Linda R. Beatty
CLARKSBURG — Linda R. Beatty, 58, of Lost Creek, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Mrs. Beatty received her Associate’s degree from Jefferson Community Technical College and worked as a medical lab tech. While working and raising her family, she then received her bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University and began working as a medical technician.
She was born in Pittsburgh on May 4, 1949, a daughter of the late Paul and Regina Gaumer.
She is survived by her husband, Paul R. Beatty, whom she married in 1971; two daughters, Stephanie Beatty, Fairmont, and Jennifer Linger and her husband Keith, Lost Creek; three grandchildren, Mileena, Logan and Keith Jr.; and one sister, Joyce Biringer, Richmond, VA.
Mrs. Beatty enjoyed gardening and had her own greenhouse.
A Service of Remembrance will be conducted at the family’s convenience.
The family would like to thank the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and Ruby Memorial Hospital for the kindness and compassion that they’ve shown.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.mem.com.
Davis Funeral Home.
JANE LEW — Wayne Bennett, 83, of McWhorter Road, Jane Lew, died March 30, 2008, in the United Hospital Center at 6 a.m.
He was born April 5, 1924, in Harrison County, the son of the late Harley Glenn and Ila Carder Bennett.
He was married to Carmen Louise Carder at Ravenna, Ohio, October 30, 1976, who died July 9, 2000.
He is survived by two sons, Gordon Smith of Parkersburg and David Smith of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Donna Smith of Parkersburg; three nephews, Bruce Riel, Chris Riel and Jim Riel; one niece, Janet Molisee; a half-brother, Larry Lynn Bennett of Jane Lew; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
One daughter, two sisters and five brothers are deceased.
Mr. Bennett was retired from Hope Gas Company and was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of the Air Force.
Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home Friday evening, April 4, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Morris Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 a.m., with Rev. Ronald Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Big Isaac Cemetery.
Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Earl Joseph Fernandez
CLARKSBURG — Mr. Earl Joseph Fernandez, a lifelong resident of Clarksburg, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008, at Fairmont General from a brief illness.
A son of the late Claude and Susan Fernandez, Earl was born on September 28, 1921.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Rose Cava Fernandez.
He is survived by his devoted children and grandchildren, Joseph and Rosanne Fernandez, Phyllis and Richard Riccelli, Vickie and Greg Buchner, Julie and Chad Squirewell, Frank Paul Jr. and Sarah Loria, Christopher, Matthew, David, John, Rachel, Danielle, Zachary and Hannah Fernandez. Also surviving are his great-grandchildren, Anthony Loria Rogers, Kaitlyn, Tori and Alexa Squirewell, and Sophia and Frank Loria III, as well as his sister, Delores Garner of Clarksburg.
Also preceding him in death were brothers, Carl and Fred Fernandez; sisters, Nora Odom and Annabelle Golden; and his son-in-law, Frank Loria Sr.
He is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends throughout the country. After graduating from Victory High School, Earl served his country proudly and honorably during World War II in the Marine Corps. Returning to Clarksburg, he worked at Rolland Glass Company until his retirement.
Earl “never met a stranger.” He will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him. He was a dedicated and loving family man who gave of himself unselfishly throughout his entire life.
Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg, Friday from 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m., with Father John Lee as Celebrant. Entombment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery. A Prayer Service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in memory of Earl to St. Barbara’s Memorial Home, P.O. Box 9066, Monongah WV 26555-9066, or to your favorite charity.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.mem.com.
Davis Funeral Home.
Edward ‘Ed’ Hardman
PENNSBORO — Edward “Ed” Hardman, 80, of Clarksburg, WV, departed this life on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at the Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg, WV.
Ed was born on March 29, 1928, at Harrisville, WV, a son of Blye Davisson Hardman Hatfield, Harrisville, WV, and the late Bruce Hardman.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy with service from 1946 to 1948 and was retired from the construction trade as an electrician, working from Local 596, IBEW, Clarksburg, WV.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Opal M. McFarland Hardman; daughters, Shirley A. Hardman, Jane Lew, WV, and Shiela M. Wyatt, Ripley, WV; brothers, Bob Hardman, Oak Hill, WV, Jim Hardman, East Sparta, OH, George Hardman, Newcomerstown, OH, and Ray Hardman, Indianwood, FL; a sister, Peg Baltzley, Massillon, OH; grandchildren, Traci Horton and Jamie Campbell; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services have been entrusted to the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV, and will be held at the convenience of the family.
Millard C. Harney Jr.
SHINNSTON — Millard C. Harney Jr., 76, of Fairmont, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at his residence.
He was born July 4, 1931, in Morgantown, a son of the late Millard Clay Harney Sr. and Irene J. Herrick Harney.
Mr. Harney is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Jean Gross Harney, whom he married November 25, 1966.
He is also survived by 1 son, Courtney Harney, and his wife Jenny of Fairmont; 4 grandchildren; 3 brothers-in-law; 5 sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Mr. Harney was a graduate of East Fairmont High School and went on to serve our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an avid Mountaineer fan and loved to go fishing.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, on Friday from 2-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Arden Beck officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302.
A service of the Harmer Funeral Home.
James A. ‘Jimmy’ Hoskinson
WEST UNION — James A. “Jimmy” Hoskinson, 85, of Big Flint community, Salem, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2008, at his residence.
He was born November 16, 1922, in Morgansville, WV, a son of the late Roy C. and Goldie Faye Gain Hoskinson.
On December 20, 1947, he married Burnetta C. Ford Hoskinson, who survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Linda Jones, Salem; three sons, Kenneth D. Hoskinson, David A. Hoskinson and wife Vicki of West Union, and Ronald L. Hoskinson and wife Beverly, Salem; six grandchildren, Pamela Nicole, David Lee, Ryan Neil, Christina and Nathaniel Hoskinson, and Jessica Lea Jones; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Hoskinson, McConnellsville, OH, Earl Hoskinson, Salem, and Billy Hoskinson, Clarksburg, and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, Kenneth, Guyle and Lawrence Hoskinson, preceded him in death.
Mr. Hoskinson was retired from the Department of Agriculture as a soil conservation tech with 33 years’ service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II, and was awarded four Bronze Stars. Jimmy was a charter member of the Doddridge County Emergency Squad, a member of the Doddridge County Lions Club and VFW Post 3408 and American Legion Post 25. He enjoyed farming, hunting and spending time with his family.
Friends may call on Friday, April 4, 2008, in the Spurgeon Funeral Home, 212 Front St., West Union, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Ken Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in the Keys Cemetery, Big Flint, where combined Doddridge County veterans groups will accord full military graveside honors.
Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Hoskinson family.
R. Jennings Lynch
PENNSBORO — R. Jennings Lynch, 79, of Crystal Lake, near West Union, WV, departed this life on Monday, March 31, 2008, at the family residence.
Jennings was born on August 15, 1928, at Bristol, WV, a son of the late Robert and Irene Ritter Lynch.
He was a 1946 graduate of Doddridge County High School and later Salem College. He was retired after 32 years of service with Allied Chemical of Moundsville, WV, as a traffic supervisor. He was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church and a former member of the Lions Club of West Union, WV.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Imogene E. Williams Lynch; daughter, Dreama Bush, Wheeling, WV; sons, Randall (Dixie) Lynch, West Union, WV, and Kendall (Nancy) Lynch, Morris, IL; sister, LaVaughn (Larry) Higgins, Greenwood, WV; brother, Wayne (Eileen) Lynch, Greenwood, WV; grandchildren, Matt (Dawn) Bush, Jonathan (Melissa) Bush, Charlotte (Dave Pell) Henderson, Josh Lynch, Jesse Lynch, Chad (Erica) Lynch and Levi Lynch; great-grandchildren, Cody and Katie Bush, Nathan and Haleigh Henderson, Alva Pell, Hannah and Emily Bush and Ethyn Lynch; and many special nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jennings was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenneth Roger Bush II.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2008, from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral home, Pennsboro, WV, with the Rev. Randy Stewart and the Rev. Earl J. Fletcher officiating. Interment will be in the Wilbur Cemetery at Wilbur in Tyler County, WV. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2008, and after 9 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
The family of Jennings Lynch wishes to express their gratitude for the caring and kind manner in which People’s Hospice of Clarksburg, WV, cared for their husband, father and grandfather.
Vera DeVere Mahone Shinn
CLARKSBURG — Mrs. Vera DeVere Mahone Shinn, age 99, of 709 Pennsylvania Avenue, Bridgeport, WV, passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Flatwoods, WV, on August 9, 1908, a daughter of the late Jennings King Mahone and Bertha Belle Strader Mahone.
Her husband, Carroll D. Shinn, whom she married in October 1934, preceded her in death on July 25, 1991.
Mr. Shinn had previously been associated with Cottrill and Shinn Masonry Contractors.
Surviving are one daughter, Carol Ann Schweiker, Bridgeport, WV; a sister, Jane Geiskoff, Vacaville, CA; three grandchildren, Alyosha Schweiker, Morgantown, WV, Kyra V. Schlosser and husband, Jeff, Lake Floyd, WV, and Heather A. and Jay Mullins, Morgantown, WV; four great-grandchildren, Zoe and Max Schlosser and Seth and Connor Mullins; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Shinn was also preceded in death by five brothers, Martin, Kenneth, Paul, Ronald and Max Mahone; a sister, Edith Mahone; and a great-granddaughter, Ella Shea Mullins.
She was a graduate of the Washington Irving High School Class of 1928.
Mrs. Shinn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, WV, the United Methodist Women’s Club and was a longtime member and former president of the YWCA. She was also a homemaker.
A graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Peace Chapel on Friday, April 4, 2008, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Elizabeth Baker presiding. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to People’s Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302-9960.
Davis-Weaver Funeral Home.
Maxine Alma White Shuttleworth
CLARKSBURG — Mrs. Maxine Alma White Shuttleworth, R.N., departed this life April 2, 2008.
She was born April 11, 1925, in Clarksburg, the daughter of the late Carl J. and Mary A. Canfield White.
Her husband, Victor Shuttleworth Sr., whom she married July 20, 1946, preceded her in death on May 22, 1993.
Mrs. Shuttleworth was a graduate of Victory High School, Class of 1943, and from the St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1946. She was employed as a plant nurse for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Works 12, Clarksburg, West Virginia, for 25 years, and also worked in the home health and nursing home environments.
Mrs. Shuttleworth is survived by two brothers, Warren White of Sun City, Florida, and Nile White of Bridgeport; two sons, Victor Shuttleworth Jr. and his wife Michelle, and Joe A. and Rose Ann Shuttleworth, both of Romines Mills; nine grandchildren, Lisa Marie Gunnoe, Shane Michelle Crook, Leslie Renee Hall, Todd Stewart Shuttleworth, Wendy Victoria Shuttleworth, Victoria Elizabeth Shuttleworth, Lisa Burdette, Joseph A. Shuttleworth Jr. and Josh R. Shuttleworth; two stepgrandsons, Paul Burnell and J. Aaron Radcliff, as well as fifteen great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Shuttleworth was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Shuttleworth attended the Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church in Romines Mills, West Virginia. She was a member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center, and the St. Mary’s School of Nursing Alumni Association.
Family and friends will gather at the West Virginia National Cemetery on Friday, April 4, 2008, at 11 a.m., for a Graveside Service, with Reverend George Mesto presiding.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.mem.com
A service of Davis Funeral Home.
Artie J. Weekley
MIDDLEBOURNE — Artie J. Weekley, 94, of Belmont, formerly of Wilbur, departed this life Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in Care Heaven of Pleasants, Belmont, WV.
She was born October 25, 1913, in Tyler County, a daughter of the late Jacob and Victoria White Smith.
Artie was a former employee of Pratt and Whitney, Hartford, CT, and Pure Ice Cream, Clarksburg, WV. She was a member of Fairview Church, Wilbur.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenver O. Weekley, December 28, 1994; two brothers, Gale and Dale Smith; and a sister, Gertrude Reed.
Artie is survived by a son, Lawrence R. Weekley of Wilbur; two grandsons, Daniel Weekley and his wife Amy of Pasadena, MD, and Brian Weekley of Lynchburg, VA; great-grandson, John Weekley, at home; a sister, Wanda Smith of Parkersburg; and a sister-in-law, Rosa Smith of Florida.
Friends will be received at the Furbee Funeral Home, Tyler, 5-9 p.m. Friday, where services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at www.furbeefuneralhome.com.
Furbee Funeral Home, Tyler.
Mattheous D. ‘Mike’ Zrinski
SHINNSTON — Mattheous D. “Mike” Zrinski, 88, of Shinnston, passed away at his home Monday, March 31, 2008.
He was born November 5, 1919, a son of the late John Zrinski and Mary Levak Zrinski.
Mike is survived by his wife, Ann Harbert Zrinski, whom he married on June 25, 1965; his son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbie Harbert, and his daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Danny Butler of Shinnston.
Mike is also survived by his grandchildren, Matt Harbert, Sally Holt, Christy Harbert, Lauren Butler, Sean and Ashley Butler, Andy Sorine, and Mark Sorine; great-grandchildren, Zoe Holt, Parker Holt and Madison Glasser; a sister-in-law, Lola Raddish of Lumberport, and a brother-in-law, Michael Vincent of Keachi, Louisiana.
In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by his brothers, Vincent Salopek and Tony Salopek.
Mike served our country in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in North Africa, Sicily and France. Mike was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign medal.
Mike was retired from Westinghouse, where he worked for over 38 years.
He was a member of American Legion Post 31 in Shinnston and was Catholic by faith.
Friends may call the Harmer Funeral Home on Thursday from noon-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 4, 2008, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Lynn White officiating. Interment will follow at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Peoples’ Hospice, PO Box 1680, Clarksburg, WV 26302.
A service of the Harmer Funeral Home.