|Obituaries for Friday, March 17, 2000
SHINNSTON -- Wilma G. Currey, 87, formerly of Station Street, Shinnston, died Wednesday evening, March 15, 2000, in the Wishing Well Manor.
She was born July 1, 1912, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late John E. and Katherine Beverly St. Clair.
Surviving are one daughter, Clara "Bunny" Reesman, Shinnston; five grandsons, Kenneth Bates, Gypsy, Donald Bates, Seffener, Fla., John Reesman, Shinnston, Tim Reesman, Clarksburg, and Mark Reesman, Shinnston; one great-granddaughter, Ashley D. Bates, Seffener, Fla.; and two brothers, John St. Clair, Monongah, and Dale St. Clair, Shinnston.
She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Linnie Kendall, Nora Kendall, Eva Valan, Sara Ashcraft and Dorothy Snodgrass, and two brothers, Edgar and Arch St. Clair.
Mrs. Currey was a seamstress and sewed for many people in the Shinnston area. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Shinnston, and the Post No. 31 American Legion Auxiliary.
Friends may call at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Richard Renquest presiding. Interment will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
BUCKHANNON -- Della Mabel Ogden, 95, of Berryville, Va., formerly of Route 1, French Creek, the Pleasant Ridge community, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Berryville.
She was born July 29, 1904, in Webster County, a daughter of the late John R. Chapman and Melvina Cogar Chapman.
Her husband, James M. Ogden, whom she married Feb. 1, 1925, preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1988.
Surviving are one daughter, Opal Hall, Berryville; one son, James J. Ogden, French Creek; two sisters, Avis Hawkins, Buckhannon, and Ruth Fisher, Glenville; two brothers, Gorman T. Chapman, Corvallis, Oregon, and Johnny Chapman, West Mifflin, Pa.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by 10 brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Ogden attended a Methodist church. She was a homemaker.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, 207 Mosby Lane, Front Royal, VA 22630.
CLARKSBURG -- Janice Rhea Perri, 67, of 2202 Pride Ave., Clarksburg, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at United Hospital Center.
She was born Oct. 21, 1932, a daughter of the late Lee B. Coffman and Ruth E. Thorne Coffman.
Her husband, Pete Perri, whom she married July 31, 1954, survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Pamela L. Peet, Clarksburg, Ruth A. Veach, Shepardstown, and Priscilla K. Rice, Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Lyle T. Coffman, Glenville, and Ora E. Coffman, New Milton; two sisters, Mary J. Durbin, Washington, Pa. and Cleontine Kill, Michigan; two grandchildren, Perri J. Peet and Patrick J. Peet, both of Clarksburg; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
A private family visitation will be held today. Private graveside services will be held Saturday morning at Floral Hills. There will be a public memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Assembly Church in Nutter Fort with Dan Morrell officiating. A reception will follow the services in the church hall. Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Harrison County Rescue Squad, 1000 North 12th St., Clarksburg, WV 26301.
CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Helen Torjak, 84, formerly of Tibbs Avenue, Clarksburg, died at 4:09 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in the Sunbridge Nursing Home, Salem, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 12, 1915, at Wendel, a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret TaKacs Kuruez.
Her husband, Alex Torjak, preceded her in death Aug. 6, 1999.
Surviving are one daughter, Julia Kieffer, Viera, Fla.; three sons, Edward Torjak, Clarksburg, Joseph Torjak, Palm Springs, Fla., and Michael Torjak, Austin, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Morris, Rosemont, Edith Thomas, Cantonsville, Md., 11 grandchildren, Bill, Jim, Emma, Joey, Jimmy, Michael, David, Suzanne, Pam, Tricia and Tim; four great-grandchildren, Samantha J. Bacco, Jordan Stonestreet, Alexander C. Stoll and Mathew Stoll.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Thomas Torjak; four sisters, Elizabeth Takacs, Mary Seech, Julia Manley and Anna Sawyer; and five brothers, Joe, John, Steve, Andy and Alex Krucz.
Mrs. Torjak was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Our Savior on East Pike Street in Clarksburg. Her parents immigrated from Hungary in the early 1900s.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m today, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Dr. Eric Milton Faust presiding. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
BRIDGEPORT -- Sarah Ellen Ward, 83, of Mount Clare, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born June 15, 1916, in Romines Mill, a daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Bise.
Her husband, John D. Ward, whom she married March 21, 1945, preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1982.
Surviving are two sons, John D. Ward Jr., Lost Creek, and James Peter Ward, at home; two daughters, Mrs. George (Margaret) Buck, Clarksburg, and Madeline Hayton, Whitesville; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; seven stepsons, Charles and Ralph Ward, both of Clarksburg, Delbert Ward, Mount Clare, Joe Ward, Lost Creek, Larry Ward, Elyria, Ohio, Donald Ward, Berlin Heights, Ohio, and Dave Ward, Vermillion, Ohio; 25 stepgrandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Bise, Quiet Dell; one sister, Nancy Shaver, Cambridge, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Dorsey Bise; one sister, Jessie Cook; four stepchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
Mrs. Ward was a member of the Church of God in Lost Creek.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronnie Beeson officiating. Interment will follow in the Seventh Day Adventist Church (Brick Church) Cemetery in Lost Creek.