|Obituaries for Tuesday, July 11
Madelon Patricia 'Patty' Andrick
SALEM -- Madelon Patricia "Patty" Andrick, 73, of Route 19 North to Enterprise, died at 3:42 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born March 2, 1927, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Clyde E. and Buna L. Atkinson Smith.
Her husband, Victor L. Andrick, whom she married Jan. 12, 1947, survives.
Also surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Randy Andrick and wife, Hope, Clarksburg, and Kim "Bear" Andrick, Shinnston; two daughters and one son-in-law, Dawn McClain, Clarksburg, and Beth Bice and husband, Bob, Enterprise; 10 grandchildren, Jamie, Adam and Jeremy Andrick, Tyson Quinones, Kelly Stier, Keven McClain, Kristy Chess, Brooke Waybright, Bobby and Brandon Bice; six great-grandchildren, Robert and Ryan Stier, Abby and Rachael Hunt, Hailey and Zack McCoy; 15 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harold E. Smith and Clyde E. Smith Jr.
Mrs. Andrick graduated from Shinnston High School in 1944 and immediately went to work for Bank of Shinnston, now Wesbanco, where she retired after 43 years of service.
She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, where she began playing piano for the church at age 9. She later became choir director and continued that service for the church for over 40 years. She enjoyed the time she spent at their Mt. Storm summer home.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday. She will be taken to the Otterbein United Methodist Church and will lie in state from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, the time of the funeral service, with the Rev. Aulbert Roberts officiating. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Enterprise.
Audie Eugene 'Gene' Bennett
CLARKSBURG -- Audie Eugene "Gene" Bennett, 72, of Rinehart community, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.
He was born May 11, 1928, in Harrison County, a son of the late Thomas R. and Lela Blanche Webb Bennett.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary M. Shaw Bennett, whom he married Oct. 2, 1954.
Also surviving are four sons, David Bennett, Larry Bennett, Audie L. Bennett, all of Rinehart, and Edward J. Price, Hepzibah; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Ruth) Sendling, Hepzibah, and Mrs. Robert (Jody) Dennison, Rinehart; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister, Ruby Fluharty, Wallace.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and two half sisters.
Mr. Bennett was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a coal miner, having retired from the Quarto No. 4 mine in Powhatton, Ohio, with over 19 years in the mining industry.
He was a member of the UMWA Local 1785, in Powhatton Point, Ohio, and was Baptist.
Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 6-9 p.m. today, and after 2 p.m. Wednesday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Bennett Cemetery, Big Elk.
JANE LEW -- Carman Louise Bennett, 67, of Route 1, Jane Lew, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at her home.
She was born March 19, 1933, in Winden, a daughter of the late George W. and Maggie Givens Carder.
Her husband, Wayne Bennett, whom she married Oct. 30, 1976, in Ravenna, Ohio, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gordon Smith, Jane Lew, and David Smith, Akron, Ohio; two daughters, Donna Smith and Mary Berry, both of Parkersburg; three sisters, Cora Lee Byrd, Lillian Woods and Terry Swagger; five brothers, Danny, Jim, Carus, John, and Allen Carder; and six grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Mrs. Bennett had worked as a press operator for S&C Company of Twinsburg, Ohio. She was a member of the Sunrise Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, from 5-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Junior Fletcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Big Isaac Cemetery.
BUCKHANNON -- Ruth V. Bennett, 64, of 10 Fourth St., Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.
She was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Randolph County, a daughter of Ottis Beam and Ethel Beam.
Her husband, Truman D. Bennett, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Barbara Montgomery, one sister, Kathleen Hinkle and three grandsons, Bradley Bennett, Anthony Lemons and Martin Lemons, all of Buckhannon.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Bennett was a homemaker and a member of North Buckhannon United Methodist Church, Buckhannon.
BUCKHANNON -- Carl M. Byrd, 79, of Elkins, formerly of Alton, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Louis A. Johnson Veterans Medical Center, Clarksburg.
He was born April 17, 1921, in Adrian, a son of the late Calvin Byrd and Ethel Pringle Byrd.
His wife, Rose Byrd, preceded him in death.
Surviving are two brothers, Dean Byrd and wife, Karen, Buckhannon, and Thomas A. Byrd and wife, Dru, San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Lanham and Edith Moss, both of Akron, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers.
Mr. Byrd served in the Atlantic Theatre with the U.S. Navy, during World War II.
WESTON -- Mary Agnes Rowgh Hines, 92, of 711 Cliff St., Weston, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.
She was born May 3, 1908, in Alum Bridge, a daughter of the late Leopold Rowgh and Adeline Ruppert Rowgh.
Her husband, James W. Hines, whom she married on Sept. 15, 1931, preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary E. Stout, Weston, and Mrs. Junior (Veronica) Brumley, Weston; one sister, Gertrude Ables, Pomeroy, Ohio; one brother, Charles F. Rowgh, Weston; four grandchildren, Mike Brumley, Cross Lanes, Steve Brumley, Deleware, Ohio, Jimmy Stout, Washington, Pa., and Cathy Brumley, Weston; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Norma McDermott, Clara Hines, Catherine Rowgh and Rena Rowgh and one brother, John Rowgh.
Mrs. Hines was a homemaker and a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, where she served on the Altar Society. She also attended St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, from St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Fr. John Finnell as celebrant. A rosary service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.
GRAFTON -- Delvera Kerns Johnson, 95, of Grafton, West Hill community, formerly of Flemington, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at her home.
She was born April 5, 1905, in Arches Fork, a daughter of the late John William and Ona Moore Kerns.
Her husband of 68 years, Robert P. Johnson, whom she married Jan. 15, 1925, preceded her in death on May 28, 1993.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Johnson Jones and husband, Russell Douglas Jones, Beaver Falls, Pa.; two granddaughters, Ellen Jones Lutes and husband, Greg, Atlanta, Ga., and Elizabeth Jones Kasenetz and husband, Brett, Tampa, Fla.; two great-granddaughters, Katherine Elizabeth Lutes and Whitney Ellen Kasenetz; and one great-grandson, Evan Spencer Lutes; one sister, Loretta Kerns Clark Baer, Elizabethtown, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; and two devoted friends, Lillian Mayle and Barbara Kearns.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Carl Kerns and Robert Morris Kerns.
Mrs. Johnson was retired from teaching, starting in 1923-24 in Wetzel County. She came to Flemington the next year and taught French and math in the Old College High School until 1929-30 when she with other faculty members moved to the new Flemington High School.
In all she taught 29 years and was also the Girls Greyhound Basketball coach. She was a past worthy matron of the Flemington Chapter 126, Order of the Eastern Star, an honor member of the teacher sorority, Alpha Delta Kappa, an honor member of the Flemington Woman's Club, being their first treasurer 50 years ago. She was a longtime member of the Flemington Baptist Church.
Friends will be received at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 6-9 p.m. today. She will lie in state at the Flemington Baptist Church from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, with the service beginning at 2 p.m., with Pastor Ron Ford, officiating. Burial will take place in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 207 Latrobe St., Grafton, WV 26354.
JANE LEW -- Marion Louise Kolb, 80, a resident of Granny's House, Jane Lew, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000.
She was born May 12, 1920, in McWhorter, a daughter of the late Ellis Edward Lee Berg and Gertrude Reel Berg.
Her husband, John W.C. Kolb, whom she married March 23, 1940, preceded her in death on July 19, 1991.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John H. "Johnny" Kolb and wife Rose Ann, of Route 1, Jane Lew; one grandson and wife, Hunter Kolb and wife Wendy, Route 1, Jane Lew; a sister, Pauline Allman, Lost Creek; two brothers, Gerald Berg, Vienna, and Lyle Berg, Route 2, Jane Lew.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Basil Berg.
Mrs. Kolb was instrumental in the building and development of the Church of the Nazarene under former Pastor Don Armstrong. She attended the Church of the Nazarene. She also was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and was a legal secretary for many years for attorney Gerald Brooks.
Private visitation for the family will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, which is handling arrangements. A private service will be held at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Robert "Bob" Heater officiating. Burial will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 Michigan Ave., Suit 1100, Chicago, Ill., 60611.
BUCKHANNON -- Elmer W. Kremmel, 80, of Calvery Drive, Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at his home.
He was born April 5, 1920, in Ambridge, Pa., a son of the late John G. Kremmel and Agnes Aufmann Kremmel.
His wife, Eleanor Clark Kremmel, survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Laura Sites and Mary Baisden, both of Buckhannon; two stepdaughters, Barbara Courtney, Buckhannon, and Jane Wheeler, Tutorkey, Ky.; three stepsons, Don Dietsch and Gary Dietsch, both of Buckhannon, and Bill Dietsch, Webster Springs; five grandchildren; and two brothers, John Kremmel, Ambridge, and James Kremmel, Fort Myers Beach, Fla..
He was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Mr. Kremmel was a member of the St. Verrnica Church, Ambridge. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a truck driver for Matlack Inc.
PENNSBORO -- Alta L. Lewis, 98, of Pennsboro, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Belmont.
She was born Oct. 10, 1901, in McKim, Tyler County, a daughter of the late Delbert M. and Margaret Virginia Allen Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert O. Harper and by her second husband, George Lewis.
Surviving are five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Billy B. and Jack C. Harper.
Mrs. Lewis was a retired cook at the former Midway Restaurant in Pennsboro, and was a former member of the Pennsboro Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She was a graduate of Tyler County High School, with the class of 1922, attended Fairmont State College, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Pennsboro.
CAIRO -- Alfred R. Mason, 94, of Ellenboro, formerly of Cairo, died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Parkersburg.
He was born April 23, 1905, in Rusk, near Cairo, Ritchie County, a son of the late James and Ingabay C. Pribble Mason.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Alfred Douglas and Alberta Mason, Washington, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Mr. Mason was a self employed carpenter.
CLARKSBURG -- Kathleen McGann, 98, of 146 Water St., Salem, formerly of 329 Clay St., Clarksburg, died at 10:10 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Salem Sunbridge Care and Rehab. Center, following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 2, 1902, in Wetzel County, a daughter of the late John and Nancy Margaret Clark Cullinan.
Her husband, John McGann, preceded her in death in March 1954.
Surviving are one son, John McGann, Gahanna, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. William (Nancy) Renzelli, Bridgeport, and Elizabeth Drake and Mary Jo Greaver, both of Clarksburg; one sister, Mrs. Bernard (Margaret) Lee, Clarksburg; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one niece and three nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clark and Joseph Cullinan and two sisters, Mary Agnes and Elizabeth Lusby Cullinan.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clark and Joseph Cullinan and two sisters, Mary Agnes and Elizabeth Lusby Cullinan.
Mrs. McGann was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of the church. She was a long time instructor at the former St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing and was a professor at the former Salem College in Nursing, retiring in 1972.
Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. A Biblical Prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. today. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.
WESTON -- Warren Lee Probst, 91, of Route 4, Weston, Waldeck community, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Jane Lew, following an extended illness.
He was born Dec. 27, 1908, in Maxwell Run, Lewis County, a son of the late Dee Probst and Faye Conley Probst.
His first wife, the former Geraldine Ruth Queen, whom he married in 1934, preceded him in death in 1963. On July 24, 1964, he married the former Addie L. Thompson Taylor, who survives.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James (Mary Lou) Probst, Amherst, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Wanda Starcher and Mrs. Loy (Janet) Byrd, both of Weston; two stepsons, Richard Taylor, San Leandro, Calif., and Daniel Taylor, Houston, Texas; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Mr. Probst was employed by the West Virginia Glass Specialty Company.
Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from noon-1 p.m. today, the funeral hour, with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Weston Odd Fellows Lodge No. 90 will hold memorial services at 12:50 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ELKINS -- Sandra M. Riggs, 63, of Dry Fork, died Friday, July 7, 2000, at her home.
She was born Feb. 6, 1937, in Clarksburg, a son of Helen Van Dover Leaseburg, Altha, Fla., and the late Charles Leaseburg.
She is survived by her husband, R. Kent Riggs, Dry Fork.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Brigitte Riggs, Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. David (Lynne) Anderson, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; one brother, Richard Leesburg, Spokane, Wash.; one sister, Barbara Whitt, Altha; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Riggs attended Salem College, Fairmont State College and was a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College. She had worked as a teacher and a registered nurse.
GRAFTON -- Goldie Matilda Smith, 84, of North Pike Street, Grafton, died Sunday, July 9, 2000, at Grafton City Hospital.
She was born Sept. 28, 1915, in Doddridge County, a son of the late Arnold and Bessie Pierce Robinson.
Her husband of 59 years, James R. Smith, survives.
Also surviving is a beloved friend, Mrs. Jessie Towner and her children of Lubeck.
She was also preceded in death by twin sons and one sister, Ruby Zelnick.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the First Grace Brethern Church, Grafton, and the Eastern Star.
SALEM -- Roy B. Smith, 80, of Route 1, Wallace, Little Rock Camp, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 10, 2000, at his home, as a result of lung cancer.
He was born Sept. 29, 1919, in Harrison County, a son of the late Wilson "Temp" and Lula Dell Stewart Smith.
His wife, Georgia Lea Shreve Smith, preceded him in death on June 12, 1998.
Surviving are three stepdaughters, Rebecca Ray Knight, Rene Knight and Sherry Starkey, all of Little Rock Camp; one sister, Ruth Hupps, Magnolia Avenue, Clarksburg; three stepgrandchildren, Wendi Wickline, Fairbanks, Alaska, Tobey Ray Knight and Greg Starkey, both of Little Rock Camp; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two infant sons and two infant daughters.
Mr. smith was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church, the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 52, of Clarksburg, Salem Lodge No. 84, AF&AM. He was a Scottish Rite Mason, with membership in the Clarksburg and Wheeling Bodies and a member of Nemesis Temple, A.A.O.N.O.M.S. of Parkersburg.
He retired in 1972 from the U.S. Postal System, Clarksburg Office and was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army. His primary interest in later years, beside his family was farming.
Friends may call at Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem, from 2-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in the Brown I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
WESTON -- Carolyn Jean Stafford, 49, of Route 1, Box 105-W, Walkersville, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 30, 1950, in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Blanchard and Gay Loucille Barnett Cottrill.
On Jan. 24, 1969, she married Clifford Stafford, who preceded her in death on March 2, 1998.
Surviving are one son, Carl Grason Stafford, Walkersville; three daughters, Cindy K. Metz, Jane Lew, Candy Lynn Schultz, Pooler, Ga., and Cortney Magee Stafford, Walkersville; one brother, Danny Dancy, Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Gladdys Mclain, Florida, Barbara Hammrick, Gassaway, and Linda Tharp, Flatwoods; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ms. Stafford was engaged to be married to Larry Hedricks, Ireland, they had planned a wedding for September 2000.
She was a homemaker and Baptist.
Friends may call at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the funeral hour on Wednesday, with the Rev. Chris Cosner officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston.
PHILIPPI -- Franklin S. Streets Sr., 59, of Route 1, Volga, died unexpectedly at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2000, in the Broaddus Hospital emergency room.
He was born Jan. 6, 1941, at Boulder, a son of Sarah "Saffle" Streets, Philippi, and the late Lester "Fussy" Streets.
His wife, the former JoAnn Perrine, whom he married April 6, 1961, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Cindy) Johnson, Volga; three foster daughters, Christina Nolan, Bonnie Hawkins and Hope Hartshorn, all at home; two sons, Franklin D. Streets Jr., and Lester "Bub" Streets, both of Volga; and two foster sons, Jason Mitter and Randy White, both at home; five sisters, Betty Stemple, Morgantown, Margaret Perrine, Irene Keener, Alice Orr, all of Akron, Ohio, and Pauline Bates, Volga; three brothers, William Streets, Wellington Height Addition, Philippi, Howard Streets, Orrville, Ohio, and David Streets, Century; five grandsons, Franklin D. Streets III, Timothy Ray Streets, Joshua Streets, Cody Streets and Bob Johnson; two granddaughters, Joann and Ashley Nicole; one great-granddaughter and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by an infant granddaughter.
Mr. Streets retired from Linn Mines, Johnstown, as a shuttle car operator, and had been working as a private investigator at the time of his death.
He was a past member of the United Mine Workers, served in the Army from 1958 to 1961 and attended Reger United Methodist Church.