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In remembrance of those classmates who have passed on before us. We recall with fondness the good times we shared and toast their memory.

May They Rest In Peace......

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Cathy Holmes

February 27th, 1948 - October 15th, 2016

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Catherine Holmes, 68, of Williamstown, WV died peacefully at home under the loving care of Amedisys Hospice after a courageous thirteen and a half year battle with cancer. She crossed over the Rainbow Bridge where all her pets met her and they entered Heaven together. She was born in Wheeling, WV a daughter of the late W. Richard and Betty (Coil) Holmes.

She graduated from Triadelphia High School in 1966 and attended West Liberty University. She loved all animals; especially dogs. She also loved working in her flower beds.

She is survived by her husband of forty-seven years and caregiver Bruce Holmes; daughter Anne Shisler of Frisco, NC; grandson J. Gilliam Shisler of Frisco; father and mother-in-law Walter and Carol Holmes of Clearwater, FL; sister-in-law Louise Hall (Edward) of Wheeling, FL; special friends Betty and Fred Shreve; and her constant companion Sophie.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law M. Jean Holmes and sister-in-law Lynn Holmes

Services will be Thursday 10:00 AM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Elizabeth Campbell Maleke officiating. Inurnment will be at Eastlawn Cemetery in Marietta, OH. Visitation will be Wednesday 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers Cathy requested that memorial contributions be made to Humane Society of Parkersburg, PO Box 392, Parkersburg WV 26102-0392 

The family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer Leavitt, Dr. Nik Shah, Dr. Michael Galloway, Dr. Rammy Gold, Dr. Terry Shank, and all the staff at Camden Clark Memorial Center for the excellent care and love they've shown to her.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

http://www.leavittfuneralhome.com/obituary/Catherine-Louise-Holmes/Williamstown-WV/1662430

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From Lee Frizzell on June 13th, 2017
Cathy has such a gentle spirit and a friendly manner.  We had all hoped she could be brought to our 50th reunion,, but she left a little too soon.  Blessings, Cathy and sincere condolences to her family and friends.
 
 

Kay Goddard (Young)

September 16th, 1948 - May 24th, 2016

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It is with great sadness that the members and Officers of the Oxford Fire Company announce the passing of Life Member Kay Young. Kay died peacefully at her home in Oxford this afternoon.

Kay was a dedicated EMT, serving OVFD in a number of EMS positions including Ambulance Captain. She was also a member of our Auxiliary, serving them in numerous roles including as their President.

Arrangements are to be determined

Please join us in offering our condolences and support to Mike Young, her partner in life and service to her community. She will be missed.

We will see you again on the big one Kay.

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From Michael Young on June 24th, 2016
Kay and I met in Oxford Maryland, dated, and married 44 years ago. Emily Kay was a wonderful Master Teacher and drove me to degrees in education so that I could teach as well. She was a wonderful mom to our two sons, Jimmy and Jono and saw them through college as well as life in general. Kay never backed down when she was right, which upset a few who were invarriably wrong. She was my best friend above all else and always stood by my side. When she became ill my job was to stand by her side and protect her from those who would do less than I would. I will always reach to her side of the bed in the morning and wonder what we should do every day. Emily Kay Goddard Young loved her home state and her friends there. She wished to go home so many times when she was sick and near the end. I promised that she would go home and she is there now and forever. Her last wish was granted in spite of my need to have her close by. I still love and miss her and am sure that she smiles down on me from somewhere and has strawberry pie for dessert every night.
 
From Lee Frizzell on June 13th, 2017
As an EMT, I wish I had had the opportunity to talk to Kay about her experiences.  There is such a bond among people in the EMS system.  I am certain she was a great EMS provider.  You are missed by many Kay, and I look forward to our Great Reunion where we can catch up for as long as we want.  May your family and friends be comforted by knowing that to be absent from them is to be present with the Lord.  You were too young.
 

Charles Doerr

September 8th, 1948 - March 8th, 2016

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Obituary for Charles Edwin Doerr

DOERR, Charles Edwin, 67, of Wheeling, WV passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born September 8, 1948, in Wheeling, WV son of Mary Catherine "Cookie" Cook Doerr and the late Peter Doerr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Cherie Norman Doerr; two brothers, a sister, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was a Vietnam War Veteran having served in the U. S Air Force. He was formerly employed as a lineman at the former Stamping Company and a former technician at Sears.

Charles was passionate about bowling, and through the years he was into the Youth Bowling Program throughout the state of West Virginia.

Services and interment were held at the convenience of the family.  
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Rose Bowl Bowling Lanes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Bowl Youth Bowling Association, 89 Edgington Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Arrangements by the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (304-242-2311).

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From Barbara Keefer on May 23rd, 2016
aw Chuck....so sorry you are gone...we had some great times after high school..was looking forward to seeing you at our 50th reunion....RIP my friend.   I loved Chuck...  He was fun to dance with in high school, but I really got to know him after he returned  from being in the service.  What a wonderful, fun loving guy... I was lucky to know him.
 

Karen Sue Montgomery (Collins)

1948 - June 12th, 2015

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KAREN COLLINS

July 19, 2015
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Karen Montgomery Collins was born on May 17, 1948, in Ohio and died on June 12, 2015, in Marietta, GA.

She was the daughter of Edith Margaret "Peg" Montgomery and Robert Courtney Montgomery.

She graduated with an MBA from St. Mary's College in CA. She worked for Southern Pacific Transportation as property manager and then The Golden Gate Bridge as Contracts Administrator.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Joseph Collins.

She will be deeply missed by her four sisters, Linda, Marsha, Sandra and Barbara and their families, and lifetime friends.

There is no visitation service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

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From Kathy (McCluskey) O'Leary on September 23rd, 2015
What a sad surprise . . I have such fond and fun memories of growing up with Karen (and Sandy) in Woodsdale . . She was a special lady, and will always have a special place in my memories of Wheeling and Woodsdale and Triadelphia. 
Rest in peace, my friend
 
From Sandra Montgomery on May 23rd, 2016
It broke my heart to have Karen pass away so soon in our lives. She was the world to me. I thought we would live out our golden years together. At least I have another angel looking out for me. 
 
From Lee Frizzell on June 13th, 2017
I was stunned and so saddened by Karen's passing.  Growing up I spent many hours with Sandy and Karen, and I always remember her with love.  So many were touched by your gentle spirit, and I know Sandy misses you each and every day.  The angels certainly would have had a very special welcome for you.  God bless you.
 

Clarence Douglas Custer

February 18th, 1947 - November 18th, 2014

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Obituary for Clarence "Doug" Custer

Clarence “Doug” Custer age 67, of Triadelphia, WV passed away November 18, 2014 at the Valley Hospice branch, Liza’s Place, Wheeling, WV.
He was born February 18, 1947 in Wheeling son of the late Clarence Merrill and Bonita Cummings Custer.
He was retired from West Liberty University where he worked as a Campus Police Officer. He served on the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years and also worked for the Triadelphia Police Department and Valley Grove Police Department. He served in law enforcement for 36 years. He worked as General Manager for Custer Distributing Corporation and also worked as a Safety Director for Gregory S. Edwards Trucking.
He was lovingly devoted to his family. He was Christian by Faith and was dedicated to the community he served. 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister: Merle Custer Shilling; his father-in-law: Ralph Buchanan; mother-in-law: Mary Sue Grant Buchanan and nephew: Anthony Allan Viola.
He is survived by his wife: Suzanne Buchanan Custer; his daughter: Suzanne Bonita “Missy” Custer; granddaughter: Antonella Bonita Crudele; his son: Bryan Custer and his wife Holly Rene Custer; two grandsons: Caleb Matthew Custer and Joshua Andrew Custer; sisters: Shirley Custer Knight and Bonnie Custer Bonar and the following nieces and nephews: Chuck Knight, Shirelle Karl, Craig Knight, Robert Shilling Jr., Karen Shilling, Jody Klug, Murray Shilling and Sgt. Major Lee D. Bonar.
There will be no visitation. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Wheeling/Bethlehem.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Thanks and blessings to all of his friends who visited. You brought him great joy, laughter and comfort.

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Nancy Karen Hearne (Bowman)

May 25th, 1948 - October 23rd, 2013

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October 25, 2013

NANCY (HEARNE) BOWMAN 

WHEELING, W.Va. — Nancy Hearne Bowman, 65, of Wheeling, formerly of Deep Creek, died at home on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

Nancy was born May 25, 1948 in Wheeling, the daughter of the late William H. and Mary Ann M. Hearne. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay M. Bowman.

Surviving is her brother, William H. Hearne and sister-in-law Cheryl of Wheeling; her sons, Gary Maxwell of Wheeling and Stockton (Megan) Maxwell of Va.; her grandson, Forrester; her stepsons, Mark (Shannon) Bowman and Michael Bowman of Wheeling; and six step-grandchildren.

Nancy was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oglebay Institute, and a past member of the Jade Twig of the Ohio Valley Medical Center and the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary. She was a retired bookkeeper and independent business owner, having operated Nancy’s Spinning Wheel and Golden Threads in Wheeling.

Nancy was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She leaves behind a long list of love ones mourning her loss.

Friends will be received at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 until time of service at 11:30 a.m. at St. Matthews Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling.

Memorial contributions to Childrens Home Wheeling, 1 Orchard Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 and St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, WV 26003.

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From linda jarboe on October 11th, 2015
Nancy and I were best friends since high school.   We have so many memories.   I miss her terribly everyday.   We had so many event planned since she moved to Wheeling.   She was and is a very special person.
 

James William Mackey

- - 2011

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From Babs Keefer on December 2nd, 2011

Jim was such a great guy, I'm so glad I got to visit with him at the 40th reunion before he passed on..

 
From David Estep on February 14th, 2012
 Jim and I went to school from the third grade through graduation. He always saw the glass as half full. rest in peace, Jimmy
 
From Carol Taylor on August 7th, 2016
Jim, what an authentically nice and down-to-earth person you were. 
I was so glad to see you at one of our recent reunions. The world needs more people like you! CarolTaylor
 

David Arnold Naumann

- - 2010

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Karen Sue Milliken

- - 2010


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Dale Ferdinand Kleeh

- - 2009

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From Babs Keefer on December 4th, 2011
 I had such a crush on him in high school... I remember asking him to the TWERP dance and he declined.  Oh well, he was still a great guy and was in my homeroom every year.
 
From Karen Montgomery on March 24th, 2012
What a really nice guy.  I ran into him when I was in Wheeling one time and was so pleased to see him and so sorry to hear of his death.  He is missed.
 
From Tom Lane on February 25th, 2013
Dale, I didn't know.  You were always a great guy to me.  Will see you on the other side.
 
Tom
 

Deborah Ann Hershey

- - 2008

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From Cynthia McNees on December 4th, 2011
My homeroom mate for 4 years.  We share lunches together every day.  And, what fun we had after school.  Always got me laughing.
 
From David Estep on February 14th, 2012
  My girls miss their Aunt Debbie. You always brought smiles to their faces. They were alwyas excited to visit you and Michael.
 

Lawrence Theodore Sonnefeld

- - 2008

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William Paul Davis

- - 2008

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Sharon Jean Teater

- - 2008

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From Norma Seamon-Tyras on October 12th, 2013
Sherry was a very close friend from S Bridge on to High School. I thought I was alone when I was younger growing up as an only child,but Sherry was there for me.  We had spent alot of tiime together at S Bridge.  She was very good to me.  He Dad was superdad.  Her mom was rough on her all her life. But Sherry was wonderful to me and I have always had a special place in my heart for her.  I know she married and had childern I saw her one day at her work.  I think it was Hills. But she still had that beautiful smile. Miss you Sherry Will always remember you.
 

Janet Elaine Bushon

- - 2006

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From Cynthia McNees on December 4th, 2011
What wonderful years we spent in high school -- and many years at the pool at Oglebay.  A beautiful person -- inside and out.
 

Anita Joyce Tysko

- - 1994

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From Jo Tysko Smith on March 6th, 2012
To my big sister nita, 
  you were a great sister to me and a great aunt to marisa and a great teacher.
marisa has become a great teacher because  you were such a great role model for her.
 we all miss and love you so much.
i hope you and dad are enjoying mom being up there with you in heaven. i miss her terribly.
Love,
Jo  3/6/12
 
From marilee "tysko" sheridan on March 6th, 2012
I agree with all of JoAnne's comments.  Now also having Aunt Josephine up there with everyone I know you are having a blast and waiting for us to join you.  Missing you all every day!!!
 
From Babs Keefer on March 7th, 2012
Anita was lots of fun in high school..  I remember her well.  

She taught French and Art at Bellaire High and traveled to France many times with her students.  Sadly she passed away at age 45 in 1994.
 
From Wendy Patrone-Mentzer on February 7th, 2013
Happy Birthday, Mademoiselle. 
 

Barbara Ann Amend

- - 1974

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Ralph Fette

- - 1965

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From Babs Keefer on November 22nd, 2011
Gone to soon.... He was such a laugh in Algebra class.  What a great sense of humor.
 
From David Estep on February 13th, 2012
What you may have accomplished we will never know. I do know that you were a good friend.
 

Elaine Staats

- - 1964

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Diane Marie Vercelotti

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From Cynthia McNees on December 10th, 2011
Diane lived around the corner from Janet Bushon.  She was friends with my step-sister Janet Becker and was so smart.  I was always in awe of her knowlege.
 

William Fulton Ratcliffe

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Linda Lee Wallace

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From Tom Lane on February 25th, 2013
Linda, we were good friends and co-workers.  I am so sorry to see you on this page.  Hope to see you again when my train comes and I'm holding the ticket.  Rest In Peace Kiddo.
 
Tom
 

Linda Dianne Sims

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From Carol Taylor on August 7th, 2016
To my gym partner Linda, you were a fabulous athlete and friend You ran quiet and deep and I so respected you for that. I hope the people who love you know whAt a substantial person you were. fondly Carol Taylor
 

Susan Toni Cattano

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From Kathy (McCluskey) O'Leary on January 4th, 2012
From 1st grade on, Sue was my BEST friend, and we always kept in touch.  She was such an intelligent woman, and lived a life of adventure ! The travels and places she saw were awesome. I miss her daily - and she will always be in my heart. 
 
From Karen Montgomery on March 24th, 2012

I remembering spending a lot of time with Susan.  I remember going to her house.  Her parents and sister were great.  I remember that her father had a store in downtown Wheeling.

Susan lived in SF and we got together for lunch when I was working downtown SF.  I did not hear from her and then I heard of her death.  I was really shocked.  I miss her.

 
From Lee Frizzell on June 13th, 2017
Susan lived on lower Maple, and I would pass her house every day for eight years on my way to Woodsdale.  I always think of her as a very sweet and bright girl.  Like so many, she left us too soon.
 
 

Harold Jacob Stein

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Helen Marie Nash

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Kathryn Margaret (Kitty) Nolan

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Clark Thonen Kelly

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From Barbara Keefer on May 23rd, 2016
I loved Clark's great sense of humor.  We were in the same home room all through high school...  He was a special guy and very talented...
 

James Lewis Waitts

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From frank woj on December 15th, 2012
i worked with jimmy at figarrettis resturant, was built like a mack truck big arm but such a nice person. died in car wreck on river road back in 1977. rest in peace james
 
From Tom Lane on February 25th, 2013
Jimmy, I hated it when I heard of your passing.  I'll never forget you defending me and my actions to Mr. Shinsky when I got into the fight in the cafeteria.  You were a good buddy and a good man.  See you again!
 
Tom
 
From Hallett Jeb on July 3rd, 2017
I have told this story many times: When I tried out for the track team, Coach Shinsky asked me to race Jimmy in the 100-yard dash. All that I saw in that 100 yards was his ass in front of me. He was the fastest by far.
Some time afterward, a man who became a US Congresman, and was on the track team, dissed me in the locker room. Jimmy spoke up for me in my absence. I subsequently beat the now Congressman for Triadelphia Student Body President.
 
 

Karen Sue Baron


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Pauline Fay Riggle

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Joseph Scott Laing

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From Lee Frizzell on November 19th, 2011
Who could ever forget Joe's rousing rendition of "Louie, Louie?"  I'm still not sure what the lyrics are, but I think some of the teachers were not thrilled by what they think they heard.  Joe was such fun.  It is still hard to imagine that we will never see him at a gathering again. 
 
From Tom Lane on February 25th, 2013
AIRBORNE SIR!  "Surrounded?  We're Paratroopers, we're supposed to be surrounded."  See you on the Fiddlers Green.  Airborne! and Air Cav!
 
Tom
 

James Franklin Bycott

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From Lee Frizzell on November 19th, 2011
JIm was a quiet, gentle guy with a great sense of humor.  Like all of our classmates in this section, he died far too young.  I was looking forward to one day seeing him at a reunion, and the news of his death at the 40th, along with so many others was gut-wrenching.  Rest in peace, Jim   
 
From Don Deininger on November 13th, 2014
Jim was my best friend beginning in 2nd grade in Lyndhurst, OH. We attended the same classes, church, and were Cub Scouts pack together. We collected fossils, raised tropical fish and reptiles, and shared many meals between our families. Though we later moved to other parts of the country, we remained good friends, and was in his wedding party. I would remind Jim that while I stayed true to our childhood passion and became a geologist, he sold out and became a lawyer. My whole life was influenced by Jim, and he will always be in my thoughts. 
 
From Carol Taylor on August 7th, 2016
Jim, what a shock. 
You were such a genuine, unassuming person with such a wonderfully subtle sense of humor. The world is lessened by your a sense. Fondly, Carol Taylor