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CURRENT OBITUARIES


Obituaries for Sunday, March 5, 2000

Rhoda D. Bailey

CLARKSBURG -- Rhoda D. Bailey, 97, of Baltimore Avenue, Clarksburg, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 3, 1903, in Holy Grove, a daughter of the late Charles Monroe and Sarah Simmons Carpenter.

Her husband, Ernest C. Bailey, preceded her in death June 7, 1942.

Surviving are one son, Claude E. Bailey, Clarksburg; one granddaughter, Carolyn Collins, Kingston, Ohio; one great-granddaughter, Sarah Collins; one brother, P.M. Carpenter, Morgantown; two sisters, Vesta Johnson, Buckhannon, and Eva Cochran, French Creek, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Bailey was a charter member of the Evangelical Congregational Church and the Strader Bible Class.

Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, 443 West Pike Street, Clarksburg from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. O.D. Harman officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park.

Oran R. Bolner

PHILIPPI -- Oran Rex Bolner, 53, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Philippi, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2000, in the Spaur Creek Rehabilitation Center, Annapolis, Md., following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 4, 1946, at Philippi, a son of Oran M. Bolner, Broadway, Va., and Argel Morris Bolner, Saint Johnsville, N.Y.

His wife, the former Neva Parson, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Tiffany Bolner, Baltimore, and Hallie Bolner, Elkins; one son, Douglas Bolner, Grafton; five sisters, Nicole Walker, Broadway, Sandy Maura and Robin Snyder, both of Harrison County, Pamela Poling, Grafton, and Patricia Casto, Philippi; two brothers, Carl and Junior Bolner, both of Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bolner was employed by McLean Contracting in Baltimore and was a member of the First United Baptist Church.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 North Walnut Street, Philippi, after 2 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Robert Wilkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Cindy A. Condo

MADISON, Ohio -- Cindy A. Geisweidt Condo, 40, of Austinburg, Ohio, died Saturday morning, March 4, 2000, at her home.

She was born April 13, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of Donald and Johanna Kwasniewski Geisweidt Sr.

Her husband, Edward Condo, whom she married Feb. 28, 1981, in Perry, Ohio, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Heather and Angela, both of Austinburg; her grandmother, Hermine Geisweidt, Wickliffe, Ohio; and one brother, Donald Geisweidt Jr., Burton, Ohio.

Mrs. Condo was a resident of Austinburg/Madison for 20 years. She was a 1978 graduate of Trinity High School and worked at Jefferson Geriatrics.

She loved animals, enjoyed crafts, stamping, swimming, reading, walking and spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter and granddaughter.

Friends may call at the Behm Family Funeral Home, 175 South Broadway, Geneva, Ohio, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate Conception Church, 2846 Hubbard Road, Madison, Ohio, with the Rev. Luigi Miola of Immaculate Conception Church officiating. Burial will be in North Madison Cemetery, Madison. Contributions may be made to Catholic charities.

Katherine Helsel

BALWIN, Pa. -- Katherine Helsel, the former Katherine Paris, 77, of Edgewood Addition, Clarksburg died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, in Baldwin, Pa.

She was born Nov. 27, 1922, in Edgewood Addition, Clarksburg, a daughter Frank and Mary Paris.

Her husband, John T. Helsel of Balwin, preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, John Helsel; one daughter, Kathy Miller; three granddaughters, Rachel Miller, Jennifer and Christy Helsel; two sisters, Lucille Geso and Helen Raymond, Clarksburg; one brother, Frank Paris, Florida; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Matthew and Carl, and one sister, Josephine Spicuzza.

Mrs. Helsel graduated from Victory High School.

A Mass of Christian Burial was at Saint Wendelin Catholic Church, Balwin. Burial was at Saint Wendelin Cemetery.

Bessie R. Luchuck

SHINNSTON -- Bessie Rotena Luchuck, 91, of Brown, died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 14, 1908, in Wetzel County, a daughter of the late Charlie and Sarah Owens Whaley.

Her husband, John Luchuck, preceded her in death in 1947.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Linda Luchuck, and Bob and Judy Luchuck, all of Wallace; three daughters and one son-in-law, Lillian Bragg, Welch, Gladys M. Luchuck, Lumberport, and Janet and Leroy Burton, Wallace; 45 grandchildren, 92 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having also been preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters; six children, Earl and Ervin Miller, John Luchuck Sr., Mary, Ernie and Raymond Luchuck; nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Luchuck was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

Friends may call at the Dorsey Funeral Home in Shinnston from 7-9 p.m. today and after 2 p.m. Monday, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Bill Warnick officiating. Interment will be in the Lions Club Cemetery at Lumberport.

Rose A. McLaughlin

CLARKSBURG -- Mrs. Rose A. McLaughlin, 78, of 400 Illinois Ave., Nutter Fort, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Louis and Martha Thomas Simon.

Her husband, Sean McLaughlin, preceded her in death Feb. 26, 1980.

Surviving are four brothers, Sam Simon, Youngstown, Ohio, John P. Simon, Fairmont, George Simon, Pine Grove, and David L. Simon, Shinnston; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Tomey, Lansing, Mich., Mrs. Helen Spano, Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Kenneth (Genevieve) Griffin, Shinnston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Rosheda Simon.

Mrs. McLaughlin was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Stonewood.

She retired as a registered nurse working last in New York.

There is no visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Stonewood with Rev. Father Edward Sabo T.O.R. as celebrant. Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

J. Paul Murphy Jr.

GRAFTON -- Mr. J. Paul Murphy Jr., 62, of Louisville, Ky., died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the home of his brother, Dr. Jon Murphy, in Charleston.

He was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Grafton, a son of the late J. Paul Murphy Sr. and Wilda M. Knight Murphy.

His former wife, Donna Hoagland Murphy of Houston Texas, survives.

Also surviving are his stepmother, Nancy Murphy, Charleston; four brothers, David Murphy and spouse Carol, Grafton, Michael Murphy and spouse Sharon, Oak Ridge, N.C., Dr. Jonathan Murphy and spouse Deborah, Charleston, and Mark Murphy, Charleston.

Mr. Murphy was retired from the Kroger Company as vice president of Paytons Inc., a Kroger subsidiary at Louisville. He was also retired from the Jefferson County Kentucky Sheriffs Department and was a financial consultant and stockbroker.

He held membership in Grafton Lodge number 15, A.F.& A.M., Kosair Temple A.A.O.N.M.S, Louisville, Grafton Lodge 308 B.P.O.E., American Legion Post 200 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Louisville.

He was a Methodist by faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a graduate of Salem College.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, U.S. Route 50 West of Grafton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Chris Mullet officiating. Interment will be at Woodsale Memorial Park. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Grafton Lodge number 15, A.F. & A.M.

Harry O. Prine

PINE GROVE -- Harry O. Prine, 93, of Nitro, formerly of Jacksonburg, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at Belle's Residential Care Home at Saint Albans.

He was the son of the late Elizabeth J. Arnett Prine.

His wife, Georgia M. Cunningham Prine, preceded him in death Nov. 29, 1982.

Surviving are one son, Lloyd J. Prine and his daughter-in-law, Betty M. Prine, Nitro; five grandchildren, Larry J. Prine, Louisianna, Jamie J. Prine, Nitro, Mark B. Losh, Florida, Lee J. Hudkins, California and Tammy L. Prine, Forida; and two great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Phyllis M. Prine and Ada E. "Sally" Losh.

Mr. Prine was a member of the Ash Camp Church of Christ, Jacksonburg. He retired from the former Union Carbide at Hastings, where he had 42 years service.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ash Camp Church of Christ, Jacksonburg. Interment will be at Floral Hill Memorial Gardens, Everlasting Life Chapel Mausoleum, Quiet Dale.

Harry C. Smith

NUTTER FORT -- Harry Carnis Smith, 84, of Quiet Dell died Friday afternoon, March 3, 2000, at United Hospital Center following an extended illness.

He was born March 8, 1915, at Sandy Ridge, N.C., a son of the late William Adelphis and Gertrude Dunovant Smith.

His wife, Virginia E. House Smith, whom he married Nov. 8, 1941, preceded him in death May 1, 1998.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry C. and Rhonda Smith, Bridgeport, and Ronald L. and Roberta Smith, Edison Street, Nutter Fort; four granddaughters, Lori and Alicia Smith, both of Nutter Fort, Cori and Darci Smith, both of Bridgeport.

He was also preceded in death by one half sister, Belva Hensley.

Mr. Smith was a member of Quiet Dell United Methodist Church. For over 30 years, he was accountant and office manager of W.O. King Plumbing Company.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving as MP in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of the Clarksburg Lodge155, A.F.& A.M.

Friends may call at the Greathouse-Gemondo Funeral Home, Nutter Fort, from noon-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Monday with Rev. Mary E. Finnegan presiding. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of donations to a favorite charity.

Ruth E. Waterman

HARRISVILLE -- Ruth Elizabeth Waterman, 86, of Hillister, Texas, died Friday, March 3, 2000, in Harrisville at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Delma Daugherty.

She was born Feb. 27, 1914, in East Orange, N.J., a daughter of the late Edward J. and Marie Pilon Cass.

Her husband, Leon C. Waterman, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Lawrence Pilon and his wife Lee, Fayetteville, N.C., and Patrick Pilon, Houston, Texas; two daughters, Joan Lemoreaux, Edwardsville, Pa., and Delma Daugherty and her husband, Leonard, Harrisville; two sisters, Edna Conklin, Spurger, Texas, and Joyce Benoit, Maryland; 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Caroll; one sister, Kathryn Mason; and two brothers, John and Lawrence Cass.

Mrs. Waterman worked for many years at the Diamond Match Company, Springfield, Mass., and was a Catholic by faith.

Friends may call at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville after 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with High Priest Robert Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

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