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Harriet J. Miller
Harriet Johnson Miller, 82, of Route 1, Point Marion, Pa., died Sunday, June 22, 1997, at her home.
She was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Belle Vernon, Pa., a daughter of the late Edward and Ida May Mitchell Johnson.
She is survived by a daughter and spouse, Mary E. "Bridgett" and Terry Klink, with whom she made her home; three sons, Paul H. Miller Jr., of Campbellsville, Ky., Harry E. Miller, of Federal Way, Wash., and Roger Miller, of Chanute, Kan.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister, Elizabeth Koff, of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and three brothers, Robert Johnson, of Lake Lynn, Pa., James Johnson, of Morgantown, and Osborne Johnson, of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Miller Sr., on Jan. 3, 1995; a son, Robert Bernard Miller; two grandchildren; two brothers, Roy and John Johnson; and two sisters, Laura Belle and Roberta Johnson.
Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 25, until 11 a.m. service with the Rev. Charles W. Ruble officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park.

Robert A. Hook
Robert A. Hook, 73, of 111 Valley Drive, Bridgeport, died after a short illness Sunday, June 22, 1997, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Waynesburg, Pa., son of the late J. Inghram Hook and Sara Iams Hook.
He graduated from Northwood School and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He was a retired construction industry salesman. He worked for several companies, including Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical, Green Bag Cement Co., Marquette Cement Co., and Consolidated Supply, of Clarksburg. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a founding member of the Construction Specifications Institute in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Clarksburg. He was Protestant. He was a former resident of Bethel Park, Pa. He lived in Bridgeport for 23 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Duncan Hook, whom he married June 30, 1951; three daughters, Maribeth Hook, of Pittsburgh, Linda I. Williams, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Christina D. Hook, of Pittsburgh; a son, Robert A. Hook Jr., of Pittsburgh; a grandson, Colin Alexander Williams; and a brother, James Hook, of Waynesburg.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, John I. Hook Jr. and William Hook.
Friends may call at Behm Funeral Home Inc., 182 W. High St., Waynesburg, from 5 p.m. June 25 until 6 p.m. memorial service with the Rev. Randy Sweet officiating. Donations: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 9300, Morgantown, W.Va., 26506.

Willis D. Renner
Willis D. Renner, 64, of Route 1, Spraggs, Pa., died at 3:55 p.m. June 21, 1997, at Monongalia General Hospital.
He was born June 4, 1933, in Morgantown, the son of the late Edward and Artie Wade Renner.
He lived in Spraggs the past 26 years and attended Valley Chapel Church. He was a member of Moose Lodge 461 and American Legion 330.
He served 20 years as a chief radioman for the U.S. Navy stationed in Panama Virginia Beach, Va., and Bainbridge, Md., before retiring in June 1971. He worked as manager of the Morgantown Elks and later for the Waynesburg (Pa.) Elks.
He is survived by his wife, Laura "Jerry" Arnett Renner, whom he married June 21, 1952; two daughters, Michelle Kruse, of Eagle River, Ark., and Sheree Smith, of Spraggs; a son, Dewey Renner, of Spraggs; eight grandchildren, Angela, Matt and Erica Smith, David, Brad and Becky Renner, and Michael and Mark Kruse; and one brother, Phillip Renner, of Spraggs.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Ralph and Bill Renner.
Friends may call at Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, with Rev. Joe Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Fairview-Kiger Cemetery, Whitley Township.

Marjorie Jenkins
Marjorie Geraldine Jenkins, 65, of Montrose Avenue, Morgantown, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at home.
Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, with the Rev. Raymond Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

Elizabeth Bretzman
Elizabeth Bretzman, 82, of Chestnut Hill, died Sunday, June 22, 1997, in her residence.
Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dessie D. Steve
Dessie D. Steve, 92, of Denver community, died Saturday, June 21, 1997. at Grafton City Hospital.
Taylor Funeral Home, Newburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew J. Kocerka
Andrew J. Kocerka, 69, of Euclid, Ohio, formerly of Bobtown, Pa., died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in Cleveland Clinic.
He was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Bobtown, son of the late John and Nellie Popernack Kocerka.
He retired from General Motors Corp., Fisher Body Division. He was president of the United Auto Workers Local, Euclid, a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, Bobtown, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by a sister, Helen Skvarch, of Bobtown; two brothers, George Kocerka, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Jack Kocerka, of Bobtown, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Louis E. Rudolph Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Point Marion, Pa., from 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Prayer service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, followed at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Ignatius Church, with the Rev. Mark Skertich as celebrant. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion. Full graveside military rites will be accorded by VFW and American Legion posts of Point Marion and Bobtown. Parish rosary will be held in the funeral home Sunday evening.

Edith D. Yost
Edith D. "Nancy" Eddy Yost, 85, of Rogersville, Pa., died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at Donaldson's Rest Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
She was born July 12, 1911, in Mooresville, daughter of the late Newton and Abigail Jane Barrickman Statler.
She and her son, Kyle, operated Kelcy's Barbecue in Waynesburg for several years. She also had worked as a glass cutter for Seneca Glass, Morgantown. She lived in Rogersville for the past 30 years. She was a Methodist.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth R. Eddy, of Elkins, and Kyle F. (Kelcy) Eddy, of Waynesburg; a daughter, Christina K. Benson, of Whitehouse Station, N.J.; three stepsons, Jack E. Yost, of the Philippines, Carl W. Yost, of Greenville, S.C., and Jerry L. Yost, of Stafford Springs, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Grace DeVine, of Daybrook; eight grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles F. Eddy; her second husband, Glenn C. Yost; five brothers, Plumer Statler, George Statler, John Statler, Jesse Statler and Dick Statler; four sisters, Mary Hall, Etta Henderson, Icie Lewis and Cloe Statler, and a stepson, Glenn C. Yost Jr.
Friends may call at Rush Funeral Home, First Street, Rogersville, Pa., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, with the Rev. Valinda Custer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Herman Cemetery, Mooresville.

Nell Hartzell
Nell Hartzell, 79, of Route 1, Farmington, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at WVU Hospitals.
She was born Aug. 2, 1917, in McIntyre, Pa., daughter of the late Mike and Nellie Chester.
She was a Methodist, and had worked at the Jamison Coal Co.'s Champion company store.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jo Wester, of Owensville, Mo., and Mrs. James (Judy) Hayes, of Farmington; a daughter-in-law, Carol Hartzell Copenhaver, of Grant Town; three sisters, Mrs. John (Helen) Plansoen, of Pompton Plains, N.J., and Mrs. Arch (Ann) Sandy and Mrs. Charles (Julia) Compton, both of Bridgeport; two sisters-in-law, Helen Chester and Barbara Chester; eight grandchildren, Debora Heck, Terry Meyer, Kimberly Dimkins, Scott Wester, Kelly Mathews, Krista Hayes, Jimmy Hayes and Rebecca Stanley; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ebert Hartzell, in 1990; a son killed in the explosion at No. 9 Mine in 1968, Ebert Eugene "Bud" Hartzell; three brothers, Joe Chester, Mike Chester and Frank Chester; and a sister, Elizabeth Barto.
Friends may call at Dent Funeral Home, Farmington, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. Burial will be in Mannington Memorial Park.

Sadie Blanche Liston
Sadie Blanche Liston, 87, of Albright, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at Preston Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 22, 1909, in Cuzzart, daughter of the late Charles C. and Ellen Hileman Reckart.
She is survived by a son, Willis Ray Liston, of Albright; two daughters, Maxine Miller, of Albright, and Rose Ann Dunn, of Morgantown; a sister, Ruby Miller, of Albright; a stepson, Elmer Liston, of Cuzzart; three stepdaughters, Sylvia Smith, of Morgantown, Helen Miller, of Cuzzart, and Hazel Iman, of Baltimore; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arley Ray Liston, in 1966; two grandsons, six brothers, three sisters and a stepson.
Friends may call at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. Sunday, June 22, until the 1 p.m. service, with the Rev. Winfield Mayle officiating. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Church, Valley Point.

Louella Bucklew Franklin
Louella Bucklew Franklin, 84, died Jan. 8, 1997, at her home in Corona, Calif.
She was born on March 23, 1912, in Independence, daughter of the late Ohley and Anna Elizabeth Holmes Bucklew.
She is survived by four sisters, Helen Rohr, of Independence, Grace Baylor, of Newburg, Thelma McMellon of Arthurdale, and Dolly Turner, of Kingwood; two brothers, Dalton Bucklew, of Morgantown and George "Bud" Bucklew, of Independence; and a son and two grandchildren, in California.
She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.
A private family memorial service will be held Saturday, July 5, 1997, at the Arthurdale Cemetery.

Domenick Massullo
A Mass of Christian burial for Domenick Massullo, 96, who died Thursday, June 12, 1997, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 21. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dr. Carl E. Bauer as celebrant. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.
In addition to his wife, Raphael Vendetta Massullo in 1986; four brothers, Felix, Pasqualle, Nunzio, and August Massullo, and a sister, Mary Lazazzera, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Isabella Barber Massullo, in 1994.

David Eugene Leggett
David Eugene Leggett, 46, of Thornton, died Thursday, June 19, 1997, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 26, 1950, in Thornton, son of the late Otis E. Leggett and Merle L. Helms Leggett, of Thornton.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was Protestant.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Josef Leggett, who resides with his mother, Gabriel Leggett, in Germany, four brothers; Edward A. Leggett and Ronald L. Leggett, both of Thornton, Charles J. Leggett, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Floyd L. Leggett, of Reedsville; three sisters; Isobelle "Cathy" Williams, of Thornton, Mary M. Gaydos, of North Royalton, Ohio, and Shirley A. Hose, of Morgantown; one aunt; Sylvia Carder, of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and one uncle, Raymond Leggett and wife, Mabel, of Independence.
He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Ida Bell Reese Helms, and his paternal grandparents, Fred and Daisy Minor Leggett.
Friends may call at Davis Funeral Home-Bartlett Chapel in Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, with the Rev. Richard Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown.

Paige Lee Zurovetz
Paige Lee Zurovetz, 3-month-old infant, of Rivesville, died Saturday, June 21, 1997 at Fairmont General Hospital.
She was born March 13, 1997, in Morgantown.
Survivors include her mother, Denise Williams Zurovetz, of Rivesville; her father, Jimmy Zurovetz, of Austin, Tex.; a sister, Heather Zurovetz, at home; maternal grandmother, Marsha Williams, of Baxter; maternal grandfather, Dennis Williams, of New York; paternal grandparents, Jim and Lilliam Zurovetz, of Austin, Tex.; maternal great-grandmother, Vira Loper, of Austin, Tex.; and paternal great-grandmother, Martha Zurovetz, of Austin, Tex.
She was preceded in death by maternal and paternal great-grandfathers.
Friends may call at Domico Funeral Home in Fairmont from 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Burial will by handled by Harrell Funeral Home of Austin, Texas.

Robert Hardie Paterson
Robert Hardie Paterson, 76, died June 20, 1997, in Peoria, Ariz.
He was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Strathazen, Scotland, son of the late Robert and Charlotte Paterson.
He was with the Royal Naval Auxilary until his discharge in 1947, when he began a long and distinguished career as an electrical engineer, beginning in Hull, England, with Haper Electric Co., then departing to Canada, where he worked at Pioneer Gold Mine, Cerro Small De Pasco Corp. and Eventual Marcona Mining Co. He moved to the United States and worked at Kaiser Steel in Eagle Mountain, Ca. He later retired from Bechtel Corp.
He is survived by his son, Robert, and two granddaughters, Holly and Kristina, of Morgantown.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Ann, and his wife of 42 years, Ruth.
Service will be conducted at Sunland Lakeside Chapel in Sun City, Ariz., June 25. Burial will follow in Sunland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Marjorie G. Jenkins
Marjorie Geraldine Jenkins, 65, of Montrose Avenue, Morgantown, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Morgantown, daughter of the late Moss and Ora Irene Lambert Andrews.
She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.
She is survived by four sons and two spouses; Michael J. and Brenda Jenkins, of Clarksville, Tenn., Curtis L. and Sharon Jenkins, Ronald D. Jenkins and Doug S. Jenkins, all of Morgantown; one sister, Maxine Fowler, of Weston, and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers; Leo, Bill and Lloyd Andrews; two sisters, Wanda Piper and Kathleen Katchur, and one grandson, Jonathon Jenkins.
Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home. Service will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24. Burial will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.


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