|Obituaries for Monday, Nov. 27, 2000
FAIRMONT -- Amy Dawn Carpenter, 25, of Rice Street, Barrackville, died Sunday morning, Nov. 26, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
She was born July 2, 1975, in Fairmont, a daughter of Charles F. and Donna Mason Carpenter, Barrackville.
Also surviving are one brother, Charles Scott Carpenter, Fairmont; her paternal grandmother, Grace T. Darnell, her maternal grandmother, Lucille Ann McElfresh Mason, and her godson, Logan Sibert, all of Barrackville.
She was also preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Delmar Darnell; and her maternal grandfather, Ray W. Mason.
Miss Carpenter was a member of the Barrackville United Methodist Church, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
She was a 1994 graduate of North Marion High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She was active in native American culture and was named Spiritual Dawn.
She was the West Virginia state poster child for muscular dystrophy from 1978-1982. She also designed T-shirts annually for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
At the request of the deceased, the body will be cremated.
The family will receive friends at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Wayland Taylor and Evangelist Steve Snider officiating.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1000 Dupont Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505.
SHINNSTON -- Earl D. Cline, 83, of Shinnston, died at 4:21 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
He was born March 15, 1917, at Mohawk, a son of the late Floyd and Rena Cline.
His wife of 62 years, Ruby E. Robey Cline, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Judy I. Satterfield, and husband, James D., Clarksburg; one brother, Tommy Cline and wife, Sue, Mentor, Ohio; two grandchildren, James "Eric" Satterfield and wife, Denene, Clarksburg, and Melanie A. Gentilozzi and husband, Timothy, Clarksburg; two great-grandchildren, Ursula and Maya Gentilozzi.
He was also preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
Mr. Cline was a retired coal miner. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and United Mine Workers of America.
He served with the U.S. Army in World War II in the European theatre, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Chad Hutson officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
SALEM -- Viola Louise Davis, 79, of Route 2, Big Flint community, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 21, 1921, on Big Flint, a daughter of the late Q.V. Baker Sr. and Lettie Ford Baker.
Her husband, Romley O. Davis, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Mark Davis, and wife, Joyce, Stonewood, and Eric Davis and wife, Deby, Big Flint; three brothers, Wallace Baker and wife, Imogene, East Run, Big Flint, Milton Baker and wife, Eileen, Coshocton, Ohio, and Q.V. Baker Jr. and wife, Jetta, Clarksburg; three sisters, Leona Carpenter, Big Flint, Joan Wolverton, West Union, and Mrs. Page (Jean) Moore, Dayton, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Diana Davis, Big Flint; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Kent Davis; one sister, Cleola Herrod; and one brother, Coolidge Baker.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Evergreen United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a graduate of Doddridge County High School, class of 1940. She was a homemaker.
Friends may call at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Gibson and the Rev. Lester Stinebiser presiding. Interment will be in the Keys Cemetery.
GRAFTON -- Martin E. "Boze" Foley, 76, of Route 1, Haymond Road, Grafton, died Saturday evening, Nov. 25, 2000, at the Rosewood Health Care Center, Grafton.
He was born June 16, 1924, in Grafton, a son of the late Clinton W. and Jo Hanna Callahan Foley.
His wife of 53 years, Edith Jo Robinson Foley, whom he married Sept. 14, 1947, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jo Ellen Grey and husband, Chris Grey, Marietta, Ohio, and Nancy A. Pitzer and husband, John P. Pitzer, Grafton; one son, James M. Foley and wife, Rene Foley, Cumberland, Md.; seven grandchildren, Amber and Jodie Grey, Casey and Kyle Pitzer, Zachary, Joseph and Michael Foley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having also been preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Darst and Virginia Rogers; and four brothers, Gregory Foley, Manus Foley, Dale Foley and Billy Foley.
Mr. Foley was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Navy (Sea Bee's). He was a retired machinist with the Chessie Railroad Co. in Grafton with 43 years of service.
He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Grafton, and graduated from St. Augustine Catholic High School, class of 1942.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial City Post No. 3081 and Taylor County Post No. 12 American Legion.
The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Grafton with the Rev. Fr. Joseph M. Mascioli as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Grafton. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Memorial Post No. 3081 of Grafton, American Legion Taylor County Post No. 12, Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 24 of Grafton and Auxiliary. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, make contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul's Society, St. Augustine Catholic Church, 17 West Washington Street, Grafton, WV 26354.
BRIDGEPORT -- Infant David Matthew Hollar, 4 months old, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
He was born July 27, 2000, in Morgantown, a son of Mary Ellen Howell and Robert Barton Hollar, Bridgeport.
Also surviving are one brother, Bryan-Austin Anthony Hollar, and one sister, Bethany Maric Hollar, both at home; his maternal grandparents, Helen and Kinsey Howell Jr., his paternal grandparents, Bennie and Becky Hollar, his maternal great-grandparents, Kinsey Howell Sr., and Ellen and Jimmy Fultineer, all of Bridgeport; his paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeMick, Clarksburg, and Mrs. Zelma Hollar, Fairmont; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Vangie Hollar; and his maternal great-grandmother, Mary Bobbella Howell.
Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 South Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport, from 6-8 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
WESTON -- John Henry "Johnny" Kolb, 56, of Route 1, Jane Lew, died at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.
He was born May 4, 1944, in Weston, a son of the late John William Clawson Kolb and Marion Louise Berg Kolb.
His wife, the former Rose Ann Carolyn Hoover, whom he married Oct. 26, 1968, survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Hunter (Wendy) Kolb, Jane Lew.
Mr. Kolb was a farmer, welder and mechanic. He was a graduate of Jane Lew High School. He attended Glenville State College and graduated from Hobart Technical Institute in Athens.
He was an avid hunter, photographer and drag racer. He attended Mount Hebron United Methodist Church in Jane Lew.
Friends may call at the Mount Hebron United Methodist Church, Jane Lew, from 1-2 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today from the church with the Rev. Ronald C. Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery, Lightburn Addition, Jane Lew. All friends and family are invited to attend the luncheon buffet hosted by the Mount Hebron United Methodist Church between noon and 1:30 p.m. Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, is serving the family.
Helen Elizabeth Miles Runner
CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Miles Runner, 88, of Jackson Avenue, Clarksburg, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at her residence.
She was born April 18, 1912, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Everett Augustus Miles and Mary Catherine Moyle Miles.
Her husband, William E. Runner, of Elkins, preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, William Miles Runner, Elkins, formerly of Bridgeport; four grandsons, W. "Woody" Harwood, Fort Worth, Texas, John Miles, Newport News, Va., Erik W. Miles, Washington, D.C., and Michael Miles, Clarksburg; two great-granddaughters, Kristen Brannon Runner and Elizabeth Harwood, both of Texas, three great-grandsons, John Miles Runner II, a student at Texas El Paso, Christopher I. Runner, a student at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., and Jacob Paul who is five months old.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Veronica Miles and Mary Jo Lane Spears; and one brother, John Bernard Miles.
Mrs. Runner was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksburg. She was a member of the first coed graduating class of St. Mary's School.
In the 1940s, during World War II, she lived in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, Pa., and was employed by the government to inspect air raid sirens and fire alarms in public buildings.
For many years she was a familiar face working in retail sales at Watts-Sauder-Lear. She also was a manager of the Arlene Shop and the Haught & Raile Shop before retiring.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksburg, with the Rev. Father Timothy Jude Grassi as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Brendan's Catholic Cemetery, Elkins. A Biblical prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302-9960.
SHINNSTON -- Mildred L. Stydahar, 75, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., formerly of Shinnston, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at the Hospice House, Harrisburg, Pa., following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 22, 1925, at Owings, a daughter of the late Peter P. and Lucille Naglich Stydahar.
Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Matt (Mary) Vukovich, Hollywood, Fla., Mrs. H. William (Kathryn) Stuart, Atlanta, Ga., and Helen Stydahar, with whom she made her home; one brother, George Stydahar and wife, Mildred, Enterprise; nine nieces, three nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one sister and four brothers.
Miss Stydahar was retired from the Clarksburg office of the C&P Telephone Company. She was a member of the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church and a former member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and a former member of the Woman's Club, Shinnston. She was a 1943 graduate of Shinnston High School.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today. Holy Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 7:15 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Karl Wohinc as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the People's Hospice, Clarksburg.
BUCKHANNON -- Joseph B. Warciski, 61, of Route 9, Buckhannon, Tallmansville Road, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at his home.
He was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Greenport, N.Y.
His wife, Janet Mason Warciski, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Jennifer M. White, Roanoke, Va.; two sons, Michael S. Mason, Alexandria, Va., and Timothy L. White, Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Michelle R. Smith, one grandson, Brandon M. "Joseph" Smith, both of Roanoke; one brother, one sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Warciski was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.
He was a charter member of the Eagles. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 1736 and the Moose Lodge No. 598 of Buckhannon.