"I" Obituaries   


25 May 1872

Died - William Ingraham, born at Greenbrier County, Virginia on September 18, ........ and was married to Catherine Cameron in Preston county, Virginia at 20 years of age. He was the father of eleven children, four of whom preceded him in death. He converted to God about 48 years ago and in 1849 he identified himself with the M. E. Church South in which he remained till translanted (as written) to the church triumphantly on 9th February last in Pleasants County, West Virginia. Funeral will be preached on 4th Sunday in May by Rev. William Downtain at Rawson's School House, Jackson County West Virginia.

Submitted by Rachel Ingraham, April 29th, Little Pond Creek, West Virginia

(Rachel was his daughter. So this was April 29th 1872.)

(Jo Ann Stephens)

Obituary of CATHERINE INGRAM w/o William
Southern Methodist Itinerant Oct. 5, 1859
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Died June 26, 1859, Catherine Ingram, wife of Wm. Ingram at his residence in Pleasants Co.,Va. in the eightieth year of her age. She was married to Wm. Ingram Dec. 23, 1804. She was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Camron, born and raised in Randolph co.,Va., she has been a consistent member of the M.E. Church some fifty years; she joined the M.E. Church South, under brother Amis, she was confined to her bed of affliction five months, she bore the sufferings of her long confinement with a resignation truly exemplary. She died in the full triumphs of faith. As the breath left her body it left a heavenly smile on her countenance.

She was a kind daughter, and affectionate wife and a tender mother. She left her aged husband and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss; she told them that she had no fears of death, that death was no terror to her whatever. W.I.

(Velva Retzlaff)

St. Marys Oracle January 7, 2008

Delphia J. Ingram

Delphia J. Hendrickson Ingram, 90, of Vienna, WV, died, January 2, 2009, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, WV.

She was born, December 2, 1918, in Ritchie County, WV, a daughter of the late Frederick S. and Martha Janes Hendrickson. She was a member of the Raven Rock United Methodist Church, and the Raven Rock Community Club. She enjoyed sewing crafts, crocheting, and quilting.

She is survived by her children, James Ingram of Pursley, WV, Dale Ingram and his wife, Sarah of Boaz, WV, and Sharon Kemp and her husband, Gary of St. Marys, WV, a sister, Grace Gregg of Parkersburg, WV, seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Ingram in 1982, a grandson, Michael Ingram, and infant great grandson, Ryan Brown, three half-sisters, Dorothy Pifer, Mildred Jameson, and Wilma Allard, and four brothers, Charles, Frank, William, and Robert Hendrickson.

Services were held Monday, January 5, 2009, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Mark Mayfield officiating. Interment will be in the Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City, WV.

(Gerald Bills)

St. Marys Oracle October 23, 1919



Little Hazel, aged 7, daughter of Albert and Addie Ingram of Henry Camp, was taken to her heavenly home last Tuesday morning, a week ago, at 8:30 o'clock.

Thursday morning, after appropriate funeral services were completed in the Ingram home by Rev. Bennett and Rev. Perkins, the body of the child was laid in the burial place at Cow Creek, undertaker Mr. Ogdin, attending.

Prior to the taking of little Hazel, Mr. Ingram's entire family had measles. Mary, an older sister is not well yet. In the case of Hazel, spinal meningitis followed measles, and all human aid was beaten by the disease.

Rain fell the day of the funeral, the heavens were leaden, but angels sang beyond the brow of the storm that Hazel might be happy in her new home.

(Gerald Bills)

St. Marys Oracle - July 9, 2003

Mahala E. Ingram

Mahala Edna Ingram, 100, formerly of. Chester, died June, 29, 2003 at John Knox Manor II in Montgomery, Ala. where she had resided since leaving the area in 1994.

She was born May 10, 1903, a daughter of the late William Frances and Dora A. Reynolds Ingram.

I Miss Ingram was a teacher for 35 Years, retiring from Wellsville High School after having taught in the Hancock and Pleasants county, West Virginia school systems.

She attended Center Valley School in Pleasants County, graduated from St. Marys High School in 1926, received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in 1932 and finally a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1956.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Chester,.teaching the adult Sunday School class for 40 years as well as being a board member. Her memberships also include the St. Marys Eastern Star and Elwood Community Education Outreach Service club.

Survivors include two nieces, Virginia White Sorrell of Montgomery, Ala. and Rosemary Ingram Oconnell of Alexandria, Va.; two nephews, Harold Linden White and his wife Mary Mills White of Midland, Tex. and William Wayne White of Ft. Worth, Tex.; two nephew's wives, Dorothy Zorns White of Ft. Worth and Celeste Schoenstine Ingram; nine great-nephews; 10 great-nieces; numerous great-great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, James W., Wanless V. and Edgar R. Ingram; and a sister, Dorothy Ann Ingram White, in addition to her parents.

Services were Wednesday, July 2 with the Rev. Debra Dague officiating. Burial was in Locust Hill Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)

Pleasants County Leader, August 2, 2003


WAUCONDA, Ill. - Mary Ingram, 82, of Wauconda, Ill., formerly of St. Marys, died July 29, 2003, at her residence. She was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clarence and Shellie Gardner Shepherdson. She was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ and had been employed at the St. Marys Motel from 1960-1986.

She is survived by one daughter, Martha Price of McAllen, Texas; one son, Mike Ingram of Wauconda; and four grandchildren, Marie Ingram of Island Lake, Ill., Michael Ingram II of Huntley, Ill., Matthew Ingram of Wauconda and Jeffrey Ingram of McAllen, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Eleanor Camp; and one brother, Charles Denton "Shep" Shepherdson. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Dan Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)

Parkersburg News December 29, 2005

Slaven E. Ingram

Slaven Edlin Ingram, 77, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Dec. 23, 2005.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 71, Oakland, Md.

St. Marys Oracle January 4, 2006

Slaven Edlin Ingram Jr.

Slaven Edlin Ingram Jr., 77 Oakland, MD, died Dec. 23, 2005 at his home in Rocky Mount, NC.

Born Nov. 13, 1928, at French Creek, he was the son of Molly and Slaven Ingram Sr. He graduated from St. Marys High School it 1946 and began a career in the petroleum industry .that lasted for 40 years, retiring as district manager for Baroid in 1936. After retirement he remained active, serving several terms as Commander of American Legion Post . 71, leading the Mountain District American Legion Baseball program, participating in Meals on Wheels, and numerous other community service activities associated with his memberships in Post 10077 VFW and BPOE Elks in Oakland.

He is survived by his wife Colleen J. McAtee Ingram, Rock Mount; four children, David R. Ingram, Omaha, NE, Judith A. Clements, Lynchburg, VA, Susan E. Cullifer, Rocky Mount, Samuel E. Ingram, Centreville, VA; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sister Pearl Kester of Parkersburg, and Margaret Rankin, St. Marys.

Interment occurred during private a ceremony at Whitten Funeral Home in Lynchburg.

Family and friends were invited to a memorial service Dec. 3, 2005 at Proctor-Kildow Post American Legion in Oakland.

The family request that memorials take the form of contributions to American Diabetes Association.

(Gerald Bills)

Parkersburg News July 14, 2009

Herbert B. Irvine

Herbert B. Irvine, 65, of Belpre, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Heartland of Marietta after his battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

He was born March 15, 1944, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Gilbert B. Irvine and Margaret (Scalf) Irvine.

Herb was an auto mechanic and was in building maintenance for several years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era, was a member of the V.F.W. Post 5108 of Marietta, American Legion Post 64, Disabled American Veterans, a member of the Belpre Lodge 609 and 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Mid-Ohio Valley Ostomy Group, Parkersburg. Herb enjoyed bowling, camping and old country music.

Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Kathleen "Kathy" Irvine; two sons, Keith Allen Irvine of Reno, Nev., and Rex Christopher Irvine of Carson City, Nev.; two sisters, Mary Irvine of Cutler, Ohio, and June Britton of Newark, Ohio; one brother, Harry Irvine of Belpre; and four grandchildren, Austin and Tomie Irvine of Carson City, Nev., and Rebecca and Devin Spencer of Belmont, W.Va.

Memorial services will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Belpre, with Pastor Jack Berry and Tom Leasure officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBD), 912 Killian Hill Road, Southwest, Suite 202C, Lilburn, GA 30047, or www.lbda.org.

(Gerald Bills)

Parkersburg News December 2, 2007

George Isner

George “Woodrow” Isner, 91, of Cow Creek Road, St. Marys, a former resident of Route 4, Sand Run Road, Philippi, W.Va., passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Barbour County, a son of the late George and Sarah Margaret (Poling) Isner. He was united in marriage March 7, 1939, to Beatrice “Mamaw Bea” (Bolyard) Isner, who preceded him in death April 13, 1999.

Surviving is one daughter, Betty and Darrell Mayfield of St. Marys.; two sons, Eugene Isner and Charles and Shelia Isner, both of Route 4, Sand Run Road, Philippi; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Isner was the last surviving member of his family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, John, Ed and Ray; four sisters, Lealah, Gay, Evelyn and Minnie; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Isner was employed by King Knob Coal Co. as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed farming and raised polled Hereford cattle for more than 40 years. Mr. Isner was a member of the UMWA District 31 and the American Polled Hereford Association. He was a Protestant by faith.

Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, the hour of service, at Wright Funeral Home, Philippi. Pastor Bryan Headley and Speaker Darrell Mayfield will officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)

St. Marys Oracle August 9, 2006

Helen Settle Israel

Helen Settle Israel of Lookout Mountain, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 4, 2006.

She was born on April 30, 1916 in Friendly, West Virginia. She was a native of Charleston, West Virginia, but had resided on Lookout Mountain for the past 9 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph E. Settle, Jr., and second husband, John Israel; parents, Hugh and Stella Williamson; and her brother, Olin Williamson and sister Elizabeth Williamson Heslep.

She was blessed with three children, which survive her, Joseph E. Settle, III (Keeta) of Lookout Mountain, Georgia; Kevin Settle (Terry) of Birmingham, Alabama; and Elena Snead (Steve) of Charlottesville, Virginia; two step daughters, Mrs Carolyn (Reid) Franks of Townsend, Tennessee, Mrs. Dudley (Scott) Price, Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, and six step great grandchildren.

She was a long time member of Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Kanawha City, where she served as an elder, Bible Moderator, Sunday school and Nursery Teacher; she also was in charge of greeters for many years. She belonged to WOC and led the devotionals for the organization for numerous years. Helen Settle Israel, above all else, put her faith in her savior, Jesus Christ, and she honored him throughout her life in being a loving wife, mother, daughter and a friend to many. Her prayers and service to others will be greatly missed, yet there is comfort in knowing that she resides in glory. She was a faithful supporter and member of the Bible-A-Month Club for over 40 years and a member of the In Touch Ministries Family, as well as being a long time supporter of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In addition to being a public school teacher in Michigan, she taught the Week Day Nursery School at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, West Virginia for 18 years. During World War II, she served as a volunteer for the Red Cross at Philadelphia Naval Hospital ministering to wounded servicemen and later worked for the Red Cross in Charleston, West Virginia. She attended both Michigan State University and Wayne University. She was also a published poet of religious poems.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 801 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403, Bible-A-Month Club (Donor Services Email: ABSdonor@americanbible.org) or Americans Helping Americans (shoes for the children of Appalachia), National Headquarters, 2550 Huntington Avenue, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22303 (www.helpingamericans.org)

Memorial services for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 10th, 2006 at 12:00 EDT, with visitation at 11:00 preceding the service, at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, where she was a member. A graveside service will be held in Friendly, West Virginia on Saturday, August 12, 2006 where she will be laid to rest next to her parents and her first husband at a place which overlooks the Ohio River and the home where she was born.

(Gerald Bills)

Julian D. Israel

Julian D. Israel, 84, of St. Marys, WV, died, February 17, 2002, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. He was born, June 30, 1917, in St. Marys, WV, a son of the late Delbert "Deb;" and Lena Dotson Israel. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corp in the European Theater. He graduated from St. Marys High School in 1936, and attended St. Marys and Bethel Presbyterian Churches. He formerly served on the St. Marys City Council, and was a charter member of the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department. He retired from the American Cyanamid Company after 31 years. He was a member of the St. Marys Lodge #41 A. F. & A. M., a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Nemesis Temple of the Shrine. He was an avid golfer, gardener, and handyman.

He is survived by his son, William Israel and his wife, Tina of St. Marys, WV, his sister, Mary Wilson of St. Marys, WV, three grandchildren, Erin L. Norman and her husband, William, Michelle L. Taylor and her husband, James, all of St. Marys, WV, and John W. Israel of Leesburg, VA, three great grandchildren, Laura and Orville Taylor, and Marshall Norman all of St. Marys, WV, five nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Eva Snyder Israel, his second wife, Mary Smith Israel, and his brother, John Israel.

Services will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at 11 A. M. at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with Masonic graveside services. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)

Mary Israel

Mary Israel, 86, of St. Marys, WV, died, November 20, 2001, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. She was born, October 22, 1915, at Eureka, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Outward Smith. She was a member and past elder of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, and was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys, WV.

She is survived by her husband, Julian D. Israel, son, Bill Israel and his wife, Tina of St. Marys, WV, three grandchildren, Erin Norman and her husband, Bill, Michelle Taylor and her husband, James all of St. Marys, WV, and John Israel of Leesburg, VA, two great grandchildren, Laura and James Taylor both of St. Marys, WV, two sisters, Virginia Reeder of Houston, TX and Betty Hollaway and her husband, Donald of Gila Bend, AZ, one brother, Richard Smith and his wife, Marilyn of Canyon Lake, TX, nine nieces, and two nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2001, at 1 P. M. at the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, 303 Washington Street, St. Marys, WV with the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV is in charge of arrangements.

(Michael Anderson)