Gracie Anza Ober
Gracie Anza Ober, age 54, of Durbin, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Clarksburg.
Mrs. Ober was a Vietnam Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Born June 14, 1945, in Pocahontas County, she was the daughter of the late Morgan L. and Altha E. Hoover Rexrode.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Rexrode, and two sisters, Geneva Slaven and Goldie Currence.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer Ober, of Durbin; four sisters, Glendora Wilson, of Broadway, Virginia, Georgia Pipesh, of Baltimore, Maryland, Glema Demacio, of Aulander, North Carolina, and Geraldine O'Neal, of Jacksonville, Florida; and four brothers, Maynard Hoover, of Petersburg, Virginia, Gilbert Rexrode, of Kingsport, Tennessee, Gary Rexrode, of Baltimore, Maryland, and Gerald Rexrode, of Thomasville, North Carolina.
Services were held Friday afternoon at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial followed in the Gum Cemetery on Back Mountain with military graveside rites conducted by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps.
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Shirley Diane Underwood
Shirley Diane Underwood, age 43, of Huntersville, died February 20, 2000, in Mineral Wells at the home of her sister.
She worked for twenty years for Hanover Shoe before being disabled. She was a member of Cummings Creek Victory Chapel.
Born at Parkersburg October 5, 1956, she was the daughter of Mamie R. Allman, of Parkersburg, and the late George L. Cooper.
Surviving her in addition to her mother are her husband, Dexter Allen Underwood; a son, Jessie Dexter Underwood; a sister, Ruth Adkins, of Parkersburg; and three brothers, Ted Allman, Delbert Cooper, and George Cooper, Jr., all of Parkersburg.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Cummings Creek Victory Chapel by the Rev. Jerry Moore, with burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Robert Lee Baxter
Robert Lee Baxter, age 82, formerly of Marlinton, died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, in Hopemont Hospital after many years' illness.
He was a former manager of Marlinton Ford Garage.
The son of the late James L. and Lola Buzzard Baxter, he was born March 6, 1917, in Marlinton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Fred "Ted" Baxter and Ralph Baxter, and a sister, Mary Baxter Cunningham.
Survivors include a son, Robert William Baxter, of Hillsboro, and one grandchild.
Services were held Sunday afternoon at VanReenen Funeral Home by Earl D. Michael. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Ella Mae Shields Simonds
Ella Mae Simonds, age 61, of Grand Lake, Colorado, died February 12, 2000, at her home from heart failure.
She was born at Stony Bottom, the daughter of Lewis and Gennevie Shinaberry Shields.
She married Allen Simonds December 15, 1956, in Washington, D. C. From there they moved to the State of Washington, and in 1965 they moved to Grand Lake.
Surviving her are her husband; two daughters, Shawn Bruton, of Grand Lake, and Krista DeGrott, of Clay Center, Nebraska; two sisters, Eleanor Waggoner, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Leota Abdella, of Marlinton; three brothers, James Shields, of Jarrettsville, Maryland, Hamilton Shields, of Lewisburg, and Dwight Shields, of Parma, Ohio; two granddaughters and one grandson.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Austin Simonds, her parents, and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 18, at Rocky Mountain Bible Chapel near Grand Lake. Burial was at Fort Collins, Colorado, on February 19 at Grand View Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to Rocky Mountain Bible Chapel, Grand Lake, Colorado.
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Muriel Ann Bates Sharp
Muriel Ann Sharp, age 68, of South Point, Ohio, died February 18, 2000, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.
She was born in Marietta, Ohio, the daughter of O. H. and Nellie Mae Bates.
Ann was retired from K-Mart Corporation. She was a member of the South Point, Ohio, Church of Christ, where she was a former Sunday School teacher. She was active in and past president of the Stepping Stones Organization of Ohio Valley College and a former 4-H club leader.
Survivors include her husband, Lew Warrick Sharp; three sons, Roger, Rick and Randy; two daughters, Robin and Rebecca; two sisters and a brother; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held February 21 at Schneider-Slack Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Ohio, with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point.
Memorial donations may be made to the Stepping Stones Organization of Ohio Valley College in Marietta, Ohio.
Ann was the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Ora Sharp, Brownsburg Road, Marlinton.