Betsey King Beam
Betsey King Beam of Richmond, Va., left this life April 25, 2005.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by all.
Dorsie D. Blosser
Dorsie Dairl Blosser, 66, of Mineral Wells died May 1, 2005, at the Arbors in Marietta.
Everett W. Burdette
Everett W. Jr Burdette, 75, passed away May 2, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg.
Dr. Harvey "Gene" Dillinger Jr.
Dr. Harvey E. "Gene" Dillinger Jr., 86, of Vienna died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at his home.
He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Richwood, W.Va., a son of the late Harvey E. Dillinger Sr. and Bertha Sparks Dillinger.
Beulah M. Dowler
Beulah M. Dowler, 84, of Mineral Wells passed away May 2, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Thomas, W.Va., a daughter of the late Fred and Nellie Secrist Snyder. She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Memorial Church.
Floyd L. Elder
Floyd Lee "Pete" Elder, 63, of Parkersburg died April 30, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born May 6, 1941, in Pike, W.Va., the son of the late Joel Bee and Madeline Yock Elder.
Samuel L. Emrick
Samuel L. (Sam) Emrick died of bladder cancer on May 1, 2005, in Austin, Texas.
Sam was born Oct. 30, 1957, in Belpre, to Samuel and Barbara Emrick.
Wilbert S. Freed
Wilbert S. "Web" Freed, 89, of 25th Street, Parkersburg, died May 1, 2005, at his residence.
He was born at Freed, Calhoun County, W.Va., a son of the late James Franklin and Hattie D. Goodnight Freed. Mr. Freed was educated in Wood County schools and was a 1935 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He participated in football, basketball and track, and played in the North-South game in 1935. Mr. Freed was a graduate of Mountain State Business College. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II in the European Operation in Africa and Italy. He was a life member of BPO Elks, American Legion and the DAV. He retired from Sears and Roebuck Co. in 1973.
Robert J. Guthro
Robert J. Guthro, 73, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., died April 30, 2005, at the Arbors of Marietta.
He was born in Detroit, Mich., Jan. 22, 1932, a son of the late Roderick and Margaret Harvey Guthro. Robert was a retired Master Plumber and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Nellie "Maxine" Harris, 79, of Parkersburg died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Harris resided in Pettyville, W.Va., with her daughter and caregiver, Betty Crites. She was born March 23, 1926, in Mineral Wells, the daughter of the late John Will and Maude Olivia Wigal Stephens. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 140 and was a 50-year member of the Saulsbury CEO Homemakers Club. She was also a member of the Daughters of America, the women's division of the Jr.O.U.A.M. 106 and the Farmers Bureau. She was an avid bluegrass music lover and attended music functions whenever possible. She loved to do crafts and enjoyed being with her family. Maxine was a career homemaker who dedicated her life to raising her four children.
Kristy A. Johnson
Kristy Ann Johnson, 48, of Flatwoods, W.Va., died Sunday, May 1, 2005, in CAMC-Memorial Division at Charleston, W.Va., after a sudden illness.
She was born July 14, 1956, at Parkersburg, a daughter of Demo Dukas and Hanna Hall Dukas. Kristy was a graduate of Glenville State College and a school teacher at Flatwoods Elementary School for 28 years.
Kathleen "Kay" Gillman Rinehart, 86, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2005.
Affectionately known as "Mamo" by her grandchildren and their friends, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Clyde L. Roberts
Clyde L. Roberts, 79, of Sisterville died May 2, 2005, at home.
He was born May 22, 1925, in Kidwell, W.Va., a son of the late Clyde Earl and Madge Haught Roberts. He retired from the Quaker State Refinery in St. Marys. He was a member of the LaZears Chapel United Methodist Church, BPOE 333 of Sisterville and VFW Post 6327 of Sistersville.
Roy H. Robinson Jr.
Roy H. Robinson Jr., 79, of St. Marys died May 1, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 5, 1925, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Roy H. Sr. and Mazie Bowers Robinson. He was a Millwright by trade and was a member of the Millwright's Local Union 1755 of Parkersburg. He was a decorated World War II and Korean War U.S. Army veteran. During World War II, he served with the 82nd Airborne and the 83rd Infantry (1943-1946). He participated in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the following medals: the Combat Infantry badge twice, Expert Infantry badge, Parachute badge, Presidential Citation ribbon, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and V Device, Purple Heart, European service medal with five battle stars, Victory medal World War II, Occupation medal World War II, D-Day medal, American Campaign medal and the Good Conduct medal. He served in Korea with the 101st airborne and 11th airborne (1950-1952). He participated in the battles from Pusan to the 38th parallel. While serving in Korea, he earned the following medals, Korean Service medal (two) battle stars, UN medal Korea, National Defense medal, and the Korean Unit Citation medal. He was a life member of the VFW and DAV, a 50 year member of St. Marys Lodge 41 A.F. & A.M., a 50 year member of the Scottish Rite in Parkersburg, a duel member of both St. Marys Chapter 31 and the Pennsboro Chapter 26 Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ.
Pauline O. Smith
Pauline O. Smith, 98, formerly of Belpre, died May 1, 2005, at the Heartland of Marietta.
She was born in Smithfield, W.Va., on Sept. 16, 1906, and was the daughter of the late Mary and Lon Digman. She was a faithful member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
Forrest E. Stimpert
Forrest "Louie" Elden Stimpert, 68, of Belpre died April 29, 2005, in Marietta.
He was born in Woodsfield, Ohio, on May 18, 1936, and was the son of the late Harry and Mary Lucas Stimpert. He attended Davis Memorial Wesleyan Church in Parkersburg. He was a welder and worked for Harley E. Calvin for over 20 years, for Mark Williams Blacktop in Marietta, and was self-employed for many years.
Margaret C. Bee
Margaret C. Bee, 89, of Belpre died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at her residence.
She was born in Harrisville, a daughter of the late Jacob T. and Gatie Toothman Reeves. She was a foster mother for the state of Florida for 25 years, during which time she cared for over 160 children. She touched many people's lives not only through her foster home, but many years of babysitting. She is a Baptist by faith.
Dr. Harvey Dillinger Jr.
Dr. Harvey E. Dillinger Jr., 86, of Vienna passed away Sunday, May 1, 2005, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna.
Wilbert Freed, 89, of Parkersburg passed away May 1, 2005, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.