Obituaries

Janet F. Baldassano

Janet Fay Calain Baldassano, 75, a resident of Elkins and recently a resident of Lavender Fields Assisted Living in Beverly, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 8, 2018. She was born June 27, 1943, in Bowden, a daughter of the late George L. and Estie Marie Tingler Calain. On Sept. 12, ...

Carl W. Bowers

Carl W. Bowers, 84, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at his home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kimble Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Robert Z. Shipman

Robert Zane Shipman, 78, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at his home. He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Upshur County, a son of the late John and Thelma Slaughter Shipman. On June 30, 1962, he married Lounett “Faye” Johnston, who survives. Also, surviving is one daughter, ...

Glen H. Thompson Sr.

Glen Harper “Pete” Thompson Sr., 87, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and under the care of West Virginia Caring. Glen was born Saturday, Aug. 1, 1931, in Elkins, a son of the late Arlie B. “Boss” Thompson Sr. ...

Cathy A. Hedrick

Cathy Ann Hedrick, 51, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Cathy’s request for cremation was honored. A visitation will be held at Randolph Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1-3 p.m. At 3 p.m., a memorial service ...

James Gompers

James Arthur Gompers of Buckhannon, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on the 29th of Nov. 2018, at the age of 65. At an early age, Jim began a career in sales and service as sales and auto service manager at Montgomery Ward in Landover, Maryland. In 1976, he joined the ...

Lonis F. Shiflett

Lonis “Lonnie” Franklin Shiflett, 89, a resident of Montrose, passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at home surrounded by family and under the care of Mountain Hospice. Lonnie was born Saturday, Jan. 5, 1929, in Wildell, a son of the late Walter Shiflett and Maggie Sheets ...

John A. DeMotto

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 9-10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at which time he will be moved to the Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church at Coalton where the Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Jim ...

Annette D. Dow

Annette Dianne Aubrey Dow, 51, a resident of Parsons, passed from this life Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at home surrounded by her mother and sisters and under the care of Mountain Hospice. Annette’s request for cremation was honored. The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the ...

James Gompers

James Arthur Gompers of Buckhannon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the 29th of Nov. 2018, at the age of 65. At an early age, Jim began a career in sales and service as sales and auto service manager at Montgomery Ward in Landover, Maryland. In 1976, he joined the sales ...

John A. DeMotto

John Anthony DeMotto, 69, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Monday evening, Dec. 3, 2018, at the Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center at Elkins. He had been in declining health. He was born Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1949, at Elkins, a son of Patricia DeMotto Zirkle, who survives at ...

Cathy A. Hedrick

Cathy Ann Hedrick, 51, a resident of Mill Creek, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. Cathy was born Sunday, May 28, 1967, in Hagerstown, Maryland, a daughter of Ronald Hedrick and Carol Moore Hedrick of Hedgesville. Also left to ...

Robert Lowther

The Rev. Robert L. Lowther, 89, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Community, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at his home under the care of West Virginia Caring. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, he will be moved to the ...

James E. Gragg

James Ellet Gragg, 71 of Marlinton, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Pocahontas Center in Marlinton. Born Dec. 7, 1946, at Dunmore, he was a son of the late Ellet and Edna McLaughlin Gragg. He was also preceded in death by two sons, James E. Gragg Jr. and Jeffrey C. Gragg, and ...

Radie Wilmoth

Radie M. Wilmoth, 95, of Circleville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at her home. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Circleville Presbyterian Church, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Arbovale Cemetery. Funeral arrangements ...

Glenna Ketchem

Glenna M. Ketchem, 79, a resident of Philippi, passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Glenna was born April 28, 1939, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Norval “Archie” Finley and Blanche (Simpson) Delauder and stepfather, Jim Delauder. Surviving are ...

Della J. Rymer

Della Jean McCartney Rymer, 84, a resident of Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center and a former resident of Weston, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. She had been in her usual health, and death was unexpected. Della was born Thursday, July 12, ...

Julie Lamphear

Julie “Jewels” Ann Moses Lamphear, 60, of Marlinton, passed away at home Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, after a short illness. In keeping with Julie’s wishes, she will be cremated, and her ashes will be spread in a private service. Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com.

Carol Skidmore

Carol Arlene Daugherty Skidmore, 76, of Jane Lew, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown. She was born Oct. 31, 1942, in Marietta, Ohio, the daughter of Arden Fred and Mary Marie Dodd Daugherty. On Feb. 17, 1975, she married Gary Skidmore, who preceded her in ...

Rev. Robert L. Lowther

The Rev. Robert L. Lowther, 89, a resident of the Chenoweth Creek Community, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at his home under the care of West Virginia Caring. He was born March 16, 1929, at Clarksburg, a son of the late Pearl William and Rosalee Boone Lowther. On October 9, 1954, at ...