Obituaries

Earl Raymond Lucas

Earl Raymond Lucas, 79, of Parkersburg, WV, passed away Jan. 8, 2019, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born March 12, 1939, in Branchland, WV, a son of the late Elba and Lola (Vannatter) Lucas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his ...

Kathleen Ann McClain

Kathleen Ann McClain, 59, of Ripley, WV, passed away Jan. 8, 2019, in the Marietta Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. Service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Rhea “Susie” Nelson

Rhea “Susie” Nelson, 69, of Restoration Plaza in Vincent, Ohio, passed away at 7:36 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples ...

Ruby Maxine Parsons

Ruby Maxine Parsons, 89, of Evans, WV, passed away Jan. 7, 2019, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Given Cemetery. ...

Anna M. Robinson

Anna M. Robinson, 80 of Parkersburg, passed away January 5, 2019 at the Camden Clark Medical Center. She was born in Parkersburg the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Maysle K. Thompson Civitillo. She had at one time worked in sales at Montgomery Ward and was a Homemaker. She was Baptist ...

Nora V. Surface

Nora V. Surface, 89, of Left Hand, died Jan. 7, 2019. There will be no visitation or funeral. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy A. “Tim” Swearingen

Timothy A. “Tim” Swearingen, 67, of Parkersburg, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at his residence. He was born Jan. 24, 1951, in Parkersburg, the son of Alice McCray Swearingen of Parkersburg and the late Fred A. Swearingen. Tim was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and retired ...

Paul H. Evans

Paul H. Evans, 82, of Parkersburg, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Smithville, WV, the son of the late Romeo and Alice Hawkins Evans. Paul was a 1955 graduate of Harrisville High School and a U.S. Air Force ...

Imogene Keiser

Imogene Keiser, 98, of Marietta, OH, died on Jan. 7, 2019 at Harmar Place. She was born Jan. 15, 1920 in West Frankfort, IL to Clarence and Mallie Mealer Stalions. She was a member of the Twin Rivers Baptist Church and a past member of Vienna Women’s Club. Imogene is survived by her ...

Mary Belle Kipe

Mary Belle Kipe, 82, of Grantsville, WV, died peacefully early Jan. 7, 2019 at Worthington Healthcare Center in Parkersburg. A funeral service will be on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV at 4 p.m. Visitation will be at 2 - 4 p.m.

Stephen William Merrell

Stephen William Merrell , 66, of Belpre passed away Jan. 7, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial will follow at Decatur Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, 11 ...

David A. Miller

David A. Miller, 33, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Visitation will be held at the Matheny-Whited Funeral Home in Elizabeth from 11 a.m. - 1p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.

Mary E. Morris

Mary E. “T’s Mom” Morris, 66 of Williamstown, WV, passed away at 1:50 pm, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at her home. At her request, she will be cremated and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages of ...

Allan Harold Olson

Allan Harold Olson, 80, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away Tuesday morning at Peyton Hospice House in Lewisburg. Mr. Olson was born Sept.18, 1938 in Greenwich, Conn. and was the son of the late Axel Ragnar Olson and Svea Maria Johansson Olson. Dr. Olson was a graduate of Greenwich High School ...

Fanny Cowan Reed

Fanny Cowan Reed, 97, of Redmond, Wash., passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2018 after a short illness. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Spencer, West Virginia with Rev. Beth Peters officiating. Burial will be in the ...

Mary Francis Craddock

Mary Francis Craddock, formerly of Davisville, West Virginia, died at the age of 88 at her daughter’s home in Middletown, RI on January 5, 2019. She was born on March 20, 1930 in Charleston, WV. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Edwin Craddock, her Mother and Father, Haven and ...

Ray Elder

Ray Elder, 85, of Vincent, Ohio passed away January 6, 2019 in Marietta, Ohio. Ray was born in Dunham Township, Washington County, Ohio, July 7, 1933 a son of Charles W. and Edith K. Barber Elder Jr. Ray was a 1951 graduate of Vincent High School and then served in the U.S. Navy during the ...

Joseph E. Galloway

Joseph E. Galloway, 82, passed away December 24, 2018 at home in Florence, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chloves and Eva Galloway. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of 61 years, 4 children: Edward (Shari), Jonathan (Arlene), Brian (Sharon), and Judith Meek (Charlie), as ...

Michael Lee Moneypenny

Michael Lee Moneypenny, 58, of Marietta, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 6, 2019, with the compassionate care of Marietta Memorial Hospital and Marietta Home Health and Hospice. Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society is assisting with a private cremation.

Ester Alice Murphy

Ester Alice Murphy, 90, of Glenville, W.Va., passed away Jan. 1, 2019, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, W.Va., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville. Interment will be in Otterbein Cemetery. ...