For all who have seen this picture seem to agree that this is John A. and Clara Belle McKissic and their oldest daughter Rosa and 1st son Alpheus.

Now of course if you know these to be someone else, Please let me know

Some Obits that have been submitted for the McKisic Family by: Sheila McKisic,  Apr 14, 2005


David Wright has a large number of obituaries his aunt had cut from local newspapers. He sent me those that relate to the McKisic family

and I have transcribed them. I've attached the file if you wish to post it on the web site. The names of the newspapers weren't given.

Hope this helps others in their searches.

Sheila McKisic


[no date, probably 1946]


Mrs. Margaret Jane Rexroad, 92, died at 6:10 a.m. April 20 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Nora Andres, of Pickens. She was born December 27, 1855, a daughter of Walter and Hannah Bailey Mick. Mrs. Cora Andrews of Morgantown; and Mrs. Nora Andrews, of Pickens; and one son, J. L. Rexroad, of Buckhannon. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Heaston Methodist church.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Heaston church with Rev. Forest Snyder and Feb. Fitzpatrick of Clarksburg, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.




WESTON, March 14--Robert Duncan McKisic, 64, a farmer, died at 4 p.m. yesterday at Straight Fork, following a heart attack.

He was born March 20, 1883, in Lewis county, a son of W. M. and Martha McQuain McKisic.

His first wife was the former Lyle Beverage. He later married Miava Dell Buchanan, who survives.

The following children survive; Roy and Aubra B. McKisic, and Mrs. Thelma Bunten, all of Crawford, Mrs. Bessie Sampson of Spokane, Wash., Miss Opal McKisic of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Maradell Hall of Detroit, Mich.; and three sisters, Miss Minnie McKisic of Crawford, Mrs. Virginia Wilfong of Rock Cave, and Mrs. Sarah Jane Collins of Arlington.




Ray McKissic, 54, of Crawford Route -, died July 24, in a Weston hospital.

He was born July 21, 1908, in Upshur county, a son of Robert D. and Lyle Beveridge McKissic.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lois G. Cochran, of Adrian; three sons, Carl Max and Joey Allen McKissic, both of Crawford, and Roger McKissic, with the U. S. Army in Korea; one brother, Audrey McKissic, of Crawford; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Button and Mrs. Jessie Sampson, both of Crawford, Miss Opal McKissic, in Ohio, and Mrs. Marydelle Hull, in Michigan.

The body is at Alkire funeral home at Ireland where funeral arrangements are pending on the arrival of the son from Korea.




IRELAND-Wilson R. (Chuck) McKisic, 60 of Rock Cave, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Feb. 14.

He was born April 12, 1910, in Upshur County, a son of Thomas and Ova Trussler McKisic.

He married Ruby Houghton 1930 and she passed away in 1954.

He is survived by his mother of Rock Cave; his wife, Mrs. Rena McKisic, Forestville, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. Levern Riger, Rock Cave, Mrs. Kathryn Jeans, Wilmington Dela., and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Clampa,...[the rest is missing]




Mrs. Ova J. McKisic, 87, of Rock Cave died Aug. 10 at 8:30 a.m. after a two-month illness.

She was born Nov. 19, 1884, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Jacob and Angelina Caynor Trussler.

On Oct. 19, 1906, she married Thomas A. McKisic, who preceded her in death in 1937. She was also preceded in death by one brother, one sister, one son and one half-brother.

Mr. McKisic is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Nola Shobe of Crawford Route 1, Mrs. Neva Strader of Rock Cave, Mrs. Maxine Brake of French Creek, Mrs. Mabel Strader of Crawford and Mrs. Clara Sutton of Daulton, Ohio; three sons, Charles D. McKisic of Kanawha Head, Herbert McKisic of French Creek Route 1 and Charmen McKisic of Buckhannon; one half-sister, Mrs. Jessie Claypoole and one half-brother, Alf Trussler, both of Alliquippa, Ohio; her stepmother, Mrs. Florence Westfall of Kanawha Head; 29 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McKisic was a Protestant by faith.

Funeral services were held Saturday.




FRENCH CREEK -- Charles Duncan McKisic, 72, a resident of Kanawha Head, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born Feb. 25, 1908, in Upshur County, a son of the late Thomas and Oma Tressler McKisic.

Surviving are his wife, Nellie Steerman McKisic; one son, Roy McKisic, Buckhannon; three daughters, Mrs. Rosabelle Billingsley, Freemont, Calif., Mrs. Vera Amato, Mentor, Ohio, Mrs. Jane McCartney, Crawford; 12 grandchldren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert McKisic, Frenchton, Cam McKisic, Route 3, Buckhannon; five sisters, Mrs. Nola Shobe and Mrs. Mabel Straighter, both of Route 1, Crawford, Mrs. Neva Straighter, Rock Cave, Mrs. Maxine Brake, French Creek, Mrs. Clara Sutton, Dalton, Ohio; three stepchildren, Everett Steerman, Terra Alta, Mrs. Gray Winemann, Osage Beach, Mo., Mrs. Sharon Krager, Bay City, Mich.

One brother precede him in death.

Mr. McKisic was a veteran of World War II.



Herbert L. McKisic

FRENCH CREEK -- Herbert Lester McKisic, 69, of Rt. 1, French Creek died at 2:15 a.m. Dec. 2, 1983 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born July 29, 1914 at Ingo, West Virginia to the late Thomas and Ova Jane Trusler McKisic.

He is survived by his wife, Reba Riffle McKisic; five sons - Robert of Buckhannon, Richard and Paul, both of Rt., 1, French Creek, Beryl of Scotsville, Va. and Stephen of Chesapeake, Val; one daughter, Karen McKisic of Beverly; one brother Clarman McKisic of Abbot; five sisters - Nola Shobe and Mabel Strader, both of Rt. 1, Crawford, Neva Strader of Rock Cave, Maxine Brake of Rt. 2, French Creek and Clara Sutton of Dalton, Ohio; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one son. McKisic was buried at Heaston Cemetery.



Merl Strader

FRENCH CREEK -- Merl Junior Strader, 37, of Route 1, Carwford, a resident of the Heaston Ridge community, died at 3:32 p.m. May 6, 1985, as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Buckhannon, son of the late Raymond Strader and Mable McKisic Strader, who survives.

Also surviving are his wife, Ginger Wilson Strader; one son, Roger, at home; one daughter, Charlene Page, and son-in-law, Jimmy Page, of Buckhannon; one brother, Larry Strader, of Rock Cave.

He was a member of the Teamstrers Union 789 and was employed by the Green Acres Construction Co. A volunteer fireman with the Banks District Volunteer Fire Dept., Mr. Strader was a Methodist by faith.

Funeral services will be Thursday with burial in the Heaston Cemetery.




FRENCH CREEK--Neva Jean Strader, 74, of Rock Cave, died Sunday, June 2, at her residence.

She was born July 13, 1916, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ova Trussler McKisic.

Her husband, Ray Strader, whom she married Aug.1, 1842, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, James Strader, Buckhannon, and Robert Strader, Rock Cave; one daughter, Beverly Jeskie, Wichita, Kan.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three sisters, Nola Shobe and Mabel Strader, both of Crawford, and Clara Sutton, Apple Creek, Ohio, and one brother, Clarman McKisic, Abbott.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Strader was a member of the Rock Cave Methodist Church and the Women's Auxiliary at the Rock Cave Fire Department.



Ruth N. McKisic

Ruth N. McKisic, 83, a resident of Pontiac, Ill., died August 6, at the St. James Hospital in Pontiac Ill.

Born on May 13, 1909 at Crawford, W.V., a daughter of the late George H. and Florence Claypool Wimer.

She is survived by three daughters; Vera Amato of Pontiac, Ill., Thelma Rosabell Billingley of Dallas, Texas, and Jane McCartney of Heaston Ridge Road; one son; Roy McKisic of Buckhannon. Twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by six sisters and five brothers.

She was a retired nurses aide and a former member of Heaston Methodist Church.

Burial will be Monday in Brown Cemetary.




BUCKHANNON - Clarman "Cam" Trussler McKisic, 71, of Rt. 3, Box 270, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at his home.

He was born June 11, 1925, in Crawford, a son of the late Thomas McKisic and Ova Trussler McKisic.

His wife, Mildred Williams McKisic, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Charlotte Phillips and Sue Page, both of French Creek; two sons, Kenny McKisic, Frenchton, and Timothy McKisic, Abbot; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Sutton, Apple Creek, Ohi, Mabel Strader and Nola Shobe, both of Crawford.

He wa also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Mr. McKisic was a carpenter and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church and Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663.



Betty J. Wimer

BUCKHANNON - Betty Jean Wimer, 71, of Route 1, Crawford, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at Almost Home Care for the Elder.

She was born April 23, 1926, in Morgantown, a daughter of the late Fray Wimer and Ruby Mick Wimer.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Dixon (Norma Lou) Law, Route 1, Crawford; one niece, Debbie Law, Morgantown, and two nephews, Mark Law, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Kevin Law, Route 1, Crawford.

Ms. Wimer was a member and past president of Frenchton Charge Fellowship, the Lewis County Branch of American Association of University Women and the Lewis County Association of Retired School Employees. She was treasurer of Wimer Cemetery Association, a trustee of McCutcheon Chapel Cemetery Association and a member and treasurer of Straight Fork U.M. Church. She was a charter member of Kappa Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators, a life-time member of the National Education Association and the Parent Teacher Association.

She was also a member of Straight Fork Extension Homemakers Club, the 4-H All Stars, a leader of Upper Glady 4-H Club for 45 years, and past president of Lewis County 4-H Leaders Association. She was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Glenville State College and received her master's degree from West Virginia University. She retired from the Lewis County School system in 1988 after teaching 43 years.



Thelma P. Bunten

WESTON - Thelma Pearl Bunten, 88, of Route 1, Crawford, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 19, 1999, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 3, 1910, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late R.D. McKisic and Lyle Beverage McKisic.

Her husband, Lester F. Bunten, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one brother, Aubrey Doyle McKisic, Crawford; one sister, Minnie Mardell Hull, Trenton, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, four brothers, Thomas Ford McKisic, S. Ray McKisic, William McCauley McKisic and John Hall McKisic and two sisters, Bessie M. Sampson and Opal Virginia Ling.

Mrs. Bunten was retired from Leonard Memorial Hospital in Buckhannon with several years of service and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and was a past member of the Straight Fork Extension Homemakers. She was Methodist.

Friends may call at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Ave., Weston from 5-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Post Chapel Cemetery, Crawford.