Hedwig Turrill, 84, died March 9, 2005, at Harmar Place, Marietta.
Arrangements are pending at Hadley Funeral Home.
Jay O. Yost
Jay Oscar Yost, 57, of Belcamp, Md., died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, Md.
He was born Feb. 23, 1948, in Marietta, to James Oscar and Mary Gribble Yost. He was a 1966 graduate of Warren High School. Master Sergeant Yost retired from the U.S. Army, having served four years as medical NCO and 21 years in club management. As a youth, he enjoyed working with his father at the general store in Barlow, Ohio. He participated in Boy Scouts, 4-H, Junior Fire Department and the Barlow Presbyterian Church. After his retirement from the military, Jay joined MetLife in White Marsh, Md., and was a certified life underwriter and has served clients in Hartford County, Md., for 12 years. He was past president of the Hartford-Cecil County Certified Life Underwriters Association and a member of the Hartford County Republican Party. Jay loved his country and family and had received the Lord into his life. He enjoyed cooking, hiking, camping and traveling with friends and family.
Dorothy E. Smith
Dorothy Elizabeth Smith, 95, of Lowell, Ohio, died at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in Marietta.
She was born Feb. 4, 1910, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Edwin and Margaret McIntee Mylin. She had lived in Lowell since 1947. Dorothy and her husband had owned and operated Smitty's Lowell Cafe from 1946 to1968. She then worked at the Lowell American Legion Post 750 from 1980 until January 2002. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.
Edna M. Smith
Edna Maxine Alfred Smith, 84, formerly of Parkersburg, died March 7, 2005, at Harmar Place in Marietta.
She was born in Wirt County, a daughter of the late James T. and Edna Mundell Alfred. She retired from the Wood County Board of Education and was a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church.
Charles E. Flynn
Charles Edward Flynn, 70, of Pensacola, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in a Florida nursing home.
Mr. Flynn was born on May 25, 1934, in Parkersburg, to Earschell and Docia Deem Flynn. He served during the Vietnam War and then retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service. He was a graduate of Belpre High School. He also retired after 17 years of service with the Belpre school system. Mr. Flynn was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Belpre.
Mildred V. Gossert
Mildred Virginia Buhrman Gossert, 79, of Parkersburg died March 8, 2005, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Waynsboro, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles Fredrick and Mary Jane Wiles Buhrman. She had at one time worked at Saul's Clothing in Waynsboro, Pa., and also worked at the Working Man's Store in Parkersburg and was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Xavier Catholic Church where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and also sang in the choir.
Ira E. Hoce
Ira Eugene Hoce, 82, of Parkersburg passed away March 8, 2005, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.
Eloise L. Huffman
Eloise "Susie" L. Huffman, 88, formerly of 17th Street, Parkersburg, and had been a resident of Glenwood at Marietta for the past six years, died 7:40 a.m. Monday, March 8, 2005, at Harmar Place.
She was born Oct. 11, 1916, in Harrisville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles Wilson Miller and Minnie Augusta James Miller.
Elva C. Knoch
Elva Corinne Knoch, 79, of Whipple, Ohio, died March 7, 2005, at her residence following a long illness.
She was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Washington County, a daughter of the late Rinehard and Caroline Kehl. She was a retired postmaster at the Whipple post office. She was also actively involved in the 4-H program serving as an advisor of the Whipple Whip-o-wils for many years. She was also a member of the Warner United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school and was active in the Women's Circle. She also enjoyed cooking, quilting and creating stained glass art.
Ernest D. Long
Ernest "Wayne" Duane Long, 41, of Mathoit Street, Parkersburg died March 6, 2005, at his home.
He was born Sept. 22, 1963, in Sistersville, the son of Robert D. and Nancy Light Long. He was a chemical operator at Dupont.
Richard H. Ollom
Richard Harry (Dick) Ollom, 70, of Guysville, Ohio, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born April 23, 1934, in Parkersburg, a son of Clara Ollom of Springfield, Ohio, and the late Harry Ollom. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2307 in Parkersburg, where he was past president and past state trustee. He attended Little Hocking Methodist Church and was a member of the Coolville Lions Club.
Haskel E. Pryor
Haskel E. (Hack) Pryor, 85, of Vincent, Ohio, died at home on March 7, 2005.
He was born June 22, 1919, in Belleville, W.Va., the son of Wilson and Lilly Phillips Pryor.
Betty J. Rockhold
Betty J. Lowers Rockhold of 15th Avenue, Parkersburg, passed away March 8, 2005, at her home.
Arthur K. Yeater
Arthur K. Yeater, 62, of Coolville, Ohio, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at his residence.
He was born May 3, 1942, in Coolville, a son of the late Corbett and Mary Ellen Wilcoxen Yeater. He was a truck driver for DuPont.
Howard B. Ayers
Howard Blakely Ayers, 84, of Belpre died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Arbors in Marietta.
He was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Ritchie County, W.Va., a son of the late Maurice Blakely and Fannie Mae Hoover Ayers.
Leona R. Barnes
Leona Ruth Barnes, 87, of Wooster Street, Marietta, died at 3:47 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Marietta, to Charles and Frances Kellner Davis. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1936. She had worked at the New Mecca Restaurant, the New System Bakery and the Tally Ho Restaurant, where she was hostess until her retirement at age 81. She was a member of the Gilman United Methodist Church.
Evan T. Bowers
Evan Tyler Bowers of Zionsville, Ind., went to be with Jesus on March 4, 2005, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Ind.
He was born Jan. 27, 2005, in Indianapolis, the son of Eric V. and Autumn S. Zumbro Bowers.
Adam M. Burns
Adam was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and an Eagle Scout with Troop 19. He was a sophomore at West Virginia University, majoring in secondary education. Adam graduated from Sissonville High School in 2003, where he was a four-year member of the soccer and tennis teams and reached the state tennis tournament three times.