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  • Kieran Ray Claypoole
    Kieran Ray Claypoole, age 19, of Ireland, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
    He was born in Weston on Sept. 22, 1994: son of Jeremy Ray Claypoole and girlfriend, Amber Lowther of Ireland and Tabitha Funk and husband, Craig of Barberton, Ohio.
    Kieran is survived by the love of his life his daughter, Roselea Grace Smith. In addition to his parents and daughter, Kieran is survived by paternal grandparents, Linda and Jerry Claypoole; two sisters, Lacie Hall and Andrea Hall, both of Weston; and many cousins.
    Kieran was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, David and Vickie King.
    Kieran loved the outdoors. He loved to camp and hunt, especially for deer. He loved to fish and ride four-wheelers and dirt bikes. Kieran was kind natured, very laid back and he enjoyed joking. Kieran also loved to spend time with his family and he was a proud father.
    Family received friends on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home in Flatwoods. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Chapel with Rev. Earl Cayton officiating. Interment followed the services in the Green Hill Cemetery.
    Sympathy messages and stories may be shared with the family at www.stockert-paletti.com.
    The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, will be caring for the family of Kieran Ray Claypoole.
  • Mabel F. Crawford
    Mabel F. Crawford, age 92, a resident of Crestview Manor at Jane Lew, and formerly of Penn Craft, Pa. passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
    She was born May 18, 1922 in Cardale, Pa.: the daughter of the late Byron Foster and Ethel Britt Foster.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ross Crawford; a son, Dale Crawford; and infant son, Charles.
    Mabel was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder, deacon and lay minister. She was also involved with the American Legion Auxiliary, serving as president.
    She is survived by her children, Joanne (Greg) Direnzi, Hazel (Jack) Finney, Tom, Laura Maxwell and Barbara (Bill) Tucker.
    Aslo surviving are her grandchildren, Mitchell, Curtis and Bradley Direnzi, Emily and Timothy Finney, Morgan, Corey and Britt Tucker and Abigal Maxwell.
    The last chapter of her life took her to Weston, to live with her daughter, Barbara and family. There Mabel was blessed with new friendships and delighted in the simple pleasures of nature and life. Her last year was spent at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew. Despite the challenges of her aging body, Mabel's passion for life and laughter continued to shine through and touched everyone she met.
    In lieu of flowers she requested that you take someone to lunch and support friendships.
    Friends were received on Friday, Sept. 12, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. at the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, Pa. A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, Pa. Interment followed at the Aklin Cemetery, Hopewell Road, Brownsville, Pa.
  • Rose Mary Jackson,
    Rose Mary Jackson, age 85, of Westfield Community in Jane Lew, passed away at 4:08 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, following a sudden heart attack and stroke.
    She was born May 29, 1929 in Monongalia County: a daughter of the late Carl Madison Beckner and Ada Ruth Bond Beckner.
    In September of 1951, she married Glydon Junior Marsh and they celebrated 28-years of marriage before his passing on Nov. 20, 1979.
    In April of 1981, she then married Robert Donald Jackson and they celebrated 20-years of marriage before his passing in June 11, 2001.
    She is survived by four children, Mary Kathryn (Harold) Turner of Westfield, Martha Ann (John) Stopiak of Stonewood, Russell (Darlene) Marsh and Stephen Lee (Sherry) Marsh, all of Westfield; two sisters, Garnet McKeown (Richard) Rider of Weston, and Helen Lusher of Tom Ball, Texas; five grandchildren, Lori Turner, Kerri Turner, Johnathan Stopiak, Stephanie Stopiak and Kristin Turner; one great-grandchild, Caden Chapman; one step-daughter, Roberta Jane (Bill) Gellner of St. Mary's; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husbands, she is preceded in death by one son, David Marsh; two sisters, Geneva Jean Beckner and Loretha May Molisee.
    Rose Mary worked at the former G.C. Murphy Co. and later Smith Jewelry of Weston. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and vegetable and flower gardening. She was a 50-year member of the Gee Lick CEOS Club and a member of the Grace Baptist Temple.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 4 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roger Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Peterson Cemetery in Weston.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Rose Mary Jackson.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • John Joseph Stark
    John Joseph Stark, age 88, of Ravenswood, passed away on September 1, 2014, in Ravenswood. 
    He was born on June 21, 1926, in Alum Bridge: a son of the late William C. and Bridget H. Sweeney Stark.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Stark; sisters, Mary Murray and Irene Bode; and daughter-in-law, Jeri Lynn Stark. 
    John graduated from Lewis County Schools and entered the U.S. Navy, serving in the Seabees in World War II. After the war, he was a shovel operator for Sam G. Poliono.
    He married Eleanor Jean McGee on Oct. 27, 1950 and they moved to Ravenswood in 1966. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood as a Millwright and was the owner of his own garage for many years. 
    Surviving are his wife, Eleanor Jean Stark of Ravenswood; children, Paul Michael and William P. Stark; grandchildren, Jason Michael and fiancée, Michelle; Jenifer Brook (Cristian) Camarillo; great-grandchildren, Tristan, Mikey and Oliver; sisters, Regina Quesenberry of Morgantown and Ernestine Gissy of Parkersburg. 
    Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ravenswood with Father George Manjadi officiating. Burial followed in Ravenswood Cemetery with graveside military rites provided by Ravenswood VFW Post #6669.
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