|Obituaries for Monday, June 26, 2000
GRAFTON -- Charles Richard Anderson, 81, of Route 2, Grafton, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Grafton, a son of the late William Talbert and Sarah E. Halterman Anderson.
His wife, Dorothy M. Hebb Anderson, whom he married May 16, 1942, preceded him in death.
Surviving are three sons, Roger L. Anderson, London, England, Randy L. Anderson, Columbus, Ohio, and Robert E. Anderson, Nashville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Sonya Rhodes, Charlotte, N.C., Merit Simenton, Mansfield, Ohio, Marla Ashman, Roseville, Mich., Tricia L. Kaster, Lewisville, Texas, Jeffrey A. Anderson, Austin, Texas, Apryl N. Anderson and Tarah, L. Anderson, both of Nashville; and four great-grandchildren.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one son, Charles R. Anderson Jr.; one granddaughter, Shannon Anderson; three brothers, William T. Anderson Jr., John W. Anderson and Ben A. Anderson; and six sisters, Myrtle K. Morgan, Mary I. Davis, Lillian L. Short, Geneieve Tucker, Edith J. Reed and Pauline Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was retired from the Empire-Reeves Steel Corporation, Mansfield, Ohio. He was a graduate of Grafton High School, served in the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, helped to build the Alaskan Highway and then also served in Europe.
He was a member of the Wesleyan Holiness Church at Webster.
Friends and family will be received at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, with the funeral service being held at the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Webster, at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Pastor David Maley officiating. Burial will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, with graveside services being conducted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 3081, American Legion, Taylor County Post 12, and DAV Chapter 24.
BUCKHANNON -- Bertha E. Crites, 78, of Route 3, Box 292, Buckhannon, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon.
She was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Buckhannon, a daughter of the late Raymond and Clarice Cutright Hyre.
Her husband, Paul Crites, whom she married Sept. 21, 1941, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Paulette Bellott, Arlington, Va., and Marcia Shipman, Buckhannon; two sons, Edwin and Thomas Crites, both of Buckhannon; four sisters, Gaylene Hildreth and Veva Smith, both of Buckhannon, Lorna Pringle, Clarksburg, and Rosella Ware, Dickenson, Texas; six grandsons, Bill and Rick Morgan, Joey and Jeff Shipman, and Glen and Scott Crites; three granddaughters, Evlyn McLean, Melissa Butler and Tiffaney Carpenter; and four great-grandsons, David and Dallas Butler, Christian Morgan and Logan Carpenter.
She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Paula K. Morgan.
Mrs. Crites was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rocky Ford United Methodist Church.
She was also a member of the Upshur County C.E.O.s, the Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and the Beagle Club.
Friends will be received at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, from 2-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. William C. Eskew Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Ford Church Cemetery, Buckhannon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Upshur County Beagle Association.
CLARKSBURG -- Margaret Ellen Fogg, 83, a life long resident of Clarksburg, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at a local nursing home following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 15, 1916, a daughter of the late P.G. (Nick) and Hazel Mayhall Nicholson.
Her husband, Lee R. Fogg, whom she married in 1941, preceded her in death in 1988.
Surviving are three nieces, Janet Weeks, Reno, Ohio, Donna Twyford, Irondale, Ohio, and Sue A. Kuhn, Charleston; two nephews, Scott Drumond, Bridgeport, and Dan Williamson, Anchorage, Alaska; and a friend, Mrs. Hilda Cork, Clarksburg.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, P.G. (John) Nicholson Jr.; and one sister, Mabel Nicholson Williamson.
Mrs. Fogg was a graduate of Victory High School, Class of 1934. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Temple and the Methodist Women.
She was also a member of the United Commercial Traveler's Association. She liked to travel, was a committed member of her church and she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 4-8 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. William Haynes, pastor of the United Methodist Temple, officiating. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Garden.
CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Vala Wimer Garton, 90, of 620 West Pike St., Clarksburg, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, in the United Hospital Center.
She was born March 7, 1910, a daughter of the late Rev. Earl Wimer and Chloe Allman Wimer.
Her husband, Robert G. Garton, whom she married April 9, 1931, preceded her in death Nov. 17, 1936.
Surviving are two daughters, Vala M. Port, Pottstown, Pa., and Dorothy J. Bryant, Clarksburg; one sister, Willa L. Green, Jane Lew; five grandchildren, Shirley Christian, Reading, Pa., Debra Alessi, Gilbertsville, Pa., Paula Weller, Barto, Pa., James C. Heater, Vandergrift, Pa., and Jason Bryant, Lake Orion, Mich.; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Bond and Luella Wimer, Clarksburg.
Mrs. Garton retired from the credit department of Riggs National Bank in Washington, D.C., in March of 1973 and returned to Clarksburg in October of 1978.
Previously she was a member of the Downtown Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va. In 1980 she moved her membership to the Clarksburg Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Bereana Sunday School class and the American Baptist Women.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Kurt Busiek presiding. Interment will be in the Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew.
NEWARK, Ohio -- Joshua H. Kemper, 23, of Newark, Ohio, died Saturday, June 24, 2000.
He was born June 7, 1977, in Newark, Ohio, son of Katherine Sidle Kemper of Newark, and Danny W. Kemper of Washington, Pa.
Also surviving are his stepmother, Shirley Kemper, Washington; one sister, Danielle M. Kemper, Hickory, Pa.; one half brother, Erik Kemper, Weston; one niece, Josie D. Kemper; one nephew, Hunter L. Romanetti; his friend, Carrie M. Kaufman; his maternal grandparents, John and Leona Sidle, Nashport, Ohio; and his paternal grandparents, James H. and Carolyn Kemper, Camden.
Mr. Kemper was an engineering student who would have graduated this fall from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
He was a 1995 graduate of Licking Valley High School, Ohio. While a student there, he participated in track and cross country. He worked part time at Perryman Company, Houston, Pa.
Friends and relatives will be received at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 North Twenty-First St., Newark, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Don Moshgot officiating. Interment will be at the Hanover Cemetery.
SHINNSTON -- Eva J. Kissella, 66, of Lumberport, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 27, 1933, at Lumberport, a daughter of the late Destie Heldreth and Ruby Mayfield.
Her husband, John Z. Kissella, whom she married Nov. 1, 1955, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Margaret) Howe and Mrs. Randall (Janie) Howe; one son, John Z. Kissella II and wife, Renee; one son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Glen and Patti Haught, all of Lumberport; one sister, Clara J. Rokisky, Denver, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Jennifer and Christopher Howe, Jacob and Nathan Kissella and James, Glen III and Adrianne Haught, and Maranda Sendling; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Justin Sendling; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Debra K. Haught; one brother, Dorsey "Buddy" Heldreth; and one sister, Helen V. Watkins.
Mrs. Kissella was a Baptist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Martin officiating.
GRAFTON -- Mary Beatrice Phillips, 89, of Route 3, Haymond community, Grafton, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at her home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1911, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late James R. Latta and Cora B. Bennett Latta.
Her husband, Herbert L. Phillips, preceded her in death in 1957.
Surviving are one daughter, Junaita C. Spears, Grafton; one son, Howard W. Phillips, Carrollton, Texas; four grandchildren, Robert Bryan, Grafton, Virginia L. Butcher, Parkersburg, Dr. Michael Phillips, Jacksonville, Fla., and Gregory Phillips, Chicago, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Cara, Ben, Christa and Caitlyn Bryan, all of Grafton; and three brothers, Carl Latta, Florida, Ralph Latta, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Paul Latta, Raleigh, N.C.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Fred and Ernest Latta.
Mrs. Phillips was a retired clerk for the West Virginia School for Boys at Pruntytown. She had also worked as a secretary for the former Heldreth Construction Company of Grafton.
She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Grafton. She had resided with her grandson, Robert Bryan, and his wife, Kimberly, for the past 5 years.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, from 4-9 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Thomas P. Horne officiating. Interment will be at Woodsdale Memorial Park.
CLARKSBURG -- Mr. John W. Russell, 82, of 1210 West Virginia Ave., Clarksburg, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2000, in Heartland of Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Goodlow Russell and Elizabeth Britton Russell.
His wife, Mary Bell Russell, preceded him in death on April 1, 1972.
Surviving are two stepsons, David Land, Clarksburg, and James Land, California; five stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and four nieces, Mrs. Elizabeth Bowers and Mrs. James (Johnna) Stemple, both of Clarksburg, Mrs. Keith (Lou Ann) Lindsey, Alaska, and Mrs. Hayward (Daphne) Richards, West Union.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Russell.
Mr. Russell retired in 1973 from Brockway Glass as a ware inspector. He served his country during World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, where a funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Kendall presiding. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
HARRISVILLE -- David A. Smith, 78, of Route 1, Harrisville, Cunningham Run, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 8, 1922, at Nicut, Calhoun County, a son of the late Isaiah D. and Ora L. McCoy Smith.
His wife, Delores J. Ringler Smith, survives.
Also surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bud Newbrough, Smithville, Peggy and Tony Tanzey, Grand Prairie, Texas, Delores "D.J." and Ron Allen, Cairo, and Robin and Norm Haddox, Harrisville; two brothers, Bernard Smith, Akron, Ohio, and D.C. "Cap" Smith, Barberton, Ohio; one sister, Nell Stump, Akron, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Stu Newbrough, Parkersburg, Nicole Hansen, Grand Prairie, Amber and Elizabeth Allen, Cairo, and Melanie and Rachel Haddox, Harrisville.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Smith; one sister, Frances Linderman; and one infant grandson, Christopher Allen.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of Calhoun County High School with the Class of 1940. He was a veteran of World War II with 6 years of service in the U.S. Navy and saw action during Japan's Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
He was a former member of the Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association and a former member of the Harrisville Lodge No. 98, A.F. and A.M. He was a current member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 29 of Harrisville.
Mr. Smith and his wife of 52 years, Delores, were the former owners of the Ritchie Gazette for many years. He enjoyed living and working on his Ritchie County farm. He was a member of the Riddle's Chapel Congregational Church.
Friends may call from 9-10:30 a.m. today at the Raiguel Funeral Home of Harrisville, and from noon-1 p.m. today at the Riddle's Chapel Congregational Church. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the church with Pastor Dan Martin, Rev. Harlon Hodge and Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Harrisville, with military graveside honors by the Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In lieu of floral remembrances, the family suggests memorials be made to any of the Ritchie County fire departments or to the Gambro Dialysis Center, 1009 Pike St., Marietta, OH 45750.
GRAFTON -- Janet Sue Boylen Ward, 64, of Grafton, died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 3, 1936, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Carl L. and Leila Nestor Boylen.
Surviving are one son, David A. Ward, Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Heather L. Ward; one grandson, Aslan Boggs, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; family member, Mrs. James (Anna J.) Summers, Clarksburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary K. Shafferman.
Ms. Ward was a registered nurse and had graduated from Grafton High School, St. Mary's School of Nursing in Clarksburg, and had received her bachelors degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
She had worked in several hospitals in the area, as well as the Naval Station on the Island of Guam, Salt Lake City, and in Walnut Creek, Calif. She had retired from Grafton City Hospital.
She served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy as a registered nurse on active duty for 5 years and in the Navy Reserves for two years. She received an honorable discharge.
She had been an active member of the choir of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and St. Mathis Episcopal Church in Grafton. She was also active in the Taylor County Historical Society, Grafton Women's Club, and was a Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elizabeth Cummings Jackson Chapter. She was also a member of the Grafton Post of the American Legion.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 West, Grafton, from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kelley Marshall and the Rev. Bert Coffman officiating. Interment will be in West Virginia National Cemetery.