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Obituaries for Friday, September 8, 2000

Elsie Mary Bickel

WEBSTER SPRINGS -- Elsie Mary Bickel, 93, of 112 State St., Gassaway, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

She was born Feb. 3, 1907, in Replete, a daughter of the late Samuel and Della Jordan Life.

Her husband, Rev. Arnold Bickel, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Denzil Bickel, Gassaway; two daughters, Macil Lough, Rock Cave, and Dacil Anderson, Gassaway; two sisters, Fonda Carpenter, Craigsville, and Bernice Clark, Perry, Ohio; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Bickel formerly lived in Grafton, Craigsville, Buckhannon, Cob and Gormonia. She was a homemaker.

She attended First United Methodist Church.

Lenore R. Booth

FLATWOODS -- Lenore R. Booth, 66, of Austintown, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio.

She was born July 8, 1934, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Russell V. Johnson and Susan Tonkin Johnson.

Her husband, William Booth, preceded her in death April 23, 1983.

Surviving are one son, William R. Booth, Austintown, Ohio; two stepsons, Donald R. Booth, Lake Milton, Ohio, and John W. Booth, Canfield, Ohio; two sisters, Betty J. Green, Champion, Ohio, and Barbra K. Given, Charleston; three brothers, Vernon H. Johnson, Sutton, Donald H. Johnson, Akron, Ohio, and Gary K. Johnson, Caress; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Booth was a material handler for 20 years with the G.E. Lamp Plant, Youngstown, Ohio, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the Mount Hebron United Methodist Church, Caress.

James E. Breen

BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla. -- James E. Breen, 74, died Saturday, July 29, 2000, at Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

He was born in Washington, D.C.

His wife, Christine Shanaman Breen, of Blountstown, survives.

Also surviving are one son, James Breen, Tallahassee, Fla.; two daughters, Cheryl Duncan and Melissa Locklar, both of Blountstown; one son-in-law, Stanley Duncan, Blountstown; one daughter-in-law, Lynda Breen, Tallahassee; two sisters, Betty Xander, Norfolk, Va., and Mary Lou Kennedy, Leesburg, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Breen retired as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps after serving in the South Pacific campaign during World War II and also in Korea. He was a Purple Heart recipient for wounds he received.

He attended Salem College after the war and received his bachelor's in music. He received his master's degree in music from West Virginia University.

He was an accomplished musician and composer. He directed several church choirs during his career and was a member of the Christian Church in Bristol.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a retired band director from Liberty County High School. He was also an EMT in Bristol and was instrumental in starting the ambulance service in Liberty County.

Domenica D'Ambrosia

BRIDGEPORT -- Domenica D'Ambrosia, also known as "Mamie" or "Nonnie," died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000.

She was born Dec. 3, 1915, in Washington, D.C., where she was raised, a daughter of the late Rita and Alceste Chialastri. She resided in Maryland until Nov. 4, 1999 and lived in Quiet Dell for the last 10 months.

Surviving are one brother, Paul Chialastri, Wisconsin; one sister, Mary Antonelli, Florida; one son, Richard W. Kriner, Quiet Dell; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ms. D'Ambrosia was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Ed Sabo presiding. A Biblical wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Ralph H. "Herbie" Henderson

GRAFTON -- Ralph H. "Herbie" Henderson, 96, of Lincoln Street, Grafton, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood.

He was born July 2, 1902, in Grafton, a son of the late Samuel Lee Henderson and Laura Reese Henderson.

His wife, Minnie Olga Shriver Henderson, preceded him in death July 21, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Isabelle Liller and husband, Jim, Kingwood; three granddaughters and spouses, Kimberlee Casselman and husband, Mike, Morgantown, Kelly Liller, Springfield, Va., and Kristin Liller, Kingwood; two great-grandsons, Patrick Ryan Casselman and Colin James Casselman, both of Morgantown.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Henderson was a beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He retired in 1965 from the B&O Railroad Company with over 50 years service.

He was an avid coon hunter and enjoyed reading western novels.

He was a Protestant by faith.

Denver Owen Henline Jr.

WESTON -- Denver Owen Henline Jr., 50, of Route 1, Bristol, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2000, as a result of a farming accident in Bristol.

He was born Nov. 8, 1949, in Lewis County, a son of Gladys Hitt Henline of Weston, and the late Denver Owen Henline Sr.

His wife, the former Joyce Ann Church, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Daniel L. Henline and Charles E. Henline, both of Salem, and Denver O. Henline III, Mount Clare; one daughter, Tonya Kenney, Wallace; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Tommy Joe Henline and Bobby Henline, both of Weston; four sisters, Linda Barton, Horner, Peggy Gainer, Pricetown, Robin Sprouse, Weston, and Tammy Jeffries, Jane Lew.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Cassie Ann Henline.

Mr. Henline was a supervisor with Baker-Hughes Oil Company in Sun Valley, with several years of service. He was a farmer and cattleman.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Delbert Frame officiating. Interment will follow in the Orlando Cemetery, Orlando.

Norma A. Hinkins

GRAFTON -- Norma A. Hinkins, 86, of Blueville Drive, Grafton, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Grafton, a daughter of the late Frank and Lottie Henderson Westcott.

Her husband, Karl D. Hinkins, preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1998.

Surviving are four daughters, Jean Faulkner and husband, Frank, Grafton, Mary Hinkins, Annapolis, Md., Susan Harder and husband, John, Eden, N.C., and Betty Garrett and husband, Joe, Bridgeport; seven grandsons, four granddaughters and five great-grandchildren; and one niece, Patty Wolfe Shinkle and husband, Paul, Waynesville, Ohio.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Beall.

Mrs. Hinkins was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an active member of the First Christian Church of Grafton. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and reading.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Christian Church of Grafton, 109 McGraw Ave., Grafton, WV 26354.

Mary Frances Ridenour

BUCKHANNON -- Mary Frances Ridenour, 80, of Route 4, Box 489, Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at the home of her sister, Bea Miller.

She was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late James Blaine Winans and Roxie Kesling Winans.

Her husband, Ray E. Ridenour, preceded her in death.

Surviving are five sisters, Gertrude Bennett, Quiet Dell, Dorothy Harris, Opal Hill, Beatrice Miller and Betty Wagner, all of Buckhannon.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Winans; and one sister, Virginia Vanscoy.

Mrs. Ridenour was an L.P.N. at Grafton City Hospital for 33 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grafton.

She lived most of her life in Grafton, on Lincoln Street. She belonged to the West Virginia L.P.N. Association.

She leaves a host of friends in the Grafton area. She had been ill for sometime and very ill recently.

Christopher J. Hyre

CLARKSBURG -- Christopher J. Hyre, 28, of Germantown, Md., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, in Germantown.

He was born May 28, 1972, in Killeen, Texas, a son of Rebecca J. Riley, Germantown, formerly of Clarksburg, and the late James L. Hyre Jr., a former resident of Bridgeport.

Also surviving are his maternal grandmother, Christine V. Riley, Bridgeport; one uncle, Gary Riley and wife, Sharon, Germantown; and two cousins, Andrew Riley, Germantown, and Amy M. Saus, Alliance, Ohio.

Mr. Hyre was employed as a groomsman on an Equestrian Farm. He was a 1991 graduate of Seneca Valley High School and Methodist.

There will be no public visitation. A private graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg, is in charge of arrangements.

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