessie Lucippi Gatts, the daughter of David M. Gatts & Matilda Ramsey.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 16 JAN 1990

JOANN P YOHO Died Monday

Joann P Yoho, age 57 of 5 Kermit Court, Moundsville, formerly of 1006 Morton avenue, Moundsville, died Monday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 4, 1933 in Moundsville, the daughter of Joseph C and M Pearle Cozart Yoho.

She was the owner of the Joann's Beauty Shop in Moundsville and a member of the First Christian Church of Moundsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, L V Yoho and Timothy Yoho.

Surviving are one brother, Delano Yoho of Dublin, Ohio, and one sister, Eilene Pyett of Seffner, FL; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 am with the Rev Dennis Landon officiating.

Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery, New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 27 JUN 1900

JOHN R. YOHO

In Remembrance

John R Yoho, of Ella, WV, a son of Henry and Elizabeth Yoho departed this life June 25, 1900, at the age of 30 years 10 months and 18 days. Funeral from his residence and interment in Yoho cemetery, June 26, 1900.

The last few days of his life were marked by intense suffering. He grew violently ill on Monday preceding his death and medical skill was unable to give him any relief.

He was a consistent member of the christian church for eleven years preceding his death. His wife and three children, his father and mother, three brothers and three sisters survive him.

His star of hope has not set, but risen in a fairer and brighter world. He was given as a blessing to his loved ones to elicit their affections, he has been taken home to elicit them still more.

A Friend.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


JOSEPH C. YOHO

Joseph C. Yoho, 80, of 1006 Morton Ave., Moundsville, died Saturday in the Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. He was a retired supervisor for the West Virginia State Road Commission and a member of the Moundsville First Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Pearle Yoho, in 1973.

Surviving are three sons, L. V. of Clarington, Delano of Columbus, and Tim of Winfield, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Pyett of Seffner, Fla., and Joann Yoho at home; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville. (Undated newspaper clipping - by Finnicum and Briggs)

NOTE: Born 8 FEB 1900 Marshall Co, WV. Married 19 NOV 1919, New Martinsville, WV. Son of Timothy Austin Yoho & Isabelle M. Gatts. I do not have an exact date of death, abt 1980.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


JOSHUA F. YOHO

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., Apr. 20, 1971.

Joshua F. Yoho, age 79, of Glenshaw, Pa., died at the home of his brother, Jake Yoho of Proctor, W.Va. He was born Dec. 4, 1891 at Howard, W.Va., the son of the late Vincent and Austa Neely Yoho. He was a Christian and a retired employee of the Blaw Knox Corp. He was a veteran of WWI. Surviving are two sons, Vincent of Glenshaw and Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Barron of Mo.; two brothers, Jake and Roy, both of Proctor, W.Va.; two half-brothers, Homer of Proctor and Buster of Triadelphia, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in the Greenlawn Memorial Park in New Martinsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 11 FEB 1966

KERMIT YOHO Killed by Viet Cong Grenade

Kermit Yoho of Moundsville was killed by an eneny grenade in Viet Nam, Monday, according to a telegram from Washington to his father, Gerald Yoho.

Kermit would have been 21 years old next Thursday -- and on that day he would have been leaving Viet Nam for good.

Kermit was there doing what he wanted to do -- taking pictures.

He was a Special Force photo team, had asked for the action assignment, had completed it, and was eligible to leave there, but asked for another action assignment; and had asked for and received this third action assignment when this happened. He was believed to have been photographing the 101st Airborne Infantry when this happened.

The only way to get pictures -- especially movies -- of a front-line action is to be there.

Kermit had gotten interested in photography from his mother, who had a press-type camera and processed her own pictures.

While he was in high school, he worked at the Echo office, in charge of the newsboys; his photographic ability and interest intensified, and that became the main thing he was doing.

After graduation from Moundsville high school in 1963, he went to a job with the Green Tab, and then into the military service. A commercial photo job with a firm in the East was waiting for him as soon as he would have been discharged.

Surviving are his father; a brother, Capt James Yoho, at Mineral Wells, Texas; a brother Gerald Wayne, of Alabama, formerly with the Navy; and a sister Mrs Charles (Mary Lou) Siburt of Grandview Road.

His mother Mildred Bell Yoho died several years ago, while Kermit was a senior in high school.

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 12 FEB 1966

DEATH

In choosing the most important wire news for Thursdays Echo, the editor selected for his coverage of Viet Nam, the report of Vice President Humphrey's arrival to push reforms so that the Vietnamese people would have more reason for preferring the free world's way of life.

There wasn't room to use much of the vast amount of detail on the many skirmishes of the day.

Suddenly Thursday evening the telegram arrived in Moundsville that highlights local interest in one of those skirmishes. For the US Army photographer listed as killed was almost certainly Kermit Yoho of Moundsville. Here is the detail of Thursday's Associated Press dispatch:

The heaviest action on the ground broke out near Cu Chi, 25 miles west of Saigon, when a large number of Viet Cong snippers and mortar men rose like jacks-in-the-box from camouflaged openings in the huge tunnel complex in the area.

They poured heavy fire on two companies of the US 25th Division who recently established positions in the area. The fighting broke out almost within hailing distance of their headquart's area.

Army helicopters fired rockets at suspected Communist mortar positions, but it appeared they did not have much success. the Viet Cong apparently pulled back into their tunnels, which run for miles and are in four tiers in some places. the 25th Division troops are wrecking the tunnel system.

US casualites were officially described as light, and the Communist toll was not known since the Viet Cong left behind no bodies. An exploding mortar killed a US Army photographer and injured or killed several other Americans. Bob Jones, military writer of the Honolulu Advertizer, was hit in the back, leg and hands by gragments from the mortar but was reported in good condition.

It is the military policy not to name the casualties until the next of kin have been notified.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 27 JAN 1936

LINDSEY (CORNELIUS LINDSEY) YOHO

Teams Also Called Upon To Reach Cemeteries

Sled teams of horses and capterpillar tractors replaced the modern funeral coaches in funerals conducted Saturday and today in Franklin district, Marshall county.

After battling for two days through sonow drifts to reach the home of Charles Meyer, 50 year old farmer residing near, Fairview, Franklin district, Everett Mason, Proctor undertaker, finally rode to the home Saturday evening on a sled. Preparations for the funeral were made immediately, and with brief rites the remains of the man who died Thursday morning of a heart attack were consigned to eternal rest in the cemetery at Fairview.

Today rites were conducted for Lindsey Yoho, 60, of Silver Hill, who died Friday of a mastoid infection. The Mason funeral directing unit reached the home in automobiles over a road partially opened from New Martinsville. The trip to the church was made on sleds, pulled by horses and a state road commission tractor. The trip to the Silver Hill cemetery was made by the same mode of transportation.

Cortege Rode On Snow

The Meyer rites were short, and sleds had to be used to take the funeral party over the crusted snow, instead of breaking through the drifts.

A crew of 35 men, all volunteers, fought two days to break a path for the sleds, automobiles and even the big tractor from Woodland hill to Fairview completing their task Saturday night. These workmen were present at the services in the cemetery, having gone along to keep the funeral party moving.

Note: This edition of the Echo was full of articles about the cold weather and snow and how many deaths had resulted because of the inclement weather. Remember this was the terrible winter of 1936 before the record spring flood of 1936 when the Ohio River crested at over 50 feet at Wheeling.

Note: This is Cornelius Lindsey Yoho s/o Alfred B Yoho & Caroline Cole. Lindsey married Lulu Goddard and Teresa C Babe.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 3 JUN 1924

LULU YOHO

Mrs Yoho From Hastings Dies At Hospital

Mrs Lulu Yoho, wife of the superintendent of the Carnegie gas industry at Hastings died at the Glendale hospital last night and was taken to Reader at noon today for burial.

Mrs Yoho had been sick for a long time and recently underwent an operation for appendicitis.

Four children aged from three to eleven years, two of whom are twins, her parents aged near 75 and two sisters and seven brothers. One brother is Sen Walter F Burgess of Glendale.

Note: This is Rosa Lou Burgess d/o William Martin Burgess & Rachel Evelyn Garner. She married Jacob Mendell Yoho s/o Samuel Martin Yoho & Ophelia Virginia Garrett.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 9 OCT 1973

MRS. M. PEARLE YOHO Died Monday

Mrs. M. Pearle Cozart Yoho, 1006 Morton Avenue, died at Wheeling Hospital, Monday at 7:35 p.m.

She was born at Proctor, Wetzel County, a daughter of George and Louella Butler Cozart. She was a member of the Antioch First Christian Church at Proctor.

She was a member of the Democratic State Executive committee since 1944, and past member of the W. Va. Legislature. She served as W. Va. Legislative attache for 25 years.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary (437) and Eagles Auxiliary 499.

She is survived by her husband, Joe; three sons, L. V. Yoho, Clarington, Ohio; Delano, Moundsville; Tim, Huntington; two daughters, Mrs. K. Eileen Pyett, Brandon, Fla.; Joann at home; three brothers, Cyrus, Clyde and Lawrence Cozart all of Proctor; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Parsons, Parkersburg, and Mrs. Icie Yoho, Proctor, W. VA.; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

NOTE: She was born 27 DEC 1899 and died 8 OCT 1973.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 3 Jun 2002

MILLIE L. JONES YOHO, 75, of Proctor, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was born January 19, 1927 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Chauncy W and Lucy Jones. She was a graduate of Moundsville High School and the BM Spurr Cadet Nursing School. She was employed by Wetzel County Hospital and Reynolds Memorial Hospital, where she retired as supervisor in 1984. She was President of the Walanda CEOS and a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church. She was active in 4-H work and was a Marshall County Torchbearer. She was assistant pianist at the Graysville United Methodist Church and was a member of the singing "Jones Sisters".

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Phyllis Jones, Alice Mae Pettit, and Elizabeth "Betty" Stuck White and one brother, Chauncey E Jones.

Survivors include her husband, Sulivan B Yoho; three sisters, V Gayle Miller, Martha J Fair and Norma I (Don) Harding, all of Moundsville; one brother, John A (Frances) Jones of Houston, TX; a brother-in-law; C Wesley Pettit of Moundsville and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Interment in Henry Yoho Family Cemetery, Rines Ridge, Proctor.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, RR 5, Box 306, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Thursday, 19 JUN 1930

N R YOHO, 70, is Taken by Death

N R Yoho, 70, died at his home 1207 Fifth street, this morning at 11:40 o'clock following a brief illness of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Mel Yoho.

The deceased followed farming on Fish Creek until he moved to Moundsville in 1915. He was a member of the Berean Bible Class, B P O Elks.

The body was taken to the Grissell funeral home pending the completion of funeral arragnements.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 17 MAR 1875

DR NOEL YOHO Died

Dr Noel H Yoho, 61, of 1408 Fifth street, Moundsville, died Monday morning at his home.

He was born May 30, 1913 at Rines Ridge, Marshall County, son of Thomas and Ella Yoho.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Air Force, a member of Simpson Methodist Church, a graduate of Moundsville High School, WVU, and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He was a member of the American Dental Association, Marshall-Wetzel-Tyler Counties Dental Association, Earl Francis Post 3 American Legion and the VFW 437.

Surviving are his widow, Arlene Wolfe Yoho; two sons, N Stewart of Camden, Arkansas, and Thomas of Glendale Heights; a daughter, Christa Jo Yoho of Dayton, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs Lawrence (Ruth) Cozart of Proctor RD 2.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home this evening Monday from 7-9 pm and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 pm Rev Ray Wison, pastor of Simpson Church, will officiate.

Interment will be in Graysville cemetery.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Wednesday, 8 JUL 1964

O C YOHO Expired Tuesday

O C (Clee) Yoho, 79, of 1203 Fourth street, Moundsville, died at 11:45 pm Tuesday at the Moundsville General Hospital.

He was born in Marshall county, near Silver Hill (the later community being in Wetzel county, at the Wetzel-Marshall county line). He was the son of Alfred and Caroline Cole Yoho. He resided at Silver Hill until 1929, when he moved to Moundsville.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Mary Yocum Yoho, Moundsville; sone sister, Mrs Viola Miller, Newcastle, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received after 6 pm today, Wednesday, at the Grisell funeral home, where services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 pm. Evangelist Jesse Nutter of Marietta, formerly of Moundsville, will be in charge. Interment will be in North View cemetery, New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


OKEY E. YOHO, 57, DIES IN HOSPITAL

"Moundsville Daily Echo", 9 JUN 1954

Okey E. Yoho, 57, World War I veteran who saw service in France and a life resident of Marshall county, died Tuesday evening in the veterans hospital at Clarksburg, following a long illness.

The body will be brought to Grisells, 805 Fifth street. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mr. Yoho was born on Rines Ridge, son of Timothy and Isabelle Gatts Yoho. He spent part of his life as a farmer, taught in rural schools, and later was an employee of the state road commission, retiring 10 years ago because of ill health. For 14 years he lived with his brother, Joe C. Yoho of Moundsville.

A member of the Christian church, Mr Yoho was also affiliated with Earl Francis Post, No. 3, American Legion. In addition to the brother with whom he made his home, and he is survived by a sister, Mrs. A. L. Coffield of New Martinsville, as well as several nieces and nephews.

NOTE: Born 10 JAN 1896, Marshall Co, WV. Died 8 JUN 1954. Son of Timothy Austin Yoho & Isabelle M. Gatts. WV Pvt MG Co 111th Inf WW I.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 12 JUL 1990

PAUL YOHO Died Wednesday

Paul L Yoho, age 68, of RD 1, Proctor died Wednesday at Ohio Valley Medical Center. Paul was born on February 15, 1922, in Proctor, the son of the late Roy and Ola Cozart Yoho.

He was a retired auctioneer and farmer, a member of the Earl Francis Post #3 American Legion, Moundsville; the FO Eagles #499, Moundsville; the Moose Lodge #934, New Martinsville, the Christian Church and a US Army veteran of WWII.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Olan Yoho.

Survivors include his wife Ima Lee Meadows Yoho; two daughters, Mrs Stanley (Marsha) Kelley of Vincent, OH and Mrs Rondald (Linda) Holliday of Proctor; two brothers, Roy F Yoho of Proctor and Jack Yoho of Glendale; four grandchildren.

The Family will receive friends on Thursday from 7-9 pm and on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 am with Dr Larry McCallister officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 18 APR 1949

RUBEN W. YOHO

R W (Ruben) Yoho, well known farmer of Marshall and Wetzel counties, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs J A Welsh, in New Martinsville, at 9:50 o'clock Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

The body is at the Welsh residence, 648 North Main street, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev M C Miles. Burial will be in Greenlawn memorial park at New Martinsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

Deceased was born November 9, 1868, in Marshall county, a son of Richard and Rebecca Eller Yoho. Besides his daughter he is survived by a son T M Yoho, and a brother James Yoho both of New Martinsville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Russell Yoho

YOHO, Russell Edwin “Eddie,” 70, of Wayman’s Ridge Marshall County, W.Va., devoted husband and father, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, in Wheeling Hospital Medical Park.

He was born June 13, 1936 on Fork Ridge, Marshall County, the son of the late Russell Forrest and Juna Faye Magers Yoho.

He graduated from Moundsville High School in 1955; and married Gail Cecil in 1956. They enjoyed many hobbies together including bowling, pulling ponies, and competing in truck pulls with his truck, “The Silver Streak.”

Eddie retired as president of Yoho Distributing, Inc.; was an agent for Ashland Petroleum; a charter member of the Moundsville Civitans, Loyal Order of Elks and a Kentucky Colonel. Most recently he enjoyed being a member of the Marshall County Historical Society.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Allen Yoho; an infant brother, William; and a brother, Alfred Elwood Yoho.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Gail Yoho; three children, Jill Yoho-White (Carl) of Glen Dale, W.Va., Paul (Tina) Yoho and Carl (Bridgett) Yoho, all of Moundsville; grandchildren, Michael and Kyle White and Allen, Emily, Ty and Carlee Yoho; a brother, Howard Eldon (Vala) Yoho of Tucker, Ga.; three sisters, Carolyn (Pat) Gaughan of Shadyside, Ohio, Lois Irene Glover of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Shirley (Donald) McWhorter of Goose Creek, S.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.

Interment in Limestone Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 162 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25302.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, 23 FEB 1965

Dr SIDNEY F YOHO Succumbed Today (Picture Included)

Dr Sidney F Yoho, prominent Moundsville physician, of 603 Fifth street, passed away at 5:50 am Tuesday at Peterson Place, Wheeling, following several months illness.

He was born at Woodlands, Marshall County, the son of Francis V and Talitha Biddle Yoho. He was a graduate of the University of the South Medical School, of Nashville, Tenn, class of 1904, following which he took several special courses in Philadelphia and at Ohio State University.

He served his internship and began his practice with the Hasskins Hospital, Wheeling. During World War I he served in the Public Health Service at Nitro, WV and began his practice locally at Cresaps in 1918, and moved to Moundsville in 1933.

He served as Physician of the WV Penitentiary for 20 years and was formerly physician for the Hitchman Coal Co, Benwood. His public service also included 20 years as examining physician for the Selective Service Board, Marshall County, for which he had received medals of recognition from Presidents F D Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight D Eisenhower and John F Kennedy.

He was a member of Marshall Union Lodge No 8 AF & AM and was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, Member of BPO Elks No 282, Marshall County and West VA Medical Associations, and the American Medical Association, and was a staff member of Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Many are the people in the area who have a warm spot in their hearts for Dr Yoho. He was a bit of the "old fashioned country doctor" and from poor patients would occasionally take his payment in kind such as potatoes and other groceries.

He had been known to write a prescription and fold it up for a family to take to the drug store -- and when it was opened there would be found the cash to pay for it.

He practiced for years in the old mining community of Cresaps, and in that area of weather beaten company houses, the old boarding house and the Dr Yoho house were the landmarks to tell a stranger where to go.

After the Cresaps and Woodlands mines quit, the towns became ghost towns. Dr Yoho moved his office to town, upstairs across from and a bit south of the Echo office.

Later he moved his office and home to the large house on 5th street below Tomlinson, and that is where he practiced when he retired. He built the modern brick house next west and made it his home.

Surviving are his wife; Mrs Mary Joseph Yoho; two sons, Sidney F, Jr and Francis, at home; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received after 5 pm Wednesday at the Grisell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo"

SIMEON T. YOHO Died Sunday At Hospital

Simeon T. Yoho died at 5 a.m. Sunday at the Glen Dale hospital. He had been in failing health for a few years.

Mr. Yoho lived in Greenfield ridge, near Howard. He was a son of Henry Yoho of Rines Ridge, who died in 1915. He was born about 68 years ago, a brother of T. A. Yoho, Walker W. Yoho, and Mrs. Annie Mason, who died several years ago, and Mrs. Rhoda Franklin of Eighth Street.

His wife has been dead a year. The following children survive: Okey of Fairmont, Mrs. Etta Yeater of Woco, J. Win. merchant of Fairview, and Clarence of Greenfield ridge.

The funeral will occur Tuesday at Yoho Cemetery near Fairview on Rines Ridge.

Simeon Theadore Yoho was born 10 SEP 1858, Franklin Dist, Marshall Co., VA. He died 3 JUL 1927. He married Ella Resseger the daughter of Henry Resseger & Margaret Fox on 1 NOV 1881 at Fairview, Marshall Co., WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Dec. 28, 1978

SPENCER YOHO, 99, of 1209 Third St., Moundsville, WV, died Thursday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale, WV. He was a brick layer by trade. Surviving are his wife, Melissa Alice Short Yoho; three sons, James of Weston, Manford of New Martinsville and John Yoho of Moundsville; a daughter, Myrtle Payne of Moundsville; a sister Mary Lemasters of Clarksburg; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home of Moundsville.

From "Tri-County Researcher," 1980

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


"Moundsville Weekly Echo"

MRS. SUSAN ELIZABETH KELLEY YOHO

Died 16 June 1910

Mrs. Susan E. Yoho, wife of Henry Yoho, a prominent citizen of Marshall county, died June 16, at her home on Ryan's Ridge where she has resided for more than forty years.

Although her sickness had extended over many months and her death and been expected at various times during the past year, yet with the news that she had finally passed away, a feeling of sadness filled the who community.

Mrs. Yoho was born in Hampshire county, Virginia in 1835 and was married in 1856.

At the time of her death she had reached the age of a few days more than seventy five years.

Soon after her marriage she accepted Christ as her Savior and ideal in life and united with the Christen church in which she has remained a faithful and loyal member. So thoroughly did the principles of life of the man of Gallilee dominate her actions that she was always sought by the needy who invariably carried away the sympathy of a loving heart, and as far as possible the help they needed.

Her home was a refuge for the stranger and a center of association for children and friends, and the communities regard for her was manifested in the great number of anxious inquiries during her sickness and the hundreds of friends who came to apy their last respects.

While her sickness was long and at times, her suffering intense, yet she was patient and trustful to the end.

She is survived by her husband, one brother John R. Kelley of Meighen, and four children, S. T. Yoho of Howard, W. W. Yoho of Burch Ridge, T. A. Yoho and Mrs. A. L. Franklin of Ryans Ridge all of whom are well known throughout the county.

The funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning June 18, conducted by Rev. J. F. Jameson, who spoke briefly from John 14:2 and assisted by Rev. Travis. At the conclusion of the services the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the family cemetery near the home.

Susan Elizabeth Kelley Yoho was the daughter of John Kelley & Eleanor Arnold.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo" 15 JAN 1973

THOMAS YOHO Died Saturday; Rites Tuesday

Thomas D Yoho, 71, of Cameron, died Saturday at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born August 10, 1901, at Silver Hill, WV, a son of William and Anna (Fair) Yoho. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Wilma, in 1966; a daughter, Bertha Lou Dunn; and a brother Ellis A.

Surviving are his widow, Edith (Reed) Yoho, a son, Thomas V of Mozart; three daughters, Mrs William (Berna Lee) Bolton of Martinsville, IN, Mrs Joanne Whipkey of Cameron and Mrs Edward (Janice) Coster of Moundsville; three brothers, Russell of Moundsville, William of Cameron and Harry of Moundsville; four sisters, Mrs Russell (Waneta) Bell of Moundsville; Mrs Kenneth (Elise) Lilly of Newton Falls, OH; Mrs Lucille Allen of Huntington; and Mrs Ted (Mary) Waller of Canton, OH and 11 grandchildren.

Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where services will be held Tuesday at 10 am with the Rev J Thomas Steele of the Moundsville Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Wolf Run Cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


T. L. YOHO, 66, OF WOODLANDS FOUND DEAD AT HIS HOME

Thomas Linsey Yoho, 66, a resident of Woodlands RD 1, was found dead yesterday morning at his home.

He was a member of the Clouston church and was a prominent resident of Marshall County.

Surviving are his wife, Ella Marcella Yoho; two daughters, Ruth Cozart of Proctor, and Olive Marcum, of Pontiac, Mich; a son, Dr. Noel Yoho, of Moundsville; two brothers, Okey and Joe Yoho both of Moundsville; and a sister Mrs. Sue Coffield of New Martinsville, and four grandchildren.

The body is at the Lutes funeral home, 1109 Second street. It will be removed to the late home this evening where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. E. P. Schaich of the Moundsville Christian church will be in charge. Interment will be in Fairview church cemetery, Franklin district.

NOTE: Thomas Lindsey Yoho was buried in the Henry Yoho Cemetery, Rines Ridge, Marshall Co, WV.

Born 28 JUL 1886 Marshall Co, WV and died 1 JUL 1952 Woodlands, Marshall Co, WV. Son of Timothy Austin Yoho & Isabelle M. Gatts. Married Ella Narcissus Yoho, daughter of Jehu Yoho & Hannah Ramsey.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Wanda Yoho

YOHO, Wanda J., 56, of RD 4, Cameron, W.Va., died Wednesday, February 21, 2007 in Ohio Valley Medical Park, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born July 6, 1950 in Wheeling, the daughter of Robert E. and Freda Hillberry Daugherty.

She was a member of Wolf Run United Presbyterian Church; she loved hunting, camping gardening and flowers and crafting; as she donated homemade crafts to many benefits.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert Paul Daugherty, Jr.; and a great- granddaughter.

Survivors include her husband, Donald R. Yoho; two sons, Billy Riggle and his wife, Angie of Fork Ridge and Tom Riggle of Dallas Pike; a daughter, Freda Wilkerson of Newton MS; seven grandchildren; three great-grand children; two brothers, Roger Daugherty of Heidelburg, Pa. and Rick Daugherty, Fulton, W.Va.; a sister, Margaret Toland and her husband, Don, of Sand Hill, W.Va. and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 1p.m. at Wolf Run Presbyterian, RD 4, Box 56, Cameron, WV.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Church.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 11 DEC 1980

WILLIAM YOHO Died Thursday

William (Jake) Yoho, 85, of RD 2, Proctor, died Thursday at Wetzel County Hospital.

He was born August 30, 1895 on Greenfield Ridge, Marshall County, son of Vincent and Austie Neeley Yoho.

He was a member of Miller's Chapel Church of Christ, American Legion Post 3, Veteran of WWI and a retired employee of the State Road.

He was preceeded in death by a son, William J Jr in 1956, three brothers, Dewey, Roy and Joshua and a half-brother Buster.

He is survived by his widow, Icie H Cozart Yoho, one half brother Homer Yoho of Proctor; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home Thursday 7-9 pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

Services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Evangelist Villon C Bayes will officiate.

Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery, New Martinsville.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 13 MAR 1980

W W YOHO Died Today

Woodrow Wilson Yoho, 63, of Pleasant Valley, Cameron RFD 4, died this morning in R M Hospital.

He was born in Cameron Nov 29, 1916, son of Morton and Phoebe Gilbert Yoho.

He was a retired Blaw-Knox employee, and a Protestant by faith.

Surviving are his wife Elizabeth LeMasters Yoho; one son Woodrow of Roberts ridge; two sisters, Mrs Ada McCracken of Cameron and Mrs Mary Robinson of Lancaster, PA, four grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Lutes funeral home Friday 7 to 9 pm. Further arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Allen W. “Bud" Young

YOUNG, Allen W. “Bud,” 62, of Moundsville W.Va., died Saturday, March, 31, 2007 at home,

Born in Glen Dale, W.Va., on April 29, 1944, Bud was the son of Helen Wayt Young of Moundsville and the late Allen B. Young.

He was a retired employee of American Electric Power, Kammer Plant, and a member of the Limestone Presbyterian Church. A 1962 graduate of Sherrard High School, Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a member of the former Pleasant Valley Lions Club.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two infant twin daughters, Cora Alice and Catherine Margaret Young.

Surviving in addition to his mother, are his wife, Rita Stead Young; three sons, Bryan C. “Chris” Young and his fiancee, Cyndi, of McMechen, W.Va., Craig Young of Charlottesville, Va., and Chad Young and his wife, Danielle, of Moundsville; one daughter, Carrie Young of Mozart; two grandsons, John and Demi Koulis of Moundsville; his sister, Margaret Walker and her husband, Lloyd, of Moundsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, W.Va., on Monday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and on Tuesday, from 11 a.m., until the time of the service at 1 p.m.

Interment will follow at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, W.Va.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 11 OCT 1963

ALLEN LEE YOUNG

Allen Lee Young, 56, of Moundsville, passed away at the Veterans hospital Dayton, Ohio, yesterday (Thursday) at 11:05 am following a six weeks illness. Born at Glen Easton on August 9, 1907, he was the son of Miranda Yoho Young and the late D W Young. He had resided in Marshall county all his life. He had served in the US Army in the South Pacific in World War II.

He is survived by his mother; one sister, Mrs Elsie Yeater of Moundsville; one brother, Clem Young of Moundsville RD 2.

Friends are being received after six o'clock this evening at Grisell's 805 Fifth street. Services will be held Sunday with Rev John Ruhl at two o'clock; burial in Salem cemetery, Bowmans Ridge.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo" Thursday, 10 MAR 1949

DAVID WILEY YOUNG

David Wiley Young, 78, well known Bowman Ridge farmer and life resident of the county, died unexpectedly Wednesday at 10 pm at the home of H W McMillan. He had been in failing health for some time.

Mr Young was born at Lynn Camp October 16, 1870, son of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Richmond Young.

Surviving are his widow Miranda Yoho Young. Two sons and one daughter Clem of Moundsville RD 2, Allen at home, Mrs Elsie Yeater, Glen Easton. Two brothers, G W Young of Moundsville, Austin of Follansbee.

Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


YOUNG, Helen V., 91 of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, October 11, 2007, in Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, New Port Richey.

She was born December 19, 1915 in Marshall County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Austin and Trylba Wayne Rine.

She was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church; and a volunteer at The House of Carpenter, Moundsville for 20 years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Laun W. Young; two brothers, Roger Rine and William Rine; and a sister, Phyllis Goodwin.

Survivors include a daughter, Margie (Dan) Polen of Trinity, Fla.; three grandchildren, Amy Polen of Burbage, England, Molly Polen of Arlington, Va. and Danny, Jr. (Melisa) Polen of New Port Richey; two great-grandchildren, Caleb Polen and Logan Polen; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 12-2 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Taylor officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 6801 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 2 APR 1924

IMOGENE FAY YOUNG

The death angel visited the home of Mr and Mrs Clem Young and claimed for its victim their little daughter Imogene Fay.

She was born April 5, 1921 and departed this life March 24, 1924, being two years 11 months and 29 days old.

Imogene was sick but a few days of pneumonia and all that living hands could do was done, but to no avail, for the Lord said come unto me little children and will give ye rest.

She was of a kind and loving disposition and always had a pleasant smile for everyone.

She leaves to mourn her death, father, mother and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev Bankes, Thursday and the remains were laid to rest in Salem cemetery to await the resurrection morn.

Short was her stay here with us.

She has gone to yonder shining shore.
We can see her many garments.
But will see her face no more.

Written by her aunt.

Note: d/o Clemens Arthur Young & Grace Pearle Rine

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


JOSEPH YOUNG - See Barn Struck By Lightening


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Friday, 25 AUG 1967

Marinda Elizabeth Young, 93 of 1400 Seventh Street died at her home at 9 pm Thursday.

Born at Pioneer Ridge, Franklin District, Marshall County, a daughter of Wm P and Martha Young Yoho, she lived her entire life in the county. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs George E Yeater, with whom she made her home; one son, Clem Young of Moundsville RD 2, Fork Ridge; two sisters, Mrs Rebecca Shepherd and Mrs Cora Ruckman, both of Moundsville; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Wiley, in March 1949, and a son, Allen, in October 1963.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home after 6 pm Friday (today).

Funeral services Sunday at 3 pm with Evangelist Earl Robertson of Church of Christ. Burial in Salem Cemetery, on Bowman Ridge.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Wheeling News-Register, Nov 30, 2003

DOROTHY CARTER GARVIN-YOUNGMAN

Dorothy Carter Garvin-Youngman, 81, of Edgewater, Fla., and Wheeling, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov 27, 2003, in Florida.

She was born Jan 25, 1922 in Ohio County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Arthur and Hazel Rice Carter.

She was a former principal and teacher at Middle Creek Elementary Schools in West Virginia and she taught at Boggs Run Elementary School in West Virginia and Powhatan Elementary, St. Clairsville High School and Bellaire High School in Ohio. She was a past Royal Matron and life member of Fort Henry Court No. 8 Order of Amaranth, Grand Royal Matron Grand Court of West Virginia Order of Amaranth, Deputy Supreme Royal Matron of Supreme Council Order of Amaranth, Worthy Matron of Liberty Chapter No. 51, West Liberty; now affiliated with Miriam Chapter No. 1 Order of Easter Star, a member of Holy City Shrine No. 1 Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Isis Court No. 1 Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Wardah Husam Temple No. 53 Daughters of the Nile, Ladies Auxiliary of El Tor Grotto, Daughters of the American Revolution, Retired Ohio Teachers Association and Stone United Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 59 years, H. Paul Garvin; and a brother, Arthur Carter.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Youngman; three sons, H. Paul Garvin, Jr. of New Fairfield, Conn., Calvin Garvin and his wife, Robyn, of Fountain Valley, Calif. and John A. Garvin and his wife, Karen, of Wheeling; two step-sons, Fred Youngman and his wife, Susan, of North Carolina and Frank Youngman and his wife, Shelley, of Michigan; 12 grandchildren, John Michael Garvin, Elizabeth Garvin, Carter Garvin, Jennifer Garvin, John Paul Garvin, Grant Garvin, Craig Garvin, Amanda Garvin, Alexander Garvin, James Thomas Garvin, Adriane Lord and Stacey Stump; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 Tuesday at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Stone United Presbyterian Church, 25 E. Cove Avenue, Wheeling, W.Va. with the Rev. Robert Nagy officiating. Interment in Allen Grove Presbyterian Church, Sherrard, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Fund, Florida.

Submitted by Naomi Lowe Hupp.

Dorothy Mae Carter Garvin – Youngman

Submitted by Calvin Garvin

Born January 25, 1922
Died November 27, 2003

MEMORIES OF MOM

As spoken by Calvin Carter Garvin at her funeral on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003,
at the Stone Presbyterian Church, Elm Grove, Wheeling, West Virginia

Hi Mom, number 2 son here. It got to the point that there were so many of us, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, spouses & etc., it was easier to identify yourself by a number.

I’m going to give you some thoughts and memories that came from Paul, John, Fred and myself. Many of them came from a tape recording questionnaire that Mom and I did about five years ago, that I listened to before coming here today.

Many of Mom’s memories that she expressed to me were about her as a kid growing up in Clinton, WV. Her parents, A.B. Carter and Hazel Rice Carter (we called them Nana and Pop Pop) owned a store there that was pretty much the centerpiece of the neighborhood. It was during the “Great Depression” but Mom said she never knew there was such a thing until she got she went to Warwood High School. Mom and her brother, Art, would play a lot in the store when Nana and Pop Pop weren’t around. When somebody would come in to buy something, they would stop to wait on them, and after they left, continue to “horse around.” They were a very close-knit family. Mom was very close to her Dad. He was strict but would spoil Mom. Once he called to say he was on his way home, Mom answered the phone, and she asked that he bring her a ring, so he did. She thought this was pretty neat, so the next week, she tried for a watch, and got it. Nana had a little talk with Pop Pop later and stopped that.

Mom had a love for learning, even at a young age. She and her brother Art, were doing normal sibling bantering one day (Mom was about age 7) and he said, “okay, if you’re so smart, spell BACON!” She said, “okay, B-A-acon.” Mom remembered spending many a Sunday afternoon going on family outings in the family automobile, which was an “Overland” with Isinglass windows and hand powered window shield wipers. One of the most endearing stories I heard was about the H.G. Wells broadcast of “War of the Worlds.” Like the rest of the country, everybody in Clinton, WV, thought the world was actually being invaded by Martians. Not knowing what to do, it was decided that if they were going to die, it should be in Church. So the whole neighborhood was in the local Church, singing hymns, Mom (now a young teenager) playing the organ, waiting for the Martians to come and kill them.

Mom, now a teenager, was going to Warwood High School. She was active in many clubs and organizations, but her favorite was the band. She played the clarinet. While in high school, Mom dated Fred Youngman. Mom had a great sense of humor and having fun was a high priority. She would go to the football games, having no idea how to play the game, just to have fun and be around the crowd.

After high school, Mom went to West Liberty State College. While there, she met Dad (H. Paul Garvin, Sr.). They met at a school dance. After the dance, they went to the student center and had a Coke. It sort of took off from there. Mom said she got to know all the Garvin’s pretty well. Wayne, the youngest of the four Garvin brothers, used to come over to the dorm, Shotwell Hall, and copy Mom’s homework.

After Mom and Dad were married, Mom followed Dad to Maxwell Field in Alabama. She got to meet some of Dad’s friends, which included Glen Miller and Jimmy Stewart.

When asked, “Mom, what were you most proud of?” She replied, “my three boys.”

When was she the happiest? When nobody was sick. What was most important to her? Her family. She showed that by her dedication to her family as well as helping me with the family genealogy. We would spend hours on Sundays (long distance) going over the family and genealogy. Mom said she started teaching school for the primary purpose of making sure there was money available for her boys to go to school and their education. Mom made a difference to her family and her sons, because she cared.

Mom said she had no regrets and would not change anything. She went on to say she did not like some of the things that happened or were done, but she still wouldn’t change anything. She said that these experiences make us what we are.

To Mom, education was very important. So much so that she became a school teacher. You could easily describe her as being a very feisty teacher. She taught school mostly at Boggs Run Elementary School and Bellaire High School where she taught Jr. & Sr. English. I can remember when I went away to school or while I was in the U.S. Army, I would write home, and Mom would grade and return my letters. My oldest son, Carter, would travel with Mom and Dad cross country frequently and Carter would say “Dad, it’s like having my own personal teacher with me on a field trip, she was always teaching.” Teaching became a part of her. Mom no doubt influenced thousands of students. Mom made a difference to many students because she cared.

Mom was very active in different Masonic orders: Eastern Star, White Shrine, Daughters of the Nile, and Rainbow Girls. To Mom, it was very much a social activity as well as making friends and doing charity work. Mom made a difference with her friends and doing charity work because she cared.

Mom totally loved and doted on her grandchildren. She would love to spend time just talking and singing with them, spend money on them (usually in reference to education), spend a lot of time in teaching them. Mom made a difference with her grandchildren because she cared.

Mom had a love for music that never quit. She minored in music at West Liberty State College. She could play the violin, clarinet, piano, and organ. She would play for anybody, anytime, for hours on end. I remember spending hours singing with others while Mom played the piano/organ. Mom would play for anybody that needed her to play: Churches, Eastern Star, Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile and Rainbow Girls. Mom gave her time freely with her musical skills. Mom made a difference to many who needed her and her music.

Mom and Fred renewed their relationship after Dad died. They were married in this Church about a year and a half ago. Fred would joke with Mom, he was her first and last, kind of like Mom’s personal Alpha and Omega. Mom liked that. Mom made a difference with Fred because she cared.

Mom was a lifelong member of the Stone Presbyterian Church. Her parents raised her in this Church and Mom raised her boys in this Church. She was very much a part of this Church. I remember, at the old Stone Church building, Mom dropping Nana off at the front of the Church, and while watching Nana go up the stairs, and not watching where she was going, ran the car into the corner of the Church building, taking out the right front corner panel of the car. Jesus Christ was very much a part of Mom’s life and through her influence on me, he became a part of my life. Mom’s parents molded her, as Mom molded us, and we mold our children, our children will mold their children. Mom made a difference in our lives by teaching us about Jesus Christ.

About twelve years ago, Mom played a tune at a Rainbow Girls officer installation. She had the girls sing a tune that I know and love called “I Am a Child of God”. I’d sing it for you, but I don’t believe under the circumstances I could get through singing it. I will read you the words of the first verse:

I am a child of God
And he has sent me here
Has given me an Earthly home
With parents kind and dear

Lead me, guide me, walk beside me
Help me find the way
Teach me all that I must do
To live with Him some day

There are more versus, but I think you get the idea. This is typical of Mom and how she was. She would do what she could to teach her children, her grandchildren, her students, and others, what she believed to be important, it was a way of life to her. For this reason, Mom may be gone, but she still lives on in all of us. Not just the DNA, but in the way of values and standards. It’s who we are. We all have our free agency, it’s up to us to keep her a part of us. Mom made a difference in all of us, because she cared.

I know that Jesus Christ lives and Mom continues to live on outside her body. I also know that by keeping the Lord’s commandments and abiding by His teachings, we can live with Him some day. I also know that the Lord has given us a way to be together again as a family. We must abide by and do as the Lord would want us to do.

Thanks Mom, from all of us, you did make a difference in all of us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. - Friday, December 5, 2003

YURCINA, Robert B. "Bob" Sr., 86, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 at home. He was born July 31, 1917 in Manifold, Pa., one of twelve children born to the late Stephen and Anna Bodish Yurcina.

He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II, where he was stationed in the South Pacific. Five brothers and two sisters also served in the military during World War II. He was a retired employee from Airco in Buffalo, N.Y.; a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 1907, VFW Post 437 and the American Legion in Pennsylvania and Moundsville; and a retired member of the Teamsters Union and the International Chemical Workers. He enjoyed gardening, golfing and cooking, especially making ginger snap cookies for others to enjoy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death in 1974 by his wife, Adelaide Hanly Yurcina; two brothers, Stephen and Charles Yurcina; and four sisters, Joan Blazowski, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth Yurcina. Survivors include a son, Robert B. (Anne) Yurcina Jr. of Sudbury, Mass.; two daughters, Carol (Peter) Smith of Seymour, Australia and Joella Legg of Moundsville; a step-daughter, Kay (Jack) Mason of Cameron, W.Va.; two sisters, Cora (Nick) Anthony of Canton, Ohio and Shirley Wolber of Cupertino, Calif.; three brothers, John Yurcina of Darlington, Pa., Thomas (Norma) Yurcina of Las Vegas, Nev. and William (Betty) Yurcina of New Cumberland, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Fr. Ronan Deegan as celebrant. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services. Vigil service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice, 98B East Cove Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003 or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


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