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Obituaries for Sunday, April 2, 2000

Kathleen M. Oldaker Allen

BRIDGEPORT -- Kathleen Mae Oldaker Allen, 74, of Sardis Community, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, following a brief illness.

She was born March 4, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Kerns Oldaker.

Her husband, Carol Allen, whom she married Feb. 28, 1948, survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Frances Allen, Sardis; one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Kenny (Charleen Allen) Gardner, Circle Drive, Quiet Dell; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Sherwood and Harry Oldaker, Dawson, and Lindle Oldaker, Clarksburg; two sisters, Ruth Bell, Gypsy, and Clara Wade, Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Woody, Brenton and Charles Oldaker Jr.

Mrs. Allen worked for 17 years for Maidenform and 10 years for City Window as a custodian at Equitable Gas Company. She was a member of the Sardis Extension Homemakers. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and was a member of the Stealey Assembly of God where she was active in the Women's Mission.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 1-8 p.m. today and from 1-8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Larry Green presiding. Interment will follow in the Sardis Cemetery.

Osborn G. Carpenter

BUCKHANNON -- Osborn G. Carpenter, 91, of Route 1, Volga, formerly of French Creek, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Buckhannon.

He was born June 12, 1908, at Alexander, a son of the late Bessie Carpenter.

His wife, Addie M. Wilson Carpenter, whom he married Nov. 30, 1928, preceded him in death April 8, 1996.

Surviving are two sons, Charles and Ruby Carpenter, Buckhannon, and Goff and Colleen Carpenter, Saint Marys; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Anna Bell) Hawkins, Mrs. Gary (Lois) Lake and Mrs. James (Shirley) Spreacker, all of Buckhannon; 20 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Glen Carpenter, and one grandson, Kyle N. Sayre.

Mr. Carpenter was a farmer. He was also an oil and gas well worker. He attended Bethlehem United Methodist Church at French Creek.

Friends will be received at Poling-Saint Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Bethlehem Church Cemetery.

Edra K. Dennison

NEW MARTINSVILLE -- Edra K. Dennison, 79, of West Thistle Drive, New Martinsville, formerly of Clarksburg, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at her residence.

Her husband, Robert G. Dennison, preceded her in death in 1922.

Surviving are two daughters, Lea Perrin, and Janet Webber and husband, James, all of New Martinsville; two grandchildren, Douglas and Craig Ebert, both of Fredricksburg; four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Sarah, Matthew and Halie Ebert, all of Fredricksburg; and two sisters, Garnet Barker, Columbus, Ohio, and Edith Haught, Folsom.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Robert S. Ebert; four brothers, Olas, Richard, Marion and Marvin Holt; and two sisters, Helen Amos and Elsie Cottrill.

Mrs. Dennison was a member of the Paden City Church of the Nazarene. She was a homemaker.

The family will receive friends at the Grisell Funeral Home, Ratcliffe Chapel, 751 Third St., New Martinsville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Journey Hospice, 117 West Main St., West Union, WV 26456.

Juel Joseph Finley

PHILIPPI -- Juel Joseph Finley, 80, of Route 2, Philippi, died Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2000, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born June 9, 1919, a son of the late David Roscoe and Elizabeth McGee Finley.

His wife, the former Cleo Patrick Costilow Finley, preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, Juel J. Finley Jr., Malvern, Ohio, John, Carl and Danny L. Finley, all of Philippi; three daughters, Corliss and Mary Talkington, both of Philippi, and Betty Beddard, Dalton, Ga.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Joann Finley; three sisters, Genevieve Welch, Zora Faulton and Elva Gillis; and one brother, Gerald F. Finley.

Mr. Finley was a retired coal miner. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 4-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Downing Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery near Pruntytown with military rites accorded.

Dessie Martha Glencoe

BUCKHANNON -- Dessie Martha Glencoe, 83, of 61 Highland Drive, Buckhannon, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown

She was born Jan. 26, 1917, at Red Creek, a daughter of the late Charlie Wolford and Mary E. Turner Wolford.

Her husband, Joseph Francis Glencoe Sr. preceded her in death.

Surviving is one granddaughter, Catherine L. Glencoe, Charleston.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, David F. Glencoe and Joseph F. Glencoe Jr.; two sisters, Florence Kiser and Zona Wolford; two brothers, Albert and Earnest Wolford; and one cousin, Pearl Hedrick.

Mrs. Glencoe was a licensed practical nurse at Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Buckhannon.

Friends will be received at Poling-Saint Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be at Davis Cemetery, Davis.

William R. Jack

BUCKHANNON -- William R. Jack, 88, of Route 2, Box 85, Buckhannon, died Friday, March 31, 2000, at Saint Joseph Hospital, Buckhannon.

He was born June 19, 1911, at Buckhannon, a son of the late George Jack and Katie Hawkins Jack.

His wife, Della Ballah Jack, whom he married Nov. 8, 1958, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Bill and Michelle Jack; two brothers, Dane Jack, all of Buckhannon, and George Jack, Virginia; two sisters, Catherine Poling, Buckhannon, and Ruth Spatzer, Camp Hill; and one granddaughter, Courtney N. Jack, Buckhannon.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Burr and Hepsy Jack; and three brothers, Hubert, Ralph and Stuart Jack.

Mr. Jack was a carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attended Mount Rupert United Methodist Church in Buckhannon. He was a member of Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3663.

Friends will be received at Poling-Saint Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 2-5 p.m. today. Graveside services will be held at Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Donald McCauley officiating.

Mrs. Bertha Mae Lane

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Bertha Mae Lane, 86, of P.O. Box 171, Lost Creek, died at 9:25 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

She was born Feb. 9, 1914, in Wirt County, a daughter of the late William Okey Wilson and Rose McIntire Wilson.

Her husband, Harley F. Lane Sr., whom she married Aug. 17, 1932, preceded her in death March 31, 1982.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John (Sara) Wilson, Centreville, Va., Mrs. Nick (Betty) Barberio, Roane Avenue, Clarksburg, and Barbara Jo Dotson and Carrol Losh, Lost Creek; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Ethel Lane, Roane Avenue, Clarksburg, and Harley F. and Kathryn Lane Jr., Laurel Park; 16 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by several grandchildren; two brothers, Lester and Roscoe Wilson; and two sisters, Bessie Wilson Norman and Rosalie Denham Summers.

Mrs. Lane was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg from 4-9 p.m. Sunday where a funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Wilbert McGinnls conducting. Interment will be in Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Betty Madeline Reed

SALEM -- Betty Madeline Reed, 77, of Route 1, Salem, Greenbrier Community, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born June 24, 1922, at Peoria Community, Shinnston, a daughter of the late Winfield S. Burge and Rosa M. Ashcraft Burge.

Her husband, John Willard "Johnny" Reed, whom she married in June 1942, preceded her in death in 1963.

Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Siders, Cherry Camp Road, Salem, and Rosemary Morrison, Route 1, Salem, Greenbrier Community; one son, Russell W. Reed, Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Dorothy J. Eddy, Gypsy; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John H. Reed; and three brothers, Paul, Ray and Russell Burge.

Mrs. Reed had retired in 1983 after 15 years of service as a nurses aide. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and the Mount Olive Women's Club. She was a homemaker.

Family will receive friends at Harbert Funeral Home, Salem, from 4-9 p.m. Monday and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Lillian Simmons and Pastor Jon Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.

William Dennis Ward

BRIDGEPORT -- William Dennis "W.D." Ward, 89, of State Route 57, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000, at the Heritage of Bridgeport.

He was born July 7, 1910, in Peel Tree, Barbour County, a son of the late Frank Smith and Mable Burner Ward.

His wife, Gail Arnold Ward, whom he married Sept. 11, 1937, preceded him in death Nov. 22, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara K. and James D. Stuart; two grandchildren, Lea Ann and Dennis James "D.J." Stuart, all of State Route 57; one nephew, Charles Ward; and one niece, Mrs. Stanley "Barbara Lea" Wolfe, both of Philippi.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Lea in 1971; and one brother, Charles E. Ward in 1978.

Mr. Ward was a member of BPOE Lodge 1736 of Buckhannon, Harrison County and West Virginia Farm Bureau, and the West Virginia Cattleman's Association. He was a past member of Moose Lodge No. 52 in Clarksburg, the Harrison County Planning Commission and served on the West Virginia University Extension Committee. He was on the Board of Directors of Harrison Rural Electrification from 1965-1995 and for 30 years, was on the board of the former First National Bank in Philippi.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and made several trips west to hunt elk, moose, antelope and mule deer. He was a member of the Golden Hooks Fishing Club. He owned hunting property near Franklin and Monterey, Va., where he spent most of his time until he became ill.

He was a retired farmer and cattleman. He owned and operated a cattle farm on Route 57. He raised registered Herford cattle and purchased replacement cattle from the midwest. He was associated in the trucking business with his brother. Ward Trucking was formed in the early 1950s. They sold agricultural limestone and offered a delivery and spreading service. The business was retired in 1978.

He helped and supported the Green Hill United Methodist Church. He was a Methodist by faith.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Mary E. Finegan presiding. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Cemetery.

In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Green Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. I.M. Hudkins, Route 1, Box 479, Mount Clare, WV 26408.

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