Our hearts and prayers go out to the following families.


To the family of our classmate Jesse Brown on the death of his brother.

James W. Brown, Jr., 72, of Walker, W.Va., died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Uniontown, Pa., a son of the late James W. Brown, Sr. and Lois Mabel (Sharpnack) Brown.

He retired from Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers 33, Operating Engineers 132, the Elks and the Moose. He served on the Board of Directors for both The Smoot Theatre and The Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Jo (Allen) Brown; two sons, Barry Brown of Vienna, and Chris Brown of Vincent, Ohio; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jesse Brown of Canton, Ga., Bruce McVey of Godfrey, Ill., and Brian McVey of Arlington, Texas; and a sister, Beverly Young of North Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Violet K. Brown; and brother, Lee McVey.

Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Shawn Lauderman officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Saltwell Cemetery in Inez, Ky. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg, 1200 Mary Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To the family of our classmate Richard Bonnet on the death of his mother.

Elizabeth Emerson Bonnet, 89, of Indiana, Pa., died May 1, 2014.

She is survived by her five children, Betty Lou Hovland, Robert and Vera Bonnet of Indiana, Pa., Richard and Mary Bonnet of Parkersburg, Nancy Bonnet of Harrisburg and Marjorie and John Gibson of Luray, Va. She also is survived by nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Born April 4, 1925, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., she married Richard Bonnet on June 28, 1947, and together they lived and raised a family in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. They were happily married for 52 years. She enjoyed her life as a wife and mother, and after that, started a career. She was hired by St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg as their first Director of Volunteers, then earned a nursing degree and worked for many years in nursing. Her many interests included needlework, knitting, gardening and running a small farm. She wrote several articles on small farming which were published in Countryside Magazine.

There will be no visitation. A celebration of her life will be held in Luray, Va., at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Outreach Programs at The Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, 903 Charles St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Contributions are also welcomed for the outdoor courtyard development project at St. Andrews Village, 1155 Indian Springs Rd. Indiana, PA 15701.

Online condolences may be sent at www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To the family of our classmate Dana B. Beall.

Dana B. Beall, 64, of Williamstown, passed away April 28, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

He was born in Parkersburg, Sept. 29, 1949, a son of Russell G. Beall of Parkersburg and the late Mary Margaret Morris Beall.

Dana had proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Pipe Fitters Union Local #565, was a member of Millwright Local #1755 and Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed working on his classics and his race car. To honor Dana's passion for classic cars, the family requests that those attending the visitation or the service drive their classic cars.

In addition to his father, Dana is survived by his wife of 35 years, Peggy Ann Flanigan Beall; daughter, Nicloe Swartzentruber (Nathan) of Seattle, Wash.; son, Brett Fitzgerald Beall (Kelli), and granddaugher, FaeLynn; son, Scott A. Beall, all of Williamstown; and sister, Donna Beall-Bishop (Donald) of Florida. In addition to his mother, Dana was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clem Silcott and Winnie Fae Morrid; and paternal grandparents, Roscoe Beall and Bessie Cox Beall.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev David Carpenter officiating. Burial will be at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Harrisville. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To the family of our classmate Delbert Sams.

Delbert Wesley "Sammy" Sams, 67, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away April 27, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 14, 1947, in Parkersburg, a son to the late Russell Ellsworth Sams and Marion Mannett Mulligan Sams.

He is survived by his three sons, Glen Edward Lester (Teresa), Gregory Wade Lester (Theresa) and Geoffrey Allen Lester (Donna); one daughter, Mary Paul Bailey (Roger); four brothers, William R. Sams (Lois), Walter Jack Sams, Martin J. Sams and Joseph Sams (Balla); three sisters, Janet McNemar (Ralph), Joyce Kidder (Robert) and Deanna Wolfe (Gary); six grandchildren, Samantha Jo Lester, Wesley Allen Lester, Glen E. Lester III, Sarah Marie Lester, Heather A. Bailey and Devin W. Bailey; one great-granddaughter, Brilynn Shay Lester; and one very special pet, Bear Bear. In addition to his parents, Delbert is preceded in death by wife, Icie Gay Sams; brother, Robert E. Sams; sisters, Judith A. Grimm and Valery Adkins; three infant children, Marlene Sams, Richard Lewis Sams and Neda Norene Sams.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Scott Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 2, and again at 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home

 


To the family of our classmate Tom L. Jones.

Tom "T.J." Jones, 64, of Parkersburg died March 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Daniel Robert and Grace Elden (Dye) Jones.

He retired from O'Ames and loved NASCAR.

He is survived by his son Robert Jones of Cincinnati; daughter Bendi Loscar of Parkersburg; three grandchildren Frances and Landen Loscar and Carl Naylor; and a brother Daniel Robert "Butch" Jones II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson Forrest Jones and sister Jo Frances Cole.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m Friday.


To the family of our classmate Virginia Ann Waybright.

Virginia Ann Sines, 63, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Parkersburg, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. She has resided here for eight years.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Lewis Gilmore Sines; a son, Tony (Cassandra) Sines of Wichita, Kans.; a sister, Gae Bowersock of Dearborn Heights, Mich.; three grandchildren; and two nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, William and Virginia Sites Waybright.

Arrangements are by Evergreen Mortuary, Cemetery & Crematory, Tucson, Ariz.

 

 


To the family of our classmate Gary Lee Montgomery.

Gary Lee Montgomery, 64, of Roane County, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away at his home on Feb. 20, 2014.

He was the son of the late Lawrence and Betty Reed Montgomery.

Gary was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School and graduated from Glenville State College with a degree in forestry. He was a former employee of the Pocahontas Land Co., and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He also was preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee II; and a sister, Valerie.

He is survived by a son, Eli (Michelle) of Virginia; a daughter, Grace of California; three grandchildren, Breana, Kira and Jacob; a sister, Darlene Montgomery Walker (Oris Jr.) of Parkersburg; former wife and mother of his children, Michele DeVane; a niece, Katy Walker Wertenberger (Roger); a nephew, Ricardo "Rick" Mendez; and a great-niece, Lily Wertenberger.

Gary was cremated and a memorial service will be held at his residence in the spring. An announcement will be published in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.


To the family of our classmate John Kirk on the death of his longtime companon.

Richard Carroll Deems, 70, of Washington, W.Va., passed away Feb. 13, 2014, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born July 8, 1943, in Wood County, a son of the late Harry B. and Rita Bernice Parsons Deems.

Richard retired from Ames with 37 1/2 years of service. He enjoyed attending and participating in horse shows and enjoyed boating, camping, gardening and playing cards.

At the time of his passing, survivors include his longtime companion, John Kirk; two brothers, James F. (JoAnn) Deems of Larkmead, and Larry G. (Karen) Deems of Washington, W.Va.; two sisters, Darlene (Walt) Schroader of Parkersburg, and Sandy Simmons of Parkersburg; and sister-in-law, Sheila Deems of Parkersburg. He is also survived by several nieces, cousins and special cousin, Norma Jean Lemon of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert L. Deems and Harry David Deems; and a sister, Joan Rebholz.

The funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor Jeff Williamson will officiate and burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. The visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society of Parkersburg. - See more at: http://www.parkersburgnews.com/page/content.detail/id/583479/Richard-Deems.html?nav=5062#sthash.y6hIKNny.dpuf


To the family of our classmate Carl Nestor Jr. on the death of his mother.

Eileen Frances "Chris" Nestor, 84, a resident of Eastbrook Rehabilitation Center and St. Albans, W.Va., entered the gates of Glory after fighting a good fight on Jan. 28, 2014.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1929, in Kingwood, W.Va., the daughter of the late Frank Christopher and Josephine Tichnell.

She was married to the love of her life, Carl Nestor Jr., for 46 years prior to his death in 1994.

Chris taught Sunday school for 44 years at Parkersburg First Church and Vienna Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed crafting, loved gospel music and was employed in the retail industry for more than 40 years. At the time of her death, she was a member of St. Albans Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by four children, Carl E. Nestor of Coolville, Ohio, Sharon (David) Phillips of Akron, Ohio, the Rev. Dr. Steven W. (Bonnie) Nestor of St. Albans, W.Va., and Carolyn M. (Herb) Crouch of Fredericksburg, Va.; six grandchildren, Jodi (Mitch) Roberts, Andy (Becci) Nestor, Joy (Bob) Higgins, Sarah (Ron) Hayes, Scott (Marie) Kerns and Taylor Nestor; seven great-grandchildren, Drew, Devin, Abby, Betta, Logan, Eli and Alana; two sisters, Shirley (Milton) Hunter and Elaine Riha; one brother, Howard (Karen) Pyles; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Parkersburg First Church, Parkersburg, the church where she raised her children. Her cremains will be entombed with that of her husband's at Quantico National Cemetery in the spring.

The family would like to thank the staff of Eastbrook for their wonderful care in our mother's final days. There will be no funeral per her request.


To the family of our classmate Sharon Riggs on the death of her brother.

Memorial services for Denzil Edwin Riggs, 77, of Elizabeth, W.Va., will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Parkersburg South Kingdom Hall, 1814 Gihon Road, Parkersburg. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service.

Mr. Riggs passed away Jan. 18, 2014, at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Born May 9, 1936, in Jackson County, W.Va., he was a lifelong West Virginia resident. He was an active member of Parkersburg South Kingdom Hall, where he served as an Elder for 15 years. He was also involved with the regional building committee for Jehovah's Witnesses. Mr. Riggs was a self-employed carpenter for 40 years, and also worked for American Viscoe in Parkersburg, for 19 years.

Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Ruth M. (Weaver); children, Ray (Sheron) Riggs of Jenson Beach, Fla., Jim (Terry) Riggs of Parkersburg, Cindy (David) Wittine of Goodyear, Ariz., and Brenda (Mike) Moses of Willoughby, Ohio; grandchildren, Eric (Sandra) Walls, Bethany (Dan) Cooke, Alyssa Riggs, Zack Moses and Brycelynn Moses; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Cooke; and sisters, Betty Cline of Dalton, Ohio, Bernice Hart of Coolville, Ohio, and Sharon Chambers of Parkersburg. He also leaves many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arliss and Elsie (Heinzman) Riggs.


To the family of our classmate James Benedum

James Edwin Benedum, 65, passed away on Jan. 3, 2014, at his residence.

He was born May 5, 1948 to the late Roy and Eva (Ferrel) Benedum.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had worked at United National Bank as a security officer.

There will be a graveside service Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leavittfuneralhome.com

 


To the family of our classmate Raymond Reynolds on the death of his brother!

Rex William Reynolds, 62, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away Dec. 29, 2013.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Donald William Reynolds and Arlene Virginia Bungard Reynolds of Murphytown, W.Va.

 

He was a 1969 graduate of Parkersburg High School and had retired from the Johns Manville Company. He was a member of Gihon United Methodist Church.

 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Anthony William Reynolds and wife, Carla, of Parkersburg, Christopher Patrick Reynolds of Parkersburg and Gregory Allen Reynolds of Ft. Riley, Kan.; his grandchildren, Rachel Reynolds, Andrew Reynolds, Cody Reynolds, Brittany Reynolds, Kori Reynolds, Mikayla Reynolds and Aiden Reynolds; one great-grandson, Bentley Reynolds; his brothers, Raymond Gregory Reynolds and Roger Dean Reynolds, both of Vienna; his sister, Rita Dawn Cunningham of Murphytown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Eakle officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To the family of our classmate Debbie Furr on the death of her mother!

Frances Wickens Coffman, 89, Lowell, died Sunday morning (Nov. 17, 2013), at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 23, 1924, on Cats Creek, Lowell, she was a daughter of the late Wallace and Ethel Merritt Wickens. She was a graduate of Lowell High School. Frances had been employed at Remington Rand during WWII, and later as a secretary where she welcomed and is fondly remembered by hundreds of students at Lowell Elementary School for 23 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Fifth Street Church of Christ in Beverly, where she played piano for many years and Chapter #272, Order of Eastern Star, in Lowell.

Frances is survived by one son, Vaughn Coffman (Laurie), of Norfolk, Va., and two daughters, Deborah Furr (Jim), of Lowell, and Kathy Price (Geoff), of Akron. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; Rhett Coffman (Rose) and Elizabeth Coffman and Eduardo Aviancini, Mark Furr (Crystal), and Matthew Furr (Erica), Courtney Kendle, Kristen Oberhaus (Mike), G. R. Price and Geoffrey Price (Joanna); twelve great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law, Gerry Wickens, of Dayton.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. "Ike" Coffman April 4, 2003. They had been married on Sept. 26, 1942. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Stacil Wickens, and his first wife, Lorene "Rene" Wickens.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Fifth Street Church of Christ, in Beverly. Officiating will be ministers Zack Waite and Ron Laughery. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Lowell. The family will greet friends at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at the church for one hour prior to service time.

The family suggests that memorials may be directed to either the L-A Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 406, Lowell, Ohio 45744, or her church, at 229 Fifth St., Beverly, Ohio 45715. For on-line condolences, help in ordering flowers, and other resources, please visit www.CawleyandPeoples. com .


To the family of our classmate Linda Tuttle on the death of her mother!

Joseph Clemens Tuttle, 86, of Reedsville, Ohio, passed away Nov. 15, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Otha and Lyda Atkinson Tuttle. Joseph was an Air Force, 21st Airborne veteran having served in World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a retired brick mason and enjoyed construction and building homes. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, watching westerns and was a member of Whites Chapel Church.

Surviving is his wife of 28 years, Doris Streight Tuttle; his seven children, Gary W. Tuttle (Elizabeth J.), Linda Poynter (Steve) and Jennifer Morris (Jerry), all of St. Marys, W.Va., Deborah Cain (Randy) of Cutler, Ohio, Jackie Schofield (Dennis) of Ohio, Joseph C. Tuttle Jr. (Shelly) of Concord, N.C., and Bobbie Jo Cokeley (Ronald) of St. Marys; seven stepchildren, Glen Streight (Sherry) of St. Marys, Charles Streight (Debbie) of Marietta, David McBrayer (Eva) and Clayton McBrayer (Karen), all of St. Marys, Barbara McBrayer of Reedsville, Terry Piggott of Munday, W.Va., and Donna Yoho (Larry) of Coolville, Ohio; three sisters, Patty Lou Cowan and Juanita Hyde, both of Parkersburg, and Lena Whitehead of Marietta, Ohio; one aunt, Betty Lou Wells of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 28 step-great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Emma Jean Baker and Wilda June Moore.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, W.Va., with the Rev. Charles Martindale officiating and full military rites by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg. Interment will follow at Harper Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, and two hours prior to the services Tuesday at the funeral home. An online guest book for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman


To the family of our classmate Jerry Yost on the death of his son!

Asa Josiah Yost, 35, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away Nov. 1, 2013.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Visitation will be today Nov. 4, from 6-8 p.m.

To the family of our classmate Bill Runyon!

William "Bill" Alan Runyon August 16, 2013

William "Bill" Alan Runyon, 64, of Raleigh passed away Friday afternoon August 16, 2013 at Rex Hospital. He was born in Parkersburg WV and was a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed tennis and traveling.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o�clock, Monday afternoon August 19, 2013 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

Bill is survived by his wife Arlene �Rei� Runyon; sons, Joshua and Jason Runyon; daughters, Jody Hill and Jennifer Runyon; granddaughter, Taylor Hill; grandsons, Gabriel Vila-Runyon and Dean Vila-Runyon; mother Patricia Stephens Ball and stepfather, Donald. He was preceded in death by his father, William Runyon.

Friends may visit with the family Monday from 12-2 PM prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587.

 


To the family of our classmate Greg Edman on the death of his brother!

James Michael "Mike" Edman, 65, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away June 5, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 4, 1947, in Wirt County, W.Va., a son of Edith Miller Edman of Pettyville, W.Va. and the late James Earl Edman.

Mike was a well-known sales professional and was employed with Montgomery Ward and Value City Furniture. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

He is survived by his stepson, Matthew Pierce of Lubeck, W.Va.; one sister, Diane McCrady of Pettyville; three brothers, Greg (Kathy) Edman of Waldorf, Md., Doug (Anne) Edman of Pettyville and Scott (Robin) Edman of Williamstown, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepson, Chris Pierce.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg. Interment will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the funeral home.

 


To the family of our classmate Barbara Ann Nesselroad on the death of her mother!

Barbara Ellen Nesselroad Alexander, 82, Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away on April 7, 2013, at Parkersburg Care Center.

She was born May 19, 1930, in Harrison, W.Va., a daughter of Daniel and Ida M. Mayhew Bragg. Barbara was a homemaker. She previously worked at Dils Department Store and Johns Manville. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, Yatzee, and was previously a member of the Beechwood Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann (Leroy) Chapman of Parkersburg; her son, James M. (Diane) Nesselroad of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two foster daughters, Martha (Sean) Dailey of Parkersburg and Barbara 'Bobbie' (James) Richmond of Lanexa, Va.; sister, Pauline Valentine of Weirton, W.Va.; five grandchildren, C. Brent (Kerry) Conger of Mineral Wells, W.Va., Jennifer Nesselroad of St. Petersburg, Fla., Amy Lewis of Parkersburg, Kimberly (Buddy) Hedrick of Chesapeake, Va., and Laurel Chapman (Rob Eltzroth) of Glouster, Va.; and seven great-grandchildren, Chase and Ciara Conger, Mary and Rylan Lewis, Colton and Spencer Hedrick, and Logan Eltzroth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Nesselroad; and 10 siblings.

Per Barbara's wishes, there will be no services or visitation.

 


To the family of our classmate Roger McConaha on the death of his mother in law!

Betty Earle McConaha, 92, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away at her residence March 22, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She is survived by one daughter, Patricia J. Earle of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; two sons, Denton A. Earle and wife, Mary Lou, of North Olmstead, Ohio, and William E. Earle and wife, Susan, of Acworth, Ga.; three stepdaughters, Rosalie Mahoney of Parkersburg, W.Va., Wanda Tatman (Steve), also of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Sarah Johnston (John) of Blanchester, Ohio; two stepsons, Roger L. McConaha (Sharon) of Ripley, W.Va., and David W. McConaha of Parkersburg, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Earle and Todd, Marc and Gary Hall; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Judd Earle of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald C. Earle; her second husband, Leslie P. McConaha; one brother, John B. Henthorn Jr.; one sister, Zelia Howard; two stepsons, Charles L. and William R. McConaha; and a grandson, Michael McConaha.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 19th Street, Parkersburg, W.Va., with the Rev. Ian Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, W.Va., and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg, WV 26101. Envelopes will be provided by the funeral home.

 


To the family of our classmate Karen Elaine (Sparks) Patterson!

Karen Elaine Sparks Patterson, 63, of Davisville, W.Va., joined her mother and youngest daughter in Heaven, March 12, 2013.

She was born May 26, 1949 in St. Marys, W.Va., the daughter of the late Bernice Sparks.

She was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School, a 1969 graduate of Mountain State College and attended WVU-P. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church at Deerwalk. She was a former employee of Renmar Mfg. Corp., Empire Foods Inc., IBEW, Winans, Christian Victoria and Life Line Ambulance Service.

She was a member of the Pleasant Hill CEOS (formerly, Extension Homemakers), former Cub Scout Den Mother of pack 124 and Boy Scout Assistance Leader Troop 124. Karen volunteered at Ritchie County EMS as well as Deerwalk Volunteer Fire Department and the ladies auxiliary. She also helped with the quilts for Volcano Days.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Victor Lee Patterson; a son, Anthony C. Patterson of Parkersburg, W.Va.; a daughter, Vicki Leah Patterson of Davisville, W.Va.; two grandsons, Gabriel Clay and Hunter Greathouse; and a granddaughter, Heaven Clay.

Karen was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Sparks, on Dec. 4, 2009; her youngest daughter, Angela Dawn Patterson Greathouse; as well as aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, W.Va. with Pastor Tom McQuain, Pastor Doug Guinn, and Pastor Brady Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery (Old German Lutheran Church) in Deerwalk. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and two hours prior to services.

An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com.

 


To the family of our classmate Rhonda Nesbitt on the passing of her father!

Henry "Hank" Clay Nesbitt Jr., 95, went home to be with Lord on Feb. 22, 2013, while residing at Lakeview Estates in Parkersburg, W.Va.

He was born in Parkersburg on Jan. 19, 1918, the firstborn son of the late Beatrice Eugenia Gilbert Nesbitt Boyd, and the late Henry Clay Nesbitt Sr.

When he was 8 years old, he moved to New Martinsville, W.Va., graduating from Magnolia High School in 1936. He met the love of his life, Ruth Ellen Robey, at Mountain State Business College. They were married on March 21, 1942. During World War II, he served as an officer in the Army Air Corps, stationed at a base near London, England. While stationed there, he attended the last performance of Glenn Miller before Mr. Miller was lost over the English Channel.

Upon his return to the states, he attended and graduated from George Washington University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Upon graduation, he went to work for DuPont at its Washington Works plant. He spent his entire career there, retiring in 1978. He was an avid Bridge player, who directed Duplicate Bridge for many years at Worthington Golf Club achieving the rank of Lifetime Master of Duplicate Bridge. His other lifetime passion was ballroom dancing. He founded two dance clubs in the Parkersburg area, and was active in many others.

He is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Nesbitt Mohan of Huntington Station, N.Y., and Judith Nesbitt Province of Rock Hill, S.C.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Jones, Nicholas Province, Whitney Province Carson and David Jones; three great-granddaughters; and his devoted companion, Mildred Jacqueline Clepper.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ellen Robey Nesbitt; his stepfather, James O. Boyd; his three brothers, Joseph, Eugene and James; and an infant son.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Market Street, Parkersburg, with Father Neil Buchlein as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with full military rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today, with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:30 p.m. today.

An online guestbook will be available to leave condolences for the family at www.lamberttatman.com


To the family of our classmate Kathy Rannae Hartley!

Kathy Rannae Hartley (Valentine) is the wife of Tom Valentine and they lived in Texas. She passed away on Feb.6, 2013 and she was cremated and they will bring her back here for services in July....Kathy was a School Monitor and also a Concession Stand Worker....Remember her well very nice lady....Rest In Peace!


To the family of our classmate Terry Dallas Hazelett!

Terry Dallas Hazelett, 63, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away Feb. 10, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 28, 1949, in Parkersburg, a son of Wanda Walker Deem of Parkersburg and the late Herbert W. Hazelett.

Terry was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School and attended Washington State College, Marietta, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran, worked 31 years at Johns Manville Corp., and was retired after 10 years of service at the U.S. Public Debt payroll department. He loved his family, was an avid bike rider, enjoyed computer programming, and loved his church family where he was a member, elder, and a Sunday school teacher at Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville, W.Va.

Terry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandra Phillips Hazelett; one son, Donald Hazelett and his wife, Jonika, of Charlotte, N.C.; his twin brother, Gary Hazelett of Texas; two half-brothers, Roger Deem and his wife, Beth, of Parkersburg and Randy Deem and his wife, Polly, of Macksburg, Ohio; one half-sister, Janice Sutton and her husband, Kelton, of La Grange, N.C.; and his two beloved granddaughters, Chloe and Lucy Hazelett.

In addition to his father, Terry was preceded in death by his stepfather, Weldon Deem; and one half-brother, Dennis Deem.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville, with Pastor Roger Benson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Mineral Wells, W.Va. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg.


To the family of our classmate Randy Griffith on the death of his father!

James E. Griffith, 90, of Parkersburg, passed away Dec. 26, 2012, at his home.

He was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Sandyville, W.Va., a son to the late Albert and Anna Richards Griffith. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, serving in Italy and then went on to work and retire from G.E. Plastics. He served as a Little League baseball coach, was an avid woodcrafter, loved the outdoors, never met a stranger and was always there to help. He served many years as a Deacon at Bible Baptist Church.

Jim is survived by his wife of 66 years, Beatrice "Peggy" Conger Griffith; three sons, Roger Giffith (Donna) of Parkersburg, Randy Griffith (Sheila) of Ormond Beach, Fla. and David Griffith (Dianne) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Rhonda, Wendy, Alison, Kelly and Lukas James; great-grandchildren, Alexandria, Ash, Breanna and Samantha; along with many extended family and friends.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather that will be terribly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dan Stevens officiating. Visitation will be from noon till the time of service on Sunday.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sunsetparkersburg.com


To the family of our classmate Janet Alllman Wilson on the death of her son!

Robert L. (Bobby) Wilson, 43, passed away on Dec. 28, 2012, at home in Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with cancer, with his loving wife by his side.

He was born on Sept. 20, 1969. He is the son of Janet Allman Wilson of Vienna, W.Va. and Ronald L. Wilson of Washington, W.Va. He was a 1988 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He accepted Christ, and was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md. He was employed at 180's LLC as a sales manager. Bobby was a loving and fun person. He was a giving person who was full of life.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cleopheus (Tood) and Icie (Peach) and Gladys Allman. He is survived by his grandfather, Carl Allman of Parkersburg. He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife, Jessica C. Scott Wilson of 17 years; his mother, Janet Wilson; his dedicated father, Ronald L. Wilson (Wanda); one brother, Ronald L. Wilson II (Christine) of San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Susan Goings (Benjamin) of Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews and other sorrowing relatives and friends. One special niece, Jessica Scott of Maryland; Uncle Gary (Wanda) Allman; and childhood friends, Mark Carpenter, Dan Winters and a host of many others.

The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth Street, Parkersburg. Rev. Chad Emrick will officiate, and burial will follow at the Spring Grove Cemetery. The visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com


To the family of our classmate Dana B. Beall on the death of his mother!

Mary Margaret Beall, 89, of Parkersburg, died Dec. 26, 2012.

She was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Dr. Clem S. Morris and Winnie Fae Morris of Smithville and Harrisville, W.Va. Margaret graduated from Harrisville High School in 1940, and Sullins College. In 1942, she received a BA degree from the University of Michigan. While at U of Michigan, Margaret completed flying lessons and earned a student pilot license. An avid traveler, she visited 50 U.S. states and over 32 countries. She served as agent for Morris Beall Oil and Gas Company for more than 20 years before retiring. Margaret was active in Lamba Chi Omega Sorority, delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered for the Red Cross and at one time was active in Democratic Women's work. For many years she attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Russell G. Beall of Burnt House, W.Va.; Margaret and Russell were married on Jan. 1, 1948; son, Dana B. Beall and his wife Peggy of Williamstown, W.Va., with three children, Brett, Scott and Nicole; and daughter, Donna Beall-Bishop and her husband Donald of Sanibel, Fla., with one son, Jeffrey.

Margaret's family would like to give special thanks to Anna, Bobbi, Judy, Karsun and Tisha, who cared for her in final days.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. William Thomas and Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burial will be Monday at the convenience of the family at the IOOF Cemetery in Harrisville, W.Va. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To the family of our classmate David Fought on the death of his father!

Harry J. Fought, 89, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 5, 2013, at Eagle Pointe.

Mr. Fought was born Dec. 9, 1923, at Parkersburg, a son of the late Charles and Minnie Dent Fought.

He was a 60-year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33, and retired from B.F. Shaw Co., contractors at the DuPont Washington Works site. He especially enjoyed spending time with his faithful companions, his dogs, Troubles, Tiny and Blacky.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda K. Church and her husband, Gerald, and Cherrie L. Cowan and her husband, Vernon; one son, David A. Fought and his wife, June Ann; six grandchildren, Gregory Church (Catherine), Michael Church (Kristin Shato), Christopher Fought, Robyn Thomson (Todd), Jason Cowan (Tracy) and Cassie Lynn Mondragon (Manuel); amd eight great-grandchildren, Andrew, Allison and Julia Church and Noelle and Hunter Cowan, Aynsley and Brynnly Thomson and Gabriel Mondragon.

He was preceded in death in 2005 by his wife of 59 years, Betty M. George Fought; one sister, Lima S. Stout; and two brothers, Donza and Grover Fought.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Larry Dale officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen South Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casket bearers will be Andrew Church, Gregory Church, Michael Church, Christopher Fought, Robert Stout and Charles Stout.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, P.O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

A guestbook is available for sending condolences to the family at www.vaughanfh.com


To the family of our classmate Mike Reel on the death of his brother-in-law!

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate Mike Reel. Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20, 2012, His brother-in-law was coming home after a hunting trip in Austin, Texas and was getting his guns out of his truck when one of them fired and he was instantly killed.


To the family of our classmate Roger Barker on the death of his brother!

Johnnie D. Barker, 72, of Lubeck, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in the Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph Campus, surrounded by family.

Mr. Barker was born in West Union, W.Va., a son of the late Cecil J. and Opal Jane George Barker. He was previously employed by the former Nelson's Drug Store in Parkersburg and Brockway-Demuth Glass in Vienna. Johnnie retired from Dupont, Washington Works in 2003 after 22 years of service. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, dirt track stock car racing and NASCAR. He attended the Baptist Church.

Johnnie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty M. Full Barker; one daughter, son-in-law and grandson, Jonda and Tim Craddock and Christian Craddock of Parkersburg; two sisters, Shirley Martin of Boaz and Naomi Messer of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Roger Barker (Patsy) of Walker and Ralph Barker (Sharon) of Davisville; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Marvin and Russell Barker.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg with the Rev. William R. Thomas officiating assisted by Evangelist Ronald D. Laughery.

 


To the family of our classmate Carolyn (Englehardt) Walters

Carolyn Walters, 60, of, Brookhaven, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010, ather residence.

 

Carolyn was born in Parkersburg on July 23,1949, the daughter of the late Albert and Reva Kelley Englehardt.

 

She graduated from Parkersburg High School, class of 1967 and attended Potomac State College and WVU.

 

Carollyn loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was very devoted to her family and was a great woman of faith. She was a very giving and generous person who always put others' needs before her own. She also enjoyed going camping and visiting the beach.

 

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bob; her children, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lynn Walters II stationed at Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs, Co., Christian Smith and husband Jonathan of Keyser, and Julie Attardo and husband, Dan of Chesapeake, VA; two grandchildren, Victoria and Beth Smith, and a brother, Ken Rutherford and wife, Patricia of Wooster, OH; nephew Mark Rutherford and his wife, Erin and their children Brendy and Ethan of Wooster, OH; sister-in-law Sherry Fox and her husband, Dana and their children, Stephanie Torres and husband, Rob of Frederick, MD, and Brian Fox of Las Vegas, NV; brother-in-law, John L. Walters, and his wife, Connie, and their son, Willie Goldsmith Jr.and his children, Christian and Caleb Goldsmith; and their daughter, Guinevere Goldsmith.


To the family of our classmate Linda Radabaugh (Carpenter) on the passing of her brother!

David Joe "DJ" Radabaugh, 62, of Parkersburg, made his way to the Lord Oct. 30, 2012.

He was born Oct. 1, 1950, in Jackson County, and was the son of the late Martin and Ruth Radabaugh. He was a veteran of the USMC and the Vietnam Conflict, and was a member of the Brothers of the Wheel.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Carpenter.

He is survived by a niece, Lisa Hornbeck (James); two nephews, Richard Carpenter (Robyn) and Martin Carpenter (Shawna), along with many great nieces and nephews, along with close friends, Fredrick Haddad and Lindsay Kukich.

Service will be Monday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with burial to follow in the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery in Charleston.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. on Monday.


To Becky Winans on the passing of her father!

Kenneth Richard Winans, 86, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away Oct. 18, 2012, at the Masonic Home of Parkersburg.

He was born Jan. 3,1926, in Parkersburg, W.Va., a son of the late Roscoe G. and Clara M. Barnhart Winans.

 

Kenneth had previously worked for the former B & O Railroad and later retired as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. Kenneth was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served in WWII. He was a former member of the Seventh Street United Methodist Church and was a current member of the Episcopal Church of Good Shepherd of Parkersburg. He was also a member of Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge #3, York Rite, Scottish Rite, past watchmen of the Shepherd of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Nemesis Shrine Temple, past Monarch of Ben Bey Grotto P.M., Horse Traders Degree, Hillbilly Degree, Kentucky Colonels, Tennessee Squire, Past Patron of the Eastern Star, Prelate of the Amaranth, past Admiral of the Cherry River Navy, past President of South Parkersburg Improvement Assoc., Wood County Preservation and Historical Society, and the Southwood Teen Club.

 

Surviving is one son, Charles Winans of Parkersburg, W.Va.; two daughters, Rebecca Winans, also of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Vickie Morris of Beltsville, Md.; five grandchildren, Janeth Johnson (Darren) of Cross Lanes, W.Va., April Kessell (Jim) of Parkersburg, W.Va., Angie Kimble (Jeremy) of Huntington, W.Va., Cindi Laufman (Chris) of Jacksonville, Fla., and Amanda Parson of Beltsville, Md.; six great-grandchildren, Alondra Johnson of Cross Lanes, W.Va., Trey, Kyle, and Hunter Kessell, all of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Jared and James Laufman, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; foster son, Ralph Bennett of Columbus, Ohio; and foster granddaughter, Doris Anne Bennett of Columbus, Ohio.

 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eileen Haught-Morris Winans; his second wife, Beverly Morgan Winans; his infant son, Richard Winans; and his foster grandson, Ron Bennett.


To the family of our classmate Lionel Keith Knopp!

Lionel Keith Knopp, 64, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away Oct. 21, 2012, at his residence.

 

He was born May 24, 1948, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Richard and Laureda Parsons Knopp.

 

Lionel was an U.S. Army veteran and retired after 30 years service with the O'Ames Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR racing, antiques and auctions and was a member of Calvary Memorial Church.

 

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Waltraud "Val" Touby Knopp; two sons, James "J.B." Knopp and his wife, Jaime, of Beckley, W.Va., and Chris Knopp and his wife, Jenny, of Ravenswood, W.Va.; six brothers and sisters, Gary Knopp of Vienna, Gene Knopp of Parkersburg, Leon Knopp of Mineral Wells, Paula Righter of Parkersburg and Terry and Danny Knopp, both of Parkersburg; six grandchildren, Brittany, Caleb, Josie, Lanie, Ella and Calder; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, South Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

 


To the family of our classmate Linda Lee Midcap (Rader)!

Linda Lee Midcap Rader, 65, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away after a long illness on Oct. 5, 2012, at the Cleveland Clinic.

She was born Nov. 1, 1946, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Clarence and Roxie Elson Midcap.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and was a member of Boaz Baptist Church. Her favorite pasttimes were going to the Big Red football games, spending time with her two granddaughters, Lindsey and Megan, and her great-nephew, Austin, and getting together with family.

Surviving is her son, Greg (Lisa) Midcap of Vienna; her granddaughters, Lindsey and Megan Midcap of Vienna; her sister, Sharon Armour of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (Dick) Rader; sisters, Zelma Haught and Garnet DeLancey James; and her brothers, Paul Midcap and Delbert (Bob) Midcap.

The family would like to express gratitude for the dedication and compassionate care provided by Dr. William Tomlinson and the staff and physicians at the Cleveland Clinic; the support from Bill Marshall in getting her to many appointments; the support from the Rev. Bob Alfred and the Boaz Baptist congregation; and the support and prayers of family and friends.

 


To the family of our classmate Mike Woodyard on the passing of his step mother!

Jessie L. Woodyard, 87, of Parkersburg went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

Jessie was born Aug. 7, 1925, a daughter of the late Lena and Charles Kincheloe. She graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1943. She worked for the FMC Corporation as a corporate secretary.

Jessie was a faithful and long time member of Stout United Methodist Church and enjoyed fellowship with her circle groups. She was involved in Kiwanis for many years. She was a volunteer at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital and loved sewing for the Lloyd Middleton Doll Company. Jessie had fun camping with her husband Dick, playing Bunko and was talented in arts and crafts.

Jessie is survived by her son Bob Boone (Lori) of Parkersburg, step children Michael Woodyard (Susette) of Parkersburg and Janet Gainer (David) of Columbus, Ohio. She was an amazing grandmother to Angie (Kevin) Brockman, Jill (Doug) Johnson, all of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mark Morgan of Louisville, Ky., Michael and Lauren Boone of Parkersburg. Her step grandchildren include Lori (Thad) Tofaute, Ben Woodyard, Chad (Claudine) Woodyard, Michael (Nicole) Brabham. She was a sweet great grandmother "Ma-maw" to Gracie and Grant Brockman, and Joseph and Rene' Johnson, all of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Trevor and Jacob Woodyard, Theda Tofaute, Allie and Nick Brabham.

She was preceded in death by several family members including her husband Richard (Dick) Woodyard, daughter Linda Jane Richards, step son Richard Woodyard, III, step granddaughter Sheri Brabham, parents and siblings.


To the family of our classmate Sharon (Bailey) Garrett on the passing of her father!

Rupert Gail "Bud" Bailey, 87, of Parkersburg, passed away Aug. 19, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph's Campus. He was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Lewis County, W.Va., a son of the late Carlos and Mildred Smith Bailey. He was a graduate of Salem College in 1950, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served as a medic in the European and Pacific Theatres of Operation. Bud owned and operated Bailey Insurance until 1995. He was president of Professional Insurance Agents of WV Inc. in 1985, was a 50 plus year member of the Grafton Masonic Lodge #15 AF & AM and a member of the Nemesis Shrine Temple and Cycle Patrol. He was a United Methodist by faith and an avid WVU Mountaineer fan and supporter. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eunice "Jerry" Bailey; two daughters, Sharon Garrett (Greg) of Parkersburg and Carla Bailey of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Gail Bailey of Parkersburg; two sisters, Betty Caynor (Bob) of Sarasota, Fla. and Dorothy Dawson of Lost Creek, W.Va.; one brother, Willard Bailey (Pat) of Punta Gorda, Fla.; three grandchildren, Shane Bailey (Sarah) of Montana, Ryan Garrett (Selena) of California and Carlynn Keilty (Simon) of North Carolina; and five great-grandchildren, Adammair Bailey, Brynn and Ronan Keilty and Avery and Sadie Garrett. A graveside service for family and friends will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Patrick Kerr officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg. There will be no visitation. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.


To the family of our classmate Markey (Backus) Powell on the passing of her brother.!

Michael Louis Backus, 64, of Lubeck, died Aug. 18, 2012, at his residence. He was born March 1, 1948, in Wood County, a son of the late Norton Louis and Virginia Plate Backus. He retired from CSX Railroad as a conductor after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine veteran serving in the Vietnam War and later served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Ann Headley Backus; three daughters, Michele (Dave) Fusek of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Beverly (Zane) Logston of Parkersburg and Tammy Backus of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren, Brooke, Tommy, Brandon, Ethan, Anna, Emily and Shenae; great-grandson, Tanner; sister, Markey L. Powell of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark Houser officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with military rites by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To the family of our classmate Larry Dean Mills on the passing of his wife.!

Lynda Carole Mills, 66, of Parkersburg, departed this life on Aug. 7, 2012, following a brave fight with cancer.

She was born in Wood County on April 9, 1946, a daughter of Isabelle Rose Spence of Parkersburg and the late George M. Spence. Lynda was a 1964 graduate of Parkersburg High School and she had worked at the Parkersburg News and Sentinel and the Dils Brothers Department Store. She was a member of the Lynn Street Church of Christ.

Surviving is her husband of 40 years, Larry Dean Mills; two sons, Douglas Dean (Alisha) Mills and Jeffrey Todd (Jenny) Mills; grandchildren, Carter and Jackson Mills and Kali and Makensi Carole Mills; sisters, Joyce (Mike) Bowser and Beverly Sue (Mike) Mollohan; and brother-in-law, Larry Stoops. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Stoops.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Evangelist Teddy Tackett will officiate and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lynn Street Church TV Ministry on Channel 2 at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings or the Lynn Street Church of Christ food pantry.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com


To the family of our classmate Frances (Deem) Chips on the passing of her sister.!

 

Mary Joanne Watson, 65, of Parkersburg, passed away July 29, 2012, at the Ross Heart Center at OSU Hospital in Columbus.

She was born May 9, 1947, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Ira J. and Mary Lou Metz Deem.

Mary was a graduate of Parkersburg High School with the class of 1966. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and doll collecting. She formerly bowled at Emerson Lanes on the Women's Classic League and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a former member of Grace Gospel Church and presently a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry C. Watson; one daughter, Janelle (Brian) Schimke of Parkersburg; twin sons, Brian (Ann) Watson of Washington, W.Va., and Brent Watson (Christy) of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Kylie McDaniel, Jordan Watson, Brittany Schimke, Vincent Watson and Jake Watson; one sister, Frances (Mike) Chipps of Parkersburg; one brother, Duane (Cindy) Deem of Ripley, W.Va.; two aunts, Kate White of Williamstown and Sharon Williams of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Paul and Mary Watson.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with Pastor Jon Lands and Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


To the family of our classmate Linda (Morris) Holmes on the passing of her brother.!

James M. "Jim" Morris, 61, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., went home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at CCMC, Memorial Campus, following an extended illness.

Jim was born Nov. 26, 1950, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Monroe F. and Hazel (Hoschar) Morris. Jim began a 42 year career with the Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated of Parkersburg in 1969, where he served as a service technician. He was a member of Teamsters Local Union #175 and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mineral Wells. He loved woodworking and helping others with their "fix it" jobs.

He is survived by his loving son, James M. Morris, Jr. and wife Cami of Scott Depot, W.Va.; two sisters, Linda Holmes and Donna Keith, both of Mineral Wells, along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Arnold L. Pifer; nephew, Buddy Pifer, and father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Phyllis Morton.


To the family of our classmate Rhonda Williams on the passing of her sister!

 

Ida Kathryn "Katie" Rollins, 85, of Parkersburg, passed away July 23, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born May 29, 1927 in Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Huston Williams and Marie Miller Rowley. She attended Edgelawn United Methodist Church and Grace Gospel Church. She was a sales manager for Stanley Home Products for 54 years, starting in 1958. She was a Girl Scout leader for 12 years and a Cub Scout Den Mother for four years. She enjoyed bowling, playing bonco, camping, sewing and crafts. She was an avid collector of bells, salt and pepper shakers, dolls and teacups. Her favorite pastime was sending greetings cards to family and special friends.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis Rollins; four children, Mary Virginia "Jenny" Rubio and her husband Carlos of Valle Cali, Colombia, Kenneth Lewis "Bud" Rollins and his wife Charlene of Parkersburg, Donna Lee Smith and her husband Larry of Belleville and William Glenn "Butch" Rollins; five grandchildren, Richard Lewis Stalnaker and his wife Angie of Belleville, Melinda Jo Skinner of Washington, Tara Nichole Rollins of Parkersburg, Wendy Hope Rollins of Parkersburg and Stacey Sheppard of Belleville; eight great-grandchildren, Katlyn Alexander Stalnaker, Hannah Elizabeth Stalnaker, Justin Michael Skinner, Alexis Renna Skinner, Morgan Sheppard, Trenton Josiah Taylor, Karis M. Midcap and Kensington Midcap; five sisters, Janet Jeske of Livingston, Texas, Rhonda Stone of Vienna, Sandra Waybright of St. Albans, W.Va., Edith Duvall of Barlow, Ohio and Sarah Sheppard of Vienna; and three brothers, Donald Williams of Elizabeth, David Williams of Parkersburg and Henry Rowley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Henry Patrick Rowley; her step-mother, Marie Leasure; three sisters, Barbara Ellen Barr, Melba Louise Sheets and Hazel Pressley; and one nephew, Charles Dale Williams.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.sunsetparkersburg.com


To the family of our classmate Garry Peck on the passing of his brother!

 

Larry Wayne Peck, 66, of Parkersburg passed away July 11, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center-Memorial Campus.

He was born March 25, 1946, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Forrest E. and Betty L. (Tribbet) Peck Jr. He loved baseball and was a NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed watching old movies and was a Mormon.

He is survived by his brothers Garry Peck (Edna) of Parkersburg, and Terry Peck (Lillie Schofield) of Parkersburg; three sons Larry James Peck, David Wayne Peck both of California and Larry Wayne Peck Jr. of Charleston; a daughter Lisa Dawn Peck and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Linda Lou Peck and an infant daughter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg, with Pastor Marsha Plybon officiating. Burial will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Online condolences may be sent at www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To the family of our classmate Doris Towner on the passing of her mother!

Jessie Edith (Cavins) Towner, 81, of Lubeck, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012, at her home.

She was born February 27, 1931, in Central Station, W.Va., a daughter to the late Charles and Bessie Opal Cavins. She was a homemaker, a member of the Lubeck Church of Christ and was an avid fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Jerry Michael Towner Sr.; son, Jerry Michael Towner Jr.; grandson, Scott Andrew Wigal; son-in-law, Carol Lewis Wigal; six brothers; and three sisters. She is survived by her children, Doris Hodge (Bob) of Lake Placid, Fla., Sherry Lowers (Rob) of Lubeck, Sally Towner of Lubeck, Theodore "Teddy" Towner of Lubeck, Christopher Towner of Lubeck and Amy Norton (David) of Martinsburg, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Linda Towner of Washington; grandchildren, Kristy Thomas (Don), Justin Kiser (Sara), Jared Towner (Tabby), Jessica Towner (Rachael), Byron Towner (Brooke), Jacob Towner (Alisha) and River Norton; great-grandchildren, Chase, Kati and Brayden Kiser, Brandon and Alex Lawson and Drew and Taylor Towner; sisters, Doris Bibbee of Bay City, Mo., Patricia McDonald of Brandonburg, Ky., Tommy Evans of Fayetteville, N.C. and Kitty Parsons of Irvington, Ky.; along with several nieces and nephews. Her joy was her four grand-dogs, George W., Mitt Romney, Elvis and Priscilla.

Service will be Sunday, July 8, 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Steve Fuchs officiating. Burial will follow in the Duckworth Cemetery, Greenwood, W.Va. Visitation will be today from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Towner's honor to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kentucky Chapter, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 108, Louisville, KY 40218.

 


To the family of our classmate Jessie Brown on the passing of his mother!

Had a strange week. My mother passed away after spending the last few years in the Masonic Home. She had been significantly declining the last couple of weeks, so it wasn't a complete surprise. She donated her body to science, so they took her away the same day. There was no funeral, and arrangements for anything else had been made previously. The weird part was that there was nothing I needed to do, and it felt strange to just continue going to work as usual. I am blessed to have had a Mother with such a good heart, so I just need to focus on the memories.


To the family of our classmate Linda Tuttle on the passing of her mother!

Juanita Maxine Miller Tuttle, 83, of St. Marys, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord, May 23, 2012, at Carehaven of Pleasants.

She was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Wirt County, a daughter of the late John William and Ora Ethel Miller. She was a member of George Street Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Stepping Stones. She was a member of the Pleasants County Senior Citizens, a member of the Red Hat Society, and a Golden Girl at Carehaven. Her hobbies included gardening, crocheting, was a fabulous artist, enjoyed life, family and friends. She loved reading and studying her Bible and was a very godly woman.

She is survived by five daughters, Linda (Steve) Poynter and Jennifer (Jerry) Morris, all of St. Marys, Deborah (Randy) Cain of Cutler, Ohio, Jackie (Dennis) Schofield of Long Bottom, Ohio, and Bobbie (Ron) Cokeley of St. Marys; two sons, Gary (Beth) Tuttle of St. Marys and Joseph (Shelly) Tuttle of Concord, N.C.; 21 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Via of Slate, W.Va., Edith Edman of Pettyville, and Lena Bryant of Belpre, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Miller, Flossie Miller and Grace Alta Martin, and one brother, Bill Miller.

Services will be held Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and from noon-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.


To the family of our classmate Vicky Perdue on the passing of her mother!

Wanda Jean Perdue, 90, of Parkersburg passed away on May 4, 2012, at Eagle Pointe of Parkersburg.

She was born in Long Run, W.Va., on Jan. 23, 1922, a daughter of the late Lee and Beatrice Hurst Tingler.

Over her life, she worked in many different areas of Retail Sales.

Jean is survived by her children Robert Gildow and Carolyn, Sandy Nichols, Vickie Sheppard and Jim, Ricky Perdue, David Perdue, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by three grandchildren, one brother Gerald "Ting" Tingler and two sisters Geraldine Parsons and Lillian Statton.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. David Spence officiating. Inurnment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com


To the family of our classmate Laurence Mallory

Laurence Brown Mallory, 63, died May 12, 2012, at his residence in Cutler, Ohio.

He was born Jan. 23, 1949, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Ernest Laurence and Emma Sue Brown Mallory.

He was a CPA with Suttle and Stalnaker PLLC and a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School and received his BS Degree in Accounting in 1971 from the College of William & Mary.

He served in the Army National Guard with the 1092nd Engineering Division and was an Eagle Scout from Troop 2. He was a member of the Camden Clark Medical Center Board from 1989 until present currently serving as Board Chair and member of the WVUHS Board since 2011. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, singing in the Chancel Choir and also a member of the Larry Parsons Chorale.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Hatfield Mallory; daughter, Sarah Mallory Deem of Parkersburg; son, John (Kylie) Mallory of Chicago; brother, William (Carolyn) Mallory of Buckhannon; nieces, Megan Mallory of Silver Springs, Md., and Rachel Mallory of Meadville, Pa.; grandchildren, Jacob and Emma Deem; and dogs, Mary Kate, Frank and Marty.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brent Sturm, the Rev. Paul Stadelman, the Rev. Margie Carr and Father Andy Switzer. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the CCMH Auxiliary, St. Paul's United Methodist Church or the giver's charity of choice.

The family would like to especially thank Dr. Vik Abhyankar, Dr. Nik Shah and staff, Oncology Unit at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus and Amedisys Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

 


To the family of our classmate Rhonda Williams Stone on the death of her mother.

H. Marie Leisure, 79, of Walker, passed away on May 5, 2012, at the Arbors at Marietta.

She was born in Sandyville, W.Va., on Dec. 3, 1932, a daughter of the late Milford and Sarah Snyder Hinzman.

Marie had been active with the DAV 32 with her late husband, Harry Leisure, and with Stillwell Union Church.

She is survived by her children, Donald Lester Williams of Newark, W.Va., Edith Fay Duvall and Jack of Barlow, Sarah Alice Shepherd of Vienna and David Eric Williams and Stacy of Parkersburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Rhonda Stone, Kathryn Rollins and Janet Jeske; several step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her first husband, Huston Williams; third husband, Harry Mason Leisure; daughter-in-law, Judy Williams; brother, Rufus Hinzman; sisters, Rosie Rhoads, Addie Riggs and Elvie Riggs; and stepchildren, Melba, Hazel, Barbara and Charles.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jim Eakle officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 2-3 p.m. Monday prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com

 


To the family of our classmate Judy Mills on the death of her father.

George B. Mills, 90, of Parkersburg, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2012, at Chateau Grove Personal Care, Barboursville, W.Va.

He was born Aug. 1, 1921 in Wood County, W.Va., son of the late Charles E. and Mamie Buffington Mills.

He was a member of Grace Gospel Church in Pettyville, retired from Kaiser Aluminum, and enjoyed fishing, gardening and traveling. He was a loving father, husband and grandfather to 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Elsie; four daughters, Carolyn Joyce (Daniel) Hurley, Patricia Sue (Larry) Curry, Judy Belinda (Michael) Waitkus and Pamela Kay (Leon) Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, George Michael Mills.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday.


To the family of our classmate Sherry 'Mouse' (Shaver) Smith on the death of her sister!

Rebecca Ruth "Becky" Shaver, 64, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 30, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born Aug. 24, 1947 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Lloyd L. "Peck" and Ruth Eaton Shaver.

Becky was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and retired from the Bureau of Public Debt with 38 years of service.

She enjoyed doing crafts.

Surviving are her brothers, Keith "Doug" (Maggie) Shaver in Texas, Lloyd "Larry" (Helena) Shaver of Parkersburg, Craig "Hank" (Serita) Shaver of Parkersburg, David "Kimbo" Shaver of Parkersburg and Jeffery "Jeff" Shaver of Parkersburg; sisters, Sherry "Mouse" (Roderick) Smith of Cutler, Ohio and Bonita Kay (Bill) Sayer of Parkersburg and many many nieces and nephews including a special niece and caregiver, Carla Flallos of Parkersburg; special nephews, Gavan McVey, Steve Shaver, and Venmar Martinez, great-nieces, Kylin and Sienna Otto.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Denise Shaver; a nephew, Jason Scott Shaver and great-nephews, Evan Stephens and Mayan Martinez.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth Street, Parkersburg. Pastor Larry Dale will officiate and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

 


To the family of our classmate Jeanne Sue Post.

Jeanne Sue Williams, 63, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 3, 2012, at her residence.

She was born July 10, 1948, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Charles and Audra George Post.

She was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School and was a graduate of Parkersburg Beauty College. She was a homemaker and formerly worked at Montgomery Wards and Walker Parkersburg. She enjoyed cooking, landscaping, walking, riding bikes, camping, meditating and speaking scriptures. She enjoyed playing the piano and the accordion. She was a member of Fresh Fire Ministries.

She is survived by her husband of over 38 years, Darrell E. Williams; one son, Jeremy N. Williams of the home; two sisters, her twin sister, Janie Baer and her husband, Wayne, of Washington, W.Va., and Susan Weisfelt of Lockwood, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Carol Post of Mineral Wells; her nieces, Debbie Conger and Cynthia Steele; and her nephews, Timothy Baer, David Post Jr. and Jason McAtee-Weisfelt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David Post; and her two cats, April and Angel, known as the traveling girls.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with Dr. Chris Longgrear officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Mausoleum. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and until time of service on Friday.

An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com

 


To the family of our classmate Cindy Day on the death of her mother.

Kathryn "Katie" (Wenmoth) Day, 85, of Parkersburg, died Nov. 20, 2011, at Worthington Nursing Home.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna (Rau) Wenmoth. She retired from St. Joseph's Hospital as a registered nurse and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed her bridge clubs.

She is survived by her son, David A. Day (Jonni) of White House, Tenn.; two daughters, Cynthia A. Whiting (Dallas) of Lexington, Ky. and Mary Kathryn Appleyard (James) of Edmond, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Lawrence T. Day, Jr.; infant daughter, Jennifer L. Day; three sisters, Regina Perse, Elizabeth Pfaff, and Pauline Wenmoth; and a brother, Jack Wenmoth. Mass of Christian burial will be noon Wednesday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Peterson officiating.


To the family of our classmate Donna Jordan

Donna Sue Buckley, 62, of Parkersburg, W.Va. passed away Oct. 30, 2011 at her residence.

She was born Aug. 2, 1949 in Barberton, Ohio, a daughter of Eva J. Anderson Myers of Vienna, W.Va. and the late Earl R. Jordan. She was a homemaker and enjoyed camping and crafting.

She is survived by her mother; two daughters, Rhonda Brannon (Randy) of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Brenda McCutcheon (Tony) of Belpre, Ohio; two sons, Michael Buckley of Waverly, W.Va., and William Buckley (Kimberly) of Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Betty Kennedy of Waterford, Ohio, Doris Wagner and Mabel Braham, both of Parkersburg, W.Va., Kathy Johnson of Hull, Ga., and Pam Tennant of Waverly, W.Va.; a brother, Earl Jordan of Parkersburg, W.Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her fiance, Rich Harris of Parkersburg, W.Va.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Blair Buckley.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, W.Va. with Rev. Dr. William R. Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Perry Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.


To our classmate Vickie Nancarrow on the death of her sister Jana Nancarrow

Jana Nancarrow Wiseman left this Earth on a crisp Autumn morning, Nov. 1, 2011.

She was with her husband and best friend John Brent Wiseman, exactly where she wanted to be.

Jana was born Oct. 16, 1955, the daughter of Charles F. Nancarrow and Monna Jane (Barth) Nancarrow. Jana was blessed in life with family and friends, and blessed were the lives of the people that knew Jana. Jana was a thoughtful, caring and giving wife, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She was fiesty and determined up through her last moments.

In addition to Jana's parents and husband, she is survived by her brother Ashley, sister Vickie, and brother and partner in mischief Chaz. Also surviving are her daughters, Jessica (Erman) Carpenter and Emily (Jimmy) Moore; grandchildren, Jarred Lee, Heather Moore, Rebecca Moore, and Samantha Moore. Surviving also are her mother-in-law Doloris Wiseman, brother-in-law Steve Wiseman, and in-laws Hazel and William Jones. Her lifelong and childhood friend of 50 years Lou Ann Kieffer Jones and very special loyal companion and pet Honey.

Jana attended PHS, WVU, and Marshall University. She earned a degree in electrical design and was employed by Aker Keaverner and her office was positioned at DuPont Washington Works for the past several years of her career.

Jana was preceded in death by her first husband Doug Jones and her maternal grandparents Blanch and Frank Barth and her paternal grandparents Mabel and Clyde Nancarrow.

A void was created on Tuesday, an abyss that there appears to be no bottom, but that is only what it seems. Jana will live on in our everyday being, and by that she will make it better for those of us who keep her in our hearts.

Per her request there will be no services or visitation. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Parkersburg Humane Society, P.O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com


To our classmate Rich Goudy on the death of his father Pete Goudy

Carl Leonard "Pete" Goudy, 82, of Vienna, died Oct. 16, 2011, after a long illness with Alzheimers. He was born April 28, 1929, a son of the late Adam H. and Bessie Virginia Riley Goudy. He retired from Corning Glass after 42 years of service.

He is survived by three sons, Rick L. (Patti) Goudy of Virginia, Terry W. (Leslie) Goudy of Vienna and Gregory A. (Becky) Goudy of Parkersburg; one daughter, Cathy (Kevin) Hoselton of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren, Todd, Chad, Heather, Joshua, Emily, Paula, Whitney, Lindsay, Adam and Chastidy; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gordon "Bunk" (Pat) Goudy of Parkersburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Evelyn Goudy; two sons, Carl "Junior" Goudy and Ronald Eugene Goudy; two brothers, Howard Morehead and Donald Goudy; and three sisters, Mildred George, Grace Kelly and Peggy Waters.

At his request, Carl donated his body to the WVU Human Gift Registry.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Office, 1218 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

To our classmate Jane Shrewsbury on the death of her father Gerald Shrewsbury

Gerald L. Shrewsbury, 89, of Vienna, died Oct. 14, 2011, at Worthington Manor Nursing Facility.

He was born June 26, 1922, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Estelle and Harold Shrewsbury.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty; two daughters, Anne Poarch of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Jane Burkey of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, David Shrewsbury of North Hills, Parkersburg; four grandchildren; and one sister, Sue Ann Webb of Parkersburg.

Gerald served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and received the Purple Heart with a Gold Star. He was a life member of Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 A.F.A.M. in Parkersburg, and had retired from the former Borg-Warner Chemicals in 1982.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Shackelford; and one brother, Donald Shrewsbury.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full military rites conducted by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg. There will be no visitation.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please visit www.lamberttatman.com to share online condolences with the Shrewsbury family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wood County Veterans Museum.


To our classmate Ann Archer on the death of her husband Pete Whitaker

Houston "Pete" Whitaker, 73, of Vienna, passed away Oct. 1, 2011, after a courageous fight with a lung infection.

He was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Arlington, Va., a son to Leonard and Catherine Whitaker.

He was a graduate of PHS, class of 1958, and was retired from Dupont. Pete was an avid golfer and loved spending time with friends, neighbors and family. He was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Men, Masonic Lodge 172 Vienna, Shriners, UCT 135, and was president of the Worthington Senior Men's Golf Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Kirtpatrick.

He leaves behind his devoted wife, Ann Whitaker; children, Beth Whitaker Connolly and husband Rick, Jeff Liesure and wife, Sherri, Shanda Kirtpatrick and husband, John, and Paula Marshall and husband, Steve; and grandchildren, Ellie Connolly, Sean Connolly, Haley Marshall, Steven Marshall and Samantha Liesure.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wayside United Methodist Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Pat Kerr officiating. A private burial will take place in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sunsetparkersburg.com

Memorial donations may be made in honor of Pete to the Shriners Hospital.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Housecalls Hospice for their tremendous care.


To the family of our classmate Mitch Wentzel

L. Mitchell "Mitch" Wentzel, 62, passed away Sept. 24, 2011, at his home following a valiant battle with melanoma.

He was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., the son of Robert and Blanche Wentzel.

Mitch was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother and Poppy.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years, Donna; their children, Laura (Gary) Rensi and Steven (Jenn); his twin brother, Mike (Kay); brother, Rick; sisters, Linda (Ron) Howard and Lisa (Rex) Roy; as well as his mother, Blanche; six nephews and a niece.

He will be sadly missed by his three adoring grandchildren, Emily, Ann and Jonathan Rensi.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065, where family will receive friends one hour before the service beginning at 2 p.m. (The funeral home is located on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 1/4 mile east of Sawmill Parkway.)

Friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to: The Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 SR 37-East, Delaware, OH 43015.

Send condolences for the family to www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com


To the family of our classmate Otus "Mike" Reed

Otus "Mike" Reed, 62, went to be with the LORD on Sept. 22, 2011, after an extended illness at home.

He was born in Parkersburg, son of the late Everett and Mary Reed. He was a 1967 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He then went on to be a member of the 90th Command Unit of the United States Air Force serving in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and in Vietnam. He was a member of the Burning Springs Masonic Lodge #132.

Surviving are two daughters, Dr. Vickie (Robert) Cox of Vienna and Buffy (Scott) Sigley of Parkersburg; one brother, Everett J. Reed of Parkersburg and one sister, Peggy (Albert) Baker of Proctorville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and multiple four legged grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary J. Reed.

Otus and the family wish to personally thank Dr. Elizabeth Davies, Dr. John Beane, Dr. Hamarani, Dr. Godlewski, Tara at MOVMG, Dan and staff from Bond's Drug in Vienna for their kind and compassionate service over the years. Also a sincere and special thanks and blessings to all of our father's friends who have loved him and supported him throughout the years.

Memorial services will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna with Jim Lynch officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.lamberttatman.com


To the family of our classmate Theo Elizabeth Wallace Tippett

Theo Elizabeth Wallace Tippett, 62, of Huntington, died Monday, September 12, 2011 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House after a four year battle with cancer. She was born May 7, 1949 in Wheeling, W.Va. and was raised in Vienna, the daughter of Nancy Caroline Geppelt Wallace of Vienna, W.Va. and the late Billy Garrett Wallace. She was also preceded by her father-in-law, Lawrence Theodore Tippett.

She was a graduate of Marshall University where she received her Master's Degree in Educational Administration. She was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the Koinonia Sunday School Class, Beverly Hills Garden Club, Jr. League of Huntington, Ivy Dance Club, Musical Arts Guild where she performed in numerous plays in the 1980's and early 90's, Phi Mu Alumnae, Advisory Board for Marshall Artist Series 50th season and Walk to Emmaus (October 2008).

She was a speech and drama teacher at Huntington East High School in the early 70's and taught 7th and 8th grade English at Beverly Hills Middle School. In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband of 40 years, Larry Thomas Tippett; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Wallace and Danyelle Clemens Tippett of Huntington; a granddaughter, Isabella Jean Tippett of Huntington; a brother, William Garrett Wallace and his wife Sally of Bedford, NH; mother-in-law, Betty Jane Bolling Tippett of Huntington; brother-in-law John Tyler Tippett of Atlanta, Ga.; nieces Kasey Wallace, Minneapolis, Minn. and Mary Kathryn Tippett of Atlanta, Ga.; nephews Adam Wallace of Parkersburg, W.Va. and Jordan Tippett and his wife Katie of Boston, Mass.; "The Beaches" Jimelle Bowen, Marilyn Murdock, both of Huntington, Margaret (Pixie) Dillard of Columbia, S.C., Karen (Jonesy) England of Richmond, Va. and Jill Rawe of Charleston, S.C. "together we travelled�". She maintained a Christian Friendship with her friend since 2nd grade, Dianne Shutts Cary of Sandyville, W.Va. Tommy's God Parents, Vicki and Bill Patterson of Lebanon, Ohio; special friend Becky Dingess; Hope Lodge Caregivers, Jennifer Sias of Huntington, Karen England of Richmond, Va., Jimelle Bowen, Linda Craig, Becky Ray and Priscilla Coffey all of Huntington.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gerrit Kimmey and his staff at HIMG, the 6th floor oncology nurses and staff at St. Mary's especially Mary McGuckin and Becky Estep, Vicki Crook and Marjorie Copley with Hospice of Huntington. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 17 at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jack Lipphardt. The family will receive visitors following the service at the church. Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Huntington.


To our classmate Randy E. Woollard on the death of his mother.

May E. Woollard, 86, of Parkersburg, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 8, 2011, at her residence.

She was born June 26, 1925 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Okey Lee and Rosa Lee Lemley Dailey.

May had been employed with the former Yonkers Manufacturing and G.C. Murphy Companies, of Parkersburg. She and her late husband actively participated in Ben Bey Grotto and the Shrine Hillbilly's. She formerly attended Calvary Memorial Church and was a current member of Cornerstone Gospel Church.

Surviving is one daughter, Carol Lynn Smith and husband, Tom of Washington, W.Va.; four sons, Roger D. Woollard and wife, Peggy of Parkersburg, Randy E. Woollard and wife, Mary of Vienna, Danny K. Woollard and wife, Terri of Parkersburg and Timothy R. Woollard and wife, Kathy of Vienna; one sister, Alberta Fleak of Vincent, Ohio; one brother, Eugene Hoschar of Lubeck, W.Va.; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jiles E. "Ji" Woollard in 2008; three brothers; two sisters; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg, with Dr. Russell Hosey officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the funeral home.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, memorials are suggested to the Shrine Hospital.

A guestbook is available for sharing online condolences with the family at www.lamberttatman.com

 


To the family of our classmate Stephen A. Shafer

Stephen A. Shafer, 63, of Waverly, passed away July 6, 2011 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus due to heart related problems.

He had recently retired on Feb. 1, 2011 as a milkman from Broughton Foods after 41 years of service.

Steve's wife, Carolyn, and sons, Stephen (Lisa) and Douglass will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Funeral Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

A guestbook for sharing online condolences is available at www.vaughanfh.com.


To the family of our classmate Linda Louise Radabaugh

Linda Louise Carpenter made her way to the Lord on Feb. 27, 2011, in her home. She was brought to us Feb. 5, 1949.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Ruth and Martin Radabaugh, and her fiance, W. T. Knight.

Living on with her memory is her brother, David Radabaugh, and three children, Richard R. Carpenter Jr., Lisa A. Hornbeck and Martin L. Carpenter. Through these three children, she had 11 grandchildren. Also she loved two stepchildren, Amanda and Thomas, and nine stepgrandchildren.

The funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street, Parkersburg. Rev. Daniel Hopkins will officiate and burial will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery. The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com


To the family of our classmate David P. Linger

David P. Linger, 61, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 10, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer (Multiple Myeloma).

Surviving are his wife, Jennifer; sons, Mark (Brenda), John (Maura), Matthew and David; daughter Melissa (Robert) and eight grandchildren, all of Melbourne, Fla. His mother, Gladys and stepfather George Alvis of Parkersburg; sisters, Yolanda (Herschel) Garner of Rison, Ark. and Kathy Linger of Pittsburg, Pa.

David was preceded in death by his father, Donald.

He was president and founder of Freedom Counseling Ministries for the past 30 years. As an ordained minister, he desired to conduct a biblical, Christ-centered ministry which earned him the affection, respect and admiration of all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at New Hope Church, 2676 Post Road in Melbourne, Sunday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. with a grave-site memorial service in Parkersburg, that will be announced at a later date.


To the family of our classmate Victoria Kay Wade

Victoria Kay Wade Contreras, 61, of Nashville, Tenn., passed away in her home on Feb. 17, 2011, after a long illness.

Victoria was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Parkersburg, W.Va. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School class of 1967 and was employed by U. S. Airways as a flight attendant for 38 years.

Victoria was an avid lover of music and recorded an album of spiritual music with her trio, The Emeralds. She was instrumental in the production of The Larry Butler Golf Tournament and The HoriPro Golf Tournament, both of which funded the Don Gant Scholarship Fund that is established at Belmont University benefiting Music Business Students.

Victoria was also a Belmont Mansion restoration supporter and chaired the Spring Victorian Showcase fundraiser in the spring of 1994. She was a member of the Nashville Rose Society winning many prizes including Novice Queen of Show at Cheekwood Gardens.

Victoria is survived by her husband, Juan Contreras; her parents, Charles and Wanda Wade of Smyrna, Tenn.; a sister, Linda Covey; a brother, Doug Wade (wife Sharon); nephews, Adam Covey (wife Stephanie), Alex Wix and David Darnell; nieces, Amanda Wade and Amber Robertson; her cousin, Kerry Wade, and her aunt, Betty Wade; many loving and devoted friends. Victoria will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Church, 15354 Old Hickory Blvd. in Nashville, on Tuesday, March 1 officiated by Pastor John Frum of Harrisville, W.Va. Visitation at 12:30 p.m. Service at 2 p.m. Internment after the service.


To the family of our classmate Lynda Carole Johnson (Bush) on the death of her mother, Pauline Johnson!

G. Pauline Johnson, 82, of Parkersburg, W.Va., went to be with her Lord on Feb. 13, 2011. She had been a resident at Ohio Valley Health Care for the last two years.

Pauline was born May 8, 1928, the eldest daughter of the late Paul Samuel and Goldie (Cheshire) McAtee.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. Burl Johnson in 2001; and three sisters, Betty Kigar, Helen Hall and Mary Tice.

Pauline leaves behind three brothers, Raymond McAtee of Gulfport, Miss., William McAtee of Virginia Beach, Va., and Samuel (Brenda) McAtee of Greer, S.C.; one sister, Patricia (Gene) Simmer of Newark, W.Va.; two sons, Roger (Martha) Johnson of Parkersburg and Steven (Angie) Johnson of Parkersburg; one daughter, Linda (Bryan) Bush of Walker, W.Va.; two grandsons, Patrick Johnson and Bradley Newlon; four granddaughters, Nancy (Ben) Redin, Peggy (Evan) Shultz, Kelly McGill and Stephanie Johnson; five great-grandsons, Brandon (Mia) Redin, Nathan Redin, Austin Newlon, Cody Newlon and Levi Johnson; five great- granddaughters, Arianna Mercer, Cassandra Mercer, Hailey Johnson, Kyla Johnson and Elaina Johnson; and 22 nephews and nieces.

Pauline devoted her life to her family and Christian faith. She was a Sunday school teacher for the children classes starting at age 18 at the Old Summit Valley Church until age 76 at Cedar Grove Church. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and camping.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with the Rev. David Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online guest book is available at www.lamberttatman.com


To the family of our classmate James Wright on the death of his brother, Jerry Wright!

Jerry Alfred Wright, 59, of Belpre, Ohio, died at the St. Joseph's Hospital on Feb. 7, 2011. He was born in Parkersburg on Sept. 10, 1951, and was the son of the late Wilbert and Juanita Glover Wright.

He retired from CSX Railroad and loved to golf and bowl.

Survivors include his two sons, Jerry Wright II of Belpre and Shane Modesitt of Parkersburg; his daughter, Alethia Wright of Belpre; nine grandchildren; and seven brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday at the Six Pence Pub & Eatery on Seventh Street in Parkersburg.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com