Irene "Reeny" Kisner, age 74, of Durbin, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Mrs. Kisner and her husband were owners and operators of the Pocahontas Motel. She was a member of Durbin United Methodist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Durbin American Legion Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death were two sisters, Charlotte Ann Jones and Harriet D. Lynn Jones, and a brother, Harold Jones.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd "Dabney" Kisner; two sisters, Katie Calain and Carol Erickson, both of Elkins; and three brothers, Thomas Jones, of Seattle, Washington, Robert Jones, of Tallahassee, Florida, and William Jones, of Ocala, Florida.
Services were held Wednesday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel in Arbovale by the Rev. David Fuller. Burial was in the Arbovale Cemetery.
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Sondra Sue Sprouse
Sondra Sue Sprouse, age 59, of Marlinton, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at her home on Beaver Creek.
She was a member of Cummings Creek Victory Chapel and Victory Circle.
Born at Slaty Fork August 9, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Marjorie Slayton Simmons.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Brownie Sprouse; two sisters, Edna Brophy and Ruby Simmons, and two brothers, Hermon and Stanley Simmons.
Surviving is her sister, Helen Barbaro, of Olean, New York.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Cummings Creek Church by the Rev. Norman Alderman, with burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Henry A. Shinaberry
Henry A. Shinaberry, age 74, of Durbin, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, at Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins.
Mr. Shinaberry was a foreman with Howes Leather Company and a farmer. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Moose Lodge in Durbin.
He was born April 18, 1925, in Minnehaha Springs, a son of the late Page A. and Leona Burner Shinaberry.
A brother, Melvin Shinaberry, is deceased.
Surviving him are his wife, Melvina Sheets Shinaberry; two daughters, Henrietta Reigel, of Arbovale, and Myra Jean Taylor, of Durbin; two sons, Howard Shinaberry, of Durbin, and Daryl Shinaberry, of Green Bank; two sisters, Grace, of Baltimore, and a half-sister, Lucille Robinson, of Vienna; a brother, Edward Meeks, of Columbus, Ohio; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday afternoon at Bethel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Roland Armstrong, with burial in Bethel Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel Church Cemetery Fund, HCR 89, Box 5, Durbin.
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Willie "Bill" Vandevander, age 85, of Cherry Grove, died Friday, May 21, 1999, at his home.
He was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and a logger. He was a member of Big Run Presbyterian Church, which he helped construct in 1954, and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Born April 6, 1914, at Cherry Grove, he was the son of Sylvester Ween and Lena Tingler Vandevander.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Charlie, in 1996, and Jeffie, in 1986; four brothers, Charlie Tingler, Adam, Joseph and Virgil Vandevander; and two sisters, Mary Dessie Vandevander and Belva Bennett.
Survivors include his wife, Grethal Lambert Vandevander, a resident of Nella's Nursing Home, Crystal Springs; five daughters, Lena Mae Hiett, of Falling Waters, Minnie Pearl Bennett and Cindy Sue Jarvis, both of Elkins, Bonnie Lou Mick, of Cherry Grove, and Myrtle Lee Jones, of Durbin; four sons, Willis Vandevander, of Brandywine, Golden Vandevander, of Elkins, Allen Vandevander, of Whitmer, and Curtis Vandevander, of Bloomville, Ohio two sisters, Betty Bennett, of Riverton, and Sylvia Mae Thompson, of Cherry Grove; forty-two grandchildren, fifty-one great-grandchildren, and thirty-three great-great-grand-children.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at Big Run Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Judith Weger and the Rev. Stanley Kile, with burial in the Arbogast Cemetery at Cherry Grove.
Memorial gifts may be made to Grant Memorial Hospital, Hospice Unit, Petersburg, West Virginia.
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Helen Louise Felton, age 57, of Route 2, Elkins, died Friday, May 21, 1999, in Davis Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Felton was formerly employed by Allegheny Lumber Company, Bata Shoe Company, The Inter-Mountain, and Elkins Industries until becoming disabled and retiring in 1981. She was a former member of the Echo CB Club where she went by the handle of "Sunshine," and was a former member of Elkins Moose Lodge No. 375. She was a Methodist.
Born November 6, 1941, at Monterville, she was the daughter of the late Emil Ludwig and Louise Ilene Gibson Coprio.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Lee Messer; two brothers, James and Edwin Chandler; and one grandson.
Surviving her are two daughters, Michelle M. "Micky" Dadisman and Donna Corley, both of Elkins; two sons, Rusty J. Felton, of Marlinton, and Curt M. Felton, of Slaty Fork; two sisters, Drexie Nations, Washington, and Marie Elaine Luckhardt, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; three brothers, John Coprio, Point Mountain, David "Bud" Chandler, Illinois, and Daniel Casto, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at F. E. Funner Funeral Home in Elkins by Sam Felton and Kenny Dadisman. Burial was at the Pickens Cemetery in Pickens.
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Dallas E. Beverage
Dallas Edward Beverage, 34, of Buckeye, died May 25, 1999, at home following a long illness.
He was born in Marlinton on August 29, 1964, the son of David W. and Evelyn Watson Beverage.
In addition to his parents, survivors include one brother, David W. Beverage, Jr., of Buckeye; five sisters, Rose A. Birchfield, of Hillsboro, Joan A. Watson, of Pontiac, Michigan, Shirley M. Johnson, of Dale City, Virginia, Sharon E. Loudermilk, of Hillsboro, and his twin sister, Dorothy E. Phillips, of Marlinton.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the VanReenan Funeral Home with the Rev. I. W. Morgan officiating. Burial will be on the Beverage farm.