Ohio County "K" Obituaries   


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, May 19, 1966]

KAMMER, Joseph O., 72, of 139 Center St., Elm Grove, died Wednesday in the Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Wheeling, Sept. 4, 1893, a son of Joseph D. and Elizabeth Niehaus Kammer. He lived his entire life in Wheeling. He was a veteran of World War I, and for many years was associated with the David D. Kammer & Sons. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church, and the Holy Name Society of the Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 1. He was first married to Manetta Fralinger who died in 1951, and later married Marie Sturgeon Kammer who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Brother Joseph D. Kammer & Sons. He er in Tyngsboro, Mass., and Charles W. Kammer of Wheeling; four daughters, Mrs. Harold Kelly of Wheeling, Mrs. Paul Freismuth of Wheeling, Mrs. Dennis Link of St. Clairsville, and Mrs. Jack Savage of Wheeling; two brothers, John Kammer and George Kammer, both of Wheeling; three sisters, Sister M. Agatha of Mt. St. Joseph in Wheeling, Mrs. Frank Klug of Wheeling, and Mrs. Thomas Gribben of Wheeling; and 27 grandchildren. One brother, Ottmar Kammer preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Kruger St., Elm Grove, on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Requiem High mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:45 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul's Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Recitation of the rosary will be on Friday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, February 18, 2000]

KARAKAS, Mary Elizabeth, 67, of 304 Buckeye St., Tiltonsville, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Wheeling Hospital. She was a clerk with the former J.C. Penney store in downtown Wheeling, a nursing assistant at Ford Hull - Mar Nursing Home, Yorkville, and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville. She was preceded in death, by her husband, Joseph A. Sr.; her parents, Gustav and Mary Ann Fendrick Gulyban; and a sister, Irene Gulyban. Surviving are a son, Joseph A. Jr. and his wife, Maria, of Tiltonsville; a daughter, Mary Jo Willis and her husband, William "Sam," of Tiltonsville; two brothers, Gustav Gulyban of Clearwater, Fla., and John R. Gulyban of Danna, Texas; and two grandchildren, Jerry C. Jr. and Krista Jo Davis both of Tiltonsville. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2 4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday, with wake services 3:30 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 337 Jefferson St., Tiltonsville. Funeral liturgy with Mass, be will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiltonsville. Interment in Upland Cemetery, Yorkville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, February 17, 1882]

KASLEY - On Wednesday evening, at 6:15 o'clock, Ralph Erwin, son of S. H. and M. E. Kasley, aged 7 months and 14 days. Funeral from the residence of Alexander Taylor, 2107 Chapline street, Friday, at 2 p. m. Friends invited to attend. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Wheeling Register, January 23, 1889

(ELIZABETH) KEENAN--Tuesday, January 22, 1889, at 7:20 o'clock p.m. Elizabeth, wife of John Keenan, aged 39 years, 2 months and 25 days. Funeral from her late residence No. 2811 Chapline Street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Peninsula Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to attend. Elizabeth Keenan died of typhoid fever.

(Kay Kuebeler)

Taken from Wheeling News Register, Dec 29, 1941


Yorkville Plant Employee Dies Suddenly in Wheeling on Sunday

Daniel W. Keenan, 65, veteran employe of the Yorkville plant, Wheeling Steel Corporation, and resident of this vicinity his entire life, died suddenly Sunday at the home of a cousin, Mrs.Margaret Smith, 2408 Wood Street. Mr. Keenan worked with the night shift at Yorkville Saturday. Shortly after arriving at the Smith home, where he usualy spent each Sunday, he was striken and died within a short time. Born in Wheeling, August 10, 1876, a son of John and Elizabeth Gamble Keenan, he had spent his entire life in this vicinity. He had been employed at the Yorkville plant for the past 20 years. Mr. Keenan resided with a sister, Mrs. Eizabeth Burns, at Martins Ferry. He was a member of the Kain club of Wheeling. Surviving are his wife Elizabeth Waters Keenan; three daughters, Misses Margaret, Elizabeth and Catherine Keenan, all of East Liverpol, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns, of Martins Ferry, and Mrs. Arch Bero, of Wheeling; and five brothers; David, of Steubenville, Ohio, Thomas of Washington, PA.. John, Samuel, and Robert Keenan, all of this city. - Funeral services are to be held in the Schmeichel Funeral Home chapel Wednesday aternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J.H. A. Bomberger, rector of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be in Peninsula Cemetery.

(Kay Kuebeler)

Wheeling News-Register, March 22, 1955


Frank H. (Red) Keenan died suddenly at his home in Wheeling on Monday.

He was born in Wheeling, July 31, 1904, son of Mrs. Maude Wilson Allen and John Keenan. He was an electrician by trade and of recent weeks had been working at the Wheeling Galvanizing Plant at Martins Ferry.

Deceased was a member of No. 141 Electrical Workers Union, of Wheeling.

He was married to the former Harriet Ott, who survives, as do his parents, John Keenan, Akron, O.; and Mrs. Charles Allen, of Warwood; one sister, Mrs. Harvey Major, Detroit; two brothers, Howard A. Keenan, Warwood; and William Keenan, of Melville, N.J.; one son, John Ott, at home, several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Kepner's, Thirty-sixth and Jacob Sts.

(Lonnie Fink)

Wheeling News-Register, Nov 27, 1990


KEENAN, Harriet Rebecca Ott, 88, of South Frazier Ave., Wheeling, died Monday at home. She was a retired employee of Bloch Brothers Tobacco Co., Wheeling, and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, in 1955. Surviving are a son, John R., of Wheeling. There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob streets, Wheeling.

(Lonnie Fink)

Wheeling Register, October 11, 1930


Resident of South Chapline Street for Half Century Passes Away at Home Friday Afternoon

John Keenan Sr., 83, widely known Wheeling resident, succumbed to an extended illness at 3:25 o'clock p.m. yesterday at his home, 2811 Chapline Street, where he had resided for the past 58 years. He had been in failing health for three weeks. Death was attributed to the infirmities incident to his advanced years. A native of Port Glenone, County Derry Ireland, Mr Keenan was born April 30, 1847. Coming to this country and to Wheeling when a youth, the decedent was associated with the old Riverside Iron Works and later the United States Steel corporation for nearly half a century. He retired in 1920. Always active in local fraternal circles, Mr. Keenan enjoyed a large circle of friends here. He was affiliated with the Baltimore lodge No. 6, Knghts of Pythias, the Ancient Order of United Workmen and Wheeling Lodge, Knights of Malta

. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Margaret Jane Garvey, and the following children: Mrs. John Burns of Martins Ferry, Mrs. Arch Bero of Wheeling, David G. Keenan of Steubenville, Daniel W. at home, John Jr. of Wheeling, Thomas J. of Washington , Pa. and Robert and Samuel S.Keenan also of this city. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements for Mr Keenan were indefinite las night.

Mr Keenan's first wife was the late Elizabeth Gamble Keenan.

(Kay Kuebeler)

Wheeling News-Register April 15, 1961

KEENAN, THOMAS J., 77, of 614 Dewey Street, Martins Ferry, died in the Martins Ferry Hospital at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday. He was admitted at 12:30 p.m. Monday after accidently catching his clothing on fire. He was born March 19, 1884 in Wheeling, West Virginia, a son of John and Elizabeth Gamble Keenan. He was a retired roller in the tin mill at Washington, Pa. Surviving are two sons, Howard and Thomas in Washington, Pa; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Krevas of Cleveland; two brothers , Robert of Akron, and Stewart of Wheeling; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns of Martins Ferry, and Mrs. Mary Bero of Wheeling, West Virginia. Friends may call at the Keller Funeral Home in Martins Ferry after 7 o'clock tonight. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Kay Kuebeler)


Thomas James "Bud" Keenan Jr., 85, of Washington, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2001, in Horizon Senior Care, Washington following a two month illness. He was born July 9, 1916, in Washington, a son of Thomas James Sr., and Zetta Nebling Keenan. Mr Keenan attended Washington High School and was employed by Keenan Mobile Homes. He loved animals.

Surviving are a brother, Howard W. Keenan, of Washington, a sister Mildred Krevas of Willowick, Ohio, and a niece and three nephews. Deceased are two half brothers Kenneth and Merrill Keenan, sons of Thomas James Keenan Sr.'s first marriage.

(Kay Kuebeler)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, March 25, 2000]

KELLY, John J., 75 of Steubenville, died Friday March 24, 2000, in LanciaVilla Royale Nursing Home, Steubenville. He was a retired employee of the Ohio Power Co., and a former printer for the Herald-Star, Steubenville, with 27 years of service, a member of Our Lady of Lourds Catholic Church, Wintersville and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Elizabeth McDougal Kelly; a son, John; two brothers, Daniel and Martin; three sisters, Annie Kelly, Beatrice Bland, and Betty Roe. Surviving are his wife, Anna Listmann Kelly; two sons, Daniel of Steubenville, Michael of Columbus Ohio; a daughter, Kathleen Kelly of Youngstown; six grandchildren. Friends received 2-4 Sunday and 7-9 p.m. at Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady Lourds Catholic Church. Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville. Vigil service at 3:79 p.m. Sunday, Knights of Columbus rosary devotions at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, February 22, 1871]


A Boy Killed at the Top Mill.

Last evening, between four and five o'clock, a boy about ten years or age, named Baker Kemple, who has been engaged as a keg carrier in the Top Mill, met a most horrible death. He was engaged in carrying empty nail kegs from one part or the mill to another, and in his in his passage was obliged to step over a wheel that showed up through the floor, perhaps a foot, and which had spindles three or four inches long on it, and which was revolving with great rapidity. As he passed over the wheel, his foot slipped, and he fell to the floor. As he fell the rapidly revolving spindles or teeth; or whatever they are, on the wheel, caught in his jacket, and almost instantly his head was beaten into a shapeless mass. When the machinery was stopped it was impossible to tell that the sickening mass of blood and flesh had ever been a human being. The remains of the unfortunate boy were taken to his mother, who is nearly heart broken at this sudden and terrible bereavement.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 30, 1922]


The body of Mrs. James P. Kennedy, 38 years old, wife of a well known employe of the Steam Electric company, who died Saturday afternoon at Bellaire, will be sent to Castle Shannon, Pa., today for burial.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 5, 1957]

KENNON, Ethel Mary, of 105 W. Forty-first St., Shadyside, died today at 9 a.m. in Bellaire City Hospital, where she had been confined for one week. She had been in poor health for four years. Born near Bethesda, May 28, 1884, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Alice Phillips Bolon. She had been a resident of Shadyside for 21 years. Surviving are her husband, Clarence W.; four daughters, Mrs. Wanetta Brazek of Canton, Miss Lucille of Barnesville, Mrs. Mae Turner of Bethesda, Mrs. Mary Brock of Toronto, O.; two sons, Willis of Shadyside and Donald of Bellaire; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Tolbert and Mrs. Emma Murphy both of Bethesda; four brothers, Stanley, Ross, and Harley, all of Bethesda, and Raymond of Detroit; and eight grandchildren. She was a member of the Shadyside Christian Church. Friends may call at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, Bellaire. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: WDR, June 4, 1890]

KERRISK-Monday, June 2d, at 9 o’clock p.m., Emma, daughter of T. and Sarah Kerrisk. Requiem mass at the Cathedral on Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock. Interment private.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer - 11/12/1971

Death Notices

ENTERED INTO REST - Kiefer, On Wednesday, Nov. 10.1971, MRS. RUTH D. KIEFER, in her 80th year. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, Thirty sixth and Jacob streets, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services there Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Rudolf H. Rischoff officiating. Intermet in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)

"Wheeling News-Register" - Wed, October 31, 1917

EDWARD KINDLEBERGER killed in Motorcycle Accident.

Edward Kindleberger, 48, of 164 Seventeenth St, was instantly killed last night, shortly before 11 o'clock, when a side car driven by T. S. Bolen, also of 164 Seventeenth St, crashed into an automobile driven by Clarence J. Feeny, Secretary-treasurer of the G. S. Feeny candy company, near the center of the Suspension Bridge.

Feeny`s car was standing perfectly still and was hugging the right extremity of the driveway when the crash came.

Mr. Feeny was driving towards the Island, and Bolen and Kindleberger headed cityward, enroute from Bridgeport.

"I saw the single headlight of what I supposed to be a motorcycle approaching," said Mr. Feeny last night explaining the accident. "From the position of the light I feared the Cycle if it maintained the same course, could not clear my car. When the light drew nearer and nearer with no apparent change of direction, I brought my Car to a stop, still expecting the motorcycle to turn out. I had my headlights dimmed. Even when the cycle's headlights was but a few yards in the front of my machine, I could see the sidecar.

The next instant the sidecar crashed into the Automobile. I immediately started on foot toward the bridge tollhouse on foot for assistance, as I could not see no one around at the time of the accident and was along in the car, but two men came running up to then.

The man in the sidecar moved a little when we came over to him, but was dead when the officers arrived a few minutes."

Although the sidecar was badly wrecked, Kindleberger was not even thrown from the seat, and Bolen, driving the cycle was entirely unmarried. Both men were hurried to the City in the ambulance, where a brief examination verified that Kindelberger was dead. No examination to determine the wounds which caused the death was made last night, as an autopsy will performed today. Kindleberger's face and head were not cut. It is believed his neck was broken.

Kindelberger was unmarried. He was well know throughout the City, having been engaged as a night cab driver for many years and later was employed at the Burns and Church stable.

Note: Edward Kindleberger was the Son of Fredrick and Mary Shorts Kindleberger.

(Mary Staley)

"Wheeling News Register" - Dec 21, 1943

GEORGE H. KINDELBERGER, former Wheeling Mortician, dies in the South.

George H. Kindelberger, 72, former Wheeling Mortician died Monday afternoon at 1`oclock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William A. Rogers in Stewart Tenn, according to word received here late last evening.

Mr. Kindelberger, who established the first funeral home in this city at 148 sixteenth St, in 1912, conducted the establishment for more then thirty years prior to his retirement.

Deceased was born in Wheeling and had spent practically his entire life here. He attended the fourth ward school but left his studied early to learn the tin trade and served his apprenticeship with T.W. Simpson, tinner.

In 1894, Me Kindleberger went into the funeral business with the late Louis Bertschy and was associated with him for six years. Mr. Kindleberger received his West Virginia State embalmer's license in 1907 and five years later established the Kindleberger Funeral Home, one of the firsts in West Virginia.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wheeling during his residents here. He was prominently identified with Wheeling Council No.1, Junior Order of American Mechanics, having held positions of that order and had been affiliated with the organization for more then half a century.

Surviving is his wife, Lydia Kindleberger: Two Daughters, Mrs. Charles Eshleman of Columbia S.C., Mrs. William A. Rogers of Stewart, Tenn, and a Sister, Mrs. George Myers.

The body is to be taken to the Bertschy Memorial Mortuary upon arrival in Wheeling from the South Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be conducted in the Bertschy Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Note: George H. Kindleberger was the son of Fredrick and Mary Shorts Kindleberger.

(Mary Staley)


[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Friday, February 18, 1983]

KIRBY, Carl T., 72, of AAA Plaza, Moundsville, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. He was a former employee of the B&O Railroad in Benwood and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Clare Faulkiner Kirby; a daughter, Mrs. Allan (Andrea) Goode of Moundsville; a brother, Paul of Adamsfield, Ohio; a sister, Geraldine Pendleton of Gallipolis, Ohio; three grandchildren. Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where services will be held be at 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, January 7, 1882]

KIRK - At Bellaire, O., on Friday, January 6, 1882, MARY KIRK. Funeral on Sunday, January 8, at 11 o'clock a.m. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery, Wheeling. Friends are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Herman P. Klug

Died Oct 1980

Herman P. Klug, 75, of Route 1, Box 58, Tridelphia, died Sunday in the Ohio Vally Medical Center. He was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Tridelphia. He was a retired employee of C.A. Robrecht Co. He was preceded in death by three daughters, Mary Klug in 1939, Alice Marie Klug in 1952 and Mrs. Katheryn Ann Mosa in 1978; a son, Joseph R. Klug in 1967. Surviving are his wife, Rita Bleifus Klug, a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Rita Kubancik of Benwood; three sons, William J. and Leo M. (Mike) both of Tridelphia, Thomas E. of Wheeling; a sister, Sister Mary Michaella Klug, S.S.J., Wheeling; a brother, Frank H. of Elm Grove; 11 grandchildren. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 7-9 pm. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9pm Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am Wednesday at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Tridelphia. Interment in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Vigil Services 8pm Tuesday.

(M. Theresa Cox)


EARL S. KNABE, 69, retired member of the Wheeling Fire department and life resident of this city, succumbed to an illness Wednesday afternoon at 4:40 o'clock in Wheeling hospital. Surviving are a daughter, Marie Knabe, at home; and grandaughter Miss Harriett Bannister of this city. Friends received at the Bertschy Memorial Mortuary where a service will be held Friday. Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

(Barbara Johnson)


[Source: Wheeling Register, March 18, 1935]

Edgar James Knight

Starting this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the chapel of the Springer funeral home, services will be conducted for Edgar James Knight, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Knight of Triadelphia who died Saturday at the family home. Rev. William Gilmore, pastor of the Triadelphia M. E. church will be the minister in charge, and burial will be in Stone Church cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, October 21, 1955]

Hilda Knoblich

Mrs. Hilda M. Schneid Knoblich of 2509 Vance Ave, Warwood, died yesterday at 5:30 p.m. at her home after suffering a heart attack.

She was born in Wheeling, April 26, 1906. She was educated in the Catholic schools and was married to Max R. Knoblich. For the past 14 years, she had lived in Warwood. She was a member of the Corpus Christi Church and the Christian Mother's Society. She was also a member of the ICBA.

Surviving are her husband, a son, John, student at West Liberty; her father, Louis Schneid, Wheeling and a sister, Mrs. Parry Branch, Wheeling.

Friends will be received at Altmeyer's, 1400 Eoff St., after 6 p.m. today. Brief services in the chapel at 8:15 a.m. Monday, with Requiem Mass at 9 a.m. in Corpus Christi Church. ICBA will recite the rosary at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, and the Christian Mothers will meet at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 1, 1965]

KNOBLICH, Max R., 70, formerly of 42 1/2 National Rd. and Warwood, died Wednesday in a Columbus Hospital. He was born in Germany, Sept. 1, 1894, and was a retired employe of the American Oil Co. His wife, Hilda Schneid Knoblich, died in 1955. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 344. Surviving are one son, John L., of Columbus; one grandchild; a sister and brother in Germany. Friends received after 6 p.m. today at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St. A High Mass of Requiem at 9 a.m. Saturday in Corpus Christi Church, Warwood. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary recitation Friday at 8.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Mrs. ANNA B. KOON is Stricken on Thursday

Mrs. Anna Belle Hoyt Koon, life resident of this vicinity died yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at her home rear 2344 Eoff street following a five years' illness.

She was born at Moundsville, July 4, 1852, a daughter of the late Perry and Rebecca Rhodes. Her education was received in the public schools and she had resided in this vicinity her entire life.

Surviving are three sons, Perry, Jess and James Koon (should be Hoyt) all of Wheeling; one daughter, Mrs. Eva. Mongold (should be Mangold) of Wheeling; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Tucker of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Her husband died several years ago.

The body has been removed to the Bruemmer - Braun funeral home. Arrangements for the services are incomplete but Rev. W. H. Fields of the First Christian Church will be the officiating minister and burial will occur in Mount Zion cemetery. -Wheeling News Register, Friday, Dec. 21, 1934, page 2


At 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Bruemmer and Braun funeral home, last rites will be conducted for Mrs. Anna Belle Koon, 82, whose death occurred Thursday at her home, rear 2344 Eoff Street. Services will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Fields, pastor of First Christian church. Burial will be in Mount Zion cemetery.

Mrs. Koon is survived by three sons, Perry, Jess and James Hoyt, of Wheeling and one daughter, Mrs. Eva Mangold, of Wheeling; one sister, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was a native of Moundsville.

-Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday Dec. 22, 1934, page 4

(Debbi Anthony)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, September 18, 1955]

Mrs. Clara Belle Koontz, 14 Seventh St., McMechen, died at the Valley Haven Rest Home at Beech Bottom at 12:05 p.m. Saturday after a lingering illness.

Born in Wheeling, daughter of the late Robert and Julia Crupe Fordyce, the deceased was a member of the McMechen Methodist Church and a widow of the late Rudolph Koontz.

For the past 15 years she had made her home with a niece, Mrs. Mary Johns of Seventh St., McMechen.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Nixon, Wheeling, and Mrs. G. C. Barbe, Harriman, Tenn.

Her body has been removed to the Riggs Funeral Home in McMechen where funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 1, 1939]


At 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon obsequies are to be held at the late home, Eleventh and Logan streets, McMechen, for James A. Koontz, 49, employee of the Benwood plant of the Wheeling Steel corporation, whose death occurred Sunday.

Rev. A. R. Bennett, pastor of Benwood Methodist Christian church, and Rev. Archie Mackey, pastor of the McMechen Christian church, will be in charge. Mount Zion cemetery is to be the place of interment.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday July 5, 1946]

Joseph Kosvanec, Dillonvale, Dies

James Kosvanec, 82, retired Jefferson county farmer, died in Martins Ferry hospital Thursday after being a patient several days. He had been ill six months and serious two weeks.

He was born in Czechoslovakia January 14, 1864, and for many years had a farm near Smithfield. For the past 21 years he had resided with his daughter, Mrs. Jerry Van Benedum of Dillonvale.

His wife, Katherine Kosvanec, died 12 years ago.

Surviving, besides the daughter, is one son, Joseph Kosvanec of Pittsburgh, and five grandchildren.

The body is at the Charles Wilson funeral home, Dillonvale, and Saturday morning will be taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Van Benedum, for services Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. C. M. Yates of Dillonvale Methodist church will conduct services and burial will be in Northern cemetery, Smithfield.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Martins Ferry Times-Leader, Friday, 20 May 1932

Mrs. Caroline Krieger, 76, widow of Charles Krieger, was found dead in bed in the home of Mrs. W. F. Krieger, at Elm Grove, early this morning. Until three years ago, she had been a resident of Woodmont.

She had been suffering with a heavy cold and attending physicians believed she was improving. Tuesday, she visited with her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Darrah, in Martins Ferry, and Thursday was about her home as usual.

Thursday night she retired about 10 o'clock. This morning at 4 o'clock, her sister-in-law awakened and noticed Mrs. Krieger was not breathing. She arose, made a hasty examination and then sent for Dr. Petticord, of Wheeling. He found life had been extinct for some time, possibly since midnight.

The deceased was born at Clarington, Nov. 7, 1855, a daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Boettner Klebe. Her husband had passed away 22 years ago. She leaves the following children: John Krieger and Mrs R.L. Woods of R.D. Martins Ferry; Mrs Herbert Darrah of Woodmont; W.H. Krieger of Colerain; Mrs. Harry Bock of Wheeling; 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mary Mehl of Clarington and Mrs. P.C. Phillip of Cincinnati are sisters of the deceased.

She resided on a farm west of Martins Ferry for 36 years, going to Elm Grove to make her home with her sister-in-law, Mrs. W.F. Krieger, after the latter's husband died three years ago. She was a member of First Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Delta Alpha class.

Martins Ferry Times Leader, Saturday, 21 May 1932

Mrs. Caroline Krieger, 76, former resident of Woodmont, Martins Ferry, died suddenly in the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. W.F. Krieger, Elm Grove, Friday, May 20.

The remains were taken to the Heslop and Sons funeral home, Martins Ferry, and late Friday were moved to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Darrah, at Woodmont, where rites will be conducted Monday, May 23, at 3 p.m. Rev. S.A. Stephan, of Martins Ferry, and Rev. E.J. Pfeifer, of Wheeling, will officiate. Interment will take place in Weeks Cemetery.

(Gene Huffman)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, January 27, 1976]

KRITZ- George J., Jr., 26, of 4538 Highland Ave., Shadyside, died Tuesday in New Martinsville. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Shadyside, and an employee of the B.&O. Railroad. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Tana Tribett Kritz; his parents, George J. and Helen Miernik Kritz of Shadyside; a son, Jason P., at home; a brother, Stephen of Shadyside. Friends received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Concelebrated Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. for George Kritz and Mike Sabo in St. James Church, McMechen. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Vigil service Friday at 8 p.m.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Kuca, local dentist dies at age 52

Moundsville dentist, Robert J. Kuca, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000 at home. He was 52. A Wheeling resident, he was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Wheeling, son of the late Mathew and Mary Kwast Kuca.

He ws a dentist in Moundsville for more than 27 years. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling; the Moundsville rotary; and the Knights of Pythias.

He did his undergraduate studies at Wheeling Jesuit University, and was a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry.

Surviving are his wife, Martha A. "Marty" Mowder Kuca; a son, Michael Winesburg and his wife, Karen, of Wheeling; a daughter, Jill Guazzelli and her husband, Christopher, of Del Ray Beach, Fla; a grandson, Ronnie Marling of Wheeling.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling with the Rev. Patrick Condron as celebrant, Interment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 13, Glen Dale, W.Va. 26938 or to the American Heart Association.

(Phyllis Slater)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, February 17, 2000]

KUHN, Jacob Daniel, infant son of John Dale of Bannock and Marcy Lynn Slaven Kuhn of Triadelphia, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Surviving are two sisters, Karissa Kuhn of McMechen, and Kira Kuhn at home; his paternal grandparents, Mike and Judith Taubenheim; a paternal grandmother, Betty Kuhn, and a maternal grandfather, Herbert Slaven. Friends received 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 219 Main St., Claysville, Pa. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Claysville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in care of Heinrich Funeral Home, Box 539, Claysville, PA 15323 or to the charity of donor's choice.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 4, 1916]

KURNER - On Sunday, Jan. 2, 1916, at 7 o’clock p.m. at Wheeling Hospital, Joseph Kurner. Funeral services at the Bertschy parlor, 104 16th street, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends invited. Interment private.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, June 8, 1918] On Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock Emma Jeanette Kyle passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kyle, of 108 Virginia street. Miss Kyle was in the 18th year of her age and during the past year had been a student at the Mount de Chantal academy. Death resulted from an attack of typhoid fever. Besides her parents, one brother survives. Lieutenant George R. Kyle, who is with the Second Infantry, now located at Honolulu, Hawaii. Funeral services will be held at the family residence this afternoon at 4 o'clock and a private interment will be made at Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, March 3, 1930]


G. A. Kyle, Formerly of Elm Grove Succumbs at Pittsburgh

Gustavus A. Kyle, 79, former Wheeling resident, died Saturday night at 10:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd E. Wilkinson, 23 Mead avenue, Bellevue, Pittsburgh, according to word received here yesterday. Mr. Kyle, it was said, had been in ill health for some time and had been confined to his bed for the past five weeks. The decedent had resided in Elm Grove for many years and late last fall moved with his wife to Pittsburgh, where they had planned to spend the winter with their daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Kyle had intended coming back to Elm Grove in the spring. Mr. Kyle was born in Ohio, but had resided in the Wheeling district the major part of his life. For several years he was an instructor in the Triadelphia district schools and in recent years had been interested in real estate promotions. He leaves his widow, three daughters, Mrs. J. W. Lineberger, Glendale, Mrs. C. W. Clarkson and Mrs. Floyd Wilkinson, Pittsburgh; two sons, George I. and Frank E. Kyle of Akron and one sister, Mrs. Brook Hedges of short Creek. One brother, C. D. Kyle of Wellsburg and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. The body has been removed to the Springer home at Elm Grove where services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. S. H. Chapman of the Triadelphia M. E. church will officiate and interment will follow in the Stone Church cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)