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  • Juanita Charlotte Mascaro, 75, formerly of Shinnston, West Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away Jan. 28, 2017, in Ocala, Florida.
    She was born July 3, 1941, in Parsons, West Virginia, as the middle child of Hazel and Maxine Taylor Gillespie.
    In 1963, she married Sam Mascaro, who preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2016.
    Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, Roger Gillespie, and a brother-in-law, James Garrett.
    She is survived by two sons, Frank (Kendra) Mascaro of Charlotte, NC, and Greg (Traci) Mascaro of Ocala, Florida; one sister, Garnet Garrett of Clarksburg, West Virginia; two brothers, Howard Gillespie of Ohio and Roy-Bo (Pat) of Ohio. Once again our chain is broken.
    Seven grandchildren, whitney, Sammie, Bodhi, Madison, Mason, Keaton and Sadie; a sister-in-law, Angela Crites of Bridgeport, West Virginia; eight nieces, six nephews (who lovingly called her Nee-Nee), numerous cousins and her dear "sister-in-heart" Priscilla Bray of Shinnston, West Virginia.
    Juanita was a 1960 graduate of RW High School. She was a terrific cook, noted for her delicious hot dog chili and her meat balls and sauce. She was a devoted mother. She supported her sons in all of their sports endeavors and was an avid fan of West Virginia and Kentucky.
    Her request for cremation was honored. Rest in peace, dear one!
    Roberts Funeral Home, Ocala, Florida.

  • Homa Jean "Jeanie"Lamb, 69, of Coal Rd. Lost Creek passed away at 10:27 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, with loving family and friends by her side, following an extended illness.
    She was born in Clarksburg on March 24, 1947, a daughter of the late Gene William McWhorter and Margaret Laverne Miller McWhorter.
    On October 18, 1962 she was united in holy matrimony to Lawrence Upton Lamb and they celebrated 39 years of marriage before his passing on December 13, 2001.
    This union was blessed with three children who will forever cherish their memories of her beautiful life: Billy Jo Lamb and wife, Vicki, of Lost Creek, Lonnie Frank Lamb of McWhorter, and Johnny Ray Lamb of Jane Lew.
    Memories of her loving, giving spirit will be treasured by her four grandchildren: Cody Upton Lamb, Cassandra Jo Campbell, Brandon Scott Lamb, and Robert Allen Lamb; two great grandchildren: Eli and Cyrus Lamb; one sister, Judith A. Roberts of McWhorter; former daughter-in-law, Becky Lamb; one niece, Linda Sue Wilfong and husband, Mark, of Lost Creek; two nephews: Earl Brian Jenkins and wife, Lori, and Derrick William McWhorter; numerous devoted great nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and beloved pets. With a generous nature and pleasant personality, she was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
    Homa was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed walking, cooking, painting, flower gardening, and spending time with her family.
    Homa's request for cremation has been honored and her family will have a private Celebration of Life Service at a later date followed by burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Homa Jean Lamb. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuenralhome.com.
  • Alice Forge Kennedy: Tonight, as we gaze at the nighttime sky, God will have blessed us with a bright new star, named Alice Forge Kennedy, who was born premature, at just 20 weeks old, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017.
    Alice blessed the lives of her parents, Matthew Alan Kennedy and Faith Anne Forge-Kennedy of Weston, the minute they saw her sweet face during their 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 soul.
    But God had other plans for Alice so he sent his most majestic angels to carry her home on their wings, so she could join the other angel babies in Heaven. At just 12 ounces and 9 inches long, she touched the hearts and lives of her family who were looking forward to welcoming her into the world: Maternal grandparents: Donna Jean Forge and Cleveland Matthew Forge of Clarksburg; paternal grandparents: Larry Dale Kennedy of Weston, and Judith Ann Kennedy of Elkins; and several aunts and uncles.
    Her family will have a private burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew is honored and privileged to serve the family of Alice Forge Kennedy. Online condolences maybe expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com. Fly high and shine bright little angel.
  • Lola Ann Sims, 77, of Davis St., Weston, passed away at 3:43 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.
    She was born in Queens, WV in Upshur County on July 21, 1939, a daughter of the late Reverend Woodrow Wilson McCloud and Arlie Edith Cogar McCloud.
    On July 4, 1958, she married Donald Brooks Sims, now her former husband, who resides in Weston.
    Her witty, hard working nature will be carried on by her two children: Larry Sims of Weston, and Janet Renee Sims of Parkersburg; two brothers: Woodrow Wilson McCloud Jr. and wife, Janet, of Fairmont, and William Scott McCloud and wife, Sherry, of Lost Creek; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers: Arden McCloud and Larry Lee McCloud.
    Lola worked at the Weston State Hospital and later retired from the Wm. R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital with a total of 31 years of service. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, bird watching (with a special place in her heart for cardinals), flower gardening, admiring butterflies, and spending time with her family and friends.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Following cremation, her family will have a private burial in the Queen Cemetery in Queen, WV.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Lola Ann Sims. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.cfom.
  • Ruby Katherine Skidmore, 99, of Craig St. Weston passed away at her home at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017, just four months shy of reaching her centennial milestone.
    She graced us with her presence when she was born in St. Clara, WV on June 12, 1917, a daughter of the late David "Roy" Bush and Hortensia J. Garrett Bush.
    On December 26, 1939 she married William"Jennings" Skidmore and they celebrated 57 years of marriage before his passing on December 31, 1996.
    Her witty, loving spirit will be carried on by her son, Wendell L. Skidmore and wife Lou of Weston; three grandchildren: Tammy Bush and husband, Mark, of Jane Lew, Yonnie Southall and husband Terry of Jane Lew, and John McKibben of Jane Lew; five great grandchildren: Emily Murphy and husband, Zach, Jennifer Hardbarger and husband, J.D., John McKibben II and wife, Chelsea, Brandon Southall, and Joshua Bush; five great great grandchildren: Wyatt Hardbarger, Jake Hardbarger, Jonathan McKibben, Jase McKibben and Callahan, known to Granny as "Jumpin' Jack"; half sister, Patty Mitchell of Arnoldsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelia Kelley; two brothers: Russell and Paul Bush; three sisters: Pauline Butcher, Eula Short, and Lucille Vannoy; and one grandchild, Timothy McKibben.
    Ruby was a loving and devoted homemaker who enjoyed baking, quilting, gardening, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Weston Church of Christ.
    Friends and family gathered at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Albert Farley officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Ruby K. Skidmore. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.
  • Beverly A. Stalnaker, 68, of 311 Olive Street, Weston, passed away suddenly, on Feb. 10, while spending the winter in Myrtle Beach, SC.
    She was the daughter of the late Richard and Alyce Smith.
    She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Edward L. Stalnaker. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Brian, who came into her life when he was 10 years old, and his wife, Roberta and one grandson, Riley. She leaves behind a nephew Gary Smith and a sister-in-law Debbie (Tom) Frazier and nephew, Josh Frazier and niece, Leslie Sheffer.
    One brother, Gary Smith, also preceded her in death.
    She graduated from Weston High School in 1966 and received her BA in Secondary Education and Masters from West Virginia University. After graduating, she taught at Salem Industrial School for Girls and Adult Education in Lewis County. She eventually worked for the Division of Highways in Weston as Administrative Services Manager 1, where she retired in 2005, after 33 1/2 years.
    Beverly was a dog lover at heart and in particular always had a Golden Retriever by her side. Her other passion was WVU sports. She loved listening to the action on the radio, while at the beach.
  • Elmer Dale Burkhamer, 89, of York, South Carolina, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, at his home.
    Elmer was the son of the late Ammon Burkhamer and Opal (Short) Burkhamer.
    He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War, and was a retired from the State of Ohio as food service manager. Elmer was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in York, SC.
    Mr. Burkhamer is survived his wife, Beulah (Lowther) Burkhamer, 3 children: Kevin (Jean Marie) Burkhamer, Karla (Phillip) Cooper, and Karen (Mike) Walsh, 4 brothers: Ray Burkhamer, Edsil Burkhamer, Marvin Burkhamer and Alan Burkhamer, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by 2 sons: Kendal Burkhamer and Kerry Burkhamer, 1 brother: Wendell Burkhamer and 1 sister: Maxine Smith.
    Family and friends will be received at Hardman-Paletti
    Funeral Home 730 North Main Avenue Weston on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., at the Rock Grove Cemetery of Linn, WV, with Pastor Edward Lathan officiating. Interment will follow services in the Rock Grove Cemetery in the family plot.
    Online condolences and life stories in memory of Elmer may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 308 North Congress St., York, SC 29745 or to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
    Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Elmer Dale Burkhamer.

 

  • Charles M. Popovich, 80, of Green, Ohio, passed away Feb. 13, 2017, at the Cleveland Clinic.
    Charles was predeceased by his parents, Mathew Popovich and Helen Popovich, and his beloved wife of 36 years, Patricia A. (Hornor) Popovich.
    He is survived by his loving daughter, Deborah DiGiulio and grandsons Nicholas and Christopher Digiulio of Vancouver, Brittish Columbia, Canada; his sister-in-law Martha (Hornor) Smith of Lorain, Ohio; sister-in-law Barbara (Hornor) Trimmer (William); nephew Brandon (Angel) and great-nephew, Atreyu of Reno, Nevada.
    He is also survived by cousins; longtime friends, Jim and Pat Mesko; Marilyn and Jack Augustus of Green, Ohio, their children and families.
    Charles taught 30 years in the Green Local School District and was an active member/officer of the Green Local Teachers Association.
    Chuck and Pat were fortunate to enjoy many adventures while traveling in the United States and around the world together and visiting friends and family. Chuck was the reluctant subject of many photos taken by the love of his life, best friend and wife, Patty. She was the yin to his yang. They will continue their journey together.
    The family received friends on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Anthony Funeral Home of Green, Ohio. The funeral service followed the viewing. Interment took place at the Masonic Cemetery in Weston, West Virginia, Feb. 18.

 

  • Dortha Jean Smith, 86, of Huntington, formerly of the Berlin Community of Weston, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017, in the Grayson Assisted Living Facility in Huntington after a brave journey through Alzheimer's.
    She was born in Weston on June 6, 1930, a daughter of the late Francis Edward Taylor and Floe Swisher Taylor.
    On September 4, 1948, she married Robert Glen Smith and they celebrated 36 years of marriage before his passing on October 11, 1984.
    Her strong, caring nature will be carried on by her three children: Roberta Mitchell and husband, Charlie, of Huntington, Neal Smith and wife, Marlene, of Weston, and Clarissa Fuller and husband, Jeff, of Huntington; seven grandchildren who will dearly miss their Granny: Todd Mitchell and wife, Tracie, and Kelli Ball, all of Huntington, Trina Hunt and husband, Brett, Brian Smith and wife, Kristen, and Matthew Smith and wife Ashley, all of Fairmont, and Lauren and Lindsay Fuller of Huntington; seven great grandchildren: Nicholas Mitchell, Elizabeth Mitchell, Andrew Ball, and Nathan Ball, all of Huntington, Blake Hunt, Braxton Smith, and Kennedy Smith, all of Fairmont; one sister, Mary Marple and husband, Hartzel, of Buckhannon; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Marie Dawson.
    Dortha was a loving and devoted homemaker who loved life and was always busy trying new things. She was an outdoor enthusiast who especially enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, and watching the hummingbirds that frequented her feeders. She was a member of the Berlin CEOS for 50 years and a member of the Berlin United Methodist Church where she was active in the Women's Group and served as their song leader.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Roger McKee officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Jane Lew.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Dortha Smith. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.

 

  • Kathleen Keesucker Ravi, 56, of Oak Mound Dr. Clarksburg passed away peacefully at 9:38 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following an extended illness.
    Knowing that she had given her heart to Jesus at an early age and was now home in his loving care, brought great comfort to her family as Kathleen made her transition.
    She was born in Silver Springs, MD on January 17, 1961, daughter of the Arnold Dale Keesucker of Belington and Bernice Ann Runyon Keesucker of Jane Lew.
    Her caring and faithful spirit will be carried on by her two children: Nathan Tyler Ravi and fiance', Maria Courbanou, of Los Angeles, CA, and Grant Nicholas Ravi and fiance', Joanna Graef; husband, Shivija Ravi of Virginia Beach, VA; two brothers: David Arnold Keesucker of CT, and Jeffrey Dwayne Keesucker of Jane Lew, who was her loving and devoted caretaker; two uncles: Darrell Runyon and wife, Shirley, of Lost Creek, and Denzil Runyon and wife, Lou, of Normantown; one aunt, Freda Jo Swick of Ashtabula, OH; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
    She was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Dale Keesucker.
    In earlier years, Kathleen was a creative and talented interior decorator who then enjoyed painting, reading, and listening to music. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Stonewood, and was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend to many.
    Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charles Madeous officiating. Interment will follow in the Broad Run Cemetery.
    The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family of Kathleen Ravi. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com
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