Greene County Obits, K
Greene County Obits, K
Compliments of Laura Nelle Poland Mallett
Washington- David D. Kearn, 58, of Graysville, R.D. 1, died Saturday
at 3:30 p.m. at Washington Hospital, Washington.
He was born June 1, 1917, in Jackson Township near Holbrook, the son of
Samuel Newton Kearn, who is deceased, and Louie Chess Kearn who
He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II during which he
served with the U.S. Army in the Phillipines and Japan.
In addition to his mother, who resides in Genoa, Ill., he is survived
by seven daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Dorene) Cook and Mrs. Dennis (Linda)
Sirk, both of Hanover, Mrs. Edward (Maryetta) Memmesheimer of Tallahassee,
Fla., Mrs. Ralph (Wanda) Bunch of Middleburg, Md., Mrs. Joseph (Orpha Lou)
Stolzenbock and Miss Janet Fay Kearn, both of Graysville, Mrs. Larry
(Davidine) Sirk of Littlestown; one son, Daniel Leroy Kearn of Graysville;
four brothers, Leroy and Arthur of Avella, William of Whitewater,
Wisc., and Charles of Wheeler, Wisc.; two sisters, Mrs. William (Annabelle)
Anderson of Fort Atkinson, Wisc., and Mrs. Verlin (Alice) Miller of Genoa,
Ill.; and 15 grandchildren. One brother, a son, a daughter and two grand-
children are deceased.
Friends of David D. Kearn, 58, of Graysville RD1, who died Saturday,
will be received from 2 to 9 P.M. Monday at the Samuel P. Weaver Funeral
Home, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, the Rev.
Lloyd Abbott officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Bank.
Robert Earl Keller, 42, Cameron Star Route, Waynesburg, was dead on
arrival at the Greene County Memorial Hospital at 2 a.m., December 5
of apparent coronary occlusion.
He was born March 25, 1935 at Mt. Morris, the son of Roxie Curfman
Keller of Waynesburg and the late James Edward Keller.
Besides his mother he is survived by his second wife, Shirley Cox Keller;
two sons by a previous marriage; Thomas Edward Keller of RD 5, Waynesburg
and Rober E. Keller Jr., of RD 4, Waynesburg; five step-daughters,
Linda, Debra, Karen, Patricia and Sheila; five step-sons, Kenneth,
Roger, William, Randy and Tony; one grandson, Robert Earl Keller III;
five sisters, Mrs. Donald "Ruby" Rider, of Frederick, Md., Mrs. Albert
"Doris Jean" Tedrow of Frederick, Md., Mrs. Joseph "JoAnn" Carpenter
of Silver Spring, Md., Mrs. Jack "Barbara Ann" Wise of RD 3, Waynesburg
and Mrs. Bruce "Patricia" Lemley of RD 3, Waynesburg; seven brothers,
Paul of Michelville, Md., Charles of Silver Spring, Md., William of
Fredericksburg, Va., Ronald, Donald, and John Richard all of Waynesburg.
One sister, Wilma Jane is deceased.
He was officiated with Rolling Meadows Church of God. While his health
permitted he followed construction employment.
Friends of Robert Earl Keller, 42, Cameron Star Route, Waynesburg,
who died at 2 A.M., Monday are being received from 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday and
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral
Home, N. Maiden St., where services will be held at 11 A.M., Thursday
with Rev. Harold Palmer officiating.
Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery, RD 1, Spraggs.
Brave- Bessie May Gump Kelley, 93, of Brave, died Tuesday afternoon,
Dec. 21, 1982.
Born July 17, 1898, in Wana, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Perry
Greene and Margaret Cumberledge Gump.
Her husband, W. W. Kelley, preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1970.
She was a member of the Kentz Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Kelley of Bradford, Pa.; two daughters,
Mrs. Marguerite Owen of Blacksville, W. Va. and Mrs. Pearl Husk of Kittanning,
Pa.; a brother, B. R. Gump of Brave; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren
and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter,
four sisters, four brothers and three grandchildren.
Friends of Bessie May Gump Kelley, 93, of Brave, who died Tuesday,
Dec. 21, will be received from 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 P.M. Thursday in the Owen Funeral Home, Blacksville where services
will be held 11 A. M. Friday with the Rev. Sherman Davidson officiating.
Burial will follow in Pine Bank Cemetery.
Mrs. Eldora Scott Kent, 82, of Blairtown, Waynesburg R.D. 3, wife of
James T. Kent, died at 2:30 PM Thursday, May 13, 1948, at her home, after
a lingering illness.
Mrs. Kent was born November 2, 1865, in Center Twp., and was a daughter
of the late Thomas and Eliza McGlumphy Scott. She spent all her life in
Greene County and was a member of the Waynesburg Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Renner, of Waynesburg
R. D. 3; one sister, Mrs. Ira Johns, Millersport Ohio; an one brother,
James Scott, Waynesburg R.D. 5. A son is deceased. (burial in Rosemont
The Greene County newspaper, the "Republican", had the following obituary which
was published on 11 Oct 1888. "William Kent, Senior, died at his home in Wayne
Township, this county, Monday, Oct 2, 1888 of general debility.
Mr. Kent was past 80 years and had always lived in Greene County.
He was well respected and we believe a member of the Methodist Church. He
adhered to the principles advocated by the Republican Party and had voted
for General Harrison.
The funeral took place on Tuesday following and his remains, according
to his own request were interred in the orchard on the old homestead."
Sometime in the 1930's the family had his remains and those of his second
wife moved to the new Greene County Memorial Park near Jefferson,
Arthur A. Kern, 71, of Avella died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 1991,
in his home after a long illness.
He was born July 18, 1919, in Holbrook, a son of Samuel and Louie B.
Mr. Kern worked as a construction laborer for 40 years and was a member of
Local 286 of Brownsville, retiring in 1982. He had lived in Avella
He was a member of the VFW of Burgettstown and SNPJ Lodge 292 of Avella and
was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
On October 7, 1939, he married Wanda Jane McDonald, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Arthur Kern Jr. of Bristol, Ind., Robert
Earl Kern of Elkhart, Ind., Dennis James Kern of Middlebury, Ind., and
Ronald Lee Kern of Claysville RD 2; nine grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) Anderson of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and Mrs. Alice
Miller of Claysville RD 1; three brothers, William F. Kern of Fort
Atkinson, Charles Kern of Arkansas, and Leroy Kern of Avella.
Deceased are a daughter, Rosemary; a son, Thomas Edward Kern; and
two brothers, Leslie and David.
Leroy Kern, 69, of Avella RD 2, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, June 17, in
Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, W. Va.
He was born March 7, 1922, in Holbrook, a son of Samuel Kern and Louie
Blanche Chess Kern.
Mr. Kern worked for the Weirton Steel Corp. for 37 years, retiring
in 1984. He also worked as a self-employed farmer in Jefferson Township.
On April 22, 1953, he married Moynelle Hollaway, who survives.
He was a member of the American Legion Bert C. Siders Post 643 of Avella
and the Anzio Beachhead reunion.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five daughters, Mrs. Jon (Hazel Ann)
Fennych of Ark, Va., Mrs. Raymond (Karen Ann) Lowrey of New Carlisle,
Ohio, Mrs. Ronald (Patty) Laughlin of Beulah, Colo., Mrs. William
(Carol) Stough of Washington, and Mrs. Richard (Pauline) Ammerman
of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sons, Leroy Kern of Frederickburg, Va., and Thomas
E. Kern of Avella RD 2.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) Anderson of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and
Alice Miller of Claysville, RD 2; and two brothers, William F. Kern of
Fort Atkinson, Wis., and Charles Kern of Arkansas.
Deceased are three brothers, Arthur, Leslie and David Kern; and one son,
John Dean Kern, who died May 8, 1977.
Louie B. Kern, 89, of Fort Atkinson RD1, Wisconsin, formerly of the
Burgettstown and Avella areas, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 19,
1980, in the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Kern was born December 23, 1890, in Greene County, a daughter
of William and Emma Smith Chess.
She married Samuel N. Kern, who died November 3, 1968.
They livedin the Avella and Burgettstown areas for 35 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Annabelle Anderson of Fort Atkinson,
Wis., and Mrs. Alice Miller, of Genoa, Ill.; four sons, William F. Kern
of Whitewater, Wis., Charles Kern of Salem, Mo., and Arthur A. and Leroy
Kern, both of Avella; 41 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; one great-
great-grandchild; and two sisters, Margaret H. Rush of Waynesburg
and Mary Kerr of Erie.
Mrs. Frances Courtwright Kerns, 81, of 67 Waynesburg Avenue, Cameron,
W. Va., died at 8:02 a.m. Tuesday, October 31, 1967 in the Ohio General
Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va.
She was born July 14, 1886, in Greene County, a daughter of George
W. and Tillie Huffman Courtwright.
Her husband, Albert Wesley Kerns, died in 1959.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Andrews, of Washington,
and Mrs. Wanda Jacobs of McMurray; one son, Walter H. Kerns, of Cameron;
12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Samuel
Courtwright, of Waynesburg, Lee Courtwright, of Cameron, RD, and Earl
Courtwright, of Cameron, RD.; and six sisters, Mrs. Flo Marling, of Cameron;
Mrs. Addie Hall, of Weston, W. Va.; Mrs. Mary Brown, of Martins Ferry,
Ohio; Mrs. Maude Vares, of Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Jessie Ball, of
Waynesburg, and Miss Blanche Courtwright, of Wind Ridge.
Funeral services were held Friday with burial in Cameron Cemetery.
GOLDIE E. BOSWORTH KERNS
Waynesburg -- Goldie E. Kerns, 86, of Waynesburg RD 3, (Sugar Run) died
Wednesday at 4:02 p.m. in Washington Hospital. She was born May 31, 1891
in Jackson Twp., daughter of the late David and Laura Weaver Bosworth.
She was married May 10, 1916 to John M. Kerns, who survives.
She resided all of her life in Greene County and was a member of the Valley
Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband is a daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Arveda)
Inghram, RD 3, Waynesburg; five grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren;
one great great granddaughter; two brothers Charles L. Bosworth of RD 5,
Waynesburg and Andrew W. Bosworth of Holbrook.
Deceased are two daughters, Ruth Inghram and Betty Lou Tharp.
KERNS -- Friends of Goldie E. Kerns, 86, of RD 3 Waynesburg, who died Wednesday
will be received in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral home in Rogersville,
Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services are Friday at 1 p.m. in charge
of Rev. Ralph Brownfield. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery.
Archibald Kerr, of the firm of Kerr Brothers, furniture dealers and funeral
directors, Carmichaels, Penn., was born in Cumberland Township, September
22, 1851. He is a son of James and Eleanor (Davis) Kerr, natives of Greene
County, and of Irish descent. His father is one of the prominent farmers
of Cumberland Township. Archibald is the seventh in a family of eight
He received a common-school education and early in life learned the cabinet-
maker's trade. He worked by the day and job for eight years in Virginia
and Pennsylvania, and in 1876 engaged in his present business at Garard's
Fort, Penn., where he remained for two years. He then came to Carmichaels,
where he has always had the reputation of doing first-class work.
In 1873 Mr. Kerr married Frances, daughter of James Clawson. Mrs. Kerr
is of English descent. They have a family of five children -- Charles
Edward, Lida E., Jesse, Alexander and Harry. Mr. Kerr is a leading
member of the M. E. Church, and his wife is a Cumberland Presbyterian.
In politics Mr. Kerr is a Democrat. He is a member of the town council, and
belongs to the I. O. O. F. Lodge at Carmichaels, Penn.
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of Greene County, Pennsylvania,
(Nelson and Rishforth and Co.: Chicago, 1888), pp. 623-624.
Picture Caption: Staff Sgt. Blair G. Kerr, 27, son of Edward Kerr, of
near Enon, but who made his home for years with his uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Kerr, of Oak Forest, was killed in action May 30, 1944
in Italy. He left Waynesburg in February, 1941, with Company K.
BLAIR G. KERR Killed May 30 Italian Sector
Native Of Enon Area Lived In Oak Forest Home
WAYNESBURG, July 4 -- Staff Sgt. Blair G. Kerr, who for a number of years
made his home with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kerr, of
Oak Forest, was killed in action May 30, 1944 in Italy, according
to word received here from the War Department in Washington, D.C.
Sgt. Kerr was a son of Edward Kerr of near Enon. His mother, Autie
Bennett Kerr, has been dead for 16 years. He was a member of Company
K and left Waynesburg with the company in February, 1941.
He was sent overseas in May, 1943. He was aged 27 years and was employed on
the farm before entering the service.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Wesley
Huffman, Waynesburg; Mrs. Paul Conkey, Wilmerding; Mrs. Clinton Eddy, Brave;
William Kerr, Time; Stoy Kerr, at home of Charles Kerr, Oak Forest.
Brooksie M. Kerr, 78, of Fairmont, formerly of Kughntown, died at 11:40 m.
Wednesday, December 24, 1975 in the Washington Hospital.
Although previously ill, death was unexpected.
Mrs. Kerr was born April 11, 1897 in Calhoun County, W. Va., a daughter of
the late Meeker and Jessie Grim Moniger. Her husband, Rex Kerr, preceded her
in death in 1951.
She lived most of her life in western Greene County and was a member of
the Centennial Church, Aleppo Township.
She is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Harold (Maude) Weaver, of
Washington; Mrs. Wiley (Margaret) Bateson, of Waynesburg R. D. [__], Mrs.
John (Irma) Strope of Myersville, Mrs. George (Annebelle) Weaver, of
Washington; Mrs. Marlene Phillips of Spraggs, Mrs. Robert (Faye) Nelson of
Brave, and Mrs. Thomas (Betty Jean) King of Waynesburg R. D. 4. Three sons,
Samuel of Delmont, Kenneth (Jim) of Brave, and George (Ed) of Pine Bank,
46 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren; a sister Mattie Welling of
Two sons, Raymond and Eli, three grandchildren, four great grandchildren,
a brother and a sister are deceased.
KERR -- Friends of Brooksie M. Kerr, who died Wednesday, December 24,
1975 are being received in the William W. Garrison Funeral Home, Waynesburg,
where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Neil Rodgers
Burial in the Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo Township.
Charles W. Kerr, 70, widely known farmer, stockman and produce dealer,
died at 5 p m. Tuesday, April 22, 1952, at his home at Oak Forest
following an illness of about three months.
A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born May 12, 1881, in Jackson
Township, a son of the late Samuel and Malinda Ann Garrison Kerr.
Most of his life was spent in the Oak Forest community and for a period of
25 years Mr. Kerr operated a produce route in eatern [sic] Greene
County and the Monnongahela River valley. He was a member of the Christian
Church, having united with the White's Ridge Church in 1906.
He married Iva Huffman, who survives with two sons and one daughter,
Samuel Kerr of Brave, Harry Kerr of Pine Bank and Anna, wife of Harold
Richmond, of Oak Forest. He also leaves a foster son, Charles Kerr of
Lorain, Ohio; three brothers: George Kerr of Waynesburg, R. D. 4, Edward
Kerr of West Finley, R. D., and Rex Kerr of Waynesburg, R. D. 5, and two
sisters, Mrs. Belle Morris of Swissvale and Mrs. Maude Lemmon of Garrison.
Edward U. Kerr, 87, of West Finley, R. D. 2, died unexpectedly at his
home Thursday, June 24, 1971.
He was born in Jackson Township, Greene County, November 9, 1883, a
son of the late Samuel Rex and Melinda Ann Garrison Kerr.
His wife, the late Autie Bennett Kerr, died in 1927.
Mr. Kerr lived for 50 years in the West Finley area engaged in the farming
and stock raising business. In the earlier part of the century he had
worked as a driller and a teamster in the oil and gas fields of Greene
Although he had been in failing health for some time, Mr. Kerr's death was
unexpected. He was the last member of his family.
Surviving are two sons, Stoy Kerr, of New Jersey, and Charles Kerr, of
Lorain, Ohio; four daughters: Mary Huffman, of West Sunbury; Texal
Conklin, of Turtle Creek; Katherine Eddy, of Brave, and Katherine
Bamberger, of Nineveh; 22 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Three sons, two daughters, four brothers and three sisters preceded
him in death.
RIVESVILLE, W. VA. -- Eli F. "Joe" Kerr, 50, of Rivesville RD 1, W. Va.,
died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at his home of a heart attack.
He was born Nov. 7, 1924 at Holbrook to Rex Kerr, deceased and Brooksie
Moniger Kerr, who survives.
Mr. Kerr was retired after 22 years with the Hope Natural Gas Co.
He served in World War II with the Army in the Pacific Theatre. He was a
member of Valley Chapel Methodist Church of Burton, W. Va.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Crouse Kerr and the following children:
Gary Kerr of Wana, W. Va., Karen Miller of Wana, W. Va., Elaine Kerns of
Graysville, David Craig of Mannington, W. Va., Mrs. Gary (Shelia)
Swisher of Rivesville, W. Va., and Terry Wrobleski of Fairview, W. Va.
One grandson, Jerry Swisher survives. The following sisters also survive:
Mrs. Harold (Maude) Weaver of Washington, Mrs. Wiley (Margaret) Bateson
of Waynesburg, RD, Mrs. John (Irma) Strope of Myersdale, Mrs. George
(Annabelle) Weaver of Washington, Mrs. Marlene Phillips of Spraggs,
Mrs. Robert (Faye) Nelson of Brave and Mrs. Thomas (Betty Jean) King of
Waynesburg RD 4.
The following brothers survive: Samuel R. Kerr of Delmont, Kenneth
(Jim) Kerr of Brave and George (Ed) Kerr of Pine Bank. One brother,
Raymond, is deceased.
KERR -- Friends of Eli R. "Joe" Kerr of Rivesville RD 1, W. Va., who died
Sunday will be received from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 Wednesday
in the Garrison Funeral Home in Waynesburg where funeral services
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Leonard W. Mayle
officiating. Interment will follow in Toothman Cemetery, Fairview,
In loving memory of our dad, Eli F. (Joe) Kerr on Father's Day:
It's hard to lose the one we love
To sadly see you pass away
Much of our time is spent
Wishing with all our hearts
You could have stayed.
And Dad we love you
And think of you each day
As we look at your sweet picture
You seem to smile and say
"Don't cry I'm just resting
We'll meet again some day."
Sadly missed by your children, Karen Miller, Janet Kerns, & Garry Kerr.
GAY ELIZABETH TUSTIN KERR
Waynesburg -- Gay Elizabeth Kerr, 84, of RD 5, Waynesburg died at 12:15
a.m. Monday, June 10, 1985 at Greene County Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 27, 1900 in Wayne Township, she was the daughter of the late
Jacob H. and Nancy Ann Rush Tustin. In November 1919, she married
George B. Kerr. He died Jan. 20, 1978.
A resident of the Rogersville area for her entire life, she was a member
of the Rogersville Christian Church, where she once served as secretary.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Howard Dunn of RD 5, Waynesburg,
with whom she made her home; one grandson, George Howard of RD 5, Waynesburg
and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother,
Earl Tustin and her twin sister, Sylvia Tustin
Hargus Creek -- George B. Kerr, 82, RD 5, Waynesburg (Hargus Creek) died
3:45 p.m. Friday, Jan 20 in Greene County Memorial Hospital after a
He was born Dec. 5, 1895 in Bristoria. He was the son of the late Rufus
and Mary Wright Kerr.
He was a mechanic for Waynesburg Motors prior to his retirement.
He was a World War I veteran. He spent most of his life in the Rogersville
area. He was a member of the Claylick Church.
He was married in November, 1919 to Gay Tustin who survives.
Also surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Lucille) Dunn, RD 5, Waynesburg,
one grandson, George Howard, RD 5, Waynesburg; one great-grandson;
one sister, Mrs. Urbana Headley, Wind Ridge and one brother, S. Lawrence
He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
George L. Kerr, 75, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 1954 in the
home of his son, Dorwin Kerr of Waynesburg, R. D. 4.
A farmer and teamster, Mr. Kerr worked in the Jackson Township fields in
the early days of the development of the county oil fields.
He was born in Greene County Oct. 19, 1878, a son of the late Samuel and
Melinda Ann Garrison Kerr. He was a member of the Waynesburg Moose Lodge
and the Knights of Pythias at Graysville.
Mr. Kerr was twice married. His first wife, Dora H. Burge Kerr, whom he
married in 1901, died in 1918.
Surviving sons and daughters born to this union are Lloyd Kerr of
Waynesburg, Samuel and Dorwin Kerr of Waynesburg, R. D. 4, Mrs. Delcie Kerns
of Holbrook and Louie, wife of Ray Campbell of Baltimore, Md. One daughter
Mr. Kerr's second wife, Annie Stewart Kerr, whom he married in 1923,
died in July of 1953.
Also surviving are five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers,
Rex Kerr of Waynesburg, R. D. 4 and Edward Kerr of West Finley, and two
sisters, Mrs. Belle Morris of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Maude Lemmon of New Freeport.
Ida V. Huffman Kerr
Mrs. C. W. Kerr Dies 40 Days After Husband
Waynesburg, June 1. -- Complications arising from a fall she had five days
ago in her yard caused the death at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 1952, in the
Greene County Memorial Hospital, of Mrs. Ida V. Kerr, 66, of Oak Forest.
Her death occurred only 40 days after that of her husband, Charles W.
Kerr, who died April 22, 1952.
Mrs. Kerr was born October 30, 1885, in Center Township, and was a daughter
of the late William R. and Anna Throckmorton Huffman.
Mrs. Kerr had spent all her life in the Oak Forest community. She was a
member of White's Christian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Richmond, of Oak Forest; two sons,
Harry R. Kerr, of Pine Bank, and Samuel W. Kerr, of Brave; one foster
son, Charles P. Kerr, of Oak Forest; and one brother, Russell Huffman,
James Kerr, farmer and stock-grower, Carmichaels, Penn., was born in
Washington, Washington County, Penn., March 31, 1808, and is a son of
Archibald and Mary (Huston) Kerr, who were of Irish and English descent. His
mother was a native of Washington County, and departed this life in Greene
County, Penn., in her eighty-seventh year, and his father, a farmer and
hotel-keeper, was born in Ireland and died in Virginia in his eighty-fourth
year. He had a family of eight children, of whom James was the fourth, and
was reared on the farm in Cumberland Township. He attended the common
school and chose farming as a business, working by the day and month to
get his start in life. He drove hogs from Greene County to Baltimore
for twenty-five cents and two meals a day. He has ever practiced the most
careful economy and strict integrity in all his dealings, and is now the
owner of a valuable farm of 375 acres.
Mr. Kerr was united in marriage August 29, 1833, with Miss Ellen, daughter
of George and Betsey (Lowery) Davis. Mrs. Kerr was born in Greene County,
April 1, 1813. Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent.
Mr. and Mrs. Kerr have eight children, five living, David, Elizabeth,
wife of Captain H. H. Cree; Alexander, Huston and Archibald. The deceased are
George, James and Willie.
In politics Mr. Kerr is a Democrat. He has served as school director in
the township. They are prominent members of the Presbyterian Church.
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of Greene County, Pennsylvania,
(Nelson and Rishforth and Co.: Chicago, 1888), p. 623.
John C. Kerr, manufacturer of saddle-trees, was born in Carmichaels,
Penn., December 28, 1832. He is a son of William and Elizabeth (Curl) Kerr,
being the third in their family of eight children. He was reared in Greene
County, and early in life learned his trade with his father, who still resides
near Carmichaels, where John C. has worked for many years. In 1859 Mr.
Kerr married Caroline, daughter of Amos Horner. They were the parents of
two children -- Mary Ellen, wife of John Bell, and Margaret, wife of John
Mossburg. Their mother died in 1865.
Mr. Kerr was a second time united in marriage, February 9, 1869, with Elizabeth,
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Rice) Sharpnack. Her parents were of Welsh
and English descent. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr have four children, all boys --
William Henry, George S., Robert O. and Jesse F. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr are
devoted members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In politics Mr.
Kerr is a Republican, and has been a member of the town council of Carmichaels,
where he has resided for over twenty-five years.
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of Greene County, Pennsylvania,
(Nelson and Rishforth and Co.: Chicago, 1888), p. 623.
John C. Kerr, 66 of Waynesburg, R. D. 2, formerly of Bristoria, died
at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, 1971. He had not been in the best of health
for some time, seriously ill for the past month.
He was born May 7, 1884, in Richhill Township, a son of the late Rufus
and Mary Jane Wright Kerr. His wife, the former Clytie Staggers, died
February 6, 1940. He spent most of his life in Jackson Township.
He was employed many years by the South Penn Oil and Gas Company in charge
of cleaning and production. He had also been employed by the Dunn-Mar
Oil and Gas Company. He retired in 1956, after 54 years in the oil and
He was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Eileen) McCullough, of Sycamore,
R.D. 1; two sons, Kenneth, of Holbrook, R.D. 1 and Keith of Rogersville;
two grandchildren, Mrs. Linda Coffield, of Sycamore, R.D. 1 and Richard
McCullough, of Sycamore, R.D. 1; four great-grandchildren; one sister,
Mrs. Urbana Headley, of Graysville, R.D. 1 and two brothers, S. L. Kerr,
of Carmichaels, R.D. 1 and George B. Kerr, of Waynesburg, R.D. 5.
One daughter, three sisters and two brothers are deceased.
WAYNESBURG -- The new year had a gruesome start with the accidental
death due to alcohol poisoning and shock, of John Michael Kerr, 19, of
R.D. 4, Waynesburg.
Kerr was found dead in room 22 of the Holiday Motel. He had been at a
party, according to state police, and friends who went to his room, found
Kerr on the floor in the motel room.
He was taken to Greene County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced
County Coroner, Frank J. Behm said, "The death is accidental. There was
no foul play. The end results of the autopsy are that John Kerr died of
acute alcohol poisoning, an accident."
See page two for a complete obituary and funeral arrangements.
Kenneth K. Kerr, aged 73 years, of Holbrook, R.D.1 died at 10:20 P.M.
Saturday, June 27, 1981 in Greene County Memorial Hospital following
an illness of six weeks.
A son of John C. and Clytie Staggers Kerr, He was born September 20, 1907,
in Jackson Township, where he resided all his life. he was a member of
the Bristoria Presbyterian Men's Bible Class.
Mr. Kerr was a farmer and worked all his life in the oil and gas fields,
being employed for many years as a well pumper by the Dunmore Oil and
Surviving are his wife,Ethel Morris Kerr, whom he married August 19, 1936;
a sister, Mrs Eileen McCullough of Waynesburg; a brother, Keith Kerr of
Rogersville and several nieces and Nephews.
A sister died in infancy.
Mary Chess Kerr, 96, 1736 North Azure, Anaheim, Calif., and formerly
of Erie, died Thursday, April 4, 1991, at Placentia Linda Hospital,
Placentia, Calif. She was born May 27, 1894 [near Bristoria, Greene Co.,
PA], a daughter of the late William J. and Emma R. Smith Chess.
Mrs. Kerr had been employed as a practical nurse for 20 years. She was a
member of Lakewood United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Coleman Kerr; a daughter,
Jean Pratt; and a son, Roger Kerr. Survivors include three daughters,
Ruth Livingston of Anaheim, Calif., with whom she resided, Mrs. Harold
(Mary) Beddows of Fullerton, Calif., and Mrs. Ellsworth (Betty) Beck of
Boulder City, Nev.; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four
Friends may call at the Burton West Lake Funeral Home, 3816 West Lake Road,
Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m., with the Rev.
William Benjamin Pratt officiating.
Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Northwest
Central Chapter, 3025 French, Erie, Pa. 16504.
Raymond W. Kerr, 50, of 2678 Beverly Drive, Washington, died at 6:23
p.m. Sunday, December 16, 1973 of an apparent heart attack.
He was born March 23, 1923 at Delphine, a son of the late Rex and Broxsie
Kerr who survives at Kuhntown. His wife Virginia Burge Kerr, who he married
November 14, 1948 survives at Washington.
Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are three children; Raymond
Dale with the United States Air Force at the Malmstrom Air Force Base at
Great Falls, Montana, Glenn Robert and Linda Kay, both at home.
Also surviving are eleven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Harold "Maude"
Weaver of Washington, Mrs. Wiley "Margaret" Bateson of Oak Forest,
Samuel L., Delmont, Kenneth R. of Brave, Mrs. Robert "Anna Belle"
Weaver of Washington, Mrs. John "Irma" Strope, Myersdale, Eli F., Fairview,
West Virginia, George Edison, Pine Bank, Mrs. Edward "Marlene" Phillips
of Spraggs, Mrs. Thomas "Betty Joan" King, Waynesburg RD 4, Mrs. Robert
"Edna Faye" Nelson of Kuhntown. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He had worked as a carpenter and was a member of Local 125 of the
Carpenters Union. He was employed by the McAnallen Company of Washington.
He served in the Asian and Pacific theaters during World War II having
joined with the 178th Costal Artillery Battalion. He was a member of
the Bethany United Methodist Church.
William Kerr, manufacturer of saddle-trees, was born in Washington
County, Penn., September 12, 1803, and is a son of James and Elizabeth
(Boke) Kerr, also natives of Washington County, and of Irish descent.
His father was a blacksmith, and reared a family of eight children.
William was the third and received a common school education. He learned
the saddle-tree trade, and has made it the business of his life, most of
which he has spent in Cumberland Township, where he was married in January,
His wife was Elizabeth, daughter of James Curl. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr are
the parents of ten children, eight of whom are living. They are: Mary A.,
wife of Elias Flenniken, of Greensboro, Penn; Rachel, wife of James
Flenniken; John C., of Carmichaels; Lettie J., wife of Thomas Lucas;
Elizabeth M., wife of William H. Sharpnack; Sarah E., wife of Thomas Nutt;
Hiram A. and William W. Mrs. Kerr died August 29, 1874, a consistent
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which Mr. Kerr also belongs,
and has been steward and class-leader. In politics he is a Democrat.
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of Greene County, Pennsylvania,
(Nelson and Rishforth and Co.: Chicago, 1888), pp. 622-623.
Waynesburg - Emma Pearl Ketchum, 91, of South Washington St., Waynesburg,
died Thursday, March 8, at Greene County Memorial Hospital. Though she
had not been in the best of health, death was unexpected.
She was born Aug. 12, 1887 in Franklin Township, the daughter of the late
Peter Morris and Lizetta Swearinger Ketchem.
She spent all of her life in the Waynesburg area.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Wilson of Massilon, Ohio and Wayne
Ketchem of Grover City, California, one granddaughter Mrs. Charles
(Patty) Brown of Carson City, Nev.; three great grandchildren; one sister
Rose Ketchem of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one great granddaughter Dana; four sisters; Lucy, Margaret,
Cora, and Alice; four brothers; Alva, William, George and Charles Hartford.
Friends of Emma Pearl Ketchem, 91, of Waynesburg, who died Thursday,
will be received in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home from 2 to 9 P.M.
Saturday, March 10, where services will be held Sunday, March 11, at
1:30 P.M. with the Rev. Dean Hardy officiating.
Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park.
Rogersville- Rose M. Ketchem, 95, of Rogersville, died at 6:30 A.M.
Tuesday, May 11, 1982, at the home of her daughter, Helen Eisiminger,
following a lengthy illness.
Born July 2, 1886, in Whitely Township, she was a daughter of the late
Peter Morris and Lizetta Swearing Ketchem.
She spent all of her life in the Waynesburg area, and is survived
by a daughter, Mrs. Helen Eisiminger of Rogersville; and several nieces
She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded by five
sisters, Emma, Lucy, Cora, Margaret and Alice; and four brothers,
Alva, William, George and Charles Hartford.
Friends of Rose M. Ketchem, 95, of Rogersville, who died Tuesday,
May 11, 1982, will be received at the Glise E. Mariner and Samuel
A. Milliken Funeral Home, 197 N. Maiden St., Waynesburg, from 2 to 9 P.M.
Wednesday. Services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday, May 13, in the funeral
home with the Rev. Ralph W. Brownfield
Albert J. Kiger, 55 S. Morgan St., Waynesburg, died at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday,
March 20, 1974 in the Greene County Memorial Hospital after a one week
He was born November 5, 1909 in Franklin Township, son of the late
Jeremiah and Flora B. Dulaney Kiger. He is survived by his wife, Otle
He is also survived by a daughter, Annabelle, wife of Peter Shuntich
of Girrard, Ohio, and four sons; Ronald of Martinsville, Va., Duane of
Mineral Ridge, Ohio, Jerry of Lexington Park, Md., and James now serving
in the U.S. Navy in Iceland, and 20 grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Leona Shultz of Waynesburg and Mrs.
Joseph "Ruth" Rattigan of RD 4, Waynesburg. Four infant sons and a sister,
Irene and a brother, Harry are deceased.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and a member of the Waynesburg
Friends of Albert J. Kiger, of 55 S. Morgan St., Waynesburg, who died at
9:10 P.M. Wednesday March 20, 1974 will be received from 2 P.M. Friday
March 22 at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home in Waynesburg. Services
conducted by Rev. Phillip A. Maronde will be held Saturday March 23, at
the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.
Charles E. Kiger, 69, of Mt. Morris, died unexpectedly
at 8:29 A. M. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 1994, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown,
He was born June 25, 1924, in Whitely Township, a son of J. Frank
and Ocie B. Cole Kiger.
Mr. Kiger was a member of Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle where he served as
the secretary-treasurer of the Men's Ministry for the past 20 years. He
also was serving on the Sunday school executive committee and was a
former trustee of the church.
He was a lifelong resident of Greene County and a graduate of the Mt.
Morris High School.
He worked as a butcher for the Mt, Morris Clover Leaf Farm for about 40
years before retiring in 1982.
Mr. Kiger was a veteran of World War ll, serving in the US Army Air Corp
in the Pacific Theater.
On April 19, 1947, he married Texa C. Myers Kiger, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Larry G. Kiger of Mt.
Morris and Allen N. Kiger of Madison, Tenn.; three daughters, Sharon S.
Bennett and Darlene K. Wade, both of Mt. Morris, and Marsha A. Kiger at
home; two brothers, Raymond L. Kiger of Spraggs and Forrest Kiger of
Port Richey, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Statler of Aliquippa; six
grandchildren, Stefanie Morris, Leslie Kiger, Steven F. Bennett, Timothy
Charles Bennett, Becky J. Wade and Jason Allen Wade; and several nieces
Friends of Charles E. Kiger of Mt. Morris, who died Tuesday, Jan. 4,
1994, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Friday in Yoskovich
Funeral Home, Route 19, Mt. Morris and at Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle
Saturday, Jan. 8, from 10 A. M. until 1 P.M., the hour of service.
The Rev. Fred W. Tomlinson will officiate.
Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mt. Morris.
Goldie M. Kiger, 89, RD 2, Waynesburg, Pa. died 10 A.M. Friday, Dec.
26, 1980 at the Green County Memorial Hospital of an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 9, 1891 in Perry Township near Mt. Morris, the daughter
of the late Marion and Sarah Fox Renner.
She lived in Mt. Morris and the Brock community for several years
and since 1950 in Waynesburg. She belonged to the First United Methodist
Church and the Untied Methodist women.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arvel C. Kiger Sr., who died Dec.
23, 1960 and by one son, Willis Kiger, formerly of Morgantown; one
sister, Margaret Wade; three brothers, Odd, Ed and Albert Renner.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Harry "Ruth" Headlee, Silver Springs,
Md.; one son, Arvel Kiger Jr., RD 3, Waynesburg; one foster son, Arnold
E. Wade, RD 3, Greensburg, Pa.; five granddaughters, Mrs. Barbara
Houck, Baltimore, Md.; Carolyn Headlee, Silver Springs, Md.; Mrs.
Linda Headlee, RD 2, Waynesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Pat Morgan, Morgantown;
Jan Kiger, Morgantown; four grandsons, Vaughn Kiger, Morgantown; Phillip
Headlee, College Park, Md.; Arnold Wade Jr., Export, Pa.; Samuel F. Wade,
Delmont, Pa.; 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, 197 N. Maiden
St., Waynesburg, Pa. from 2-9 P.M. Sunday. Funerl services are at 2 P.M.
Monday at the funeral home with Rev. George Schultzabarger officiating.
Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery, RD 3, Waynesburg, Pa.
Ida C. Kiger, 95, of Waynesburg RD 4, died at 8:30 A.M. Friday, March
18, 1966, just one day before she was to celebrate her 96th birthday
She died in the Greene County Memorial Hospital where she had been
admitted two weeks ago after becoming seriously ill. She was one of the
best known residents of the Smith Creek area where she was born and
lived until 12 years ago when she moved to West Waynesburg.
Always active despite her advanced years, she had a cheerful greeting
for her hundreds of friends and remained interested in local and national
affairs through television and the newspapers.
She was born March 19, 1870, to the late Hiram and Hannah Margaret
Rose. She was married to Vincent Orndoff and Robert Kiger, both deceased.
Three daughters born to her first marriage are deceased. They were
Margaret, Russell and Edna Orndoff. She is survived by a daughter
from her second marriage, Miss Blanche Kiger; a foster son, Calvin
Fisher; three grandchildren, Mrs. Edward Wood of Washington, Mrs.
William Swick of New Jersey and Duane Knight of Massilon, O. and also nine
A daughter, Mary Kiger is also deceased. She was a member of the Spraggs
Friends of Ida C. Kiger of Waynesburg RD 4, who died Friday, March
18, 1966, are being received after 1:30 P.M. Saturday in the Samuel
P. Weaver Funeral Home, W. High St., Waynesburg, where services will be
held at 2 P.M. Monday with Rev. John Jones in charge.
Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Claughton Chapel.
J. Frank Kiger, 87, of RD 1, Spraggs, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 1979, at
Greene County Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
Born April 20, 1892, in Whiteley Township, he was the son of the late
Burbridge and the late Elizabeth Phillips Kiger. He is survived by his
wife, Ocie Belle Cole Kiger, whom he married on Dec. 27, 1915.
He spent most of his life in the Perry and Whiteley Township areas, and
was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Mt. Morris.
Kiger was a retired farmer and stock raiser, and followed carpentry
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert "Ruth" Statler, of Aliquippa;
a foster daughter, Mrs. Margaret Cole Betoria of Washington, Pa.; three
sons, Raymond, of RD 1 Spraggs, Forrest, of Aliquippa, and Charles
of Mt. Morris; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Cole, Waynesburg, and Mrs.
Olive Van Druff, Waynesburg; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,
and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma and Laura, and two brothers,
Grover and Ben.
Friends of J. Frank Kiger, 87, of RD 1, Spraggs, who died Saturday,
Aug. 4, 1979, will be received from 2 to 4 P.M. and from 7 to 9 P.M. Monday
at the Mariner and Milliken Home, Waynesburg. Funeral services will be
held at the funeral home at 11 A. M.. Tuesday, with Rev. Richard J. Barris
Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, RD 3, Waynesburg.
Mary Walters Kiger, 76, of Mt. Morris R.D.1, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday
March 9, 1987, in her home, following a lingering illness.
She was born August 4, 1910, in Perry Township, a daughter of the
late Marion Ellsworth and Sophia May Walters.
She lived her entire life in Greene County. She was a housewife.
Her husband, Raymond F. Kiger, died January 6, 1983.
She is survived by a son, Albert R. Kiger of Mt. Morris; one daughter,
Mrs. Burdell (Edna) Brock of Spraggs; nine grandchildren; a brother,
Russell Walters of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.
One surviving daughter's name was omitted at her request.
Deceased are four brothers, Ernest, Evan, Clarence and Ralph Walters.
Mildred B. Kiger, 78, of Waynesburg RD 3, died at 4:15 P.M. Monday,
Jan. 23, 1989, in the Presbyterian Medical Center of Washington following
a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 16, 1910, in Kirby, she was a daughter of William and Stella
Her entire life was spent in Greene County. She was a member of the First
Nazarene Church of Waynesburg and a housewife.
Her husband, Daws S. Kiger, whom she married Sept. 12, 1929, survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth "Shirley" Shahan Jr. of Amity;
a son, Kinsey Allen Kiger of Washington; three grandchildren, Mrs. Larry
"Pattie" Staggers, Danny Shahan and Chris Kiger; and one great-granddaughter.
Deceased are two brothers, Ray and Chauncey Fox.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Friends of Mildred B. Kiger of Waynesburg RD 3, who died Monday, Jan. 23,
1989, will be received from 2 to 9 P.M. Wednesday in the Milliken
& Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg,
where services will be conducted at 1 P.M., Thursday, Jan. 26, by the
Rev. Deane Hardy and the Rev. Jeffrey Johnson.
Interment in Claughton Cemetery.
Spraggs- Ocie Belle Cole Kiger, 92, of RD 1, Spraggs, died at 2:45 P.M.
Wednesday, May 14, 1980, at Sewickly General Hospital following a serious
illness of the past several days.
She was born Nov. 24, 1887, at Wayne Township "Kuhntown" the daughter
of the late Jacob and Jane Taylor Cole.
Her husband J. Frank Kiger, preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 1979.
She spent all of her life in Perry Township and the Spraggs Community.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mount Morris.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert "Ruth" Statler of Aliquippa,
Pa. a foster daughter, Mrs. Margaret Cole Betoria of Washington, Pa.,
three sons, Raymond of RD 1, Spraggs, Forrest of Aliquippa, and Charles
of Mount Morris; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
Four sisters, Alice, Sara Ellen Artie, and Rachel; four brothers,
Cephas, Hagan, Charles and William, and an infant brother, Jimmy preceded
her in death.
Spraggs- Ocie Belle Cole Kiger, 92, of RD 1, Spraggs, died at 2:45 A. M.
Wednesday, May 14, 1980, at Sewickly General Hospital following a serious
illness of the past several days.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Frank Kiger.
Friends will be received at Glise E. Mariner and Samuel A. Milliken
Funeral Home in Waynesburg from 7 to 9 P.M. on Thursday. A complete
obituary will appear in Friday's paper.
Friends of Ocie Belle Cole Kiger, 92, of Spraggs, who died Wednesday,
May 14, 1980, will be received at the Glise E, Mariner and Samuel A.
Milliken Funeral Home in Waynesburg from 2 to 4 P.M. and 7 to 9 P.M. on
Friday. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 17,
at 11 A. M. with the Rev. Fred Tomlinson officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Waynesburg- Mrs. Ocie F. Kiger, 75, of 272 E. Lincoln St., Waynesburg,
died Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 3:15 A.M. at Greene County Memorial Hospital
following a serious illness of the past few days.
She was born Aug. 20, 1899 at St. Leo, West Virginia; the daughter
of the late William and Sarah Lahew Kiger. Her husband, Lindsey Kiger,
preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1953.
She spent most of her life in the Waynesburg area and was a member
of the Washington St. United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by one grandson, Timothy Lynn; three sisters,
Jessie, Mary and Sudie; and two brothers, Oscar and William.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. David "Dorothy" McDonald, of
Waynesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Flossie Wade, of Wadestown, W. Va. and Mrs.
Wretha Wagner, of Youngstown, Ohio; three brothers, Clarence Kiger of
Waynesburg, RD 4, Ira Kiger of Waynesburg, RD 1 and Ralph Kiger of
Waynesburg, RD 3; one granddaughter, Pamela Sue McDonald and several
nieces and nephews.
Friends of Mrs. Ocie F. Kiger, who died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1975 are being
received at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home on Thursday from 7-9
P.M. and on Friday from 2-9 P.M.; where services will be held Saturday
at 1 P.M. with the Rev. Ralph W. Brownfield officiating. Burial will follow
at Fairview Cemetery.
Oman C. (Curt) Kiger, 91, of New Salem, died Tuesday, October 29, 1996,
at the West Personal Care Home. He was born February 27,1905, at Brock,
Greene County, a son of Furman and Flora Henkins Kiger.
Mr. Kiger was a retired utility man for Peoples Gas Co. He was a member
of the New Salem Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder, deacon
and trustee. He also was a member of Fayette Lodge 228 F&AM.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Hoy Kiger; a son, James Kiger of St. Albans,
W. Va.; a sister, Grace Lemley of Mount Morris.
Victor E. Kiger, 60, of New Freeport, died at 7:30 a.m. yesterday
at his home, after a long illness.
Born March 17, 1916 in New Freeport, he was the son of the late B.E. and
Marinda Wildman Kiger. A farmer, Mr. Kiger lived his entire life in New
He graduated from Center Township High School in 1936 and served in the
U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Woodrow Hamilton
VFW Post 8178, Littleton, W.Va.
Mr. Kiger was a member of the New Freeport Volunteer Fire Company
and formerly a road supervisor in Freeport Township.
Survivors include two brothers, J. Edward Kiger of Star Route, Holbrook,
and Fred B. Kiger of New Freeport and two nephews. A brother, Burdette
Kiger, was killed in World War II.
John L. Kimble, 46, of 3332 East Street, Pittsburgh, formerly of Pine Bank,
was found dead at 10:30 A.M. Monday, Nov. 10,1969, at his home of an
apparent heart attack.
He was born June 25, 1923, in Hundred, W. Va. to the late John N. and
Lucy Edna Poland Kimble. A veteran of World War ll, he was employed
by Busch Nursery at the time of hi death.
He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Hillgartner Kimble; three sons,
John Jr., Archie and William, all at home; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret
O'Brian, Mrs. Betty Petronsky, Mrs. dna Giacomo, all of Pittsburgh;
Charmaine and Teresa, both at home; seven grandchildren and the following
brothers and sisters:
Archie, of Pittsburgh ; Mrs. Homer (Marie) Fuller, of Holbrook; Mrs. Ralph
(Ethel) Kiger, of Beckus, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Bernard (Kitty) Henrich,
of West Finley; Mrs. Dwayne ( Elva) Crawford, of Pittsburg; Mrs. Beatrice
Roupe, of Washington, R. D. 2 and Mrs. Lindsey (Harriet) Glibert,
Funeral arrangements in charge of the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home,
Rogersville, are incomplete.
Friends of John L. Kimble, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Pine Bank, who died
Monday, Nov. 10, 1969, are being received at Robert Lantz Funeral
Home, Rogersville, where services will be held at 1P.M. Thursday with
Evan. Dan Smith officiating. Burial in Rosemont Cemetery.
Ada B. King, 78, of 46 Elizabeth Street, Washington, died at 5:40
p.m. Friday, September 24, 1982, in Washington Hospital.
She was born June 11, 1904, in Montgomery, Ala., a daughter of James and
Mrs. King was a resident of Washington for 32 years. She was a member
of the Friendship Baptist Church in Washington where she served as
president of the Missionary Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Gladys Albright of Pittsburgh; a son, Tommy
King of Temple Hills, Md.; a brother, Leroy Hicks of Pittsburgh; seven
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her husband, John King, died February 9, 1971.
KING-Friends of Ada B. King of 46 Elizabeth Street, Washington, who died
Friday, September 24, 1982, were received Sunday at the Harold D. Burch
Mortuary, 121 Ridge Avenue, Washington. Services will be held at 1 p.m.
Monday, September 27, at the Friendship Baptist Church with Dr. Leo Bell
officiating. Internment in Washington Cemetery.
Albert King, 84, of 132 West High Street, Waynesburg, and one of the
county's best known school teachers, died Sunday, November 22, in the
Greene County Memorial Hospital following a lingering illness.
Also active in church affairs, he was a Sunday School teacher and
treasurer at the Morrisville Methodist Church for the past 35 years;
was a charter member of the Greene County Gospel Singers and sang
with the all-county church choir.
He was born February 20, 1880, at Wana, W.Va., to the late James and Maria
Hughes King, but moved to the Wayne Township area at the age of five.
He joined the Kuhntown Methodist Church as a boy and then transferred
membership to the Morrisville Methodist in 1912, where he became superintendent
of the Sunday School, a teacher and treasurer of the church.
Mr. King attended Waynesburg College Normal School and graduated from
Waynesburg College Business School in 1903. He had already started
his teaching career in 1900 at the old Knisley School and was to teach for
46 years in the rural schools of Greene County.
At his retirement in 1950, he had been principal of the North Ward
School for 21 years. He had previously taught at East Ward and South
Ward elementary schools.
He also served as clerk for the Greene County Commissioners from 1916 to
1920 and was a member of the Greene County unit of the National Retired
Teacher's Association; Waynesburg Lodge 469 of the IOOF and the East
He was married December 23, 1903, to the late Nancy Emma Hixenbaugh
of Hundred, W.Va., who passed away Sept. 4, 1949. He was again married
on September 16, 1954, to Mary Elizabeth Dinsmore, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Edison King of Waynesburg; four grandchildren,
Robert E. King of Waynesburg, Donald N. King of Waynesburg RD 4, Gary N.
King of Waynesburg and Mrs. Doris Jean Knight of Corpus Christi, Texas and
eight great-grandchildren. He was the last of eight children in his family.
Mrs. Anna Elizabeth King, 64, Myrtle Creek, Oregon, a former resident
of Mt.Morris, died in her home after a lengthy illness on Friday,
February 2, 1979.
She was born February 4, 1914 at Elk Garden, W. Va., a daughter of the
late George and Bessie Sayers.
She was married November 27, 1929 to Boyd King, who died December
The King family resided at Mt. Morris for a number of years prior to
moving to Oregon in 1954.
Mrs. King was a member of the Assemblies of God Church at Myrtle Creek
and of the Women's Missionary Council of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs.Mark (Betty) Long of Roseburg, Oregon
and Mrs. Douglas (Shirley) Thomas of Myrtle Creek; seven grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Sayers of Elk Garden and George
Sayers of Maidsville, W. Va., and three sisters, Nellie Warnick of Elk
Garden, Mary Sollars of Mt. Morris and Bessie Webb of Upper Marlboro,
Funeral services were held February 4 at Myrtle Creek, with additional
services at Kitzmiller, Md. on February 7. Interment followed in Nethkin
Hill Cemetary, Elk Garden, W.Va.
Mrs. Anna Henderson Hennen King, wife of Thomas King, of near Graysville,
died at her home Monday, Dec. 4, 1916, in the 36th year. She was a daughter
of Sylvanus and Mary King and was born in Gilmore township. She was first
married to William Hennen, who died five years ago, and later Thomas
King, who survives her. One daughter by the first marriage, Miss Margaret
Hennen, also survives. The deceased was a member of the Jollytown
Methodist Episcopal church.
Funeral services were here at the late home Tuesday evening, at 7:30 o'clock,
in charge of the Rev. George Buhan, pastor of the Fairmont United
Interment Wednesday in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, near New Freeport.
Anne Minton King, formerly of Washington, died Friday, August 9, 1985,
in Evanston, Ill.
She was born November 1, 1893, in Washington, a daughter of James O.
and L. Victoria Minton.
Mrs. King was a member of the Westminster Presbyterain (sic) Church
of Decatur, Ill. She was a former member of the Church of the Covenant,
She was a homemaker.
On May 6, 1922, she married William H. King, who died in 1953.
Surviving are on daughter, Mrs. Myra Nevin of Wilmette, Ill; and three
grandchildren, Timothy William Nevin of Atlanta, Ga., Melissa Flautt
of Louisville, Ky., and Nancy Rutherford of Evanston, Ill.
Two brothers, Edward and Raymond Minton, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank
(Martha) Graham and Mrs. S.B. (Lois) McWreath, are deceased.
Graveside services will be held Monday, August 12, in the Washington
Cemetery with the Rev. Greg R. Bostrom officiating. Piatt and Barnhill
Funeral Directors Inc.
MRS. ARDATH KIGER KING, aged 55 years, of Pine Bank, R. D. 2, died
after a long illness at 8 a. m. Monday, March 21, 1966, at Blairsville.
Mrs. King, a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Stockdale Kiger,
was born March 26, 1910, in Jackson Township. She was a member of the
Bethany Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Arnold King; one daughter, Carolyn, wife of
David Simpson, of Cleveland, Ohio; one son, William, of Cleveland,
Ohio; four grandchildren; two brothers, John Kiger, of Deep Valley,
and Blair Kiger, of Hundred, W.Va.; and four sisters, Helen, wife of
Walter Hicks, of Huntington, W.Va.; Mrs. Hazel Davis, of Pine Bank;
Ella, wife of Harry Gray, of Monaca, and Mrs. Aldene Barr, of Weirton,
A sister, Irene, is deceased.
MRS. ARDATH KIGER KING
Thursday, March 24, 1966
at 1:00 p.m. in the
Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home
Rev. James McMillen
Brant Smith Arthur Bedilion
Robert Bunch Junior Main
Wayne Grim Robert Evans
Pine Bank Cemetery
Benjamin Franklin King, 82, died suddenly at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18,
1965, in his home at 12 Church Street, Cameron, W. Va.
Mr. King was born Jan. 1, 1883, at Aleppo, a son of William B. and
Elizabeth Evans King.
He retired after 33 years employment with Manufacturers Light and Heat
Company. He was a member of the Aleppo Grange, Modern Woodman of the World,
and the Columbian Club.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Minnie Simms King, whom he married
April 16, 1916, are one son, William B., of Cameron, W. Va.; two daughters,
Mrs. Oran Shriver, of Millersburg, Ohio, and Mrs. M. K. Talpas, of
Waynesburg; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Mason
of Waynesburg, and Mrs. Jessie Hicks, of Danville, Va.
Services were held Monday with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Written in loving remembrance of Mrs. Bertha Zimmerman King, wife of
Allison King, who departed this life January 12, 1911. She was aged 29
years, 10 months and 16 days.
Some years ago she united with the M.E. church of Kuhntown and was baptized.
She had suffered 18 months, but she said if it was God's will she was
ready to die. She leavetos (sic) mourn her loss a husband and four
small children yiz: Orval, Geneva, Marie and James Henry, but four weeks
old, and Nellie Belle who proceeded her to the other shore about five
Besides her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmerman she leaves four brothers
and six sisters: Mrs. Mattie Walters, of Brock, Pa., Mrs. Nora Yeager,
of Blacksville, William and Charles Zimmerman, Mrs. Emma Tennant,
of Washington County, Thomas and Robert Zimmerman, Mrs. Osa Headlee,
of Spraggs, Pa., Gertie and Blanche at home. Besides a host of relatives
and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Arnett, after
which the remains were laid to rest in the Pine Bank cemetery to wait
the ressurrection morn.
Farewell, dear aunt, thou has left us,
Left us for your home on high,
But we hope again to meet thee,
Where we'll never say goodbye.
As she lay so sweetly in her casket,
We thought of days gone by;
She has gone to meet her darling Nellie,
In a home beyond the sky.
Precious mammma, she has left us,
Left us, yes, but not forever more;
For we hope to meet thee,
On that bright and happy shore.
Lonely the house, and sad the hours,
Since our dear one has gone;
But oh a brighter home than ours,
In Heaven is now her own.
Home,is now - broken. Mamma is not here;
Heaven retaineth now our treasure.
Earth the lonely casket keeps,
Where the sainted mother keeps.
Earth, has lost its looks of gladness,
Heaven seems to us more bright;
Since the spirit of our dear one,
Has took its happy homeward flight.
And we long to cross that river,
Long to rest upon that shore,
There to see, and know and love them,
With the Saviour, evermore.
Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly,
When our work, like hers, is done.
Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe when storms are o'er,
On the border land we left her,
Soon to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world of changes,
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved one,
In our Father's mansion fair.
Tis ours to miss thee, all our years,
And tender memories of thee keep;
Thine in the Lord to rest, for so
He giveth his beloved sleep.
Beulah Minger King, 55, of 375 Liberty Avenue, Washington,
died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, December 13, 1980, in Washington Hospital
Extended Care Facility.
She was born February 27, 1925, in Pine Grove, W.Va., a daughter of Santford
and Myrtle Crawford Minger.
Mrs. King belonged to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Washington.
On October 18, 1941, she married Guy King, who died February 2, 1976.
Surviving are a brother Cecil Minger of Charleston, W.Va., and one sister,
Reda Aberegg of Jacksonburg, W.Va.
KING-Services for Beulah King, of 375 Liberty Avenue, Washington,
who died Saturday, December 13, 1980, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, December 15, in the Stewart F. Barnhill Funeral Home, Stewart
F. Barnhill, Supervisor, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, by the Rev. Marc
The body will lie in state in Union Baptist Church, Crossroads, W.Va.,
from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, time of services in charge the Rev. Jack Hart.
Burial in Cross Cemetery, Wana, W.Va., in lieu of flowers, the family
suggests contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society. Piatt and
Barnhill Funeral Directors, Inc.
Billy Eugene King, 40, of Wadestown, died Thursday afternoon at Lock
He was born at Wadestown January 2, 1925, a son of Harry M. and Mary
He was married to Glendora Taylor November 23, 1946.
Survivors, other than his parents and wife, are the following; his paternal
grandfather James King; three brothers, Mack B., John K. and Jack L.
all of Wadestown.
The deceased was a communications technician with the Manufacturers
Light and Heat Company.
He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Littleton Lodge AF and
AM No. 131. He was also a member of Wheeling Consistory and the Crusader's
IOOF Lodge of Wadestown. He was Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of
IOOF of West Virginia.
Mrs. Blanche Kuhn King, 89, of Sycamore, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 7,
1971, at her home.
She was born January 28, 1882, at Kughntown, a daughter of the late Newton
and Elizabeth Knapp Kuhn.
Her husband, Harry King, died in 1942.
She was a member of the Bates Fork Baptist Church and the Ladies Aid Society
of the church.
On January 31, 1952, she retired as postmaster of the Deerlick-Sycamore
section of Greene County after 44 years service. She is a member of the
National Association of Retired Civil Employes (sic).
Surviving are two daughters, Georgia May, wife of Charles Henderson,
of Pittsburgh and Elizabeth (Betsy), wife of Clyde E. Smith, of Sycamore,
R.D. 1; six grandchildren; 24great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia
Reed, of Florence and Mrs.Goldie Phillippi, of Prosperity, R.D.2 (Ruff Creek)
and several nieces and nephews.
One daughter, Isabelle Marie, died in 1938. Two sisters and one brother
also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Blanche McCormick King, 53, of Monongalia County, W.Va., died
Friday, December 14, 1973 at the West Virginia University Medical
She was born April 7, 1920 in Monongalia County, the daughter of the
late Donley and Maggie Bowen McCormick, and was married to Donald
King, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John King of Dilliner; five daughters, Mrs.
Maggie Goodwin, Mrs. Ruth Gunnoe and Mrs. Dorothy Wilkins, all of Mt.
Morris; Mrs. Virginia Smith of Cassville, W.Va.; and Mrs. Ada Miller
of Maidsville, W.Va.; four brothers, Cecil McCormick and Stanley McCormick,
both of Morgantown, W.Va. R.D. 1; John McCormick of Mt. Morris; and Donley
McCormick of Westover, W.Va.; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Yoney of Mt. Morris.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 17, with burial in Cedar Grove
David C. King, 82, of 72 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, died on Tuesday,
March 6, at the Washington County Health Center.
He was born on Jan. 28, 1897 at St. Leo, W.Va., the son of the late
William Jasper and Rachel Ann Bedford King. His wife, Frances Gail Shaw,
Mr. King spent most of his life in Waynesburg and has lived in Washington
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, George W. King of Washington.
Two grandchildren, Rena Gail Burnfield of Lawrenceville, N.J., and Sharon
Grace King of Monongahela, also survive. Two brothers survive, Robert
King of Rogersville and John King.
He is preceded in death by a son James and two daughters, Mary Ann and
Sarrah Louise, six sisters and two brothers.
He was a retired farmer and teamster and worked at the Mather Mine and
the Greene County Brick and Stone Company.
Mr. King was a member of the First Christian Church in Waynesburg.
Friends of David King, 82, of 74 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, who died
Tuesday March 6 were received at the Ff? Behm Funeral Home Thursday
March 8 from 9 P.M. and on F? from 2 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be
held Saturday at 1 P.M. ?? the Rev. Kenneth T?
"Side portion cut off"
Gayle L. King, 86, of Wind Ridge, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, December
25, 1980, in the McConaughey Guest Home in Cameron, W. Va.
She was born Sept 9,1894, in Aleppo Township, a daughter of Smith
and Sarah Courtwright McCracken.
Mrs. King had spent most of her life in the Wind Ridge community and was
a member of the Wind Ridge Garden Club and the Wind Ridge Needle Club.
She was a member of the Cameron Brethren Church, but had attended
the Harmony Presbyterian Church at Wind Ridge, where she was a member
of the Sunday School Fellowship Class.
On July 9, 1919, she was married to Homer B. King, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Sarah Frances) Gray, of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; three grandchildren, Robert and Rita Piatt of Orlando, Fla., and
Timothy Gray of Fort Wayne; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs.
Bessie Gittings of Waynesburg, and a brother, Walter McCracken of Joppa,
Md.; and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Norma Piatt, a sister, Hattie Reese, and two infant brothers
preceded her in death.
[From the "Democrat-Messenger" 6-16-1980]
WAYNESBURG -- Sept. 1.  Harry G. King, 61, of Sycamore died at
3:30 o'clock this afternoon at his home, after a two hour illness
due to a heart attack.
Mr. King, who was well known throughout Greene County, was born January
30, 1881, in Aleppo Township. He was a son of W. B. and Elizabeth
Evans King. He resided in Aleppo Township until 25 years ago, when he
moved to Washington Township, where he spent the rest of his life. He
was an employe of the Carnegie Gas Company, and was retired four years ago
because of his health.
Since his retirement, Mr. King conducted a service station at Sycamore.
In 1902 he married Miss Blanche Kuhn, who survives. Mrs. King is the
postmaster at Sycamore.
Mr. King was the father of three children: Mrs. Georgia Henderson,
of Pittsburgh; Miss Elizabeth Ann King, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Miss Isabelle
King, who died in 1938. Also surviving are two brothers, Samuel L. King, of
Cameron, W. Va., and Benjamin F. King, of Cameron, W. Va., RD 1; four sisters,
Mrs. Mary Earl, of Angola, N.Y., Mrs. Jennie Hinderer, of Marysville,
O.; Mrs. Fannie Mason, of Waynesburg and Mrs. Jessie Hicks of Cameron, W.
Va., and five grandchildren.
Mr. King was a member of the Bates Fork Baptist Church at Sycamore,
and also of the Waynesburg, Masonic Lodge.
Herbert W. King, Sr., 73, of Masontown RD 1, died Saturday, June 1, 1974
at 12:30 a.m. in the Greene County Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 26, 1901 in Kitzmiller, Maryland, a son of the late Emanuel
and Jane White King.
His first wife, Agnes Puffenbarger preceded him in death on December
21. 1948. His second wife, Violet Jones Wamsley King survives.
Surviving in addition to his second wife are nine daughters, Mrs. Chesley
"Mary Jane" Hume, of Greenville, South Carolina, Mrs. W.E. "Pollyanna"
Stottlemeyer of Locklynn, Maryland, Mrs. James "Ruth" Greenwood of Greensboro,
Mrs. Clifford "Betty" Fulford of Okala, Florida, Mrs. William
"Norma" Richmond of Avella, Mrs. Raymond "Arlene" Ansell of Mt. Home, Idaho,
Mrs. Steve "Cathie" Laskosky of Carmichaels, Mrs. Robert
"Connie" Sweeney of Nemacolin and Mrs. Louis "Linda" Lawson of Mountain
Lake Park, Maryland. Two sons, Herbert of Latrobe and John of Houston,
Texas also survive.
Also surviving are five step-daughters; Mrs. Don "Viola" Black of Canonsburg,
Mrs. George "Helen" Minor of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Joe "Patty" Thomas of
Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Richard Richards of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Don "Wilma"
McKahn of Masontown.
Four step-sons, Raymond Jones of Masontown, Charles Wamsley of Belpre,
Ohio, William Wamsley of Greensboro and Earnest Wamsley of Akron,
Ohio also survive.
Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Kermit "Nellie" Lohr of Mountain
Lake Park, Maryland and two brothers, John King of Morgantown and Ervin
King of Louisville, Kentucky. Fifty-six grandchildren and two great-grand-
children also survive. One son, one daughter, one brother and four sisters
preceded him in death.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Masontown Congregation
of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He had lived for the past 15 years in the
Masontown area and for 30 years prior to that he had resided in eastern
Friends of Herbert W. King, Sr. of Masontown, RD 1 sho died Saturday,
June 1, 1974 are being received from 12 noon to 10 P.M. today in the Michael
Lucas Funeral Home, Carmichaels where services will be held at 2 P.M.
Tuesday, June 4 with John Huha officiating. Burial will follow in Garads
Homer B. King, 89, of Fort Wayne, Ind., a former resident of Wind Ridge,
died at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 1985, in Fort Wayne.
He was born August 30, 1895, in Aleppo Township, a son of Henry and Siddie
He had worked as a well tender for Columbia Gas Co. for 45 years before
Mr. King was a World War I veteran and a member of the Columbia Quarter
Century Club. While living in Wind Ridge, he attended the Harmony
His wife, Gayle McCracken King, died December 25, 1980. They were
married July 9, 1919.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jay [Sara Frances] Gray of Fort Wayne; three
grandchildren, Robert and Rita Piatt, of Orlando, Fla., and Timothy
Gray of Atlanta, Ga.; two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. May
Bane of Sharon and Mrs. Catherine Barney of Medina, Ohio.
A daughter, Norma Piatt, is deceased.
James H. King, son of W. B. and Elizabeth Evans King, was born near
Aleppo, Greene county, Pa., Jan. 29th, 1878, and was instantly killed by
a railroad train at Wheeling, Feb. 8th, 1916, aged 38 years and 16 days.
He was joined in marriage with Lessie Finch and to this union were born
two children, Wilma aged 15 years and Merle aged 13 years. He leaves to
mourn their loss his wife, two daughters, father, five brothers and four
sisters, viz. A. E. King of Wheeling, W. Va., W. H. King of McCracken,
Pa., Mrs. Mary Houston Earl of Angola, N.Y., S. L. King of Cameron,
W. Va., Mrs. J. E. Lewis of Cameron, RD 2, Mrs. Geo. M. Weimer of
Waynesburg, Pa., and Mrs. Harry Hicks of Cameron, W. Va.
He confessed Christ, a number of years ago and was a regular attendant
of the Thompson M. E. church of Wheeling, the pastor of which conducted
a short funeral service at the home Thursday evening, and Friday the body
was brought to Cameron where the funeral services were conducted in the
Christian Church by Rev. J. M. Murray of Aleppo, Pa., assisted by Rev.
Pierce of the Christian church and Rev. Craig of the M. E. church.
Interment in the Highland cemetery.
James F. King Sr., 79, of New Freeport RD 2, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday,
April 30, 1986, in Greene County Memorial Hospital. Although he had been
ill for several months, his death was unexpected.
He was born March 2, 1907, in Wadestown, W.Va., a son of Perry L. and
Frances Dulaney King. He lived his entire life in Greene County. He was
In his early life, he was a cattle drover and a butcher. For 18 years
he was employed by American Waterworks, retiring in 1968.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Strope King, whom he married March 5,
1930; a daughter, Mrs. John W. "Velva" Sowden of Mather; six sons,
James F. King Jr. of Hickory, Thomas W. and Donald W. King both of Waynesburg
RD 4, Fred D. King of Waynesburg RD 3, Albert L. King of New Freeport RD
2 and Joe B. King of Waynesburg RD 3; three sisters, Mrs. Addie Wise of
Washington, Thelma Strope of Waynesburg RD 1 and Elma Aberegg of Waynesburg
RD 4; two brothers, John E. King of Waynesburg RD 1 and Warren E. King of
Waynesburg; 23 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Donald, Paul and Orville King; two sisters,
Frances King and Kathleen Tennant, and two grandchildren.
MARY E. Cole King, aged 95 years, of Pine Bank, R. D. 2, died at 7:06
p.m. Sunday, August 13, 1972 in the Greene County Memorial Hospital
after a long illness.
She was born September 27, 1876 in Jackson Township, a daughter of
George and Elizabeth Geho Cole.
Her husband, William King died in 1948.
All of her life was spent in the Pine Bank area where she was a member
of the Pine Bank United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, Arnold, of Pine Bank; two grandchildren, William
of Williamsfield, Ohio; and Carolyn Simpson, of Cleveland, Ohio; two great-
grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.
An infant son is deceased.
Mrs. King was the last of her immediate family.
In Memory of
MARY E. KING
Wednesday, August 16, 1972
at 1:30 p.m. in the
Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home
Rev. Carol Adcock
William King Robert Carpenter
Dave Simpson Burl Tennant
Brant Smith Charles Daugherty
Pine Bank Cemetery
Minnie E. King, 95, of Waynesburg RD 4 died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24,
1987, following a long illness.
She was born September 5, 1891, in Springhill Township to George W. and
Alice Yoder Simms.
All of her life was spent in Greene County where she was a member
of the Windy Gap Church of God. Her husband, Ben F.K. King, died November
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Oren [Mabel] Shriver of Waynesburg
RD 4 and Mrs. Michael K. [Thelma] Talpas of Waynesburg RD 4, with whom
she made her Home the past 22 years; a son, William B. King, of Everett;
four grandchildren: Connie Blunt of Library, Martha Staggers of Carmichaels,
Linda Buler of Washington and Judith King of Everett; four great-grandchildren;
a sister, Hanna Bishop of Warren, Ohio, and two brothers, Harold and William
Simms, both of Aleppo.
Deceased are a daughter, Hazel, two sisters and six brothers.
[Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Cameron, W. Va.]
WANA, W.Va., Jan 2 - Funeral services for Mrs. Miriam Donley King, 85,
who died Saturday at the home of a son, Edward King of Wana, will be
conducted this afternoon. There will be a short service at her son's
home at 1 o'clock followed with further services at the Bula Baptist
Church. Burial will be in the Mason's Ridge Cemetery near Mt. Morris.
In addition to Edward King she is survived by the following children,
Denny King and Mrs. Lizzie Mundell both of Morgantown; Clarence King of
Brownsville, Pa., and Charley King of Washington, Pa. Sh is also survived by
16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Samuel L. King, 83 years, of Cameron, W. Va., died Tuesday, December
13, 1955, in Ohio Valley Hospital, Wheeling, W. Va. He had suffered a
stroke of paralysis a week ago. Mr. King was a son of William B. and Elizabeth
Evans King, and was born February 22, 1872, in Greene County. He had resided
in Cameron since 1907 and had been employed by the Manufacturers Light and
Heat Company. Mr. King was a member of the First Christian Church,
was a member of the official board, and an honorary deacon. He also
belonged to the Columbia Club, an organization of veteran gas employes
of the Columbia Gas Company of which Manufacturers Light and Heat Company
is a subsidiary.
On September 8, 1878 [1898?] Mr. King was united in marriage with Lucy
Della Riggle, who died September 9, 1941. Surviving are one daughter,
Mrs. Thelma C. Haught of Cameron, W. Va. He also leaves two grandchildren,
Richard Haught of Charleston, W. Va., and Mrs. Ruth Wright of St. Mary's,
W. Va.; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Mason of
Waynesburg, and Mrs. Jessie B. Hicks of Winchester, W. Va. [sic] one brother,
Benjamin F. King of RD Cameron, W. Va., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock in the Antill
Funeral Home in Cameron, conducted by Rev. Barney L. Stephens.
Interment in Highland Cemetery.
William Lindsay King died at his home on Mason's Ridge, near Mt. Morris, on
Saturday, July 22.
He was born on February 15, 1856, a son of William and Dorcas King. He
was 77 years, 5 months, and 7 days of age at the time of his death.
He is survived by his widow and the following children: Edward King, of
Wana, W.Va.; Elizabeth Mundell, James Denny King, and Ella Michael,
all of Morgantown, W. Va.; Charles King, of Waynesburg; Clarence King, of
Brownsville. A brother, Wesley King, of Davistown, also survives.
Funeral services were held in the King home Monday afternnon in charge of
Rev. T. Homer Smith of the Mt. Morris Methodist Episcopal church.
Interment was in the family burying ground.
WAYNESBURG, Feb. 19  -- William Henry King, aged 68 years, well
known resident of Aleppo Township, died at 5:30 o'clock tonight at his
home near Sugar Grove. Death was due to heart trouble, from which he
had suffered for two years.
Mr. King was born in Aleppo Township, October 24, 1868, and was a son of
William and Elizabeth Evans King. His entire life was spent in Greene County.
He was a retired oil and gas worker.
He married Siddie Houston, who survives, with the following children:
Arthur and Lonnie King of Marysville, Ohio; Homer King of Wind Ridge;
Mrs. Ray Barney, of Wind Ridge; Mrs. Walter McKerrihan, of Wind Ridge;
Mrs. Burns McCracken, Sugar Grove; Mrs. Burdette Bayne, of Sharon,
and Gene, at home.
There are 18 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters:
Samuel and Benjamin King, Cameron, W. Va.; Harry King, Sycamore; Mrs. Harry
Hicks, Cameron, W. Va.; Mrs. W. K. Mason, Waynesburg; Mrs. Mary Earl,
Angola, N.Y., and Mrs. William Hinderer, of Marysville, Ohio.
The funeral will be held Monday, February 22, with short services
at the home at 1 o'clock, and further services at 1:30 o'clock in the
Sugar Grove Union Church, in charge of the Rev. V. K. Betts. Burial
will be in the Sugar Grove cemetery.
Nancy Anna Kinney, 78, formerly of Waynesburg, died at 3 P.M. Thursday,
June 10, 1971, at the Fisher-Titus Hospital, Norwalk, Ohio, following
an illness of two years. She was born Nov. 3, 1892, in Richhill Twp., a
daughter of the last William Jasper and Emma Smith Chess. Her husband,
William L. Kinney, died in 1928. The early part of her life was spent in
Holbrook. For the past several years she had resided in Waynesburg.
For the past eight months she had made her home with her sons in West
Alexander and Norwalk, Ohio. When in Waynesburg she resided on Cherry
Surviving are two sons, William, of West Alexander and J. Kenneth,
of R. D. 1, Norwalk, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Mrs. Louie Kerns, of Wisconsin; Mrs. Mary Kerr, of Erie
and Mrs. Margaret Hughes Rush, of Waynesburg and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Washington Street United Methodist Church,
the WSCH of the church and the Women's Bible Class.
One daughter, Florence, two sisters and three brothers are deceased.
Friends of Mrs. Nancy Anna Kinney, formerly of Waynesburg, are being
received from 2-9 P.M. Saturday, in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral
Home 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at
1:30 P.M. Sunday, with Rev. Dean Hughes officiating. Burial in Rosemont
Robert Stoy Kinney, 56, of East High street, Waynesburg, died Sunday,
Oct. 3, 1948, in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, after a lingering
illness. A farmer and carpenter, he was the last member of his family.
Born Sept. 5, 1892, in Jackson Township, he was a son of the late
William and Rebecca Hughes Kinney. His wife, Gay Kinney, preceded
him in death nine years ago. He had spent most of his life in Greene
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Bissett, New Freeport; one son,
Keith Kinney, Waynesburg, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services for Robert Stoy Kinney, East High Street, Waynesburg,
who died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1948, will be held at 2 P.M. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in
the Church Funeral Home, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, with the
Rev. Lew F. Johnson officiating. Friends received at the funeral home after
7 P.M. Monday. Burial in Greene County Memorial Park.
David Knight, retired farmer, P. O. Oak Forest, Penn., was born in Greene
County, Penn., October 24, 1818. His parents, James and Cassandra
Knight, were natives of Greene County, where they were married and remained
until their death. David was united in marriage June 6, 1839, with Mary
Mrs. Knight was born in this county February 26, 1819, and is a daughter
of John and Mary Fry. They were also natives of Greene County, but moved
to West Virginia and resided until their death. To Mr. Knight and wife
have been born nine children, seven of whom are living -- Mary, Joshua,
Cassie J., Thomas J., Lucy A., Jemima and Harriet. The deceased are Catharine
and Eli. Mr. Knight has been successfully engaged in farming all his life,
and owns about 134 acres of land. In politics he is a Democrat. The Knight
family are pioneers of the county, and among its most highly respected
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of Greene County, Pennsylvania, (Nelson
and Rishforth and Co.: Chicago, 1888), p. 587.
Thomas Knight, farmer, P. O. Rogersville, Penn., was born in Franklin
Township, Greene County, Penn., November 27, 1820. His father and mother,
James and Cassandra Knight, were natives of this county, where they resided
until their death. Thomas Knight was united in marriage November 18, 1841,
with Nancy Wood, who was born in Jackson Township, October 13, 1822. Mrs.
Knight was a daughter of Micajah and Jane Wood, the former a native of
Pennsylvania, and the latter of Ireland. Both died in Greene County. Mr.
Knight by this marriage is the father of eight children, of whom five are
living. Mrs. Knight died March 8, 1863. On December 24, 1863, Mr. Knight
married for his second wife Miss Edna Sellers, who was born in Center
Township, October 30, 1829. Her parents were Christopher and Nancy
(Johnson) Sellers, both natives of Pennsylvania, who departed this life
in Greene County. Mr. Knight and wife have two children, one living. Mr.
Knight is a cabinet-maker by trade, but has been engaged in farming for
many years. He owns 212 acres of good land.
Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of Greene County, Pennsylvania,
(Nelson and Rishforth and Co.: Chicago, 1888), p. 587.
Miss Jane Kughn, aged 91 years, one of the eldest living residents
of southwestern Greene County, died at the Curry Memorial Home, Wednesday
evening, March 29, 1947, at 11 o'clock. She had spent her entire life in
the Kughnstown community, Wayne Township.
She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Christine Yeager Kughn. She was a
member of the Kughnstown Methodist Church. She was never married.
Surviving is one sister, Delilah, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Miss Jane Kughn, well known Wayne Township resident,
who died at the Curry Memorial Home Wed. evening March 19, 1947, will be
held Saturday afternoon, March 22, at two o'clock at the Kughntown
Methodist Church. In charge of Rev. Albert Merz. Burial will be in the
Pine Bank Cemetery. Friends are being received at any time at the George
I. Church Funeral Parlor, Waynesburg.
John L. Kughn was aged 70, well known resident of Center township
and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Jury commissioner,
died Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 1929, at 10:30 o'clock at the home of his
sister, Mrs. George Carpenter, of Rogersville. Mr. Kughn had not been in
good health for some time and a few weeks ago suffered a severe heart
attack in front of the court house. Mr. Kughn was born in Jackson
township, a son of Jackson and Eliza Kughn, deceased, and had spent all
his life in farming. Mr. Kughn was making his second race for nomination
for jury commissioner at the time of his death. He was a member of the Mt.
Zion Methodist Episcopal church and of the Knights of Pythias of Pine Bank.
Mr. Kughn was married three times, his third wife, Mrs. Minnie Orndoff
Kughn, surviving. His first wife was Mary Knight, and children surviving
by this marriage are Abram Kughn, of Bluff, and Mrs. Zella Syphers,
of Waynesburg. His second wife was Martha White and by this union he
leaves one daughter and ????ns; Mrs. Millie Lightner, of ???ok; Wesley
Kughn, of Oak For??? and David Kughn, of Blacksville, ??brother and two
sisters also survive namely, George Kughn, of Rogersville; Mrs. Rachel
Ellen Carpenter, in whose home his death occurred, and Mrs. Mary Alice
Carpenter, of Pine Bank. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.
Short services will be held in the Carpenter home, Rogersville, at 1O'clock,
followed by further services at 1:30 in the Rogersville Methodist
Protestant church. The services will be conducted by Rev. Francis G.
Viele, of Waynesburg. Interment will be in Rosemont cemetery, Rogersville.
Mrs. Minnie Orndoff Kughn, 67, widow of J.L. Kughn, died Tuesday,
July 13, 1948, at 5:10 a.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilbur
Shriver, Pine Bank, RD 1. Mrs. Kughn had been in ill health for a year
and a half, but her condition did not become serious until three days
before her death.
A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born December 29, 1880, a
daughter of the late Inghram and Siddie White Orndoff. She married
J. L. Kughn, whose death occurred in 1929. Mrs. Kughn was a member
of the Willow Grove Christian Church. All her life was spent in Center
Township, where she was widely known. Besides the daughter at whose
home she resided, she leaves a grandson, three brothers, Thomas and Blaine
Ordoff, of Waynesburg, and Robert Orndoff, of Pittsburgh, and two sisters,
Mrs. Flora Thomas, of Waynesburg, RD 5, and Mrs. Sudie Cole, of Pine Bank.
Three sister are deceased.
Friends of Mrs. Minnie Orndoff Kughn, widow of J. L. Kughn, who died
Tuesday, July 13, 1948, are being received at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Wilbur Shriver, Pine Bank, RD 1, where funeral services will be
held Thursday, July 15, at 2 P.M. Burial in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.
Scott Funeral Service, Rogersville, in charge.
Velma S. Kughn, 71, of Rogersville, died Wednesday, October 24, 1973 at
Greene County Memorial Hospital after being seriously ill for the past
She was born Sept. 17, 1902 at Lima, West Virginia a daughter of the late
Mathias Sheridan and Laura Snider Stockdale.
Her husband Guy Kughn, who she married on March 16, 1920 preceded
her in death on October 14, 1961.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Herman "Ellen" Kidwell of Crestline,
Ohio, Mrs. Ralph "Margaret" Jones of Waynesburg and Mrs. Joseph "Clarice"
Main of Waynesburg, RD 5. A son Kenneth of Waynesburg RD 5 also survives.
In addition seventeen grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren also survive.
A sister Mrs. Bernice Pfender of Rogersville, and seven brothers Russell of
Mars, Hillard of Waynesburg, RD 5, Millard of Waynesburg RD 1, Glenn of
Waynesburg, Conrad of Painsville, Ohio, Gale and Randolph of St. Petersburg,
A brother Ralph preceded her in death.
She spent most of her life in the Center Township area and for many years
her husband had owned and operated a store restaurant at Rogersville.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist
Friends of Velma Kughn, of Rogersville, who died Wednesday, October 24,
1973 are being received in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville
where services will be held at 1 P.M. Saturday, Oct. 27, with Rev. John
Baughman officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosemont Cemetery.
Amanda Jane Kuns was born at Baltimore, Md., May 22, 1846, and died at
the home of her daughter Mrs. Nellie G. Freet, in Garwin, on Oct. 11,
1920, at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 19 days.
When she was but eight years of age her parents brought her to the
vicinity called Union Grove, about five miles northwest of Garwin,
where she resided until her marriage to Shephard Poland on December
Six children were born to this union- Wm. E., Cora H., Iva Myrtle,
Benny S., Nettie May and Mrs. Nellie G. Freet, all, except the last of
whom died before their mother. Mr. and Mrs. Poland moved to South
Dakota and remained there for a few years but returned to this vicinity
about 29 years ago, finally locating at Gladbrook in 1901. Mr. Poland
died at Gladbrook April 24, 1915. Mrs. Poland continued to make that
place her residence until taken by her final illness. This period
of bedfastness lasted ten weeks and has been a demonstration of Christian
patience. She was prepared to leave this life and only waited the summons.
On January 18, 1893, she was baptized into her Lord and during all of
these years has been a faithful deciple [sic] of his. During her Gladbrook
residence she found fellowship in the United Brethren church. She was
actively interested in the W.C.T.U.
She is survived by her daughters Mrs. Freet of Garwin, and two grandchildren,
LeRoy and Lorraine Freet, and by a brother, Ira Kuns, of Austin, Minnesota,
also two sisters, Mrs. George Welch, of Otis, Colorado, and Mrs. Mary Swartout,
of Reehights, S.D. and by Mes. Clifford Poland, who is the wife of a
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Poland, who was reared in the Poland home as
a foster child. The pall bearers were G. W. Conant, M. A. Conant,
J. W. Brothers, George Freet, Charles Ambler and T. W. Higgins. Appropriate
hymns were sung by Mrs. J. L. Reedy, Mrs. M. Schaeferle, Rev. Fillmore and
A. J. Van Horn, while Mrs. Homer Berger, Mrs. Dr. F. T. Launder, Mrs. Nellie
Smith and Mrs. C.C. Bratt acted as flower bearers. Interment was made at
the Union Grove cemetery where Mr. Poland was buried.
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