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Obituaries & Death Notices 2002

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(The date in parenthesis represents when the full obituary was published in the Grant County Press)

Mrs. Esther A. Aronhalt, 60, of Mount Storm, died June 20, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

Born Oct. 3, 1941, in Mount Storm, she was the daughter of Mabel E. (Hawk) Aronhalt of Mount Storm and the late Arngie H. Aronhalt.

Besides her mother, she is survived by one son, Greg D. Aronhalt of Mount Storm; one sister, Marion P. Bayliss of Winchester, Va.; one brother, Edward W. Aronhalt of Mount Storm and four grandchildren, Trista Aronhalt, Marissa Aronhalt, Jani Kitzmiller and Christopher Kitzmiller.

Funeral services were June 24, at the Stewart Funeral Home chapel, Oakland, Md., with interment in the Bayard Cemetery. (6/25)
 
Mrs. Mary Rebecca (Kuykendall) Landes, 91, of Baltimore and formerly of Petersburg, died June 9, in Baltimore.

Born Oct. 10, 1910, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Ida B. (Sites) Kuykendall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse B. Landes, Feb. 3, 1997

She is survived by two daughters, Mary E. Mezger of Timonium, Md. and Gloria Stichel of Baltimore; one sister, Vina Hines of Dorcas; one brother, Jesse Kuykendall of Dorcas; two grandchildren, Robert M. Stichel and Laurie A. Stichel and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 14, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (6/18)
 
Mrs. Ruth Opal Dawson, 81, of Boonsboro, Md., died June 12, at Reeders Memorial Home, Boonsboro.

Born April 2, 1921, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Myrtle Alice Mongold. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. "Razz" Dawson, May 4, 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Bruce A. Dawson of Hagerstown, Md. and Ricky L. Dawson of Boonsboro; two sisters, Florence Borror of Cresaptown and Virginia Cleaver of Pinto, Md.; two brothers, Delmar Mongold of Crespatown and Donald Mongold of Petersburg; three grandchildren; one great-grandson and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 15, at Bast Funeral Home chapel, Boonsboro, with interment in the Boonsboro Cemetery. (6/18)
 
Mrs. Blanche Elizabeth (Ours) Vance, 80, of Dorcas, died June 13, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.

Born March 18, 1922, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late John Nicholas and Mary Belle Ours. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Edgar "Bill" Vance, Oct. 22, 1969.

She is survived by three sons, Delmer C. Vance of Cabins, Gene S. Vance of Dorcas and Gary A. Vance of Petersburg; four daughters, Neva W. Sites and Kathleen "Kitty" Champ, both of Petersburg, Esther G. Bergdoll of Arthur and Joan M. Terry of Lexington, N.C.; one sister, Delia (Ours) Thorne of Petersburg; one brother, John N. Ours Jr. of Petersburg; seven granddaughters; seven grandsons; one stepgranddaughter; eight great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 15, at the Brake Church of the Brethren, Dorcas, with interment in the Crites Cemetery, Dorcas.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6/18)
 
James Jonathan McClellen Redman, 94, of Petersburg, died June 14, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where he had resided since June 9, 1993.

Born April 19, 1908, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late John and Virginia (Gaiter) Redman. He was twice married and preceded in death by both wives, Viola (Gilmore) Redman and Hazel (Hackney) Redman.

He is survived by one son, Thomas M. Redman and wife, Clarissa, of Wellsville, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Selena Redman of Petersburg; nine grandchildren, James M. Redman, Timothy R. Redman, Sidney D. Redman, Barbara Dawn Smith, Gwendolyn A. Redman, Crystal Fraser, Thomas Redman Jr., Tracey Lee Redman and Randall Redman; four stepgrandchildren, Celeste West, Lisa West Smith, Tammy West Tanner and Dale Anthony West; 11 great-grandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 17, at The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6/18)
 
John C. Martin, 88, of Indianapolis, Ind. and formerly of Burlington and Mount Storm, died May 31, at St. Francis Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Beulah M. (Blackburn) Martin; one son, Andrew Martin of Granite City, Ill., one daughter, Regina Fox of Indianapolis; one sister, Betty Pierce of Clarksburg; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 4, at the Little and Sons Beech Grove chapel, Beech Grove, Ind. (6/11)
 
Carl Junior Davis, 58, of Moorefield, died June 2, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Dec. 11, 1943, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Carl and Hazel (Worth) Davis.

He is survived by two sons, Carl W. Davis of Hedgesville and James M. Davis of Inwood;; four daughters, Teresa I. Davis, Melissa A. Davis, Patricia Davis and Lisa Davis, all of Inwood; four stepdaughters, Brenda Flanagan, Tammy Lewis, Rose Mullins and Melody Heap, all of Moorefield; one brother, Bruce Davis of Goshen, Ind.; three sisters, Judy Dolly of Strasburg, Va., Sue VanMeter of Petersburg and Patsy Sites of Dorcas; six grandchildren and four stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were June 5, at the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield, with interment in the Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. (6/11)
 
Jerry Leroy Nuhfer, 61, of Petersburg, died June 4, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 3, 1940, in Venus, Pa., he was the son of the late Andrew L. Nuhfer and Josephine (Stellman) Nuhfer.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Hiroko (Nakao) Nuhfer; one son, Fire Controlman Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Hiromi Nuhfer - U.S. Navy, Great Lakes, Ill.; four sisters, Frances A. Nuhfer of State College, Pa., Mary Jo (Richard) Masko of Carnegie, Pa., Margaret J. (Dennis) Dayne of Glendora, Calif., and Rose M. (James) Churchley of Yakima, Wash. and two brothers, James L. Nuhfer of Camarillo, Calif. and Andrew J. Nuhfer of Lewiston, Mich.

Memorial mass was June 10, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Full military honors were conducted by the combined veteran organizations of Grant County, accompanied by the Petersburg High School JROTC. (6/11)
 
Miss Elizabeth Wilson "Betsy" Alt, 44, of Petersburg, died June 5, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Oct. 10, 1957, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of Lowell E. Alt of Petersburg and the late Elizabeth (Smith) Alt.

Besides her father, she is survived by four brothers, Lowell E. Alt Jr. of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Malcolm "Mike" Alt of Naples, Fla., "Smitty" Alt of Petersburg and Wilson M. Alt of Charlotte, N.C.; one niece, Sally Alt of Austin, Texas and one nephew, Greg Alt of Seattle, Wash.

Funeral services were June 8, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (6/11)
 
Mrs. Bernice (Sites) Shrader, 70, of Petersburg, died June 6, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Nov. 29, 1931, in Whitmer, she was the daughter of the late Osce Sites and Dorothy (Dolly) Sites. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Shrader, whom she married July 11, 1953. He died June 24, 1998.

She is survived by one daughter, Debra Mitchell and husband, Jeff, of Petersburg; two sisters, Shirley Kutz of Fredericksburg, Va. and Shelva Propst of LaPlata, Md.; two brothers, Bobby G. Sites of Dover, Del. and Blake W. Sites of Fairfax, Va.; one granddaughter, Samantha Mitchell; sister-in-law, Georgia K. Hobbs of Harrisonburg, Va. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 9, at the Grove Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg, with interment was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Franklin.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (6/11)
 
Mrs. Edith Louise (Iman) Sternat, 88, of Arbutus, Md. and formerly of Petersburg, died June 8, at Hammonds Lane Nursing Home, Baltimore.

Born Nov. 16, 1913, in Pendleton County, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Evalina (Lantz) Iman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, George F. Sternat.

She is survived by three brothers, Herbert Iman of Petersburg, Thomas Iman of Dundalk, Md. and Robert Iman of Arbutus.; two sisters, Mildred Lewis of Petersburg and Lillian Thorn of Keyser; two stepgrandchildren, Vickie Burns and John Listman; one stepgreat-grandson, Jeremy Burns and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were June 12, at Ambrose Funeral Home, Arbutus, with interment in the Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, Md. (6/11)
 
Mrs. Kimberly K. Turner-Shelton of Ypsilanti, Mich., 43, died May 5, at her residence, after a battle with cancer.

Born Nov. 25, 1958, in Arlington, Va., she was the daughter of Rose (Swick) Turner of Ypsilanti, formerly of Petersburg, and the late Robert H. Turner.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Steven Shelton; two children, Logan and Kirstan Shelton; one sister, Sheila Gillman of Ypsilanti and two nieces, Sabrina Gillman and Samantha Gillman, both of Ypsilanti. She was the niece of Helen Hartman, Virginia Phillips, Robert Swick and Roger Swick, all of Petersburg; Kathleen Roomsburg and John Swick, both of Moorefield and Lucy Martin of Fairfax Station, Va.

The funeral mass was May 11, at the St. Francis of Assisi Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stark Funeral Service Moore Memorial Chapel, Ypsilanti. (6/4)
 
Elvin Swisher Riggleman, 85, of Petersburg, died May 25, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born July 15, 1916, in Hardy County, he was the son of the late Roy Gipson and Mary Susan (Simmons) Riggleman. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Etta V. (Crites) Riggleman, May 3, 1993.

He is survived by one daughter, Linda M. Allen of Winchester, Va.; two sons, Dean Riggleman and Bruce A. Riggleman, both of Petersburg; five sisters, Nellie Weatherholtz of Moorefield, Vista Eskridge and Dixie D. Mauzy, both of Winchester, Irene Iman and Mary Ellen Mauzy, both of Petersburg; two brothers, Glen C. Riggleman of Westernport, Md. and Roy G. Riggleman Jr. of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Donavon "Bucky" Riggleman of Morgantown, Tonia Jones and Tara Riggleman, both of Petersburg and Rick Allen of Winchester and two great-grandchildren, Adam Edward Jones and Ashlin Riggleman.

Funeral services were May 28, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Newhouse Cemetery, Rig. (6/4)


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