Obituaries for September 23, 1999

Mabel R. Bowyer

BUCKHANNON -- Mabel R. Bowyer, 85, of Route 1, Crawford, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1914, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late William Jackson and Laura Mae Cooper Smith.
Her husband, William Ralph Bowyer, whom she married on Oct. 28, 1933, preceded her in death on April 2, 1967.
Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, William Hartzel and Darlene Bowyer and Drexell Ralph Bowyer, all of Route 1, Crawford; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ada Lavanghn and Meredith Depoy, Allen, Ky., Helen Jane and Joe Metzgar, Route 1, Crawford, and Maxine Louise and Mike Metzner, Helvetia; nine grandchildren, Edwin Bowyer, Robert Bowyer, Evelyn Riffle, Yvette Stephens, Michelle Smith, Blaine Depoy, Janice Collins, William Metzgar and Jennifer Metzgar; two brothers, Thomas Smith, Walkersville, and Ralph Smith, Whitesville; three sisters, Mattie Belle Smith, Weston, Irena Harper, Baltimore, Md., and Gladys Milliken, Edgewater, Fla.; five great grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Nathan Bowyer; two brothers, Howard Smith and Fred Smith; and one sister, Icie Kleine.
Mrs. Bowyer was a homemaker.

Viola M. Huffman

BUCKHANNON -- Viola Madeline Huffman, 77, of 10 Nona St., Buckhannon, died at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Davis Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Sago, a daughter of the late Elbert Lee and Elizabeth Dale Goss Huffman.
Surviving are one sister, Nellie Huffman Bennett, Buckhannon; two half sisters, Bonita Nantz, Sago, and Berta Thompson, Buckhannon; six half brothers, Bailey Huffman, Beverly, Berlin Huffman and Bobby Huffman, both of Buckhannon, and Benjamin Huffman, Bernard Huffman and Brian Huffman, all of Indian Camp; eight nephews, five nieces, 11 great-nieces and nephews, several great-grand-nieces and nephews.
Miss Huffman was a caregiver. She was a member of the Indian Camp Church and the Holbrooks Auxiliary, Womenís Christian Temperance Union.

Cora Elizabeth Matheny

Cora Elizabeth Matheny, 102, of Route 4, Box 202, Salem, died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Heartland of Clarksburg following a brief illness.
She was born June 26, 1897, in Doddridge County, a daughter of the late John T. and Lyda E. Jones Seders.
Her husband, Hiriam Lincoln Matheny, preceded her in death in 1964.
Surviving are one son, Ralph Matheny, Medway, Ohio; two grandchildren, Teddy Dennison, Wolf Summit, and David Matheny, Fairborn, Ohio; one great-granddaughter, Tamberly Lee Dennison; and a friend, Caroline Patrick.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Davis; five sisters and five brothers.
Mrs. Matheny was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.
Friends will be received at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ray Satterfield presiding. Interment will follow in the Coplin Cemetery.

Winnifred G. McIntyre

Winnifred Garrett McIntyre, 86, of 115 Edgewood Ave., Clarksburg, died at 4:27 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born July 11, 1913, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Anthony Evans and Frieda Fay Morrison Garrett.
Her husband, John Bryan McIntyre, whom she married on Feb. 6, 1937, preceded her in death on May 31, 1997.
Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn Garrett and Donald M. Barnhart Sr., Tipp City, Ohio; one nephew and his wife, Donald M. and Debby Barnhart Jr., Worthington, Ohio; two nieces, Florence Ann Wilcox, Coventry, La., and Bertha Morris, Carey, N.C.; five additional nephews, Lt. Col. (U.S. Marine Corps Retired) James Barr, Scottsdale, Ariz., Bryan McIntyre, Raleigh, N.C., John Barr, Los Angeles, Calif., Michael McIntyre, Powell, Ohio, and Orville Gump, Hilton, N.Y.; and one great-niece, Lauren Barnhart, Worthington.
Mrs. McIntyre was a graduate of West Virginia University. She retired in 1974 after 37 years of service as a teacher for the Harrison County Board of Education in the local Clarksburg area, including Victory and Liberty high schools.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarksburg, and a former member of the Hepzibah Baptist Church.
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. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Eric M. Faust conducting the service. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery.

Gerald L. Posten

PHILIPPI -- Gerald L. Posten, 68, of East Rochester, Ohio, formerly of Philippi, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, following a brief illness.
He was born June 23, 1931, in Philippi, a son of Corda Zeta Simpson Posten, Chestnut Street, Philippi, and the late Floyd Odbert Posten.
Also surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Ellen Jones, Triangle, Va., and Debra Kay Yakubik, Belington; one son, Odis Posten, Triangle; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Jean Sue) Rosier, Belington; and seven grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, William Floyd Posten and one sister, Rebecca Ann Haddix.
Mr. Posten was a retired truck driver.

Lanta E. Rader

GASSAWAY -- Lanta E. Rader, 91, of Gassaway, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 26, 1908, in West Virginia, a son of the late John and Rosie Simmons Rader.
Surviving are one son, John F. Rader, Gassaway; three grandchildren, Johnna Stalnaker, Jack Rader and Woody Rader; four great-grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, Cordel and Mackenzie; and two sisters, Marie Costello and Juanita Tanner, both of Ringgold, Ga.
Mr. Rader was Methodist, worked for the B&O Railroad as a car inspector, and was a car dealer in Gassaway.

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