ELDRED K. STAHL
Eldred K. Stahl, 75, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Sarasota.
Born April 9, 1924, in Grantsville, he was a son of the late Stewart F. and Nora (Resh) Stahl.
He was a retired stationary engineer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion, and was a Shriner.
Surviving are his wife, Jean Chapman Stahl; one daughter, Diana, Columbus, Ohio; one stepson, Richard Chapman; one brother, Darrell Stahl, Cumberland; and two sisters, Helen (Stahl) Bender, Grantsville, and Betty (Stahl) Durst, Buckhannon, W.Va.
At Mr. Stahlís request, his body was cremated. A memorial service was conducted Thursday, Oct. 28, at a Methodist church in Sarasota.
JEAN J. SHAFFER
Jean J. Shaffer, 66, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at her home.
Born July 29, 1933, in Toledo, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (Saloff) Pomeroy. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Junior C. Shaffer, in 1986.
She was a graduate of Libby High School, Toledo.
Surviving are four daughters, Deborah K. Johnson, Bainbridge, Ga., Sandy L. Friend and Margaret O. Haines, both of Oakland, and Pamela S. Lipscomb, Thomas, W.Va.; five sons, David W. Shaffer Sr., Bayard, W.Va., Michael G. Shaffer Sr., Harry J. Shaffer, and Earl C. Shaffer, all of Terra Alta, and Charles R. Shaffer, Bainbridge; four sisters, Evelyn Bliss, Virginia Crabtree, and Violet Kohler, all of Toledo, and Midge Nutter, Columbus, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland. A service was conducted at the Shady Dell Chapel, Oakland, earlier today, Dec. 2, with the Rev. William McCallister officiating. Interment was in the Terra Alta Cemetery.
JACQUELINE L. SUESS
A memorial service for Jacqueline L. Suess, 50, Oakland-Deep Creek Lake, who died Saturday, Oct. 30, is set for Saturday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m., at St. Markís Lutheran Church, Oakland.
Born Dec. 11, 1948, she was a daughter of Margaret (Klingensmith) Gallo and the late John Gallo.
She had been an operating room nurse at Armstrong County, Butler, and Garrett County memorial hospitals.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by four children, Michael Suess, Lyndhurst, Ohio, Maggie Suess, State College, Pa., Jarrod Suess, with the U.S. Navy in Great Lakes, Ill., and Amy Suess, Oakland; her husband, J. Stevenson Suess, Butler, Pa.; and one sister, Colleen Shriver, Woodbridge, Va.
The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the donorís local Hospice chapter.
ROBERT E. STATLER SR.
Robert Earl Statler Sr., 72, Masontown, W.Va., formerly of Kingwood, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at Heartland of Preston County, Kingwood.
Born July 10, 1927, in Oakland, he was a son of the late Jacob Earl and Jeanette A. (Guard) Statler. He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Wade Statler, and one sister, Helen Stickel.
He owned and operated Preston County Gas Company in Kingwood for more than 20 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Fort Butler VFW Post 826 in Kingwood, George D. Jackson Post 56 American Legion in Kingwood, Elks Lodge 2481 in Oakland, the Preston Country Club, AF&AM Lodge 106 in Terra Alta, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 292 in Oakland. He was Methodist by faith.
Survivors include one son, Robert Earl Statler II, Chardon, Ohio; one daughter, Jackie S. Glasscock, Chardon; one sister, Ethel Hope (Statler) Burnside, Kingwood; and one grandson.
At the deceasedís request, his body was donated to the West Virginia Human Gift Registry in Morgantown, W.Va.
A memorial service was conducted at the Lobb Funeral Home chapel in Kingwood on Friday, Nov. 26, with the Rev. John M. Zuercher officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Food for Preston, Attn. Sue Bolyard, 109 E. Main Street, Kingwood, WV 26537.
IRENE M. GANOE
Irene M. Ganoe, 66, Keyser, W.Va., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland.
Born March 9, 1933, in Kitzmiller, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lucille (Sullivan) Sellers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter Ganoe, on April 6, 1989; two half-brothers, John and Fred Barcase; and an infant half-sister, Angelina.
Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Hoopengarner, Keyser; one brother, Robert Sellers, Westernport; two half-brothers, Gregory Barcase, Westernport, and Joseph Barcase, Swanton; one sister, Virginia Roope, St. Cloud, Fla.; one half-sister, Gena Staubitz, Baltimore; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
Friends were received at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, where a service was conducted Wednesday, Nov. 24, with Father Ivan M. Lebar, T.O.R., officiating. Interment was in the Kalbaugh Cemetery, Elk Garden, W.Va.
PAUL R. DIXON
Paul R. Dixon, 83, Waynesboro, Va., formerly of Oakland, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in Salem, Va.
Born April 22, 1916, in Johnstown, Pa., he was a son of the late Jesse and Luetta (Miller) Dixon. He was also preceded in death by one half-brother and one half-sister.
He was a member of the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, a graduate of Bridgewater (Va.) College, and received his masterís degree in education from the University of Virginia. He was self-employed for most of his life and was a professor at Blue Ridge Community College. He retired in 1978. He was past owner and founder of P.G.R. Gems and Minerals. Most recently he was an exhibition promoter and had been involved in many organizations throughout his life.
Survivors include his wife, Genevieve H. Dixon; one daughter, Mandy D. Pence, Harrisonburg, Va.; two sons, Paul R. 'Dick' Dixon Jr., Mannington, W.Va., and J. Randy Dixon, Harrisonburg; a brother, Telford Dixon, Vintondale, Pa.; one sister, Jean Hildebrand, Florida; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the McDow Funeral Home, Waynesboro. A service was conducted Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, with the Revs. Todd Hammond and Andrew Salcedo officiating. Interment was in Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro.
The family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to the Bridgewater College Wellness Center Building Fund, c/o Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA 22812.
LLOYD E. KROLL SR.
Lloyd E. Kroll Sr., 91, Barton, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at his residence.
Born Oct. 9, 1908, at Midland, he was the son of the late George and Mary (Muir) Kroll. He also was preceded in death by five sisters, Alma Shearer, Elizabeth Tichnell, Viola McGann, Hildred Brodie and Ethel Moody; and one brother, William G. Kroll.
He was retired from the Extrusion Department of the Celanese Corp. after 43 years of service. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barton. He was a 50-year member of Allegany Lodge 157 AF&AM of Barton, a past patron and 50-year member of Bethlehem Chapter 14 Order of the Eastern Star of Westernport, and a member of Barton Senior Citizens Social and Retirement Club.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Helen (Inskeep) Kroll; one son, Lloyd Eldred Kroll Jr., Barton; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Timney, Lonaconing; and numerous relatives in Garrett County.
Friends were received at the Boal Memorial Chapel, Barton, where a service was conducted on Monday, Nov. 28, with the Rev. Peter Leathersich officiating.
Interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Allegany Lodge 157 and Bethlehem Chapter 14 conducted memorial services Sunday evening at the funeral home.
IRETHA M. FIKE
Iretha Mae Fike, 79, Middletown, formerly of Friendsville, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at the Collegeview Nursing Home, Frederick
Born Jan. 3, 1920, in Friendsville, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Sarah Christine (VanSickle) Bruner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester K. Fike, on Aug. 4, 1998, and three brothers, William Bruner, David Bruner, and Roy Bruner.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Sand Spring Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Jean Atwell, Middletown, and Helen Inderdohnen, Rockville; one brother, Charles Fike, Arizona; one sister, Abby Bruner, Frederick; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Friendsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. A service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Dana Umbel officiating. Interment will follow in the Sand Spring Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Diabetes Association.
ARTHUR O. TEETS
Arthur O. Teets, 89, Hazelton, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at his home.
Born March 13, 1910, in Hazelton, he was a son of the late George Harvey and Arvetta Pearl (Fearer) Teets. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Earnest S. 'Jim' Teets, Ivon Teets, and Harvey Junior Teets.
Surviving are his wife, Edna Mae (Friend) Teets; one daughter, Virginia M. Jones, Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; two sisters, Rose Laub, Confluence, Pa., and Mildred Umbel, Friendsville; four brothers, Glenn Teets and Orval Teets, both of Swanton, Warren Teets, Lakeland, Fla., and Kenneth Teets, Norfolk, Va.; and two granddaughters.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, W.Va., on Friday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Vicki Sheppard officiating. Interment will follow in the Webbs Chapel Cemetery, Hazelton.
The family suggests memorials take the form of contributions to Albert Gallatin Hospice of Morgantown, 3280 University Ave., Suite 6, Morgantown, WV 26505, or Bruceton Community Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 84, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525.
MARY M. KAMP
Mary Madeline Kamp, 71, Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.
Born March 11, 1928, in Meyersdale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ida (Foy) Klink. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence Klink, James Klink, and Paul Klink.
She was a homemaker. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at Trinity United Church of Christ, New Germany, and was also a member of Woodmen of the World. She served as secretary of the Trinity Guild for many years.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, William H. Kamp; two sons, William K. 'Pete' Kamp, Grantsville, and Robert D. Kamp, Grantsville; three daughters, Sharon L. 'Sherry' Tedrow, LaVale, and Cynthia S. 'Cindy' Fisher and Vicki K. Broadwater, both of Grantsville; one brother, Oscar Klink, Garrett, Pa.; one sister, Katherine Remley, Charlottesville, Va.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. A service was conducted earlier today, Dec. 2, at Trinity United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Raymond Brown officiating. Interment was in the Trinity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Trinity United Church of Christ, New Germany, c/o Mrs. Blayne Shunk, 215 Twin Churches Road, Grantsville, MD 21536.
Jean (Cockrell) Cowie, 80, Potomac, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in Potomac.
Born July 1, 1919, in Dallas, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Alexander V. and Mary A. V. Cockrell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dean Bruce Cowie, in 1979.
She and her late husband owned a summer home at Deep Creek Lake for more than 45 years.
She was educated at Duke University and received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1941. She was a member of the recreation staff of the American Red Cross during World War II. She served as chairman and co-chairman of the Junior League Docents for the Smithsonian Institute; co-chairman of the Junior League Childrenís Theatre; and was a member of the American Cancer Society and a volunteer at the Dallas Museum of Modern Art.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Bruce Cowie Jr., Marietta, Pa., and Douglas Randolph Cowie, Silver Spring; one daughter, Carol Cockrell Cowie, Annapolis; one sister, Josephine Thorton, Washington, D.C.; a step-daughter, Katherine Dorman, Squantum, Mass; and three grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimerís Association of Greater Washington, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1100, Bethesda, MD 20814.
The Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, was in charge of arrangements.