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Obituaries for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000

Mrs. Gladys V. Sheets

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Gladys V. Sheets, 100, of Clarksburg Continuous Care Center, formerly of Hall Street, Clarksburg, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in Clarksburg Continuous Care Center.

She was born Dec. 21, 1899, on Pike Fork, Doddridge County, a daughter of the late John E. Ritter and Daisy Kemper Ritter.

Her husband, former Clarksburg Postmaster Paul F. Sheets, whom she married Aug. 29, 1925, preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1967.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Rosalie Sheets, Wilmington, Del.; one daughter, Mrs. Nancy L. Arthur, Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Jeff Sheets, Karen Tryon and Rick Sheets; two grandchildren, Daniel and Stephen Tryon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Okey, Romeo, Berlin and Ledrue O. Ritter; and two sisters, Garnet Ritter and Vera Tucker.

Mrs. Sheets was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist church. She was a homemaker.

She was a charter member of the Stealey Heights Garden Club and a 50 year member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 11, Order of the Eastern Star.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Charles R. Echols presiding. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Alma Bonnett

GLENVILLE -- Alma Bonnett, 89, of Route 71, Glenville, Baldwin community, died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, following a brief illness.

She was born May 5, 1911, in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Sandie "Buck" and Alice Norman Richards.

Her husband, Harold Bonnett, whom she married Aug. 11, 1947, survives at Baldwin.

Also surviving are two daughters, Willadean McAllister, Smithville, and Maxine Sabatina, Freeport; four sons, Harold Bonnett Jr., Baldwin, Robert R. Bonnett, Burnsville, Jimmy R. Bonnett, Exchange, and William L. Taylor, Troy; 30 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren

She was also preceded in death by two daughters, four brothers and five sisters.

Mrs. Bonnett was a homemaker. She was a Protestant by faith.

Gladys Lee Cutright

BUCKHANNON -- Gladys Lee Cutright, 71, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Elkins Regional Convalescent Home.

She was born Feb. 1, 1929, at Czar, a daughter of the late Abraham L. and Myrtle Snyder Cutright.

Surviving are one brother, Floyd V. Cutright, Tallmansville; three sisters, Grace E. Conrad, Sherwood, Ore., Frances L. McKinney, Fremont, Calif., and Hazel I. Kelley, Tallmansville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Dencil A. Cutright; and one sister, Pauline L. Kelley.

Ms. Cutright was a Methodist by faith.

Fred Forman

GRAFTON -- Fred Forman, 79, of Route 1, Grafton, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born July 21, 1921, in Barbour County, a son of the late Isaac M. and Zona Bolyard Forman.

His wife, Dorothy Haller Forman, whom he married April 8, 1944, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Sam "Karen" DuVall, Grafton; one son, Gary D. Forman, Herndon, Va.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Wilson, Baltimore, Md.; one brother, John Ralph Forman, Bedford, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Fred Forman Jr.; one grandson, Eric Forman; one sister, Mabel Moats; and one brother, Earl Forman.

Mr. Forman was a truck driver. He was a Methodist by faith.

C. Beuren Garten Jr.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- C. Beuren Garten Jr., 63, of 1000 Fintville Rd., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000.

His wife, Patty Lee Garten, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Todd (Charlotte) Thompson, Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Lynna Jo (Darrell) Nicholas, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and JD Garten and fiancé, David Lester, Lexington; two brothers, Rudy Garten, Georgetown, and Gregory Tyrone Garten, Newnan, Ga.; two sisters, Cheryl Lynn Romano, Clarksburg, and Dreama Carol Burnetti, Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Melina and Christopher Thompson, and Jeffrey and Kelly Nicholas.

Mr. Garten was a principal for the Howard K. Bell Consulting Engineers.

He was also a professional land surveyor, and a founder of the Bluegrass Wildwater Association.

Memorials may be made to the Charcot Marie Tooth Association, American Cancer Society or the Nature Conservancy.

Eleanor G. Jenkins

PHILIPPI -- Eleanor G. Jenkins, 73, of Sand Lick community, Rosemont, died at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born June 14, 1927, at Salem, a daughter of the late Bert and Katherine (Harris) Maxwell.

Her husband, Bernard Rex Jenkins Sr., preceded her in death in 1984.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Julie) Bartlett, Flemington, Mrs. Carl (Carolyn) McGee, Geneva, Ohio, and Betty Knight, Simpson; six sons, James Jenkins, Flemington, Bernard Jenkins Jr., Gary Jenkins Sr., Ronnie L. Jenkins and Terry L. Jenkins, all of Rosemont; and Donnie I. Jenkins Sr., Simpson; one sister, Wanda Parks, Flemington; one brother, Solomon Maxwell, Catawissa Pa.; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Okey, Albert and Paul Maxwell; and two sisters, Ruth Barker and Clara Maxwell.

Mrs. Jenkins was a homemaker and a member of the Flemington Church of God.

Peggy Ann Miracle

GRAFTON -- Peggy Ann Miracle, 52, of Grafton, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, with the family at her side.

She was born July 29, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late Vartan and Barbara Gardner Harasanian.

Surviving are one daughter, Melissa S. Miracle at home; one brother-in-law, Delmas Edward "Eddie" Mayle, Webster; four nieces, Mrs. Eric "Lisa" Trickett, Oak Grove Community, Mrs. Gerald "Renee" Raikes, Grafton, Gloria Mayle, Fairmont, and Gina Maria Mayle, Webster; one nephew, Edward Mario Mayle, Webster; several great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Jean Mayle; and one brother, Barrett Harasanian.

Ms. Miracle was a homemaker. She was a Protestant by faith.

Mr. Donald J. Schetzel

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Donald J. Schetzel, 77, of 405 Simpson Ave., Clarksburg, died at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in the Charleston Area Medical Center following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Wilkes Barre, Pa.

His wife, Elinor Frances Martin Schetzel, whom he married July 9, 1973, survives.

Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edward (Theresa) Paugh, Jane Lew; four brothers, John Schetzel, West Shokan, N.Y., James "Jimmy" McCall and William "Bill" Schetzel, both of Clarksburg, and Robert "Bob" Schetzel, Mount Vernon, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Veronica Guthrie, Green Castle, Pa., and Mrs. Rosemary Jones, Clarksburg; two stepgrandsons, Jason Edward Paugh, Fairmont, and John Robert Paugh, Jane Lew; one stepgreat-grandson, Jacob Edward Camden Paugh; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Schetzel was a Protestant by faith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Roy E. Parrish Post No. 13 of the American Legion, Meuse Argonne Post No. 573 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 52 of Clarksburg.

He was retired in 1985 from Anchor Hocking Glass, having worked for Hazel-Atlas and Brockway Glass.

Friends may call at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Olin Heck conducting the service. Interment will follow with full military graveside rites by the V.F.W. and American Legion Honor Guard in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Walter Franklin Shahan

PARSONS -- Walter Franklin Shahan, 66, formerly of Parsons, and more recently a patient at the Elkins Regional Convalescent Center at Elkins, died early Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to pneumonia.

He was born Oct. 22, 1934, at St. George, a son of the late Ernest U. and Lula Robinson Shahan.

His wife, the former Mary Christina Jones, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Charles Shahan and wife, Sharon, Baltic, Ohio; three daughters, Mary Jane West and husband, James, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Kathy Sisson and husband, Bob, Baltic, Ohio, and Brenda Chipman and husband, Patrick, Fort Polk, La.; three brothers, Gay Shahan, McGakeysville, Va., Alton Shahan, Morgantown, Darrell Shahan, Fredericksburg, Va.; three sisters, Millie Carlson, Edmonds, Washington, Edith Coob, Seattle, Washington, and Annetta Creekmore, Falls Church, Va.; eight grandchildren, Charles and Christina Snyder, Loretta, John, Jessica and Jeremy Shahan, Maria and Katlin Chipman.

He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Ira, Everett, Virgil, Allen, Wilson and Gerald Shahan; and one granddaughter, Brandy Lynn Shahan.

Mr. Shahan attended the one room number five school at Licking Creek. He was a graduate of Parsons High School.

He was a steel worker. He was a former employee of Dewey Wilfong and Tucker County Hospital for many years.

He was a member of the Macedonia Church at Macedonia, where he had served as the former caretaker of the church and cemetery.

Roberta Glendeline White

JANE LEW -- Roberta Glendeline White, 66, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at her home in Buckhannon.

She was born Dec. 22, 1933, at Kincheloe, a daughter of the late Robert Brafford and Lena West Brafford Bean.

Surviving are two daughters, Terri Bremer, Hemet, Calif., and Melinda Henline, Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Scottie Bodkins, California, and Jerry Mike Krendka, Washington, Christine White and Jenny White, Buckhannon; one great-grandson, Corey Bodkins; one sister, Dorrena Courtney, Jane Lew; two nephews, one niece, three great-nephews and three great-nieces.

She was a graduate of Wesleyan College in 1974 and was retired from Appalachian Mental Health.

At her request her body was donated to the West Virginia University Medical Science Center.

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