Marilyn L. Lambert
Marilyn L. Lambert, 63, of Painesville, Ohio, died February 6, 1999, at the Cleveland Clinic.
She was born on December 28, 1935, in Bartow, daughter of Chessa Gum, of Leroy, Ohio, and the late Dale Gum.
Mrs. Lambert was a school bus driver for the Painesville Township School System and was formerly employed in the Twisting Depart- ment of I.R.C. Fibers Corporation in Painesville.
In addition to her mother, survivors include a son, Lannes Lambert, of Painesville; a daughter, Beth Woodall, of Wilmington, Delaware; two brothers, Robert Gum, of Tenino, Washington, and Donald Gum, of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister, Becky McKnight, of Leroy; and three grandchildren.
Services were held on February 10 at the Spear-Mulqueeny Funeral Home in Painesville with burial in the Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Northern Ohio Chapter, 20525 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.
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Lamax I. Fitzgerald
Lamax Irene Fitzgerald, age 75, of Berlin, Maryland, died February 24, 1999, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
Born in Marlinton, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Evans and Mary McCormick Evans.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Lee Fitzgerald; three daughters, Shirley K. Warren, of Berlin, Sandra F. Esworthy, of Union Bridge, Maryland, and Patricia F. Muller, of Elkton, Maryland; 6 grandchildren; and 2 step-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by a son, Emmett Lee Fitzgerald, who died in 1997, and a brother, William Evans.
Mrs. Fitzgerald had been co-owner with her husband of B&F Bikes in Ocean City for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean City and a member of the Sinepuxent American Legion Post #166 Ladies Auxiliary in Ocean City.
Service was held Saturday at First Presbyterian Church by Rev. John Gilmore. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park in Berlin.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 407 Central Ave. Reisterstown, Maryland 21136 or to the Ocean City Paramedics, P.O. Box 2338 Ocean City, Maryland 21843.
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Jesse B. Tracy
Jesse B. Tracy, age 72, of Meadville, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, February 27, 1999, at Meadville Medical Center.
Born April 10, 1926, at Arbovale, he was the son of the late Brambel P. and Verna A. Fultz Tracy.
On December 23, 1949, he married Norma E. Kiser.
He was employed by Abex for 38 years. Following retirement he worked part-time for US Bronze for several years. He was of the Protestant Faith.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, he is survived by a daughter, Linda M. Morris, of Little Cooley; a son, William P. Tracy, of Venango; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Keith Tracy, of Princeton; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Stanley Tracy.
Services were held Tuesday at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home, Inc. Burial followed in Saegertown Cemetery Hayfield Twp., Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 18320 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 16335.
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Alma F. Shinaberry
Alma F. Shinaberry, 88, of Sandy, Utah, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at the WVU Medical Center after a long illness.
Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale, is in charge of arranagements.
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Steryl L. Brown
Steryl L. Brown, age 79, of Richwood, died February 26, 1999, in Memorial Division, Charleston Area Medical Center, after a short illness.
He was a former auditor for Pittston Coal Company, Fenwick, a member of Richwood First United Methodist Church and the Richwood Lions Club, a graduate of Green Bank High School and Glenville State College, and was a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps during World War II.
Born at Arbovale November 30, 1919, he was the son of the late Tilden L. and Mamie Orndorff Brown.
A brother, William L. Brown, also preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Nora Pauline Brown; sons, Scott Brown, of Fenwick, Douglas M. Brown, of Galena, Maryland; sisters, Mary Mildred Gum, of Leesburg, Virginia, and Louise Butcher, of Green Bank and Florida; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Sunday at Richwood First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jay VanReenen and the Rev. Eugene Losh.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richwood Public Library, Richwood, WV 26221.
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E. D. Strickler
The Honorable E. D. Strickler, age 74, of Richwood, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, at home after an extended illness.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran and taught mathematics at Hillsboro High School before getting his law degree from West Virginia University, College of Law, in 1953. He practiced in Richwood, was Prosecuting Attorney for Nicholas County, and then served as Circuit Court Judge of the 28th Judicial Circuit of West Virginia in Summersville for 21 years.
He was a Master Mason in Richwood Lodge No. 122 and was elected Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia in 1974. He was a 33rd Degree Mason. In 1983 he was Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Supreme Council for West Virginia in Scottish Rite Masonry.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Blake Strickler; a daughter, Denise Burhans, of San Diego, California; a son, E. D. Strickler, of Charlotte, North Carolina; a brother, Cecil Strickler, of Barberton, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Wednesday, February 14, in First United Methodist Church, Richwood, by the Rev. Jay VanReenen, with burial in Mountain View Memorial Park in Richwood.
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William L. Begley
William L. Begley, age 88, of Oak Hill, formerly of Winchester, Virginia, died February 21, 1999, in Plateau Medical Center after a short illness.
He was a retired lumberman and lived at Cass at one time. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 124, Cass.
Surviving him are four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, by the Rev. James Sheppard, with graveside services at Shenandoah Memorial Park Mausoleum, Winchester, with Masonic rites.
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Ruth Moore Speck
Ruth Moore Speck, age 61, of Alexandria, Virginia, died February 4, 1999.
She was born May 17, 1937, in Marlinton, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Nila Gladys McMillion Moore, of Hillsboro. She attended Hillsboro High School where she graduated in 1955. She attended West Virginia University and in 1956, she moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where she began work for the Robinson Terminal company. Later she began working in the airline industry as a reservation agent for Capital Airlines, and then later, American Airlines. After several years with American, she went to work for the Air Transport Association, later known as SATO, where she resigned in 1990. In 1992, she started her own successful transportation company, RUTHERN.
Survivors include a brother, James Moore, of Gaithersburg, Maryland; a sister, Wilma Moore Thomas, of Marion, Virginia; and a stepson, Ernest Speck, Jr., of Huber Heights, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Speck, Sr., in 1995.
A grave site service, conducted by Reverend Roy Gwinn, pastor of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, was held on February 8, at the Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.
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Evelyn P. Higgins
Evelyn Pearl Higgins, age 85, of Glendale, Arizona, formerly of Marlinton, died February 25, 1999, in Glendale.
Mrs. Higgins was a native of Pocahontas, born at Dunmore August 20, 1913, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Fertig.
She was a former nutritionist and a member of the Marlinton United Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Guy H. Higgins, on December 10, 1982, and three brothers, Gaye Fertig, Carl Fertig, and Earl Fertig.
Mrs. Higgins has one son, Lewis G. Higgins, of Palm Coast, Florida, two grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday night at VanReenen Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 8:30 Thursday morning in Mountain View Cemetery by the Rev. Dennis Mehaffie.