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Obituaries for Friday, Aug. 11, 2000

John George Daffin

CLARKSBURG -- John George Daffin, 77, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale.

He was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Clarksburg, a son of the late George Daffin and Aphrodite Dierakos Daffin.

Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Daffin, Marco Island, Fla.; one sister, Mary Daffin Papastefanou, Athens, Greece; two nieces and several cousins.

Mr. Daffin was a member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. He was a member of Stonewall Jackson Chapter No. 96, Order of Ahepa. He was also a member of Clarksburg Lodge No. 482, B.P.O. Elks, Meuse Argonne Post 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clarksburg Aerie No. 2353, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Clarksburg Lodge No. 52, Loyal Order of Moose.

He had attended Iowa State College majoring in agricultural engineering. He was a well known, many faceted businessman and had owned and operated the New Strand Pool Room in Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted in St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Father Leonidas H. Drakopoulos presiding. Interment will be in Elk View Masonic Cemetery. A Trisagion service will be held in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Joan Frances Riddle Goff

CLARKSBURG -- Joan Frances Riddle Goff, 66, of Rural Route 3, Box 469, Clarksburg, Arlington Addition, died at 12:49 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at her residence following a one year illness.

She was born June 27, 1934, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Ralph Raymond Riddle and Frances Kowalski Riddle.

Her husband, Raymond Arlen Goff, whom she married July 3, 1964, preceded her in death in June 1972.

Surviving are one daughter, Marie Denise Wilson, North Port, Fla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Bernard "Sonny" and Annalee Riddle, Clarksburg; two grandsons, Erik Michael and Jeffrey Alan Walker, North Port; three nephews and spouses, Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Riddle, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. David M., and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Riddle, all of Clarksburg.

Mrs. Goff was an active member of the Arlington Baptist Church. She was a retired Harrison County deputy assessor.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Robert Wilson presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Virgil B. Hershman

PHILIPPI -- Virgil B. Hershman, 89, of Martinsburg, died Wednesday evening, Aug. 9, 2000, at the Care Haven of Berkeley, Martinsburg.

He was born Aug. 5, 1911, in Belington, a son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Emma Moore Hershman.

His wife, the former Lucy Pearl Wagner, survives at Martinsburg.

Also surviving is one foster brother, Jack Davis, Roseville, Calif.

Mr. Hershman was a retired carpenter for the U.S. Coast Guard. He was a member of the Westview Baptist Church and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

Katherine J. Klein

Katherine J. Klein, 77, of 8 Highland View Drive, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Syracuse, N.Y., a daughter of the late Clarance Whitford and Victoria DeRosier Whitford.

Her husband, Francis Klein, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Richard Curtis, two stepsons, Francis L. Klein and Mark Klein, all of Canastota, N.Y.; one daughter, Kimberly Morrison, Clarksburg; two stepdaughters, Diane Musachio and Linda Boylan, Canastota; one sister, Eleanor Hafner, Chittenango, N.Y.; one cousin, Earl Snogles, Syracuse; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Whitford and Leo Whitford and one sister, Marie Laws.

Mrs. Klein was employed by General Electric in Canastota for 10 years and also had worked as an assembler at Oneida Limited in New York. She was Catholic.

Lillie M. McEldowney

BRIDGEPORT -- Lillie Mae McEldowney, 80, of Shinnston Route 2 (Route 73), died Thursday afternoon at United Hospital Center.

She was born May 4, 1920, in Farmington, a daughter of the late Jess O. Haught and Dollie M. Anderson Haught.

Her husband, Roy W. McEldowney, preceded her in death.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by five brothers, Charles, Lawrence, Ora, Edward and Elvie Arthur Haught; and one sister, Mary Luvina Haught.

Mrs. McEldowney had worked as an aide at St. Mary's Hospital. She attended the Farmington United Methodist Church.

Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Bridgeport, from 2-9 p.m. today where funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Chad Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the Middleville Cemetery.

William Denver 'Mac' McKinney

WESTON -- William Denver "Mac" McKinney, 83, of Colonial Place, Elkins, formerly of Sunset Acres in Weston, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Lewis County, a son of the late William P. and Cora Hersman McKinney.

His wife, Cleo McKinney, whom he married Sept. 10, 1988, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Jim and Carolyn Goss, Ephrata, Pa.; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, John and Glenda Hyre, Weston; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Glenn and Patricia Hammer, Dublin, Ohio; two grandchildren, Douglas Goss, Mount Clare, Va., and Michael Goss, Sterling, Va.; five stepgrandchildren, Kerri Kiser, Blairsville, Pa., Susan Moody, Weston, Brad Hyre, Weirton, Todd Hammer, Columbus, Ohio, and Chance Hammer, Cleveland, Ohio; and three nephews, Howard Reeder, Buckhannon, and Richard and Charles Queen, Morgantown.

He was also preceded in death by one nephew, Hayward Fox.

Mr. McKinney graduated from Weston High School in 1935 and then attended Glenville State and Fairmont State colleges. He received his master's degree in education from West Virginia University and completed his post-graduate studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

He taught in the public school system in Lewis County, and also served as principal in Monongalia County. He was a principal in Fairfax County, Va., where he retired several years ago.

He was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston, the Weston Rotary Club, the West Virginia Association of Former Teachers and AARP.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael Linger officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Berlin.

Alberta V. McMasters

CLARKSBURG -- Alberta V. McMasters, 80, of Mulberry Avenue, Clarksburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late William and Genevieve Garrett Clark.

Mrs. McMasters was retired from Bell Atlantic with over 44 years of service, where her career was comprised of various assignments in the engineering, plant and traffic departments. At the time of her retirement, she held a management position in the engineering department.

She was active in local civic organizations. She served as president of the Clarksburg Junior Woman's Club, the Quota Club of Clarksburg, and the Clarksburg Council Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also a member of the former Clarksburg Community Council and attended West Virginia Business College.

Mrs. McMasters' hobbies included needlework and miniatures. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Scott T. Holcombe officiating. Entombment will be in the Elk View Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church, 123 South 6th St., Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Woodrow Malcolm Sr.

MANNINGTON -- Woodrow E. Malcolm Sr., 81, of 222 Chestnut Street, Mannington, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Barbour County, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Mona Teets Malcolm.

Surviving are one daughter, Marsha A. Malcolm, Philippi; three sons, Arthur L. Malcolm and wife, Tula, Clarksburg, Woodrow "Woody" Malcolm and wife, Carol, Mannington, and Mark J. Malcolm, Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers, Frank D. Malcolm, Barberton, Ohio, and Charles E. Malcolm, Philippi; five sisters, Rev. Patty Post, Anmoore, Betty Moncer, Anmoore, Shirley Corder, Philippi, JoAnn Crim, Flemington, and Joyce Whaley, Clarksburg; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Judith K. and Karen Sue Malcolm; two grandchildren, Robert Keith Jones, and David Malcolm; and wife, Lucille "Billie" Hope Malcolm on Feb. 16, 1997; one brother, Winfred Malcolm; and four sisters, Ruby Malcolm, Rose Samples, Eva Parker and Naomi Kozier.

Mr. Malcolm was a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Brownton as well as the A.F. & A.M. Gilmer County Lodge No. 118, the central West Virginia Shrine Club, the Taylor County Shrine Club and the Nemsis Shrine of Parkersburg. He was also a member of the UMWA.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and a retired coal miner from the Joann Mine No. 59 at Rachel.

Catherine L. 'Kay' Richards

CLARKSBURG -- Catherine L. "Kay" Richards, 79, of South Maple Ave., Clarksburg, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at the United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late David and Ethel Francis Casto.

Her husband, Charles E. Richards Jr., whom she married March 15, 1971, survives.

Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald and Karen Richards, Columbus, Ohio, Charles E. and Vicki Richards III, Fayetteville, N.C., and David A. Richards, Clarksburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and James Christy, Dublin, Ohio, Malanie and Frank Beltran, Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Richards was employed by the City of Clarksburg for 23 years in various positions, including police secretary and payroll clerk. She attended Salem College and the West Virginia Business College.

She was past president of Professional Women's Association in Clarksburg, was the former choir director at the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was a member, and also the Johnson Avenue United Methodist Church in Clarksburg.

She was a charter member of the Harrison County Humane Society and also taught piano. She loved to play the piano, gardening and caring for her animals.

Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and from noon - 3 and 6-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Thomas P. Horne officiating. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

Edna Juanita Robinson

GRAFTON -- Edna Juanita Robinson, 69, of Robley Street, Grafton, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born Aug. 18, 1930, a daughter of the late Frank R. and Lillian C. Powell Morgan.

Her husband, George E. Robinson, whom she married Aug. 6, 1966, preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1989.

Surviving are four stepdaughters, Pamela Jones and husband, Michael, Fairmont, Patricia, Darlene and Debbie, all of Pittsburgh; one stepson, George J. Robinson and wife, Cathy, Pittsburgh; four step grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and one sister, Florence Morgan, Grafton.

Mrs. Robinson was a social worker, having worked at the Welfare Office. She was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Church of the Covenant (Lutheran-Presbyterian).

Laurie Marie Todd

SHINNSTON -- Laurie Marie Todd, 24, of Anmoore, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2000.

She was born June 18, 1976, in Southfield, Mich., a daughter of Gregory John Kordyban of Warren, Mich., and Cynthia Gregory Lewis, Shinnston.

Her husband, Archie Lee Todd Jr., whom she married Aug. 26, 1994, survives.

Also surviving are one brother, David Kordyban, Swanton, Md.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and her mother and father-in-law, Archie and Lona Todd Sr.

She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Eugene and Joyce Kordyban; and her maternal grandparents, Samuel and Ida Jean Gregory.

Mrs. Todd was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Stonewood. She loved animals and learning.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Captain Ed Long of the Salvation Army officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

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