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Obituaries for Sunday, May 12, 2002

Mary Margaret Clayton

PHILIPPI -- Mary Margaret Clayton, 95, of Kasson Community, Route 2, Moatsville, died at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Talbott Personal Care Home, Belington. She had been in declining health since late December.

She was born April 26, 1907, at Hammond, near Fairmont, a daughter of the late Daniel Webster Kirk and Clara Alice (Annon) Kirk.

On April 13, 1932, she was married to the Rev. Fred Russell Clayton, who preceded her in death on September 17, 1988.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel L. and Rebecca "Becky" (Shankster) Clayton, Valley Furnace Community, Dorsey Allen and Rosalea (Shaffer) Clayton, New Martinsville; one brother, the Rev. Silas Hoover Kirk, Rivesville; one sister, Esther Lea Clayton, Fairmont; five grandchildren, David Clayton, Merinda Clayton, Carol Triplett, Janet Clayton and Kathy Higgs; four great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jennifer and Daniel Higgs and Raye Anne Clayton-Triplett.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Timothy Lee Clayton; one great-grandson, James Sullivan; five sisters, Martha Bean, May Tenney, Ruth Shaffer, Naomi Sanders and Orpha Martin-Fike; and two brothers, George Kirk and Paul Kirk.

Mrs. Clayton was a homemaker. She was baptized into the Church of the Brethren on April 5, 1925, and remained an active member throughout her life. Shiloh Church of the Brethren had been her home church for the past 62 years.

The family will receive friends at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. on Monday and at the Shiloh Church of the Brethren from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, when funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Garry Clem. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.

The Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

John Allen Crouch

HARRISVILLE -- John A. Crouch, age 42, of Macfarlan, WV, died May 9, 2002, at Grove, WV, in Doddridge County.

He was born June 14, 1959, in Glenville, WV, the son of John F. and Patricia L. Wilson Crouch. Mr. Crouch was employed at Simonton Windows, Pennsboro, WV. He attended the Macfarlan Community Church, Macfarlan, WV, and was a member of the Harrisville Moose Lodge. Mr. Crouch was honorably discharged from the United State Marine Corps following four years of loyal service.

Mr. Crouch is survived by his wife, Alice Foster Crouch; two sons, John Crouch, New York, and Joshua Crouch, New York; two daughters, Courteney Crouch, Pullman, WV, and Samantha Crouch, Pullman, WV; three stepchildren, Roger Easton Jr., Jamie Easton and Nicole Easton, Macfarlan, WV; five brothers, David Crouch, Berea, WV, William (Bill) Crouch, Troy, WV, Jeffrey Crouch, Summers, WV, Richard Crouch, Leopold, WV, and Christopher Crouch, Troy, WV; two sisters, Phyllis Jones, Summers, WV, and Susan Crouch, Morgantown, WV; and one granddaughter.

John was preceded in death by one son, Justin A. Crouch.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, WV, with the Rev. Charlene Spaur and the Rev. Nathan Copen officiating. Burial will be in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call at the Raiguel Fineral Home from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12 and from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service on Monday, May 13.

Marguerite L. Ferrell

SHINNSTON -- Marguerite L. Ferrell, 80, of Spelter, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Sharon, following an extended illness.

She was born October 23, 1921, at Spelter, a daughter of the late J. Ray and Lula V. Vincent Conner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral C. Ferrell, who died June 7, 1992.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Doddroe and her husband, Steve, Bucyrus, Ohio; a son, Austin R. Ferrell and his wife, Phyllis, Tucson, Arizona; a son-in-law, Gilbert Lockwood, Martinsburg, WV; 6 grandchildren, Beth, Becky, Kim, Kelly, Julie and Amy; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma Schofield and her husband, Richard, Mass.

Preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Lockwood and 7 brothers.

Mrs. Ferrell retired from the Harrison Co. Board of Education. She lived in the Clarksburg area her entire life. She attended Victory High School and attended the Ziesing United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and 6-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be at the Ziesing United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, with Rev. Ralph Wycoff officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Thomas Tadler

SHINNSTON -- Thomas Tadler, 97, of South Pike St., Shinnston, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002.

He was born at Brooklyn, New York, July 14, 1904, a son of the late Michael and Anna Tadler.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Agnes Puschaver Tadler, in December 1996.

He is survived by 1 son, Thomas J. Tadler Jr. and his wife June, Texas; 1 daughter, Helen Rose Antulov, Shinnston; 5 grandchildren, Cindy Currey, Shinnston, Tracy Antulov, Morgantown, Karen Moran, Texas, Thomas J. Tadler III, California, Timothy Tadler, New Jersey; 1 sister, Anna Jablanka, Ft. Myers, Florida; 6 great-granchildren, Casey Currey, Nicholas Currey, Shinnston, Matthew Moran, Cooper Moran, Texas, Olivia Tadler and Katie Tadler, both of New Jersey.

He was also preceded in death by 1 brother, John Demko, New York.

Mr. Tadler was a coal miner with more than 44 years of service at the Owenings Consol No. 32 Mines. He was a member of the UMWA Local 1501 and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Shinnston.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston from 6-9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Shinnston Tuesday, May 14, with the Reverend Father Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel.

The Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, www.dorseyfuneralhome.com, is in charge of the arrangements.

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