James L. McRhea
James L. McRhea, 61, of Marietta died Oct. 3, 2004, at his residence.
He was born in Jeffersonville, Ind., the son of the late Thomas and Goldy Losey McRhea. He worked for the City of Marietta and retired from Kardex in 2003, where he had worked since 1971. He served during the Vietnam War in the Marine Corps from 1961 to 1967, was in the 146th Army National Guard Unit from 1981 to 1983 and in the Navy Reserve until 1997 when he retired.
Dr. Larry E. Sweeney
Dr. Larry E. Sweeney, 70, of Muncie, Ind., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born in St. Marys, the son of E. Myron and Ruth Engle Sweeney. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Marietta College in 1958, he received an M.B.A. degree in finance, a master's degree in economics and a Ph.D. in finance from West Virginia University.
Janice M. Taylor
Janice Marie Taylor, 61, of Parkersburg died Oct. 3, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Euclid, Ohio, a daughter of the late Paul and Frances Marie Tekavec Tomko. Janice attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and was a homemaker.
Glenn D. Waggoner
Glenn Dale "Jack" Waggoner, 89, of Sandyville died Oct. 3, 2004, at home.
He was born June 29, 1915, in Ravenswood, a son of the late Hiram and Lily Franklin Waggoner. He worked in the maintenance department of the Jackson County Board of Education. He was a member of the Sandyville United Methodist Church and of the Teachers Retirement Association. He enjoyed farming and gardening.
Allen W. Durst
Allen Wayne (Toolshed) Durst, 47, of Leon, W.Va., died Oct. 2, 2004.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with visitation from 6-9 p.m. today.
Jerry Jett, 48, of Ovapa died Oct. 2, 2004.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at Grannies Creek Goodwill Community Church, where service will be at noon. Arrangements by John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.
Harold E. Lockhart
Harold Eugene Lockhart, 68, of Washington, W.Va., died Sunday October 3, 2004, at his residence.
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Leonard and Alma "Jewel" Lynch Lockhart. He retired from G.E. Plastics; was a member of Bethel Baptist Church; and was a U.S Army veteran. He was also a member of the Eagles and an avid Nascar fan.
Kenneth McCoy, 57, of Williamstown passed away Oct. 2, 2004, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 4, 1947, in Parkersburg, a son of W. Ray McCoy and the late Bertha Lockhart McCoy. He was a CPA and owner of Dunn, McCoy and Associates. He was a Protestant by faith.
Melvin R. Phillips
Melvin Romine Phillips, 83, entered into eternal life 7:52 a.m. Oct. 2, 2004, at the Health Center of Towne House Retirement Community, Fort Wayne, Ind., after a lengthy illness.
He was preceded in death seven weeks ago, Aug. 13, by his beloved wife, Carolyn Beckner Phillips. Married in Parkersburg in 1944, the couple had just reached their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12, surrounded by their loving family. The Rev. and Mrs. Phillips had served together as co-chaplains at The Towne House Retirement Community for 14 years until 2003.
Glen Waggoner of Sandyville died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at his home.
Mary E. Ball
Mary Ellen Ball, 80, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at her home in Mesa, Ariz.
She was born on July 23, 1924, in Fayette County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Homer and Nellie Bennett. Mary Ellen was retired from Corning Glass in Parkersburg. She was a member of the Baptist Temple Church while residing in Parkersburg and then joined the First Baptist Church in Mesa upon retirement. She was a member of the Y-Wives and loved music and square dancing.
Betty Lou Bennett
Betty Lou Lasure Bennett, 84, of Seneca Drive, Nixon Plaza, Clarksburg, W.Va., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004.
She was born in Folsom, W.Va., on Sept. 20, 1920, a daughter of the late Simon Lasure and Eleston (Means) Lasure.
Paul Brannon, 91, of Charleston, W.Va., died Sept. 30, 2004.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. today.
James B. Cline
James Burley Cline, 79, went home Oct. 2, 2004, to be with the One that saved him and gave him eternal life.
He was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Lubeck, a son of the late James Burley Cline and Letha Jane Leach Cline Caplinger.
Ila B. Dayton
Ila Bernadine "Susie" Dayton, 90, of Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Marietta, passed away Sept. 28, 2004.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel. The family will meet with friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Virginia Dillon, 87, of St. Marys died Oct. 1, 2004, at the Heritage Assisted Living in St. Marys.
She was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Ashland, Ky., a daughter of the late Edward B. and Jennie Moreland Hemann. She graduated from Wheeling High School in 1935 and from Elliott Business College in 1936, and worked for C & P Telephone Co. prior to her marriage in 1938 to Clinton Seckman Dillon. She established her home in St. Marys in 1944 and remained in the community for the rest of her life. She worked as a bookkeeper for the First National Bank of St. Marys from 1957 until 1970 and as a magistrate's assistant from 1967 until 1980. She was active in the St. Marys United Methodist Church, the St. Marys Woman's Club, and in later years, in the Senior Citizens.
Verna A. Frech
Verna A. Frech, 60, of Holbrook Community in Ritchie County, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.
She was born Nov. 11, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., a daughter of the late Vernon and Antoinette Cernie Moyer. Her husband, Milton E. Frech, survives her.
Harley P. Goff
Harley Paige Goff, 58, of Spencer died Sept. 30, 2004, at home after a sudden illness.
He was born Nov. 14, 1945, in Spencer, a son of the late Fred and Ernestine Bennett Goff. He worked in the Sanitation Department for Waste Management.