Obituaries for Saturday, July 17, 1999

Mary H. Alltop

BELINGTON -- Mary H. Alltop, 81, of 207 Serpell Ave., Belington, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, at the home of her daughter following an extended illness.
She was born July 2, 1918, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late William Waugh and Alma Nora Reed James.
Her husband, the Rev. Harold Forrest Alltop, whom she married on May 7, 1952, preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1968.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Saundra and Stanley Coontz, Talbott Community; three granddaughters, Kelly Coontz, Lori Wilson, and Devan Coontz; one sister, Nora Bliss Smith, a resident of Nella's Inc., Crystal Springs; three brothers, William Tell James, Ravenswood, Samuel James, Parkersburg, and Clark James, Glenville; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Gary James Alltop; one sister, Mildred White; and seven brothers, Parker James, Boyd James, David James, Justice James, John James, Butcher James, and an infant brother.
Mrs. Alltop was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belington.

Paul E. Eisenman

BUCKHANNON -- Paul Edward Eisenman, 85, of 157 Pocahontas St., Buckhannon, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at the St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born Aug. 28, 1913, in Buckhannon, a son of the late Vincent and Eleanora Berg Eisenman.
His wife, Ruth Cochran Eisenman, whom he married on June 15, 1938, survives.
ALso surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Bradshaw, Springfield, Va.; three grandsons, Owen Bradshaw, Colorado Springs, Colo., Doug Bradshaw, Annandale, Va., and J.R. Davis, California; and three granddaughters, Kim Le-Compte, Texas, Karen Bradshaw, San Diego, Calif., and Becky Davis, Columbia, Md.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Reibsome; one brother, Thomas Eisenman; and six sisters, Clara Snyder, Catherine De-DeGolyer, Agnes Reynolds, Marie Klinkner, Genevieve Heyner, and Magdalene Barnett.
Mr. Eisenman was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church of Weston.
He attended the St. Patricks Catholic School.

E. Mae Wehner Hayward

PLEASANT HILLS, PA. -- E. Mae Wehner Hayward, 87, of Castle Shannon, formerly of Bethel Park, died on Thursday, July 15, 1999.
Her husband, Roy E. Hayward, preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna (Shomo) Middleton and Barbara Baird, Lima, Ohio; two sons, Roy E. Hayward Jr. and Donald Hayward, Pensacola, Fla.; one sister, Lois Fassel, Lima; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Patricia L. Mathews

BARLOW, PA. -- Patricia "Pat" Lou Mathews, 55, of 718 Washington Ave., Lancaster, formerly of the Veto Lake Area, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, July 16, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born July 18, 1943, in Clarksburg, the daughter of Helen Hickman Davis and the late John Wilbert Davis.
Her husband, Edward Jaque Mathews Sr., whom she married on July 26, 1959, survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Gwendolyn Dawn and Terry Barnes, Zanesville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Jaque and Carmen Mathews Jr., Massillon, Timothy Loren and Terri Mathews, Veto Lake, and Michael Andrew Mathews, Lancaster; six grandchildren, Laura Elizabeth and Timothy James Barnes, Jonathan Tyler, Cody Michael, Chelsea Nicole, and Jacob Michael Mathews; one brother and sister-in-law, John Kenneth and Mimi Davis, Miletus; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Ed Gorman, Bridgewater, Mass., and Mary and Clarence Mutschelknaus, Salem.
She was also preceded in death by an infant sister.
Mrs. Mathews had lived in Lancaster for about 10 years, moving there from the Veto Lake Area.
She was Methodist.
Mrs. Mathews attended the Veto Methodist Church.
She enjoyed flower gardening and doing various crafts.

Warren D. Richards

SALEM -- Warren Dewayne Richards, 45, of Water Street, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 22, 1953, in Grafton, a son of Aubry Richards and the late Edna Ruth Fulton Richards.
Surviving are two brothers, John Neil Richards, Mt. Clare, and David Clyde Richards, Salem; one sister, Brenda Lynn Richards, Stonewood; one stepbrother, James L. Cummings, Philippi; one stepsister, Denise Karlen, Mt. Clare; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Richards was Protestant.
He was a former employee of R.G. Motors and Harry Green Chevrolet.
Friends will be received at the Greathouse Funeral Home, Salem Chapel, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Paul Flanigan conducting the service. Interment will follow in the K.P. Memorial Park.

Mike Sconish Jr.

SHINNSTON -- Mike Sconish Jr., 95, of Jackson Street, Shinnston, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, in Meadowview Manor in Bridgeport.
He was born July 18, 1903, in Greensburg, Pa., a son of the late Mike and Anna Harki Sconish.
His wife, Adrian Courtney Sconish, preceded him in death on July 5, 1964.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Velma June and Carl Nuzum Jr., Shinnston; one brother, George Sconish, Francis Mine; four grandchildren, Roger, Randal, Kevin and Kent Nuzum; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeffrey Nuzum; two brothers, Charles and Perry Sconish; and four sisters, Anna Mullenax, Mary King Toothman, Eva Kropog, and Nellie Jones.
Mr. Sconish was a charter member of the Victor Chapel Church.
He worked in the coal mines for 20 years. He was a coal truck driver for 30 years, and a 55 year member of the United Mine Workers Association.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 1-9 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Ralph B. Seese

PENNSBORO -- Ralph B. Seese, 80, of Ellenboro, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, in Ellenboro.
He was born Nov. 6, 1918, in Lost Run, near Ellenboro, a son of James B. and Eva Gay Layfield Seese.
His wife of 58 years, Beaulah M. Griffith Seese, survives.
Also surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Jim Smith, Ellenboro, Ona and Billy McDonald, Harrisville, Marcia and Mick Richards, Ellenboro, and Robin and Fred Lambert, St. Marys; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Ruthie Seese, Ellenboro; three brothers, Hayward Seese, Ellenboro, Orval Seese, Harrisville, and Wesley Seese, Pennsboro; three sisters, Mona Martin and Thelma Jones, both of Ellenboro, and Martha Cowell, Cairo; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harley "Cy" Seese and Roy Seese; four sisters, Eva Nichols, Ruth Monroe, and infant sisters, Edith and Opal Seese.
Mr. Seese was a retired employee of the Mid-Atlantic Glass Co. of Ellenboro with 35 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II with the 2nd Armored Division in the Asiatic-Pacific and the European Theaters as a medic.
Mr. Seese was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3554 of Harrisville, and a member for many years of the Wilson Memorial United Methodist Church, where he had served as Lay Speaker, Trustee, and Sunday School Teacher.

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