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Obituaries for Monday, Oct. 6, 2003

Grace Headley Moore Branham

FAIRMONT -- Grace Headley Moore Branham, 88, of Fairmont, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at Wishing Well Manor. She was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Daybrook, WV, the daughter of the late Alonzo L. and Ollie (Lemley) Headley.

Grace was a member of the Oakwood Road Church of Christ, the Fairmont Senior Citizens, Fairmont Travel Club and a former Employee of Owens-Illinois.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta Jo and Don Yost of Morgantown, and Almeada and Darrell Eddy of Bridgeport; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Becky Branham of Fairmont; five grandchildren, Timothy Yost and wife Cheryl, Douglas Yost, James Yost, Bruce Eddy and wife Clara, Bradley Eddy and wife Kelley; two great-grandchildren, Amy and Ashley Eddy; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren, Courtney and Nathan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Moore; her second husband, Herbert Branham; one brother, Lestler Headley; and one sister, Blanche Lemley.

Friends may call at Domico Funeral Home on 414 Gaston Ave., in Fairmont, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, in the funeral home with evangelist Brent Gallagher officiating. The burial will follow at the Daybrook Cemetery.

A service of Domico Funeral Home, Inc.

Nancy S. Broome

KEYSER -- Nancy S. (Pratt) Broome, 94, of 135 Maple Avenue, Keyser, WV, died Sunday, October 5, 2003, at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.

Born on October 25, 1908, near Moorefield, WV, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Jemima (Veach) Pratt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James R. Broome, on September 27, 1990; three sisters, Nell Sites, Eula Ward and Catherine Alt; five brothers, Murray, William, Courtney, Woodrow and Harry Pratt and a half brother, Omar Pratt.

Mrs. Broome was retired as a bookstore manager with Potomac State College in Keyser. She was a graduate of Moorefield High School; a member of both the Moorefield and Keyser Presbyterian Churches, where she was a member of Women's Circle 3; the Town and Country Homemakers (CEOS) and the WV Association of Retired School Employees.

Surviving is one son, James P. Broome and wife Pat of Keyser, WV; one daughter, Darley B. Courtney and husband Dr. Lee Courtney of Bridgeport, WV; one brother, Ralph Pratt of Moorefield, WV; one sister, Dorothy Helvey of New Market, VA; five half brothers, Edwin, Chester, Gerald, Murphy and Raymond Pratt; and one half sister, Jane Bosley; as well as other extended family, all of the Moorefield area. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Kevin Courtney, Karen (Courtney) Spencer, Rex Broome and Jeff Broome and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Tuesday, October 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Keyser Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, October 8 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Sanders officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mrs. Broome's obituary at

A Smith Funeral Home service.

Jennie Virginia 'Mickie' DeGardeyn

CLARKSBURG -- Jennie Virginia "Mickie" DeGardeyn, age 81, of Clarksburg, WV, died at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, October 4, 2003, in Heartland of Clarksburg following a brief illness.

She was born in Marietta, OH, on June 9, 1922, a daughter of the late Jules Charles and Jennie (Andre) Charles.

Her husband of 57 years, Vincent V. DeGardeyn, preceded her in death on August 14, 2003. Surviving are one sister, Freda Charles Kovalan, Clarksburg, WV; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Charles, New Martinsville, WV, and Eleanor Robbins, Point Marion, PA; a niece, Jeanie Dove Dolan, Clarksburg, WV; five nephews and their wives, Bill & Beth Brady, Clarksburg, WV, Jerry & Debbie Rexroad, Clarksburg, WV, Keith & Marge DeGardeyn, OH, Pat Costello, NJ, and Wayne Whitehead, OH; two great-nieces, Lisa & Brent Cvechko and Courtney Perdue; ten great-nephews, John Christopher Michael Dolan, Donald Jules Andre Dolan, Brandon Rexroad, Shannon Rexroad, Eric Brady, Jonathan Brady, Jeff Wyatt, Casey Wyatt, Chad Perdue and Joshua Perdue.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Juliann DeGardeyn; three sisters, Elizabeth Brady, Marguerite Rexroad and Mary Whitehead; one brother, James Charles.

Mrs. DeGardeyn was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a board member of the Belgium-American Heritage Society of WV. Mrs. DeGardeyn was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Davis-Weaver service.

Lenora A. Kelley

WEST UNION -- Lenora A. Kelley, 68, of Rt. 5, Jacobs Run, Salem, departed this life October 4, 2003, in United Hospital Center. She was born March 14, 1935, at Shirley, WV, a daughter of the late Everett T. and Ruth Marjorie Goff Shuman.

She was a 1953 graduate of Doddridge County High School and a 1980 graduate of Glenville State College, receiving a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught school at Middle Island and West Union grade schools in Doddridge County. Mrs. Kelley has been a caregiver in her home for many years, taking care of family members. She was a very active member of the Blacklick Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Steven W. Kelley and wife Vicky, Greenwood, Kenneth L. Kelley and wife Judy, Buckhannon, David A. Kelley and wife Terissa, Salem; eight grandchildren, Desa, Eian and wife Jessica, Zach, Ben, Adam, Josh and Andrew Kelley; two brothers, William and wife Lueva Shuman, Millesville, MD, Robert D. and wife Carolyn Shuman, Lubeck, WV; one sister, Frances, and husband Carl Kinney, Sun Valley Community, Clarksburg.

On September 9, 1953, she married Porter B. Kelley, who preceded her in death on January 28, 1969.

Funeral services will be held in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union, WV, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, with the Rev. Robert Marino officiating. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday, October 6, 2003, at the Spurgeon Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Tuesday until the funeral time. Interment will be in the West Union Masonic Memorial Park, West Union, WV.

McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro is in charge of arrangements for Lenora Kelley.

Marie Ash Vincent

SHINNSTON -- Marie Ash Vincent, 92, of Saltwell, died Saturday morning, October 4, 2003, at Meadowview Manor, Bridgeport.

She was born July 27, 1911, at Ashley, Doddridge County, a daughter of the late Esther and Esta Bates Ash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ora Guy Vincent, who died September 7, 1967.

She is survived by 4 sons, Wayman Vincent and his wife, Eva, Shinnston, Bill Vincent and his wife Patricia, Billerica, Mass., Ray "Bud" Vincent and his wife, Jean, Concord, NC, and Chuck Vincent and his wife, Patty, Saltwell, WV; 1 daughter, Vonda; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death were 3 children, Louise, Carl and Dale; 5 brothers, Raymond, Denzil, Dan, Carl and Thomas; 1 sister, Ada Morrison; and 3 grandchildren.

Mrs. Vincent was a longtime member of Saltwell United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. Monday. A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, with the Rev. Duane Bartrug officiating. Interment will follow at the Sycamore Dale Cemetery, near Clarksburg.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Kenneth G. Wagner

BRIDGEPORT -- Kenneth G. Wagner, age 67, of Hinkle Lake Road in Bridgeport, passed away suddenly Saturday evening, October 5, 2003, at United Hospital Center. Born July 4, 1936, in Clarksburg, he was a son of the late Orion W. and Rosanne Frankie Brown Wagner.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, the former Betty Taylor, whom he married September 23, 1955; four children, including Mary Ann Zieglar and her husband Anthony of Dilliner, PA, Donna Goldsmith and her husband David of Lost Creek, Sheri Green and her husband Steve of Summerville, SC, and Kenneth G. Wagner Jr. and his wife Janice of Bridgeport; five grandchildren, including Jennifer Underwood of Lost Creek, Adam and Katy Wagner, both of Bridgeport, Ashley Zieglar of Dilliner, PA, and Luke Goldsmith of Lost Creek; one sister, Helen J. Davis of Bridgeport; two brothers, Edward Wagner and his wife Mary of Lumberport and O. Leonard Wagner of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Martha E. Hurst.

Kenny retired in 1999 after 32 years of service as a transportation supervisor, a position he held for nine of those years with the Harrison County Board of Education. Also while employed there, he was a school bus driver. Previously, he worked for Swift and Co. in Glen Elk and Young and Stout Inc., of Bridgeport, as a meat cutter.

A farmer who raised angus cows, sheep and horses, he was a member of the American Angus Association and served as past president of the West Virginia Angus Association.

He was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2003, with Rev. Amy Shanholtzer presiding. Entombment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Quiet Dell.

Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, has been entrusted with the arrangements for Kenneth Glenn Wagner.