|Obituaries for Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000
FAIRMONT -- Linda S. Wallace Apanowicz, 51, of Colfax community, Fairmont, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at her home.
She was born in Waynesburg, Pa., a daughter of John Wallace, Bobtown, Pa., and the late Paula Bruce Wallace.
Her husband of nearly 32 years, Stanley M. Apanowicz, whom she married Nov. 18, 1968, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Stanley M. and Shauna Apanowicz and Gregory J. Apanowicz, all of Fairmont; one brother, Charles Wallace, Bobtown; two sisters, Nancy Lint, Fairmont, and Carol DeBerry, Morgantown; six nieces and nephews, Bethany Spiroff, Nicole DeBerry, Kara Wallace, John Michael Wallace, Kris DeBerry and Adam DeBerry.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, John B. Wallace.
Mrs. Apanowicz graduated from Mapletown High School and received a medical secretary degree from Potomac State College.
She was a Roman Catholic by faith and a member of the Newman Center Catholic Chapel.
She and her family were owners and operators of the Three-Ways Inn Restaurant near Fairmont.
Prior to that she had worked as an admissions representative at Webster College in Fairmont.
She had also been employed at North American Philips and Westinghouse plants.
SEVERNA PARK, Md. -- Margaret "Peggy" Stanton Boso, 71, of Arnold, Md., died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md.
She was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Clarksburg.
Her husband, William Boso, survives in Arnold.
Also surviving are one son, Stan Boso, Glen Burnie, Md.; one daughter, Beth Bennett, Arnold; one brother, Robert P. Stanton, Fairborne, Ohio.; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Boso was born and raised in Clarksburg. She graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College in Indiana.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and reading.
Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, Anne Arundel Central 1041 Route 3, North Gambrills, Md., 21054.
Elizabeth 'Charlene' Knaggs Gibson
ELKINS -- Elizabeth "Charlene" Knaggs Gibson, 64, of Goose Creek Manor, South Carolina, formerly of Summerville, S.C., and a native of Dailey, died unexpectedly at 3 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000, at the Manor of heart failure.
She was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Dailey, a daughter of the late Owlan Franklin "Bud" Knaggs and Winnifred V. "Winnie" Adams Knaggs Wamsley.
She was formerly married to Edgar "Rudy" Gibson, who survives in South Carolina.
Also surviving are two daughters, Pam Herring, Goose Creek, S.C.; Deborah Wegman and her husband, Keith, Dailey; three brothers, Robert F. Knaggs, Joppa, Md., Alvin K. "Sonny" Knaggs, Elkins, and Benjamin J. Knaggs, Fayette, Ga., and four grandsons.
Mrs. Gibson attended Randolph County schools and was a former employee of the Southland Insurance Company in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Huttonsville Rebekah Lodge No. 103 and the First Baptist Church at Moncks Corner, S.C., and a homemaker,
The Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CLARKSBURG -- Edna Glaspell Nery, 89, of Route 6, Clarksburg, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born March 22, 1911, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late James and Sarah Carrol Glaspell.
On Nov. 10, 1942, she was married to John Nery, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1992.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Thompson, Grafton, and Sara Sue Steele, Clarksburg; and one grandson, Nicholas Thompson.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by three brothers, James Glaspell, Claude Glaspell and Russell Glaspell and three sisters, Maymie Wetzel, Frankie Shingleton and Stella Hall.
Mrs. Nery was a former employee of the Hazel Atlas Glass Company.
She was a 55-year member of the Liberty United Methodist Church, Clarksburg, a member of Lucinda Rose Auxiliary No. 573, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the United Methodist Women and the Ladies Aid Society.
Family and friends may call at Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Mason Bennett, officiating. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
SALEM -- Nita L. Baker Seese, 79, of Ashley, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born July 16, 1921, on Riggins Run, a daughter of the late Atis O. and Anner Jane Ash Baker.
On May 21, 1942, she married Conard C. Seese, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, John T. Seese, Monroe, N.C.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and William Cutright, Parkersburg, Constance and Dennis Steinback, Chippewa Lake, Ohio, and Donna and Pat McGivern, Charleston; seven grandchildren, Kevin Cutright, Kent Cutright, April Epperly, Marty Steinback, Tami Ronzo, Nanette Ellis and Rebecca Norkett; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Seese was a member of Pleasant Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Friends may call at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Chad Ash and the Rev. Robert Merritt, presiding. Interment will follow in the Christian Cemetery, Center Point.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Baptist Church, HC 67 Box 122, West Union, WV 26456.
CLARKSBURG -- C. Ruth Southern, 71, of Lumberport, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Monongah, a daughter of the late Porter and Eleanor Bice Sines.
Her husband, Walter Jack Southern, survives.
Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Porter Southern and wife, Mary, Lumberport, David Southern and wife, Sue, San Maria, Calif., and Jerry Southern, Mannington; one daughter and son-in-law, Margie Huey and husband, Jim, Bristol, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, Kelly Southern, Adam Southern, Chad Southern, Jeff Southern, Keith Southern, Phil Amos, and Jennifer Bradley; and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Southern was a member of the Lumberport Baptist Church and an avid NASCAR fan.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emma Edith 'Harris' Weese
WESTON -- Emma Edith Harris Weese, 75, of 136 South Main Ave., Weston, died at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, at Holbrook Nursing Home, Buckhannon, following an extended illness.
She was born July 27, 1925, in Gould, Upshur County, a daughter of the late Thomas Harris and Alverta Shoulders Harris.
Her husband, James Lee Weese, preceded her in death in 1982.
Surviving are three sons, Ron Weese, Buckhannon, Don Weese, Bolivar, Ohio, and Russell Weese, Georgia; two daughters, Joyce Law and Merry Brown, both of Weston; three brothers, Wayne Harris, Illinois, Zane Harris, Virginia, and Lee Harris, Horner; two sisters, Madeline Weese, Cowen, and Hazel Gould, Horner; 13 grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews, and several great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Harris; one sister, Elizabeth Harris; and one great-great-grandson, Michael Matthew Pumphrey.
Mrs. Weese was a homemaker and attended Horner United Methodist Church.
Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 6-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Laurel Fork United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Fork Cemetery, Adrian.