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Obituaries for Saturday, June 30, 2001

Daniel C. Ash Sr.

WEST UNION -- Daniel C. Ash Sr., 57, of Garrettsville, Ohio, died June 28, 2001, in West Union.

He was born in Ashley, Doddridge County, Jan. 21, 1944, a son of the late Claude and Audra Underwood Ash.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella Ann Hinzman Ash; three daughters, Tabia Marlene Ash of Garrettsville, Audra Burdick and boyfriend, Don Wagner of Leavittsburg, Ohio, Tammy Morris and husband, Tommy of Graceville, Fla.; three sons, James Travis Ash and fiancée, Jessica Dye of Garrettsville, Daniel C. Ash Jr. and wife, Karen of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Arnold J. Ash and girlfriend, Teena Gillia of Garrettsville; one sister, Betsy June Virtue and husband, Bernard of Dover, Ohio; one brother, Samuel G. Ash and wife, Suzie of Nevada, and mother-in-law, Arma Hinzman of Summers community.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Randall Ash.

Mr. Ash was a retired construction worker and an avid hunter and gun collector. He was a member of the V.F.W., Windom, Ohio, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Garrettsville, and was an Air Force veteran.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2001, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, West Union, with the Rev. John Kopshina officiating.

Burial with military services will follow in the Underwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2001 and 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday.

A memorial service will be held in Garrettsville, at a later date.

A Spurgeon Funeral Home service, West Union.

Danny Von Booth

PARSONS -- Danny Von Booth, age 66 years, a resident of the Mackeyville community, Hambleton, departed this life Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 8:15 p.m., at his home. Death was attributed to diabetes.

He was born July 7, 1934, at Parsons, a son of the late Mary Virginia Bonner Kinser.

On July 23, 1953, he was married to the former Leah Virginia Davis, who survives. They celebrated 47 years of marriage.

Also surviving are two sons, Denzil L. "Dewey" Booth and wife, Delores, Kerens, Daniel V.K. Booth and wife, Mary, Mackeyville Road, Hambleton; two daughters, Rebecca V. Shiflett and husband, Jack, Elkins, Dannette Parker and husband, Pat, Pineville; one brother, Bill Patch and wife, Carol, Parsons; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He attended the Tucker County school, served four years with the U.S. Navy and 20 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1990, he retired from the Dresser Co. as a field engineer. He was a member of the Mountain Top Hunting Club and the Holly Meadows Country Club. He was an avid sportsman and golfer.

Friends will be received at the Barb-Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2001. Pastor Floyd Carr, Pastor Charlie Arnold and the Rev. J. Michael Lantz will officiate. Interment will follow at the Brights Chapel Cemetery at Dry Fork. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 193, Parsons, WV 26287. Barb-Greenlief Funeral Home, Parsons, is in charge of arrangements.

Harvey A. Echols

SHINNSTON -- Harvey A. Echols, 77, of Francis Mines, died at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Mt. Clare, a son of the late Freeman and Alberta Thompson Echols.

He is survived by his wife, Marge DeBolt Echols; one son, Harvey Echols Jr.; one daughter, Charlotte DeLeon; three grandsons, David, Alexander and William Echols; one great-grandson, Toreon Echols, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Echols, Francis Mines, and Rita Echols, Milwaukee; several nieces and nephews.

Also deceased are four brothers, Leonard, Freeman, James and Robert Echols; five sisters, Ruby Ford, Charlie Winston, Alice Edwards, Elsie May Echols and an infant.

Mr. Echols was formerly a coal miner and was employed at Vilter Manufacturing, Milwaukee, until his illness. He managed a tavern in Milwaukee until coming back home to West Virginia. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 629, Fairmont. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and re-enlisted and served during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged in 1954.

A funeral service will be at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, with the Rev. Darren Alkire officiating. Interment will follow at the Stonewall Park Cemetery, Stonewood.

Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.

Zura E. Leggett Hileman

PENNSBORO -- Zura E. Leggett Hileman, 77, of Harrisville, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. She was born on Dec. 23, 1923, in Oxford, Doddridge County.

She had worked in the grocery store business for 40 years, last working at the Harrisville IGA. She was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin B. Hileman, Harrisville; one brother, Otis A. Leggett, St. Marys; and one sister, Lura E. Hickman, Oxford.

Mrs. Hileman was preceded in death by her parents, Columbus N. and Bertha Smith Leggett, two infant sons and six brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2001 from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge and the Rev. Carlton Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the West Union Masonic Memorial Park, Crystal Lake near West Union.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.

Steven L. Leuliette

PARKERSBURG -- Steven L. Leuliette, 45, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, a son of the late Francis and Marjorie Null Leuliette.

He was a Protestant by faith.

He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in business administration, a master's degree in business, and then became a CPA. He held many administrative positions that included business manager of Marietta City schools, city finance director for the city of Parkersburg under Mayor Pat Pappas, assistant warden of Huttonsville Prison and Central Parking Director for Charleston. He was a member of the Mountaineer Athletic Club, National Rifle Association, Alumni Association of West Virginia University and the Weimaraner Club of America.

He is survived by his friend, Sara D. Roberts of Marietta; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Susan Leuliette of Haywood; his favorite companion Avery, his dog; niece, Sherri McIntire and her husband, Jeff of Stonewood, and nephew, Tim Leuliette of Bridgeport.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Bob Stanley officiating.

Burial will be at the K of P Cemetery in Elizabeth. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4451, Parkersburg WV 26101, or the Parkersburg Humane Society, P.O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

Rose L. Mancuso

CLARKSBURG -- Rose L. Mancuso, 88 years old, of 2214 Williams Ave., Clarksburg, died Friday, June 29, after an extended illness at her residence.

Mrs. Mancuso was born on March 1, 1912, the daughter of the late Patsy Pollace and Eva Rosanno. Grover Knight was her stepfather.

Her husband, John Mancuso, died in 1969.

Survivors include one son, Robert "Bob" Mancuso and daughter-in-law, Peggy; one brother, Charles Knight of Clarksburg; three sisters, Jennie Martin and Leila Griffith, both of Clarksburg, Frances Spence of Sardis; two grandchildren, Mrs. Paul (Robbi) Whiteman of Bridgeport, Mrs. Tim (Jerri) Rodeheaver of Clarksburg; four great-grandchildren, Courtney Newlon and Mathew Whiteman, Chaz and Sam Rodeheaver.

Preceding her in death were three brothers, Russell, Joseph and Patrick Pollace, one sister, Pauline Pollis and one son, Ronald Mancuso in 1985.

Rose was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and St. James Catholic Church of North View, Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the Bartolo Funeral Home, 515 West Pike St., Clarksburg, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 1. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of her soul at 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church, with Father Hilarion V. Cann as the celebrant.

Entombment will take place in the Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery. A scriptural wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.

Draper Lee Strader

WESTON -- Draper Lee Strader, 62, of Route 4, Weston, died at 7:30 p.m. on June 27, 2001, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness. Born on Jan. 2, 1939, in Lewis County, he was a son of the late Draper Clay Strader and Edna Blanche (Shouldis) Strader. On July 1, 1961, he married the former Kay (Shrader), who survives.

Survivors include one son, Dennis Lee Strader of Clarksburg; four daughters, Sonia Waugh of Columbus, Ohio, Cathy Strader of Weston, Malisa Westfall of Weston, Crystal Strader of Weston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary Lynn and Phyllis Strader of Weston, and Elwood and Sandy Strader of Weston; two sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Jo and Darrell Burkhammer of Weston, and Clara Atchison of Weston; six grandchildren, Andrea, Haley and Madison Waugh, all of Columbus, Joshua Hicks of Weston, Malisa Collette Westfall and Marina Westfall, both of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant sister, Shirley Ann Strader; one infant brother, Charles Lesley Strader; one brother-in-law, Jack Atchison; and one sister-in-law, Sue Strader.

Mr. Strader was retired with 45 years of service in Glassware Manufacturing. The West Virginia Glass Specialty Co. in Weston consumed most of those years. He was a member of Weston Moose Lodge No. 1376 and Fraternal Order of Eagles of Weston.

He was a Methodist by faith.

Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2001.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2001, from the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Michael Linger officiating.

Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.

Boyle Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements.

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