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Claudine Aab Print Comment Top of page

Claudine Aab, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Claudine was a homemaker and a loving wife to her late husband. She loved being pampered and enjoyed conversation with everyone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Aab, and father- and mother-in-law, Helmut and Elizabeth Aab.

She is survived by two sons, Greg and Robin Aab; daughter-in-law, Donna Aab; and three grandchildren.

The family will have a private graveside service at Mount Moriah Family Cemetery, Ambler Ridge. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health). Information can be found at www.nami.org.

Online condolences and memories maybe shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, is assisting the family.

Barbara Ann Carey Print Comment Top of page

Barbara Ann Carey, 71, of Charleston, passed away after a short illness on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.

She was born Oct. 1, 1942 in Boone County, a daughter of the late Maxie L. and Ruby J. Henley Green. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Green, and her sister, Frankie L. Warfield.

Barbara was a 1960 graduate of DuPont High School and later attended Morris Harvey College and graduated from West Virginia State University. She was a member of Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston. Barbara was an avid reader and a student of history who loved to travel. Her greatest love was her two children.

Barbara is survived by her son, David F. Carey and his wife, Michele, of Allison Park, Pa.; her daughter, Diana L. Carnes and husband, Jon, of Youngsville, N.C.; her constant companion, Hugh "Bub" Bailey of Charleston; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Kathryn, Chandler, Michael and Emma; and her brother, Johnnie Green of Brandon, Fla.

Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1000 6th St., Charleston, WV 25302. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Wilson Funeral Home, 420 Lee St. W., Charleston, WV 25302.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association, 1248 Greenbrier St., Charleston, WV 25311.

The online guestbook may be accessed at www.wilsonfuneralandcremation.com.

Phyllis Ann Cooper Print Comment Top of page

Phyllis Ann Fenner Cooper, born Oct. 4, 1940, died Aug. 30, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapmanville. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the funeral home.

Vivian Lee Damon Print Comment Top of page

Vivian Lee Damon, 84, of Charleston, passed away Aug. 29, 2014 at CAMC Memorial, Charleston.

She was born to the late Fitzhugh Lee and Gertrude Kersey Thompson on Aug. 14, 1930 in Charleston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Damon; son, Samuel David Fields; and her brother, Robert Thompson.

Vivian retired from the West Virginia Tax Department and was a member of South Park Presbyterian Church, Charleston.

She is survived by her children, Gary Fields and and wife, Joyce, of Winfield, Laquita Joy Price of Charleston, Barbara Rae Fields of Summersville and Vivian Louise Vannoy of Charleston; her sister, Virginia Dixon and husband, Eddie, of New Albany, Miss.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans, with burial to follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Friends may visit one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence or memory may do so at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, WV 25177, is honored to handle Mrs. Damon's arrangements.

James Manuel Floyd Print Comment Top of page

James Manuel Floyd, 52, of Lewisburg, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at his residence.

Jim was born May 11, 1962 in San Diego, Calif., and was the son of Eleanore Ledward Floyd of Lewisburg and the late Howard Kenneth Floyd.

Mr. Floyd was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, a certified master electrician and supervisor with the research and development department with ABB in Lewisburg. Jim was Past Master of Greenbrier Lodge No. 42, AF & AM, a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 7th Masonic District. He was a Past High Priest of Ronceverte Chapter No. 21 and a Past Commander of Greenbrier Commandery No. 15. At the time of his death he was the Deputy Inspector General for Division Eight of the Grand Commandery of West Virginia. He was Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of West Virginia. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Charleston and a KCCH. He was a member of Beni Kedem Shriners. He held memberships in the Anointed High Priests, Red Cross of Constantine, Allied Masonic Degrees and Rosicrucians. He was a Past President of the Greenbrier Valley Shrine Club. Jim was a tireless worker in many Masonic bodies and will be sorely missed.

Other than his father, Jim was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Floyd Wall.

Surviving Jim are his daughter, Courtney Floyd of Lewisburg,; son, James Manuel Floyd III of Lewisburg; his mother, Eleanore Ledward Floyd of Lewisburg; and his brother, Vice Admiral Kenneth Floyd and his wife, Debbie, of San Diego.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at St. James Episcopal Church, Lewisburg, with Father Joshua Sax officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg, with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Greenbrier Lodge No. 42.

The family will receive their friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, with Order of the Eastern Star service beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Jim's favorite charity, Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.

Marilyn Jean Frank Print Comment Top of page

Marilyn Jean Frank, 79, of Caldwell, formerly of Colorado Springs, died Aug. 31, 2014. Memorial services will be held in Colorado Springs. Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisbugr.

Carol Jean Goff Print Comment Top of page

Carol Jean Goff, 74, of Tornado, went home Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 after a long illness at Hospice West, South Charleston.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Blondie Satterfield; sisters, Sylvia Estep and Sue Poole; and brother, Frankie Satterfield.

She is survived by her husband, Butch; stepdaughter, Lisa Harmon; stepson, Stefan (Jennifer) Goff; four grandchildren, Madison, Ryan, Joshua and Calem; sisters, Lou Ellen McClure, Betty M. (Joe) Prine and Sandy (John) Vineyard; brothers, Jimmie (Dottie) Satterfield, Roger (Brenda) Satterfield, Richard (Heidi) Satterfield and Terry Satterfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, with Pastors Butch Loftis and Dave Callison officiating. Burial will follow at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.curryfuneralhome.org.

Jane Adeline Hamrick Print Comment Top of page

Jane Adeline Hamrick, 88, of Meadow Bridge, formerly of the St. Albans area, died Aug. 29, 2014. Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Meadow Bridge United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.

Ruth Irene Johnson Print Comment Top of page

Ruth Irene White Johnson, 91, of Sissonville, formerly of Marmet, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014, at home, with her daughter by her side.

She had lived the last five years of her life with her daughter on their horse farm in Sissonville that she and her husband Leonard had purchased when they were young.

Irene was born on April 7, 1923 to the late Arch and Arkie White and was the last surviving of seven daughters.

She was a descendant of the Revolutionary War Soldier, John White and Confederate Soldier, Milton White.

Irene worked alongside her husband at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home in Marmet for over 40 years. It was their life calling, living above the funeral home, they were always there to serve the families of that greater community.

During World War II, while her husband, Leonard was fighting on the front lines in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, Austria and Germany, Irene was working in an armament factory in Maryland to help the war cause.

She was a member of Marmet First Baptist Church and was beloved by many.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by husband, Leonard Johnson, who passed away in 2000; sisters, Pauline Jarrell, Pearl M. Ash, Kathleen Booth, Evelyn Lambert, Ruby White and Virginia Ethel Lambert.

She is survived by her three children, Mack (Vicki), Wayne (Sally), and her loving daughter, Debbie; grandchildren, Chris (Trish), Chip (Paige), Will (Leslie), Matt and Tori; great-grandchildren, Alexander, Olivia, Jackson, Blaine, William and Charlie.

A celebration of a life well lived will be held noon, Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Leonard Johnson Funeral Home,8706 California Avenue, Marmet with Rev. Dr. Randy Flanagan officiating. Entombment will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at leonardjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet has been entrusted with the arrangements.

George Kline Print Comment Top of page

George E. Kline, 82, of St. Albans, peacefully passed away Friday, August 29, 2014, after a short illness.

He was born January 24, 1932, in Klinesville, Pa., a son of the late George Wisman and Bertha Henry Kline of Columbia, Pa.

George was a proud graduate of Columbia High School, class of 1950. He was married August 26, 1955, to Mary Catherine Barnes. George served in the United States Marine Corps for four years from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict in the 3rd Marine Division. He enlisted and served in the West Virginia Army National Guard from 1955 until 1985 with one more year of active duty during the Berlin Crisis. He served at various times as Sergeant Major and Personnel Officer of the 150th Armored Calvary. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Marine Corp Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

George, known as "Sarge" to his players helped found the midget league football program in St. Albans, where he served as a coach for over twenty years. He also served as secretary/treasurer and president of the Kanawha Valley Midget Football League for many years.

He was an avid West Virginia University football and basketball fan and regularly attended and served in the Kanawha Valley WVU Fan Club meetings.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Catherine Barnes Kline; son, David Kline and his wife, Theresa of St. Albans; son, Gary Kline and his wife, Sherry of Ona; son, Robert Kline of St. Albans; brother, David Kline and sister, Mary Lou Fuhrman, both of Columbia, Pa.; and grandchildren, Brandon, Tayler, Jennifer, Rebekah, Sarah, and Katie.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans with the Rev. Loretta Isaiah officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans with military honors. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Kanawha Valley WVU Fan Club, 4304 Virginia Ave., SE, Charleston, WV 25304.

You may share memories or condolences with the family at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family owned, located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Kline family.

Lucille Laughlin Print Comment Top of page

Lucille Laughlin, 95, of Marietta, Ohio, died Aug. 31, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the funeral home.

Perry R. Merritt Sr. Print Comment Top of page

Perry Roosevelt Merritt Sr., 87, of Ripley, died Aug. 31, 2014. Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the funeral home.

Mary Marie Proctor Print Comment Top of page

Mary Marie Vance Proctor, 90, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Earn Proctor and Lester Vance; sons, Richard, Bobby and Darrell Vance; and daughter, Diana Cogar.

Mary is survived by daughters, Marie (Milton) Mullins of Dutch Ridge; sons, Tom (Frances) Vance of Elkview, Dale (Maybelle) Vance and Dean Vance, both of Charleston; daughter-in-law, Dreama Vance of Charleston; and sister, Ladene Yeager of Boone County. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Billy Burdette officiating. Burial will be in Vance Cemetery, Dutch Ridge.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview, is handling the arrangements.

Kathryn R. Regiel Print Comment Top of page

Kathryn Renee Regiel, 50, of Deland, Fla., died Aug. 20, 2014. Service will be noon Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood, with visitation beginning one hour prior. Arrangements by Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Rosemary J. Taylor Print Comment Top of page

Rosemary Joyce (Snyder) Taylor passed away at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD on August 18, 2014 at the age of 78 of ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) after just two weeks in the intensive care unit for treatment of this condition, which came on suddenly.

Rosemary is predeceased by her mother, Thelma (Camper) Snyder, her father, Donald Snyder, and brother, Billy Snyder.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dan. They were married in Connellsville, PA on September 8, 1956.

Rosemary is lovingly remembered by her son Eric Taylor of Herndon, VA, Eric's wife Nancy, grandson Alex, Alex's wife Taylor, and granddaughter Catherine; her daughter Melanie (Taylor) Bounds of Haymarket, VA, Melanie's husband Jeff, grandsons Will and Trevor; and, her daughter Michelle (Taylor) Gayoso Haymarket, VA, Michelle's husband Tony, granddaughter Rocia, and grandson Bryce.

Rosemary was born in Connellsville, PA on June 18, 1936. She graduated from Connellsville Joint High School in 1954. After attending Indiana State University of PA, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Speech Correction and Audiology from the University of Iowa in 1958. Rosemary and Dan returned to Connellsville post-graduation to teach and raise their son Eric who was born in May of 1958 in Iowa City. Rosemary was a Speech Correctionist for the Fayette County schools, and an English teacher at Connellsville High School. Subsequently, the family resided in NJ, WV, MA and the Northern Virginia area before retiring to Gettysburg, PA area in 1995. While living in Charleston, Rosemary was active in a variety of civic affairs; including Call for Action, the Vandalia Housing Project, and Pasta and Puccini, which brought the musical arts to local elementary schools.

Rosemary enjoyed life! She loved spending time with her family and friends, playing golf, sewing, knitting, bicycling, attending movies and the theater, traveling, and being a docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She exercised every day! She followed politics closely. She loved the beach, and watching her grandchildren's athletic events. She was an avid Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. She and Dan enjoyed celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by traveling to and dining at 5-star rated restaurants throughout the country.

A Celebration of Life tribute to Rosemary will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Taylor family farm at 400 Barlow Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Please join us, and RSVP to dantaylor1033@embarqmail.com. Dress is business casual (no ties for men, no high heels for ladies).

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rosemary Taylor's name may be made to Johns Hopkins University, "ARDS Research" and mailed to Johns Hopkins Medicine, 5200 Eastern Ave., MFL Center Tower, Suite 354, Baltimore, MD 21224.

Frances A. Wilcox Ward Print Comment Top of page

Frances Ann Wilcox Ward, 68, of Hurricane, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at CAMC General Hospital, Charleston. Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, family-owned and operated, located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, is honored to serve the Ward family.

Barbara J. Wharton Print Comment Top of page

Beloved mother and grandmother Barbara Jean Henderson Wharton of Summersville passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Summersville Regional Medical Center. She was born in Wheeling on Nov. 9, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Wallace and Genevieve Henderson.

Barbara will be remembered by many for her great laugh, feisty spirit and joyful approach to life. She had been an avid golfer, bowler and bridge player; a member of Summersville Memorial United Methodist Church; and former member of the Eastern Star.

She was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Wally "Bud" and Susie Henderson.

She leaves behind her daughter, Janice (husband, Randy) Meadows of Summersville; sons, Robert (wife, Mary Ann) of Columbus, Ohio, Gary (Sara Perkins) of Summersville and Alan (wife, Amy) of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Donald (wife, Mary Ann) Henderson of California; eight grandchildren; and the father of her children, Bob Wharton of Summersville.

Barbara always demonstrated a great love, dedication and pride for her four children. Always one to create memories with her family, she was a "teaching" grandma to Bryan, Amy, Allie, Rachel, Megan, Rachael, Taylor and Natalie.

For the special care they gave, the family wishes to thank Ella Dotson and granddaughter, Amy Perkins.

Funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Summersville Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor David Lancaster officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church. Her body will be cremated at the conclusion of services under the direction of Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nicholas Memorial Ladies Golf Association, P.O. Box 483, Summersville, WV 26651.

E-condolences: watersfuneralchapel@frontier.com.

Funerals for: September 02, 2014

Baber, Dorothy 2 p.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Bonnett, Kathryn M. 2 p.m., Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood.

Burton, Cheryl 10 a.m., Preston Funeral Home, Charleston.

Cummings, Hibbert, Jr. 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Dent, Jack 11 a.m., South Charleston First Church of God, South Charleston.

Elkins, Thelma L. Noon, Dunbar Mountain Mission, Dunbar.

Hanshaw, Esta 11 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Heater, Mary 11 a.m., Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville.

Houchins, Rufus N. 11 a.m., Wayside United Methodist Church, Wayside.

Johnson, Ruth Noon, Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Langford, David 2 p.m., Grand View Country Club, Beaver.

Lilly, Jeff 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Regiel, Kathryn R. Noon, Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.

Riley, Janet 1 p.m., Bartlett

Smith, Randall 11 a.m., Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.