Ohio County "L" Obituaries   
 


DANIEL H. LADY, Jr.

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, March 28, 1970]

LADY, Daniel H. Jr., 73, of 112 North Seventh St., Martins Ferry died Friday morning at Martins Ferry Hospital. He was born in Martins Ferry, Dec. 21, 1896, son of Daniel Sr. and Rose Heslop Lady. He was a retired employe of the Republic Steel Company, Canton, Surviving are his widow, Jennie Davis Lady; one sister, Mrs. Ida Holliday of Martins Ferry. Friends received at the Heslop Funeral Home, Martins Ferry, after 7 p.m. today. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


RUTH I. MURPHY LAKE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, March 16, 2000]

LAKE, Ruth I. Murphy, 77, of McMechen, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, in Wheeling Hospital. She was retired from the former Reichart Furniture Co., Wheeling, and a member of McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George D. and Josephine E. Raber Murphy: and three sisters. Nell Lewis, Bessie Oser and Mildred Sabo Surviving are a son. Michael E. and his wife, Bonnie, of Wheeling: a daughter, Darla J. Frazier of Benwood: seven grandchildren: a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews Friends received 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home. 2 14 Marshall St., McMechen, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may he made to the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church, East 8th and Marshall streets, McMechen, WV 26040.

(Cheryl McCombs)


RUTH I. MURPHY LAKE

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, March 16, 2000]

LAKE - On Tuesday, March 14, 2000, RUTH I. MURPHY LAKE, in her 78th year.

Her survivors include seven grandchildren, Michael, Sean and Dilan Lake, all of Wheeling, Darla Marie Matsakis of Bloomingdale, N. J., Charlie Frazier of Vienna, W.Va. Jennifer L. Frazier of Moundsville, and Danielle Hope Frazier of Benwood; a great-granddaughter, Maria J. Matsakis of Bloomingdale; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Glen Baker Jr, officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Gardens, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church, East 8th and Marshall streets, McMechen, WV 26040.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LAKOMY, Sr. MARY FABIAN

On November 8, 2004, age 94, of the Felician Order, Coraopolis, in her 78th year of religious life. Born in Neffs, OH, she grew up in Wheeling, WV. Sister received both a bachelor's and master's degree in Education from Duquesne University. More than 50 years as an educator, Sr. Fabian was prinicipal of St. Cyprians, St. Adalbert School, St. Joseph School and St. Louice de Marillac. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Catherine Lakomy of Wheeling; two nieces and more than 2,000 sisters of the Felician Congregation. Friends received in the Provincial House, 1500 Woodcrest Ave., Coraopolis, Friday, 2-8pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, 10:30am in the convent chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements made by ANTHONY J. SANVITO, INC. FUNERAL HOME.


AL LANDER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 21, 1932]

Lander Funeral

This afternoon, beginning at 2 o'clock at the residence of his brother, J. W. Lander of 401 Marshall street, McMechen, funeral rites will be conducted for Al Lander, prison guard at the West Virginia state penitentiary and former Benwood officer and police chief, who succumbed Friday.

His pastor, the Rev. A. R. Bennett of Benwood M. E. church will officiate at the rites and interment will follow in McMechen cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WILLIAM CHRISTIAN LANDMYER

[Source: Wheeling Register, Sunday, March 3, 1889]

LANDMYER - On Friday, Match 1st , 1889 at 6:15 o'clock a. m., WILLIAM CHRISTIAN LANDMYER, in the 65th year of his age.

Funeral from his late residence on Wood's Run, Sunday afternoon, March 3d at 2 o'clock.

Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Calvary.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNA D. SMIGLE LANG

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Thursday, January 4, 1990]

LANG, Anna D. Smigle, 78, formerly of McMechen, died in Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvard R., in 1986. Surviving are a son, David R. of Bridgeport; two daughters, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Kessler of McMechen and Mrs. John (Agnes Ann) Mulvihill of Columbus; two brothers, Michael and Joseph Smigle, both Farmington; a sister, Mary Ignacak of Barton; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, McMechen. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery, Blaine. Vigil services at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Unknown Wheeling paper, 1940

Andrew Langmyer

Prominent Truck Gardener to be buried at Mt. Calvary

Funeral services for the late Andrew Langmyer, 78, of Big Wheeling creek, who died Tuesday morning, will be held from the home at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday morning. Solemn high mass of requiem will follow at 9 o'clock at St. Vincent de Paul's. Roman Catholic Church at Elm grove. Interment will be in Mt. Calvery cemetery.

The remains were removed to the late home yesterday afternoon from the Altmeyer & Sons funeral home.

Born in Beiburg, Germany, November 18, 1862, a son of the late Mathew and Teresa Mangmyer, he came to the United States at the age of 21 years. For several years he was associated with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company.

He later accepted a position as gardner for the late William Stamm, at Stamm's Place, located then opposite Wheeling Park, along the National Road. In 1912 he moved onto the farm on Big Wheeling creek and with his sons had operated the truck garden and farm since.

For a number of years he served as deputy sheriff of Marshall County from the Bg Wheeling creek district.

On February 7, 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Ann Storch at St. Mary's Catholic church, with Rev. Father Shelf officiating, on February 7, 1938 they observed their golden wedding anniversary.

Surviving are is widow, Mrs. Anna Storch Langmyer. Three daughters, Mrs. Mary Breiding, of Big Wheeling creek; Mrs. Katherince Folmar of Edington Lane and Miss Clara Langmyer, at home. Five sons also survive and are Albert, Louis and John, all at home; Joseph of Middle Wheeling creek. A son Anthony, died in 1907. He is also survived by eight grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul's Roman Catholic church of Elm Grove, and also of the Holy Name society of that parish.

The Holy Name society of St. Vincent de Paul's church, will meet at the home on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock to recite the Rosary.

(M. Theresa Cox)


BRIDGET LANTRY

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Tuesday, April 10, 1923]

Funeral For Aged South Side Resident Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Bridget Lantry, 80 years old, whose death occurred Monday morning, will be conducted from her late residence, No. 4330 Jacob street, Thursday morning at 11:30 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock at the St. Mary's Catholic church. Interment Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Mrs. Lantry was born and reared in Wheeling. She was one of the best known residents of South Wheeling, having resided in the Eighth Ward for the past sixty-five years. She was a member of the St. Mary’s church and affiliated with the Christian Mothers' society of the parish.

Four sons and two daughters survive. They are: John, James, Andrew and Edward, and Misses Mary and Loretta.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ELLA A. LANTRY

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

MISS ELLA A. LANTRY.

Funeral services for Ella A. Lantry, who died Saturday afternoon following a brief illness, will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Bridget Lantry, of No. 200 Seventeenth street. Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock at the St., Joseph's Cathedral. Burial will be made in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN LANTRY

[Source: Wheeling Register, Wednesday, April 19, 1882]

LANTRY - Tuesday, April 18, 1882, at 1:15 A. M., JOHN LANTRY, in the 58th year of his age.

Funeral from his late residence, corner of Forty-fifth and Jacob streets, this morning at 9 o'clock. Interment at Mt. Calvary cemetery.

Friends are invited to attend.

[Cincinnati papers please copy.]

(Cheryl McCombs)


HELEN McFADDEN LARKIN

Friday October 12, 1951 -Wheeling News Register

Mrs. Helen McFadden Larkin, a member of one of Wheeling's oldest families and a native of this city, died Wednesday at her home, 6930 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago after a brief illness. She was in her 57th year.

She was born August 26, 1895, daughter of M.J. and Estelle Brennan McFadden and received her education here, graduating from Mount De Chantal academy. She was married in Wheeling to edward J. Larkin who preceded her in death in 1922. She had been a resident of Chicago for the past 27 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eileen Nicol, Chicago, and Mrs. Margaret Aiman, Beaver Falls, PA, and her father a resident of Wheeling. Also, five grandchildren; two brothers, the Rev. Francis L. McFadden and George McFadden died recently.

The remains will arrive in Wheeling on Saturday morning and will be taken to the Altmeyer funeral parlors. 1400 Eoff Street, where friends will be received.

Services will be held in the chapel on Monday at 8:15 a.m. followed by a High Mass of Requiem at 9 o'clock in St. Joseph's Cathedral. Interment in Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


WILLIAM E. LAROCHE

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, September 8, 1919]

William E. Laroche, aged 36, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Laroche, of 3829 Noble street, Bellaire, passed away last Wednesday at Phoenix, Arizona. He went to the southwest for his health three months ago. His remains will arrive at Bellaire at 12:30 this afternoon.

The funeral will take place Tuesday at 3 o’clock from the home.

Friends of the family are invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Calvary.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GAYLORD LARRICK

[Source: Wheeling News Register, May 3, 1915]

THREE ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

CLEVELAND, O., May 2. - Oliver M. Foster, master mechanic of the New York Central lines at Collingwood, was seriously injured, and his wife and twenty-one-year-old daughter, Lola, were killed when the automobile Foster was driving, was struck on a grade crossing by a New York Central Lake Shore express train near Willoughby today. Gaylord Larrick, six-year-old son of neighbors of the Fosters, was so badly injured he died a few hours later.

The train, driven by Engineer Frank Allen, of Collingwood, a friend and former assistant engineer with Foster, was going fifty miles an hour when Foster's automobile became stalled on the tracks. The machine was demolished and Mrs. Foster's body was carried 300 feet.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GERALDINE LARSON

FOLLANSBEE, W.Va. - Geraldine Larson, 96, of Follansbee, formerly of Albany, N.Y., died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at Brightwood Center in Follansbee. She was born on Nov. 7, 1906, in Clearfield, Pa., a daughter of the late H. Clayton and Alice Marks Bierly. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Hilding Larson; one son, Clyde Larson; an infant daughter, Joyce Larson; one sister, Irene Larson; and one brother, James Bierly. She was a retired seamstress and clerk for the State of New York. She was a member and elder of the Roessleville Presbyterian Church, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 429, Ella Nicholson-Fort Orange. Surviving are three sons, Dr. Gary Larson and his wife, Vaughnda, of Bethany, W.Va., Wayne Larson and his wife, Mary, of Albany, N.Y., the Rev. James Larson and his wife, Carole, of Burbank, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received on Friday, May 2, from 7-9 p.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main St., Wellsburg, W.Va. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 2-3 p.m., where funeral services will be held at the McElhatten United Methodist Church in McElhatten, Pa., with Pastor Heather Baker officiating. Interment will follow in Lin- wood Cemetery in McElhatten. Arrangements by Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home in Jersey Shore, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brightwood Patients Foundation, 840 Lee Road in Follansbee, WV 26037.

(Becky Bowman Baldauf)


J. H. LASCH, Ex-Official, is Stricken

John Henry Lasch, 1006 Warwood Avenue, and former Wheeling councilman, died at 4:00 a.m. Saturday at the Grisby Nursing Home in Beech Bottom.

Lasch, who served two terms on city council, was a retired Wheeling Park Concession stand operator.

Born on March 7, 1885 in Wheeling, he was a son of Simon and Katherine Dorsch Lasch and was a Lutheran by faith.

His wife, Emma Bartollas Lasch, preceeded him in death in 1946.

Mr. Lasch was a member of the Wheeling Lodge 28, B.P.O. Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 344, and the Protective Home Circle of Wheeling.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. F.E. Dunlevy and Mrs. Cecil G. Koehrsen, both of Wheeling; three sons, John and William Lasch, both of Wheeling, and Robert Lasch of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Mary Norteman of Wheeling, 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

His body has been removed to the Bodey Funeral Home in Warwood where services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in charge of the Rev. Roy J. Meyer of the Edgwood Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

From the Wheeling New Register: July 16, 1955.

(Mr. Lasch's correct address was 1606 Warwood Avenue.)

(Susie Koehrsen)


MARY ELIZABETH LASHLEY

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 29, 1950]

Mary E. Lashley, 76

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lashley, 76, widow of James D. Lashley, resident of Shadyside, O., for the past 70 years, died this morning at 4 o 'clock in her home 3474 Lincoln avenue. Her death was due to burns sustained last November 12. Daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Jane Kertley Charlton, she was born in Durham, England, June 7, 1874. She was a life member of the South Bellaire Methodist church.

Her husband preceded her in death ten years ago. Surviving are a son, Edward Lashley, Bellaire; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Hepburn, Shadyside, Mrs. Lottie Kildow, Bellaire, Mrs. Gertrude Rothermond, Wheeling. and Mrs. Myrtle Lawson, Martins Ferry; four brothers, Jacob, Robert, Henry and John Charlton, and a sister, Mrs. Isabelle Hefner; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The body has been removed to the Walter Bauknecht funeral home, Bellaire. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HARRY LEACH

Harry Leach; about 32, native of Barnesville, who has been a foreman at the Hoover Company plant at North Canton, for several years died at the Mercy Hospital in Canton Thursday evening at 5:30.

He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leach of Barnesville; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Whitesell, Barnesville, and Mrs. Marjorie McCammon of Woodsfield, two brothers, Earl and Everett of Barnesville and his wife and a child in Canton.

Relatives indicated that the body would be brought here for services and burial.

-Wheeling News-Register, Friday, January 14, 1955, page 4

(Debbi Anthony)


HAROLD WALLACE LEE

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, May 26, 1955]

The body of Harold Wallace Lee, 41, who was slain Sunday at a trailer camp on W. Va. Rt. 2 at McKeefrey, south of Moundsville, will be returned to Tennessee for burial.

A chemist at Mobay Chemical Company, Lee was born at Tazewell, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1913, the son of Pierce and Amanda Novella Lee. He is survived by his wife, Novelle Harden Lee; one son, Harold Jr.; a daughter, Janice; a brother in Georgia and three sisters in Tennessee.

The body will be removed from the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville to Tennessee.

(Cheryl McCombs)


HERBERT LESEUR

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 19, 1938]

Mrs. Grace Miller, Former Martins Ferry Girl, Twice Bereaved in Three Days

Monday at Canton, Herbert Leseur, former Martins Ferry business man, son of Martins Ferry’s first undertaker, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Grace Miller. Today the body was brought to Martins Ferry for burial Thursday and relatives brought word that Mrs. Miller’s husband, W. V. Miller, had died early today, an hour or two before the Leseur body was shipped by train to Martins Ferry. Mrs. Miller was formerly Grace Leseur.

(Cheryl McCombs)


FRANK LESLIE

[Source: WDR, Monday, April 11, 1892]
[Under the column, Small Talk]

The remains of the late Frank Leslie were taken to Zanesville at 10 o’clock yesterday morning.

(Cheryl McCombs)


AUGUST LEWADAY

[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 4, 1925]

Former Wheeling Man Killed in South Dakota

August Leweday, 65, formerly of Wheeling, was fatally injured last Friday at Sioux Falls, S. D., when an automobile in which he and his son were riding was struck by a speeding fire truck. He died Wednesday night. Leweday lived in Wheeling prior to going west 20 years ago. At one time he lived at Thirty-third street. He leaves his wife and five children.

Surviving him in Wheeling are three sisters. Mrs. William Schafer, Mrs. Henry Strautman and Mrs. William Pflug.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MARY LEWANDOWSKI

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 18, 1935]

Lewandowski Funeral Will Be Held Tuesday

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 o'clock in the late residence, 3700 Maple avenue, brief rites will be held for Mrs. Mary Lewandowski, 78, widow of John Lewandowski, who died Saturday morning at her home. A high mass of requiem will be solemnized at 9 o'clock in St. Ladislaus church and burial will follow in Mount Calvary cemetery. A native of Poland, the decedent had spent 55 years of her life in this section. She is survived by two daughters, five sons, 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

(Cheryl McCombs)


FREDERICKA BULLARD LEWEDAG

Newspaper unknown - Found at the Wheeling Library.

15 May 1920

LEWEDAG, MRS. FREDICKA-On Saturday evening, May 15, 1920, at 6:10 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Strautman, No. 44 Twenty-third street. Mrs. Fredicka Lewedag, aged 94 years and 4 days.

Funeral services on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends invited to attend. Interment in Peninsula cemetery.

18 May 1920

Lewedag Funeral Today.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fredericka Lewedag, who died Sunday, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Strautmann, 14 Twenty-third street. Rev. William E. Schuette, pastor of St. James Lutheran church will be in charge. Interment to be at the Peninsula cemetery.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)


MARY RUNNER LEWEDAG (maiden name taken from Death Certificate of her children)

Newspaper unknown - Found at the Wheeling Library.

12 April 1921

Lewedag Funeral

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lewedag, widow of the late Henry Lewedag who died Sunday evening at the home of her daughter Mrs. George Carroll No. 3444 Chapline street, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wesley Methodist church of which the deceased was a memeber. Rev. A. M. Barlow of this church will officiate. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

13 April 1921

Lewedag Services

This afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services will be held for the late Mrs. Mary Lewedag, widow of Henry Lewedag. In charge of Rev. A. M. Barlow, pastor of Wesley M. E. church. Services will be held from the church. Internment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)


ANNIE E. LEWELLEN

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, September 13, 1916]

MRS. JOHN W. LEWELLEN

Following a prolonged illness of complication of diseases, Mrs. Annie E. Lewellen, wife of John W. Lewellen, of Coal street, North Wheeling, died in the Wheeling hospital yesterday at noon. Mrs. Lewellen is survived by her husband, a well known building contractor, and several children. She had lived in Wheeling the greater part of her life and was in her sixty-first year.

Funeral services will be held in the home of her son, Frank Lewellen of 14 Pike street, North Wheeling, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Mt. Wood cemetery.

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


DIED

LEWELLYN - On Wednesday, February 14, 1900, at 9:40 o'clock a. m., ELIZABETH, wife of the late Thomas Lewellyn, in her 74th year. Funeral services at the residence of her son-in-law, Louis Serig, No. 218 Coal street, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends of the family respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Mt. Wood Cemetery.

"Wheeling Intelligencer" - February 15, 1900

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


MRS. LEWELLEN DIES FRIDAY

Mrs. Estella Bertha Parker Lewellen, 55, died Friday night at 10:20 o'clock in the Wheeling hospital where she had been confined ill for several days. She had been bedfast at her home, 2606 Hess avenue Warwood, since Christmas.

Mrs. Lewellen was born December 10, 1891, at Frostburg, Md., a daughter of Charles Parker and Eliza Corfield Parker Heins.

She was a member of Warwood Lutheran church.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Franklin Lewellen; one daughter, Mrs. Evan Hemann, of Shadyside; two sons, S-Sgt. H. F. Lewellen, U. S. Marines, stationed at San Diego, Cal., and K. G. Lewellen, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Howard Felsing, Mrs. John Lowe and Mrs. Erwin Gill, all of Warwood; and two brothers, Erwin Parker of Warwood and Oscar Heims of Phoenix, Ariz.

The body was removed to the Bodey funeral home, 2101 Warwood avenue, where services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Mount Wood Cemetery.

"Wheeling News Register" - March 23, 1946

CORRECTION - Heims should be spelled HYMES

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


ESTELLA BERTHA PARKER LEWELLEN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, March 23, 1946]

MRS. LEWELLEN DIES FRIDAY

Mrs. Estella Bertha Parker Lewellen, 55, died Friday night at 10:20 o'clock in the Wheeling hospital where she had been confined ill for several days. She had been bedfast at her home, 2606 Hess avenue Warwood, since Christmas.

Mrs. Lewellen was born December 10, 1891, at Frostburg, Md., a daughter of Charles Parker and Eliza Corfield Parker Heins. She was a member of Warwood Lutheran church.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Franklin Lewellen; one daughter, Mrs. Evan Hemann, of Shadyside; two sons, S-Sgt. H. F. Lewellen, U. S. Marines, stationed at San Diego, Cal., and K. G. Lewellen, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Howard Felsing, Mrs. John Lowe and Mrs. Erwin Gill, all of Warwood; and two brothers, Erwin Parker of Warwood and Oscar Heims of Phoenix, Ariz.

The body was removed to the Bodey funeral home, 2101 Warwood avenue, where services will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Interment will be in Mount Wood Cemetery.

[Correction: Heims should be spelled HYMES]

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


(DATE OF DEATH - JANUARY 4, 1968)

LEWELLEN; HARRY F., 79, of 2606 Hess Ave., Warwood, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at his home. He was born April 6, 1888 in Wheeling, the son of Harry and Bertha Lewellen. He was a member of Warwood Lutheran Church. He was retired employe of the former J.L. Stifel and Sons Co. He was a member of the K of P Lodge, Wheeling. His wife, Estella Parker Lewellen, died in March, 1946. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Anna Hemann, San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Howard F. of Lakewood, O. and K. George of Warwood; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at Bodey Funeral Home in Warwood, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services there Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Q. Geiger officiating. Burial in Mt. Wood Cemetery.

CORRECTIONS: Harry was born April 6, 1887, the son of John William and Annie Elizabeth Fox Lewellen.

Published: Friday evening, JANUARY 5, 1968

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


MRS. JOHN W. LEWELLEN

Following a prolonged illness of complication of diseases, Mrs. Annie E. Lewellen, wife of John W. Lewellen, of Coal street, North Wheeling, died in the Wheeling hospital yesterday at noon. Mrs. Lewellen is survived by her husband, a well known building contractor, and several children. She had lived in Wheeling the greater part of her life and was in her sixty-first year.

Funeral services will be held in the home of her son, Frank Lewellen of 14 Pike street, North Wheeling, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Mt. Wood cemetery.

"Wheeling Intelligencer" - September 13, 1916

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


JOHN W. LEWELLYN

John W. Lewellyn, resident of North Wheeling and a veteran of the Civil war passed away suddenly Sunday morning at ten o'clock following an attack of heart trouble. Deceased was in his 73rd year and had lived at the family residence, No. 14 Pike street, for many years.

He was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Lewellyn and was born in Braunstown, Pa., April 17, 1846, and came to Wheeling in 1870. He served 18 months in the Union army during the Civil war.

His wife passed away in 1915 and two daughters and three sons survive him, namely Miss Ida, of East Wheeling; Mrs. Lizza Wells, of East Liverpool; Thomas of Zanesville; William, of Flint, Mich., and Harry, with whom he made his home. Two sisters and two brothers also survive, they being Thomas and Frank Lewellyn, Mrs. Anna Serig and Miss Anna Lewellyn, all of this city.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the children.

"Wheeling Intelligencer" - April 21, 1919

CORRECTIONS - Lewellyn should be spelled LEWELLEN. His wife passed away in 1916

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


DIED

LEWELLEN - In this city, Wednesday evening, July 14, 1869, THOMAS LEWELLEN, aged 46 years.

The funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock, from his late residence, on Main street, between North and Bank streets, North Wheeling. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

"Wheeling Intelligencer" - July 16, 1869

(Nancy Lewellen Roe)


SAMUEL LEWIS

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

LEWIS - On Sunday. Jan. 2, 1916, at 1:15 o’clock p.m. at the family home, No. 109 North Huron street, Samuel, son of Alfred and the late Rachel Lewis, in his 18th year. Funeral services on Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Friends invited to attend. Interment on Wednesday morning at Riverview cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


THOMAS LEWIS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, April 25, 1966]

LEWIS, Thomas, 66, of 32 Dorman Road, died Saturday at his home. He was born Feb. 2, 1900, in Washington, Pa., a son of Wyndham and Martha Hopkins Lewis. He was personnel manager for the Hazel-Atlas Glass Corp. before retiring in 1959. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Nelson Lodge No. 30 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Osiris Temple of the Shrine, the El Tor Grotto, Wheeling Lodge No. 28 Elks, Wheeling No. 67 Moose and the Cave Club of Wheeling. He served for many years on the Wheeling Recreation Commission. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Bachmann Lewis; two brothers, John H. and Alfred, both of Wheeling. One brother, Wyndham, died in August, 1965. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Bermueller officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. BPO Elks services at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, Feb 17, 2009

LICHWA, Vivian Margaret (Gilmore), 80, of Wheeling, died Monday, February 16, 2009 in Guardian Elder Care, Wheeling.

Vivian was born January 30, 1929 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Fred and Margaret (Baumgart) Gilmore. She was retired from Children and Family Services of the Upper Ohio Valley and a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. In addition, she was a loving mother and grandmother, an excellent seamstress, and a lover of animals.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lichwa, Jr. in 1986; and two sisters, Joan Gilmore and Marcella Wolfe.

Surviving are her five children, Carole Richmond of Wheeling, Diane Rhodes and her husband, Tom of Bridgeport, Ohio, Gary Lichwa and his wife, Margaret of Pickerington, Ohio, Mark Lichwa and his wife, Kathy of Dallas Pike, W.Va. and Wayne Lichwa and his wife, Michelle of Hilliard, Ohio; four grandsons, two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 1-3 and 6-9 pm, Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, February 19, 2009 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Frank O'Kruta as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made in Vivian's memory to Autism Speaks, 8035 McKnight Road, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.


EDWARD C. LINEBERGER

[Source: Wheeling Register, May 3, 1907]

LINEBERGER - On Monday, April 29th , 1907, Edward C. Lineberger, of Benwood, aged 38 years.

Funeral Friday, May 3rd , at 10:30 o’clock a. m., from the home of his brother, J. W. Lineberger, on Marshall street, McMechen. Interment at St. Clairsville, O.

(Pittsburgh papers please copy)

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN WESLEY LINEBERGER

[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 22, 1939]

John Wesley Lineberger, 67, prominent merchant of Marshall County and resident of Glen Dale for the past 14 years, died suddenly Monday afternoon (August 21, 1939) at his home, 616 Wheeling Ave. He had been in ill health for the past three years, but had not been confined to his home. Death is attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Lineberger was a well known Marshall County resident where he spent his entire life. He was born at Benwood July 15, 1872, a son of William E. and Hester Smith Lineberger, and was educated in the county schools.

In partnership with S. J. Hunter, Mr. Lineberger entered the grocery business at Benwood in 1897. Seven years later the store was moved to McMechen and was operated under the name Lineberger & Hunter Company. Mr. Hunter retired from the business a few years ago but the concern continued to operate under the same name. Mr. Lineberger retired three years ago but the business was then conducted by his sons, Austin and Robert Lineberger.

Mr. Lineberger was active in civic affairs and an ardent sports fan. He was a member of the McMechen Methodist Church and affiliated with the following fraternal orders: McMechen Lodge No. 144 Knights of Pythias; McMechen Lodge No. 49 I.O.O.F.; and Benwood Lodge Modern Woodsmen Of the World.

Surviving are his wife Ann G.; two sons, Austin and Robert Lineberger of Glen Dale; three daughters, Mrs. William Reed of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Reed Garvin of Glen Dale and Miss Florence Lineberger, at home; one sister, Miss Nellie Lineberger of Glen Dale and five grandchildren.

The body was removed to the Riggs Funeral Home and this afternoon re-turned to the residence at Glen Dale.

Funeral services are to be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Minor Sprague, pastor of McMechen Methodist Church and Rev. D. S. Hamrick, pastor of Glen Dale Methodist Church.

(Cheryl McCombs)


"The Wheeling Intelligencer" -Thursday March 10, 1932

MRS. GEORGE LINK STRICKEN WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Lucretia Frances Link, 72, widow of George Link, and well known resident, died suddenly Wednesday morning, shortly after midnight, from a heart attack at her home, 210 1/2 North Main Street.

Born in Germany July 21, 1859, Mrs. Link came to this country in girlhood and had resided in Wheeling for the past half century. For 31 years she had resided on North Main Street. Her husband, George Link, preceded her in death 36 years ago. She was a devout member of St. Alphonsus Church and was an active member of the Christian Mothers,' Third Order of St. Francis and Purgatorian societies.

Mrs. Link is survived by six sons, Charles Link, Martins Ferry; William and Frank Link,Wheeling; Joseph Link, Detroit; Fred Link, Bridgeport; George Link, Bellaire; a daughter, Miss Mary Link, at home; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence Bieth, of Martins Ferry, and by eleven grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will not be completed until Thursday morning, pending the arrival of her son, Joseph Link, of Detroit.

(Michelle Smith)


"The Wheeling News Register" - Friday evening December 6, 1940

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. M. LINK

FORMER MOZART RESIDENT DIES THURSDAY NIGHT AT PITTSBURGH, PA.

Mrs. Mary Link, 82, widow of Florian Link and former resident of Mozart, died Thursday night at 10 o'clock at her home at Pittsburgh, Pa. She had been ill some time.

Mrs. Link was born in Germany, October 25, 1858, and came directly to Wheeling when a young girl. She resided here until 14 years ago when she moved to Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Catholic church.

Her husband, Florian Link, to whom she was married in St. Alphonsus church, this city, preceded her in death in 1912.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Brown, Mrs. Catherine Brumbaugh and Mrs. Mary Costello, all of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Albert Neidart, of Wheeling; four sons, William, Charles and Anthony Link, all of Pittsburgh, John Link, of Wheeling; one sister, Mrs. Carolyn Daubart, of Wheeling; 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter died in 1918.

The body was removed to the Walter Spirling funeral home, Pittsburgh.

Requiem mass will be celebrated Monday morning at 8:30 o'clock in St. Joseph's, North side, Pittsburgh. Interment will occur in Mount Calvary cemetery, this city, that morning at 11:30 o'clock.

(Michelle Smith)


"The Wheeling Register" - Monday December 16, 1912

FLORIAN LINK

LINK - On Friday, Dec. 13, 1912, at 1:30 o'clock p.m., Florian Link, aged 50 years, 2 months, and 22 days.

Funeral from his late residence, Mozart Heights, Monday, Dec. 16th, at 8 o'clock a.m. Requiem mass at St. Alphonsus church at 9 o'clock. Interment at Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Pittsburg papers please copy)

(Michelle Smith)


MRS. MARGARET LINTON, 81, PASSES AWAY THIS MORNING

PROMINENT OUT-THE-PIKE RESIDENT SUCCUMBS FOLLOWING OPERATION

PIONEER SETTLER OF VALLEY --ONE OF FOUNDERS OF EDGWOOD PARK M. E.

Mrs. Margaret Ellen Robinson Linton, prominent resident of the Out-the-Pike district, died this morning [July 2, 1929] at the Ohio Valley General hospital. Death occurred at 7:55 o'clock. Mrs. Linton was in the 82nd year of her age. She succumbed to complications which developed following an emergency operation for appendicitis.

Mrs. Linton was stricken suddenly ill June 17, at her home, No.2, Locust avenue, Lenox. Her ilness was diagnosed as appendicitis but owing the her advanced age, attending physicians were reluctant to operate. Thursday, June 29, however, her condition became critical and she was removed to the hospital and the appendectomy perfromed late that night. She rallied somewhat from the operation but serious complication seveloped resulting in her death.

Throughout her illness Mrs. Linton displayed Christian fortitude and patience and made a heroic effort to combat the inroads of the disease from which she suffered. She was a truly noble woman and her death comes as a great bereavement not only to her family but to her large circle of friends.

Born in Buffalo, Brooke county, West Virginia, December 27, 1848, Margaret Ellen Robinson was a daughter or the late Mr. and Mrs. Israel Robinson, pioneer settlers in the Panhandle section of the state. Early in life she was united in marriage to Isaac Jackson Linton. For many years they engaged in farming in the locality now known as Linton's Addition, Elm Grove, the homestead occupying the present site of St. Marks Lutheran Church. About 35 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Linton and children purchased the Warden farm above Edgington Lane, and resided there until a few years after Mr. Linton's death, which occurred in 1906. Remaining on the farm, High View Place, several years after her husband's death Mrs. Linton, ten years ago, moved to No. 2 Locust avenue, Lenox, [nice photo inserted here] where she had resided continuously since.

One of Church Founders

As one of the founders of Edgwood Park Methodist Episcopal church Mrs. Linton had engaged in all activities of the church and its societies for many years. She was revered and loved by all the members and for years had been one of the mothers singled out for particular honor on Mother's Day. Mrs. Linton was honorary Mother of the Philathea Bible class of Edgwood Park church, three of her daughters being members of that class. Her work in the church has been particularly noteworthy and she will be sadly missed from the congregation to which she had long been faithful.

Mrs. Linton was the mother of 15 children. Her surviving children are: Mrs. [Mary] Elizabeth [William M] Clouston, of Martins Ferry; Misses Belle A. and Rose E. Linton, both at home; [Jessie May] Mrs.Chas. E. E. Devinney, of St. Louis, Mo.; [Isa Mathilda] Mrs. Hobert C. Nickerson, [Margaret Estella] Mrs.Wilbur E. Wallace, and [Lilian Roxanna Meek] Mrs. LeRoy Wallace, all of the pike district; Robert J. Linton of Buffalo, N. Y., and Isaac Jackson Linton, of High View Place. Twenty-three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren also survive Mrs. Linton.

Six children preceded Mrs. Linton in death. They were Scott and William Lee Linton, Miss Effie V. Linton, [Katherine] Mrs. Reba L. [Archibald Bailey] Crosby, [Minnie] Mrs Grace [Daniel Esky] McGrath, and an infant, Jane Linton.

One of a large family of children, Mrs. Linton is survived by only one brother, Smith Robinson, of Ohio. Another brother, Pierce Robinson, of this city, died in March.

The body was removed to the Kepner funeral home, 1308 Chapline street, and later will be taken home to No. 2, Locust avenue, Lenox. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

(Note: This obit was sent to me by Ruth Wallace McLaughlin, Margaret's granddaughter, in May of 1989. Virginia Ruth and her brother, Gordon Glen Wallace still owned "High View Place", Boggs Rd., Wheeling, WVA at that time.)

(Clair John "Bill" Thompson, Sr.)


Wheeling Register, July 29, 1878

THOMAS H. LIST

DEATH'S DOINGS

A Good and Useful Man Taken Away.

In last Tuesday's REGISTER we chronicled the serious illness of Mr. Thos. H. List, caused by a stroke of paralysis, at his residence, No. 2201 Chapline street, South Side, from which he did not recover, but died at 7 o'clock last Saturday morning, surrounded by devoted and loving friends.

Mr. List was a gentleman of English birth, having been born in London, March 20, 1800. His parents migrated to America and settled at Hoboken, NY, in 1806. Here the family resided until Thomas was in his eighth year, and in 1808 took up their residence in Wheeling, which, at that time was but a small village. The family remained in Wheeling very near two years, and then removed to a place near St. Clairsville, O. In his sixteenth year, Thomas returned to Wheeling and began his career in the mercantile business, as a clerk of Joseph Caldwell, long since deceased. He remained with his employer several years and in 1822, was united in marriage to Miss Sidney McMechen, daughter of the late Benjamin McMechen, who resided on a farm a short distance below what is now known as Benwood. Mr. List, with his bride, then removed to Moundsville, where he went into business for himself, and at which place he continued to reside about seventeen years, after which he returned to Wheeling during the year 1840, and opened out in the grocery business, which he followed about two years, and then opened the Savings Bank, in the basement of the building, on the corner of Main and Twenty-first streets, where he remained and accumulated wealth. His next step was to move his banking house further up on Main street to a building that formerly stood where Blond now has his shoe store.

The business of the house continued to grow until it was deemed necessary to make another move. The change was made by Mr. List, purchasing the property now known as the Commercial Bank. Here he moved his banking business and continued until there was a change made in the institution, which has ever since gone by the name of Commercial Bank, with Mr. List as President, until at the time of the last election, when he found that his fast failing health compelled him to decline a re-election. After having gone out of business, he remained principally at his home, where he died last Saturday, and at which place he has continued to reside since 1852.

In the death of Mr. List, the city loses a business man of sterling work, who succeeded in amassing a handsome fortune, with which he has improved much of his real estate in various sections of the city.

During his life, Mr. List liberally but quietly distributed many thousands of dollars among the worthy poor of the city, who will sadly miss him, now that he is no more. He was and had been a member of the M. E. Church ever since his twenty-first year, and fully believed that to do good was to honor his Creator. The poor and homeless never went away empty handed from his home.

He was an industrious, energetic and frugal man, who leaves behind a handsome fortune, consisting prinncipally of valuable real estate in the city, besides being, at the time of his demise, one of the principal stockholders in the Commercial bank. He leaves a large number of descendants and relatives, who have the sympathy of a sorrowing community.

(Linda Fluharty)


CLARENCE LEROY LITMAN

Clarence Leroy Litman died at 7 a.m. today at his home on Park View Rd. He had been ill for some time.

Born in Elm Grove, Feb. 14, 1909, he was the son of Clarence and Effie Merinar Litman.

He was a member of the Elm Grove Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Ethel Schilling Litman; and the following daughters; Mrs. Frank Solvinsky, Mrs. George Heiser, Mrs. Charles Schults, all of Wheeling; Betty Jane, at home; one son, James, at home; his parents, of Elm Grove; the following sisters, Mrs. Ross Parsons, Wheeling; Margie Jean, Joann, and Sandra Lee, all of Elm Grove; a brother, Glenn of Elm Grove, and four grandchildren.

Friends may call at Kepner's, 107 Key Ave., Elm Grove.

-Wheeling News-Register, Friday, January 14, 1955, page 4

(Debbi Anthony)


Wheeling News-Register, Jan 22, 1940

MARY ETTA JOHNSON LITTLE

Services Tuesday For Mrs. Little

Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services are to be held in the Fish Funeral Home at Cameron, W. Va., for Mrs. Enis Little, 67, mother of Mrs. Alice Cain, of Wheeling, who died Saturday at her home at Belton, W. Va. Interment is to be in Highland cemetery at Cameron.

Mrs. Little, a life resident of the Cameron district, is survived by her husband, eight daughters, four sons, one brother and several grandchildren.

(Lonnie Fink)


GEORGE LIVELY

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, March 28, 1970]

LIVELY, George, 70, 2405 First St., Moundsville, died Thursday at 11:30 p.m. at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1900, at Duffy, O.; son of Friend and Minnie Lively. He was a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God; Local No. 10, American Flint Glassworkers Union; retired employe of Fostoria Glass Co. Surviving are his widow Laura Paith Lively; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Starkey, Columbus; three step-sons Louis Current, Moundsville; Kenneth Current, Dayton, O.; Charles Current, San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Netting, Duffy, O,; two brothers, Dave and Mose Lively, both of Duffy. Friends may call at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, today 7-9 p.m., tomorrow 12-4, 7-9 p.m. Services there 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Paul Hill officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


JOHN ROBERT LOGAN

Note: Mr. Logan was a long time volunteer in the Wheeling Room (Genealogy) at the Wheeling library. A member of the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, he was one of the "History Heroes."

Logan, John Robert, 92, of Edgewood Street, Wheeling, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in Wheeling Hospital. He was a retired civil engineer from JD&E, Wheeling, and a member of the St John Episcopal Church, Wheeling. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rollin M. and Charlotte Lowry Logan; and a sister, Charlotte Gamble. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy S. Logan; a son, John Robert "Bob" Jr.. and his wife, Karen, of Lexington, Mass; and four grandchildren, John Robert III, Heather Alyssa, Brittany Madeline and Megan Victoria Logan, all of Lexington, Mass. Friends received 6-8 pm. Friday at Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling. Interment will be held at noon Saturday in Lawrencefield Chapel Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial services will be held at 12:30 pm. Saturday at the St. John Episcopal Church, Heiskell Avenue, Wheeliing. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 3711 Morgantown Industrial Park, Morgantown, WV 26501-2347.

(Phyllis Slater)


Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, March 28, 1893

LOGAN

At Moundsville, W.Va, on Monday, March 27, 1893, at 8 o'clock a.m. W. R. LOGAN, son of J. R. and Alice Logan, in the 26th year of his age. Funeral this (Tuesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock.

(Sara Richardson Kelly)


Wheeking Intelligencer & News-Register, October 7, 2009

BARBARA ANN KULL LONG

LONG, Barbara Ann, 81, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Wheeling Island, died on September 22, 2009 at Villa Palms, Ft. Myers, Fla.

She was born March 23, 1928 in Brooke County, West Virginia, the daughter of Charles and Opal Kull.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Long; son, Thomas K. (Lynne) Antal of Bonita Springs, Fla.; sisters, Jo Ann (Gerald) Mechling of Glen Dale and Marge (John W.) Augustine of Erie, Pa.; grandchildren, Ashley Valvano of Estero, Fla., Lindsay Allegretta of Tampa, Fla.; and Eugene's children and their families.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald and Charles (Shorty) Kull.

A graveside service will take place October 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. at the Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Friends may sign the guest book for the family at www.dignifiedcremations. com.


CURT M. LONG

Long, Curt M., 40, of Venice Fl., formerly of Wheeling, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000. He was an employee of A-Plus Vacuum Doctor in Venice, a former tile and marble setter, and a member of the Venice Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene. Surviving are his mother, Genevieve Long of Englewood, Fla; his father Eugene and his wife Barbara Long of Wheeling; a sister, Kim Romine and her husband David of Venice, two brothers, Chris and his wife Karen of Venice, and Melvin and his wife Pat of Bellaire, two nieces, Amber Long and Melissa; four nephews, Nathan, Jason, Barrett and Ben; a great-niece, Akira. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8pm. Wednesday at Ewing Funeral Home, Venice, where services will be held at 10 am.. Thursday. Interment in Venice Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, in care of South Venice Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, P.O. Box 2004, Venice Fla. 32484-2004.

(Phyllis Slater)


EUGENE DREW LONG

Former 60s Singer Gene Long Dies

Eugene Drew Long, former singer with the Chris and Gene Long Brothers Band in the mid-60's, died Monday, April 27, 1998, in Heartland Health Care Center, Lansing. He was 51.

A resident of South Front Street, Wheeling, he was born Nov. 24, 1946, in Wheeling, the son of Eugene G. and Genevieve Mae Davis Long, both of Wheeling.

He and his brother had a long-term contract with Jubilee Records which distributed their records all over the country. They recorded at Capital Recording Studios in New York with a 15-piece orhcestra behind them. The session was arranged and conducted by the John Abbott Orchestra.

After his singing career with his brother Chris, Gene continued his career by singing with a local group called The Blenders for many years.

Long was a member of Laborers Local No. 1149, Wheeling, a Jehovah's Witness, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a former member of the Wheeling Eagles Aeries.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Gena Renae of Wheeling; three brothers, Christopher E. and Curt M. Long, both of Venice, Fla., and Melvin C. Long of Bridgeport; a sister, Mrs. David A. (Kim P.) Romine of Venice; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with Richard Bomgren officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Phyllis Slater)


GENEVIEVE "JENNY" LONG

LONG, Genevieve Mae Davis "Jenny," 74, of IHS Venice North Center, Venice, Fla., died Thursday, June 14, 2001, in the center.

She was a self-employed entertainer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Virginia Mae Duffy Davis; two sons, Eugene and Curt Long; four brothers; a sister. She is survived by two sons, Christopher E. Long and his wife, Karen, of Venice, Fla., Melvin C. Long and his wife, Patty, of Bellaire, Ohio; one daughter, Kim P. Romine and her husband, Dave, of Venice, Fla.; four grandsons, Benjamin Long of North Carolina, Barrett Long of Venice, Fla., Nathan and Jason Romine, both of Venice, Fla.; two granddaughters, Melissa Remo of Sarasota, Fla., and Amber Long of Martins Ferry, Ohio; two great-granddaughters.

Friends will be received on Sunday, June 17, 2001, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Kepner Funeral Home, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, where memorial services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m., with Brother Joseph Witzberger. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.


FREDERICK S. LONGWELL

[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 24, 1930]

Longwell Rites

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late residence, 3126 McColloch street for Frederick S. Longwell, former member of the Wheeling police and fire departments, whose death Monday morning at his home terminated an extended illness.

In charge of the rites will be Rev. W. D. Lewis of 10 Second Presbyterian church. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


EMMA SCHOCKSNIDER WHITE LOPERT

[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 26, 1962]

LOPERT, Mrs. Emma White, a resident of 150 Twenty-ninth St., died Saturday morning at her home. She was born Nov. 6, 1887 in Wheeling, a son(?) of Herman and Marie Schellenberg Schocksnider. She was a member of St. John's Evangical and Reformed United Church of Christ. Surviving are three sons, Francis D. White of Akron, Carol O. White, at home, and Robert C. Lopert of Carmichael, Calif.; one step-son, Wilbert F. Lopert of Wheeling; one sister, Otha Gunion of Bethlehem; four grandchildren. Friends are being received at Kepner's, Thirty - sixth and Jacob Sts. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


GEORGIA M. HESS LOPERT

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, November 11, 1996]

LOPERT, Georgia M., 67, of Schuberts Lane, Wheeling, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 1996, in Wheeling. She was a retired nurse at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, and a Methodist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert in 1983; her parents, Robert and Pearl Scott Hess. Surviving are a son, Scott S. of Berlington, N. J.; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Karen) McWhorter of Dallas Pike and Marsha Gunion of Mozart; two brothers, Joe McCready of Lansing and Ralph McCready of St. Clairsville; a sister, June Myers of North Carolina; six grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WILBERT LEE LOPERT

[Source: Wheeling Intelligencer, Tuesday, May 24, 1983]

LOPERT, Wilbert Lee, 55, of 19 Schuberts Lane, Mozart, Wheeling, died Monday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was employed by Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling; a member of the Elm Grove United Methodist Church and a World War II veteran. Surviving are his wife, Georgia Hess Lopert; his mother, Minnie Lopert Van Dyne at Bridgeport; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Karen) McWhorter of Dallas Pike, and Marsha Gunion of Wheeling; a son, Scott F. in New Jersey; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Patty) Hess of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; five grandchildren. Friends received at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Elm Grove, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, where Wheeling Lodge 5 AF&AM will hold Masonic graveside services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital, in care of Osiris Temple, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


THELMA LOUISE MANNING POOLE SIBURT LOPEZ LUCAS

[Source: Moundsville Echo, Tuesday, April 14, 1987]

Thelma Lucas Died Saturday

Thelma Lucas, 84, formerly of Moundsville, died Saturday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.

She was born April 9, 1903 and was a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Rusinko of Warrington, Florida; a son, LeRoy Siburt of Moundsville, and eight grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Kirby-Vance Funeral Home, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Final arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


ANNIE HUSEMAN LUTZ

[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, January 23, 1871]

LUTZ - On Saturday, Jan. 21, 1871, at 5 o’clock A. M., Mrs. ANNIE LUTZ, wife of Charles P. Lutz, aged 19 years and 3 months.

The funeral will take place from the residence of her mother, Mrs. L. Huseman on Water street, above Monroe, Monday afternoon at half-past two o’clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


KATHERINE B. SORGE LYNCH

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, September 3, 1943]

MRS. WM. LYNCH Mass Monday

High Mass of Requiem will be intoned Monday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Alphonsus church for Mrs. Katherine B. Sorge Lynch, wife of William C. Lynch, of 2224 Jacob street.

Brief services will be held at 8:15 o'clock at Altmeyer & Sons funeral home. Interment will be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

The Christian Mother's society of St. Alphonsus church will meet in the chapel on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock to recite the Rosary.

Mrs. Lynch died Thursday evening at 10 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General hospital where she had been confined ill since Tuesday.

Mrs. Lynch was born in Wheeling on February 7, 1877, a daughter of the late Louis Sorge and Mary O'Donnell Sorge. She was educated in the public schools of this city and had been a resident of Center Wheeling for 35 years. She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Alphonsus church. She was also affiliated with the Christian Mothers society.

Mrs. Lynch was united in marriage to William C. Lynch April 18, 1906 in the Immaculate Conception church.

Surviving are her husband, William C. Lynch; a daughter, Mrs. Harry J. Hores of Wheeling; a son, Robert Lynch, of Wheeling; her mother, Mrs. Mary Sorge Earlywine of Wheeling; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Kirby of West Liberty; Mrs. Charles Thomas and Mrs. George Neidel of Columbus; two brothers, John Sorge of Wheeling, and George Sorge of Grafton.

(Cheryl McCombs)


MRS. NELL B. BOLES LYON

Wheeling News-Register, Feb 15, 1970

LYON, Mrs. Nell B. Boles, 75, formerly of Jefferson St., Bellaire, died Saturday at 4:30 a.m. at the Homestead Nursing Home, Cadiz. She was born July 4, 1894. She was a memeber of St. John's Church, Bellaire. Her husband, James L., died in 1966. Surviving are a son Robert N., Wheeling; six grandchildren. Friends may call at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., today and tomorrow 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John's church, Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling. Rosary devotions Monday at 8 p.m.

(Kathryn C. Sepulveda-Canning)



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