Beverly Purbaugh, 55, Finzel, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Sept. 8, 1947, in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Verna (Raley) McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Patrick Wayne McKenzie.
She was a registered nurse with the Finan Center, Cumberland. She was a member of Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg.
Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Jim Purbaugh; two sons, Jimmy Purbaugh Jr., Lonaconing, and Jeff Purbaugh, Cumberland; one daughter, Julia (Oggie) Guest, Midland; three sisters, Mary McKenzie Fike, Frostburg, Regina McKenzie, Frostburg, and Sally Scott, Loartown; two brothers, Richard "Dick" McKenzie, Grantsville, and David McKenzie, Frostburg; and 10 grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, where a service was held today, Thursday, Nov. 14, with the Rev. Father Paul Byrnes officiating.
At her request, her body was cremated.
SADIE M. HOLLIS
Sadie Mae Slaubaugh Hollis, 86, Kingwood, W.Va., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, in Kingwood.
Born Nov. 13, 1915, in Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Ora May Fike and John J. Slaubaugh. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Hollis, in 1958; three brothers, Roy O. Slaubaugh, Melvin F. Slaubaugh, and Revie D. Slaubaugh; and one sister, Elva M. Inks.
She was a long standing member of the Kingwood Baptist Church, the American Baptist Women's Group, and the Weirich Sunday school class. She taught Sunday school at the church for 20 years. She was also a former member of the Progressive Homemakers Club and the Kingwood Senior Citizens. She was a former employee of the Marleen Motel and the elementary grade school in Kingwood, where she worked in the hot lunch program as a cook.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bauer, Wicomico, Va., and Linda Underhill, Grand Rapids, Mich.; one son, Harold (Bud) Hollis, Bentleyville, Pa.; one sister, Freda Whitehair, Terra Alta, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Browning Funeral Home, Kingwood, today, Thursday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be a viewing at the Kingwood Baptist Church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of the service, with the. Rev. Stephen Mentzer and Rev. Paul Inks officiating.
Interment will be in the Eglon Cemetery.
The family suggests that contributions be made to the Kingwood Baptist Church, 201 Jackson Streets, Kingwood, WV 26537, or the Preston Memorial Hospital Health Careers Scholarship Program, 300 S. Price Street, Kingwood, WV 26537.
VIRGINIA L. ROMIE
Virginia L. Romie, 53, Oakland, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
The Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of arrangements, which were incomplete at press time.
ALFRED J. KIGHT
Alfred J. "Fatty" Kight, 84, Mtn. Lake Park, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland.
Born Dec. 26, 1918, in Pierce, W.Va., he was the son of the late Alfred M. and Mary (Ball) Kight. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty D.L. (Calvert) Kight; and one son, Jack A. Kight.
He was a retired auto mechanic, having worked at the Ralph Pritts Garage and Sharp's Chevrolet, both of Oakland, and was the owner and operator of Kight's Trucking and Auto Repair, Mtn. Lake Park.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a member of Proctor Kildow Post #71, American Legion, Oakland, and VFW Post #10077, Deer Park, where he was active in providing military honors for deceased veterans' funerals. He was also a member of Lodge #11, WOW, Oakland, and BPO Elks Lodge #2481, Oakland.
He is survived by one daughter, J. Lorraine Mason, Oakland; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 18.
A service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. David Martin officiating.
Interment will be in the Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Oakland.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the various veterans' organizations in southern Garrett County.
The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.
ELIZABETH E. GLOVER
Elizabeth E. Glover, 75, Elkton, Va., died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Avante Nursing Home, Harrisonburg, Va.
Born Oct. 15, 1927, in Hoyes, she was a daughter of the late William and Ethel M. (Harvey) Enlow. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Emerson Glover, Aug. 27, 2002; one sister, Martha DeWitt; and one grandson.
She was a homemaker and member of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are two daughters, Diana Albano, Front Royal, Va., and Janet Beitzel, Elkton; one son, Kenneth Emerson Glover, McGaheysville, Va.; one brother, Charles Enlow, Accident; two sisters, Dorothy Savage, Hyndman, Pa., and Mary Frazee, Friendsville; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, McHenry/Accident.
A service was conducted on Sunday, April 13, at Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Donald Matthews and Rev. Philip Matthews officiating.
Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
LELA M. SLAUBAUGH
Lela May Slaubaugh, 77, Horse Shoe Run, W.Va., died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at her residence.
Born March 27, 1926, in Horse Shoe Run, she was a daughter of the late Gus L. and Lora A. Harsh Calcamp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Slaubaugh, in 1984; and one brother.
She and her husband helped organize and start the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department and later the Mt. Grove VFD. They also helped form the Mt. Grove Potato Festival. She was a member of the Mt. Grove VFW Auxiliary and Mt. Grove Ladies Aid. She finished her husband's term as Preston County commissioner after his death, and was elected to another term.
She was also past president of the FOE #936 Women's Auxiliary, where she was selected as Mother of the Year 2002, and a member of Terra Alta Post #578 Women's Auxiliary and the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren.
Survivors include four brothers, Wayne Calcamp, Magadore, Ohio, and Lawrence, John, and Cecil, all of Horse Shoe Run; and three sisters, Juanita Stemple, Horse Shoe Run, Delores Kelley, Leadmine, W.Va., and Virginia Roth, Thomas, W.Va.
Friends were received at the Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, W.Va.
A service was held at the Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Eglon, W.Va., on Wednesday, April 16, with the Rev. Tom McGinnis officiating.
Interment was in the Gnegy Church Cemetery.
CORA A. WILEY
Cora A. Wiley, 81, Grantsville, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Grantsville, she was a daughter of the late Rev. A.C. and Sallie (Butler) Walls. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine Wiley, May 3, 1986; two daughters, Catherine and Zelda; three brothers, Robert, Herbert, and Lewis Walls; and two grandchildren.
She was a retired after 24 years at Flushing Shirt Factory and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Grantsville.
She is survived by six daughters, Patricia Gatterman Nelson, Shirley Lapp, Rita Garlitz, and Connie Savage, all of Grantsville, Dorothy Baker, Uniontown, Pa., and Kay Hockman, Accident; two sons, Lewis Wiley, Smithfield, Pa., and Charles Wiley, Frostburg; three sisters, Esther Stanton and JoAnn Bowser, both of Grantsville, and Ruth Gindlesperger, Berlin, Pa.; one brother, Walter Walls, Virginia Beach, Va.; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville.
A service was conducted in the funeral home on Monday, April 14, with Keith Welch officiating.
Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
VIRGINIA M. LAPP BUTLER
Virginia M. Lapp Butler, 81, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center, Frostburg.
Born May 4, 1921, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Truman and Julia (Rupp) Tharp. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, George Franklin Lapp and Everett D. Butler; three sons, Ralph, Larry, and Robert Lapp; one daughter, Sandra Kay Lapp; two brothers, Carl and Ralph Tharp; and one sister, Elizabeth Tharp. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a homemaker, and was a retired cook from Penn Alps Restaurant. She attended the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Grantsville, and the Senior Citizens Center, Jennings.
Surviving are three sons, George Lapp, Grantsville, John Lapp, Finzel, and Kedrick Lapp, Springs, Pa.; one daughter, Margaret Foy, Springs; 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg.
A service was conducted at the funeral home on Monday, April 14, with Pastor David Fetter officiating.
Interment was in the Frostburg Memorial Park.
The family requests memorials be directed to the Frostburg Village Nursing Home Activities Fund, 1 Kaylor Circle, Frostburg, MD 21532.
RAYMOND M. DIXON
Raymond "Dutch" McKlevain Dixon, 81, Smithfield, Utah, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Logan Regional Hospital, Logan, Utah.
Born July 28, 1921, in Oakmont, W.Va., he was a son of the late Ollie Slyman and Martha Elizabeth Sweitzer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dollie Maxine Comp, whom he married Jan. 30, 1943; seven brothers, Onie Ott, James Kinser, J. Thomas Kinser, Julius "Jude" Kinser, Orval "Mike" Tasker, Oliver "Pete" Dixon, and Carl Slyman; and two sisters, Mary "Till" Lancaster and Beulah "Boots" Rohrbaugh.
He grew up on the Maryland/West Virginia border on Backbone Mountain. He left school to work in the coal mines at Vindex. He served in the Pacific during World War II (1943-46). In the service he received the following awards: Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, New Guinea Campaign Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon/Bronze Star, Luzon Campaign Bronze Star, and Drivers Mechanics Badge with Bar M. After the service, he returned to Vindex.
He worked at Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore, until retirement. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served many years in Elders Quorum and High Priest leadership. He also served in the Boy Scouts, as Sunday school president, and was a temple officiator in the Washington, D.C., Temple prior to moving away.
He is survived by his children, Jimmie Dale Dixon, Pensacola, Fla., Dennis Jay Dixon, Foley, Ala., Deon Ray Dixon, Smithfield, Kevin Reed Dixon, Baltimore, Keith Roy Dixon, Baltimore, and Jill Denise Juhlke, Hamilton, Ontario; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.
Friends and family will be received at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, Baltimore, on Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m. until noon. A service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Essex Ward LDS Chapel, Essex.
Burial will be in the Holly Hill Memorial Garden.
WILLIAM K. BENNETT
William Kyle Bennett, 85, Kempton, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland.
Born Feb. 23, 1918, in Kempton, he was a son of the late William Patterson and Freda Precious Mosser Benentt.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army Air Corps, where he flew 30 missions over Germany. He was a farmer and a contract bus driver for Garrett County schools for many years. He was also a member of Thomas, W.Va., VFW Post #22 and the Elkins American Legion.
Survivors include two brothers, Edgell Lee Bennett, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Donald Wallace Benentt, Kempton; and two sisters, Freda "Skeeter" Ujcic, Davis, W.Va., and Leah Sayers, Kansas City, Mo.
Friends will be received at the Hinkle Funeral Home, Davis, today, Thursday, April 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Allen Schwartz officiating.
Interment will follow in the Red House Cemetery.
NINA F. SPIGGLE
Nina Frances Spiggle, 93, Aurora, W.Va., a resident of the Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, died Jan. 11, 2003, in Cumberland.
Born Dec. 10, 1909, in Aurora, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Polly Spiggle. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Floyd, and Wayne; and four sisters, Marjorie, Kathleen, Bess, and Lorena. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
A graduate of Aurora High School, she earned her bachelor's degree in home economics from West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. She began her career in an emergency program of nutrition training in the mining areas of her native state. She became a home demonstration agent in Logan County and for several years served as a trouble shooter in several other counties, including Hampshire, Grant, Pendleton, Marshall, and Upshur. During that time she was an innovator in the rural electrification movement and was a 4-H leader. Her extension service career included 11 years as home demonstration agent in Cumberland County, New Jersey.
She retired in 1966 after 32 years of service, and was active on the volunteer staff at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, Va.
She is survived by four nephews and their families, Patrick Bowman, Bill Bowles, and Wayne and George Spiggle.
A "celebration and remembrance of life" will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora, on Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m., with Pastor James Utt officiating. Following the service, there will be a graveside inhumation of ashes at St. Paul's cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the pastor's discretionary funds of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester, or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Aurora.
PEARL A. MOORE
Pearl A. Leve Moore, 97, Mount Lebanon, Pa., died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at the Homestead Center, Willow Grove, Pa.
She was born March 7, 1916, in Pistoia, Italy. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Burgess R. Moore, and one son, William T. Moore.
She was a retired beautician and operated a salon out of her home for 60 years until her retirement in 1968. She was Catholic by faith. She had a summer cottage at Deep Creek Lake.
She is survived by one daughter, Dala M. Milburn, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
An interment service will be conducted at the Oakland Cemetery on Monday, April 21, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Don Parson officiating.
Interment will follow.
The Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of arrangements.
JOANNE S. MCGILL
Joanne Sirk McGill, 88, Cumberland, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at the Cumberland Nursing Center.
Born March 27, 1915, in Romney, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William C. and Alice (Whetzell) Sirk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Reckley McGill, on April 16, 1990; five sisters, Minnie Loy, Virgie Loy, Nannie Mayhew, and Linda Corbin, and Mamie; and four brothers, James Sirk, Giser Sirk, Robert Sirk, and David Sirk.
She was an associate with McGill Building Company until her husband's retirement in 1987. She was a 1933 graduate of Romney High School. She was a member of Cresaptown United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and a member of the administrative board, council on ministries, and memorial committee; and was Education Commission chairman, church school superintendent, and 10-year president of the United Methodist Women.
She was past president of Cresaptown School and Allegany County PTA and served on the state PTA board. She was past president of the Cresaptown Homemakers, treasurer of the County Homemakers, member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary for over 22 years, and treasurer for Church Women United for over 20 years.
In cooperation with the late Margaret L. Morrissey, state health nurse, she helped to organize Cresaptown Lay Health Organization and Allegany County Lay Health Council, and served as president of both organizations. In 1955, she was appointed chairman of the Allegany County March of Dimes by Basil O'Conner, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. She and the late Juanita Isiminger organized the first Mothers March of Polio in Allegany County.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Jo McGill Phillips, Bowling Green, and Patricia Ann McGill Paye, Anacortes, Wash.; one brother, William Sirk Jr., Winchester, Va.; two sisters, Georgia Hartman, Romney, and Betty Steele, Bunker Hill, W.Va.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cresaptown, Friday, April 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A service will be conducted at Cresaptown United Methodist Church on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Harold R. McClay, Jr. officiating. Friends will be received at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Cumberland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Cresaptown United Methodist Church for the kitchen equipment.