Obituaries

Allen L. Waybright

Allen L. Waybright, 69 of Vienna, WV, passed away Dec. 9, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Parkersburg the son of the late Wade Wellington and Garnet Pugh Waybright. He was a 1970 graduate of Parkersburg High School and had worked as an Engineer for the B&O Railroad, The Chessie ...

Ruth Hill Worstell

Ruth Hill Worstell, 90, of Vienna, WV, died Dec. 8 at Cedar Grove Assisted Living in Parkersburg after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth was born March 12, 1928 in Greenwood, WV a daughter of the late Dorsey and Georgia (Starkey) Hill. Ruth graduated form Doddridge County High ...

Steven R. Backus

Steven “Steve” R. Backus, a resident of Washington, WV died unexpectedly on December 6, 2018 at the age of 68 while visiting his daughter in Ontario, Canada. He was born in Parkersburg a son of the late Forrest D. Backus and Peggy (Carez) Wildman. He graduated from Parkersburg South High ...

Margaret Cowdery

Margaret Cowdery, 84, of Belpre, passed away Dec. 9, 2018, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

James Lee Hakes

James Lee Hakes, 50, of Grantsville, W.Va., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at his home from a long-term illness. Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Grantsville, W.Va., is honored to assist the Hakes family with Jim’s final arrangements. Military honors in a national cemetery will take ...

Sylvia Jean Staats Miller

Sylvia Jean Staats Miller, of Parkersburg, passed away at Worthington Health Care on Nov. 29, 2018. Sylvia was 80 years old. She retired from the Kroger Co. and owned several businesses over the years including Parkersburg Floral Co. Sylvia is survived by three daughters, Kathy Barb (Jeff), ...

Jerry Allen Sizemore

Jerry Allen Sizemore, 61, of Belpre, died Dec. 8, 2018 at his residence. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Margaret M. Vineyard

Margaret Marlene Vineyard, 80, of Arnoldsburg, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Roane General Hospital after an extended illness. Upon her prior request there will be no service. Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc. is honored to assist the Vineyard family with Marlene’s ...

Ruth Hill Worstell

Ruth Hill Worstell, 90, of Vienna, W.Va., departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Cedar Grove Assisted Living in Parkersburg, W.Va. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va. Burial will follow in Masonic Memorial ...

Margaret Joyce Bush

Margaret Joyce “Joy” Bush passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Joy was born in Calhoun Co., on July 8, 1940, to the late C.O. Malona and Catherine R. Westfall Malona. She was a retired factory worker, mother and She was well-loved by the community and was a ...

Darrell ‘Steve’ Cochran

Darrell S. “Steve” Cochran, 58, of New Matamoras, OH passed away, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born to the late Darrell Gene and Helen Jean Smith Cochran. He graduated from Frontier High School in 1978 and from Marietta College in 1996. He married his wife, ...

Nola Gay Gray

Nola Gay Gray, 83, of Ravenswood, W.Va., passed away Dec. 7, 2018, in Arbors of Pomeroy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, W.Va. Visitation will be 5 p.m. until time of service ...

Greg (Putz) Herwald

Greg (Putz) Herwald, 71, of Little Hocking, Ohio, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

Leslie Diane Marty

On July 30, 1983, Leslie Diane Marty was taken from her family and was never seen or heard from again. In November of 2018, her remains were recovered following 35 years of waiting for her return. She was born Jan. 15, 1963, in Parkersburg, W.Va., a daughter of Mary Lyda (Buchanan) Brown and ...

Sylvia Jean Staats Miller

Sylvia Jean Staats Miller, of Parkersburg, passed away at Worthington Health Care on Nov. 29, 2018. Sylvia was 80 years old. She retired from the Kroger Co. and owned several businesses over the years including Parkersburg Floral Co. Sylvia is survived by three daughters, Kathy Barb (Jeff), ...

Lacy Norman

Lacy “Brooks” Norman, 82, of New River, Ariz., passed away suddenly on Nov. 25, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in Shock, W.Va., he was the eldest son to Escue and Edna (Lambert) Norman. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry, and sisters Nina Jean and Glenna ...

Sharon Beckey Rutter

Sharon Beckey Rutter, 75, of Parkersburg, died Dec. 6, 2018, at Wyngate Senior Living, following an extended illness. It was her wish to be donated to WVU Human Gift Registry for scientific research. Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg is assisting with arrangements.

Seymour Settle

Seymour Settle, 80, of Newark, WV departed this life Dec. 1, 2018. He was the son of the late Otho and Goldie Campbell Settle of Apple Farm, WV. He graduated from Calhoun County High 1957 and served in the United States Army. He retired from Wirt County Board of Education as a Bus ...

Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith, 90, from Little Hocking, died December 7, 2018. Joseph was born on February 7, 1928 in Little Hocking, OH and was the son of the late Earl Barton and Mary Louise Cochran Smith. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked on the railroad. Leavitt Funeral Home Belpre is assisting ...

Elizabeth J. ‘Beth’ Tuttle

Elizabeth J. “Beth” Tuttle, 68, of St. Marys, WV, passed away December 7, 2018, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born, September 14, 1950, in Reeder, Wetzel County, WV, a daughter of the late Lewis and Neva Cochran Snider. Beth was a 1968 graduate of St. Marys High School, where ...