Miscellaneous Wood County, West Virginia Obituaries
From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel


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Earl Boyce

Earl Boyce, 86, of Rockport, died July 4, 2001, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

Arrangements pending at Roush Funeral Home of Ravenswood.

Stephen Ellison

Stephen D. Ellison, 32, of Elizabeth, died July 4, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Wood County, a graduate of Wirt County High School Class of 1989. He had been employed with custom applicators of Mineral Wells as an industrial painter.

Surviving is his wife, Rebecca Gross Ellison; his parents, Alfred Carl and Linda Gail Murphy Ellison of Elizabeth; two sisters, Lesa Reynolds of Spring Valley and Hazel King of Elizabeth; five nephews and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Emery and Hazel Ellison; and maternal grandparents, Monroe and Bell Murphy.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home of Elizabeth with Rev. Roger Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery of Wirt County Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday.

Arden Hyde

Arden Hyde, 54, of the Willows Nursing Home, died July 3, 2001, at the Willows Nursing Home in Parkersburg.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green St. Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Sondra L. Oesterle

Sondra L. Oesterle, 51, of Slate, W.Va., died July 3, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.

She was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Elkins, daughter of Elizabeth Z. Wolfe Hynes of Parkersburg, and the late Bernard ‘‘Jim’’ Sturm. Mrs. Oesterle had worked as operations coordinator at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, with 28 years of service. She enjoyed fishing with her loving husband and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was also a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by her husband, Richard C. Oesterle; stepmother, Evelyn Sturm of Elkins; two daughters, Michelle E. Reeder of Parkersburg, and Angela C. Fielder of Carrboro, N.C.; three sisters, Sharon Mauzey of Humble, Texas, Sheila Aldsworth of Parkersburg, and Debra Carpenter of Cumberland, Md.; four grandchildren, Dylan S. Reeder and Caleb W. Reeder both of Parkersburg, and Joshua R. Fielder and Lauren E. Fielder both of Carrboro; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gary W. Sturm.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday at the Kimes Funeral Home of 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Michael Hadaway officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, David A. Couch ALS Fund, P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102-1762 or the Greater Mid-Ohio Valley Alzheimers Association, 508-A Columbia Avenue, Williamstown, W.Va. 26187.

Kenneth Reynolds

Kenneth Reynolds, 62, of Hockingport, died July 3, 2001.

He was born Aug. 22, 1935, son of Pearl Everson Reynolds and the late George Reynolds.

Survivors include his wife, Milford Kimes Reynolds; two daughters, Kelly Duskey and Lisa Vogelsong; one son, Kevin Reynolds; and 11 grandchildren.

Services 1 p.m. Friday at Eden United Brethren Church of Reedsville. Viewing 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at White-Moquin Funeral Home of Coolville.

Alice Spencer

Alice Spencer, 79, of Parkersburg, died July 4, 2001.

Arrangements pending at Leavitt Funeral Home.

Dorothy Swiger

Dorothy A. Swiger, 59, faithful and loving wife and mother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 1, 2001, at 12:40 a.m.

She was born May 11, 1942 in Boston, and was reared in Michigan.

It was at a youth camp in Michigan that she trusted Christ as her Lord and Savior. She maintained her faith throughout her life.

She married Donald Swiger on June 3, 1967 and reared five children, whom she also home schooled.

She loved literature and music. She loved flowers and gardening. She taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of Gospel Baptist Church in Torch.

Survivors include her mother, Anna Rivera of Adrian, Mich.; her husband, Donald; one son, Brian Swiger; four daughters, Deborah and Christine Swiger, Tammy Butler and Julie Herod; five grandchildren; one brother, David Clark; and four sisters, Diana Messner, Nancy Clark, Carolyn Moize and Helen Clark.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at White-Moquin Funeral Home in Coolville, with Pastor Jay Hubbard officiating.

Burial will be in the Torch Cemetery in Torch.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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