SUE ELLEN KISNER
Sue Ellen Kisner, 96, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood, W.Va.
Born June 27, 1905, in Mobly, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Jacob E. and Elizabeth Jane Johnston. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kisner, in 1990; two sisters, Dot Hull and June Barr; and a brother, Isaac Johnston.
She owned and operated Sue Ellen's Beauty Shop in Terra Alta for many years. She was a protestant, and was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 510. She and her late husband raised 32 foster children.
Surviving are a sister, Betty Bruce, Columbus, Ohio; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, where a service was conducted on Monday, Feb. 4, with the Rev. Berlin H. Wilhelm officiating.
Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
ROBERT O. LILLER
Robert Olden Liller, 84, Oakland, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland.
Born May 1, 1917, in Gorman, he was a son of the late Erric O. Liller and Mary (Moon) Liller.
He was retired from the state of Maryland as a food inspector. He was also a member of the Faith Evangelical Free Church, Mtn. Lake Park.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth (Handschumacher) Liller; two daughters, Rose Lee Stallings, Glen Burnie, and Barbara Piper, Gaithersburg; two brothers, Clyde Liller and Gene Liller, both of Oakland; three sisters, Clara Weeks, Lucinda Shaffer, and Bertha Thayer, all of Mtn. Lake Park; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, on Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at the Faith Evangelical Free Church on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Pastor David Martin officiating.
Interment will be in Garrett Memorial Gardens, Oakland.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Faith Evangelical Free Church or the Southern Rescue Squad.
PHYLLIS E. MILLER
Phyllis Eileen Miller, 78, Avilton, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Jan. 24, 1924, in New Germany, she was a daughter of the late Gorman Jenkins and Grace (Broadwater) Jenkins Long. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Otis Odell Jenkins, and one sister, Mary Martha Cosgrove.
She was a homemaker and retired as secretary and treasurer of Miller's Welding Service. She was also a member of Frostburg Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Darius Green Miller, whom she married on May 8, 1943; three sons, Eugene Miller, Gerald Miller, and Ray Miller, all of Avilton; one daughter, Barbara Creekmore-Wilson, Avilton; two brothers, Paul Jenkins, Frostburg, and Wayne Jenkins, Williamsport; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was conducted on Sunday, Feb. 3, with the Rev. Dick Thomas officiating.
Interment was in the Grantsville Cemetery.
Contributions may be directed to either the Heart Fund or Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad.
LEONARD R. PAUGH SR.
Leonard R. Paugh Sr., 64, Barton, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born May 6, 1937, in Elk Garden, W.Va., he was a son of the late Clarence and Maggie (Hickey) Paugh. She was also preceded in death by his wife, Mamie E. (Custer) Paugh; one son, Gary Paugh; and one brother, Joseph Paugh.
He was a retired coal miner, having worked for Buffalo Coal Co. He was also a member of the Barton Rod and Gun Club.
Surviving are one son, Leonard Paugh Jr., Elk Garden; one stepson, Robert Moore, Lonaconing; two stepdaughters, Freda Heavener, Keyser, W.Va., and Donna Fey, Glen Burnie; one brother, John E. Paugh, Elk Garden; three sisters, Mary Kitzmiller, Swanton, Alma Barnard, Kitzmiller, and Mildred Detwiler, Altoona, Pa.; four grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Friends were received at the Boal Mennonite Chapel, Barton, where a service was conducted on Monday, Feb. 4, with the Rev. Dallas Bunch officiating.
Interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow Mills.
PLAYFORD H. RESH
Playford Hilary "Pate" Resh, 80, Confluence, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at his home.
Born Nov. 16, 1921, in Jennings, he was the son of the late Hilary and Mary (Holliday) Resh. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Thelma (Hetrick) Resh, June 29, 1988; three brothers, Clay, Kermit, and Harold Resh; and one sister, Wanda Sloan.
He was a retired sawmill operator for Friend Lumber Co. and also operated a rock quarry.
Surviving are two sons, Larry Resh, Confluence, and Lonny Resh; one brother, Robert Resh, Ohio; two sisters, Donna Wolf, LaClair, Pa., and Hazel Fairbanks, Florida; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was conducted this morning, Thursday, Feb. 7, with the Rev. Ivan J. Maust officiating.
Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Fort Hill, Pa.
INEZ M. TYLER
Inez Merretta Tyler, 67, Kitzmiller, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at her residence.
Born Sept. 17, 1934, in Elk Garden, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Ira and Ethel (Alander) Brantner.
Surviving are six sons, Danny Tyler and Steven McCloud, both of Baltimore, Donald Tyler, Fredericksburg, Va., Carl Tyler, Oakland, William Tyler, El Paso, Texas, and Mark McCloud, Pensacola, Fla.; one daughter, Dreama Lucas, Oakland; four brothers, David Brantner, Bamberg, S.C., Lester Brantner and William Brantner, Kitzmiller, and Robert Brantner, Baltimore; two sisters, Hazel Pyle, Morgantown, W.Va., and Izeta Heohle, Lucerne Valley, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller, where a service was conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 6, with the Rev. Samuel Calhoun officiating.
Interment was in the Kalbaugh Cemetery, Elk Garden.
THOMAS A. VIA
Thomas Albert Via, 57, Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Swanton, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born June 15, 1944, in Washington, Pa., he was a son of the late Norman and Louise (Thurston) Via. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Gwen.
He was employed by the CSX Railroad. He was pastor of Hamblin Church of God, Huntington, for several years.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Tichinel) Via; one son, Thomas Via, Huntington; one daughter, Cindy Moreland, Virginia Beach, Va.; four brothers, Sol Via, Swanton, Kerry Via and Jerry Via, both of Keyser, W.Va., and David Via, Baltimore; seven sisters, Shirley Arnholt, Sue Blizzard, Gloria Doll, and Donna Pancake, all of Keyser, Sharon Paugh, Mt. Storm, W.Va., and Joyce Oates and June Pennington, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.
Friends were received at the David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Kitzmiller. A service was conducted at the Hi-Way Assembly of God Church on Saturday, Feb. 2, with the Rev. Gail Hixon officiating.
Interment was in the Turner Cemetery, Walnut Bottom.
ROBERT L. WITT
Robert L. Witt, 50, Mtn. Lake Park, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born Feb. 9, 1951, in Uniontown, Pa., he was a son of the late Kenneth and Rosella (Grimm) Witt. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Witt and Charles Witt; and one sister, Betty Hepler.
He was the president of Right Step, Oakland, and over the years worked as an independent truck driver, a school bus driver for the Garrett County Board of Education, and a van driver for the Lighthouse, Oakland.
Surviving are three sons, Bobby Witt, Oakland, Jamie Shaffer, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mike Witt, Clinton, S.C.; five sisters, Martha Knizer, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., Faye Sotomayor, Ypsilanti, Mich., Arlene Weichel and Verdien Helgeson, both of Springville, Tenn., and Mary Ellen Belan, Carmichael, Pa.; and three brothers, Wilmer Witt, Dunedin, Fla., Ronald Witt, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dennis Witt, Markleysburg, Pa.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. A service was conducted at the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church on Monday, Feb. 4, with Pastor Douglas J. Essinger-Hileman officiating.
Interment was in the Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.
GERTRUDE M. ANNARELLI
Gertrude M. Annarelli, 83, Swanton, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at her home.
Born Oct. 1, 1918, in Baltimore, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Dudek) Drozd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Anthony L. Annarelli, in 1998.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Oakland, and was a retired seamstress, having worked for the Triangle Manufacturing Co., Baltimore, and later independently. She was a member of the Swanton Senior Citizens and the Swanton Community Center.
Surviving are two daughters, Lee A. McClelland, Snow Hill, and Lynne A. Tuccy, Sparks; one son, Michael F. Annarelli, Swanton; two sisters, Frances Kazanski, Bradshaw, and Carole Corcoran, Catonsville; two brothers, Edward Drozd, Baltimore, and Paul Drozd, Brea, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Oakland, on Monday, Jan. 28, with the Rev. Fr. Don Parsons as celebrant.
Interment was in the Deer Park Cemetery.
A Vigil Service was held at the funeral home on Sunday.
The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Southern Rescue Squad or the Swanton Senior Center.
IRENE A. BAKER
Irene Anna Baker, 87, of Rest Assured Living Center, formerly of Finzel, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born May 3, 1914, in Finzel, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Alberta (Bolden) Finzel. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Baker, in 1983; one brother, Bernard Finzel; one sister, Pearl Eisler; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.
She was retired from the housekeeping department at Frostburg State University. She had also worked at Jack and Ginny's Restaurant, Frostburg.
She was a lifelong member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Pocahontas, Pa., and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and the Women of the Loyal Order of the Moose, both of Frostburg.
Surviving are three daughters, Yvonne Coughenour, Meyersdale, Pa., Carolyn Crowe, Frostburg, and LuAnn Smith, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; two sons, Robert E. Baker, Meyersdale, and Larry Baker, Rootstown, Ohio; two brothers, Stanley Finzel and Donald Finzel; four sisters, Dorothy Lotz, Rhoda Byrd, Leotta Christner, and Patricia Mikesell; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, today, Thursday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Frostburg Eagles Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at the funeral home today at 7 p.m. followed by a prayer vigil by the Rev. Father Albert J. Anselmi at 8:30 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, Pocahontas, on Friday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Father Anselmi as celebrant.
Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mary's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 31, West Salisbury, PA 15561.
MAXINE V. BIGGS
Maxine Virginia Biggs, 70, Fayetteville, N.C., formerly of Oakland, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at her home.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle Harvey.
Surviving are four daughters, Diana Warren, Erwin, N.C., Kim Shiver and Debbie McGraff, both of Fayetteville, and Donna Kuhlman, California; one son, Donnie Kuhlman, Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Donna Ahern, Oakland; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family received visitors at her home on Sunday, Jan. 27. A private family memorial service was held.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the family at 108 Sherman Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Arrangements were made by Cape Fear Crematory.
THEODORE R. BITTINGER
Theodore Roosevelt Bittinger, 89, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.
Born April 30, 1912, in Grantsville, he was a son of the late Silas Franklin and Mary Maude (Fazenbaker) Bittinger.
He attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and was a retired stone mason.
Surviving are his wife, Genevieve (Weimer) Bittinger; one stepson, David Truly, Grantsville; and one brother, Sherman Bittinger, and two sisters, Alma Clegg and Ellen Molnar, all of Akron, Ohio.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Ivan J. Maust officiating.
Interment will be in Salisbury Cemetery.
ALLEN C. CROSCO
Allen Curtis Crosco, 55, Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Oakland, died suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002.
He was the son of Wilmer and Bea Crosco, Oakland.
He attended Southern High School and was a Marine veteran of Vietnam. He was a member of the Masons Scottish Rite Bodies and Ben Ali Shrine.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his wife, Cathy Sue Crosco; three children, Corey, Michael, and Sean Crosco, all of Sacramento; and a sister, Jeannie Hanlin, Elk Garden, W.Va.
A service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, in Sacramento.
EDNA A. GOODWIN
Edna Alice Goodwin, 97, Takoma Park, formerly of Frostburg, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in the Sligo Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Takoma Park.
Born June 20, 1904, in Avilton, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Jane (Weir) Green. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Goodwin; one son, Joseph Goodwin; one granddaughter; and 10 brothers and sisters. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the Frostburg Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mabel Michael, Takoma Park; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where a service was conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 30, with the Rev. George Bestbitch officiating.
Interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park.