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Obituaries for Thursday, April 19, 2001

Virginia Bennett

JANE LEW -- Lena Virginia Bennett, 87, of Weston, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Aug. 27, 1913, at Maxwell's Run, Lewis County, a daughter of the late Pressley Asa and Maude Susan Life Butcher.

Her husband, Archie Elmer Bennett, whom she married March 7, 1937 in Lewis County, preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 1975.

Surviving are one son, Archie Ell Bennett and daughter-in-law, Jeanette, Weston; one daughter, Evelyn Virginia Myers, Roanoke; one grandson, whom she raised, Archie Eugene Bennett, Jane Lew; five grandchildren, Allen, Brian, Dale, Gale and Kenny; 12 great-grandchildren, Donnie, Krystal, Stanley, Tina, Shelby, Jeremy, Chelsea, Heather, Jennifer, Emily, Matthew and Ryan; one stepgreat-grandson, Monty; and one cousin, Dorcas A. Life Hunt, whom she and her mother raised and now lives in Venice, Fla.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by one brother, Howe Guy Butcher; and one sister, Thelma Margaret Butcher.

Mrs. Bennett was formerly employed by Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew. She was a homemaker.

She was a Protestant by faith.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor David Jessie officiating. Interment will follow at the Broad Run Cemetery.

William Bernard Bibey

BELINGTON -- Mr. William Bernard Bibey, 67, of 303 Beacon St., Belington, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at his home.

He was born March 17, 1934, at Junior, a son of the late Neeson William and Beulah Virginia Putnam Bibey.

His wife, the former Betty Lou Faesenmeier, whom he married July 30, 1960, survives at their home in Belington.

Also surviving are three daughters, Belinda Sue Emigh, Jimtown, Cindy Louise Swick, Belington, and Melissa Dawn Stalnaker, Bowden; five grandchildren, Iowana, Latisha and Chase Swick, Briana and Brandon Emigh; one brother, Kermit Bibey, and one sister, Garnet Skidmore, both of Junior.

He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brittany.

Mr. Bibey was a graduate of the Belington High School class of 1952. He had served in the U.S. Army. He was previously employed by the State ABC Store in Belington, the Peoples Life Insurance Co., and was retired from being self-employed as a drywaller and attended the Belington Church of the Nazarene.

James W. Gordon Sr.

GLENVILLE -- James W. Gordon Sr., 66, of Newburne community, Gilmer County, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at his residence.

He was born June 20, 1934, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Lawson D. and Estella Spurgeon Gordon.

His loving wife of 20 years, Ginny Schroeder Gordon, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Jimmy Gordon, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Janice Gordon, Cocoa, Fla.; one daughter, Sherry Bush, Egg Harbor, N.J.; two brothers, Bertie Gordon, Cox's Mills, and Robert Gordon, Vinton, Va.; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gordon was a member of Newburne United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Odd Fellows of Glenville, Knights of Pythias of Tanner and the Eagles of Weston.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as a truck driver for 36 years in New Jersey. He was most recently employed as the van driver at the United Summit Center in Tanner.

Donald Lynn 'Hoss' Hickman

BRIDGEPORT -- Donald Lynn "Hoss" Hickman, 43, of Reynoldsville, passed away Thursday morning, April 12, 2001.

He was born Sept. 8, 1957, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Robert Edward Hickman and Phyllis Jean Merritt Hickman.

His wife, Twyla Derby Hickman, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Donald L. Hickman Jr. and Daniel B. Hickman, both of Reynoldsville, and Joshua E. Hickman, Mount Clare; two grandchildren, Valencia and Zoie Hickman; four brothers, Robert Hickman Jr., Tennessee, John Hickman and Jimmy Hickman, both of Ohio, and Clayton Hickman, Reynoldsville; three sisters, Barbara Cottrill, Clarksburg, Nancy Yeager, Ohio, and Crystal Moore, New York.

Mr. Hickman attended the Wolf Summit Wesleyan Methodist Church.

A graveside committal service will be held Friday at Waldo Run Cemetery, Doddridge County, with the Rev. Bobby Marino officiating.

Howard Wayne Huff

CLARKSBURG -- Mr. Howard Wayne Huff, 60, of Route 4, Box 850, Salem, died at his residence Wednesday, April 18, 2001, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 21, 1940, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Howard Edward Huff and Emogene Mae Lowe Huff.

His wife, Carol Ann Kennedy Huff, whom he married on Jan. 30, 1986, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Shannon Huff, Anmoore; one daughter, Cassandra Bates, Glenville; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Monica and Bob Throckmorton, West Milford; four brothers, Hayward Huff, Deland, Fla., Ronnie Huff, Bridgeport, Kevin Huff, Salem, and Neal Huff, Weston; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Mullins, Duck Creek, Lost Creek, and Brenda Huff, Weston; two granddaughters, Marcia Mendez and Brittany Huff, both of West Milford; one great-granddaughter, Ciara Radcliff; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Huff retired from UCAR Corp. on April 1, 1998, with 34 years of service as a driver and heavy equipment operator. He was a Protestant by faith.

A memorial service will be held at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Kenneth E. Kendall conducting the service. Entombment will follow. Davis-Weaver service.

Donna L. Jones

GLENVILLE -- Donna L. Jones, 58, of Core Road, Parkersburg, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an unexpected illness.

She was born June 5, 1942, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Clayton and Dorothy Shapler Minigh.

Her husband, Francis Lee Jones, whom she married June 1, 1959, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Darrin Jones, Chicago, Ill., and David Jones, Parkersburg; three daughters, Cynthia Wilds, Towdowagiac, Mich., Tiffany Jones and Brittany Jones, both of Parkersburg; five brothers, Karl Minigh, Glenville, Mike and Jimmy Minigh, both of Adams, Wis., Gary Minigh, Parkersburg, and Danny Minigh, Cowen; two sisters, Carolyn Sue Radford, College Park, Ga., and Ernestine Winters, Coolville, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones was retired from Motorola Corporation in Chicago with 25 years service. She was a member of the Kedvale Baptist Church in Chicago.

Charlotte Ferrell Lockwood

MARTINSBURG -- Charlotte Ferrell Lockwood, 60, of Falling Waters, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at her home.

She was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Clarksburg, a daughter of Marguerite Conner Ferrell of Spelter and the late Oral C. Ferrell.

Her husband and soulmate, Gilbert O. Lockwood, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kimberly Mason and husband, John, Berkeley Springs, and Kelly Fry, Fairfax, Va.; one stepson, Richard Lockwood, Easton, Kan.; and one stepdaughter, Cathy Lockwood, Centreville, Va.; six grandchildren, Jonathan and Ashley Mason, Alexandra Siler, Ben, Matthew and Joshua Lockwood; one brother, Austin "Bo" Ferrell and wife, Phyllis, Tucson, Ariz.; and one sister, Sharon Doddroe and husband, Steve, Bucyrus, Ohio; one aunt, Norma Conner Schofield, Leominster, Mass.; and one great-aunt, Mamie M. Wall, Akron, Ohio.

Mrs. Lockwood graduated from Washington-Irving High School in 1958 and received her registered nursing degree from Ohio Valley General Hospital in 1961. She returned to school to fulfill a lifelong desire for knowledge and received an associate degree from Santa Fe City College, while living in New Mexico. After she and her husband retired to the Falling Waters area, she became the area director of the American Cancer Society, a cause she championed in memory of her father.

She was a member of Harmony and Mount Wesley United Methodist churches.

She was a kind and beautiful woman with an extreme flare for fashion and interior design. She was a gracious hostess as everyone who has been entertained in her home will attest to. She will be missed by not only by her entire extended family but also everyone who came in contact with her during her extraordinary journey through this life.

A memorial service was held at Harmony United Methodist Church with Dr. Ray Roberson officiating to a full house of friends and family, all paying tribute to this amazing woman.

Regina A. Long

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Regina A. Long, 76, of 402 Roosevelt Road, Clarksburg, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born April 11, 1925, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Gerald E. James and Nellie Lemon James.

Her husband, Charles R. Long, whom she married May 8, 1946, survives.

Also surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy D. and Claude B. Kittridge, Simsbury, Conn., Cathryn L. and M. Garland Walker, and Susan L. and Frank M. Moore Sr., all of Clarksburg; three grandchildren, Jennifer E. Johnson, Chandler, Ariz., Michael Christopher Walker and Andrew Patrick Walker, both of Clarksburg; one great-granddaughter, Emma Johnson; and one sister, Lorraine X. Bond, Doylestown, Ohio.

Mrs. Long was an active member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church, where she had served as a trustee, been a member of the executive board, a member of the church choir and worked with many committees.

She was associated with her husband as co-founder of the Charles R. Long Insurance Services in Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. David L. Hulme presiding. Interment will be in Bridgeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be memorial contributions to the Clarksburg Baptist Church, P.O. Box 327, Clarksburg, WV 26302.

Mary Marina 'Cookia' Medina

SHINNSTON -- Mary Marina "Cookia" Medina, 86, of Spelter, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2001, at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 24, 1914, at Spelter, a daughter of the late Niganore Gonzalez, and Maria Fernandez and stepfather, Jose Meries Bango, who raised her.

Her husband, Angel Medina Sr., preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1994.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Angel and Winnie Medina Jr., Spelter; one granddaughter, Mrs. Gary (Holly) Loring, Morgantown; one brother, Ceasar Bango, Spelter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Angelina Guardado and Mary "Chon" Fernandez; and two brothers, Edward Gonzalez and Jose "Pat" Gonzalez.

Mrs. Medina was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Spelter, where she was a member of the Altar Society. She was a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens, Hispanic Heritage and Cultural Association, and a lifetime member of the Spelter Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston, with the Rev. Father Karl Wohinc officiating. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Lillian V. Robinson

NUTTER FORT -- Lillian V. Robinson, 94, of Edison Street, Nutter Fort, died Monday evening, April 16, 2001, at her residence.

She was born on Frank's Run, near Center Point, a daughter of the late Ira and Iva Jane Ice Ashcraft.

Her husband, Lloyd Robinson, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Denise Ramirez and husband, Jorge, Florida, and Dennis Spencer, Nevada; one great-granddaughter, Tracy Riddle, San Diego, Calif.; one brother, Faunce E. Ashcraft, Center Point; one sister, Emagene Costilow, Willow Wick, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and her "grand-puppy," Ashley.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Raymond Spencer; four brothers, Vance, Paul, Roland and Claire Ashcraft; and her sister, Leah Adams.

Mrs. Robinson had worked at McNichols Pottery as a decorator. She was a Methodist.

Friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from 6-9 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at noon Friday with the Rev. D.D. Meighen presiding. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Because she had a difficult time with her vision and had stated many times, "If only I could see better I could better deal with other things in life," memorial contributions can be made to the West Virginia Lions Sight Conservation, c/o Evan Hugus, Route 5, Box 632, Clarksburg, WV 26301.

Anna Loretta Corbin Stalnaker

ELKINS -- Anna Loretta Corbin Stalnaker, 83, of 207 Findley St., Elkins, died at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at the Davis Memorial Hospital. She had been in declining health since suffering a stroke on Dec. 23, 2000.

She was born Nov. 3, 1917, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Harry Walter Corbin and Florence Anna Heiner Corbin.

Her husband of 54 years, Garfield Stalnaker, whom she married April 5, 1947, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sheila Kay Himes and husband, Donald M. Himes, Elkins; three brothers, Donald E. Corbin and Robert L. Corbin, both of Elkins, and Troy Eugene Corbin, Decatur, Ala.; one grandson, U.S. Air Force Captain Jimmy Sayres and wife, Danika, stationed at the Patrick Air Force Base at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida; one granddaughter, Melissa Kay Sayres, a graduate student at West Virginia University, Morgantown; and one great-granddaughter, Delaney Ann Sayres.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Junior, Warren and James O. Corbin; and one sister, Mary Corbin Richards.

Mrs. Stalnaker was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1936, after which she was employed by the former Goldberg Department Store, Elkins, and then worked for the Employment Security Office.

In 1946 she began working for the Federal Veterans Administration and in 1947 was named secretary/stenographer to the Deputy Director of Department of Veterans of Affairs that served a six-county area.

In 1951 she and her husband moved to Valley Bend, where they resided until 1994 at which time they returned to Elkins. She was past member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Elkins. She was a member of the Degree of Honor and the First Church of Christ. She was an avid traveler, having traveled with her husband and family extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Humane Society, P.O. Box 785, Elkins, WV 26241.

Carl Wayne Thomas

FAIRMONT -- Carl Wayne Thomas, 63, of Route 4, Grafton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1937, in Jollytown, Pa., a son of Burnette Liming Thomas of Burton, and the late Ralph J. Thomas.

His wife of 41 years, Josephine Hullderman Thomas, survives in Grafton.

Also surviving are one daughter, Melanie Jo Thomas, Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Garold Thomas, Woodbridge, Va., and Dennis L. and Rose Thomas, Burton; and two sisters, Bernice and Bob Crihfield, Metz, and Linda and Dave Tennant, Wadestown.

Mr. Thomas was employed with Westinghouse and Phillips with 39 1/2 years of service. He served for three years with the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Clay Batelle High School.

He was a member of the IUE CIO union. He was a member of the Liming Ridge Church of Christ and later the Whitehall Church of Christ for 41 years where he served as deacon with the church for 20 years.

He dedicated his life to his family, home and church.

Arrangements are with the Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont.

Carl Bryan Totten

ELKINS -- Carl Bryan Totten, 67, of 102 Wilson St., Elkins, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a five-week illness. Death was attributed to complications of leukemia.

He was born Feb. 5, 1934, at White Sulphur Springs, a son of the late Henry J. Totten and Pinkney Bostic Totten.

His wife, the former, Kathryn Sue Staud, whom he married Aug. 13, 1960, survives in Elkins.

Also surviving are one son, Bryan Carl Totten and wife, Johnette, Elkins; one sister, Eleanor Kimble and husband, Gene, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one granddaughter, Kathryn "Katy" Totten; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Totten was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1954. He was employed as a Carmen for the Western Maryland Railroad for 21 years and also worked for Kelly Foundry, Tri County Electric and Master-Service Mid Atlantic.

He served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne, from 1954-1957. He later served in the Army National Guard for 23 years, retiring with the rank of sergeant-major with the second battalion, 19th special forces group at Camp Dawson.

He was a member of the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 603, the H.W. Daniel's Post No. 29, American Legion, the Elkins Lodge No. 1135, B.P.O.E., the Elkins High School Alumni Association, the West Virginia Sergeant-Major Association and was an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association.

The family suggest that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Elkins High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 782, Elkins, WV 26241, the Rosenbaum Family House at West Virginia University Hospital, Box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26506, the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2205, Elkins, WV 26241 or the charity of your choice.

Freda Mae Weisheim

SHINNSTON -- Freda Mae Weisheim, 60, of Bingamon Road, died at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born May 1, 1940, at Pricetown, a daughter of the late Thomas Newton and Elizabeth Richards Little.

Her husband, Guy Adams, survives at Bingamon Road.

Also surviving are three sons, Ronald Guy Adams, Areika Falls, N.Y., Clifford Earl Adams, Burning Hills, Ill., and Timothy J. Adams, Mannington; one daughter, Melissa Mae Adams, Bingamon Road; two brothers, Thomas Little, Smithfield, and Lee F. Little, Roswell, N.M.; and 13 grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Donna Darlene Adams, Franciene Adams and Debra Adams; two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Weisheim went to school in Smithfield. She later received her G.E.D. in Michigan. She worked most of her life as a nurses aid.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Bradley S. Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the International Order of Odd Fellow Cemetery, Wyatt.

Doris Kathleen Greathouse Westfall

FLATWOODS -- Doris Kathleen Greathouse Westfall, 70, of Flatwoods, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, after a four year battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 14, 1931, a daughter of Nellie B. Hardman Greathouse of Alderson and the late James M. Greathouse.

Her husband, C. Dale Westfall, whom she married May 27, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Roger K. Westfall, Front Royal, Va.; two daughters, Nancy E. Westfall, Keyser, and Katherine A. Morrison, Sutton; four sisters, Eloise Baugh, St. Albans, Faye Layden, Dayton, Carolee Grigg, Alderson, and Rhonda Roach, Caldwell; and five grandchildren, Kyle B. Westfall, Joel N. Westfall, Azlyn G. Westfall, Mandy K. Westfall and Kristen R. Morrison.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lamoine Haynes.

Mrs. Westfall was a retired school secretary for the Braxton County Board of Education with 23 years of service. She was a member of the Heaters United Methodist Church and immediate past president of the United Methodist Women.

She was a graduate of Sutton High School, Sutton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heaters United Methodist Church Building Fund, Heaters, or the Gideons International, Braxton-Clay Camp, P.O. Box 192, Gassaway, WV 26624.

Carl Wayne Thomas

FAIRMONT -- Carl Wayne Thomas, 63, of Route 4, Grafton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at Fairmont General Hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1937, in Jollytown, Pa., a son of Burnette Liming Thomas of Burton, and the late Ralph J. Thomas.

His wife of 41 years, Josephine Hullderman Thomas, survives in Grafton.

Also surviving are one daughter, Melanie Jo Thomas, Montgomery, Ala.; two brothers, Garold Thomas, Woodbridge, Va., and Dennis L. and Rose Thomas, Burton; and two sisters, Bernice and Bob Crihfield, Metz, and Linda and Dave Tennant, Wadestown.

Mr. Thomas was employed with Westinghouse and Phillips with 39 12 years of service. He served for three years with the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Clay-Battelle High School.

He was a member of the IUE CIO union. He was a member of the Liming Ridge Church of Christ and later the Whitehall Church of Christ for 41 years, where he served as deacon with the church for 20 years.

He dedicated his life to his family, home and church.

Arrangements are with the Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont.

Carl Bryan Totten

ELKINS -- Carl Bryan Totten, 67, of 102 Wilson St., Elkins, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a five-week illness. Death was attributed to complications of leukemia.

He was born Feb. 5, 1934, at White Sulphur Springs, a son of the late Henry J. Totten and Pinkney Bostic Totten.

His wife, the former, Kathryn Sue Staud, whom he married Aug. 13, 1960, survives in Elkins.

Also surviving are one son, Bryan Carl Totten and wife, Johnette, Elkins; one sister, Eleanor Kimble and husband, Gene, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; one granddaughter, Kathryn "Katy" Totten; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Totten was a graduate of Elkins High School with the class of 1954. He was employed as a carman for the Western Maryland Railroad for 21 years and also worked for Kelly Foundry, Tri-County Electric and Master-Service Mid Atlantic.

He served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne, from 1954-1957. He later served in the Army National Guard for 23 years, retiring with the rank of sergeant-major with the second battalion, 19th special forces group at Camp Dawson.

He was a member of the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 603, the H.W. Daniel's Post No. 29, American Legion, the Elkins Lodge No. 1135, B.P.O.E., the Elkins High School Alumni Association, the West Virginia Sergeant-Major Association and was an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association.

The family suggest that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Elkins High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 782, Elkins, WV 26241, the Rosenbaum Family House at West Virginia University Hospital, Box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26506, the Saint Brendan Catholic Church, P.O. Box 2205, Elkins, WV 26241 or the charity of your choice.

Freda Mae Weisheim

SHINNSTON -- Freda Mae Weisheim, 60, of Bingamon Road, died at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

She was born May 1, 1940, at Pricetown, a daughter of the late Thomas Newton and Elizabeth Richards Little.

Her husband, Guy Adams, survives at Bingamon Road.

Also surviving are three sons, Ronald Guy Adams, Areika Falls, N.Y., Clifford Earl Adams, Burning Hills, Ill., and Timothy J. Adams, Mannington; one daughter, Melissa Mae Adams, Bingamon Road; two brothers, Thomas Little, Smithfield, and Lee F. Little, Roswell, N.M.; and 13 grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Donna Darlene Adams, Franciene Adams and Debra Adams; two sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Weisheim went to school in Smithfield. She later received her G.E.D. in Michigan. She worked most of her life as a nurses aide.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Bradley S. Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the International Order of Odd Fellow Cemetery, Wyatt.

Doris Kathleen Greathouse Westfall

FLATWOODS -- Doris Kathleen Greathouse Westfall, 70, of Flatwoods, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2001, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, after a four-year battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 14, 1931, a daughter of Nellie B. Hardman Greathouse of Alderson and the late James M. Greathouse.

Her husband, C. Dale Westfall, whom she married May 27, 1950, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Roger K. Westfall, Front Royal, Va.; two daughters, Nancy E. Westfall, Keyser, and Katherine A. Morrison, Sutton; four sisters, Eloise Baugh, St. Albans, Faye Layden, Dayton, Carolee Grigg, Alderson, and Rhonda Roach, Caldwell; and five grandchildren, Kyle B. Westfall, Joel N. Westfall, Azlyn G. Westfall, Mandy K. Westfall and Kristen R. Morrison.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lamoine Haynes.

Mrs. Westfall was a retired school secretary for the Braxton County Board of Education with 23 years of service. She was a member of the Heaters United Methodist Church and immediate past president of the United Methodist Women.

She was a graduate of Sutton High School, Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heaters United Methodist Church Building Fund, Heaters, or the Gideons International, Braxton-Clay Camp, P.O. Box 192, Gassaway, WV 26624.

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