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Obituaries for Thursday, June 28, 2001

George L. Anderson

PINE GROVE -- George L. Anderson, 86, of Reader, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at Day Spring Health Center, Beverly, Ohio.

He was a member of the Reader Church of Christ. He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Supply Co., Hastings, with 32 years service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Morton and Pauline B. Kocher Anderson; one brother, Jesse Lee Anderson, and one sister, Bernice C. Hawkins.

Surviving are his wife, Wilda F. Mason Anderson; one son, David L. Anderson, Reader; two daughters, Mary F. Hayes, Paden City, and Linda M. Headley, Hannibal, Ohio; one brother, James V. Anderson, Bridgeport; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received 2-9 p.m. today at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove. Services will be held at the Church of Christ, Reader, Friday at 1 p.m. Interment will be held at Paden memorial Gardens, Paden City.

Palmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Lee Bennett

BRIDGEPORT -- Dale Lee Bennett, 37, of Reynoldsville, passed away Monday, June 25, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born June 10, 1964, in Atlantic City, N.J., a son of Jack Bennett, and his stepmother, Judy, of Mogaodore, Ohio, and his mother, the late Marjorie Carol Barnes.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Ament, Garfield Heights, Ohio; three children, Samantha and Megan Ament and Dale Bennett Jr., all of Garfield Heights, Ohio; four sisters and spouses, Tammy (Josh) Starkey, Reynoldsville, Marritta Bennett, Texas, Michelle (Stacey) Haley, Akron, Ohio, and Annette (Jeff) Bennett, Baltimore, Md.; two brothers and a spouse, Stanley Bennett and Jack (Dana) Bennett, all of Cleveland, Ohio; two stepbrothers, Donnie and Buddy Myers, Reynoldsville.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Ave., Bridgeport, today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mr. Bennett will be taken to the Zak Funeral Home, 6016 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Visitation will be held there on Friday, June 29, from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at the Zak Funeral Home on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Akron.

Burnside Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Irene Croston

PHILIPPI -- Irene Croston, 69, a resident of Route 2, Philippi, passed away at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in United Hospital Center, following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Barbour County, a daughter of the late Marion Frank and Lona Croston Miner. She was united in marriage April 29, 1947, to Elihu Burl Croston, who preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1970.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharlot Croston Pifer, Mrs. Troy (Arlina) McCartney; two sisters, Helen and Francis Croston; one brother, Winfield "Buddy" Miner, all of Philippi; two grandsons, Troy Lee McCartney and wife, Tracy, Randall Burl McCartney and wife, Heather; one granddaughter, Patricia "Patty" Pifer; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hoy, Edward, and Lester Miner; and three sisters, Lillian Dalton, Rosalee Newman and Maxine Miner.

Mrs. Croston was a homemaker and member of the Olive Hill Apostolic Church.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi after 7 p.m. today. She will be moved at 10 a.m. Saturday to the Olive Hill Apostolic Church to lie in state from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Pastor Charles Morgan and Pastor Dolly Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in the Welch Cemetery.

Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June Evanoski

FLEMINGTON -- June Evanoski, 68, of Simpson, formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J., for nearly 40 years, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Rosewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Grafton. She was born June 29, 1932, in Plymouth, Pa., a daughter of the late Robert Roberts, and Mrs. Thela Gregory Kliamovich of Hunlock Creek, Pa., who survives.

She is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Donnie (Christine) Moore, Simpson, Mrs. Ray (Maria) Wismer, Phillipsburg, N.J., Mrs. Craig (Susan) Sayre of Dallas, Pa.; three sons, William Evanoski, Bangor, Pa., David Evanoski, Albany, N.Y., Jonathan Evanoski, Sissonville; four sisters, Mary Sentel, Newark, Del., Betty Lou Stroud, Sweet Valley, Pa., Leah Rodzinak, Hunlock Creek, Pa., Kathy Seesholtz, Glen Lyon, Pa.; two brothers, George and James Kliamovich, Hunlock Creek; and 12 grandchildren.

Mrs. Evanoski was a member of the Union Baptist Church of Simpson. She was a homemaker, receptionist for the work force in New Jersey and has lived in the Simpson Community for the past two years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 4:30 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church, Simpson with Pastor Edger E. Heiskell.

Carnegie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Grace Foster

PHILIPPI -- Grace Foster, 89, a resident of Simpson Community, died at 11:26 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at the home of a daughter, in Grafton, following an extended illness.

She was born March 21, 1912, at Tunnelton, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Anna Cork Zetty.

Her husband, George Foster, preceded her in death on March 4, 1962.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Foster, Flemington, and George Foster, Columbus, Ohio; seven daughters, Penny Plum, Orange City, Fla., Georgie Marks, Simpson, Pearl Alcorn, Flemington, Sally Wellman, Steubenville, Ohio, Linda Reed, Kingwood, Patty Williams, Grafton, Mabel Cleavenger, Clarksburg; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rosalee Drummond; by three stepsons, Luther, Joe and David Foster; one brother, George Burton Zetty; her stepfather, Pete Rossego, and two half brothers, John Dale Rossego and Tom Rossego.

Mrs. Foster was a homemaker and Baptist by faith.

Friends may call at the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home in Philippi from 7-9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, when funeral services will be conducted with the Rev. Selvy Junior Mayle officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Stemple & Forman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie Blanche Bunnell Heater

SHINNSTON -- Nellie Blanche Bunnell Heater, 80, of Drain Hill, Shinnston, died suddenly at 6 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2001, at United Hospital Center.

She was born Feb. 22, 1921, on Drain Hill, a daughter of the late George and Bessie Bunnell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Offie R. Heater, who died Sept. 7, 1990.

She is survived by six daughters, Linda Riley, Geneva Leemaster, Dottie Long, Juanita Sims, all of Shinnston, Rosemary Arbogast, Stonewood, and Patty Layfield, Lambert's Run; four sons, Roger Heater and Roy Heater, Shinnston, Ruck Heater, Lumberport, and Russell Heater, Enterprise; one sister, Pearl Duncan, North Carolina; 46 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Naomi; two brothers, Arlie and Bill Bunnell; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Heater was a member of the North Shinnston Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 4-9 p.m. today.

A funeral service will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2001, with the Rev. Rodney Sandy officiating.

Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Harmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Aaron Paul Malcomb

BUCKHANNON -- Aaron Paul Malcomb, 81, of Route 1, Box 228, Buckhannon, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at 6:15 p.m. at United Hospital Center. He was born Jan 1, 1920, in Braxton County, a son of the late Joseph and Minnie Rowan Malcomb.

On Sept. 25, 1941, he was married to Alice Warner Malcomb, who preceded him in death on June 7, 1985.

He is survived by one son, Richard Paul Malcomb and his wife, Carol, Buckhannon; three sisters, Lucille Strother, Clarksburg, Eva Fowler, Dover, Del., Ruby McGrail, Virginia Beach, Va.; and one granddaughter, Barbara Lynn Heppner, Buckhannon.

Mr. Malcomb was preceded in death by five brothers, Granville, Herbert, Elbert, Calvin and Bernard Malcomb; and one sister, Pearl Brown.

He was a coal miner at Kent Coal Co. and a member of the Buckhannon Union Mission Church.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. today at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home, Buckhannon, where funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Junior Harris and the Rev. Dennis Estes presiding. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery.

Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert G. Matheny Sr.

CLARKSBURG -- Robert G. Matheny Sr., 73, of Route 1, Salem, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in the United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Matheny was retired from the Clarksburg Drug Co., where he had worked as a clerk with 26 years service. He was born in Clarksburg, Nov. 16, 1927, a son of the late Denzil V. and Ruby F. Wells Matheny. He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha J. Phillpart Matheny, in 1989.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert G. Matheny Jr., and his wife, Betty, Salem; one daughter and son-in-law, Robin Darconte and her husband, Joseph, Tehachapi, Calif.; six grandchildren, Renee, Joshua, Nicholas and Bobbie Jo Matheny, Jennifer and John Darconte; one great-granddaughter, Hailee Biggs; one sister, Loretta Cooper, Clarksburg Country Club; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers.

Mr. Matheny was a member of the Ten Mile Church of Christ. He was a member of the Clarksburg Lodge, No. 155, A.F. and A.M., and a 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in both the Clarksburg and Wheeling bodies.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Albert Farley will officiate. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Yvonne Shahan Minear

PARSONS -- Mary Yvonne Shahan Minear, 59, a lifelong resident of St. George, died at 2:38 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2001, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, following a short illness.

She was born Dec. 22, 1941, at Auviltown, Tucker County, a daughter of Veron Allen Shahan and Mary Virginia Painter, who survive at St. George. She was married to Donald Minear, who also survives at St. George.

Surviving are one son, Stephen A. Minear and wife, Deanna, St. George; one daughter, Marjorie Ellen Buchanan and husband, Harold, Parsons; one brother, Bernon Allen "Butch" Shahan Jr., Akron, Ohio; three grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

She attended the St. George Academy, graduated from Parsons High School with the class of 1960 and attended the West Virginia Business College in Morgantown.

She was a former employee of Cortland Acres Nursing Home and Heartland Nursing Home of Kingwood. She was a former member of the Tucker County Emergency Squad.

She was a member of the Parsons High School Alumni Association. She enjoyed her grandsons, traveling in New England, flying and surfing the Internet.

A memorial service will be celebrated at the funeral home parlor Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 1 p.m. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the service hour. Rev. Leon Hevener will officiate.

Barb-Greenlief Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Anna E. Murphy

CLARKSBURG -- Anna E. Murphy, 75, 100 Linden Ave., Anmoore, died at 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, in United Hospital Center.

She was born in Clarksburg, Nov. 25, 1925, a daughter of the late George and Mary Daraban Thomas.

Her husband, Avery D. Murphy, preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Kimberly Murphy, Anmoore; two granddaughters, Shanna Miles, Sebring, Fla., and Stefani Boles, Anmoore; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Mike, Louis, George and John Thomas; and one sister, Irene Thomas.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Bridgeport.

She had retired from Eagle Convex Glass Co. and had formerly worked at Gray's Fountain Cut Rate Store, Clarksburg.

Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Friday.

Catholic burial rites will be conducted Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Father Joseph Dene presiding.

Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum.

Davis-Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Randall Reed

SHINNSTON -- Randall Reed, 39, of Shinnston, died suddenly at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was born July 22, 1961, at Fairmont, a son of John Ed and Pauline Rutter Reed, of Shinnston, who survive.

He is also survived by his wife, Madeline Cochran Reed, Enterprise; two daughters, Danielle and Raquel, Charleston; two sons, Andy, of Texas, and Justin Reed, at home; one brother, William Howard Reed, Shinnston; one sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Rick Waggy, Jones Run; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, with Rev. Lynn White officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Enterprise.

Harmer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Amy Pat Romano

TEAYS VALLEY -- Amy Pat Romano, 40, of Hurricane, died June 27, 2001, at home.

Ms. Romano is survived by her parents, Petie Romano, Hurricane, and Col. Pat Romano, Cross Lanes; one sister, Beth Romano, Hilton Head, S.C.; and one brother, Christopher Romano, Catletsburg, Ky.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Beth Romano.

She was an after-school coordinator with Tri-county YMCA She was a member if the Catholic Church of Ascension, Hurricane, and a 30-year resident of Hurricane.

Special thanks to Amy Angels, Fran Moore, Libby Boggess, RN, Karen Groves, RN, hospice nurse, and also a special thank you for the dedicated professional help of Dr. Michael B. Harmon and Dr. Michael Schiano and Kanawha Hospice.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, at the Catholic Church of Ascension, Hurricane, with the Rev. Father Neil R. Buchlein officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to W.Va. Health Right, 1520 Washington St., E. Charleston, WV 25311.

Chapman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frances Rowland

WEST UNION -- Frances Rowland, 80, of Alma, died June 26, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 17, 1920, in Harrison County, a daughter of the late Charles Arthur and Cora Belle Pyles Robbins.

She is survived by her husband, Bert P. Rowland, Jr., Alma; one son, Ronald R. Rowland and wife, Reva, both of Alma; one sister, Betty Long, Dayton, Ohio; one brother, Charles R. Robbins, f West Union; two grandchildren, Debbie Menges, Elkhart, Ind., Shelly Tudor, of Morgantown; and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rowland was a homemaker and a member of West Salem United Methodist Church.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Friday, June 29 at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union with Lemoyne Horner officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West union. Family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Martha J. Runyon

PARKERSBURG -- Martha Jean Randolph Runyon, 71, of Parkersburg, died June 26, 2001, at the Sunbridge Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1929, in Wilsonburg, a daughter of the late Ward and Lulu Fittro Randolph.

She graduated from Victory High School of Clarksburg, with the class of 1947. She was a registered nurse, receiving training at St. Mary's School of Nursing of Clarksburg. She practiced nursing at St. Mary's Hospital, the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center of Clarksburg, and retired from the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church of Parkersburg.

She is survived by three children, James E. Runyon and his wife, Maureen and Brenda S. Barnette and her husband, Marvin, all of Parkersburg, and Barbara Finney and her husband, Roger, Michigan; four grandchildren, Justin A. Barnette, Jonathan M. Runyon and Jacob P. and Tyler J. Finney; four sisters, Margaret Drummond, Bernice Randolph and Ellen Randolph, all of Clarksburg, and Mary Lou Hayes and her husband, Robert, Bethesda, Md.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Runyon, and three brothers, Kenneth, Richard and Eugene Randolph.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. William P. Snider. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Alan Clark Tolley

BRIDGEPORT -- Allen Clark Tolley, 15, of 211 Ruffed Grouse Drive, Bridgeport, died at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2001, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident near his home. He was born July 21, 1985, in Clarksburg, a son of Robert A. and Elizabeth Hyde Tolley.

In addition to his parents, surviving are one brother, Ryan W. Tolley, at home; his paternal grandparents, H.C. "Bob" and "Midge" Tolley, Bridgeport; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Wanda Hyde, Clarksburg; two aunts, Mrs. Tom (Barbara) Dowling, Corvallis, Ore., Shelley Hyde, Fairmont; and two first cousins, Patrick and Hillary Dowling, Corvallis, Ore.

His maternal grandfather, Cecil "Bub" Hyde Jr., preceded him in death.

He attended the First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg with his family. He was to be a junior at Bridgeport High School, where he was a member of the Key Club. He was an avid golfer, and had hoped to try out for his high school team this coming year.

A young entrepreneur, he was owner and CEO of ACT 3, a DJ service, with his brother, Ryan, and a close friend, Christian Marsh.

Friends will be received at the First United Methodist Church, 117 N. Second St., Clarksburg, from 5-9 p.m. today, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2001, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. L. Craig Michel conducting the service. Interment will follow in Bridgeport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Alan to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 5509 Big Tyler Road, Suite 3, Cross Lanes, WV 25313.

Davis-Weaver Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

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