Marshall County Obituaries

July 2, 1905


About 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Ward, on South Penn street, occurred the death of Mrs. Louvisa Zane, widow of the late, E. E. Zane, in the 69th year of her age.

Deceased had been ill for several months of Bright's disease, although before that time she had enjoyed excellent health.

Deceased was formerly Miss Louvisa Tomlinson, and was born near Moundsville. She was a descendant of the famous discoverers of the Tomlinson mound at Moundsville. Her husband was for years a farmer on the Island. He died about sixteen years ago. Three children survive, Mrs. C. A. Keim, wife of the well known insurance and real estate man; Orloff Zane, real estate man, and Mrs. W. A. Ward, wife of the local stock broker.

She was a beloved member of St. Luke's Episcopal church, on the Island. The funeral will occur Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Services will be conducted by Rev. Jacob Brittingham, and interment will be at Greenwood cemetery.

She was the daughter of Abalard and Anne Gray Tomlinson.

Submitted by Phyllis Dye Slater.

GEORGE DAVID ZEAROTT (Died Aug 29, 1959.)

Zearott, George David of 162 Roosevelt Ave., Benwood, a driver for Sanders Motor Freight was accidentally drowned Saturday. Born at Boggs Run Oct 13 1923, a son of George F and Ishabell Callandar Zearott, he was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and a member of the Teamster's Union Local 397. Bereaved are his widow Anna Knollinger Zearott, his parents of Boggs Run: three sons, George, Gary and Bruce, all at home: one daughter Joyce Ann at home and a brother Jack also of Boggs Run. Friends are being received at the Beiswenger Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday at 2pm with the Rev. Rodney Josephson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.


Zearott, George William Frederick 68 of Boggs Run Road, Benwood, died Wednesday at this home. He was born Sep 5 1900 at Boggs Run, son of the late Leopole and Mary Baenig Zearott. He was a retired employee of Neibergall Ice Co.. His wife Mrs. Isabelle Callendar Zearott, died Dec 10, 1963. Survivors include one son Jack of Wheeling, two sisters Mrs. Neil Gillespie and Mrs. John Batchley, both of Wheeling: and nine grandchildren. Private services were held at 2pm Sunday at Beiswenger Funeral Home 3828 Jacob Street with the Reverend Carl L. Adelsperger, St. Stephens United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.


Gustave Edward Zearott, 65, blacksmith and lifelong resident of the Eighth ward died Monday morning at 11:25 am at his home 4500 Wetzel Street.

He was born in Wheeling on January 10, 1878, a son of Leopold and Augusta Kessler Zearott and was educated in the local schools.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby Caruthers Zearott to whom he was married on January 1, 1905: one daughter Mrs. Walter Denny, Warwood and one son Louis V. Zearott Los Angeles, CA: three brothers Herman Zearott, New England, WV, Louis and Leopold Zearott, both of Wheeling: one sister Mrs. Charles Bridgeman, Dundalk, MD. Four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

The body was removed to Fields funeral home pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.

MARIE ZEAROTT (Died Jan 6, 1921.)

Mrs. Marie Zearott, wife of Leopold Zearott who was run down by an automobile at Forty-eighth Street on December 13 last, succumbed to her injuries at the Ohio Valley General hospital Thursday evening at 7:45 o'clock. Deceased resided with her husband and family at Boggs Run and was in the 47th year of her age. She was born and raised in Wheeling, her maiden name being Marie Vaenig (Baenig).

Surviving are her husband and four children, George, Mabel, Marie and Lenora. She also leaves a mother and five sisters, viz. Mrs. Charles Hobright, Mrs. Frank Krogel, Miss Augusta Voenig (Baenig), Miss Lenora Vaenig (Baenig) and Mrs. Frank Butler of Sublett, Illinois. Also a brother Fred.

Services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the late residence. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Date of death was Jan 6, 1921.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.

LEOPOLD ZIEROTH (Died Feb 5, 1903.)

Thursday evening at his home. No. 4404 Wetzel street, occurred the death of Leopold Zieroth, in the seventy-fourth year of his age. The deceased was one of the best known German-American residents of the South Side, and he was held in the highest respect by all who knew him. He is survived by a wife and a family of grown children. The funeral services will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon, and interment will be made at Mt. Zion cemetery. Date of death was Feb. 5, 1903, Wheeling WV.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.

ZERVOS, Frank George, 64, of Forest Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, October 14, 2007, at home.

He was born November 20, 1942 in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late George Frank “Sparky” and Dorothy (Chin) Zervos.

Frank was Greek Orthodox by faith; and a retired coalminer from Consolidated Coal Shoemaker Mine in Benwood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy Zervos Carr in 2002.

Surviving are his companion, Paula Whorton of McMechen; one brother, Virgil Wayne “DoDo” (Sherry) Zervos of Moundsville; one half brother, Sparky Zervos; four daughters, Francine Zervos and Tammy White, both of Moundsville, and Jodi Moore and AmyJo Scyoc both of McMechen, W.Va.; four sons, Franky Vega, Inky Vega and Toby Vega all of Moundsville;18 grandchildren; several great-grand children; one uncle, John Zervos (Sophie) of Glen Dale, W.Va.; one aunt, Helen Leon of New Jersey; one niece; one nephew; and special friend, Doug Shimp of Moundsville.

Arrangements at Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville, on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Paul K, Smith officiating.

Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville.

Nick F. Zervos Sr.

ZERVOS, Nick F., Sr., age 87, of Eighth Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.

He was born October 18, 1918 in Dorothy, W.Va., the son of the late Frank and Irene Nickolas Zervos.

He was an WWII Army veteran; a retired employee from Conalco; a former Shoemaker in Whitesville, W.Va.; and a Greek Orthodox by faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Wayt Zervos; a daughter, Irene Campbell; two brothers, George “Sparky” and Bill Zervos; and sister, Julia Lagos.

He was a generous, loving and devoted father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle.

Survivors include a son, Nick, Jr. (Joyce) Zervos of Moundsville; three daughters, Christina (Rudy) Nardo of Shadyside, Ohio, Julie (Mike) Clayton of Moundsville and Lua (Todd Dolin) Wolverton of Glen Easton, W.Va.; a brother, John (Sophia) Zervos of Glen Dale; two sisters, Helen Leon of Wayne, N.J. and Tena Fasouletos of Rutherford, N.J.; eleven grandchildren, Nick Zervos, III of Moundsville, Lisa Clutter of Richwood, Ohio, Jennifer Long of Moundsville, Lisa Cost of Bellaire, Ohio, Jackie Meager of Elida, Ohio, Steven Nardo of Shadyside, Ohio, Tara Nightingale of Pittsburgh, Pa., Corinne and Brady Clayton of Moundsville, and Ashley Gregware and Todd Dolin, II, both of Glen Easton; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where Trisagon Prayer Service will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. and funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Spiro W. Kehayes officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

Nick Zervos, Jr.

ZERVOS, Nick F,, Jr., 60, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Sunday, May 27, 2007, in UPMC-Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born on June 18, 1946 in Moundsville, the son of the late Nick F. Zervos, Sr. and Virginia Wayt Zervos.

He was a retired crane operator from Ormet Aluminum; US Army veteran of Vietnam; Greek Orthodox and Christian by faith; an avid hunter; and fisherman with his grandson.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his parents Nick and Virginia Zervos, he was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Campbell.

His family includes his devoted wife, Joyce Ryan Zervos; a son, Nick (Tobi) Zervos, III, of Moundsville; two daughters, Lisa (Shawn) Clutter of Richwood, Ohio, and Jennifer Zervos of Moundsville; three sisters, Christina (Rudy) Nardo of Shadyside, Julie (Mike) Clayton of Limestone, Lua (Todd Dolin) Wolverton of Glen Easton; five grandchildren, Taylor, Allie, and Hannah Zervos, Cheyenne and Sierra Clutter; several nieces and nephews; a beloved dog, Zina; and talking parrot, Rosie.

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

Entombment in Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel, Moundsville, where Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military Graveside services.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, WV Affiliate, PO Box 1115, 1221-A Ohio Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

LOUIS ZEIROTT (Died March 2, 1966.)

Zeirott, Louis, 81, of 4328 McColloch St., died Wednesday in the Wheeling Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1885 a son of Lepold and Augusta Zeirott. Surviving are a brother Herman of Washington WV and several nieces and nephews. He was a retired carpenter. Friends may call at the Olszta Namlik Funeral Home 4510 Jabob St. Wheeling. Funeral services will be held at 2pm Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Rudolph Bischoff officiating. Burial will be in Roney's Point Cemetery.

Submitted by Pam Zierott.


Zeirott, Mr. Luvada Kathryn (Mom Williams), 81, of 3940 Jacob St. died at 12:45 pm Wednesday at Peterson Place. She was born April 15, 1887, in Proctor WV, daughter of the late John and Orpha J McGovern Ruckman. She attended Aldersgate Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Zeirott, in 1960. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth E. Williams and Walter L. Williams at the home: Thomas M. and George E. Williams both of Wheeling; two daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Virginia) Hart of Wheeling; Mrs. Victor (Mildred) Basil of Clearview: 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home 36th and Jacob Sts. Services there Saturday at 1:30 pm with the Rev. James R. Wooddell, Fourth Street Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Date of death was Aug. 7 1968

Submitted by Pam Zierott.

WILLIAM ZEIROTT (Died Jan 29, 1929.)

Services for William Zeirott, 53, of 4500 Eoff Street, who died Tuesday night at the Glendale hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an accident in the yard of the Benwood Mill of the Wheeling Steel Corp. will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Moses Bell, Boggs Run. Rev. John R. C. Haas, pastor of St. Paul's church, will officiate and interment will take place in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Date of death was Jan 29, 1929.

Misc. article regarding the accident:

Wheeling Man Dies Result of Mishap at Benwood Mill
William Zearrott Dies After Falling Into Hole at Plant.

William Zearrott, 53, of 4500 Wetzel Street Wheeling died at 10:15 o'clock last night in the Glendale hospital of injuries received in an unusual accident in the yard of the Wheeling Street Corp. plant at Benwood.

Zearrott fell in a hole at the plant at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and struck his head on a brick. He was unconscious when reached by fellow workmen.

An ambulance was summoned and the victim was rushed to the hospital where it was found that a fracture of the skull had been sustained.

Dr. D. B. Ealy coroner of Marshall County, conducted an autopsy and rendered a verdict of accidental death due to fracture of the skull and hemorrhage of the brain.

The body was removed to the Cooey-Bentz morgue. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Zearrott was unmarried and is survived by four brothers and one sister.

Submitted by Pam Zierott.


Funeral services for Mrs. August Zierott, 76, who died Saturday, will be held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles Bridgeman, 4500 Wetzel Street. Rev. August C Rasche of St. Pauls Evangelical church will officiate. Burial will take place in Mount Zion Cemetery.

Date of death was Sept. 13, 1924 in Wheeling WV.

Submitted by Pam Zeirott.

Pete Zukoff Jr.

ZUKOFF, Pete Jr., 83, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Friday, June 22, 2007, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale.

He was born on April 30, 1924, in Moundsville, the son of the late Pete and Lena Tkach Zukoff.

He was retired from trucking and excavating, a business he loved; a member of Trinity Episcopal Church; and a life-time member of Junior Order of Mechanics.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Zukoff; a brother, Fred Zukoff; and a sister, Pearl Sawinski.

Survivors include two sons, Pete Steven (Teresa) Zukoff of Moundsville, and David R. (Joni) Zukoff of Houston, Texas; three sisters, Olga Zukoff, Martha Zukoff, and Beth (Dean) Frinkley, all of Moundsville.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 6-9 p.m., at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, Oak Street and Linden Ave., Moundsville, with the Rev. Dr. Patricia Gerrdes officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.