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  • Cyrus William Dille
    Cyrus William Dille, age 94, of 266 River Avenue in Weston, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center of Clarksburg, following an extended illness.
    He was born in Kenton, Ohio on April 5, 1920: son of the late Harry Eugene Dille and Bertha Mabel (Allen) Dille.
    Dille married Charlotte K. "Kitty" (Watson) Dille, who preceded him in death on May 2, 2002.
    He is survived by one sister, Anna Grace Swartz of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one sister-in-law, Ursel Watson of Roanoke and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents and wife, Kitty, Dille was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Allen Dille; and three sisters, Vera Maude Dille, Lola Imogene Dille and Bonnie Maxine Dille.
    He owned a Men's Store and managed the Wyandot County Emergency Management Agency, both in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He did alterations for J. C Penny's Company and had an Antique Store. He was a veteran U.S. Army during WW II and the Korean Conflict.
    He was a life-and-66-year member of the American Legion Post #225 of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, a life-and-60-year member of B.P.O. Elks #83 of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he was past exalted ruler, life and 50-year-member of VFW Post #2842 of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 50-year-member of Warpole Lodge #176 F. & A.M. of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, member of Scottish Rite Lodge, Council, Chapter Consistory of Valley of Toledo, Ohio, member of the Aladdin Shrine Temple of Columbus, Ohio, member of Warpole Chapter #366 Order of Eastern Star where he was past worthy patron and member of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1376 of Weston.
    Locally, Dille was very active with the Lewis County Senior Center of Weston. He was active with the West Virginia Senior Olympics where he won numerous medals and trophies. He was an active clogger with Clara Atchison and the Mountain State Cloggers. When the center was open, Cy was always there with his dapper attire, infectious smile and singing voice. He will be missed by all.
    Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston on Thursday, July 24, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 24, at 2 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Jay Burkhart officiating. Interment will follow services in the Mitchell Cemetery of Roanoke.
    Weston Lodge# 10 AF & AM will conduct Masonic Graveside Rites on behalf of the Warpole Lodge #176 F & AM of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
    Online condolences and life stories in memory of Dille may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Cyrus William Dille.
  • James H. Koon
    James H. "Slim Jim" Koon, age 63, of Buckhannon, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his home, while under the care of People's Hospice.
    He was born May 21,1951 in Buckhannon: a son of the late Shirley Koon and Bessie Lowther Koon of Buckhannon.
    On April 28, 1972 he married Becky Posey who survives.
    In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by two daughters, Libby (Chris) Venditti of Fort Mill, S.C. and Crystal (Ed) Linger of Buckhannon; one grandson, Christopher Venditti of Fort Mill; two granddaughters, Harley and Presley Linger, both of Buckhannon; four brothers, Claude (Marsha) Koon, Richard (Pam) Koon and Jesse and Jerry Koon, all of Buckhannon; and one sister, Cookie (Neal) Wilsey of White Plains, Md.
    In addition to his father he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kermit and Ray Koon and two sisters, Dotty Clingerman and Betty Dulaney.
    James was a truck driver for J.F. Allen Co. and loved to hunt.
    Friends were received Tuesday, July 22, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Murrell officiating. Burial will follow in Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon.
    Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Earl Frank Lanham Jr.
    Earl Frank Lanham Jr., age 76, of Lost Creek, passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family at 2:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
    He was born in Elkins on March 19, 1938: a son of the late Earl Frank Lanham Sr. and Grace Margaret Mallow Lanham.
    On Sept. 25, 1962 he married the former Patricia Ann Turner Lanham and they celebrated 43-years of marriage before her passing on June 28, 2006.
    He is survived by three children, Mark Lanham of Martinsburg, Heather Lanham of Tallahassee and Holly Proctor of Lost Creek; six grandchildren, Deborah Lanham, Melissa Lanham, Ashley Lanham, Chastity Pennington, Brenda Proctor and Christopher Proctor Jr., and seven great-grandchildren.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Sam and Richard Lanham; and his beloved Pug, Winston, who just recently passed away.
    Earl had retired as a medical technologist from Shand's Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida, with several years of service. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed helping others, watching Criminal Minds and the Food Network, flower gardening (with a special place in his heart for African violets) and he was a member of the Elks Lodge #1135 in Elkins.
    Earl's request for cremation has been honored and his family invites you to join them for a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg with Father Casey Mahone as Celebrant.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Earl Lanham Jr.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Wanda Westfall Simmons
    Memorial services for Wanda Westfall Simmons, age 90, were held June 21, at 2 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church, 25 Norvell Drive, in Buckhannon. Rev. Ed McDaniels officiated. 
    Simmons passed away March 12, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. She was born July 11, 1923, in Gassaway: daughter of Emerson and Erma Henderson Westfall, both deceased.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur "Buss" Simmons in June 1999. 
    Surviving are sister, Wilma Westfall Ball of Tampa, Fla. and brother, William Westfall of Wellington, Ohio.
    She is also survived by lots and lots of nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.
    Wanda was very active in her church and she loved ceramics, canvas painting, knitting, sewing and craft classes. Her family and friends were very proud of her.
    Interment was at Mt. Union Cemetery, beside her husband.
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Union Cemetery Fund, 1097 Mt. Union Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201. 
  • Franklin D. Wheeler
    Franklin D. Wheeler, age 76, of Lost Creek, passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by family following a brief battle with cancer.
    He was born in Mt. Clare on July 15, 1938: the first son of the late James A. "Pap" Wheeler and Monie Bolyard Wheeler.
    He is survived by his wife of 48-years, Shirley I. Payne Wheeler of Lost Creek; one son, Franklin D. (Elizabeth Pumphrey) Wheeler Jr. of Lost Creek; two granddaughters, Marcia S. Wheeler and Adrianna F. Wheeler, both of Lost Creek; one sister, Betty Jean Wheeler Pursley of Mt. Clare; one sister-in-law, Ginger Rowe Wheeler of Mt. Clare; and several nieces and nephews and many friends.
    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marcy Ann Wheeler; a brother, James R. Wheeler; and a sister Mary Lou Wheeler Poole.
    Frank was a retired trucker and teamster of Local #789. He was an outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching westerns and playing poker.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew from 4 - 6 p.m. on Friday July 18. Funeral Services followed at 6 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Beeson. Interment followed in the Brick Church Cemetery in Lost Creek.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Frank Wheeler.
    Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
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