Duane Tate, 73, of St. Marys died March 30, 2001, at his residence.
He was born April 16, 1927, in Harrisville. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the 398th Military Police Battalion. He worked as an oil field worker and well tender for many years, and had also worked at Ford Motor Co. Duane was affiliated with Wesley United Methodist Church, Ellenboro.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Ruth Haddox Tate; three sons, Larry D. Tate, Richard L. Tate and Russell P. Tate, all of Harrisville; two daughters, Sandra Morris of Harrisville and Susan L. Corbitt of Ellenboro; one brother, Hubert Tate of Wooster, Ohio; three sisters, Velma Prunty of Belmont, and Betty Prunty and Helen Jean Boyce, both of Harrisville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Charles O. and Virginia Weaver Tate; one brother, Denver Tate; one sister, Evelyn Zinn; and one grandson, David Duane Lawrence.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Raiguel Funeral Home,Harrisville, the Rev. Harland Hodge officiating. Burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. today and prior to services on Monday at the funeral home.
Lucille N. Taylor
Lucille N. Taylor, 87, of St. Marys, died June 21, 2002, at CareHaven of Pleasants in Belmont.
She was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Severyl, KS, to the late Hubert and Amy Shell.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George Taylor of St. Marys; one brother, Morris Shell of OK; a special niece, Bernice Morehouse of Marietta; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services were Sunday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys I00F Cemetery.
Raymond Dale Templeton, Jr.
Raymond Dale Templeton Jr. USMC retired, 54, of Auburm, W.Va., died March 21, 2002, at his residence.
He was born, July 23, 1947, in Barberton, Ohio, a son of Dortha Leigh Templeton Sallee of St. Marys and the late Raymond Dale Templeton Sr. He was a member of the French Creek Baptist Church, 23 years with the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Vietnam War and receiving various campaign medals. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Disabled American Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Moose Lodge in Clarksburg. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and collected patriotic memorabilia.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Monica Dunigan Templeton; two brothers, Carl D. Templeton of Arvilla, W.Va., and William "Chuck" Templeton of Richlands, N.C.; one sister, Kelly Hill of Veto, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, David Lee Templeton, who died in the Vietnam War; and one infant brother.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Ingram Ridge Cemetery, Ritchie County, with full military graveside rites. Calling hours from 7-9 p.m. today and from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Roger E. Templeton
Roger E. Templeton, 47, of Route 2, St. Marys, died August 2, 2001, at his residence.
He was born May 4, 1954, in Middlebourne to the late Elwood and Hilda Geneva Richmond Templeton. He was a member of Bens Run Church of Christ, and his hobbies included woodworking and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Smith Templeton; two daughters, Hope Mercer of Cambridge, OH, and Rebecca Owens of Killeen, TX; three step-children, Denise McCoy, San Winland and Julie Wolfe, all of St. Marys; three grandchildren, John Mercer and Chase Templeton Mercer both of Cambridge, and William Owens of Killeen; seven step-grandchildren, Stephanie Davis, Helenia Davis, Alex McCoy, Cody Wolfe, Frank Wolfe, Brady Wolfe and Cansis Marks; three sisters, Gladys Ferrebee and Karen Goddard, both of Paden City, and Darlene Blizzard of Middlebourne; three brothers, Virgil Templeton of Paden City, Arnold Templeton of Middlebourne and Charles Templeton of New Martinsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Nelda Martin.
Services were Monday, August 6 at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with evangelist Bud Burk and David Heater officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County.
Bradley L. ‘‘Bobcat’’ Thomas
Bradley L. ‘‘Bobcat’’ Thomas, 67, of Newport died March 17, 2001, at Heartland of Marietta.
He was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Newport, a son of the late George Thomas and Mazie Stewart Thomas Reed. He was retired from OSI Witco, Sistersville Plant after 33¢ years. He was a member of the Newport Baptist Church, where he served as past Chairman of the Board Of Trustees. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a friend to everyone.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Winland Thomas; three sons, Steve Thomas of Marietta, and Jeff Thomas and his wife Cindy and Randy Thomas and his wife Joyce, all of Newport; one daughter, Brenda Westbrook and her husband Greg of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, including one special grandson, Justin, who was raised in the home, Chris and Ben Thomas, both of New Matamoras, Tabitha, J.C., Brad and Kristen Thomas, all of Newport, and Amanda and Glen Westbrook, both of St. Marys; three brothers, Robert Thomas, Richard Thomas and David Thomas, all of Newport; and one sister, Betty Beaver of Beavertown, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one nephew.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Steven M. Smith officiating. Burial in Newport Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. Monday and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Col. Daniel Thompson
Col. Daniel Thomson, 39, of Reno, died July 8, 2001, at his home.
He was born January 29, 1962, in Modesto, CA, to Col. O. and Lois M. Fleming Thompson. He was a 1980 Frontier High School graduate ad served in the U. S. Marine Corps.
He is survived by his father at home; one sister, Ronda Olson of San Antonio, TX; two nephes, Ryan and Robert Olson; and one niece, Rachel Olson.
Memorial Services were Friday at Reno Memorial Christian Church with pastor Cliff Smith Officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-Ohio Valley Ex-POW Chapter in care of Veterans Service Office, Washington County Courthouse, Marietta, OH 45750.
Todd Melvin Truax
Todd Melvin Truax, 27, of St. Marys, died Nov. 8, 2001, as a result of an auto accident on Rt. 16 outside of St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 31, 1974, in Marietta, son of Melvin and Susan Highman Truax of St. Marys. He was a member of the Church of Christ; a 1993 graduate of St. Marys High School; and past-president of Pleasants Countians for Life.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Travis Truax at home; his maternal grandmother, Edna Highman of Woodsfield, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Truax; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Bessie Truax; and maternal grandfather, Glenn Highman.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery of Sycamore Valley, Ohio. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Vicki Lynn Ward
Vicki Lynn Ward, 34, of St. Marys died May 23, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 26, 1967, in Wood County, a daughter of Aaron Smith Jr. of St. Marys and Pauline Smith of St. Marys.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband, Mike Ward; one daughter, Julie Victoria Elizabeth (Julie Beth) Ward; four sisters and their families, Debby Metheney, Jeannie Giboney, Sandi Fickiesen and Tina Sue Douglas; and three brothers and their families, Steven Satterfield, Rick Smith and Michael Smith.
She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Michael Ward II, in 1991.
Vicki was a 28-year kidney transplant survivor, but most of all, a very loving and supportive mother to her daughter, Julie Beth, whom she loved with all her heart.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruttencutter Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys. Pastor Chuck Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow the service at I00F cemetery in St. Marys. Friends may call Saturday from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Jack W. Weber
Jack W. Weber, 81, of St. Marys died Sept. 4, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born Nov. 28, 1920, in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward T. and Isabella Chisholm Weber Sr. He was a lifelong member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder of the church. He was a 1938 graduate of St. Marys High School, attending West Virginia University before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. He attained the rank of major. After the war, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He attended and graduated from Marietta College. He was Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. He worked for the American Cyanamid during the 1950s. He attended the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He retired from the Foote Mineral Company as a purchasing agent, was an admiral in the Cherry River Navy. He was a life member of the St. Marys Elks Lodge 1701 B.P.O.E. His hobbies included golfing and sports.
He is survived by one daughter, Ann Weber Workman and her husband, Charles, of Charles Town, W.Va.; four sons, William Dorsey Weber and his wife, Melissa, of Rumford, R.I., J. Michael Weber and his wife, Mary Virginia, of Parkersburg, Daniel Alan Weber and his wife, Elizabeth, of Washington, W.Va., and Edward Glen Weber and his wife, Traci, of Williamstown; 12 grandchildren, Andrea Helen Workman of Townsend, Va., Charles Frederick Workman Jr. of Charles Town, W.Va., Anna Elizabeth Weber, Marjory Catherine Weber, Lauren Marie Weber, and John C. Weber, all of Parkersburg, Dorsey Marie Weber and Samuel Weber of Rumford, R.I., Thomas Weber and Rebecca Weber of Washington, W.Va., and Chandler Weber and Laurel Weber of Williamstown; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Dorsey Weber; one sister, Marguerite Rockwell; and two brothers, Glen Weber and Edward Weber Jr.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, V.F.W. Post 222, and the AMVETS Post 40. Visitation will be 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. The Elks Lodge will have a memorial service Friday evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Elks Charities, c/o Elks Lodge 1701 B.P.O.E., St. Marys, or the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 389, St. Marys, W.Va. 26170.
Velma Northrop Weber, 95, of St. Marys, died Aug. 21, 2002, at her residence. She was born Feb. 17, 1907, at Warren, PA., a daughter of the late John Bruce and Nellie Reynolds Northrop. She moved from Warren, PA to St. Marys in May of 1917. She graduated from St. Marys High School with the Class of 1925. She attended Dennison College, Granville, OH and Marshall University. She taught second grade at the St. Marys Grade School from 1932 to 1937, was a substitute teacher at both St. Marys Grade School and High Schools from 1949 to 1957, and taught fifth grade full time a the St. Marys Grade School from 1958 to 1971. She was a continuously active member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church since 1918. She served numerous leadership and teaching capacities, elder of the church, president and other office of the Presbyterian Women's Associations, coordinator of Youth Fellowship for many years (1960s to 1980s), Sunday school teacher, Pulpit Committees and Building Committee for the new church. She had also been a member of the former Pemberton Garden Club, serving in various offices, served as secretary of the Blennerhassett District Garden Clubs, active in the St. Marys Women's Club. She loved books and reading, where she was an active participant in the Pleasants County Library's "Reading Tea Program." She pursued family genealogical research.
She is survived by one son, E. Thomas Weber and his wife, M. Janice Weber of Kennewick, WA; three granddaughters, Barbara A. Weber of Boise, ID, Deana E. Baldi of Seattle, WA., and Amy Sutherland of Auburn, WA; one great-grand-son, Cole Baldi of Seattle, WA.; one sister-in-law, Opal Northrop; one brother-in-law, Jack Weber, both of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward T. Weber; one daughter, Barbara A. Weber; and two brothers, Norman Northrop and Richard Northrop. Memorial services will be 4pm Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm Monday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pleasants County Educational Trust, c/o Pleasants Community Foundation, PO Box 420 St. Marys, WV 26170, the Pleasants County Library, 111 Lafayette Street, St. Marys, WV 26170 or Housecalls Hospice, 1601 Garfield Ave. Parkersburg, WV 26101.
Nellie Jane Westbrook
Nellie Jane Westbrook, 87, of Route 1, Parkersburg died Nov. 11, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 9, 1914, at Sandyville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Rev. Isaac Newton and Esta Keffer Smith. She was retired from the Jungle Drive-In Theatre, which she and her late husband had built in 1952. She was a member of the Williamstown Baptist Church, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and Williamstown Chapter 58, Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two sons, Carl E. Westbrook Jr. and his wife Sharon, and Noah John Westbrook and his wife Doris of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Jay W. Westbrook and Jennifer Westbrook Beall, both of Parkersburg, Anna Phillips and her husband Rick of Vienna, W.Va., and Noah John Westbrook II and his wife Lori of Lubeck, W.Va.; four great-grandchildren, Zaccary and Ashley Westbrook and Ricky and Jason Phillips; three brothers, Glen R. Smith of Mineral Wells, W.Va., John H. Smith of Belpre, Ohio, and Roy R. Smith of St. Marys, W.Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Westbrook Sr., in 1960; five brothers, Morris E., James B., Paul K., Virgil D. and Carl B. Smith; and one sister, Irene Criswell.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, the Rev. Richard McClure officiating. Interment in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. today, from 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.