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Obituaries for Saturday, September 12, 1998

Ethel M. Bott

WESTON -- Ethel M. Bott, 78, of Vandalia community died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following a brief illness.

She was born March 26, 1920, at Finster Mills, a daughter of the late Garrett and Ada Bonnett Finster.

Her husband, Noah Bott, whom she married Sept. 4, 1947 survives.

Also surviving are one brother, Wilbur Finster and sister-in-law, Jeri Finster, both of Akron, Ohio; a special friend, Mary Jane Ables, who made her home with the Botts for 24 years, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Paul Finster.

Mrs. Bott was a member of the Vandalia United Methodist Church and the Vandalia Homemakers Extension Club.

Friends will be received from 6-9 p.m. today at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Doug Smailes assisted by the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Wimer Cemetery at Straight Fork.

Fred Cogar

WESTON -- Fred Cogar, 85, of Route 2, Jane Lew, Good Hope community, died at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in Lida Clark Personal Care Home, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 9, 1912, in Centralia, Braxton County, the son of the late Dutch Cogar and Sarah Hosey Cogar.

His wife, Lexie Merle Gregory Cogar, whom he married Dec. 21, 1944, survives.

Surviving are one son, Gary Cogar, Good Hope; six daughters, Scharolett Dunlap and Judy McGary, both of Good Hope, Dolly Floyd, Norlina, N.C., Norma Smith, Richwood, and Elizabeth Dodrill and Marjorie Donato, both of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Cogar, and one daughter, Bonnie Taylor.

Mr. Cogar was a retired coal miner with Consolidated Coal Company of Moundsville, a 46 year member of the United Mine Workers and a Methodist.

Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, at Floyd Funeral Home, 402 Main Avenue, Weston. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeff Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.

Warren Lamb

BUCKHANNON -- Warren Lamb, 78, of HC 71, Box 27, Ellamore, died at 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at his residence.

He was born July 15, 1920, in Ellamore, a son of the late Lennie Lamb and Clarcie Zirkle Lamb.

His wife, Alverta Miller Lamb, whom he married in 1946, preceded him in death in 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Clarcie Shaffer, Ellamore, and Regina "Toad¨ Simmons, Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Rudolph Lamb and Charles Joseph Lamb, both of Ellamore; two brothers, Glenville Lamb, Elkins, and Vincent Lamb, Atwater, Ohio; three granddaughters, Jennifer Shaffer and Heather Simmons, both of Charlotte, N.C., and Pam Shaffer, Ellamore; two grandsons, K.J. Shaffer and Charlie Shaffer, both of Ellamore.

He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Vera Louise Lamb and Sara Ann Lamb; two sisters, Nellie Stalnaker and Vera Tenney and two brothers, Lennie Ruben Lamb and Douglas Lamb.

Mr. Lamb was an equipment operator, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attended Gertrude Chapel United Methodist Church.

Eugene L. Lowe

GLENVILLE -- Eugene L. Lowe, 79, of Tanner, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg following an extended illness.

He was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Walton, the son of the late William L. and Lucy M. Lowe.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Lowe was a graduate of Walton High School and Glenville State College and attended Marshall College and West Virginia University. He was graduated from Glenville State College with honors in 1948.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946, honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Immediately after college graduation he worked as a bookkeeper for a corporation in Parkersburg. He taught business education at Normantown High School for several years.

Mr. Lowe was manager of the Book Store at Glenville State College. He served as Gilmer County's Director of Title I (A Federal Education Program). He was employed as a curriculum specialist in Title III for seven central West Virginia counties. He worked several years at the Kanawha Union Bank, and retired from Glenville State College in 1979. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, Harmony Lodge No. 68 of Tanner. He served as Grand Treasurer for the lodge for several years. He was a member of the Gilmer County Retired School Employees, a member of the Gilmer County Farm Bureau for several years, a member of American Association of Retired Persons, a member of the Pioneer Amateur Radio Association in Gilmer County, an amateur radio operator for several years and a member of the American Radio Relay League. He was a qualified volunteer examiner who assisted in giving amateur radio examinations.

He was a member of the Gilmer County Senior Citizens, where he served on the Board of Directors for several years, a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Walton and was involved in many community activities.

Naomi E. Molisee

MALDEN -- Naomi E. Molisee, 79, of Culloden, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Columbia Putnam General Hospital, Teays Valley, following an extended illness.

She was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Morgantown, a daughter of the late Jacob Clark and Bertha Huggins Clark.

Her husband, John B. Molisee, preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Runyon, Culloden, and Carol Garland, and two sons, Harlan Molisee, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and John Molisee of Mooresville, N.C.; one sister, Alice Trent, Baltimore, Md., and one brother, Frank Clark, Baltimore, Md.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Molisee was a member of the Open Door Apostolic Church, Charleston. She and her husband pastored the East View Apostolic Faith Church in Clarksburg for 44 years.

Ruthie M. Smith

BROOMMALL, Pa. -- Ruthie Maud Swiger Smith died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998 at Darby, Pa.

She was born March 8, 1905, in Reynoldsville, a daugher of the late George W. Swiger and Minnie Williams Swiger.

Her husband, Edward K. Smith, survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Frankie M. Winter and Bertha L. Fitzsimons; one son Clarence M. Smith; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She had been a film librarian for the Department of the Army at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pa., and had been retired many years.

In lieu of flowers it has been requested any contributions be made to the Reynoldsville Baptist Church.


Elizabeth Starn

FAIRMONT -- Elizabeth Jane Starn, 56, of Fairmont, Colfax community, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998 at her home.

She was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Shinnston, a daughter of the late Ned and Elizabeth Pillo Zecco.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Steven Daniels, Clarksburg; one son, Rod Downey, Fairmont; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lucy and Anthony Talerico, Fairmont, and Rosanne and Angelo Cicco, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Cameron Daniels, Adrienne Daniels, Bruce Hardesty, Lance Downey and Max Downey; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Sarah Gresse.

Mrs. Starn was retired from Westinghouse-North American Philips in Fairmont with over 30 years of service. She was a member of Union Local 627. She was a graduate of Shinnston High School, Class of 1960 and the Clarksburg Beauty Academy.