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CURRENT OBITUARIES


Obituaries for Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000

William Marvin Barker

WEST UNION -- William Marvin Barker, 81, formerly of West Union, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in Avante of Lynchburg.

He was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Grafton, a son of the late Jasper Clay Barker and Etta Bonnell Barker.

His wife, Nadine Cottrill Barker, preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara N. Sherman and husband, Patrick "Toby" of Lynchburg; one stepson, Robert Nicholson and wife, Peggy, Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, two foster granddaughters, six stepgreat-grandchildren and four foster great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Barker, Akron, Ohio, and many other loving relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Barker was a former trustee and Officer of the Day, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3408 of West Union. He served as Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II and the European Theater of Operations. He was a Message Center Chief in the 328th Infantry Regiment of the 26th Division.

He was also a former member and deacon of the West Union Christian Church and a retired worker with Weirton Steel Division, National Steel Corp.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Union Christian Church, West Union.

Helen M. Condry

CHARLESTON -- Helen M. Condry of Charleston, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at CAMC General Hospital of a short illness.

Her husband, Joseph P. Condry, survives at Charleston.

Also surviving are one son, Charles Stansbury, South Charleston; one sister, Phyllis Allen, West Chester, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Mrs. Condry retired from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources after 44 years of service.

She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary and the Delta Gamma Social Sorority at West Virginia University. She was a native of Morgantown, and a 1941 graduate of West Virginia University.

Wilson J. Edgell

ALMA -- Wilson J. Edgell, 78, of Alma, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was a son of the late Aleck and Margaret Pearl Riffle Edgell.

His wife, Georgia McGary Edgell, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Joseph Edgell, Pennsylvania, Daniel Edgell, Weston, and Roger Edgell, Alma; two daughters, Marie Horne, Washington, Pa., and Darlene Officer, Baltimore, Md.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Wilson Aleck Edgell; and two brothers, Theodore and George Edgell.

Mr. Edgell was a retired truck driver for Mountainside Trucking, Baltimore, Md.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. No. 6237, Sistersville. He was Protestant.

Clara L. Graves

CLARKSBURG -- Clara L. Graves, 95, of Route 1, Clarksburg, formerly of Alexander Avenue, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Jan. 25, 1905, in Newlon, a daughter of the late Jacob M. and Mary Susan Richards Lewis.

Surviving are one sister-in-law, Martha Lewis, Clarksburg; one nephew, Carl and Isabelle Swick, Pal Meadows, Fla.; two great-nephews, Keith Swick and Michael Swick; and two great-nieces, Ruth Bill and Carol Morrison.

Mrs. Graves was formerly a secretary in Dr. Rose's office.

There will be no visitation and no funeral service. Mrs. Grave's body was donated to the Human Gift Registry. Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg.

Mary Helen Smith Knight

WEST UNION -- Mary Helen Smith Knight, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at her residence after a prolonged illness.

She was born July 31, 1917, in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Franklin Joseph and Ruth Marie Smith.

Her husband, Ulysses Andrew "Andy" Knight, of Gilmer County, preceded her in death in 1985.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth A. Knight, Severn, Md., and Richard Gregory "Greg" Knight, West Union; one sister, Alice Larue Shiloh, Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren and a large family of loved ones.

Mrs. Knight was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon Smith and Kenneth Smith; and one sister, Grace Lindner.

Mrs. Knight was also known as Helen, Penny, Aunt Penny, Mom Mom, Mimi and Mom.

She was a long-time resident of Baltimore. She moved to Gilmer County in 1975 and has lived in Doddridge County since 1986. She was a former employee of Montgomery Ward in Baltimore, and sold Avon products for over 25 years.

She also worked for many years as a foster parent and was a volunteer in many church organizations and at the DEO in West Union.

She attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Glen Burnie United Methodist Church in Glen Burnie, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to DEO, Main Street, West Union, WV 26456.

Kenneth J. Larimore

PINE GROVE -- Kenneth J. Larimore, 73, of Reader, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

He was a son of the late Joseph E. and Jessie E. Postlethwait Larimore

His wife, Virginia Belle Markley Larimore, preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1999.

Surviving are three brothers, David, Norman and Dale Larimore, all of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters, Wanda Grosgray, New Martinsville, Katie Patterson and Mary Kale Anderson, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Larimore was a Protestant by faith. He was a farmer and had formerly worked at Hope Gas Company, Hastings.

Floris Ellen Ash McCarty

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Floris Ellen Ash McCarty, 81, of 715 Michigan Ave., Nutter Fort, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a sudden illness.

She was born Oct. 15, 1919, in the Middleville community, Taylor County, a daughter of the late Festus Ash and Cora B. McDonald Ash.

Her husband, Hubert McCarty, preceded her in death on May 19, 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Carol Louise Griffin, Nutter Fort; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Devin and Dawn Griffin, Nutter Fort; two great-grandsons, Austin Clay Griffin and Aaron Joseph Wright; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

Mrs. McCarty was a Protestant by faith.

She retired from the former Parson-Souders Department Store with over 25 years of service.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 6-9 p.m. today. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridgeport Cemetery with Pastor Charles Chipps presiding.

Betty L. McQuain

BUCKHANNON -- Betty L. McQuain, 73, of 18 Second Street, Buckhannon, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at her home.

She was born Feb. 4, 1927, at Grafton, a daughter of the late Clyde W. Barnes and Dolly Marie Hayes Barnes.

Her husband, Homer E. McQuain, whom she married Jan. 24, 1946, survives at Buckhannon.

Also surviving are one son, Melvin S. McQuain, Martinsburg; two daughters, Bonnie S. Boggs, Stonewood, and Debra K. McQuain, Buckhannon; one brother, Darrell Barnes, Warren, Ohio; one sister, Janie Earnest, Glen Falls; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Clyde W. Compton.

Mrs. McQuain was a homemaker. She attended the Church of God, Buckhannon.

Tensie M. Nicholson

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Tensie M. Nicholson, 84, of 1322 North 17th St., Clarksburg, died Monday morning, Nov. 13, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Nov. 17, 1915, at Richwood, a daughter of the late William Ralph Squires and Effie Byrd Squires.

Her husband, James Joseph Nicholson, preceded her in death on March 11, 2000.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James Joseph and Jackie Nicholson III, Chino Hills, Calif., Phillip William and Becky Nicholson, Mount Clare; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith C. and Budge Mayse Jr., Clarksburg, Sheila J. and Carl Loy, Mount Clare; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Mrs. Nicholson was a member of the Barnes Memorial Baptist Church, North View. She was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Shannon Quint Pitts presiding. Entombment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Maxine B. Schimansky

PHILIPPI -- Maxine B. Schimansky, 76, of Broaddus Hospital Long Term Care Facility, Philippi, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, in the Long Term Care Facility, following an extended illness.

She was born Aug. 27, 1924, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Frank Harris and Estella Rose George Harris Fox.

Her first husband, Edwin Albert Hinesh, preceded her in death in 1948, and her second husband, Otto Schimansky, preceded her in death on June 15, 1970.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry Roach and husband, Keith, Clarksburg; two sons, Joseph Schimansky, Blacksville, and Steven Schimansky and wife, Debra, Brownton; two brothers, Stelman Fox, Brownton, and Dempsey Fox, Painesville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Hillary Schimansky, Fawna Schimansky and Judy Schimansky.

She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Herbert Franklin Fox.

Mrs. Schimansky was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Church at Brownton.

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