- Jimmy Jo Crumit
Jimmy Jo Crumit, age 67, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his home.
He was born on July 12, 1948: son of Bernard and Gwendolyn (Marsh) Crumit in Weston.
On April 12, 1968, he married Minnie (Stewart) Crumit, who lives in Defiance, Ohio.
He was employed at General Motors in Defiance, Ohio, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Defiance Christian Church, AmVets Post 1991, Moose Lodge in Defiance, Ohio, UAW Local 211 and the General Motors Retiree Club.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 47 years, wife, Minnie Crumit; daughter, Lisa (John) Hancock; granddaughter, Katherine Hancock; and grandson, William Hancock, all of Defiance, Ohio; brother, Chuck Crumit; and sister, Brenda Sue Harrod, both of Clarksburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Gwendolyn Crumit; daughter, Jaime Jo Crumit; brother, Bernard Crumit, Jr.; grandson, Nathaniel Hancock; and granddaughter, Emily Hancock.
Visitation was held from 2-8 p,m, on Sunday, July 26, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 27, at the funeral home, with Pastor Perry Mason officiating.
Burial followed at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences can be given at www.schafferfh.com.
- Mary A. Wyatt Dye
Mary A. Wyatt Dye, age 59, of Spencer, departed this life July 18, 2015, at Miletree Center in Spencer, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 12, 1955 at Spencer: the daughter of the late Carl and Ora Mae Batten Wyatt.
She was proceeded in death by a sister, Kay Frances Coon.
She graduated from Spencer High School and worked at Spencer State Hospital, then at William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston. She enjoyed growing flowers and playing with her dog but really enjoyed her grandchildren the most.
She is survived by a daughter, Allison Smith; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Caleb; two sisters, Barbara Craft of Spencer and Judy Wyatt of Weston; and a brother, Carlos Wyatt of Spencer.
Funeral Services will be held July 29, at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Spencer. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. with Mass and Funeral to follow at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in the Hebron Church Cemetery in Spencer.
- Judith Ann Evans
Judith Ann Evans, age 70, of US Highway 33W., Weston, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at her home, following a sudden illness.
She was born in Weston on Nov. 7, 1944: daughter of the late Jack Hefner and Mary (Heath) Hefner.
She was married to James Walter Evans, who preceded her in death in January of 2002.
She is survived by four children, Tamela Ann "Tammy" (Kevin) Wiiliams, Kathy (Dan) Eakle and Shelly Evans, all of Weston, and Tim (Dianna) Evans of Morgantown; five grandchildren, Joshua and Mikey Williams, Jamie Eakle, Jimmy Cool and Jessie Evans; and eight great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by three brothers, Jack Hefner of Weston, Mike Hefner of Crawford and Ronnie Hefner of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jim, she was preceded in death by one sister, Jackie Crowl.
She was a CNA at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston and was earlier an employee of the Weston State Hospital. Judith loved to bake. Her greatest loves were her grandkids and three dogs, Sissy, Chi Chi and Pika.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home, 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston, on Friday, July 24, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Funeral services were held on Friday 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 Judith may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Judith Ann Evans.
- Charles "Charlie" Exline
Charles "Charlie" Exline, age 64, of Jane Lew, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 following a sudden illness.
He was born on April 10, 1951 in Clarksburg: son of the late James Lee Exline and Cora Exline Irby and her husband, Earl Irby who reside in Stonewood.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Murphy Exline whom he married Dec. 29, 1988 and resides at their home in Jane Lew.
Also surviving are three daughters, Cynthia "Cindy" Carnahan of West Palm Beach, Fla., Audra (Daniel) Grimes of Miletus, and April (Travis) Wilson of Jane Lew; grandchildren, Justin Lee Hedges, Bryan Matthew Carnahan, Catherine Hope Ferrell and Conner Daniel Grimes; four sisters, Sue Ellen (James) Sprouse Stonewood, Donna (Rubin) Vanscoy of Stonewood, Patty Hoskins and husband, Rev. Charles Hoskins, of Bridgeport, and Carol (James) Capicola of Clarksburg; one brother, Larry Exline of Stonewood; and several nieces and nephews.
Charlie was a crane operator for Union Carbide and retired after 25 years service. He was a proud union member and dedicated father and husband. He also loved riding his Harley Davidson and was an avid
Family and friends called at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street in Nutter Fort, on Tuesday, July 28, from 4-8 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Destry Daniels presiding.
Interment will follow at the Stonewall Park Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com.
A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.
- Leslie Dale Helmick
Leslie Dale Helmick, age 86, of West Second Street in Weston, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in United Hospital Center of Bridgeport, following an extended illness.
He was born in Gilmer County on Aug. 6, 1928: son of the late Virgil V. Helmick and Oleta (Snyder) Helmick.
On June 30, 1951, he married Edna Francis (Scarff) Helmick, who survives.
He is survived by one daughter, Debra J. (Mike) Grose of Berlin community; three sons, Stephen Dale Helmick and girlfriend, Diane Harter, of Horner, David Brent Helmick and girlfriend, Dawn Dolson, of Grafton and Kevin Lynn Helmick and girlfriend, Heather Foy, of Fairmont; six grandchildren, Stephen Chad Helmick, Tonya Lea Kittle, Leslie Pickens, Ryan Lucas Helmick, Daniel Ryan Helmick and Josh Boyd; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Helmick.
He was a glassworker and had been employed with the Louie Glass Factory and West Virginia Glass Specialty Company, both of Weston, and later with Lennox Crystal of Mt. Pleasants, Pa. and he was a farmer. He was a life-time member and big supporter of the Stonecoal Fishing Club although he did not fish. He was a Baptist by faith. Other than his family, one of Dale's greatest joys was playing Santa Claus.
Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue in Weston on Saturday, July 25, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clifford West officiating.
Interment followed services in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.
On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Dale may be expressed at www.hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Leslie Dale Helmick.
- Marie S. Hinkle
Marie S. Hinkle, age 96, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab.
She was born in Evarts, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 18, 1919: the daughter of Charles Dickson Steinbeck and Clara Anna Rasmussen Steinbeck. She became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1979.
After the death of her mother, she and her youngest brother, Joe, came to the U.S. to live with an uncle and aunt, Fred and Clara Steinbeck in the Vadis and Hurst areas of Lewis County. She attended Weston High School and graduated from Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg. She had a long distinguished career in government service, working first for General Services Administration and then the Department of Veterans Affairs, retiring from there in 1979.
She is survived by two daughters, Edwina Burkhammer of Weston, and Diana (Okey) Higginbotham of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Deborah Thomas of Henderson, N.C., Holly (Robert) Perry of Buckhannon, Dean Burkhammer of Weston and Anne Marie Higginbotham (Edward K.) Smith of Ellicott City, Md.; great-grandchildren, Brittany Nicholson, Chastity Nicholson, Gavin Perry, Bryson Perry, Drew Perry, Juliana Marie Smith and Mackenzie L. Smith; several great-great-grandchildren, cousins, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde E. Hinkle; her parents, Charles Dickson and Clara Anna; aunt and uncle, Fredrick W. and Clara E.; one sister, Hilda Mikulza; and brothers, Herbert Franklin, William Dean, Edwin Dickerson, Joseph Henry and Fredrick Nelson Steinbeck.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg as well.
In honoring her wishes, cremation services were performed and private inurnment took place at the Hampton United Methodist Church Cemetery in Buckhannon for her family.
A service of Davis-Weaver Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.davisweaverfuneralhome.com.
- Anna Belle Hull
Anna Belle Hull, age 84, of Jane Lew passed away at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in the comfort of her home, following a courageous journey with dementia.
She blessed this earth and the lives of her parents when she was born in Braxton County on June 26, 1931: a daughter of the late Arthur Ray Lowther and Mabel E. Finnegan Lowther.
On March 1, 1952, she married John Robert Hull and they celebrated 57 years of marriage before his passing on Dec. 17, 2009.
Her caring spirit will be carried on in her daughter, Denise Ann Hull and companion, Alton Jones, of Jane Lew; two grandchildren, Jason and Jeremy Bennett; and two brothers, Virgil (Ruby) Lowther and Ray (Patricia) Lowther, all of Weston.
In addition to her parents she will be reunited in Heaven with her brother, Bobby Lowther; and her sister, Shirley Davidson.
She had worked as a medical assistant for many years. She enjoyed reading, cooking for her family, spending time with her grandchildren and attending the First United Methodist Church of Jane Lew.
Her request for cremation has been honored and there will be a friends and family gathering at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 144 Hackers Creek Road in Jane Lew, from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 2 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Brown and Rev. Bonnie Starkey officiating.
Private interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Anna Belle Hull.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.\
- Harvey Todd John
Harvey Todd John, 33, of Broad St. Weston passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.
He was born in Graham, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1981: a son of Harvey Bernard John and Jennifer Belle Hite Moore, both of Weston.
He is survived by his siblings, Amy Michelle Posey and Russell Scott John, both of Weston; paternal grandfather, Joe John; step-father, Michael Eugene Moore; four aunts; two uncles; and two nephews, Nathaniel Posey and Jansen John.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Shirley John; maternal grandfather, Jennings Hite; maternal grandmother, Audrey Thomas; and his uncle, Jerry Hite.
Todd worked as a telemarketer and was a quiet guy who enjoyed playing video games and watching movies with his family.
Todd's request for cremation has been honored and his family will have a Celebration of Life Service at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be sent directly to the family at: 466 Broad Street, Weston, WV 26452.
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 Todd John.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
- Heidemarie "Heidi" McAtee
Heidemarie "Heidi" McAtee, age 68, of Harpers Ferry, passed away at her home on July 21, 2015.
She was born March 28, 1947, in Bad Homburg, Germany.
She was preceded in death by her infant son, Stephen Bennett; her mother, Anna Kristoff; and, her childrens' father, Charles "Bryan" Bennett.
Surviving is her husband, Shawn McAtee; daughter, Wilma (Tommy) Small of Buckhannon; son, Mark (Ginger) Bennett of Jane Lew; grandchildren, Christopher (April) Small; Rachel (Cody) Tenney, all of Buckhannon; Jace Bennett and Nicholas Lough of Jane Lew.
She had been a past Kesling Mill correspondent for one of Buckhannon's local papers and was an Avon representative in her area. She was a waitress for several years both at the Bi-Centennial Restaurant and Bobcat Lounge and later the manager for the Dairy Mart in Buckhannon. She retired after working 18.5 years as a warranty clerk for Leesburg Chrysler Plymouth Dodge in Leesburg, Va. She loved to spend time talking with friends and family. She enjoyed sitting with her husband, Shawn, by their Koi pond listening to the sounds of the water as she fed the Koi, also observing the deer and other varieties of wildlife as they passed through their property. They also loved talking to and caring for their many cats. Heidi was a Catholic by faith.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon. Funeral services began at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Estes officiating.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblyn.com.
The Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon, is in charge of the arrangements.
- Charles Junior Riffle
Charles Junior "June" Riffle, age 79, of Rocky Fork Road in Orlando, passed away at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in the Salem Center, following an extended illness.
He blessed this earth and the lives of his parents when he was born in Orlando on June 26, 1936: a son of the late Stanton Henry Riffle and Winnie Matha Riffle.
He was first married to the former Ilonda Nicholson who passed in May of 2004. On Aug. 26, 2005, he married the former Rose Conrad, who will miss her loving husband of nine years.
His easy-going country spirit will be carried on by his son, Charles Stanton (Amy) Riffle of Grantsville; three sisters, Mary Arbogast of Weston, Linda Johnson of Flatwoods and Brenda Heater of Roanoke; two brothers, Harold Riffle of Linn and Gary Riffle of Rocky Fork; three step-daughters, Rachel Ables of Weston, Molly Ramsey of Clarksburg, Teresa Dotson of Weston; two step-sons, Johnny Carter of West Union and Jason (Erika) Heater of Buckhannon; nine grandchildren, Donnie, Miranda, Andrew, Stephen, Matthew, Alex, Dorothy, Aaron and Ashley; five great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Dom, who misses curling up in his lap.
In addition to his parents, he will be reunited in Heaven with nine siblings, Harry, Donnie, Edward, Howard "Red" and Bob Riffle, Carolyn Sue Tomblin, Doris Haynes, Shirley Ables, Joann Sprouse.
Riffle was employed by the Louie Glass Factory in Weston for many years. He was a cowboy at heart who loved to watch western movies. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, traveling and listening to bluegrass and gospel music. He was a member of the Orlando Baptist Church.
Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Road from 12-2 p.m. on Friday July 24.
Funeral Services followed at 2 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Ramsey and Rev. Lonnie Ramsey officiating.
Interment will follow in the Heater Cemetery on Posey Run in Braxton County.
The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Charles June Riffle.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.