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Norma Katherine Ours
Norma Katherine Ours

Norma Katherine Ours, 95, of Rough Run, W.Va., entered into eternal life on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, W.Va.

Born May 18, 1923, in Mozer, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Jasper Dayton Riggleman and Janie Elizabeth (Dahmer) Riggleman.

On May 9, 1942, she married Conway C. Ours Sr. at Calvary United Methodist Church in Keyser, W.Va. He was preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2012. Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Neva Harman and Ilene Norris; and son-in-law, Oliver C. Ketterman.

Mrs. Ours assisted her husband on the farm with all the chores. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother and was known for her delicious baking, cooking and canning. She also enjoyed watching and feeding humming birds and cardinals and enjoyed embroidering. She was a faithful member of Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church where she was assistant junior Sunday school teacher. She also served on the Southern States Home Advisory Board.

She is survived by one daughter, Becky Ketterman of Rough Run; two sons, Conway C. Ours Jr. of Petersburg and Hugh D. Ours of Rough Run; two grand-

children, Suenette and husband Kenny Pomeroy of Eglon, W.Va. and Teddy C. Ketterman of Rough Run; and two great- grandchildren, Tyler and Whitney Pomeroy.

A funeral service was Thursday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Larry Hakes and the Rev. Stanley Kile officiating. Burial was in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hedrick Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 834, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis Jean Shook
Phyllis Jean Shook

Phyllis Jean (Borror) Shook, 79, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg.

Born April 24, 1939, at Landes, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Arthur William “Taft” Borror and Minnie Rosetta (George) Borror. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hilda Kesner and Ruth Keplinger; six brothers, Roland Borror, Bruce Borror, Doris Glen “Bunt” Borror, Leo G. Borror and infants Roger and Wendell Borror.

Phyllis was employed by Grant County Board of Education for several years and was a member of Grove Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg.

She is survived by three daughters, Crystal and husband Danny Kline, Robin and husband Denver Riggleman and Misty and husband Rodney Taylor, all of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Jesse Stump, Brooke Taylor Alt and Cody Kline; one great-granddaughter, Jessa Stump; three sisters, Shirley Cook of Maysville, W.Va. and Wanda Ellis and Patsy Parker, both of Petersburg; one brother, Doug Borror of Petersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was Wednesday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Brad Taylor, Pastor Matt Smith and Rodney Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com

Genevieve Delores Kessel
Genevieve Delores Kessel

Genevieve Delores Kessel, 90, of Scherr, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg, W.Va.

Born on Nov. 22, 1927, at Scherr, she was the daughter of the late Albert Isaac Moreland and Anna Ruth (Jones) Moreland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Kessel Sr. on Aug. 9, 2001; an infant great-grandson; one stepgreat-grandson; nine brothers, Leland, Charles, Glenville “Buck”, Victor, Wayne, Coyd, Dale, Virgil and Loyal “Bing” Moreland; and two sisters, Rosalee Kessel and Dorothy Connell.

Mrs. Kessel worked for Safeway stores as a young woman in Washington, D.C. and later worked for several years at the Windsor Knit garment factory in Petersburg. She often said that being the wife of a farmer and mother was the best job she had.

She was of the Brethren faith and a longtime member of the Brick Church of the Brethren in Maysville, W.Va. She is fondly remembered, among other things, for her pies and bread without recipes, and her well- stocked cellar from the beautiful gardens she and Bob grew together.

She is survived by two daughters, Delores Rohrbaugh (Darl) of Scherr and Barbara Henderson (Ben) of Ashland, Va.; three sons, Robert “Tommy” Kessel Jr. (Frances) of Scherr, Danny Kessel (Alta) of Maysville and Joey Kessel (Patricia) of Scherr; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one sister, Yvonne Fawley of Franklin, W.Va.; two brothers, Richard Moreland of Scherr and Donnie Moreland of Elk Garden, W.Va.; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Brick Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Carroll Junkins officiating. She was laid to rest in the Kessel Family Cemetery immediately following services.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Brick Church of the Brethren, 1191 Lunice Creek Hwy., Maysville, WV 26833 or Maysville Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 434, Maysville, WV 26833.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

Rose Marie Rohrbaugh
Rose Marie Rohrbaugh

Rose Marie (Armentrout) Rohrbaugh, 70, of Cabins, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at her home.

Born Oct. 29, 1948, in Petersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Foster Kermit Armentrout and Viola Catherine (Stonestreet) Armentrout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lincoln G. Rohrbaugh, on Oct. 2, 2015.

Rose graduated from Circleville High School in 1966. She was employed by Joan Curtis Manufacturing and Advantage Foods for several years. She was a member of Cabins Assembly of God Church and North Fork Ruritan Club. She was active in the Girl Scouts of America for several years.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy M. Walters of Cabins; two granddaughters, Hannah Marie Walters and Sophie Jade Walters; two brothers, Earl D. (Phyllis) Armentrout of Seneca Rocks, W.Va. and Carl F. (Patsy) Armentrout of Woodbridge, Va.; and five nephews, Dexter Armentrout, Marty Armentrout, Herbie Kimble, Joey Rohrbaugh and Jason Rohrbaugh.

Funeral services were Saturday morning at Cabins Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Coleman Clark officiating. Interment was in the Armentrout Family Cemetery on Smith Mountain, Cabins.

Memorial contributions may be made to her daughter, Amy Walters for the Educational Fund for her granddaughters, 96 Indigo Drive, Cabins, WV 26855.

Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, was in charge of arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.

Ruth Evangeline Kessel Judy
Ruth Evangeline Kessel Judy

Ruth Evangeline Kessel Judy, 97, of Peru, W.Va., passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg, W.Va.

Born Nov. 1, 1921, at Kessel, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ervin Evers Kessel and Olive Bergdall Kessel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Hayes Judy Jr. on Feb. 22, 1995, whom she married Sept. 4, 1953; four brothers, Brown, Warren and Robert Kessel, all having served in the Navy during World War II; and an infant David William.

She is survived by three sons, Bill (wife Christy), David (wife Debbie) and George (wife Cathy) Judy, all of Moorefield, W.Va.; three grandchildren, John David (wife Rachel), Kevin and Aaron Judy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Ruth graduated from Moorefield High School, Moorefield, in 1939, and graduated from the Church Home School of Nursing, Baltimore, Md., as a registered nurse in 1943. She received advance training in pediatrics and psychology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and after graduation, during World War II, she worked as a nurse at Church Home until 1944, then at Fort Howard until 1946, caring primarily for returning servicemen.

In 1946, Ruth returned to Moorefield and worked at the Hardy County Department of Health, Moorefield, as a public health nurse until 1954. She attended Case Western Reserve of Cleveland, Ohio, during the summer of 1951, and completed graduate training in advanced public health nursing.

Ruth was active in farming and raising a family on the Judy farm at Peru. She was a 4-H leader for over 25 years, a 4-H All Star, a member of the Eastern Star, past president of the Moorefield American Legion Auxiliary, served on the Hardy County Board of Health for over 42 years, a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau for over 60 years and a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Petersburg.

She was a pioneer in initiating health programs in Hardy County prior to the existence of such programs including multiple clinics and the immunization of adults and children. She was instrumental in establishing home visits and service club involvement with the county health department. With home visits she became a familiar figure, assessing needs and providing appropriate care. Community service clubs were used to educate larger numbers of residents and to supplement funds as needed for individuals. These steps created strong bonds within the community and helped to cement the value of the health department to the individual and their family.

A funeral service was Friday morning at the Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield, with Pastor Rick Bergdoll officiating. Burial followed at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 5 Pine Street, Petersburg, WV 26847 or Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, 127 Early Avenue, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Juanita E. Judy
Juanita E. Judy

Juanita E. Judy, 76, of Petersburg, died Monday, Nov. 5, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 10, 1942, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late James Cornelius Carr and Effie (Fadley) Carr Judy. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James “Jim” Judy on July 5; one son, Daniel W. Judy; one granddaughter, Savannah Donaldson and one grandson, Cole Judy.

Mrs. Judy worked as a cook at Grant Memorial Hospital and for the Grant County Commission on Aging before retiring from the Grant County Nursing Home as a CNA. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Petersburg.

She is survived by one daughter, Jamie Ault of Petersburg; two sisters, Joyce Ann Carr and Rayetta Lee Judy; two half sisters, Melissa Carr and Judy Carr; one brother, James Robert “Buster” Carr; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was Thursday afternoon at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Paul Donaldson officiating. Per Mrs. Judy’s request her body has been cremated.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o Jamie Ault, 1988 Spring Run Rd. Unit 2, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Memories and words of comfort may be made left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

Garry L. Hogbin
Garry L. Hogbin

Garry L. Hogbin, 79, of Petersburg, died Friday, Nov. 9, at his residence.

Born July 19, 1939, in Maysville, he was the son of Twila Maxine (Davis) Hogbin, of Petersburg, and the late Carl D. Hogbin. He was preceded in death by one son, Christopher Hogbin.

Mr. Hogbin was a 1957 graduate of Petersburg High School and a 1972 graduate of Florida Junior College, where he graduated with honors. He attended Tidewater Community College and St. Leo University in Florida. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple, Rig, and a past member of the American Legion. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1999, after 21 years, and had worked for the Potomac Valley Transit Authority. He was a 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam conflict.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Sandra Carpenter and Terri Staley, both of Chesapeake, Va.; one stepdaughter, Kelly Bennett of Petersburg; one son, Matthew Hogbin of Petersburg; two sisters, Darlene Pallavicini and Bonnie Hogbin, both of Petersburg; one brother, Carl Hogbin II of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hogbin’s family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 16, from 1-2 p.m., at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Lahmansville Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by Petersburg VFW and the U.S. Navy.

Memorials may be made to donor’s choice. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.

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