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Obituaries for Sunday, May 21, 2000

Beulah M. Fankhauser

PARKERSBURG -- Beulah M. Fankhauser, 74, of Mineral Wells, died Thursday, May 18, 2000.

She was born in Banco, Logan County, a daughter of the late Kenner E. and Margie M. Adams Reeder.

Her husband of 45 years, George H. Fankhauser, survives.

Also surviving are one son, John D. Lucas, Parkersburg; one stepdaughter, Janet J. Fankhauser Wilson and husband, James Wilson, Clarksburg; five granddaughters, Diane Lucas Gherke, Mineral Wells, and Amy, Lisa, Rebecca and Sarah; six great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Maybelle Reeder, Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnnie and Paul Reeder; and one sister, Maude Chafin.

Mrs. Fankhauser will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Chapel of Remembrance, Parkersburg. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with with Alan Tennant officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Lisa Ann Holsberry, Caleb Greg Holsberry and Kailan Howard Holsberry

BELINGTON -- Lisa Ann Holsberry, 22, of Teter Lake community, Route 1, Montrose, died Thursday evening, May 18, 2000, in the Saint Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, following a two vehicle accident in Buckhannon.

She was born Oct. 30, 1977, in Concord, Mass., a daughter of Randall Kent and Susan L. Moran Coontz, who survive in Belington.

Her husband, Greg H. Holsberry, whom she married Oct. 25, 1997, survives at Route 1, Montrose.

Mrs. Holsberry was the mother of Jacqueline M. Holsberry who survives at home, and Caleb Greg Holsberry and Kailan Howard Holsberry, who were born at Saint Joseph's Hospital following the accident and died on Thursday evening and Friday respectively.

Also surviving are one brother, Randall J. Coontz, and one sister, Tanya L. Coontz, both of Belington; her paternal grandparents, Edward and Ruth Sturm Coontz, Belington; maternal grandparents, Don and Barbara Baughman Moran, Belington; and her father and mother-in-law, Howard E. and Minnie L. Faesenmeier Holsberry.

Mrs. Holsberry was a certified nursing assistant and was employed at the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center at Belington. She was affiliated with the Belington Church of the Nazarene.

Caleb Greg Holsberry and Kailan Howard Holsberry were born Thursday evening, May 18, 2000, in Saint Joseph Hospital's, Buckhanno. Caleb Greg died Thursday evening shortly after birth, while Kailan Howard was transferred to the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, where he died Friday, May 19, 2000.

They are survived by their father, Greg H. Holsberry, Teter Lake community, Route 1, Montrose; one sister, Jacqueline M. Holsberry, at home; paternal grandparents, Howard E. and Minnie L. Faesenmeier Holsberry, Kirt community; maternal grandparents, Randall Kent and Susan L. Moran Coontz; maternal great-grandparents, Edward and Ruth Sturm Coontz, and Don and Barbara Baughman Moran, all of Belington.

Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Home Chapel, Belington, from 5-9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, when joint funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. James C. Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery, near Kirt community.

Robert E. Johnson

UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- Robert E. Johnson, 65, of Uniontown, died suddenly Thursday, May 18, 2000, in the Uniontown Hospital.

He was born June 1, 1934, in Morgantown, a son of Catherine Neely Johnson of Uniontown, and the late Otha H. Johnson.

His loving wife, Lorna K. Hyman Johnson, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Kurt R. and Eric M. Johnson, both of Uniontown; four grandsons, Kurt R. Johnson Jr., Brandon, Cory and Tyler Johnson; one brother, Richard Johnson, Parkersburg; three nephews, and many special friends at Farnham and Pfile Construction and Roy's Pub.

Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a heavy equipment operator for Farnham and Pfile Construction.

Friends will be received in the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home, Inc. at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, 603 North Gallatin Ave., Ext. Uniontown, Pa., from 6-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday and until 11 a.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor William Nicholson officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by AMVETS Post No. 103 of Hopwood.

Mary F. Kurucz

PHILIPPI -- Mary F. Kurucz, 77, of Galloway, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born March 5, 1923, at Century, a daughter of the late Henry L. and Gertrude M. Smith Moran.

Her husband, Alex "Shotgun" Kurucz, preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret A. and husband, Basil Wolfe, Belmar, N.J., and Barbara Jean and husband, Jerry Ware, Philippi; one sister, Mrs. James (Marian R.) True, Buckhannon; four brothers, Henry L. Moran II, Buckhannon, Harry G. Moran, Centreville, Va., Charles T. Moran, Philippi, and William J. Moran, Century; two grandsons, Jerry A. Ware, and Joseph B. Wolfe and wife, Kathy; one great-granddaughter, April L. Wolfe.

She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Flora C. Parzalle, Anna J. Andrea, Ruby E. Coleman and Clara B. Storr; and three brothers, Richard, Fred O., and Robert L. Moran.

Mrs. Kurucz was a homemaker. She was a member of the Galloway Senior Citizens and the Galloway United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut St., Philippi, after 5 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Justin Moran and Speaker Robert "Buck" True officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Helen Lechner McWhorter

WESTON -- Helen Lechner McWhorter, 74, of Sardis, died at 10:43 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Crawford, a daughter of the late Phil and Opal Powers McCutchan.

Her husband, Willard D. McWhorter, preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1995.

Surviving are one son, Donald Lechner, Clarksburg; three granddaughters, Mrs. Srini (Jodi) Murphy, Charleston, and Sara and Lara Lechner, Sardis; one great-grandchild, Jeevan Murphy, Charleston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Jo N. McCutchan, Canton, Ohio, and Robert and Ada McCutchan, Louisville, Ky.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Ben O. McCutchan.

Mrs. McWhorter had worked many years as an office manager in the glass industry. She retired from Pittsburgh Tube. She was a graduate of Walkersville High School.

She was actively involved in many civic clubs and community organizations. She attended the Crawford United Methodist Church, McWhorter United Methodist Church, and the Sardis Baptist Church.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Leslie J. Moore

SALEM -- Leslie J. Moore, 76, of Salem, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2000, at the Sun Bridge Care and Rehabilitation Center at Salem.

He was born April 30, 1924, in Bristol, a son of the late Austin and Iva Lattea Moore.

Surviving are his caregiver, Grace Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Holbert; and four brothers, Willard Prunty, Robert, Russell and Rolland Moore.

Mr. Moore was a Methodist by faith.

Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Salem, with the Rev. Lillian Simmons officiating. Harbert Funeral Chapel service.

Hoy I. Mossor

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Hoy I. Mossor, 92, of Port Charlotte, died Sunday, May 14, 2000.

He was born March 26, 1908, in Smithville.

His wife, Phyllis, survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Mary P. Sloan, Suwanee, Ga., Betty Yost, Miami Beach, Nancy Sines, Norfolk, Va., and Doris Reaser, Clarksburg; one son, Larry, Plant City; two stepsons, Jim Schrader, San Francisco, Calif., and John Schrader, Grafton; two brothers. Edward, Vero Beach, and C.O., Oakland, Calif.; and one sister, Virginia Thomas, Orlando.

Mr. Mossor went to Port Charlotte 21 years ago from Clarksburg. He was a member of Port Charlotte Golf Course and Sunny Breeze Golf Course. He was a former member of the Kiwanis.

He was a veteran of World War II. He was manager and owner of the former Rex Heck News Company for 45 years. He was a former member of Bridgeport Country Club.

Eva Lorene Streets

PINE GROVE -- Eva Lorene Streets, 84, of Reader, died Friday, May 19, 2000, at the Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville.

She was born March 28, 1916, at Pine Grove, a daughter of the late George W. and Pearl D. Garrison Fluharty.

Her husband, Willard A. Streets of Reader, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Robert D. Streets, Lewistown, Pa., Willard J. Streets, Bens Run, and Paul E. Streets, Piney; two daughters, Carol S. Neff, New Martinsville, and Brenda L. Willey, Hastings; one brother, George W. Fluharty Jr., Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Lillian F. Long, Virginia; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, James W., Francis S., Paul B. and Thomas F. Fluharty; and three sisters, Freda W., Madeline G. and Mary V. Fluharty.

Mrs. Streets was a member of the Pine Grove Church of God in Pine Grove. She was a former writer for the Wheeling Newspaper and Wetzel Chronicle.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. Monday at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Pine Grove.

Kenneth Ward Stuart

Kenneth Ward Stuart, 86, of 341 William Dr. Hershey, Pa., formerly of Duck Creek Road, West Milford, died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

He was born in Clarksburg, Sept. 16, 1913, a son of the late George C. and Daisy Ward Stuart.

His wife, Virginia Yates Stuart, whom he married June 15, 1935, preceded him in death Mach 31, 1976.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Sharon) Ramsey, Merritt Island, Fla., Mrs. Ronald (Martha) Walker, Hershey, Pa., Mrs. Oscar (Sue) Zolbe, Johnstown, Pa., and Mrs. Harold (Mary Kay) Patterson, Bowie, Md.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one niece, Mrs. Dean (Nancy) Beverlin, Buckhannon; several cousins; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Betty Walker, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Mary Katherine Billingsley, Lake Floyd.

He was preceded in death by one brother, George Fleming Stuart.

Mr. Stuart was retired from the Department of Highways having retired in 1974. He was a graduate from Unidis High School in 1932, the valedictorian of his class.

Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 433 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with Chaplain Del Perris officiating. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Jane Lew.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery in care of Blen Law, Route 2, Box 195, Jane Lew, WV 26378.

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