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Miscellaneous Garrett County Obituraries


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Bayard C. RAILEY, died Thursday, April 30th, at his home in McHenry. Death was very sudden. He was unmarried and was a brother of Slick RAILEY. Mr. RAILEY was aged 58 years, 3 months and 8 days.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock with Rev. Clarence FRAKER officiating. Interment was in the Thayerville cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: May 2, 1936) cs

December 24, 1936
Jefferson L. RALSTON was found dead in his bed at the Bishoff House last Friday morning. A well-known commercial traveler, death was attributed to natural causes.
Surviving are three sons: Emory RALSTON, New York; William RALSTON, Swanton and Jesse RALSTON, and two daughters: Mrs. Frank YOURISON, Pittsburgh and Thelma, who is married and residing in Philadelphia. Mr. RALSTON was a brother of Rev. Samuel RALSTON. United Brethren Church, Windber, PA.; George RALSTON, Detroit; Mrs. H. R. SHANK, Swanton; Mrs. Blanche MEYERS, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Al SWIFT, Johnstown, PA. and Mrs. Maud STRIPE, Akron, Ohio. mb

Mary Eloise RATLIFF, 60, Oakland, formerly of Moorefield, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1995, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. Born May 2, 1935, in Moorefield, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Myrtle (GROVE) ROBINETTE. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. RATLIFF, in October 1974. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are three sons, Chris E. RATLIFF, Douglas E. RATLIFF, and Carl David RATLIFF, all of Oakland; two sisters, Mildred R. VETTER, Oakland and Emogene KITE, Fairfax, Va.; and five grandchildren. Friends were received at Farley Funeral Home, Moorefield, where a service was conducted Sunday, Oct. 22. bt

CARLTON DENNIS REALL, 41, died Wednesday morning, December 16 at his home in Gorman, where he has resided since January. Prior to that he spent nine years in the Army, having enlisted in 1944. Most of his tenure of service was spent in Japan and Korea.
He was a son of the late HARRY M REALL and BESSIE (HUTTON) REALL and was born at Mt Storm W. VA.
Besides his mother, he is survived by six brothers and sisters: DOYLE REALL, Cleveland, Ohio, T/SGT HOBERT REALL, Army Air Force in England, MISS HAZEL REALL, MISS BETTY LOU REALL and MRS MARY JANE ANTHONY, Gormania and MRS MARYLIN PAWELCZYK, Baltimore.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist church in Gorman at 2 pm Saturday with interment in the Pope cemetery. Ag

CHARLES WALTER REAM, 56, prominent in business and fraternal circles in this county, died about 8:30 o'clock Monday evening at his home in Crellin, following an extended illness of several years. For the past several months MR REAM was confined to bed during which period he suffered several heart attacks which weakened him and was the ultimate result of his demise.
MR REAM was born in Mt Lake Park on September 13, 1882, a son of RICHARD and the late CATHERINE WEISS REAM. For a number of years he was engaged in the lumber business, being associated as superintendent for the Kendall Lumber Company whose operations years ago, and later became engaged in developing and mining coal properties near Crellin and in W.VA.
He was well known throughout Maryland and W.VA in coal mining circles and at the time of his death he was a member of the Bituminous Coal Commission of W.VA district No. 3 first vice president of the Preston County Mining Institute and president of the Stanley Coal Company, which he actively directed until stricken a few months ago.
MR REAM was married twice, first to MISS IDA M LEE who died in 1925 and to MISS ROSALIE CLICK, principal of the Oakland Elementary School, who survives as also do four children by his first marriage, HAROLD, ERVAL and ALVIN, all of Crellin and MRS HARVEY MUSSARD, of Oakland. In addition, he is survived by his father, RICHARD REAM, of Mt Lake Park and GEORGE of Indiana, PA MRS ALBERT BIGGS, Mt Lake Park, MRS FRANK GORTNER of Mason ILL.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Union Church in Crellin with the REV ROY SHAFFER, Clarksburg W.VA., officiating, assisted by the REV E.A. CRITES, pastor of the United Brethren Church of which faith he was a member since early childhood. Interment will be in the Oakland cemetery with the Knights of Pythias Lodge in charge.
Active pallbearers will be business associates and honorary members of the Oakland Rotary Club, DOUGLAS GORMAN, JOHN J RUTLEDGE, WALTER N KIRKMAN, DR W.W. WILLIAMS, DR W.A.GRACIE, DR A.H.HAWKINS, DR JOHN E LEGGE, P.J.CROGAN, JUDGE A.G.HUGHES and directors of the Garrett National Bank. Ag

Jul 14, 1938
MRS ELSIE REAM, 68, wife of WILLIAM A REAM, died at her home near Swallow Falls yesterday. She is survived by her husband, two children. BERT and MRS CATHERINE SINES AND four sisters. MRS IDA MARKLEY, Hutton: MRS ELIZABETH TEETS, Cranesville, W.VA. MRS S MARKLEY and MRS LAURA LEIGHTON, Oakland. Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) and burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Ag

Mrs. Arminta (BRENNEMAN) RECKNER passed away at Confluence, Pa., on Wednesday, March 24th, after a long illness. She was 69 years, 5 months and 27 days old at the time of her demise. Mrs. RECKNER was a daughter of the late Joel and Catherine BRENNEMAN, early residents of Garrett County, and lived in the community, near Bittinger section, until several years ago. Many years ago she was married to Charles RECKNER and eight daughters were born of the union. One daughter preceded her in death twenty-four years ago. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, the following daughters; Mrs. C.C. SHAW and Mrs. Clyde BOWLIN, of Confluence, Pa., Mrs. William SCHAEFER, of Grantsville, Mrs. Kimmel SILBAUGH, of Ohiopyle, Pa., Mrs. Dewey SLUSS, of Baltimore, Mary and Hazel RECKNER at home, and one foster son, Edward MCCRAKEN, of New Jersey. Also surviving are two sisters, four brothers, twenty-two grandchildren and a host of friends. While Mrs. RECKNER had not made her home here for several years, the many friends she made, both in this and adjoining communities, during her residence here recall fond memories of her friendship and regret to learn of her passing. Mrs. Arminta RECKNER united with the Lutheran Church at Bittinger at the early age of 15 years. On May 21st, 1933, however, she joined the Methodist church at Johnson Chapel, near Confluence, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Johnson Chapel Methodist Church on Saturday, March 27th, at 2:30, with Charles Humbert in charge of arrangements, and the body was laid to rest in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Her foster son and five of her nephews acted as pallbearers.
Handwritten date; Apr. 29, 1937 bt

Feb 14, 1942
MRS BARBARA ELLEN KNOTTS REED, 76, wife of JAMES A REED, died at her home near Glendale Bridge yesterday morning about four o'clock. She was married twice. She is survived by her husband, three sons, EMERSON KNOTTS, Deer Park; HARVEY KNOTTS; Accident; and WALTER KNOTTS, address unknown; two daughters, MRS KATIE FRIEND, near Glendale and MRS MINNIE KNOTTS, near Oakland. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2pm from the Glendale church with REV RAY KINSINGER of Grantsville, officiating. Ag

May 4, 1939
L.T.J. REED of near Red House this county died at his home Saturday following a long illness which kept him confined for the past several months. He was aged 72 years. He was born in Phillipi W.VA, in 1866 and has been a resident of Garret County for nearly fifty years. He married MISS ALMEDA GAUER forty-two years ago. He is survived by his widow; two brothers. G.M. REED and W.J. REED of Rosemont W. VA and HARRY FRIEND, whom he took to raise. He was a member of St Johns Lutheran Church. Red House. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the church with REV DR A.B. LEAMER, of St Marks Lutheran Church, Oakland officiating assisted by the REV EZRA FIKE. Interment was in the church cemetery. Ag

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Virginia REEDY, 71, wife of Charles REEDY, of Chaplin,
W. Va., were conducted Monday, and interment was made in Chaplin.
Besides her husband she leaves the following children, born of her first marriage to Bruce WHIRLE: John WHIRLE, of Morgantown; and Charles WHIRLE, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and three sisters; Mrs. Flora McSHANE, of Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. Blanche LOAR, of Keyser, W. Va.; Mrs. Rebecca McCROBIE, of Baltimore, Md., and two brothers, John and Ellis McCROBIE, of Kilmonte, Va.
(handwritten on obit: Jan. 16, 1936) cs

Jun 11, 1942
SIMON RESH 87, well known farmer died at his home near Jennings, early Monday morning, after a long illness. MR RESH was born August 24, 1858, at Greenville, PA and has been a resident of Garrett county for 80 years. His wife was the former MISS HARRIETT WILEY, who with nine children survive; HOWARD, LERSEY, HARVEY and PAUL RESH of Canton and AKRON, O.,JERVIS, ARTHUR, JOSEPH and MRS STEWART STAHL, Jennings, MRS ELWOOD GLOTFELTY, Bittinger. Funeral services were held from the Jennings Lutheran Church. Wednesday morning with REV A.C. CURRAN pastor, officiating. Ag

Apr 13, 1939
JAMES DOUGLAS RHODES, 77, retired farmer of Swanton, who had been residing at the home of his brother, BRADLEY W RHODES, at Deer park, dropped dead Friday afternoon at Chadderton's Mill.
Surviving are a daughter; MRS JOSEPHINE WINTERS, Swanton: four brothers. BRADLEY RHODES, STEVEN RHODES, Swanton; CLAY RHODES, Cumberland: Three sisters, MRS EVA SMAIL, Youngstown, Ohio; MRS ANNA STERRINGER, Parsons, W.VA. and MRS MOLLY PASE, Thomas W.VA.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the North Glade church by the REV C.W. FRAKER. Interment was in Fitzswater Cemetery. Ag

May 7, 1936
Mr. and Mrs. Michael RICE
The bodies of Michael RICE, 67, and his wife, Gertrude, 72, who died within 3 hours of each other at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Harry G. SPONANGLE (SPONAUGLE), Delaware Avenue, Elkins, W. VA. were brought to Oakland for burial Saturday. Mr. Rice, who recently had lived with his daughter, Mrs. O. R. MILLER, Cowen, W. VA. went to Elkins to visit his wife when suddenly stricken on the street. Mrs. RICE had been in ill health for several years. Surviving are the following: two daughters, Mrs. Harry G. SPONANGLE, Elkins, W. VA. and Mrs. O. R. MILLER, Cowen, W. VA.; a son, Lawrence, Elkins, W. VA. Mrs. RICE was a sister of William McROBIE, Mountain Lake Park.
Mr. Rice leaves two brothers, Lawrence, Baltimore and William, Oakland and a sister, Mrs. Mary CROMWELL, Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. RICE were former residents of Oakland. Mb ag

Oct 27, 1938
Funeral rites for the late REV. DR T.D.RICHARDS, a retired cleric of the Presbyterian Church, who died last Thursday at his home in Cumberland, at the age of 81, and who was a summer resident of Mt Lake Park for many years were held Saturday.
DR RICHARDS has been ill for two years or more and was unable to occupy his cottage at the "Park" during that period because of his physical condition.
He was a native of Buck Valley, PA, a son of the late JOHN T and MARTHA M RICHARDS. Previous to studying for the ministry, he taught school for several years at Catalpa, a few miles west of Hancock. A graduate of Wooster University and Princeton Seminary he became pastor of the Neelsville Presbyterian Church, near Gaithersburg, MD where he remained for thirty years and was his only charge.
DR RICHARDS had much to do with the early development of Mt Lake Park as one of the directors of the Mountain Lake Park Association. It was just two years ago. August 31st, 1936 -- that DR AND MRS RICHARDS celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their cottage at the "Park".
He is survived by his widow and two sons, THOMAS LOHR RICHARDS and WILLIAM CARL RICHARDS, both members of the Allegany County Bar. A third son DR DAVIS NEEPER RICHARDS, who was a 1st Lieutentant in the Medical Corps, died Oct 12, 1918, the day his unit sailed for France. He was superintendent of the Montreal Maternity Hospital.
DR RICHARDS was laid to rest at Warfordsburg, PA near Hancock, MD where his son was also buried. Ag

May 13, 1937
ANNA BELLE WOLFE RILEY born February 25, 1856, died April 29, 1937, was age 81 years, 2 months and 4 days. She was united to the Brethren Church, January 5, 1887 by BROTHER DIGMAN at Pine Grove. She was united in marriage to JAMES RILEY, January 16, 1875, to which union eight children were born, three boys and five girls.
She leaves surviving her husband three sisters, MINNIE BURCH, JENNIE COPMAN, and SADIE METZLER, and two brothers DANIEL and AMOS WOLFE all of whom are living. Three sisters preceded her in death. MARY FORMAN, BERTHENIE WILBUR and EMMA LISTON.
Children surviving her are AMOS RILEY, Lake Lynn, PA, EMMA BURKE, Uniontown, PA, MARGARET UPHOLD, BLANCHE SISLER, and VERNA SISLER of Friendsville, MD. Three children preceded her in death, CHARLES RILEY, WILLIAM RILEY and GRACE RILEY. 24 grandchildren and twenty one great-grand children.
Funeral services were held at the Laurel Run Church, REV GEORGE VAN SICKLE officiating. Interment was made at the Johnson cemetery.

April 23, 1936
Charles William RILEY
Charles William RILEY, age six weeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper W. RILEY, died at the home of his parents in Pleasant Valley, Monday April 20th.
Funeral services were conducted from the home with Rev. I. S. MIDDAUGH officiating. Interment in the White Church Cemetery. Surviving are his parents and six brothers and sisters. Mb

Nina Olive RILEY, 96, Oakland, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 1995, at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland. Born Jan.16, 1899, in Swanton, she was the daughter of the late Charles O'Brien and Melissa (GLOVER) O'BRIEN. She was also preceded in death by her husband Jasper W. RILEY, in 1992. She is survived by four daughters: Nellie FLETCHER; Beltsville, Evelyn MARTIN and Arletta BITTINGER, both of Oakland; and Betty CUDDY, Washington, D.C.; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great and great great-grandchildren. At her request, she has been cremated. A memorial service will be at a place and time to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Durst Funeral Home, Oakland. The family requests memorials be directed to the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad or the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department. Bt

April 23, 1936
William G. RILEY, 75, of near White Church, this county, died this morning at his home, following a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon from the White Church at 1:30 o'clock. Cb

Jun 11, 1942
ALFRED RINGER, 84, well known farmer, died suddenly at his home Saturday night. He had been in ill health for a number of years. MR RINGER was the son of the late MICHAEL RINGER and MARGARET SHOEMAKER RINGER.
Funeral services were conducted at his home Tuesday. Ag

Ruby FIKE RODEHEAVER, age 22 years 3 months and 11 days, died at the Uniontown Hospital on Wednesday morning, October 24, 1934, where she was admitted on Friday, October 19, 1934. Mrs. RODEHEAVER was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Milton FIKE of Garrett County, and was born near Friendsville, on July 13, 1912. She was graduated from the Friendsville High School in 1928 and from the Frostburg State Normal in 1930. She taught four years in the Garrett County public schools. She was married to Ray RODEHEAVER of Hazleton, W. VA. on February 4, 1933. Survivors beside her husband include: her father and mother, three sisters, Mrs. Freeman BOWSER of Accident, and Beulah and Bernice at home, and one brother, Glenn. Funeral services were conducted at the Mountain Dale Church on Friday, October 26th by the Rev. Geo. VAN SICKLE, assisted by Rev. W. E. VAN SICKLE, Interment was made in the Blooming Rose Cemetery. Mb

Aug 1949
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2:30 for SAMUEL RODEHEAVER, 82, who died at the home of his son, LONNIE RODEHEAVER, on Route 219 near Sand Flat on Wednesday morning. Death occurred as the result of a heart attack while he was taking milk to the highway to be loaded on a truck.
He was the son of the late SAMUEL and MARY ANN RODEHEAVER and was born in Garrett County March 3, 1867.
He was married to ELVIRA CROSS in 1887 and to this union three children were born. Surviving are MRS HARRY PAUGH, Oakland and LONNIE RODEHEAVER, Sand Flat: three grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother PATRICK RODEHEAVER and a sister, MRS EMMA MILLS, Oakland.
MR RHODEHEAVER was engaged in farming. He was a member of Paradise U.B.Church from which place funeral services were held in charge of the REV GEORGE W SIMPSON. Interment was in the Rodeheaver Cemetery near Sand Flat. Ag

Jun 30, 1938
MRS KITTIE B SMITH ROSAMOND passed away at the home of her daughter, MRS BURT KING of 3517 Bryn Mawr, Dallas, TX. on June 21st 1938.
MRS ROSAMOND was formerly MISS KITTIE B SMITH adopted daughter of MR and MRS LEVI HEWITT of Loch Lynn Heights, MD. She was united in marriage of number of years ago to MR BUD ARNOLD of Gortner, MD., residing at that place a few years, and then going to Denver CO. for the health of MR ARNOLD. MR ARNOLD passed away shortly after arriving at Denver and MRS ARNOLD and her two children, RAYMOND and GOLDIE returned to Garrett County where they made their home for a short while. They then went to Texas where several years later MRS ARNOLD was united in marriage to MR W.J. HENDRICKSON. To this marriage one daughter was born. MARY MARGARET. Several years later her only son, RAYMOND ARNOLD passed away in Texas. Later she married W.J.ROSAMOND and was known as KITTIE B ROSAMOND.
She leaves to mourn her death two daughters, MRS MARY MARGARET HENDRICKSON ADAMS of New Mexico and a foster brother, LESTER YUTZY, of Crellin, MD. MRS ROSAMONDS' only brother MR JOHN SMITH died several years ago in Texas. Ag

Catherine Anna ROSS
Mrs. ROSS slept away peacefully, Friday morning at 12:30 o'clock, Sept. 27th, 1935. She was almost 81 years old, being born Oct., 188, 1854. [date as printed in newspaper]
At the age of 17 she (then Miss UMBLE) married James ROSS, of Midland, Md. They had eleven children, of whom five are still living.
One brother, Harvey UMBLE, of Umble and two sisters, also remain. There are eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. ROSS was for many years an active member of the Methodist Church of Midland.
Services were held in the M. E. Church at Midland, and interment at Vale Summit Cemetery.
(handwritten on obit: Oct. 3, 1935) CS

James Ross died at his home at New Germany on Thursday March 6th, of pnuemonia, after an illness of several weeks, aged 64 years. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and two sons and one daughter. Mrs. Roy McKenzie, at home, Lewis of Barton, and Charles, of Jennings, besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of the Reformed Church. His funeral occurred on March 8th, with interment in the New Germany cemetery where his pastor, Rev. Ira S. Moon conducted brief services at the grave.
(March 6, 1919)

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Catherine ROSS, 84, widow of James ROSS, who died at her home in Jennings last Wednesday night, January 23, were conducted from the Winterburg funeral home in Grantsville, on Saturday afternoon.

Rev. Ira S. Moon, pastor of the Salisbury Evangelical Reformed church, officiated. Interment was in the New Germany cemetery.

Mrs. ROSS was a daughter of the late Catherine Ann Custer STARK and Peter STARK. Surviving are two sons, Charles ROSS, Jennings, and J. L. ROSS, Cumberland; three sisters, Mrs. Jane WILT, KEYSER, Mrs. Maria BROADWATER, Avilton, and Mrs. Anna KIDDY, Lonaconing; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Three daughters preceded her in death.
(January 23, 1946)

David O. ROTH
Funeral services for David O. ROTH, 69 of Oakland, who died Monday after being stricken by paralysis at a reunion Sunday, was held yesterday at 10 a. m., at the Red House Lutheran Church, near here.
The body was taken to Hagerstown, where interment was made in Rest Haven Cemetery. The Rev. C. M. HICKS in charge of services at the grave.
He leaves his widow, Margaret ROTH; three sons Stewart M., of Hagerstown; DeCoursey, of Cumberland; Russell P., at home, and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret BOWSER, of Dayton, O.
Hand dated 20 Aug 1936 soh

September 2, 1937
Miss Hilda L. ROTH
Final rites for Miss Hilda Lenore ROTH, 36, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred ROTH of near Oakland, were held at 2 p.m., Monday at the home. Miss ROTH died Saturday afternoon at their home on Mountain Lake Road. She was born in Dobbin, W. VA. and resided in this section for about twenty-five years. Her parents, two sisters: Mrs. Katherine JONES, of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Arthur MICHAEL of Detroit, Michigan and a brother, Leland ROTH of Oakland, survive her. The Rev. c. A. SHILKE, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery. Mb

Feb 26, 1952
PAUL ARTHUR ROTH, 58, farmer died Wednesday at Eglon following a long illness. He was born at Eglon December 8, 1893, and was a son of PRISCILLA (WOTRING) ROTH and the late WILLIAM E ROTH of Terra Alta.
Survivor, other than his mother, are his widow, the former LELA PARKS; six sons, DARRELL ROTH, ROBERT ROTH and COLEMAN ROTH, all of Morgantown; DOYLE ROTH Bedford, Ohio; DALE ROTH, Eglon; RONALD ROTH, Camp Gordon, GA. ; also four daughters, MRS LOIS POWELL, Aberdeen, MD; MRS KATHERINE GOODALL, Harrisburg, PA. MISS NORMA and MISS MARLENE ROTH, at home.
Also surviving are two brothers EARL ROTH, Horse Shoe Run, CARL ROTH, Kingwood: one sister, MRS ADA MARKWOOD, Terra Alta, and fifteen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at two pm at the Aurora Lutheran Church of which he was a member. REV RALPH BOWMAN of the Eglon Church of the Brethren officiated and interment was in Aurora Cemetery. Ag

MRS PRISCILLA ROTH, 90, widow of WILLIAM E ROTH, died last Friday night, May 29, at the home of a son, EARL F ROTH, N Third Street, Oakland, with whom she had been residing for the past two weeks.
Born December 17, 1862, in Preston County W.VA. , MRS ROTH was a member of St Paul's Lutheran church at Aurora. MRS ROTH was the daughter of the late HENRY G and SUSAN LANTZ WOTRING. Before coming to Oakland she had lived for four years with a daughter, MRS C.E. MARKWOOD, Terra Alta, W.VA.
Survivors include another son, CARL ROTH, Kingwood, a sister, MRS MARTHA CHIDESTER, Piedmont, W.VA.; 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Lutheran church at Aurora, with REV GEORGE WEIRICK and REV SUMNER SAWYERS, the latter of Terra Alta, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ag

Feb 23, 1939
MRS ALICE AMELIA ROWAN, 61, wife of JOHN J ROWAN, of Loch Lynn Heights, two miles east of Oakland, died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday morning. She was a daughter of the late JACOB and ANNA MOON.
Surviving are her husband, JOHN J ROWAN, seven children. MRS MARY MURPHY, Pleasant Valley, this county: MRS L.A. HAMILL, Dearborn, MI: MRS MAUDE ROHRBAUGH, Kitzmiller: JOHN ROWAN, Deer Park: LEO ROWAN, Morgantown W.VA: WILLIAM ROWAN at home.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning from St Peter's Catholic church, by the REV WILLIAM F SAUER. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. Ag

Asa H. RUSH, Friendsville, a son of Clark and Cary E. RUSH, was born May 16, 1889 and died April 21, 1935 at the age of 45 years, 11 months and 5 days.
The deceased has been in failing health for the past sixteen months, prior to which he had been active in the public welfare of the community. He was converted in his early teens, was baptized and united with the Baptist Church. He was married to Miss Iva C. FRIEND, December 15th, 1912 and to this union were born three children: Mildred Aleta, Oliver Karol and Cora Jean. All three survive; also his mother, his widow, one sister, Mrs. Cora TURNEY, Accident and one brother, James C. RUSH. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23rd in
M. E. Church, Rev. R. L. MANESS officiating, assisted by Rev. KRIEBEL of Confluence, Pa.
Interment was in Blooming Rose cemetery. Pallbearers were Ernest and Lawrence FRIEND, Howard SKIDMORE, James H. FIKE, Quincy MURPHY, and James B. FRANTZ.
(handwritten on obit: May 9, 1935) cs

February 6, 1936
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HUMBERSON RUSH
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth HUMBERSON RUSH was born January 13, 1866, departed this life January 28, 1936, her age 70 years and 15 days. She was married to Clark E. RUSH, December 18, 1887. They had one daughter and two sons and one foster daughter namely Asa H. RUSH, deceased, Mrs. Cora RUSH TURNEY, James C. RUSH, and foster daughter, Mrs. Edna STRACK, also surviving, two sisters; Mrs. Alice GUARD and Mrs. Lydia SAVAGE, two brothers; Hiram and Frank HUMBERSON, and eleven grandchildren.
Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at Friendsville on Thursday afternoon with Rev. R. L. MANESS officiating. Interment in the Blooming Rose Cemetery. Mb

February 13, 1936
Elmer RYBAR, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. John RYBAR, caretakers of the Deer Park Hotel, died at the home of his parents. He is survived by his parents, and three brothers: John, Robert and Francis. The body was taken to Braddock, PA. for burial. Mb

John RYBAR, died Thursday morning, December 5, at his home, Deer Park Hotel, where he had been caretaker for three years. His body was taken to Braddock, Pa., his former home, for burial. He is survived by his widow and three sons.
(handwritten on obit: Dec. 10, 1936) cs

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