Miscellaneous Grant County, West Virginia
Obituaries & Death Notices 2000

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Landes
Jimmie S. Landes Sr., 63, of Franklin, died Nov. 17, on U.S. Route 33 East, Brandywine.
Born Aug. 23, 1937, in Smoke Hole, he was the son of Donna (Thompson) Landes Cassidy of Bridgewater, Va., and the late Amby Landes.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Judy (Grimm) Landes, whom he married July 2, 1963; three sons, Bruce Landes and Jimmie Landes Jr., both of Harrisonburg and Rex Landes of Upper Tract; two sisters, Joan Landes of Florida and Jean Clark of Linville, Va.; one brother, Steve Landes of Linville; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services were Nov. 19, at the Kimble Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with the Rev. Edgar Null officiating. (11/28)
 
Snyder
Mrs. Wilda (Shobe) Snyder, 90, of Lahmansville and a resident of the Grant County Nursing Home since June 16, 1997, died Nov. 20, at the nursing home.
Born March 13, 1910, in Dorcas, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Ida F. (Bergdoll) Shobe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R. Gladstone Snyder, Sept. 5, 1997. She was the last member of her immediate family.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews including: JoAnn S. Harman and Carolyn S. Goldizen, both of Lahmansville, Bradley Shobe of Dorcas, Joan C. Rosenberger of Stephens City, Va., Billy Paul Mays and Betty Lee Shelton, both of Roseland, Va., Becky S. Peters of Petersburg, Margaret S. Bensenhaver of Virginia Beach, Va., Shirley S. Williams of Albuquerque, N.M., Barbara Jean Snyder, resident of Grant County Nursing Home and Robert M. Snyder of Davis.
Eastern Star Chapter 146 conducted services, Nov. 21, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel.
Funeral services were Nov. 22, at the funeral home chapel, with interment in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville. (11/28)
 
Bergdoll
Mrs. Esta Margaret (Weese) Bergdoll, 93, of Dorcas, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, at her home.
Born June 25, 1907, in Arthur, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Madeline (Simon) Weese. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Evers Bergdoll, June 3, 1973. She was the last member of her immediate family.
She is survived by four daughters, Aldene Brake, Maxine Roby and Wanda (Bergdoll) Curl, all of Petersburg and Barbara (Bergdoll) Ours of Manassas, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Nov, 24, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with nterment in Bergdoll Family Cemetery, Rough Run. (11/28)

Rohrbaugh
Vernon Earl "Jimmy" Rohr-baugh, 85, of Maysville, died Nov. 21, at the E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Center, Baker, where he had resided since Dec. 20, 1999.
Born Feb. 23, 1915, in Jordan Run, he was the son of the late Henry Edward and Essie Virginia "Virgie" (Hawk) Rohrbaugh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel V. (Amtower) Rohrbaugh, July 28.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane Goldizen of Maysville and Louise Carrigan of Annandale, Va.; two sons, Galen Rohrbaugh of Oakland, Md. and Harold Rohrbaugh of Falls Church, Va.; three sisters, Iona Cook of Maysville, Vuelta Aronhalt of Elk Garden and Lila Perticone of Forest Hill, Md.; five grandsons, David Rohrbaugh, Allen Rohrbaugh, Galen Rohrbaugh Jr., Scott Rohrbaugh and Robbie Goldizen; one foster grandson, Shawn Rohrbaugh; four granddaughters, Gail Shope, Cheryl Rohrbaugh, Dana Carrigan and Kimberly Goldizen; and 11 great-grandchildren, Jeremy Rohrbaugh, Michael Rohrbaugh, Chris Rohrbaugh, Brandon Rohrbaugh, Matthew Rohrbaugh, Nick Rohrbaugh, Jason Rohrbaugh, Natalie Rohrbaugh, Kayla Sharkey, Martin Turner and Jordan Rohrbaugh.
Funeral services were Nov. 25, at the Jordan Run Union Church, with interment in South Branch Memorial Gardens, Petersburg.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg (11/28)
 
Kuykendall
Mrs. Arleta Marie (Bodkin) Kuykendall, 84, of Milam, died Nov. 23, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.
Born Oct. 26, 1916, at Fort Seybert, she was the daughter of the late James and Louise Kee Bodkin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Calvin H. Kuykendall, February 1986.
She is survived by one son, Harlan Kuykendall of Milam; two sisters, Norene Rodgers of Petersburg and Reva Hevener of Franklin; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Nov. 27, at the Elmore-Chambers Funeral Home chapel, Moorefield, with interment in Kuykendall Family Cemetery, Milam. (11/28)
 
McNemar
Mrs. Leatha V. McNemar, 84, of Keyser, died Friday, Nov. 24, at the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, Md.
Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Grant County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel A. and Ida Mae (Hyde) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry J. McNemar, Nov. 14, 1991.
She is survived by one son, Eugene McNemar of Burlington; one daughter, Freda "Becky" Fertig of Kearneysville; two brothers, Lloyd Smith and Milford Smith, both of Martin; one sister, Martha Pyles of New Creek; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were Nov. 28, at the Knobley Memorial Gardens, Martin.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser. (11/28)
 
Riggleman
Oscar Eugene Riggleman Sr., 62, of Haymarket, Va., died Nov. 24, at the Prince William Hospital, Manassas, Va.
Born Aug. 5, 1938, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Oscar Dayton Riggleman and Leora (Landis) Riggleman Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Mallie B. Riggleman; two daughters, Scarlet Van Deman and Dawn Smith, both of Gainesville, Va.; two sons, Buddy Riggleman and Junior Riggleman, both of Haymarket; two sisters, Mary Ann Williams of Lovettesville, Va. and Martha Alice Sites of Stephens City, Va.; two brothers, Denver Riggleman and J.D. Riggleman, both of Petersburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Nov. 27, at the Moser Funeral Home chapel, Warrenton, Va., with interment in Middleburg Memorial Cemetery, Middleburg, Va. (11/28)

Cowger
Roland Dyer Cowger, 87, of Franklin, died Nov. 25, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.
Born Aug. 17, 1913, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late John Preston Sr. and Nora May (Dyer) Cowger. 
He is survived by his wife, Helen Lucile (Landers) Cowger; two sisters, Janet Cowger of Harrisonburg and Ruth Cowger of Fort Seybert; and one brother, John Preston Cowger Jr. of Harrisonburg.
Funeral services were Nov. 28, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Franklin, with interment in Fairview Cemetery, Fort Seybert. (11/28)

Rotruck
Walter T. "Dick" Rotruck, 82, of Keyser and formerly of Martin, died Saturday, Nov. 25, at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va. 
Born May 17, 1918, in Ridgeville, he was the son of the late Adolph and Susan Elizabeth (Smith) Rotruck. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Jean (Davis) Rotruck, Oct. 9. 1985.
He is survived by two sons, Lyle D. Rotruck of Ranson and Walter C. Rotruck of Martinsburg; two daughters, Ellen Susan Martin of Summit Point and Robin Z. Rotruck of Ranson; one brother, Willie John "Bill" Rotruck of New Cummerstown, Ohio; two sisters, Pauline Funkhauser and Helen Baker, both of Keyser; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Gloria, Philip and Amanda Rotruck, John J. Ours, Rebecca Rotruck, Ellen Wiles, Sarah Swisher and Susan Martin; one great-grandson, Kristopher Rotruck; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Nov. 28, at the Smith Funeral Home chapel, Keyser, with interment in Thrush Cemetery, Antioch. Graveside military honors were accorded. (11/28)

Sheaffer
Mrs. Lena Alice Sheaffer, 97, of Waynesboro, Va. and formerly of Petersburg, died Saturday, Nov. 25, at St. Luke's Assistant Living, Waynesboro.
Born Oct. 4, 1903, in Baker, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Mary (Hicks) Heishman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Lee E. Sheaffer in 1978 She was the last member of her immediate family.
She is survived by one son, the Rev. Lee B. Sheaffer of Richmond, Va.; three daughters, Margaret D. Blagg of Doe Hill, Va., Martha R. Palmer of McDowell, Va. and Ruth A. Daugherty of Lancaster, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Nov. 28, at the Grove Street United Methodist Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/28)

Reynolds
Lucele Rebecca Reynolds, 70, of Hagerstown, Md., died Nov. 12, at the Reeder Memorial Home, Boonsboro, Md.
Born April 9, 1930, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late William Edward and Florence (Wise) Stone. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt T. Reynolds.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Edwards of Hagerstown; one son, Steven A. Stone of Winchester, Va.; one stepson, Velton Reynolds of Baltimore; one sister, Florence Loretta Lewis of Frederick, Md.; two brothers, James Edward Stone and Joseph W. Stone, both of Hagerstown; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Nov. 16, at the Calvary Temple Apostolic, Hagerstown, interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport, Md.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown. (11/21)
 
Skiles
Margaret R. Skiles, 82, of Bayard, died Nov. 12, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland, Md.
Born July 25, 1918, in Tyrone, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John R. and Belle (Fry) Bailey.
She is survived by her husband, Wallace G. Skiles; one son, S. Clark Skiles Sr. of Oakland; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
At her request, the body was cremated. A memorial service will be conducted at the Gormania United Methodist Church at a later date. Interment of the cremains will be in the Crown Crest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. (11/21)

Shirk
Elsie Mae Shirk, 89, of Romney, died Nov. 13, at at the Hampshire Health Center, Romney.
Born April 19, 1911, in Smoke Hole, she was the daughter of the late Charles O. and Mary (VanMeter) Shirk.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Nov. 16, at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with. interment in Shirk Family Cemetery, Smoke Hole. (11/21)

Bland
Billy Rush Bland, 66, of Riverton, died Nov. 14, at his residence.
Born Aug. 11, 1934, in Macksville, he was the son of the late Don and Tina (Huffman) Bland. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda (Mauzy) Bland.
He is survived by his second wife, Emma Mae (Chew) Bland, whom he married March 28, 1969; two daughters, Beverly Goldizen of Petersburg and Evelyn Bland of Riverton; five sons, Bobby Bland, Billy Bland Jr. and Jeffrey Bland, all of Dorcas, the Rev. Gregory Bland of Maysville and Joseph Bland of Winchester, Va.; two sisters, Ann Thompson of Seneca Rocks and Mary Alice Tilburg of Harrisonburg, Va.; two brothers, Harry Bland of Riverton and Jackie Bland of Seneca Rocks; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and 22 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Nov. 18, at the North Fork Baptist Church, with interment in North Fork Memorial Cemetery, Riverton.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin. (11/21)
 
Ebert
Ernest George Ebert, 53, of New Creek, died Nov. 15, at his residence.
Born May 17, 1947, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Leo G. and Mildred V. (Evans) Ebert.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Smith) Ebert; two daughters, Christi Yates of Altoona, Pa. and Allison Ebert, at home; one brother, Gary L. Ebert of New Creek; and two grandchildren, India and Wyatt Yates.
Funeral services were Nov. 16, at the Oak Dale Church of the Brethren, with interment in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser. (11/21)
 
Hartman
Perry Ashpy Hartman, 56, of Elk Garden, died Nov. 15, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md.
Born Dec. 11, 1943, in Pierce, he was the son of Gladys (Powell) Hartman and the late Arthur A. Hartman.
He is survived by his wife, June (Wolf) Hartman; one son, Rodney Hartman of Elk Garden; three brothers, Allen Hartman of Mount Storm, Paul Hartman of Burlington and Terry Hartman of Elk Garden; four sisters, Vera Elkins of Manassas, Va., Bonnie Evans of Chester, Va., Carol Mason of Ortana, Pa. and Donna Lilly of Hedgesville; and five grandchildren, Amy, Anna, Jesse, Cassie and Tiffany, all of Elk Garden.
Funeral services were Nov. 17, at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home chapel, Kitzmiller, Md., with interment in Kalbaugh Cemetery, Elk Garden. (11/21)

Stultz
Infant Summer Nicole Stultz died at birth, Nov. 15, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
She was the daughter of Vicki Ann (Clark) Stultz of Maysville and David Wesley Stultz Sr. of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Besides her parents, she is survived by three brothers, David Wesley Stultz Jr. and Thomas Stultz, both of Eden, N.C. and Justin Lee Clark of Maysville; two sisters, Chelsea Morgan Jarrell of Portsmouth and Angel Marie Stultz of Eden; paternal grandmother, Pauline E. Ours of Maysville; maternal grandmother, Carolyn J. Clark of Eden; maternal great-grandmother, Elaine Clark of Eden; maternal great-great-grandmother, Phosie Clark of Eden; godparents, Gloria and Eston Ours of Maysville; and several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services were Nov. 16, at the Knobley Memorial Gardens, Martin.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/21)

Sponaugle
Frederick Lee Sponaugle Sr., 54, of Mount Storm, died Nov. 15, as the result of an accident while at work in Mount Storm.
Born Feb. 7, 1946, in Davis, he was the son of the late Milford "Pete" and Anna (Winters) Sponaugle.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Vandevander) Sponaugle and two sisters, Shirley Lester of Cleveland, Ohio and Gloria Myers of Davis.
Funeral services were Nov. 18, at the Hinkle Funeral Home chapel, Davis, with interment in Davis Cemetery. (11/21)

Strawderman
Agnes Reid Strawderman, 87, of Petersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Grant County Nursing Home, where she had resided since Sept. 23, 1999.
Born May 17, 1913, in Romney, she was the daughter of the late James M.K. Reid Sr. and Alice (Keller) Reid. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph C. "Sher" Strawderman, March 7, 1992.
She is survived by one son, Thomas R. Strawderman of St. Albans; one brother, John Keller Reid of Petersburg; and one grandson, Cameron Reid Cresap Strawderman.
Funeral services were Nov. 18, at the Petersburg Presbyterian Church, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. (11/21)
 
Bobo
Lavaughn Lee Bobo, 78, of Petersburg and formerly of Kessel, died Nov. 19, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Jan. 14, 1922, in Kessel, she was the daughter of the late Roy W. and Blanche (Kessel) Bobo. 
She is survived by three brothers, Overton W. Bobo of Maysville, Karl W. Bobo of Lahmansville and John Paul Bobo of Quilcene, Wash.; two nephews; 11 nieces; cousins, grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Nov. 22, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield. (11/21)
 
Evans
Hulda J. (Stark) Evans, 75, of Petersburg, died Nov. 9, at the Grant County Nursing Home, Petersburg, where she had resided since July 9, 1998. 
Born Dec. 2, 1924, in Vendex, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Sharpless) Stark. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Carl "Ted" Evans and one son, Paul W. Evans.
She is survived by three sons, Carl O. Evans of Cumberland, Md., Ronald R. Evans of Sutherland, Va. and Roy R. Evans of Baltimore; four daughters, Mildred H. Evans of Elk Garden, Dorothy E. Bolyard and Emma Jean Harris, both of Petersburg and Nancy L. Evans of Bel Air, Md.; two brothers, Paul Stark of Keyser and Junior Stark of Florida; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Nov. 11, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg. (11/14)

Kimble
Mary F. "Cubbie" Kimble, 79, of Petersburg, died Nov. 11, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born July 14, 1921, in Fort Seybert, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Janie (Cowger) Nesselrodt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Reginald C. Kimble, June 25, 1983.
She is survived by two sons, Reginald C. Kimble Jr. of Charles Town and Chuck L. Kimble and wife, Kathy, of Petersburg; two daughters, Jane Powell Belloff and husband, Wayne, of LaVale, Md. and Phyllis Cassada and husband, Bobby, of Keyser; two brothers, Stanley Nesselrodt and Virgil Nesselrodt, both of Bergton, Va.; five grandchildren, John Kimble, Daniel Kimble, Edward Cassada, Teresa Hawk and Leslie Kimble; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Nov. 13, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with interment in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville. (11/14)


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