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Genevieve “Jenny” Rosemary Eaton, 65, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., formerly of Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, as a result of a hit and run accident in Moorefield,.
Born Sept. 9, 1953, in Petersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Genevieve Wolfe Malcolm and Waldo Merle Eaton. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather Ward “Alston” Malcolm and brother-in-law Bob Inskeep.
Jenny is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Vidmar of Harpers Ferry and Madelyn “Maddie” Vidmar of Waynes- boro, Va.; one sister, Barbara Eaton-Inskeep of Medley, W.Va.; two brothers, Ward “Buddy” Malcolm (Wilma) and Tim Malcolm, both of Moorefield; four nieces, Nicole Rohrbaugh (Eric), Marie Williams (Robert), Rebecca Price (Derek), and Kimberly Malcolm; six great-nieces, Samantha, Amberly, Callista, Malina, Ashly, and Myka; one great-nephew, Dylan; one aunt, Phyllis Wolfe; one half brother William Eaton; two half sisters Darlene Eaton Taylor and Carla Eaton Rhodes along with their families; numerous cousins; and her two fur babies, Boo Boo and Lilly.
Jenny graduated from Moorefield High School in 1971 as valedictorian and was crowned Miss Moorefield that same year. She received a bachelor’s degree in child development and family relations from WVU and a master’s degree in child development and family life from Ohio University. She was an in-home service coordinator for WV Birth to Three in Jefferson and Berkeley counties for approximately 20 years. Jenny also worked for RESA VIII and numerous day care centers. She served as a substitute teacher and library volunteer for many years. Jenny was a certified trainer for WV STARS Career Registry and a past instructor for Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist. She attended Buckeye Leadership Workshop for 19 years and was an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Jenny participated at Camp Gizmo for many years and was an advocate for special needs children. She loved her “babies” and was always a strong voice for those that needed a voice.
Jenny was an active member of 4-H for 57 years and served as a 4-H leader and counselor for 20 years in Jefferson County. She was a 4-H All Star and received the Outstanding 4-H Leader award in 2012. She participated in 4 Outspoken for 4-H fundraiser bike rides which gained her 1,000 miles of cycling throughout the state. Jenny was very active with the local 4-H camps and fairs and enjoyed bottle rocket launching with her 4-Hers and family.
Jenny was a member of the National Audubon Society and participated in the annual Christmas bird counts as well as the banding of the birds at Dolly Sods. In her spare time, Jenny enjoyed reading and tea time, wine tasting, yoga, biking, hiking, running, walking, rock climbing, white water rafting with her daughters, quilting and sewing, gardening, jigsaw puzzles and board games, and bird watching. She was very knowledgeable in homeopathic medicines and always had a remedy available for whatever the ailment was.
Jenny was full of life, passionate and fearless. She never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone. She called her home the “Launching House” as she al- lowed her niece and great-niece to stay there while attending college, hosted college foreign exchange students and opened her home to many over the years. Jenny led a simple but fulfilling life and strived to leave things better than she found them. She touched countless lives and will be greatly missed by many.
At her request she has been cremated and her final resting place will be on Wolfe Mountain near Moorefield. One of two celebration of life services will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 29, at the Hardy County 4-H Camp Pinnacle, 1006 Pinnacle Drive, Wardensville, WV 26851. An additional celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 19, at the Bolivar Community Center, 60 Panama Street, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.
Memorials may be made to the National Audubon Society, Jefferson or Hardy County 4-H, Harpers Ferry Public Library, Hardy County Library or Camp Gizmo.
Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on Jenny’s tribute wall at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home, Moorefield.
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Leonard Thomas Keplinger, 84, of Knobley Road, Burlington, W.Va., died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Piney Valley Nursing Home, Keyser, W.Va.
Born Oct. 28, 1934, at Maysville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Stanley Thomas Keplinger and Clara Dorothy (Rohrbaugh) Keplinger Rohrbaugh. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle Keplinger; and three brothers, Gary, Dale and Gerald Keplinger.
Mr. Keplinger was retired as a layout technician with Keyser Stainless, after having worked over 30 years in the sheet metal industry. He was a member of the Antioch Church of God and attended the Emmanuel Pentecostal Holiness Assembly in Keyser. He also was a member of Local #100, United Sheet-workers Union, Cumberland, Md. He was an avid hunter and loved his dogs.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Ethel Jean (Carr) Keplinger; five children, Kevin Leonard Keplinger and wife Carole of Parsons, W.Va., Kimberly Dawn Cayton and husband George of Burlington, Christina Kaye Hardesty and husband Kristopher of Terra Alta, W.Va., Tonya Reene Keplinger of Westernport, Md. and Nathan Aaron Keplinger and partner Miranda Jackson of Orange, Va.; six sisters, Dorothy Gillaspie of Mount Storm, W.Va., Rose Wratchford of Petersburg, W.Va., Thelma Kuykendall of Virginia, Madeline Halford of Westminster, Md., Eilene Porter of Maysville and Linda Hedrick of Maysville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, Sunday, afternoon with the Rev. Kevin Keplinger and the Rev. Kristopher Hardesty officiating.
Interment was in the Maysville Cemetery.
Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Keplinger’s obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.
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Larry Frederick Miller, 53, of Petersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 31, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Aug. 23, 1966, in Harman, he was the son of the late Hoover Herbert Miller and Hester Rebecca (Nelson) Miller. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Leon F. Miller; and two sisters, Lois Dasher and Lilly F. Miller.
Mr. Miller graduated from Circleville High School in 1984 and was a Christian by faith. He was a block layer with Miller Brothers Masonry until his illness.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Fitzwater; one son, Larry F. Miller Jr. of Moorefield; five sisters, Loretha Allen and Lisa Kimble, both of Petersburg, Lucy Ketterman of Riverton, Linda Barger of Cabins and Lucille Waggy of Brandywine; three brothers, Lewis Miller and Lenny Miller, both of Seneca Rocks and Ashley Miller of Cabins; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Larry Hakes officiating.
Mr. Miller’s body was cremated following his funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o Basagic Funeral Home, P.O. Box 400, Petersburg WV 26847.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
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Leona Mae (Hott) Cain, 89, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Hampshire Health Center, Romney, W.Va.
Born June 29, 1930, in Hampshire County, Kirby, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Varner Hott and Nettie Mae (Shanholtz) Hott. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Jonathan “Duke” Davidson; son-in-law, David Fertig; five sisters; and one brother. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Cain was a homemaker and retired from American Woodmark in Moorefield, W.Va.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Victor J. Cain; four daughters, Karen Davidson Fertig of Keyser, W.Va., Bonnie Davidson (Bubby) Crites of Petersburg, Shirley Cain Helmick (Pete) of Cabins, W.Va. and Anita Cain (Danny) Haggerty of Purgitsville, W.Va.; four sons, Wayne Davidson of Fort Ashby, W.Va., Keith (Donna) Davidson of Keyser, Victor P. Cain (Carolyn) of Cabins and Galen Cain (Sherry) of Maysville, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Wednesday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastor Doyle Patch officiating. Burial was in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, W.Va.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.
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Rev. Bruce H. Cosner, known as “Pap”, age 80, of Petersburg, W.Va., went to his heavenly home Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at his residence.
Born Sept. 30, 1938, in Hartmansville, W.Va., he was the son of the late Guy Herman Cosner and Virgie Jane (Puffenbarger) Cosner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Clara Belle (Landis) Cosner in 2008; four sisters, Hilda Kuhn Snyder, Martha Myers, Alice Hipp and Zetta Massey; and two brothers, Richard Cosner and Thomas Cosner.
Rev. Cosner was an ordained minister of the Church of God. He pastored his first church in Cumberland, Md., and was later appointed the pastor of Brushy Run Church of God and faithfully served there for the past 53 years. He holds the state record for pastoring the same church for 53 years. He also was an operating room technician at Grant Memorial Hospital for 37 years.
He graduated from Bayard High School in 1958 and graduated from Zion Bible Institute in Rhode Island in 1961.
Rev. Cosner is survived by two daughters, Rev. Barbara L. Sisson and husband Rev. Allen Sisson of Petersburg, and Tonya L. Nesslerodt and husband Mike Nesslerodt of Petersburg; three grandchildren, Monica R. Shirk and husband Gary Shirk Jr., Dr. Kendra L. Thorne and Kelson D.W. Thorne; two great-grandchildren, Joshua M. Shirk and Abigail E. Shirk; three sisters, Clellie Paugh of Mount Storm, W.Va., Belvia Lewis of Corinth,
W.Va. and Mildred Rexrode of Swanton, Md.; three brothers, Lawrence W. Cosner of Lock Lynn, Md., Gary L. Cosner of New Creek, W.Va. and Russell G. Cosner of McKinney, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday morning at Brushy Run Church of God, Windy Hill Road, Rt. 220 South, Upper Tract, W.Va. 26866 with Bishop Wayne Wicker, Rev. Samuel Sponaugle and Bishop Daniel Hampton officiating. Burial was in Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, W.Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cosner family, c/o Tonya Nesslerodt, 185 Woodlawn Drive, Petersburg, WV 26847, Brushy Run Church of God, or Grant Memorial Hospice.
Arrangements were by the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com
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Naomi Ruth (Hedrick) Phares Goldizen, 76, of Cabins, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg, W.Va, with her loving family by her side.
Born Sept. 27, 1942, in Jordan Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Carl Wayne Hedrick and Bessie Jane (Getz) Hedrick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 30 years, Alfred J. Phares in 1990; twin baby boys; son, Bradley Phares; four sisters; and two brothers.
Naomi enjoyed sewing, gardening, baking, canning and farming to benefit her love of fresh cows milk, cottage cheese, butter and eggs. She attended Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church. She enjoyed making holiday or special occasion meals for her family. She truly loved her family with all her heart.
She was a graduate of Petersburg High School Class of 1960. She was employed by the former HP Store in Petersburg as a clerk/manager for 19 years. She also worked for three different contractors at Mount Storm Power Station as a timekeeper.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Riley Goldizen; one daughter, Connie Bobo and husband Lysle of Maysville, W.Va.; two sons, Timothy Phares and significant other Catherine Flinn of Maysville and Shannon Phares and significant other, Robin Dolly of Maysville, W.Va.; special daughter-in-law, Sheila Phares of Maysville; brother, Robert Hedrick; sister, Patricia Hedrick Judy; 10 grandchildren, Tyson Bobo and wife Samantha, Tyrell Bobo and wife Cassidee, Travis Phares, Tiffany Phares, Samatha Goldizen and husband Anthony, Tyler Phares and wife Kaitlyn, Heather Phares and fiancé Jason Moneymaker, Logan Phares and wife Megan, Kendra Jenkins and husband Gavin and Brooklyn Phares; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Lynn Rohrbaugh officiating. Burial was in the Ours/Goldizen Cemetery on Corner Road, Cabins.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com
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Bernadette “Bernie” Halterman Nesslerodt, 74, of Duffy Hill Drive, Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, 2019, at her residence with her family at her side.
Born Nov. 25, 1944, in Moorefield, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Davis Halterman and Lillian Godlove Halterman. Infant twin sons and a sister also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Moorefield Church of the Brethren.
Bernie loved to travel and spend a week at Snowshoe Mountain in the summer. Her gardening skills were used on her love of flowers around her home. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing. She loved her grandchildren deeply and spent many of Friday and Saturdays attending her granddaughters’ swim meets at the Cumberland YMCA. Her love of knowledge fed her insatiable thirst for reading, some books more than once.
One could say that her witty sense of humor came from the information she obtained from so many books.
Surviving is her loving husband, David Warren Nesslerodt; two sons, Wade (Kim) Nesslerodt of Fisher, W.Va. and C.W. (Kim) Nesslerodt of Moorefield; one sister, Stelma (Paul) Porter of Petersburg, W.Va.; and four grandchildren, Hadley, Brendan, Liam and Kassidy; three nieces; sister-in-law, Julie (Allen) Vandevander; and brother-in-law, Daniel (Zoe) Nesslerodt.
A celebration of life was Sunday evening at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street, Moorefield, with Pastors Russell and Lucy Webster as celebrants.
Memorials in Bernie’s honor may be directed to the Hardy County Library, 102 N Main Street, Moorefield, WV 26836.
Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on her tribute wall at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.
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Mrs. Virginia (Hash) Vance, 95, of Mount Airy, Md., died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Westminster, Md.
Born Feb. 7, 1924, in Fairfax, Va., she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Lydia Hash. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six sisters and nine brothers. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Vance is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles “Buck” Vance; two daughters, Lori Belke of New Market, Md.
and Charlene Boone of Frederick, Md.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Aug. 31, at Sites Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Nathan Epling officiating. Burial followed in the Ketterman Family Cemetery, Dorcas, W.Va.
Arrangements were by the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, W.Va.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.
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Eleanor Miller Bond, 82, of Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2019, at the E.A. Hawse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Baker, W.Va.
Born June 9, 1937, in Petersburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ervin Ortanze Miller and Lila Mae Barr Miller. Her husband, James E. Bond preceded her in death in February 2006. A sister, Bonnie Legge also preceded her in death.
Eleanor was a member of the Moorefield Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Ladies of the Moose. A long-time beautician in Moorefield, she would go to the home economics class at the high school and teach girls how to do hair. Described as having a big heart, she enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband, especially their trips to Canada.
Surviving is one stepson, James E. Bond II of Moorefield; one stepdaughter, Patricia Clemmons of Morgantown, W.Va.; two stepgrandchildren, Jennifer and Sean; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Fraley Funeral Home chapel, 107 Washington Street, Moorefield, with Pastor Jim Yao officiating. Interment will follow at the Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends today (Tuesday) from 4 – 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the Moorefield Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 953, Moorefield, WV 26836.
Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on Eleanor’s tribute wall at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.
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Jami Nicole (Brown) Kile, 41, of Maysville, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.
Born Aug. 21, 1978, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of David William Brown of Maysville, W.Va. and Billie Jean (Turner) Brown of Petersburg, W.Va.
Jami was a loving and hard-working woman who served as a devoted homemaker. Throughout her life, she was passionate about animals and tending to the flower beds around the home she shared with her family. She never turned down an animal in need and always did her best to see them thrive. Her biggest joy in life aside from her children and husband were her dogs, Gypsy and Diesel. Jami and her husband, Joshua shared a wonderful life and home together, filled with laughter, love and nearly 19 years of marriage. Her passing has been a great loss by her family and those who knew her. We take comfort in the knowledge that she is now joined by her Heavenly Father along with other members of her family who have preceded her. She will always live on in the many memories she is a part of, and the hearts of those who cared for her. Jami graduated from Petersburg High School in 1996.
In addition to her parents, Jami is survived by her husband, Joshua Santana Kile; one son, McKeyin Stone Kile of Maysville; twin daughters, Taylor Jordan Kile of Petersburg and Shaylee Nicole Kile of Maysville; one brother, Ryan Andrew Brown of Charleston, W.Va.; father- and mother-in-law, Roger and Debra Kile of Maysville and Sarah and Tony Wimer of Maysville.
Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Johnny Goldizen officiating.
Interment was in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville.
Memorials may be made to the Kile family, c/o Joshua S. Kile, 285 Buckbee Hollow Road, Maysville, WV 26833.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com
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Tina Marie Seabolt, 47, of Petersburg, died Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Blue Ridge Hospice Center, Winchester, Va.
Born May 29, 1972, in North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late John (William) Seabolt and Linda Ann (Gardener) Seabolt. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Stephanie Seabolt; and three brothers, John Seabolt Jr, Kevin Seabolt and Gomer Seabolt.
Mrs. Seabolt was a 1990 graduate of Harman High School, Harman. She was a Christian by faith. She was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Persian Gulf War. She was a night manager at McDonald’s in Petersburg.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Rodney Leaf “Roach” Hilliard, whom she married May 29, 1998; one daughter, Kiara Danielle Seabolt of Petersburg; two sons, Tyler Shane Seabolt of Petersburg and Devon Andrew Seabolt of Moorefield; two sisters, Terrie Lea Foster of Gonzales, La. and Debbie Smith of Michigan; one brother, Rick Seabolt of Elkins, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday afternoon at the Basagic Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg with Pastor Karen Wright officiating. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery in Petersburg. Military graveside rites were accorded by the Potomac Highlands VFW Post #6454 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the family c/o the Basagic Funeral Home, PO Box 400, Petersburg, WV 26847.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
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Mark Warren Malcolm, 59, of Moorefield, died Sunday, Aug. 25, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.
Born Dec. 22, 1959, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Russell Victor Malcolm and Faye Kathleen (Barb) Malcolm Kesner. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Barry Nathan Malcolm and Rusty Allen Malcolm.
Mr. Malcolm graduated from Moorefield High School in 1978. He was employed at Pilgrim’s Pride for over 20 years. He was a member of the Moorefield Brethren Church.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sally Ann (Lofton) Malcolm; two daughters, Brandi Nicole Malcolm and Tiffany Renee Malcolm, both of Moorefield; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Lynn Lofton of Tomsbrook, Va.; one brother, Jody B. Malcolm of Moorefield; one sister, Tammy C. Malcolm of Moorefield; one grandson, four stepgrandchildren, one niece, one nephew and one great-niece.
Funeral services were Thursday morning at the Schaeffer Funeral Home chapel, Petersburg, with Pastors Russell and Lucy Webster officiating. Interment was in Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Malcolm family, c/o Schaeffer Funeral Home, 11 N. Main Street, Petersburg, WV 26847. Condolences may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.