Floyd A. Riggs
Floyd A. Riggs, 77, of Vienna died June 3, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born Dec. 9, 1923, in St. Marys, a son of the late Walter and Estella Belleville Riggs. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the purchasing department of Borg Warner after 25 years with the company. He was a member of the Parkersburg Masonic Lodge 169 AF & AM and was a former member of the Musicians Union. He enjoyed music and played a number of instruments. He was a member of the Wayside United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy Dearth Riggs, whom he married on March 12, 1947; one brother, Wayne Riggs of Akron; one sister, Eula Fenton of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Lawrence and Don Riggs; and two sisters, Gladys Thompson and Opel O’Brian.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, the Rev. Sandra Runion officiating. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by Masonic Lodge 169. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.
Katherine ‘‘Katie’’ Huggins Robinson
Katherine ‘‘Katie’’ Huggins Robinson, 87, of Marietta, died June 19, 2001, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Charles Barth.
She was born July 24, 1913, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Craig and Eva Wade Coen. She had attended Williamstown High School and had been a licensed practical nurse for more than 35 years. She worked as a private duty nurse in Marietta, Parkersburg and in private homes. She enjoyed quilting, animals and flowers. She was a member of the Williamstown Church of Christ; Practical Nurses Association; American Legion Auxiliary; Williamstown Womens Club; and the Business and Professional Womens Club of Parkersburg. On May 2, 1936, she married Sherman Huggins who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1970. In July of 1976 she married George William Robinson who preceded her in death in 1983.
Survivors include her daughter, Florence Barth and her husband, Charles with whom she resided; and granddaughter, Cindi Barth of Marietta.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilber and Homer Coen; and one sister, Carrie Anderson.
Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday at the McClure-Schafer Funeral Home of Marietta, with the Rev. Gale Lauderman officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until the hour of the service.
Leland S. Ross
Leland S. Ross, 100, of Belmont, WV, died, March 18, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. He was born, November 22, 1901, at Heborn, WV, a son of the late Guisham and Salome Belle Shingleton Ross. He was retired from General Motors Corporation with over 30 years, was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, a 50 year member of St. Marys Lodge # 41 A. F.& A. M., and a member of the Grant-Jefferson Lions Club in Belmont, WV.
He is survived by three nieces, Joanne L. Basham and Lila Lee White both of Charleston, WV, and Mary Rebecca Ferris of Remsen, NY, one nephew, Dr. Dan W. Habel of Spokane, WA, several great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces, and great great nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Loveall Ross in 1993.
Services will be held Thursday, March 21, 2002, at 1 P. M. at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Home, St. Marys, WV with the Rev. Michael Anderson and the Rev. Daniel Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, WV. Calling hours from 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Dorothy Mae Russell
Dorothy Mae Russell, 75, of Belmont, died July 30, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 24, 1925, to the late Vance and Florence Seavers Eddy and was the wife of Creighton E. Russell. She enjoyed playing bingo and her grandkids.
She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Barbara Malcomb and her husband John, Martha Lewis and her husband, Vernon, and Linda Thompson, all of St. Marys; four grandchildren, David Malcomb and his wife, Connie, of St. Marys, Anthony Lewis and his wife, Kristy, of Belmont, Jack Sheaves of Columbus, and Samantha Thompson of St. Marys; one great-grandchild, Anthony C. Lewis of Belmont; two step-great-grandchildren, Beth West and Jennifer Brown, both of St. Marys; and one nephew, Donald Dearth and his wife, Marsha, of Parkersburg.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
Services were Wednesday, August 1 at 11 a.m. at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating.
Bernard Fred Sauers
Bernard Fred Sauers, 83, of St. Marys, died August 5, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.
He was born November 26, 1917, in Benwood, WV, to the late Fredrick Bernard and Mariah Myrtle Sauers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II earning the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbons, a Bronze Star, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, June Cox Sauers; two sons, Alfred Sauers of Vienna and Danny Sauers of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Michelle Ferar of Parkersburg, Kevin Sauers of Ellenboro, Todd Sauers of Morgantown and Neal Sauers of Columbus; three great-grandchildren, Loran and Megan Ferar of Parkersburg and Logan Douglas Sauers of Columbus; two sisters, Elanor Ralston of St. Marys and Edith Stewart of Belmont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, Woodrow Sauers.
Services were held Wednesday, August 8, at 11 a.m. at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with the Revs. Arthur Cox, Roy Cox and Tom Cox officiating. Burial was in Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery at Hebron.
Alva M. Schneider
Alva M. Schneider, 100, of 302 Greene St., Newport, died August 8, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 20, 1901 at Archers Fork, OH, to the late Emmett and Maud Edwards Cady. She had lived in eastern Washington County all her life. She was a homemaker and had taught school at the Knob one-room school. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Marietta and had attended Little Valley school at Archers Fork and Ohio University Normal School. She was a member of New Matamoras Senior Citizens and the Gold Star Mothers. She loved gardening, reading and poetry and was fascinated by fossils.
She is survived by one daughter, Marceline Schneider of Newport; two daughters-in-law, Ruth Schneider of New Matamoras and Sally Schneider of Newport; 14 grandchildren, Cecil, William, Peter, Daniel, Christopher and John Kenneth and Dennis Nester, Nancy Csongi, Kimberly Tice, John Schneider, Stephanie Miller and Bret Johnson; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Nina Cady of Lowell, OH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry C. Schneider on December 4, 1940. They had been married on September 4, 1920. She was also preceded in death by four sons, Willard, Cecil, James and John Schneider; one daughter, Mary Lou Nester; one granddaughter, Sharyn Britton; three brothers; and two sisters.
A funeral liturgy with Mass was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 11, at St. Marys Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Edward Kakascik as celebrant, Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newport Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 188, Newport, OH 45768.
Richard D. ‘Dick’ Schofield
Richard D. ‘Dick’ Schofield, 67, of Route 1, St. Marys, Whiskey Run Community, died Aug. 20, 2001, at his residence.
He was born May 10, 1934, on Whiskey Run in Ritchie County. Mr. Schofield was retired having spent most of his working life in construction trade and was a member of the Operating Engineers, Local 132 of Charleston. Dick, as he was known to his many friends, was instrumental in the construction of the Ritchie County High School Athletic Complex and was the father of Chuck Schofield for whom the RCHS football stadium was named. He was a member of Harmony Lodge 59, A.F. & A.M. of Pennsboro, and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason of Parkersburg. He was a member of the Bonds Creek Freewill Baptist Church of Ellenboro.
Mr. Schofield is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Jo Nagy Schofield; son, Richard C. ‘Rick’ Schofield of Whiskey Run Community; daughters, Brenda Sue Pyles of Route 1, Cairo, Glendale Community, and Donna G. Ingram of Harrisville, Indian Run; brother, Dale E. Schofield of Ellenboro, Finch Community; sisters, Patty Sue Poling and Connie D. Northcraft both of Pennsboro, and Billie Lee Britton of Washington, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Conard C. and Eunice A. Hendrickson Schofield; and his son, Charles D. ‘Chuck’ Schofield.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bonds Creek Freewill Baptist Church near Ellenboro, with the Pastor Martin L. Corbin officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Finch in Ritchie County. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home of Pennsboro, and from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the Bonds Creek Freewill Baptist Church near Ellenboro. Graveside rites will be conducted by Harmony Lodge 59, A.F. & A.M. of Pennsboro.
Memorial donations are preferred for the maintenance of Schofield Stadium in the name of Dick Schofield and may be send to the Ritchie County High School Athletic Boosters Club, 7 Keith Lane, Harrisville, WV 26362.
Edith M. Sedwick
Edith M. Sedwick, 92, of Newport, OH, died, January 5, 2002, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. She was born, June 25, 1909, at Marietta, OH, a daughter of the late Leroy and Clara Belle Wellspring Morgan. She was a member of the Newport Baptist Church.
She is survived by a stepdaughter, Gretta McGlone of Athens, OH, one sister-in-law, Virginia Morgan of Marietta, OH, one niece, four nephews, several great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl D. Sedwick, three sisters, Lena May Newland, Mildred Offenberger, and Betty Dye, and two brothers, Robert R. Morgan and Clarence C. Morgan.
Services will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 2 P. M. at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Scott Morehead officiating. Burial will be in the Valley Cemetery, Reno, OH. Calling hours from 6 to 9 P. M. Monday at the funeral home.
Charles D. Shepherdson
Charles Denton "Shep" Shepherdson, 87, of Route 1, St. Marys, died April 11, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born, April 1, 1915, in Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late Clarence and Shellie Gardner Shepherdson.
He was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, and retired from the American Cyanamid after over 30 years of service.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 79 of St. Marys, WV. He is survived by one sister, Mary Ingram of Wauconda, IL, formerly of St. Marys, WV, one sister-in-law, Sylvia Wiley of St. Marys, WV, three step children, Delmas Cunningham of Ellenboro, WV, Ray Cunningham of Harrisville, WV, and Sara Yvonne Gunnoe of Ripley, WV, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Wiley Shepherdson, his second wife, Edna Cunningham Shepherdson, and one sister, Eleanor S. Camp.
Services will be held Sunday, April 14, 2002, at 1:30 P. M. at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Steve Gedon officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Eloise Ruckman Shilt
Eloise Ruckman Shilt, 79, of Dayton, OH, died August 2, 2001, in Dayton.
She was born August 10, 1921, in St. Marys to the late Clarence and Edna Ruckman. She was a 1940 graduate of St. Marys High School and had retired from J.C. Penney in Dayton.
She is survived by her husban, Eugene Shilt of Dayton; two daughters, Lois Jones of Cincinnati and Linda Clay of Ludlow Falls, OH; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ruckman.
Services were Monday, August 6 at Newcomer-Barkley Funeral Home with interment in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetary.