- Michael Lynn Blake
Michael Lynn Blake, age 70, of the Pricetown Community, Weston, passed away at 6:47 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in the comfort of his home, following an extended illness.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on April 30, 1944: a son of the late Virgil Vincent Blake and Minnie Louise Dye Blake.
On June 27, 1964, he married the former Reba Jane Moody and they celebrated 50-years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by their three children, Rebecca Lynn (Patrick) Harrison of Portsmouth, Va., Douglas Michael Blake and companion, Sam, of Nashville, Tenn. and William Scott Blake of Yorktown, Va.; two sisters, Carla (Denny) Wyant of Weston and Debbie (Mike) Sholes of Pricetown; four brothers, Don (Brenda) Blake of Roanoke, Alan (Osie) Blake of Buckhannon, Stephen Blake of Buckhannon and Danny Blake of Weston; five grandchildren, Amanda Harrison and fiance, Greg, of Norfolk, Va., Evan Harrison and fiance, Keely, of Sioux Falls S.D. and Connor, Emilee and Mason Blake, all of Yorktown, Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Karen Butcher.
Blake was an honored veteran of the U.S. Navy, who served during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm, then worked in maintenance for the Navy for several years. He later retired from the Crown Park Apartments as a maintenance supervisor. Blake, affectionately known as Pappaw, was a real "McGyver" of the family who took great pride in teaching his children and grandchildren woodworking, vehicle mechanics and home maintenance, so they could be skilled and independent.
Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 4 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel and Rev. Martin Wine will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Rock Grove Cemetery in Linn.
Full military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Navy and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Michael Lynn Blake.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Waildia Madge Brown
Waildia Madge (Strader) Brown, age 93, of Burnsville, passed away on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Oct, 27, 1921: first daughter of the late Okey Lawrence and Mary (Posey) Strader on Road Run.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Brown; daughter, Yvonne Brown Lease; four brothers, Ronald, Harry, and Daniel Strader and Frank Strader at age seven; and a sister, Wilmouth Strader at birth.
She leaves behind three sisters, Dora Ella Childers, Mary (Freeman) Riffle and Deignese (Neil) Crabbe, all of Ohio.
Brown is survived by sons, Jerry (Wilma) Brown of Kernersville, N.C., Sidney (Dianna) Brown of Ventura, Calif.; and daughters, Mary Ann (John) Mackey of Berkley Springs, Lillian (Everett) Pritt of Burnsville and Sonnie (Mark) James of Glenville.
Brown has 10 grandchildren, Philip (Beverly) Mackey of Stephen City, Va., Shawn (Debbie) Mackey of Knoxville, Md., Stephanie (Jack) Jankowski of Kernersville, N.C., Steven (Carol) Brown of Oak Ridge, N.C., Tarah Brown of Ventura, Cali., Marista Brown of North Ridge, Cali., Frank (Haydee) Brown of Hope Mill, N.C., Matthew (Erica) Blake of Burnsville, Autumn McCraw of Fairmont and Hollie McCraw of Charleston; 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Madge loved her flowers, especially yellow roses and old-time gospel music, but most of all she was a homemaker and caregiver of children, lovingly caring for her own and many other young ones in her neighborhood. She will be missed.
Her children request donations to the local Alzheimer's Foundation or the Hospice Care of Burnsville, WV.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Friday, Jan. 30, from 4 - 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bryon Bukovesky officiating.
Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Madge may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Waildia Madge (Strader) Brown.
- Roderick Ray Given
Roderick Ray Given, age 78, of Hartman passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 in Little Rock, Ark.
He served in the U.S. Navy for 21-plus-years, was a retired police officer, native of Weston and son of the late William and Ida Belle Given.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma; three brothers, and one sister.
He is survived by two daughters, Sarita (Danny) Prince and Tammy Cates both of W.Va.; two sons Rod (Daphne) Given and Billy (Pamela) Given, all of Clarksville, Ark.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Clarksville Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Veston Edgeman officiating.
- Addison Faith Greiner
Heaven has been graced with the arrival of its newest angel, Addison Faith Greiner, who was born premature at just 19 weeks and 5 days, when God gave her wings and called her home to Heaven from the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown at 5:29 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
She blessed the lives of her parents, William Alan Greiner and Ashley Dawn Allen, the minute they saw her sweet, innocent face during her first ultrasound. With just one look at this beautiful new life, with a strong beating heart, they fell in love and formed an everlasting bond with this precious little soul who brought hope and peace to their plans for a future together.
God had special plans for her so he sent his most loving majestic angels to carry her home on their wings. At just 7 ounces and 9.5 inches long, she touched the hearts and lives of family and friends who were looking forward to welcoming her into the world, teaching her what they've learned and raising her with love and gratitude.
She will be missed by her maternal grandparents, Richard and Vicky Allen of Alum Bridge; paternal grandparents, Timothy and Vonda Greiner of Buckhannon Run; paternal great-step-grandmother, Judith Barrett of Turnertown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends will gather to share their love for her at a Graveside Service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, with Rev. Ben Hall officiating.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, is honored and privileged to serve the family of Addison Faith Greiner.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
Rest in peace sweet little angel, Addison.
- Ellen "Louise" Heater
Ellen "Louise" Heater, age 59, of Turnip Dr. Roanoke, passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous journey with liver cancer.
She was born in Buckhannon on Nov. 30, 1955: a daughter of Ellen LaVern Bond Shifflett and Benny Shifflett of Walkersville.
On Jan. 8, 1979, she married Jake Heater and they celebrated 36-years of marriage.
She is survived by three children, Casey (William) Heater Lough of Roanoke, Amanda Heater and fiancé, Brandon Keller, of Weston, and Chris Alderman; eight grandchildren, Eva, Emilie and Bailey Lough, Jacob and Jada Heater, and Patience, Raven and Colin Alderman; great-grandson, Eli Alderman; two sisters, Darlene Parker of Walkersville and Vicky (Bobby) Conrad of Crawford; two sisters-in-law, Patty Workman and companion, Tim Myers, and Jean Heath, all of Roanoke; brother-in-law, Billy Heater of Roanoke; father-in-law, Lawrence Heater of Roanoke; several nieces and nephews; and Toby, her beloved YorkiePoo, who misses her dearly.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Ricky Cottrill; one sister, Micky Ables; one grandson, Nehemiah Christopher Alderman; and her grandparents, Delbert and Ernestine Bond.
She was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life. She was dedicated to supporting and encouraging them any way she could and she loved to watch their sporting events. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Buckhannon.
Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday Jan. 26.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Cutright officiating.
Interment followed in the Mitchell Cemetery in Roanoke.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ellen Louise Heater.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Betty Jo Myers
Betty Jo Myers, age 84, of Weston passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home of Jane Lew, following an extended illness.
She was born in Lewis County on March 4, 1930: daughter of the late Arden Sayre and Vera (Morrison) Sayre and step-mother, Marguerite (Linger) Sayre, who raised her after Arden's death.
On Sept. 27, 1947, she married Paul Richard Myers, who preceded in death on May 1, 1978.
Myers was survived by one half-brother, Kenny Drew Sayre; two sons, Rick (Christine) Myers and Gerry (Jennifer) Myers, both of Weston; five grandchildren, Christal (Brian) Sparks of Ohio, Justin Myers of Ga., Jared Myers of Weston, Katherine Myers of Md. and Cpt. Paul Jones of Germany; and three great-grandchildren, Sheridan, Chance and Dawson Bandy, all of Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jerry, Paul and Kemp Sayre.
She was a certified nurse's aide at Crestview Manor Nursing Home for 25-years and retired at the age of 75. She attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church of Weston. She was a founding member of the Weston Eagles Auxiliary #2481 where she was president in 1954, 1958 and 1963 and was W.Va. State President from 1964 - 65. One of her favorite past times was bingo.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 12 - 2 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Jonathan Nettles officiating.
Interment will follow services in the Georgetown Cemetery of Horner.
On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Betty may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Betty Jo Myers.
- Ann Bland Nangle
Ann Bland Edmiston Nangle, age 85, of Simsbury, Conn. died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington, after a short illness.
She was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Weston: daughter of the late Andrew and Alice Merle (Williams) Edmiston, and had lived in Newburyport and Hamilton, Mass. for many years prior to moving to Simsbury, Conn. eight-years ago.
She graduated from Cornell University Class of 1952 where she received her Bachelor's Degree in English. Nangle was a member of the League of Women Voters in Hamilton, Mass. and enjoyed traveling abroad, reading and socializing. She co-owned "The Anchorage" consignment store in Newburyport, Mass. for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Dana (John) Scott of Simsbury, Conn.; three sons, John B. Nangle of Amesbury, Mass., Clinton E. "Gene" Nangle of Newburyport and Theodric E. "Rod" (Elizabeth) Nangle of Wellesley Hills, Mass.; and three grandchildren, Sam A. Scott of Simsbury, Conn., and Jacob A. and Joshua M. Nangle, both of Wellesley Hills, Mass.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service celebrating her life was held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 11 Church Street in Tariffville, Conn. Another memorial service will be held for her in the spring in Newburyport, Mass. with a final memorial service to be held in in early July in her hometown of Weston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Please visit her Book of Memorial at WWW.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
- Sharon Diana Riffle
Sharon Diana Riffle, age 55, of South Park, Jane Lew, passed away Jan. 21, 2015, in Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Jane Lew, after an extended illness.
She was born in Weston on Feb. 15, 1959: daughter of the late Rennard D. Rinehart and Gladis (Messenger) Rinehart, who survives of Good Hope.
Riffle is survived by her husband, Michael L. Riffle of Jane Lew; and sister, Beverly Rinehart of Good Hope.
Also surviving are her two brothers-in-law, Charlie (Cheryl) Riffle of Jane Lew and John Riffle of Weston; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews as well as many cousins.
In addition to her father, Rennard D. Rinehart, she was preceded in death by in-laws, Stanton and Grace Riffle, grandparents, Vesta and John Rinehart, Oswell and Flora Messenger; and her beloved dog, Dusty.
She retired from William R. Sharpe Hospital of Weston with 20-years of service where she was a dietary worker and a switchboard operator. She also had worked at the Jane Lew Truck Stop, Crestview Manor Nursing Home and the Jane Lew Glass Factory.
She thoroughly enjoyed cooking and canning from the large garden they grew each year. She enjoyed crocheting and punch embroidery. She also enjoyed assisting her husband and partner in their gun shop, for several years. One of her favorite days of the year was opening day of deer season when she would take her mom shopping. She attended the Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church of Jane Lew. Sharon was a graduate of Lewis County High School Class of 1977.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ron Brown officiating.
Interment followed services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.
On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Sharon may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lewis and Upshur County Dog Shelter, 318 Mud Lick Road S Buckhannon, WV 26201.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Sharon Diana Riffle.
- Kenneth James Romel
Kenneth James "KJ" Romel, age 39, of Hidden Lane, Weston, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown, following an automobile accident.
He was born in Weston on Feb. 19, 1975: son of the late Kenneth C. Romel and Sheila (Cross) Romel of Weston, who survives.
He married Ronda (Beeson) Romel, who survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Shiana Pennington of Buckhannon; three sons, Michael Romel of Weston and Stephen and Matthew Romel of Rock Cave; and one grandchild, Raidyn Pennington.
In addition to his father, Kenneth, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Romel.
Romel was a healthcare provider, mechanic and electrician. He graduated from the Lewis County Christian School. He was a past member of the Lewis County Emergency Medical Services. He loved to hunt and fish and tinker with old trucks. He enjoyed hanging with family and friends.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Monday, Jan. 26, from 4 - 6 p.m.
Funeral services were held Monday at 6 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Ronnie Beeson officiating. At his request, his body was cremated.
On-line condolences and life stories in memory of him may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored to serve the family of Kenneth James "KJ" Romel.
- Wayne Roger Stackpole
Wayne Roger Stackpole, age 76, of Strader Lane in Buckhannon, passed away 4:50 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, following a courageous journey with dementia, ending with a bout of pneumonia.
He was born in Lumberport on July 2, 1938: a son of the late Lotis Ray Stackpole and Vada Bly Cain Stackpole.
He is survived by the love of his life, Arlene Leoda Sharp Stackpole; and their four children, Donna (Rick) Dunlap of Buckhannon, Dianne (Brian) Lough of Jane Lew, Robert Lynn (Laura) Stackpole and Vicki (Keith) Harris, all of Buckhannon.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Wilma (Raymond) Cumbridge of Akron, Ohio, Barbara Ward of Clarksburg, Darlene (Richard) Moran of Clarksburg, Ronald E. (Judy) Stackpole of Buckhannon; and sister-in-law, Sharon Stackpole of Buckhannon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Glen Jay Stackpole; and five brothers, William, Howard, Curtis, Donald and Larry "Butch" Stackpole.
Wayne was an honored veteran of the U.S. Air Force and spent his life farming his beautiful property in Buckhannon. He was a cowboy at heart who loved to watch western movies and read western novels.
Wayne's request for cremation was honored and family and friends gathered for a graveside service at the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 26, with Kevin J. Lough officiating.
Military honors were accorded by the U.S. Air Force and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Wayne Roger Stackpole.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com