ROSALIE E. BOWSER
Rosalie Esther Bowser, 72, Accident, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born March 15, 1929, in the Cove, she was a daughter of the late John and Samantha (Wright) Hetrick. She was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, and one grandson.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was a retired seamstress, having been employed at Flushing Shirt Factory, Grantsville.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Raymond Frederick Bowser, whom she married Nov. 27, 1947; one son, Dale R. Bowser, Gloucester Point, Va.; three daughters, Mary E. Walsh, Shirley M. Sivits, and Louise E. Younkin, all of Accident; one brother, Bruce Hetrick, Frostburg; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Accident (McHenry) today, Thursday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either Zion Lutheran Church or Northern Garrett Rescue Squad.
MINOR B. MORRIS
Minor Brent (Jack) Morris, 74, formerly of Elk Garden, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, in Richmond, Va.
Born July 22, 1927, in Elk Garden, he was a son of the late Minor H. and Audrey (Jones) Morris.
He retired from Chrysler Corp. in Richmond.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Kay Morris; one son, Brent Morris, and one daughter, Janie Starling, both of Richmond; three sisters, Ann Pritts, Mardell Bischoff, and Kay Burdock; two brothers, Dempsey Morris and David Morris; and three grandchildren.
A service and interment were held in Richmond.
MARTHA V. COSNER
Martha V. Cosner, 85, McHenry, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born July 31, 1916, in Piney Creek, she was a daughter of the late Silas and Rosa D. (Dillsworth) Dumire. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Cosner Sr., in 1996.
She was Pentecostal by faith.
Surviving are seven daughters, Joanne C. Moats, McHenry, Betty M. Hare, Accident, Rebecca R. Esposito, Canton, Ohio, Eliza J. Bartlett, Lodi, Ohio, Ruth A. Wade, Lake Charles, La., Ruby E. Whiteman, Franklin, Pa., and Kay F. Edens, Hagerstown; four sons, Paul W. Cosner Jr., McHenry, Donald G. Cosner, Westminster, Ronald J. Cosner, Canton, and James L. Cosner, Fulton, N.Y.; one brother, Clifton A. Dumire, Tuscon, Ariz.; one sister, Wilda M. Harsh, Eglon, W.Va.; 38 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, where a service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with the Rev. Paul Goldizen officiating.
Interment was in the New Sang Run Cemetery.
GUY W. STONESIFER
Guy W. Stonesifer, 83, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at his home.
Born Feb. 7, 1919, in Carroll County, he was a son of the late William G. Stonesifer and Ida M. (Stonesifer) Stonesifer.
He was employed for many years as a brick layer and owned and operated Stoney's Bar.
Surviving are his wife, Blanche (Berwager) Stonesifer; three stepdaughters, Eloise Gist, Westminster, Dorothy O'Brien, Littlestown, Pa., and Shirley Hauler, Westminster; four brothers, Raymond and Earl Stonesifer, both of Westminster, and Glenn and Elton Stonesifer, both of Oakland; and one sister, Pauline Wagner, Westminster.
Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland. A service was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Littlestown.
Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run.
VIOLA L. DEVORE
Viola Lee Moyer Devore, Westernport, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002, following an extended illness.
A native of Luke, she was a daughter of the late Frank E. and Ruth (Schell) Moyer. She was also preceded in death by five siblings.
She graduated from Bruce High School in 1947, serving as treasurer of her class. She was an active member in Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Westernport, where she was in the choir and the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the Bethlehem Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She volunteered with the American Red Cross, as well as other civic activities. She had been a den mother for the Cub Scouts and a Girl Scout leader.
Surviving are her husband, Donald Lewis Devore Sr., whom she married in October 1950; one son, Donald Devore Jr., Hagerstown; two daughters, Vicki Green, Cumberland, and Barbara Ponceroff, Mtn. Lake Park; one brother, Ralph Moyer, Keyser, W.Va.; and five grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, this evening, Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
A memorial service will be officiated by the Rev. Sally Bartling at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.
The family requests that memorials be made in her memory to the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church Endowment or the American Diabetes Foundation.
BETTY J. BARRICK
Betty Jean Barrick, 59, Oakland, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born Jan. 11, 1943, in Westernport, she was a daughter of James R. Rollman, Mtn. Lake Park, and the late Lois (Friend) Rollman. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Scott Allen Barrick.
She is survived by her companion, Richard Browning Jr.; one daughter, Jennifer Sivits, Accident; one brother, Robert Rollman, Mtn. Lake Park; one sister, Leigh Ann Jamison, Mtn. Lake Park; and one granddaughter, Rachel Jean Sivits.
Friends were received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, on Saturday, Feb. 9, where a service was conducted, with the Rev. John Grant officiating.
Interment was in the Deer Park cemetery.
HELEN M. CALLIS
Helen M. Callis, 63, Oakland, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born July 4, 1938, in Bayard, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Gorman M. and Edna V. (Davis) Cullers.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Callis; one daughter, Rita M. Lambka, Kitzmiller; two sons, Dr. Stewart J. Callis and Robert G. Callis, both of Oakland; four sisters, Janet M. Barr, Petersburg, W.Va., Marian L. Moreland, Lanham, Bonnie J. Harsh, Aurora, W.Va., and Betty L. Bolyard, Eglon, W.Va.; three brothers, Roger L. Cullers, Scherr, W.Va., Harry R. Cullers, Reading, Mass., and Melvin G. Cullers, Aurora; and three grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, today, Thursday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Samuel Calhoun officiating.
Interment will be in the Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, W.Va.
CHARLES E. CATON
Charles Edward Caton, 71, Finzel, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at his residence.
Born Nov. 4, 1931, in Finzel, he was a son of the late Earl Charles and Nannie (Albright) Caton. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Earl H. Caton and Elmer S. Caton; and two sisters, Pearl D. Garlitz and Daisy L. Brode.
He was a retired mechanic from the Mattingly Construction Co. He was also an honorary member of the Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire Company.
Surviving are one son, Robert C. Caton, Finzel; and two sisters, Nellie M. Fleming, Austin, Texas, and Mabel A. Clark, Finzel.
At his request, his body was cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in the Finzel Cemetery.
The Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, is in charge of arrangements.
ELLA D. MAUST
Ella Dorcas Maust, 71, Meyersdale, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at her home.
Born May 12, 1930, in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Anna (Yoder) Bender. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Marjorie Fickes, and one grandson.
She was a member of Cherry Glade Mennonite Church and also the Salisbury Firemen's Auxiliary. She volunteered in the craft department at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville, for 25 years and Meyersdale Manor Nursing Home for 18 years. She was also a volunteer at the Springs Folk Festival.
Survivors include her husband, Willard Leroy Maust; nine sons, James W. Maust, Harrisonburg, Va., Arlen W. Maust, Grantsville, Veril W. Maust, Salisbury, Pa., Duane W. Maust, Beckley, W.Va., Merlin W. Maust, Meyersdale, Jesse W. Maust, Springs, Pa., Leonard W. Maust, Springs, Glenn W. Maust, Springs, and Darwin W. Maust, Morgantown, W.Va.; three daughters, Sherrill A. Meyers, Grantsville, Doreen Bender, Accident, and Darlene Mast, Grantsville; one brother, Martin L. Bender, New York City, N.Y.; one sister, Lela Maust, Grantsville; and 32 grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Salisbury. A service was conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Springs Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Danny Tice, Rev. Oren Bender, and Rev. Steven Heatwole officiating.
Interment was in the Oak Dale Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to either Heralds of Hope, P.O. Box 3, Breezewood, PA 15533-0003, or Gospel Echoes Team Association Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 555, Goshen, IN 46527-0555.
HAROLD W. NAIR
Harold Wright "Fish" Nair, 78, Cumberland, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002.
Born Sept. 8, 1923, in Oakland, he was a son of the late Frank and Lily Nair. He was also preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters, and an infant son, Roger.
He was a retired tree climber and worked for Dale Kelly Tree Service, Allegany Tree Service, and TriState Tree Service.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Jane Nair; one son, Ronald, Martinsburg, W.Va.; one daughter, Diana Stallings, Bowman's Addition; and one granddaughter.
Friends were received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, where a service was held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with the Rev. Harold Shaffer officiating.
Interment was in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale.
HOMER W. SCHILLINGBURG
Homer William Schillingburg, 82, Aurora, W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
He was a retired carpenter and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Potomac State College.
Surviving are his brother, John F. Schillingburg, and sister, Viola McWilliams, both of Aurora.
At his request, his body was cremated. A service and interment will be held privately.
Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of arrangements.
LENORA A. SCHROCK
Lenora Alice Schrock, 86, Oakland, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at the home of her sister.
Born March 21, 1915, in Aurora, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Scott C. Schrock and Eula (Sell) Schrock.
She retired after 43 years of teaching in Garrett and Preston counties. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Oakland.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred Meyer, Oakland.
Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Garrett County, the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad, or St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
JOSEPH X. SHAFER
Joseph X. "Hike" Shafer, 74, Daguscahonda, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Fla.
Born Oct. 1, 1927, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles and Helen Pratt Shafer. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Shafer.
He had been a resident of Daguscahonda for many years. He was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ and the VFW. He was employed at Quality Components, served in the U.S. Navy, and was a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Jordon Shafer; four children, Sharon Park and Gloria Decker, Ridgway, Pa., Betty Jo Casper, Kersey, Pa., and Charles Shafer, at home; three sisters, Virginia Schroyer, Verna Schroyer, and Mary Rodeheaver, all of Mtn. Lake Park; one brother, James Shafer, Mtn. Lake Park; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
A funeral service was held at the Faith United Church, with Ron Burkett officiating. Interment was in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Community Nurses, American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home.
DERRICK J. VENNE
Derrick J. "Frenchie" Venne, 79, Plattsburgh, N.Y., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at his home after a brief illness.
Born April 11, 1922, in Plattsburgh, he was a son of Derrick J. Venne and Lillian Fountain Venne. Following the death of his parents, he and his siblings were raised by their maternal grandparents, Joseph and Jenny Bourassa Fountain. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Genevieve Venne Laundrie, Geraldine Venne Bedard, and Lillian Venne Rabideau; and one brother, Robert Venne.
He was a longtime summer resident of Deep Creek Lake. He graduated from Mount Assumption Institute in 1942, and enlisted in the Air Force during World War II, serving as a crew chief for B-17 bombers stationed in England.
He and his longtime business partner, Norman McCracken, were antique dealers with French's Antique Shops located in Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, and Deep Creek Lake. Prior to becoming an antique dealer, he was the proprietor of the Highway Restaurant along Route 9 South in Plattsburgh, and French's Restaurant in Phoenix, Ariz.
Surviving are his children, Ricky, John, and Cindy; four sisters, Honey Venne Light, Plattsburgh, Albina Venne Lysaght, Florida, Ramona Venne Heruska, Texas, and Theresa Venne, Champlain, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh. A private service was held on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Interment was in the Spring in St. Peter's Cemetery.
DALE K. HETRICK
Dale Kester Hetrick, 66, Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at his residence.
Born Dec. 21, 1935, in Jennings, he was a son of the late Irvin and Iva Mae (Bittinger) Hetrick. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna.
He was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church and was a retired electrician for Harbison-Walker Refractories, Grantsville. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Ellen (Schlosnagle) Hetrick; two sons, Dale Hetrick and Dennis Hetrick, one daughter, Diane Smith, and one brother, Reed Hetrick, all of Grantsville; and six grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. A service was conducted on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Tim Fetterly officiating.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Kidney Foundation.