|Obituaries for Monday, Sept. 11, 2000
SALEM -- Susie May Chipps Bond, 88, of Monongahela, Pa., formerly of Salem, died at 12:53 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, following an extended illness.
She was born June 5, 1912, at Wickham, a daughter of the late Orlando Mills and Emma Jane Woods Garrett.
Her first husband, Ernest Chipps, preceded her in death in 1959. Her second husband, Carroll Bond, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Stanley L. and wife, Dorothy Chipps, Clarksburg, and Cloyd and wife, Carol Chipps, Monongahela; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one step- grandson and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dora Mae Collins.
Mrs. Bond attended the Cascara United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.
Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Funeral services will be held at the Cascara United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Tom Harding presiding. Interment will be in the Cascara Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
SHINNSTON -- Kathryn Marie Salvatore Camilleri, 90, of Shinnston, died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Clarksburg Continuous Care following a brief illness.
She was born April 6, 1910, at Enterprise, a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Talerico Salvatore.
Her husband, Nunzio Camilleri, preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1975.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. David (Renee) Book, Shinnston; two grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Trotta and husband, Joe, Shinnston, and Leigh Ann Book, Shinnston; three sisters, Theresa Zitella and Julia Alessio, both of Norfolk, Va., and Rose Misiak, Uniontown, Pa.; one brother, Dominick Salvatore, Williamstown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, John and Joe Salvatore; and one sister, Anna Rose.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 1:30 - 9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Father Harry Cramer officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
SHINNSTON -- Iva May Corley, 87, of Shinnston, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2000, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation for Salem, following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 15, 1912, at Shinnston, a daughter of the late Nathan C. and Dona S. Matheny Goff.
Her husband, Stark Corley, preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1975.
Surviving are one son, William S. Corley, Salem; three daughters, Thelma Kerby, Shinnston, Mrs. Michael (Gloria) Neely, Fairmont, and Edna Boggs, Clarksburg; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Genevive Owens, Shinnston.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Marshall Goff.
Mrs. Corley was a Protestant.
A funeral service will be held at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, at 10:30 a.m. today with the Rev. Dave Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
CLARKSBURG -- Harvey Ellsworth Davis, 79, of Route 5, Lakeland Park, Bridgeport, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at his residence. Death was attributed to systemic mastocytosis.
He was born Oct. 20, 1920, in the Buckeye community, Doddridge County, just west of Salem, on some land acquired in the late 1700s by a grandfather, Nathan G. Davis. He was a son of Ivan E. "Jack" and Daisy Roach Davis.
His wife, Elizabeth Gainer-Knicely Davis, whom he married June 15, 1957, survives.
Also surviving are one stepson, Theodore, and wife, Nancy Knicely, Ashville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Autumn and husband, Matt Wollnick, St. Paul, Minn.; one sister, Rosalee A. Davis, Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Coaral C. Davis, Salem, and Ashby Edward Davis, Drake, North Dakota; four sisters, Irene F. (Mrs. Ray) Barkes, Bridgeport, Phyllis (Mrs. Edward) Phillips, Rootstown, Ohio, Helena F. and Heloise Davis who died in infancy.
Mr. Davis was retired from the Adamston Division Fourco Glass Company. He was a World War II veteran, serving from 1942-1945 as a troop-train medic and instructor until being assigned as cadre with the activation of the 83rd Infantry Division, where he continued to serve as a front line medic from D-Day until the end of hostilities in Europe.
He was awarded the Bronze Star, five Battle Stars and various other citations.
He was a 50+ year member of the Roy E. Parrish Post No. 13, American Legion in Clarksburg, the 83rd Infantry Division Association and the Clarksburg Lodge No. 52 Loyal Order of Moose.
He was a friend of Fort New Salem and Colonial Williamsburg. He was a charter member of the Clarksburg Kennel Club, a member of the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, American Dog Owners Association, Buckeye All-Breed Herding Club, the American Herding Breeds Association, West Virginia Public Radio-Television, AARP and the Harrison County Senior Citizens.
He was not an active member of any church but was a Seventh Day Baptist by faith.
Honoring his request, the body will be cremated. There will be no visitation. Interment of the cremains will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown. The Rev. Dale Thorngate, Pastor of the Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church will preside a committal service.
The time of the service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers it is requested the memorial contributions be made to the Mastocytosis Society, 2010 North Grand Ave., Connersville, Ind. 47331 or People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26301.
CLARKSBURG -- Rose Marie Cava Fernandez, 80, of 152 Jackson Ave., Clarksburg, died Sunday morning, Sept. 10, 2000, at her residence after a long illness.
She was born June 13, 1920, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Joe Cava and Victoria Marra Cava.
Her beloved husband, Earl J. Fernandez, whom she married June 13, 1946, survives.
Also surviving are one son, Joseph Fernandez, Mount Vernon, Ohio; one daughter, Phyllis Riccelli, Ashburn, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Victoria Loria, Julie Squirewell and Frank Loria Jr., Chris, Matt, David, John Rachel, Danielle and Zach Fernandez; and three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Victoria and Kaitlin Squirewell.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Alex Cava; and three sisters, Mary Tiano, Flora Lover and Virginia Roda.
Mrs. Fernandez was a homemaker and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Friends may call at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cesidio J. Federico as the celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Holy Cross Mausoleum.
A scriptural wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund in her memory.
BUCKHANNON -- Dorothy Harris, 77, of Route 4, Box 583, Buckhannon, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at her home.
She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Upshur County, a daughter of the late Blaine Winans and Roxie Virginia Kesling Winans.
Her husband, Francis Burl Harris, whom she married July 7, 1941, survives in Buckhannon.
Also surviving are one daughter, Donna Smith; four sons, Ray, Steve and Greg Harris, all of Buckhannon, and Larry Harris, Morgantown; four sisters, Gertrude Bennett, Quiet Dell, Opal Hill, Betty Wagner and Beatrice Miller, all of Buckhannon; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Waybright; two sisters, Virginia Vanscoy and Mary Frances Ridenour; and one brother, Paul Winans.
Mrs. Harris was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Kesling United Methodist Church, Kesling Mill.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., Buckhannon, from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert Poling officiating.
Burial will be at Kesling Cemetery, Kesling Mill.
BRIDGEPORT -- Ralph E. Kidd, 65, of Sun Valley, Clarksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000.
He was born May 26, 1935, in Clarksburg, a son of the late William T. and Bonnie Constable Kidd.
His wife, Shirley Dodd Kidd, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sonia and Jeff Webb, and Stacy and Brian Winkler, all of Sun Valley; five grandchildren, Sarah, Abby, J.J. and Jamie Webb, and Brian Winkler; one son, Ronald Kidd, Buckhannon, one daughter, Charlotte Shipplett, Charles Town, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, all from a previous marriage; his mother-in-law, Bessie Dodd, Park View; two brothers, Charles Kidd, Clarksburg, and Leroy Kidd, Sun Valley; and one sister, Evelyn Kidd, Elkins.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Alfred Kidd.
Mr. Kidd formerly worked for Fourco Glass Company in maintenance for 10 years. He was also employed by Sutter Roofing, Sanitary Bakery and the Heritage Nursing Home.
Friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Chuck Madaus officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
BELINGTON -- Sicily Beatrice Osburn, 93, a resident of L. and C. Care for the Elderly, Elkins, for the past 10 years, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 17, 1907, at Weaver, Randolph County, a daughter of the late Warren J. and Eliza Steerman Corley.
Her husband, Samuel Allen Osburn, preceded her in death.
Surviving are one brother, Alonzo Corley; two sisters, Bertha Poole, both of Baltimore, Md., and Virginia Keller, Albany, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Ona Caldwell, Wamie Green, Linnie Helmick and Ida Carol Corley; and by two brothers, Joseph and Warren Corley.
Mrs. Osburn was a retired school teacher having taught in public schools in Barbour County and Baltimore, Md.
She was a member of the West Virginia Education Association, the Belington Senior Citizens Center and the Weaver Church of the Nazarene.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, Belington, from 3-9 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doyle N. Rider officiating. Interment will follow in the Knights of Mountain View Cemetery, Junior.
PHILIPPI -- Howard J. Propst, 75, of Route 3, Mansfield Addition, Philippi, died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his residence while under the care of Mountain Hospice.
He was born Dec. 31, 1924, at Elk City, a son of the late Daniel T. and Florence Bly Jenkins Propst.
His wife, the former Glenna G. George, whom he married April 17, 1949, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, George A. and Ellen Mae Propst, Mansfield Addition, Philippi, and Ben and Joan L. Propst, Philippi; three sisters, Oleta Bergman, San Marcos, Texas, Joanna Knight, Cleveland, Ohio, and Lellen D'Anselmi, Clarksburg; two brothers, Herbert Propst, Brownton, and Everett Propst, Buckhannon; four grandchildren, Daniel, Amy, Joseph and Samuel Propst.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Danny; three brothers, Dorsey S., Carl Daniel and Clarence Lee "Shorty" Propst; and four sisters, Oneta Gladys Propst, Nellie L. Adams, Abbie A. Adams and Margaret Knight.
Mr. Propst retired as a federal mine inspector for the Mine Safety Health Administration. He worked in the following mines: Clinchfield Coal, Grafton Coal, Lakeview Coal, Hackers Creek Coal and Badger Coal companies with 37 years of mining service.
He was a four year veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army. He received an honorable discharge in June 1947 with 15 months of service in combat at the Battle of the Bulge and the European Theater.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Belington, American Legion Post No. 44 of Philippi, Loyal Order of Moose No. 353 of Hastings, Pa., Tyhannon Sportsman Club and was a seven year volunteer for the Philippi Branch of Heart and Hand Ministries.
He was a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks with the Class of 1987. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and served as Adult Sunday School Teacher.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut St., Philippi, after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Michael Wanstreet, Rev. Linda Payton and Speaker Robert "Buck" True officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery with American Legion Post No. 44 conducting graveside services.
Memorial donations may be made to Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 173, Belington, WV 26250.
FAIRMONT -- Dorothy "Doris" Helen Stewart, 82, of Monongah, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Monongah, a daughter of the late Charles and Mahalia Barker Mullenax.
Her husband, Melvin Stewart, preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1988.
Surviving are one son, Melvin Douglas Stewart, Monongah; two daughters and their husbands, Judith and Robert Blare, Ravenswood, and Joan and Paul Sanders, Barrackville; five grandchildren, Belinda Blare, Michael Blare, Tami Radcliffe, James Sanders and Jennifer Sanders; one great-granddaughter, Jenna Radcliffe; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was the last surviving member of 12 children, having been preceded in death by seven brothers, Luke, Fred, Roy, Lemuel, Pete, Henry and Johnny Mullenax; and four sisters, Edna McCartney, Jessie Pyles, Levina Ledsome and Ivy Pyles.
Mrs. Stewart was a mother and homemaker. She was an active member of the Church of God of Prophecy and enjoyed church activities.
She also enjoyed shopping. Her favorite pastime was watching humming birds from her kitchen window.
Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 6-9 p.m. today and from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and at the Church of God of Prophecy, Katy, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church with Pastor Ronald Massey officiating. Burial will follow at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
BUCKHANNON -- Rev. Lester Brooks Sturm, 95, of 11 Morgan Addition, Buckhannon, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.
He was born March 6, 1905, in Finley, a son of the late Gordon Dayton Sturm and Nora Elamore Snodgrass Sturm.
His wife, Stella M. Carpenter Sturm, whom he married Aug. 17, 1924, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Brooks Sturm, Morgantown; one daughter-in-law, Lenna Lewis Sturm, Clarksburg; and three sisters, Virginia Catherine Rowan, Elkins, Eulah Lucille Dean, Buckhannon, and Margaret Maxine Calaine, Bridgeport.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Carl Earnest Sturm; one daughter-in-law, LeErcie M. Smith Sturm; one brother, Henry Joseph Sturm; one sister, Mary Marie Loudin; one brother, Bernard Eugene Sturm; two sisters, Freda Maysel Phares and Georgia Pauline Shaver; one grandson, Robert Lester Sturm; three half brothers, William, John and Clyde Snodgrass; and one half sister, Mrs. Henry Louise Dawson.
Mr. Sturm was a retired United Methodist minister. He was a member of the Mount Herman United Methodist Church.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 133 of Gassaway.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Inc., Buckhannon, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Hugh Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Mount Herman Church Cemetery, Buckhannon. Franklin Lodge No. 7 A.F. and A.M. will conduct graveside rites.
PHILIPPI -- Denzel Marsh Wolfe, 84, of 26 Flynn St., Ravenswood, died at approximately 5:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, in the Ravenswood Village where he had been a resident for three weeks.
He was born April 17, 1916, at Philippi, a son of the late Greenberry M. and Alta Marsh Wolfe.
His wife, the former Geneva Victoria Stemple, whom he married Sept. 26, 1935, preceded him in death Oct. 26, 1996.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Velma Jean and Harold Godwin, Ravenswood; one son and daughter-in-law, Denzel Keith and Helen Wolfe, Champaign, Ill.; two sisters, Freda Ryan and Doris Wolfe, both of Philippi; one brother, Earle Wolfe, Woodway, Texas; four grandchildren; Mike Godwin and wife, Cheryl, Sissonville, Derek Godwin and wife, Lisa, Charleston, Debbie Wolfe and Brian Wolfe, both of Champaign; four great-grandchildren, Bobby Godwin, David Ryan Godwin, Treyton Ward and Julianne Godwin; and two step grandchildren, Shawna and Connor Tyree.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Edna Stella Wolfe; two brothers, Dorsey Glen Wolfe and Woodrow Marshall Wolfe; and one grandson, Timothy Allen Godwin.
Mr. Wolfe was a retired mining supervisor. He was a former employee of Compton Inc. and Polan Industries. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Nestorville United Methodist Church.
Friends may call at the Stemple and Forman Funeral Home, Philippi, from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday, when funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Emmett Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery.