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Miscellaneous Monongalia County, West Virginia Obituaries

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Delbert F. Howett
Delbert F. "Shorty" Howett, of Westover, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at his daughter's hone. He was born April 31, 1919, in Athens, Ohio, son of the late Augustus and Alma Marshall Howett. He retired from Morgantown Glassware Guild, with 30 years of service and was chairman of the Morgantown Glassware Guild Union. He is survived by his daughter and spouse, Debbie and Delfred Brown, of Marshallville, Ohio; two grandsons and a spouse, Jeff and Deanna Kerns, of Wooster, Ohio, and Mark Kerns, of Fairmont. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary E. Howett, on Jan. 12, 2001. Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the 1:30 p.m. service, Sunday, Feb. 25, with the Rev. George Koon Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

Cecelia Renee Pratt
Cecelia Renee Pratt, infant daughter of Bobbi Jo Swaney and Ty Alan Pratt, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, in the Uniontown, Pa., Hospital. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Orren and Loraina Swaney Jr., of York Run, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Delmar and Dottie Pratt, of Greensboro, Pa.; maternal great-grandparents, Orren and Dolores Swaney Sr., of York Run, and Henry and P hyllis Kelley, of Fairchance, Pa.; and aunts and uncles, Laticia and Brian Miller and Heath and Misty Pratt. Private graveside services will be Saturday, Feb. 24, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, with the Rev. Russell Pratt officiating. Arrangements by Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, Pa.

Julia Victoria Howard
Word has been received of the death of Julia Victoria Howard, 7, of Wakefield, Mass., on Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the New England Medical Center, Boston. She was born Sept. 20, 1993, in Boston, daughter of Barry C. and Gloria J. Fanok Howard, of Wakefield. She was affiliated with the Boston College Campus School for Special Needs Children and the Eastern Middlesex Association for Retarded Citizens, and was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Wakefield. She is also survived by a sister, Lucy Elizabeth Howard, at home; grandparents, Victoria Fanok, of Star City, and Thomas and Irene Howard of Peabody, Mass., and aunts and uncles, Mrs. Bob (Karen) Masino, Thomas and Melanie Howard, Debbie and Dick Taylor, Libby and Doug Bullock, Debbie and Jim Fanok, Paula and Fred Rice, and Pete Martinelli. Services were held in Wakefield in January. McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield, Mass., handled the arrangements. Memorials: Campus School, Boston College, Campion Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167, or Eastern Middlesex Association for Retarded Citizens, 20 Gou ld St., Reading, MA 01867.

Patty M. Markley
Patty M. Markley, 68, of Fairmont, Colfax Community, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born Feb. 20, 1933, in Mount Morris, Pa., daughter of the late Margaret M. and Earl L. Swyck and the late James L. Scritchfield. She had been employed at Owens Illinois Glass Plant for 10 years. She had later worked at the Fast Pak Market in Fairmont and last worked at the Westinghouse Lamp Plant. She was a homemaker. She was an avid bingo player and Protestant. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Harold T. Markley, who she married July 27, 1951; a son and spouse, Harold "Buddy" and Hea Markley, of Xenia, Ohio; a daughter and spouse, Debbie and Brad Zelenak, of Fairmont; a brother, Robert E. Swyck, of Fa irmont; two sisters and spouse, Ethel and Ira Shreves, and Sandra Romano, all of Fairmont; eight grandchildren and two spouses, Misty Dabate, Micki Dabate, Mindi Markley, Mandy Markley, all of Fairmont, Hey Young and Brian Sitzharris, Hey Gin and John Hu lbert, all of Xenia, Kyle Zelenak, Kyleigh Zelenak, both of Charlotte, N.C.; and her best friend, Alice Polis. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James L. Scritchfield. All funeral arrangements will be private. Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Donations: Noah's Ark Assembly of God, P.O. Box 309, Fairview, WV 26570.

Judith Parker
Judith Parker, 57, of Morgantown, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at home. Friends may call at Davidson-Mancinelli Funeral Home, Westover, from 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, until the 1 p.m. service. Burial will be at a later date. Donations: Betty Puskar Cancer Center, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, P.O. Box 9300, Morg antown, WV 26506-9300.

Lula G. Criss Weaver
Lula Gertrude Criss Weaver, 99, of Route 5, Grafton, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2001, at home, following a long illness. She was born May 27, 1901, in Fellowsville, daughter of the late Rowley Criss and Amanda Bolyard Criss. She was a cook, and worked at Fellowsville High School from 1945-60 and at Four Corner's Restaurant. She also worked at the Grafton Shirt Factory from 1917-1918. She was a member of Fellowsville Pentecostal Church. She is survived by a daughter, Navey Lee Reel, of Barberton, Ohio; two sons and spouses, Lowell and Nancy Weaver, of Norton, Ohio and Terry and Mary Weaver, of Grafton; 23 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 31 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Roscoe "Ruck" Weaver, in 1957; three sons, Blaine, Glen and Harry Weaver; a daughter, Wanda Reel Weaver; and 13 brothers and sisters. Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Fellowsville Cemetery.

Margaret Dodd Jennings
Margaret Dodd Jennings, 66, of Brookhaven, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Mon Point. She was born March 7, 1934, in Shinnston. She was a secretary at the Mountaineer Travel Council. She was a volunteer for Christian Help and was a member of the Harvest Church of God in Morgantown. She is survived by three sons and spouses, Harold E. and Val Casseday, of Ravenna, Ohio, Richard E. and Kathy Dodd, of Streetsboro, Ohio and William M. and Mary Dodd, of Morgantown; a sister, Marlene Holcomb, of Windham, Ohio; two brothers and spouses, J ohn and Shirley Milush, of Westover and Bradley and Bonnie Milush, of Harmony Grove; eight grandchildren, Naomi Casseday, Mary Ann Casseday, Debra Casseday, Harold Casseday III, Amanda Dodd, Michelle Dodd, Christina Dodd and Nicholas Dodd; and five great -grandchildren, Christopher, Autumn, Jonathan, Brady and Dakota. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Tuesday, Feb. 27, with the Rev. Eddie Noel officiating. Donations: Christian Help, 219 Walnut St., Morgantown, WV 26505.

Janie H. Renner
Janie H. Renner, 100, of 784 Garner Run Road, Waynesburg, Pa., formerly of Mount Morris, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Wilson's Personal Care Home, Rogersville, Pa. She was born Dec. 26, 1900, in Whiteley Township, Greene County, Pa., daughter of the late Laura South Headlee and Francis Marion Headlee. She was a teacher. She was a member of the Mount Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God. She taught Sunday School. Her education began in a one-room schoolhouse near Brock. She began her teaching career in 1919 at the Pin-Oak and later the Vandruff Sch ools in Greene County. She received her teacher's certification for Pennsylvania at Waynesburg and Slippery Rock teachers colleges. She taught for 32 years in the Mount Morris area, including Whiteley, Perry and Dunkard townships. She was a pastor at the Brave Assembly of God for 16 years during the 1930s and 1940s. She belonged to the Greene County, Pennsylvania and National teachers associations. She belonged to the Mount Morris Senior Citizens. She is survived by a niece, Mary Ruth Kenner, of Florrisant, Miss., whom she raised; and a sister, Mae V. Eddy, of Waynesburg, Pa. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Renner, on Dec. 21, 1953, whom she married on Dec. 25, 1926; twin daughters, Mary Lou and Betty Lee Renner, who died in infancy; two sisters, Faye Hoy and Grace Headlee; and two brothers, Cecil Headl ee and Homer Headlee. Friends may call at Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., 197 N. Maiden St., Waynesburg, Pa., from 5-9 p.m. Monday and from 1:30 p.m. until the 2:30 p.m. service Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Mount Morris Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God. Burial will be in Fairview-Kiger Cemetery, Whiteley Township, Pa.

Thora Fowler Vecchio
Thora Fowler Vecchio, 77, a lifelong resident of Point Marion, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born April 29, 1923, in Morgantown, daughter of the late Lloyd H. and Audrey Herod Fowler. She graduated from Point Marion High School in 1940 and was a WVU graduate. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; the former Business and Professional Women's Club in Point Marion, Pa.; past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Faye tte Chapter 389; and a former member of Point Marion Police Auxiliary. She worked for the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department and was on the Point Marion Burrough Council. She is survived by four children and a spouse, Sheryl Young, of Garner, N.C., Frank and Cindy Vecchio, of Dunkirk, Md., Garth Vecchio, of McMurray, Pa. and Robert Vecchio, of Beverly Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren and spouses, Siobhan and Scott White head, Dawn and Mike Parr and Cara Vecchio; four great-grandsons; and a brother, Robert Fowler, of Mesa, Ariz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Vecchio, on Dec. 30, 1975. Friends may call at Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, Point Marion, Pa., from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 1. A private graveside service in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion, Pa., with Pastor Joe Condoluci officiating, will follow the visitation.

Vesta Bunner Kuhn
Vesta Lorraine Bunner Kuhn, 73, of Grafton, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Grafton City Hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1927, in Marion County, daughter of the late Gaynon and Pauline Cyrene Kinkaid Bunner. She had worked at Bunner Brothers Grocery in Fairmont for 30 years and retired from Musgrove's Warehouse Grocery in Grafton after several years of service. She was a member of the Blueville Church of Christ in Grafton and a former member of the Mount Nebo Church of Christ in Marion County. She volunteered at the Soup Kitchen in Grafton and the Pleasant Acres Personal Care Home near Fairmont. She was also a member of the Antique Car Club of Grafton. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Edward J. Kuhn, whom she married Nov. 26, 1973; a stepdaughter and spouse, Joyce and Robert Knotts, of Grafton; three brothers and spouses, Richard and Alice Bunner, of Rivesville, Roger and Rosann Bunner, of S mithtown, and Rollins and Sherilyn Bunner, of Smithtown; a sister and spouse, Cyrene and John Hart, of Smithtown; two grandchildren, Elaine Shaffer, of Grafton, and Cheryl Knotts, of Grafton; three great-grandsons, John Shaffer, Tim Shaffer and Craig Sha ffer; and 12 nieces and nephews, Daphne Stowers, Richard Bunner Jr., Harriet Wilson, Jennifer Hidayt, Douglas Bunner, Christopher Bunner, Rodney Bunner, Robin Bunner, Bryce Bunner, Michele Sherer, Andrea Hart and Roger Leeson. Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Wednesday, Feb. 28, with Jeff Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Nebo Cemetery. Due to sickness, the family requests no live flowers be sent. Donations: Blueville Church of Christ, Building Fund, 110 N. Pike St., Grafton, WV 26354.

Luzella V. 'Peggy' Tomer
Luzella Virginia "Peggy" Tomer, 86, of Marshall Street, Westover, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Sundale Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 6, 1915, in Leadmine, daughter of the late Jesse and Ellen Dumire Lipscomb. She worked at WVU Hospitals in the newborn nursery section and was a member of the Living By Faith Church in Brookhaven. She is survived by a son and spouse, the Rev. David and Bernice Tomer, of Westover; a brother, Delbert Lipscomb, of Westover; three sisters, Ruth Bretzman and Evelyn Barthlow, both of Morgantown, and Misty Mayle, of Wisconsin; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William John Tomer, in 1981; a son, Gary William Tomer; a brother, William Lipscomb; and two sisters, Claris Grimm and Jean Martin. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, with the Rev. Fred Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Cemetery.

Irene M. McCune
Irene M. McCune, 71, of 30 Gamble Road, Morgantown, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born March 21, 1929, in Dry Tavern, Pa., daughter of the late Noel A. and Mable M. Nutt Rogers. She lived for many years in Dilliner, Pa. and moved to Mount Morris, Pa. in 1983, where she owned and operated the Mount Morris Diner. For the past 4 1/2 years she resided in Morgantown with her daughter, Pamela Gamble. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and playing bingo. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is survived by five daughters, Celesta Hegedis, of Carmichaels, Pa., Joyce Dodson, of Morgantown, Debra Weatherholt, of Romney, Dianna Dobbs, of Core, and Pamela Gamble, of Morgantown; two sons, Lester "Buzz" McCune, of Dilliner, Pa., and Robert McCu ne, of Carmichaels, Pa.; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lester J. McCune, whom she married Feb. 16, 1946, on Dec. 31, 1991; two sisters, Lena Mae Mayle and Shirley May Rogers, in infancy; a brother, Paul Leone Rogers, in infancy; and a great-granddaughter, Jessic a Richards. Friends may call at Behm Funeral Home Inc., 182 W. High St., Waynesburg, Pa., from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1, with the Rev. Fred W. Tomlinson officiating. Burial will follow in Green e County Memorial Park.

Lois Deretta Brooks
Lois Deretta Brooks, 67, of Goodwin Street, Morgantown, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Monongalia General Hospital. She was born Dec. 25, 1933, in Mackeyville, daughter of the late Scott Kisamore and Flossie George Kisamore Reed. She worked for Owens-Illinois in Fairmont for 16 years and the Monongalia County Board of Education for 12 years, retiring from Morgantown High School as a cook. She was a Morgantown High School band mom. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Chester Lee Brooks; a son and spouse, Scott and Sarah Brooks, of Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Kimberley Ann Brooks, of Gassaway; a granddaughter, Samantha Elizabeth Brooks, of Wilmington; a brother, George Kis amore, of Shinnston; two sisters, Ann Metzung, of Eastlake, Ohio, and Sue Wagner, of Baltimore. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Freda Helmick, and two brothers, Robert and Tom Kisamore. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, until the 1:30 p.m. service, with the Rev. Stacy L. Groscup officiating. Burial will be in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens. Donations: American Lung Association of WV, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339-3980.

Jerry William McCarty
Jerry William McCarty, 67, of Halleck Road, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at the Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg. He was born April 22, 1933, in Keyser, son of the late Jerry William Sr. and Helen Livingston Yonkers McCarty. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged in 1963. He worked as a chef in various hotels and restaurants. He was an avid woodworker, and many family members have received his projects as gifts. He was a lifetime member of Michigan DAV Post 13, and was associated with the VFW and American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Martha Smith McCauley McCarty; two sons, Michael McCarty, of Maryland, and Gary McCarty, of Pennsylvania; a brother, Scott McCarty, of Morgantown; two sisters, Cynthia Cramer, of Terra Alta, and Helena Dugan, of Morgantown; fo ur stepdaughters, Leslie Downy and Carol Thorn, both of Morgantown, Julie Culp, of Fairmont, and Martha Francis, of Fairview; three stepsons, Harold McCauley and Lewis McCauley, both of Morgantown, and Bob McCauley, of Westover; 20 stepgrandchildren; and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Levi and Perry McCarty, and his former wife, Marilyn E. Sisler Frazee. Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, with the Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial will be in Summers Cemetery, Halleck Road. Donations: DAV c/o Steve Dolt, State Servic e Officer, 385 Spencer Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505, or American Diabetes Association, WV Affiliate, 1221-A Ohio Ave., P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Georgetta M. Cobun
Georgetta M. Cobun, 81, of Silver Oaks Place, Kent, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She was born June 30, 1919, in Elkins, daughter of Harry and Ethel McCroby Jackson. She was a stock clerk for WVU Chemistry Department for 20 years and was a member of Morgantown United Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Herbert L. (Dee) Cobun, of Kent, Ohio; a daughter, Judith Cobun Crain, of Glendale; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Jean (C.J) Estep, of Stow, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L.; a daughter, Carol L. Harper; a brother, Harry Jackson Jr.; and five sisters, Isabel Lerch, Elaine Alspaugh, Margaret Nine, Maxine Patterson and Virginia Hill. Friends may call at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Kent, Ohio, from 6 p.m. until the 8 p.m. service Wednesday, Feb. 28, with the Rev. John McIntyre officiating. Graveside service will be at noon Thursday, March 1, at Beverly Hills Memorial Ga rdens, Morgantown.

Rose Ann Kolish
Rose Ann Kolish, 86, of Mill Street, Farmington, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at the WVU Medical Center in Morgantown. She was born Oct. 6, 1914, in Farmington, daughter of the late Pete and Anna Priester Sweetnich. She was a member of St. Peter's Church in Farmington. She enjoyed quilting and baking and was a homemaker. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Evelyn Sweetnich, of Morgantown; and three aunts, Alice Priester, of Farmington, Ann Priester, of Fairmont, and Sophia Priester, of Fairmont. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Matt Kolish, on Dec. 6, 1998; and a brother, George Sweetnich. Friends may call at Dent Funeral Home, Farmington, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. There will be a funeral liturgy at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Farmington at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, with the Rev. Franklin A. Neville officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Fairmont.


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