Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2002

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Delbert Ketterman, 64, of Onego, died Sept. 13, at Cortland Acres, Thomas, where he had been a resident for four and a half years.

Born Oct. 3, 1937, in Onego, he was the son of the late Arlie and Beula (Harper) Ketterman.

He is survived by one sister, Arvella Haren, Warren, Ohio; two brothers, Hancel Ketterman and Oran Ketterman, both of Onego; two nieces, Karen Elliot of Harrisonburg, Va. and Deloris Haren of Warren; and two nephews, Allen Ketterman and Richard Ketterman, both of Harrisonburg,

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 22, at the Seneca United Methodist Church, with interment in the North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/24) 
 
Mrs. Katherine Locke, 77, of St. Petersburg, Fla. and formerly of Katy, died Sept. 13, at the Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, following an extended illness.

Born Feb. 18, 1925, in Four States, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Vargo) Doshen. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Neal L. Locke Sr., whom she married Jan. 31, 1942.

She is survived by four sons, Roger Locke of Petersburg, Neal Locke of Rachel, Charles Locke of St. Petersburg and Richard Locke of Richmond, Va.; 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at Dent-Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington, Sept. 17, with interment in the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Morgantown. (9/24)
 
June Elaine (Painter) Veach Ph.D., 68, of Dale City, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 19, at Prince William Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Marvin L. and Sara M. Painter.

She is survived by one daughter, Sarah Anne Veach of Dale City; two sons, Leslie Calvin Veach and his wife, Sabra of Winchester, Va. and Douglas Lysle Veach and his wife, Sally, of Woodstock, Va.; one brother, James Paul Painter of Winchester; and six grandchildren, Brandi M.J. Singleton of Dale City, Cassidy A. Veach, Callie A. Veach and Cameron A. Veach, all of Winchester, Victoria M. Veach and Foster E. Veach, both of Woodstock.

A memorial service was conducted Sept. 22, at Bethel United Methodist Church, Woodbridge. Interment was private.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mountcastle Funeral Home, Dale City. (9/24)
 
Roscoe "Elwood" Chapman, 73, of Mt. Storm, died Sept. 21, at the home of his daughter in Bayard. 

Born May 25, 1929, in Martinsburg, he was a son of the late Roscoe and Alma (Conrad) Chapman.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lola (Martin) Chapman; one daughter, Phyllis Judy of Bayard; four sisters, Deloris Aronhalt, Elk Garden, Eva Jean Wickwire, Uniontown, Ohio, Charlotte Kitzmiller, Petersburg and Norma Kline, Barborton, Ohio; two brothers, Marvin Chapman, Elk Garden and Gerald Chapman, Mt. Storm; three grandchildren, one stepgrandchild and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and hephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 24, at the House of Prayer, with interment in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Mt. Storm.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, Md. (9/24) 
 
Denton J. Wolford, 63, of Pasadena, Md., died Sept. 7, at North Arundel Hospital, from heart failure

Born Jan. 17, 1939, in Cabins, he was the son of the late Jonah E. and Sarah (Moyers) Wolford.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Thorne) Wolford; two daughters, Deborah A. Wolford of Pasadena and Janet D. Greever of Davidsonville; one stepson, Douglas W. Neff of Moorefield; one brother, Roy Wolford of Glen Burnie, Md.; two sisters, Alverta Miller of Westminister, Md. and Laura Mae Conner of Aspen, Pa. and four grandchildren, Nikki Greever, Denny Greever, Tara Neff and Quinton Neff.

Funeral services were Sept. 10, at the Stalling Funeral Home chapel, PA., Pasadena, with interment in the Pipe Creek Cemetery, Linwood, Md. 

Memorial services were Sept. 14, at the Wolford Home at Dorcas,. (9/17)
 
Mrs. Vena Cleota (Mowry) Zirk, 80, of Stephens City, Va., and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 9, at her home.

Born Dec. 6, 1921, she was the daughter of the late James Webster and Mamie Lee Mowery. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marion Leroy Zirk, April 23, 1999. They were married Oct. 20, 1939, in Winchester, Va.

She is survived by two sons, Marion Wilson Zirk of Star Tannery, Va. and James Sherwood Zirk of Bunker Hill; three daughters, Georgianna Lee Hartley of Stephens City, Donna Judy Willingham of Williamsport, Md. and Joyce Wanda Mills of Ashland, Va.; two sisters, Blondena Good of Knoxville, Md. and Kathleen Hatfield of Ladysmithe, Va.; one brother, James Mowry of Petersburg; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 13, at Omps Funeral Home, South Chapel, with interment in the Shenandoah Memorial Park, Winchester. (9/17)
 
Allison Marie Cosner of Petersburg, died at birth, Sept. 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born Sept. 11, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of Bradley Owen and Jeanette Lee (Barger) Cosner of Petersburg.

Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Tyler Owen Cosner and Andrew Lee Cosner, both of Petersburg; grandparents, Roger and Mary Ann Barger of Petersburg, Randy and Jill Cosner of Burlington and Gary and Sharon Thorne of Dorcas; great-grandparents, Mary Alice Hedrick and Ford and Mary Mallow, all of Petersburg, Marian Amtower of Mount Storm and Denver and Mable Barger of Jordan Run and great-great-grandfather, Loy Dolly of Burlington.

Graveside services were Sept. 13, at South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/17)
 
Mrs. Opal Bell Kisamore, 80, of Petersburg, died Sept. 13, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 29, 1922, in Bowden, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Della (Wooden) Wyant.

She is survived by her husband, Henry E. Kisamore, whom she married Dec. 6, 1937; two sons, Lorenzo Kisamore of Akron and Danny Kisamore of Riverton; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

At her request, she was cremated.

Memorial services were Sept. 14, at Grove Street U.M. Church,.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/17)
 
Mrs. Pearl Gladys (Landis) Judy, 84, of Petersburg, died Aug. 31, at her residence.

Born Jan. 17, 1918, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Cora Alice (Alt) Landis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Oliver Judy, March 3, 1989.

She is survived by three sons, James "Jim" Judy and wife, Juanita and Gerald Judy and wife, Judith, all of Petersburg and Randall Judy and wife, Margaret, of Dorcas; three daughters, Carol Beck and husband, Charles and Dotty Oates and husband, Jerry, all of Petersburg and Beverly Halterman and husband, Gene, of New Creek; one sister, Gail (Landis) Parker of Arthur; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren and two foster great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 3, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (9/10)
 
Mrs. Annie Evelyn (Riggleman) Kimble, 80, of Elkins, died Aug. 31, at Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins.

Born Oct. 22, 1921, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Verna (Calhoun) Riggleman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvie Martin Kimble, Nov. 8, 1985. They were married Dec. 19, 1944.

She is survived by three sons, Alvie D. "Joe" Kimble of Flatwoods, Larry Kimble of Elkins and Roger Kimble of Coalton; six daughters, Shirley George of Lordstown, Ohio, Linda Haines and Sharon Coberly, both of Elkins, Patsy Cates and Debbie Ratzer, both of Beverly and Carol Mayton of Colonial Heights, Va.; two sisters, Ruth Cline of Arthur and Dorothy Shobe of Petersburg; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 4, at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home chapel, Elkins, with interment was in the Elkins Memorial Gardens (formerly the I.O.O.F. Cemetery), Elkins. (9/10)
 
Foster Elwood Bennett Sr., 68, of Seneca Rocks, died Sept. 1, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born June 22, 1934, in Onego, he was the son of the late Estel and Iva (Dolly) Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Lora (Dolly) Bennett of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sons, Paul Dolly and Charles Bennett, both of Damascus, Md.; three daughters, Lois Bennett and Linda Bennett, both of Gaithersburg and Loretta Cooley of Damacus; four sisters, Vallie Kisamore of Cabins, Merle Sites of Petersburg, Shirley Flohr of Augusta and Josie Payne of Fredericksburg, Md.; three brothers, Clifford Bennett of Maysville, Chester Bennett of Onego and Paul Bennett of Monrovia, Md.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were Sept. 4, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Bennett Family Cemetery, Onego. (9/10)
 
Mrs. Delphia Mae Champ, 87, of Petersburg, died Sept. 2, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since December 1999.

Born May 30, 1915, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Miles Perry and Floda Mae (Flanagan) Kimble. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Cora Kimble.

She is survived by three sons, James Champ of Estacada, Ore., Elmer Champ and George Champ, both of Petersburg; one daughter, Velma Kesner of Petersburg; four half sisters, Pauline Keplinger and Frances Crites, both of Petersburg, Rosalee Thorne of Dorcas and Wilma Lee Haggerty of Keyser; five half brothers, Carl Kimble of Lockport, N.Y., Roger Kimble of Fisher, Wilkie Kimble and Bob Kimble, both of Petersburg and Freddy Kimble of Moorefield; seven grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 6, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the South Branch Valley Memorial Gardens, Petersburg. (9/10)
 
Mrs. Anna Lucia (Bumphrey) Hoffmann, 82, of Locust Grove, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 2, at the home of her nephew, Donald and Mildred Sites of Locust Grove, where she had resided.

Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Bass, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Louisana Harriet (Mongold) Bumphrey.

She is survived by two sisters, Pauline Sites of Petersburg and Lena Butler of Falls Church and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the Bumphrey Family Cemetery, Durgon. (9/10)
 
Mrs. Jacqueline Ann "Jackie" (Harrison) Nelson Morris, 57, of Stafford, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Sept. 2, at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.

Born Oct. 30, 1944, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late John G. and Betty (Peters) Harrison.

She is survived by one son, Eric Shawn Nelson of Winchester, Va.; one daughter, Shannon Nelson of Stafford; one grandson, Justin Anthony Nelson; one sister, Barbara Sherman of Sterling Park, Va., and a niece and nephew, Jennifer Sherman and Greg Sherman, both of Sterling Park.

Memorial services were Sept. 5, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg.(9/10)
 
Mrs. Edith Mae Hall, 86, of Parkersburg, died Sept. 4, at the Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

Born May 28, 1916, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Hattie V. Getz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, H. Brooks Hall.

She is survived by one daughter, Carole Wayne (Hall) Carter of Parkersburg; one brother, Austin T. Getz of Fairmont and one granddaughter, Ashley Wiltsey of Parkersburg.

Funeral services were Sept. 6, at the Grace Lutheran Church, Fairmont, with interment in the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont. (9/10)
 
Michael Christopher Melia, 51, of Fairfax, Va., died Sept. 4, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax.

Born Nov. 7, 1950, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late John Sanford Melia and Margaret Ann (Morris) Melia Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife, Judith (Beigbeder) Melia; one son, Michael Christopher Smith of Fishers, Ind.; one daughter, Lauren Michelle Melia of Kansas; two sisters, Frances Maureen Chapman of Stafford, Va. and Margaret Dian Watts of Maysville; two half-brothers, Stefan Hollis Gilbert of Gainesboro, Tenn. and Brian Daniel Gilbert of Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, including Vanessa Lynn Watts of Syracuse, N.Y. and Jennifer Dian (Watts) McIntyre of Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Private services were Sept. 6, at the Everly Funeral Home in Fairfax. At his request, the body was cremated. (9/10)
 
Glenn E. Alt, 84, of Winchester, Va., died Sept. 5, at Winchester Medical Center, as the result of a single truck accident.

Born Aug. 23, 1918, in Grant County, he was the son of the late Charles E. Alt and Daisy (Judy) Alt.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn (Hess) Alt, whom he wed, Oct. 15, 1938 in Petersburg; one son, Mickey C. Alt; one daughter, Mary Glenna Alt; two sisters, Rosa A, McGuinness of Keyser and Virgie A. Bell of Winchester; and one grandson.

Funeral services were Sept. 9, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel, Winchester, with interment in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester. (9/10)
 
David Wilton "Russ" Moyer, 63, of Mount Crawford, Va., died Sept. 5, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.

Born May 6, 1939, in Fort Defiance, Va., he was the son of the late Edward and Dimple (Sutton) Moyer.

He is survived by his wife, Jean (Whetzel) Moyer, a former Grant County resident, whom he married June 22, 1958; four daughters, Debra Kauffman of Churchville, Va., Dimple Moyer and Donna Moyer, both of Mount Crawford and Diana Shull of Bridgewater, Va.; nine brothers, Charles Moyer of Reva, Va., Steve Moyer of Chattanooga, Tenn., Ray Moyer and Macon Moyer, both of Staunton, Va., Sidney Moyer of Bridgewater, Larry Moyer of Akron, Ohio, William Moyer of Murrel's Inlet, S.C., Joseph Moyer of Grottoes, Va. and Roger Moyer of Harrisonburg, Va.; five sisters, Janet Morris of Fort Defiance, Barbara Miller of Grottoes, Hope Burner of McGaheysville, Va., Judy Wheelbarger of Harrisonburg and Nancy Coffman of Keezletown, Va.; four grandchildren, Phillip Kauffman, David Kauffman, Cara Kauffman and Mackenzie Shull and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 7, at the Bethany United Methodist Church, with interment in the Mount Crawford Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home, Bridgewater. (9/10)
 
Vernon Ray Lewis, 66, of Grant Town and formerly of Petersburg, died Friday, Sept. 6, at Fairmont General Hospital, Fairmont.

Born Jan. 25, 1936, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Arthur and Elmae (Bunner) Lewis.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Ree (Broxton) Lewis, whom he married March 14, 1959; three daughters, Julie Ware of Brandywine, Md., Sherry Gueli of Farmingville, N.Y. and Tina Nicholson of Lusby; four sisters, Arlena Bouffard of Stafford, Va., Leona Kimble of Petersburg, Pansy Kimble of Woodbridge, Va. and Mildred Riggleman of Winchester, Va.; one brother, Ralph Lewis of Fort Washington, Md.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sept. 8, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in the North Mill Creek Cemetery, Dorcas. Military graveside service was conducted by combined veteran organizations of Grant County, accompanied by the Petersburg High School JROTC. (9/10)
 
Rosemary Virginia Didawick, 48, of Fairmont and formerly of Mount Storm, died Sept. 7, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Born Nov. 15, 1953, at Mount Storm, she was the daughter of the late Willie Edward Didawick and Viola Lee (Lewis) Didawick. 

She is survived by four brothers, William Keplinger of Fairmont, with whom she resided, David Keplinger and Virgil Didawick, both of Elk Garden and Edward Didawick of Martinsburg; three sisters, Charlotte Hartman and Dorothy Lambka, both of Mount Storm and Bonnie Jones of Kearneysville; eight nephews, seven nieces and 11 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 10, at the Locust Grove Church of the Brethren, Mount Storm, with interment in the Cosner Family Cemetery at Mount Storm.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/10)
 
Jobe McKinley Redman, 81, of Petersburg, died Sept. 8, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg. He had been a resident since June 4, 2001.

Born March 6, 1921, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late McKinley Seymour Redman and Luella Redman Beckwith. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ardella (Gaiter) Redman, Feb. 6, 1965.

Surviving are two sons, Wayne Richard Redman of Baltimore and Gordon Ray Redman of Petersburg; one daughter, Theresa Fazenbaker of Bellaire, Ohio; two brothers, Pastor Calvin S. Redman Sr. of Petersburg and King M. Beckwith of Moorefield; five sisters, Lillian Redman and Irene Gaiter of Petersburg, Lola Gates and Judith Redman of Cumberland, Md. and Carol Jean Campbell of Keyser; 10 grandchildren, Richard Redman, Daren Redman, Danielle Redman, Thomas Fazenbaker, Shelby Smith, Lawrence Redman Jr., Matthew Kline, Jamie Kline, Kelly Kline and Billi Jo Kline; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sept. 10, at The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/10)
 
Gaynell M. "Bunny" Eagle, 79, formerly of Keyser and residing at Cumberland Nursing Home, Cumberland, Md., died Aug. 23, at the nursing home.

Born Nov. 2, 1922, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Christopher Columbus "Bud" Martin and Minnie Myrtle (Stump) Martin.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Harry E. "Jim Biz" Eagle of Cumberland Nursing Home, Cumberland; one daughter, Linda Suzi Kaylor of Cumberland; one granddaughter, Valerie Knippenberg and one grandson, John E. Kaylor II, both of Cumberland; one half sister, Elsie Whitmer of Petersburg; and a niece, Mary Pope of Texas.

At her request, her body was donated to the Maryland Anatomy Board, Baltimore.

A memorial service took place Aug. 27, at the Cumberland Nursing Home, Cumberland. (9/3)
 
Ione (Gray) Rexroad, 87, of Petersburg, died Aug. 26, at her residence.

Born Aug. 28, 1914 in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Millard F. Gray and Anna Augusta (Barger) Gray.

On Nov. 18, 1934, she married Victor John Rexroad, who preceded her in death, Jan. 18, 1981. She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by five sons, Reginald G. Rexroad of Saltville, Va., Donald W. Rexroad of Whaleysville, Md., Arnold L. Rexroad of Berryville, Va., and Allan T. Rexroad and Millard D. Rexroad, both of Maysville; two daughters, Patricia Johnson and Sally Weeks, both of Indian Head, Md.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 29., at the Main Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (9/3)
 
Lola S. Kelley, 70, of Burlington, died Aug. 27, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va.

Born Sept. 12, 1931, at Rada, she was the daughter of the late Alvy and Hettie (Shoemaker) Kelley.

Surviving is her husband of 52 years, Curtis Eugene Kelley; one son, Delmas E. Kelley of Purgitsville; one daughter, Carla J. McManamay of Leesburg, Va.; two brothers, James A. Kelley of Cocoa Beach, Fla. and Roy C. Kelley of Gaithersburg, Md.; two grandchildren, Kurtis A. Kelley and Chad Osterhoudt; and one great-grandson, Garrett Osterhoudt.

Funeral services were Aug. 31, at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington chapel, with interment in the Elijah High Cemetery, Purgitsville. (9/3)


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