John N. Reeves, May 14- John N. Reeves, 62, well-known stationary
engineer, died suddenly this morning at his home on North Maiden street,
Mr. Reeves was a lifelong resident of Greene County. He was born Aug. 30,
1882, on Coallick, in Franklin Township. He was a son of George and Pamelia
His first wife, Ruth Moredock Reeves, die in 1917. His second wife, Emma
Kinney, survives. Also surviving are the following children by the first
wife: Harold Reeves, Waynesburg, RD 6; Albert Reeves, Charleroi, and Mabel,
wife of James Garrettson, Jr., Sycamore, RD 2. One son, Forrest Reeves is
There also survives one step-daughter, Mrs. George Rice, Waynesburg;
one grandchild; one sister and two brothers, Mrs. frank Crayne, Millsboro;
Hicey Reeves, Marianna, RD 2, and William Reeves, Waynesburg, RD.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg. He was employed
as a stationary engineer for the last 40 years at the Carnegie Gas Company
pump station, two miles east of Waynesburg.
Funeral services for John N. Reeves, of Waynesburg, who died Monday morning,
May 14, 1945, will be held Wednesday afternoon, May 16, at two o'clock, from
the Samuel P. Weaver Funeral Home, West High Street, in charge of Rev.
C. C. Rich. Burial will be in Oakmont Cemetery. Friends will be received at
any time at the Weaver Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nancy Chess Reeves, aged 71, a resident of Wind Ridge, R. D. 1,
died at her home Thursday night at 11 o'clock following a three months'
She was born April 15, 1866 in Richhill Township, the daughter of Henry
and Susanna Courtwright Chess. Mrs. Reeves was twice married. Her first
husband was Joseph DeBerry, who died 53 years ago. Her second husband was
John Reeves, who survives, together with one son, Wilbert DeBerry, by
her first marriage and seven children by the second marriage: William H.
Reeves, McClelandtown; Albert J. Reeves, Bakerstown; D. H. Reeves,
Cameron; Mrs. S. O. Eddy, Brave; Mrs. Pearl Conklin, Wind Ridge; Charles Reeves,
Charleroi, and Miss Ruth Reeves, of Canonsburg.
Eighteen grandchildren also survive.
The deceased was a member of the Long Run Church of God.
Short services will be held from the late home at 1:30 o'clock on Sunday
afternoon with further services in the Wind Ridge Presbyterian Church. Rev.
V. E. Betts will be in charge. Interment will be in Wind Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Hannah Matilda Rhome, 69, wife of Harry Rhome, died Monday, Feb. 3,
1947, at 10 p.m. in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Stout, of Moultrie,
near Minerva, Ohio. She had been in poor health for some time.
Mrs. Rhome was born near Freeport, Pa., a daughter of the late David and
Sarah Jane Strope Main. She spent most of her life in Greene County but
had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Stout, since last September.
She was a member of the Church of God at Minerva. In addition to her husband,
she is survived by five sons: James E. Rhome, of Moundsville, W.Va.,
Walter E. Rhome, of Garrison, Frank I .J. Rhome, of Minerva, Ohio, Charles
A. Rhome, of Alliance, Ohi., and Homer Rhome, at home; five daughters:
Mrs. Charles Coss and Mrs. Samuel Stout, of near Minerva, Mrs. Jack Morris,
of New Freeport, Mrs. Clarence Smith, of Alliance, and Mrs. Glen Park, of
Three brothers, George Main, of Garrison, Wesley Main, of Noel, N.C., and
John Main, of Waynesburg, and a half-brother, Henry Main, of Rock Lick,
W.Va., also survive along with 41 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Laura E. Rhome, age 85, of 745 West Grant St., Houston, died at
11:55 p.m., on Monday, July 5, 1971, at the Canonsburg General Hospital,
following an illness of two weeks.
Mrs. Rhome was born November 25, 1885, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Nathan
B. and Sarah E. Sharp Ward. She had been a life-time resident of the Canonsburg-
Mrs. Rhome was a member of the Central Assembly of God Church, Houston.
Her husband, Melvin J. Rhome, died April 24, 1966.
Survivors include the following children, Gladys, wife of George Schussler,
Houston, with whom she made her home; Alice, wife of Harry Portis,
Stoney Creek, Va.; Elizabeth, Gibsonia; Mrs. Margaret Layburn, Emporia,
Va.; Mollie, wife of Albert McElhaney, Canonsburg; John [Jack is correct],
Cleveland, Ohio; James, Dallas, Tex.; Howard, Canonsburg, and [a brother]
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-
great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Dr. James Phillips Rice, 70, of 189 W High St., Waynesburg, retired
professor of business administration at Waynesburg College died at 5:30
p.m. Saturday in Greene County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rice had been in
failing health since last August.
He was born in Waynesburg April 2, 1905, the son of the late George
Enoch and Edna Jane Phillips Rice, and had spent most of his life in
He was educated in the Waynesburg public schools, was a graduate of Waynesburg
High School in the class of 1923, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
in the class of 1927 and received his degree in business administration
at the University of Pittsburgh in 1957.
Before coming associated with the college in 1942 he was employed
for three years at the Irving Trust Company of New York City. He was also
the owner and manager of the Oakmont cemetery in Waynesburg. Dr. Rice was
on the college faculty from 1942 until his retirement in 1971.
He was a member and a former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of
Dr. Rice was married Nov. 17, 1923 to Stella Pitcock, who survives.
He is also survived by one son, John C. Rice of Waynesburg RD 2, and four
daughters, Mrs. Dr. Andrew "Edna May" Barger of Wheeling, W.Va.; Mrs. Robert
E. "Alice Mary" Long of Carmichaels; Mrs. Kenneth J. "Helen Jean" Paul
of Yuncasville, Conn., and Mrs. Donald E. "Gertrude Eleanor" Forsythe,
of Rochester; also by 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren,
and by an aunt, Mrs. Sarah L. P. Whitbeck, of Florida, and by several nieces
and nephews. Three other children, one brother and one sister are deceased.
Friends of James Phillips Rice of Waynesburg, who died Saturday, will be
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. today at the Samuel P. Weaver Funeral
Home in Waynesburg, where services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday with
Rev. Dr. J. E. Victor Carlson and Rev. David Barrett officiating.
Interment at a later date, will be in Oakmont Cemetery.
Elizabeth Gilbert Rinehart, 83, of 263 West High Street, Waynesburg,
died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 1974 at the Greene County Memorial
Hospital after having been seriously ill for the past few weeks.
She was born August 28, 1890 in Jackson Township, a daughter of the late
Waltman and Marie Wise Gilbert. Her husband Jesse L. Rinehart, Sr., preceded
her in death on August 23, 1951.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Daniel "Kathleen" Moore of Fountain
Valley, California and two sons, Willis G. of Washington and Jesse L.
Rinehart, Jr., of Waynesburg. A daughter, Betty Ruth Rinehart Phillips,
preceded her in death.
Also surviving are three granddaughters, Mrs. Robert "Carole" Boyd of
Garden Grove, California, Mrs. Ted "Sandy" Gross of Washington and Mrs.
Herman "Lana" Higgins of San Mateo, California. A grandson, Ronald L.
of Waynesburg survives. Two great-grandchildren, Nicola and Jacqueline
also survive. Two sisters, Mrs. Grace Wood, of Waynesburg and Mrs. Rhetta
Rhodes of Pittsburgh also survive. Three brothers preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and had spent most
of her life in the Delphine area and having lived the past 20 years in
Friends of Elizabeth Gilbert Rinehart who died Sunday, May 19, 1974 are
being received from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Monday and from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. and
from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Tuesday in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral
Home, North Maiden Street, Waynesburg where funeral services will be
held at 1:30 P.M. Wed. with Rev. Henry A. Uoung officiating.
Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park.
Herman S. Rinehart, 78, of Waynesburg RD 2 "Morrisville", died at 1:45
p.m. Thursday, March 4, 1965 in the Greene County Memorial Hospital,
He was born December 20, 1886, in Waynesburg, a son of the late S.S. and
Mary Ellen Lippencott Rinehart.
All his life was spent in the Waynesburg community, where he was active
in community affairs.
He was an active member of the Morrisville Methodist Church where he
was a member of the Bible Class and while his health permitted, was active
in the church dartball league. He was a retired painting contractor.
Surviving are his widow, Emma D. Pollock Rinehart, whom he married
September 12, 1908; one daughter, Nora, wife of John Ross, of Mather;
two sons, Byron Rinehart of Painesville, Ohio and Albert Rinehart
of Miami, Florida; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Fanny Whitlatch; two brothers, Edward
and Charles Rinehart, all of Waynesburg RD 2, and several neices and nephews.
Two sisters, Mrs. Mark Morris and Mrs. Jesse Smith and one grandson
Friends of Herman S. Rinehart of R D 2, Waynesburg "Morris-
who died Thursday, March 4, 1965, are being received after 7 P.M. Friday
at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, 197 N. Maiden St., where
services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday with Rev. M. B. Clendenin and Rev.
Paul Brotherton in charge. Burial at Greene County Memorial Park.
Mrs. Hester Moore Rinehart, 93, widely known and highly esteemed resident of
the Delphene community in Jackson Township, died at 10 A. M. Wednesday
Nov. 23, 1955, in her home. Her death follows a long illness, which
had its inception July 5, 1954.
Her husband, George N. Rinehart, died Oct. 4, 1932. She spent her entire
in Jackson Township. For many years she and her husband operated a general
store at Delphene and was intimately acquainted with all of the residents of
As a small girl she saw soldiers returning home from the Civil War. Later
she saw the excitement which prevailed in the Delphene and Bristoria
sections when the first oil and gas wells were being drilled and the gas
and oil lines laid.
Mrs. Rinehart was born May 22, 1862, and was a daughter of Henry Moore and
Mary Strawn Moore. She was one of a family of 12 children, only one of whom,
W. H. Moore, of Washington, Pa., is still living.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ida Woodruff, of Delphene. Four other
sons and daughters are deceased. They were Austin Rinehart, Simon Rinehart
Jesse Rinehart and Mrs. Louis Whipkey.
Other survivors include eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren
and six great, great-grandchildren.
One of her grandchildren, Russell Rinehart, of Waynesburg, made his home
with his paternal grandparents and was reared by his grandmother when he
was still a small child.
A large number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Mrs. Rinehart was a member of Centennial Church of God.
Death Tuesday ended the long and active life of Mrs. Mary Ellen Rinehart,
one of Greene County's oldest residents who passed away at her home in
Mrs. Rinehart, who missed the century mark by two years, celebrated
her 98th birthday on Thursday, Feb. 9. Following a family dinner in her home
on Sunday, Feb. 12, she became ill and had been bedfast until her death.
A lifelong resident of Franklin Township, Mrs. Rinehart was born in 1852, a
daughter of Andrew Jackson and Mary Ellen Flowers Lippencott, pioneer
residents of this vicinity. She was the last living member of her family.
Her husband, Simon S. Rinehart preceded her in death 14 years ago.
Mrs. Rinehart always lived in Morrisville. She attended the log school known
as Bridgeport School. Her first teacher was Judge James Inghram. She joined
the Morrisville Methodist Church when she was 12 and continued an active
member as long as health permitted.
Mrs. Rinehart had a fondness for antique dishes, glassware and silver and
her special pride was her pitcher collection. Antique pitchers, pitchers
from a distance and modern pitchers, each with a bit of history number more
than 200. A tiny white pitcher was a gift from Mrs. Edward Martin when
she resided at Harrisburg as the first lady of the state. It was Mrs. Martin's
collection that inspired Mrs. Rinehart to start her own.
On October 6, 1923 she and her husband celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary. They were the parents of ten children, five of them surviving.
They are, Mrs. Matie Smith, Wheeling, W.Va., Edward H. and Charles L.
Rinehart at home, Herman Rinehart of Morrisville, and Mrs. Fannie
Whitlatch, of Waynesburg. A foster son, James McClean resides in Toledo,
Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her family. Friends are being recieved
at the family home in Morrisville.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon in the Aimone Funeral
Home for Mrs. William "Fanny" Rithmiller. Mrs. Rithmiller, 88, died Friday
in the Streator Hospital (April 5, 1957) where she had been a patient
since February 8, when she fell and fractured her leg.
Howard Roseberry, minister of the Toluca Christian church officiated.
Mrs. Henry McGhiey played a prelude of organ music and accompanied
Robert Rankin Jr, when he sang "In The Garden," and "Abide With Me."
Pall bearers ere: Kenneth Litchfield, Bernie Peters, Ed Bladwin, Jack Gerardo,
Edwin Foster and Jack Rithmiller. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery at
the deceased was born November 2, 1868, in Jacktown PA., to the late James
and Emma McGlumphy. She married William C. Rithmiller in Minonk June 5,
1894. He died March 14, 1936.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Mildred) Litchfield of Toluca,
with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Harry (Pauline) Reising of Livingston
Mont., two grandchildren, Russel and George Litchfield of Toluca and five
grandchildren. Also two sisters Della Bane of Los Angeles, California
and Miss Katherine McGlumphy of West Finley, PA
Mrs. Rithmiller had resided in Toluca since 1893 and taught rural schools
prior to her marriage. She was a member of the Toluca Christian Church and
the Loyal Women's Bible Class.
Vanie Marie Roach, 80, of Waynesburg RD 4 "near Oak Forest", died after
a long illness at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 1978 in the Extended
care Unit at Washington Hospital.
Miss Roach, a daughter of the late Elzie E. and Mary Ellen Cole Roach,
was born October 24, 1887 near Washington but resided all of her adult life
in the Oak Forrest community, where she made her home for more than 60
years with the late Lynn and Ica Husk Stewart.
She attended Waynesburg College and for several years taught elementary
classes in the former Wayne Township School District.
She was a member of the Pursley Baptist Church and of the Missionary
Society of the church.
A sister, Ruth Roach of Washington, survives. A brother Lyndon Roach is
Friends of Vanie Marie Roach, of RD 4, Waynesburg, who died Saturday,
will be received at the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home from 2:00 to
4:00 P.M. and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Monday with funeral services at 1:00
P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 24, from the funeral home. The Rev. Andrew Hobbs will
officiate. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Rogersville.
Mrs. Aldine Boone Roberts, 49, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 1950, at
her home on Smith Creek, Waynesburg, RD 5.
Mrs. Roberts was born August 14, 1891, in Jackson Township, Greene
County, a daughter of William T. and Minnie E. Morris Boone, who survive.
She attended Waynesburg High School and Waynesburg College, and for some
time taught public school in Greene County.
In 1924, she was united in marriage with Bryan W. Roberts, who died May
27, 1949. They resided on Coraopolis for 25 years, and since her husband's
death, Mrs. Roberts made her home with her parents, Waynesburg, RD 3. She
was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis.
Surviving, besides her parents, are one daughter, Nancy Ellen Roberts,
of Pittsburgh; and four brothers, Donley Boone, Howard Boone, Lloyd Boone
and William T. Boone, all of Waynesburg.
Following an illness of 10 days, Mrs Barbara Braden Roberts, 84, died Thursday
afternoon, March 19, 1942, at 4:30 at the home of her son, J.M. Roberts,
of New Freeport.
Born January 1, 1858, in Jackson Township, Mrs. Roberts was a daughter of
the late Jackson and Mary Ann Stickles Braden, and was the widow of Dennis
Roberts, who died in 1935. She spent most of her life in Gilmore Township,
and since the death of her husband had been living at the home of a son,
E. M. Roberts, Washington, R.D. 6. She was a member of the Oak Grove
Surviving are the following children; Mrs Harry Roberts, New Freeport,
R.D.; J. M. Roberts, New Freeport; Mrs. J.L. Shriver, Pine Bank, and E. M.
Roberts, Washington R.D. 6; besides 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grand-
One brother and one sister also survive; Henry Braden, Baltimore,
and Mrs. Mary Keener, Waynesburg.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon March 22, at 2 O'clock from
the Ralph H. Scott Funeral Home, Rogersville, Interment will be in the Roberts
Cemetery, Friends will be received at the funeral home at any time.
(Waynesburg Messenger obit March 20, 1942)
Kenneth Eugene Roberts, 61, of Sycamore, RD 1, died at 10 p.m. Thursday,
May 9, 1974, at the Greene County Memorial Hospital. He had been in his
usual health and death was unexpected.
He was born July 3, 1912 at Center Township near Holbrook, a son of the
late William S. and Agnes Gilbert Roberts. Following the death of his
parents, he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Sanney of Rutan.
His wife, Paula Kiger Roberts, whom he married September 15, 1936, survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Thomas J. "Martha
Jean" Dulaney, Waynesburg RD 4, and Betty Ann Roberts, at home; two grandsons,
Steven and David Dulaney; and one sister, Mrs. John H. "Marie" Hull, of
He spent most of his life in the Rogersville, Rutan, Graysville area and
was a member of the Rogersville United Methodist Church. He was employed
for several years by Texas Eastern and for the past few years owned and
operated a service station at Graysville.
Elsie Marie Robison, 41, of Holbrook, RD 1, died at 11 p.m. December
15, 1964, at her home following a lingering illness.
Born August 11, 1923, at Taylorstown, Washington County, the daughter of
Edward R. Morris of Washington and the late Myrtle Waychoff Morris, she
resided in Jackson Township for the past 11 years.
She was a member of the Sugar Cove Union Church and attended Holbrook
Christian the last few years.
On August 9, 1943, she married Henry R. Robison, Jr., who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Elaine of Washington; Carol of Morgantown,
W.Va. and Jennie at home; two sons, Larry and Ronald, both at home and her
step-mother, Mrs. Blanche Morris.
U.S. Army veteran of World War II
Henry R. "Junior" Robison Jr., 78, of New Freeport R.D.1, died at 8:05
p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1999, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home,
Waynesburg, after a brief illness.
He was born December 30, 1920, in Washington Township, Ruff Creek,
Greene County, a son of Henry R. and Inez M. Ullom Robison Sr.
Mr. Robison formerly attended Macedonia and West Union churches and was
attending Bethany United Methodist Church in Nettle Hill at the time of
He was a member of American Legion Post 0400 at Carmichaels.
Mr. Robison was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant with the
78th Army Air Force Base Unit.
He was a farmer and self-employed auto mechanic most of his working life.
He formerly served as a road supervisor in Jackson Township for several years
and was a former school bus driver in West Greene School District.
Mr. Robison was the former owner and operator of the Holbrook gas station
from 1969 to 1978, prior to his retirement in 1979.
On August 9, 1943, he married Elsie Marie Morris, who died December
For over 20 years he made his home with Gladys P. Moore Taylor, who died
March 8, 1993.
Surviving are three daughters, June Tustin of Graysville, Carol Snider of
Hot Springs, Ark., and Elaine Guidos of Washington; two sons, Larry
Robison of Waynesburg, and Ronald Robison of Holbrook R.D.1; three brothers,
Joe Robison of Marianna, Charles Robison of Washington, and Russell
Robison of Clarksville; three sisters, Estella Morris of Sycamore,
Margaret Rice of Graysville, and Betty Daugherty of Washington; nine
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Judy Lane
of Lawrence, Donna Allison of Burgettstown, and Debbie Mitko of Land-O-Lakes,
Fla.; a stepson, David Taylor of Weirton, W.Va.; seven step-grand-
children; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Jesse and Harley Robison.
From the "OBSERVER-REPORTER', Washington, Pa., Friday, January 29, 1999
Elizabeth Eddy Rogers, 89, of Brave, died at 7 p.m., Monday, following
a long illness.
She was born June 6, 1887 at Wayne Township near Brave, the daughter
of Samuel S. and Sadonia Maple Eddy. She was married to Adams Rogers,
who died in 1934. She spent all her life in the Brave area.
She is survived by three granddaughters, Mrs. Robert "Margaret Ann"
Reindfelder of Blawnox, Mrs. Richard "Betty" Wolfe of Pittsburgh and Mrs.
William "Mary Louise" Meighen of Portersville; ten great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews. One son, Willie Elbert Rogers, died February 6,
1972. One granddaughter, Mary Ellen Polites, one sister, Ida Shriver
and two brothers, Charlie Eddy and John Eddy are dead.
She was a member of the Assembly Church of God at Brave.
Mrs. Mary Fonner Ross, aged 86 years, one of the well known women of
Richhill township, passed away suddenly at her home about 4 o'clock
January 18, 1916. Mrs. Ross had been ill a short time ago but was thought
to have recovered. She became worse Tuesday morning and death came quickly.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Fonner; Mrs. Ross was born
April 5, 1829. She was united in marriage to Asa Ross who died some years
ago. To the union were born 11 children, eight of whom are still living:
Mrs. S. T. Courtwright, Moundsville, W. Va.; M. E. Ross, Clay Center,
Kansas, J. M. Ross, Walnut, Kansas; Mrs. I. H. Taylor and Mrs. J. R.
Burke, Washington; Mrs. J. M. Burns, Waynesburg; Mrs. D. K. Irwin,
Brownsville, and Mr. F. P. Ross, Chicago. Mrs. Ross was a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church and had a wide circle of friends throughout
The funeral services will be conducted from the late home at 1 o'clock
Friday. Interment in the Wind Ridge cemetery.
From an unknown Waynesburg area newspaper.
Vera Esther Roup, 82, of Mark Avenue, Washington, died unexpectedly
at 5:07 P.M. Saturday, Dec. 27, 1986, in her home. She had been in declining
health for the past three years. She was born April 3, 1904 in Washington,
a daughter of Charles Amiah and Sarah Ann Patterson Castner.
For the past several years, she made her home with her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Iris Roup.
Mrs. Roup was a member of the Fairhill Manor Christian Church.
On April 13, 1920, she married Samuel Jay Roup, who died March 13, 1967.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leroy H. "Betty Jean" Tucker of Tulare,
Calif., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, Charles J. Roup; two brothers, Paul Patterson
Castner and Victor Leroy Castner.
Additional arrangements will be announced by the William G. Neal Funeral
Home Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington.
Daisey Ellen Roupe, 94, of 152 Oak Hill Dr., South Strabane Township,
formerly of Church Street, Washington, died at 12:01 Saturday, Dec. 24,
1983, in Washington Hospital.
She was born Jan. 3, 1889, in Wayne Township, Greene County, a daughter
of Peter and Rachel Province Moore.
Mrs. Roupe was one of the founders of Wesleyan Church which was started
in her home. She had served the church as treasurer, secretary and Sunday
School teacher and had been on the board of trustees.
On Oct. 7, 1908, she married James L. Roupe, who died Aug. 30, 1968.
Surviving are one daughter, Margaret Ann Goettel of Follansbee, W. Va.;
two sons, Ralph C. and Robert W. Roupe both of Washington; 10 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
and several sieces and nephews
A daughter, Mildred Jane Seyler, a grandson, a great-grandson, six sisters
and three brothers are deceased.
She was the last of her immediate family.
Friends of Daisey Ellen Roupe of 152 Oak Hill Drive, South Strabane
Township, formerly of Church Street, Washington, who died Saturday,
Dec. 24, 1983, were received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Monday in the
Hummell and Barnhill Funeral Home Inc., 585 Fayette Street, where services
will be conducted at 1 P.M. Tuesday, Dec. 27, with the Rev. Paul R. Gray
officiating. Private burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Edward Roupe, 77, of 32 Carmichaels Arbors, Carmichaels, died at 6:12 a.m.
Monday, September 17, 1984, in West Virginia University Hospital,
Morgantown, W. Va., after a six-week illness.
Mr. Roupe was born August 29, 1907, in Greene County, the son of Hiram and
Bessie Courtwright Roupe, and attended Greene County schools.
He was Protestant, and on February 12, 1943, married Georgia L. Loar Roupe,
The couple had lived at Harts Mills, Amity RD 1, where he had been a farmer
and moved to Aliquippa in 1952 where he was employed as a grinder at J
& L Seamless Tube Mill, retiring in 1973, after 27 years. He moved to
the Marianna-Clarksville area in 1970 where he resided until moving to
Carmichaels in 1981.
He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1211 in
Aliquippa and a member of the Greene County Citizens Club in Nemacolin.
Surviving in addition to this wife are three sons, Kenneth E. Roupe of
Baden, William L. Roupe of Chester, W. Va., Ronnie D. Roupe of Nemacolin;
two daughters, Mrs. Floyd "Clara V." Mountain of Hookstown and Mrs. Dick
"Connie B." Elliot of Unionville; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
six step-sisters, Mrs. Florence Jenkins of Amity RD 1, Mrs.Ruth Strawn of
Washington RD 7, Mrs. Wilda Loar of Waynesburg RD 1, Mrs. Erma Pauline
Phillips of Rochester, Mrs. Emma Jean Dalrymple of New Martinsville,
and Mrs. Freda Tennant of Waynesburg RD 4; several neices and nephews.
Deceased are one grandson, one brother, Clarence Roupe; two step-sisters,
Nora Loar and Mary Thomas and four step brothers, Wayne, Glen, Paul and
ROUPE -- Friends of Edward Roupe, of 32 Carmichaels, who died Monday,
September 17, 1984, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the E. Richard Nichol Funeral
Home, Marianna, where funeral services will be held at p.m. Thursday,
Interment in Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Glyde.
Etta Murray Roupe, 93, formerly of 497 East Chestnut Street, Washington,
died Thursday, May 10, 1979 in the home of a niece, Gladys Brown,
Hickory Grade Road, Soutg Fayette Township, Allegheny County.
Most of her life was spent in the Bentleyville and Eighty Four areas of
Washington County and she was the oldest member of the Emmanuel United
Presbyterian Church of Eighty Four.
She was married Oct. 23, 1926 to George Roupe who died in March, 1935.
She was the last of her immediate family.There were no children.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Friends of Etta Murray Roupe, formerly of 497 East Chestnut Street
Washington and also of Bentleyville and Eighty Four, who died Thursday,
May 10, 1979, will be received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 P.M. Friday at the Samuel Blake-Fryer Funeral Home, 729 Washington
Ave., Bridgegille, where funeral services will be held at 1 P.M.,
Saturday with burial to follow in Beallsville, Cemetery.
Fannie Belle Roupe, 82, formerly of 259 W. Lincoln St., Waynesburg,
died at 9:45 A. M. Sunday, Feb. 25, 1973, in the extensive care unit of
the Washington Hospital, Washington.
She had been ill for some three years.
Mrs. Roupe was born July 13, 1881 at Charlestonville, W. Va. a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith.
Her husband Samuel Roupe died in 1936.
Surviving are one son Theodore Roupe, Waynesburg; one daughter, Mrs. Ida
Mae Rush, Washington; 11 grandchildren, 17 great- brother, Albert
Whitman, of Washington.
A brother Henry is deceased. Funeral services were held Wednesday
with burial in Oakmont Cemetery.
Gail L. Roupe, 52, of Apollo, R. D. 2, died at 9:45 A.M. Wednesday,
Feb. 22, 1967, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Tarentum.
She was born June 17, 1914, at Pine Bank to the late Robert Milton
and Harriet Stiles Rush. She was married July 22, 1933, to Robert K.
Roupe, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Donald of Belmont and Lloyd at home;
Robert of Oakdale, Paul of Beaver and Albert of Murrysville and a sister,
Mrs. Stanley "Leota" Lapping of New Brighton.
Most of her life was spent in Brave area but for the past five years,
she resided at Apollo. She was a member of the Kent's Chapel Methodist,
Friends of Mrs. Gail L. Roupe of Apollo, formerly of Brave, who died Wednesday,
Feb. 22, 1967, are being received at the L.P. Bash Funeral Home, Delmont
where services with Rev. George Elgin in charge. Burial in Twin Valley
Memorial Park, Delmont.
Mrs. Georgia E. Roupe, of Waynesburg, died at 9 A. M. Sunday, Dec. 10,
1950, in Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a lingering illness.
A daughter of Phoebe Jane Wise Jones of Wana, W. Va., and the late
William H. Jones, she was born March 27, 1903, at Fairview, W. Va., and
was married to Ira Roupe. She was a member of the Methodist Church at
Mannington, W. Va. She had lived in Waynesburg the past six years.
Besides her mother she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Richie of Garards
Fort, one grandson; two brothers, Thomas Jones of Washington; Pa.; and
Lee Jones of Cyclone, Pa. six sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kennedy of West
Alexander, Mrs. Emma Simpson and Mrs. Ella Kennedy of Wana, W. Va., Mrs.
Blanche Simpson of Washington, Pa., Mrs. Goldie Marstiler of Mannington,
W. Va., and Mrs. Violet Rush of Wana, W. Va.
Harry O. "Nick" Roupe, 92, of Waynesburg RD 2, formerly of Brave, died
at 11:15 A. M. Monday, July 26, 1982, in Greene County Memorial Hospital,
following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 6, 1890, in Gilmore Township, a son of Michael Owen and
Nancy Jane King Roupe.
He spent his entire life in the Brave, Pine Bank and Jollytown communities,
where he was a carpenter, farmer and stock raiser. He was a Protestant.
His wife, Bessie Estella Roupe, died July 11, 1934.
Mr. Roupe is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Glenn "Louise" Miller of
East Liverpool, Ohio, Mrs. Delmar "Laura" Anderson of Washington,
and Mrs. Martha Gump of Newcomerstown, Ohio; three sons, Paul V. of Brave,
John L. of Walhonding, Ohio, and James A. of Akron, Ohio; 17 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Wright of MacDale,
W. Va., and Mrs. Mary Howard of Wana, W. Va.
Two infant sons; a sister, Minnie; and three brothers, Harvey, Floyd and
John are deceased.
Friends of Harry O. "Nick" Roupe, of Waynesburg RD 2, formerly of Brave,
who died Monday, July 26, 1982, will be received from 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday,
and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Wednesday in the Glise E. Mariner and
Samuel A. Milliken Funeral Home, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg,
where services will be held at 1 P.M. Thursday, July 29, with the Rev.
Mary Elizabeth Zook officiating. Burial in Pine Bank Cemetery.
James Gilbert "Bert" Roupe, 82, of 7 Euclid Ave., Washington, died at
7:35 A. M. Wed., August 22, 1979, in Washington Hospital after an illness
of two weeks.
He was born April 7, 1897, in Washington County, a son of James L. and
Isabelle Allen Roupe.
He was a member of the Third United Presbyterian Church and had been
employed as a carpenter by the Rochester Box Company prior to his retirement.
On May 24, 1928, he was married to Edna Virginia Welch, who died in 1955.
Surviving are a daughter, Doris Byers of Ambridge; two brothers, Edward
Roupe of Washington and Raymond Roupe, Wolfdale; a sister, Mabel Kelly,
Washington; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews. A son, James Gilbert Roupe; a brother, two sisters
and a grandson are deceased.
Friends of Gilbert "Bert" Roupe, 7 Euclid Ave., Washington, who died Wed.,
Aug. 22, 1979, will be received by the family in the Neal-Cowieson
Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, from 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday,
and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Friday and until 2 P.M. Saturday, Aug., 25,
when the funeral will be conducted by the Rev. C. Cecil Rhodes, pastor, of
the Third U. P. Church. Interment will be in the North Buffalo United
Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Roupe- in loving memory of James Oren Roupe
who passed away 10 yrs.
Ago today, April 6, 1977.
Gone, dear father, gone forever;
How we miss your smiling face;
But you left us to remember
None on earth can take your place.
A happy home we once enjoyed;
How sweet the memory still;
But death has left a loneliness
The world can never fill.
Sadly missed by Daughter Joan and Family.
Luther R. Roupe, 76, of Pine Bank R. D. 2, died at 8 P.M. Thursday,
March 25, 1971, in Greene County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born Aug. 28, 1894, in Pine Bank, a son of the late John E. and
Mary Ellen King Roupe.
On Sept. 13, 1920, he married Marie Mobley Roupe who survives.
He was a retired steam fitter and a World War 1 veteran. He was a member
of the James T. Farrell American Legion Post 830. He belonged to the Pine
Bank United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Martin
(Laverna) Poland of Silver Springs, Md., and Mrs. Robery (Jane) Miller of
Export; two sons Charles A., ?? on Hill, Md., and John O., Grayson,
Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Belle Burnfield of Pine Bank, 11 grandchildren
and five great grandchildren.
Friends of Luther R. Roupe, of Pine Bank, who died Thursday, March 25,
1971, are being received in Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville
after 7 P.M. Friday. Futher arrangements are incomplete.
Mabel C. Roupe, 78, of Old Hickory Ridge Road, Washington, died unexpectedly
at 6:34 p.m. Saturday, December 18, 1999, in the Washington Hospital
She was born July 10, 1921, in Vance Station, a daughter of Thomas
and Nellie Guest Carlton.
On August 15, 1937, she married Ross C. Roupe, who survives.
Mrs. Roupe was a homemaker. After her children were grown, she was employed
by RCA and Washington Hospital.
She was a longtime member of Crossroads United Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Roupe was a volunteer with the women's auxiliary of Washington
County Health Center and was a member of Crossroad's Church Homemakers
Surviving are three sons, James C. Roupe of Washington, Robert H. Roupe
of Denver, Colo., and Charles H. Roupe of St. Michaels, Md.; two daughters,
Peggy Johnston and Carolyn R. Shook, both of Washington; three sisters,
Agnes McBride and Pat Thompson, both of Washington, and Nellie Sams of
Canonsburg; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two great-grandsons, Paul Robert and Robert Paul Shook; two
brothers, John and James Carlton; and three sisters, Katie Marker and
Connie and Marian Carlton.
Mrs. Mary E. King Roupe, 88, of Pine Bank, RD 2, died at 9:40 A. M. Saturday,
Jan. 22, 1955, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Belle Burnfield,
after an illness of almost 12 years.
Mrs. Roupe was born June 8, 1866, in Gilmore Township, and was a daughter
of William and Isabelle Kughn King. May 7, 1887, she was married to John E.
Roupe, who died Nov. 29, 1952. All her life was spent in the Pine Bank
community. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church.
Surviving are two children, Mrs. Belle Burnfield, of Pine Bank, RD 2, and
Luther Roupe, of Waverly, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Haught, of Waynesburg,
and Mrs. Elizabeth Freeland, of Clarksburg, W. Va.; four grandchildren
and ?? great grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
Rachel W. Roupe, 89, of Eighty Four RD 2, Somerset Township, died at
3 A. M. Saturday, September 17, 1983, in Washington Hospital.
She was born July 27, 1894, in Somerset Township, a daughter of James F.
and Elizabeth Amos Pees.
A Protestant, she was a lifelong resident of Somerset Township.
Her husband, Ace E. Roupe, died July 21, 1972.
Surviving are one son, Curtis Roupe of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Irene "Pat" Roupe of Fairmont,
W. Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Three sons, Robert, Earl and John E. Roupe; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth
Swart, Mrs. Lenora Bradburn, Mrs. Nellie Martin and Mrs. Blanche Porter;
and four brothers, Pad, Boyd, Glenn and Frank, are deceased.
She was last of her immediate family.
Friends of Rachel W. Roupe of Eighty Four RD 2, Somerset Township,
who died Saturday, September 17, 1983, will be received from 7 to 9 P.M.
Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Monday in the Kenneth V. Thompson
Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, where services will be held
at 1 P.M. Tuesday with the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm IV, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, Bentleyville, officiating. Burial in Pigeon Creek U.P.
Randall D. Roupe, age 75, 66 Mill Street, Washington, died at 10 P.M.
Tuesday, June 14, 1960, in his home after an illness of several years.
He was born near Rutan, Greene County, Sept. 1, 1884, a son of Henry and
Rebecca Taylor. He was a resident of Washington since 1926. He had previously
made his home in Wylandville.
Mr. Roupe was associated with the oil well industry, and been employed by
the Willits Company as a pumper. He had been retired since 1941 AS A RESULT
OF INJURIES RECEIVED AT WORK. He was married to Katherine Conklin,
Greene County, Dec., 27, 1906, who survives at home.
He is survived by the following children; Leona, wife of Joseph Phillips,
Washington; Merle Roupe, Washington; Garnett, wife of Louis Stuler,
Carmichaels; Edith, wife of Hugh Gongaware, Washington; Gladys, wife of Ott
Taylor, Washington; Pearl, wife of Kenneth Ramey, Washington; Keith Roupe,
at home, and Lois, wife of Jack Friend, Homestead.
He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters; Bert Roupe,
Eighty Four; Roy Roupe, Washington; Mrs. Herman Sprowls, West Finley; Ace
Roupe, Bentleyville; and Mrs. Mace Downer, Fayette City. Thirteen
Three sons are deceased.
West Finley, Nov. 10- Mrs. Rebecca Jane Roupe, aged 80 years, widow of
Henry Roupe, died in her home in West Finley Township today at 9 A. M.
She was a daughter of Henry and Rachael Grant Taylor and was born in
Greene County February 16, 1855. She was a member of the Pigeon Creek U.P.
She leaves the following children: Mrs. Theodore Rutan, Bert, Carl and
Ace Roupe, all of Eighty Four; Mrs. Oren Grove, of Dunns Station;
Randall and Roy Roupe, of Washington; Mrs. Herman Sprowls, of West Finley,
and Mrs. James Downer, of Fayette City. Two sisters and a brother,
also survive; Mrs. Frank Waters, of Waynesburg; Miss Emma Taylor,
of Spraggs. There are 35 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the home of Mrs. Herman Sprowls Tuesday
at 1:P.M. in charge of the Rev. Harrison Davidson. Burial will be in the
Pigeon Creek U.P. Cemetery.
Robert W. Roupe, Sr., 71, of Euclid Ave., Canton Township, died at 9:40
A. M. Thursday, Oct. 18, 1984, in Washington Hospital following a six-month
He was born March 10, 1913, in Nottingham Township, a son of James L.
and Daisey Ellen Moore Roupe.
Before retiring in 1975, he worked at the Jessop Steel Co. for 20 years.
He was a Protestant.
On October 27, 1934, he married Mildred J. Seibel, who survives.
Following a lingering illness, Sandra Fae Roupe, infant daughter of John L.
and Nella Jean Hennen Roupe, died Monday morning, Sept. 12, at her home in
Gilmore Twp., near Jollytown. She was aged two months and 29 days, being
in Gilmore Twp. June 13, 1949.
Surviving are her parents; one sister, Linda; the maternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hennen, Pine Bank, R. D., and the paternal grandfather,
Harry Roupe, of Brave.
Funeral services for Sandra Fae, infant daughter of John L. and Nella Jean
Hennen Roupe, who died Monday, Sept. 12, 1949, at her home in Gilmore Twp.
will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1949, at 2 P.M. from the Church Funeral
Home, Waynesburg. Services will be in charge of Rev. Lew F. Johnston,
of the Washington Street Methodist Church, Waynesburg. Interment in Pine
Bank Cemetery. Friends received in the funeral home.
Word was receiveed on the death of a former member of Greene County's
Company K outfit in World War 11. William S. "Ted" Roupe, 60, of 8807 South
Main Street, Windham, Ohio, died Friday morning, Nov. 30, 1973, in the
Park View Nursing Home, Warren, Ohio, after an extended illness.
Though his home was in Windham, Ohio, for the past 26 yeras, he had been
a resident of this area and a member of Company K., 110th Infantry
Regiment, during the Second World War, and is remembered by many county
Mr. Roupe was a retired crane operator for Copperweld Steel Corporation,
Surviving are his wife, the former Beryl Sterm, whom he married Aug. 21,
1944, and his step-mother, Millie Roupe Garrison.
Also surviving are two daughters; Beth Ann Rummell, Windham, Ohio; and
Mary Beth Roupe, living at home; two step-children; Carol Hitt, Massillion,
Ohio; and Ray Baker, Cameron, W, Va., five grandchildren; two sisters;
Leone Gorby, Moundsville, W. Va.; and Edith Clayton, Mt. Ephraim,
N. J.; and four half brothers; Harold Roupe, Leavittsburg, Ohio; Leo Roupe,
Moundsville, W. Va.; Ralph Roupe, Warren, Ohio; Thomas Roupe, serving in
the US Army; and two half sisters; Naomi Stoneking, Garrison; and Marie
Christian, Sisterville, W. Va.
Services will be held today at 1P.M. at the Mallory Memorial Home,
Garrettsville, Ohio, and burial will be in Windham Cemetery, Windham, Ohio.
Coral Q. Ruse, 93, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, formerly, of Greensboro,
died Saturday, Oct. 20, 1984, in the Euclid Ohio General Hospital.
She was born March 14, 1891, in Fairchance, a daughter of William C.
and Sarah E. Wilson Harding.
Mrs. Ruse had resided for the past 21 years in Mayfield Heights. She was a
member of the Greensboro Presbyterian Church and the Wonen's Auxiliary
to the Greensboro Volunteer Fire Company.
Surviving are a son, Paul W. Ruse Sr., of Spingfield, Vt.; a daughter,
Frances Ruse Robertson of Mayfield Heights; four grandchildren; 11 great-
grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren.
Her husband, Carl C. Ruse, died in 1962.
A son, a brother and three sisters are deceased.
A. Russell (DICK) RUSH, 82, of Brave died at 4:30p.m Wednesday, March 27,
1974, at the Greene County Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted.
Although he had not been in the best of health, death was unexpected.
He was born April 21, 1891, at Pine Bank a son of the late Andre and Elizabeth
Jane MAIN RUSH.
His wife Elizabeth TUSTIN RUSH, who he married on January 6, 1919,
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons Allen of Brave and Duane
of Greensburg and a daughter Aldene, wife of Stephen MALESICK of Cononsburg.
Seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
Two sisters Mrs. Cora Woodruff of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Rhetta Griffith of
Waynesburg and a brother Samuel RUSH of West Alexander also survives.
Two sisters Nora KUHN and Maggie KUHN and a brother Robert Milton RUSH
preceded him in death. He was a life long resident of the Pine Bank, Brave
area and a Charter member of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company.
For 37 years he worked for the Peoples Natural Gas Company at the Brave
Station and retired I 1955. He was a member of the Kents Chapel United
RUSH-Friends of A. Russell ( Dick) RUSH of Brave died Wednesday, March 27,
1974 are being received from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 p.m. to
9 p.m. Friday in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, Main Street,
Waynesburg where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m Saturday,
March 30, 1974 with Revs. J. DENICOLA and Dale ? officiating.
Burial will follow in Pine Bank Cemetery.
NOVEMBER 20, 1925
Alice Rush Dies
Alice Rush aged 67 yrs who had lived most of her life in the Oak Forest
district, died this morning at 12:30 o'clock at the home of her sister, Mrs.
Frank Baker, of West Waynesburg. She had been an invalid the last seven
years of rheumatism. She had been at her sister's home for only a few days
and pneumonia was the direct cause of her death. She was born April 15,
1868, and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. One son Allan
Rush of Oak Forest and three sisters, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Lafayette Huffman
and Mrs. Jane Stewart, all of West Waynesburg, survive. Short funeral
services will be held Friday at 1:30 o'clock at the home of Allan Rush
of Oak Forest, and further services well be held in the Pursley Baptist
church. The services will be conducted by the Rev. L.E.Shaeffer, pastor of
the Oak Forest Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will be in the Pursley
ANDREW RUSH, 86
DIES IN HOME AT PINE BANK
WAYNESBURG, March 20, --Andrew Rush, aged 86 years, died tonight in the home
of a daughter Mrs. Benjamin Meighen, of Pine Bank. Mr. Rush spent most
of his life in Greene County. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church. His wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Jane Main, died 36 years ago.
He leaves the following children: Mrs. Rose King, of Kuhntown, Charles, of
Washingtion, Samuel, of Wana, W.Va., Mrs. Etta Meighen, of Pine Bank, Mrs.
Cora Woodruff, of Wheeling, W.Va: Mrs. Nora Luhn, of Imperial: Milton, of
Brave; Russell, of Brave. Thirty-five grandchildren and 17 great-grand-
children also survive.
Short funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. Meighen, and further services will be held in the Pleasant
Hill Church at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. Mohon. Interment will be in
the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
WAYNESBURG --Allen M. Rush, 77, RD 4 Waynesburg died at 7pm Tuesday at
his residence. He was not in the best of health but died o fan apparent
heart attack. He was born Jan 11, 1900 at Center Tsp; near Oak Forest.
The son of the late Meeks and Alice Rush.
To his first wife May Cole Rush who is deceased are one daughter,
Mrs. Mildred Rogers of Livermore, Calif. and one son Joseph A. Rush of
Serving his second marriage to Dora Watson Rush Tharp are one daughter,
Donna Jean Dean of RD 5 Waynesburg and two sons Thomas A. Rush of RD 4
Waynesburg and Rodney E. Rush of Khedive.
One daughter, Martha and two sons Charles and Ronnie are predeceased.
He retired from the AtlanticRefining Co. in 1958 . He was an avid sportsman
interested in hunting and fishing.
Rush- Friends of Allen M. Rush,77, RD 4, Waynesburg, who died Jan. 10,
are being received from 7-9 P.M., Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Friday at
the Mariner and Milliken Funeral Home, N. Maiden St., where services
will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday with Rev. John DeNicola officiating.
Burial will be in the Pursley Cemetery.
Mrs. Burldeen E. Rush, 44 of Brave, died unexpectedly of a cerebral
hemorrhage at 3 a.m. Friday, December 3, 1954, in her him. She had been in
ill health for some time.
Mrs. Rush was born May 7, 1810, near Brave and was a daughter of the late
John and Barbara Harker Cumberledge. Her first husband, Jesse Eddy, died
She spent her entire life in the Brave community where he was a member of
the Kents Chapel Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Milton Rush, of Brave; a son, Victor Eddy, of
Delmont; a sister, Mrs. Edith Knight, of Weirton, W.Va., and three
brothers, Clyde Cumberledge, of Aliquippa; Amon Cumberledge, of Coraopolis,
and Harold Cumberledge, of Mannington, W.Va.
Charles E. Rush, 86, of Colorado Springs, Colo., former resident of Washington
for many years, died Monday, Jan. 6, 1964, in Colorado Springs.
Mr. Rush was born Jan. 12, 1877, at Pine Bank, Greene Co., a son of Andrew
and Elizabeth Jane Main Rush. He was employed by Philadelphia Gas Co. in
Greene Co. for 20 years abd by Washington Tinplate Co. for 20 years.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo. He was
married Nov. 12, 1904, to Etta McClumphy, who died Dec. 3, 1931.
Surviving are six sons, John R. and H. Edward, both of Washington;
Harold, Clyde, Ohio; Homer, Monroe, Mich.; Elmern Colorado Springs,
Colo. and William, Monroe, Mich.; two daughters, Grace, wife of Clarence
Evans, Monroe, Mich. and Mrs. Frances Jenkins, Allen Park, Mich.;
three brothers, Samuel, Martins Ferry, Ohio; Milton, New Brighton
and Russell, Brave; three sisters, Mrs. Raetta Griffith, Waynesburg;
Mrs. Nora Kuhn, Washington, and Mrs Cora Woodruff, Columbus, Ohio; 37
grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. One son, Charles L. Rush, and
four sisters, Mrs. Margaret King, Mrs. Alice Cole, Mrs. Frances Cole and
Mrs. Etta Meighen, are deceased.
In loving memory of our dear daughter, mother and granddaughter, Charlotte
Ann RUSH who passed away 5 years ago today, April 22, 1962.
Often our minds wander
To a grave not far away
For the one we loved so dearly
And, whose life we could not save.
Oh, how we do miss you dear Charlotte
No one knows the bitter pain
We have suffered since we lost you
Life will never be the same
In our hearts your memory lingers
Sweetly, tender, fond and true
There is not a day dear Charlotte
That we do not think of you
Some may think that we're not lonely
When at times they see us smile
Little do they know the heartaches
That we suffer all the while
We miss you so, our hearts are sore
As time goes by we miss you more
Your loving smile, and your sweet face
Only God in heaven knows
No one can ever take your place
Sadly missed by mother Anna, daughter Carmen and grandmother Artie Kern.
Mrs. Dora Geneva Headley Rush, 63, of Graysville, died at 2 a.m. Friday, June
12, 1970, at Washington Hospital following a lingering illness. She was born
February 16, 1907, at Washington Hospital, daughter of the late William and
Mina Hull Headley. She was married December 16, 1922, to Clinton Rush who
survives. All of her life was spent in the Richhill Township.
She was a member of the Long Run Church of God and the Ladies Auxiliary of
the Graysville Presbyterian Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are ten daughters, Mrs. Robert (Esther)
VonDoehren, of Braden, Fla.; Mrs. Les (June) Booth, of Nashville,
Fla.; Mrs. Leonard (Mary) Peck, of Waynesboro; Mrs. Donald (Eloise)
Willard, of Washington; Mrs. Billy (Olive) Phelps, of Mansfield, Ohio; Mrs.
Charles (Loretta) Koscheck, of Prosperity; Mrs. Robert (Ann) Conklin of
Crucible; Mrs. Charles (Linda) Bland, of Waynesburg, Mrs. Donald (Jean) Crouch
of Frankfort Springs and Mrs. Donald (Diana) Ackley, of Graysville;
three sons, Joseph of Frankford, Ill.; Roger, of Paris and David, of
Elkhart, Ind.; 48 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs.
Edna Whiting, of Ithaca, N.Y.; Mrs. Vivian Watson, of Waynesburg,
Mrs. Florence West, of Willoughby, Ohio; Mrs. Leota Henderson, of Holbrook;
Mrs. Georgia Finch, of Salem, W.Va. and Mrs.Aldene Bradley, of Salisbury,
Md. and three brothers, Ross, of Leechburg; Melvin, of Waynesburg
and Wallace of Holbrook.
RUSH--Friends of Dora Geneva Headley Rush, of Graysville, who died Friday,
June 12, 1970, are being received after 7 p.m. Saturday in the Robert L.
Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville, where services will be held at 1;30 p.m.
Monday, with Rev. Robert E. Borland officiating. Burial in Braddock
IN MEMORY OF DORA GENEVA HEADLEY RUSH
Funeral Services Monday, June 15, 1970, at 1:30 p.m. in the Robert L.
Lantz Funeral Home
Rev. Robert Borland
INTERMENT Braddock Cemetery
MRS.DORA GENEVA HEADLEY RUSH, aged 63 years, of Graysville, died after a
lengthy illness at 2:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, 1970, in the Washington
Mrs. Rush was born February 16, 1907, Richhill Township, a daughter of
William and Mina Hull Headley. ON December 15, 1922, she married Clinton
Rush, who survives.
All of her life was spent in Richhill Township, where she was a member of
the Long Run Church of God. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary
to the Graysville Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are 10 daughters: Mrs. Robert
(Esther) Von Doehren of Bradon, Fla.; Mrs. Lester (JUNE) Booth, of Nashville,
Tenn.; Mrs. Leonard (MARY) Peck, of Waynesboro; Mrs. Donald (Eloise)
Willard, of Washington; Mrs. Billy (Olive) Phelps, of Mansfield, Ohio; Mrs.
Charles (Loretta) Koscheck, of Prosperity; Mrs. Robert (Ann) Conklin,
of Crucible; Mrs. Charles (Linda) Bland of Waynesburg; Mrs. Donald (Jean)
Crouch of Frankfort Springs, and Mrs. Ronald (Diana) Ackley, of Graysville;
three sons: Joseph Rush of Frankfort, Ill.; Roger Rush, of Paris, Pa
and David Rush, of Elkhart, Ind.; 48 grandchildren and five great-
She was one of ten children and is the first member of her family to
Surviving brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Edna Whiting of Ithaca, NY.; Mrs.
Vivian Watson, of Waynesburg: Mrs. Florence West, of Willoughby, Ohio; Mrs.
Leota Henderson, of Holbrook: Mrs. Georgia Finch, of Salem, W.Va.; Mr.
Aldene Bradley, of Salisbury, Md.; Ross Headley, of Leechburg: Melvin
Headley, of Waynesburg, and Wallace Headley, of Holbrook.
Floyd Rush, Jr., 62, Spraggs R.D.1 died in Greene County Memorial
Hospital at 9:30 p.m. Monday, September 6, 1982, following an apparent
He was born October 26, 1919, in Franklin Township, a son of the late Floyd
RUSH Sr., and Vada WHITLATCH RUSH. He resided all his life in the Waynesburg
area and was owner of the Floyd Rush Upholstery Shop in North Waynesburg,
a business which he had operated for 32 years.
Mr. RUSH was a member of the Spraggs United Methodist Church and served with
the Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Rae Nicholas Rush, whom he married November
14, 1952, three daughters, Sharon Rush. of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Tim (Linda)
Chapman of Waynesburg, and Connie Rush, a student at Clarion State College;
a sister, Mrs. Kathryn Dodge of Spraggs, and several nieces and nephews.
A sister, Anice Hoy Davis, is deceased.
ERIE--Francis Lee Rush, 46 of 2207 Peach Street, Erie died Sunday evening
July 8, 1974, at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was born in Greene County June 24, 1928, the son of the late Harland and
Irene STICKLE RUSH.
He was employed as a painter at the Erie City Manufacturing Company at
the time of his death. He was a graduate of East High School, Erie and
a veteran of World War II, where he served as a sonar technician in the
He is survived by his wife, Josephine MACIVKIEWICZ RUSH; a daughter,
Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) MACHIOC, Erie; a daughter, Linda, in the state of
California, and a sister Mrs. Victor (Margurite) CHAPMAN, Waynesburg.
Service will be held July 10, 1974. Burial was in the Erie Cemetery,
RUSH -- In memory of our dear husband and father, George W. RUSH who passed
away one year ago today, December 14, 1949.
There's not a day that passes we do not think of you.
Your place is vacant in our home.
Your voice and footsteps too.
There 's many a lonely heartache, and many a silent tear.
No one knows how we miss you.
Sadly missed by wife and children.
Mrs. Dora Rush and children.
Harriett Stiles Rush, 46, of Brave, died this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock
at her home. Though she had been ill for four weeks, her condition
was not considered serious and her death was unexpected by her family
Mrs. Rush was born near Brave, Oct. 15, 1892, a daughter of Ellis and
Catherine Stiles. She spent her entire life in that community. She was
married March 29, 1913, to R. M. Rush, who survives. She also leaves
the following children: Mrs. Gail Roupe and Robert Rush, of Brave; Mrs.
Leota Lapping, of Kuhntown, and Paul and Albert at home. Two brothers
and a sister survive, W. J. Phillips, of Brave, Jack Creamer, of Moundsville,
WVa., and Mrs. Elizabeth O'Hara in Florida. She leaves four grandchildren.
Mrs. Rush was a member of the Pine Bank M. E. Church.
Short funeral service will be held in the Rush home Thursday, Feb. 2, at
1:30 P.M. with further services in the Kent Methodist Episcopal Church, at
Brave. In charge of the Rev. C. C. O'Neal. Burial will be in the Greene
County Memorial Park.
Waynesburg, Oct. 12- Mrs. Iva Lenora Kinney Rush, 66, wife of H. Beecher
Rush, of 326 South Diamond Street, Mansfield, O., died Thursday, Oct. 9,
1947, at the Mansfield General Hospital, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Rush was born June 27, 1881, in Greene County, and moved to Mansfield
three years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg.
Surviving, besides her husband, are one daughter, Mrs. Frederick R. LaRue,
and one grandson, Richard LaRue, of Mansfield, Ohio, and one brother,
Billie Kinney, of McKeesport.
Funeral Saturday at Mansfield.
Graysville Man Badly Injured
John L. Rush, 29, Graysville, R. D. 1, is in critical condition in the Greene
County Memorial Hospital as the result of injuries suffered when he was pinned
between an automobile and truck at 8 o'clock last night on Route 18, about
two miles west of Rogersville.
Rush suffered a fractures pelvis and injuries to both legs.
State police reported that Rush, who was enroute to Nettle Hill, stopped his
car on the highway and walked around to the rear of the vehicle.
Joseph Berdine, 43, of Burton, W. Va., came up behind him in a pickup truck.
He tried to stop but a tool kit he was carrying in the cab of the truck
slid under the brake pedal so that it could not be depressed sufficiently.
The truck struck the rear of Rush's car, pinning him between the two vehicles.
Farmer Dies From Injuries
Injuries suffered when he was pinned between an automobile and a truck Monday
evening resulted in the death at 5 P.M. yesterday Nov. 8, 1950, of John
Leslie Rush, 29, of Graysville, R. D. 1. He had been under treatment
in Greene County Memorial Hospital since the accident.
The deceased, who was crushed between his own car and a truck driven by
Joseph Berdine, 43, of Burton, W. Va., suffered a fractures pelvis,
injuries to both legs and severe shock.
A farmer by occupation, the deceased was a son of Sanford and Nattie
Patterson Rush. He was born July 3, 1921, near Graysville, where he resided
all his life. He served three years in the Army during World War ll and was
a member of James Farrell Post No. 330, American Legion, Waynesburg.
He was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church.
A bachelor, Mr. Rush is survived by his parents; four sisters, Mrs. Lillian
Metz and Mrs. Irene Gilbert, West Alexander, R. D. 2, and Katheryn
and Grace, at home, and a brother, Arthur, Morristown, Tenn.
Funeral services for John Leslie Rush of Graysville, R. D. 1, who died
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1950. as a result of injuries received in an accident,
will be held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Fairvew Methodist
Church, with the Rev. William L. Young officiating. Military rites in
charge of James Farrell Post No. 330, American Legion, Waynesburg.
Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends received in Scott Funeral Home,
Rogersville. ???on Saturday.
RUSH -- Funeral, services for John Leslie RUSH, of Graysville, R.D 1 who
died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1950, will be held at 2 p.m, Saturday, Nov. 11,
in the Fairview Methodist Church. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Friends
received in the Scott Funeral Home Rogersville, after 4 p.m. Thursday
until noon Saturday.
John R. Rush, 80, of 701 Cleveland Road, North Franklin Township,
died at 10:45 am Sunday, August 3, 1986, in the Washington Hospital,
following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 8, 1905, in Greene County, a son of Charles and Amelia
He was retired employee of Mosse Lodge No. 22 of Washington, where he
was also a life member. Mr. Rush was a Protestant.
On September 11, 1927, he married Osa L. Teagarden, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Raymond E. (Gene) Rush and Robert M. Rush,
both of Washingotn; Three daughters, Sara Rush and Shirley Comfort,
both of Washington and Hilda Daugherty of Louisville, Ohio; four brothers,
Elmer (Pete) Rush of Colorado Springs Colo., Homer Rush of Monroe,
Mich, Jack Rush of Clyde, Ohio, and Bill Rush of Colorado Springs
Colo.; two sisters, Grace Evans of Munroe, Mich., and Frances Rush of
Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter, Judith Marlene Rush, who died in infancy; one
granddaughter, Joy Arlene Rush, and two brothers, Halace Edward Rush and
Friends of John R. Rush of 701 Cleveland Road, North Franklin Township,
who died Sunday, Aug. 3, 1966, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
A. M. Tuesday in the Hummell and Barnhill Funeral Home Inc., 585 Fayette
Street, where services will be conducted at 11 A. M. Wednesday, Aug. 6,
in charge of the Rev. Fred McCloskey Jr., pastor of Calcary Baptist
Burial in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.
Margaret (Lady Margaret) Hughes Rush, 88, of 154 1/2 West Greene Street,
Waynesburg, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 25, 1986, in Greene County
Memorial Hospital after being in failing health for several months.
She was born February 17, 1898, in Jackson Township to William Jasper and
Emma Smith Chess.
Her entire life was spent in Greene County. She was a member of Washington
Street United Methodist Church and the John Wesley Sunday School class at
the church. For more that 50 years, she owned and operated the Lady Margaret
Beauty Shop in Waynesburg.
Her first husband, J. Lafy Hughes, died in September, 1955.
Surviving from this marriage are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Yvonne)
Fritz of Waynesburg and Mrs. William (Leota) Ross of Hudson, Fla.
Her second husband, Robert Milton Rush, died July 14, 1967.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Mary Kerr of Anaheim, Calif.
Deceased are a daughter, DeEtta; four sisters, Anna Kinney, Ada Poland, Daisy
Lightner and Louie Kern; and three brothers, Richard, Lawrence and David
[sic -- should be Daniel] Chess.
Mary E. RUSH, 87 of Nineveh, died Wednesday, February 13, 1974 at the
Greene County Memorial Hospital at 11:05 p.m.
She was born September 14, 1886 in Jackson Township, a daughter of the Isaac
and Permilla WELLS TUSTIN. Her husband Arteamus RUSH, who she married on
February 16, 1910 precedes her in death on February 20, 1968.
Surviving is a daughter of Charles (Gertrude) CHURCH of Nineveh, a grand-
daughter Mrs. Robert (Joyce) MITCHELL of Vermilion, Ohio and a great
Several nieces and nephews also survive.
She was one of a family of ten children.
She had lived most of her life in Morris Township and was a member of
the Beulah Baptist and for many years had serviced as a Sunday school
Superintendent at that church.
RUSH--Friends of Mary E. Rush of Nineveh who died Wednesday, February 13,
1974 are being received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and
from 7 to 9 p.m Saturday in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville,
where services will be held at 1:30p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joseph Dec
officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park.
Mary Harrington Rush, of Sheraden (Pittsburgh), a former resident of Brave,
died Monday, January 5,1976.
Mrs. Rush, who was the widow, of the late Blaine Rush, was a school teacher
in the Brave area for several years.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mabel Barefoot, Mrs. Eileen Gates, Mrs.
Helen Schauh, Mrs. Jean McMinn, and Mrs. Joy Hughes; 19 grandchildren;
20great--grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Yeager, Mrs. Pearl
Cole and Mrs. Glacel Wiley.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at Pittsburgh.
Mattie L. Rush, 75, of Graysville, R.D.1, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday,
April 4, 1971, in Greene County Memorial Hospital.
She was born October 20, 1895, a daughter of the late Charles and Mary Belle
Jacobs Patterson. Her husband, Sanford L. Rush, whom she married May, 9,
She was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church and spent most
of her life in the Richhill Township area.
Surviving in addition to her husband, are four daughters. Mrs. Howard
(Lillian) Jones of Prosperty: Mrs. Kathryn Staggers of Pittsburgh:
Mrs. Kenneth (Irene) McEndree of Bellmont, Ohio and Mrs. Arthur (Grace)
Conklin of Wahington R.D.5: a son Arthur of Morristown, Tenn. One brother,
John of Waynesburg, R.D.2, 17 grandchildren.
One son John and another infant children are deceased. One brother
and one sister also preceded him in death.
RUSH--Friends of Mattie L. Rush of Graysville, R.D.1, who died Sunday,
April 4, 1971, are being received in the Robert L. Lantz, Funeral
Home in Rogersville where services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday
with Frederick Burchell officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview
MORRIS RUSH. On December 24, 1939, he married Olive HEWITT, who
He was employed at Jessop Street Co.,Wahsington, for 28 years. He retired
in 1971 because of ill health. He was a member of South Ten mile Baptist
Church and Waynesburg Moose Lodge 461.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Lena
Mae) Adrian of Cameron, W.Va: one son William E. Rush, Jr. of Alliance,
Ohio: five grandchildren: fours sisters, Miss Bertha Rush of Graysville,
Mrs. John (Blanche)Kramer, of Ridgeville: Mrs. Lawrence (Avis) Funk and
Mrs. Dorothy Phiillips, both of Waynesburg: and one brother, George
Rush of ______.
One sister, Mrs. Nellie Staggers, and two brothers, Harland and Clinton,
RUSH--Friends of William E. Rush Sr., of Graysville, who died Saturday,
July 17, 1971, are being received in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home,
Rogersville, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m Tuesday with Rev.
William Carraway officiating. Burial in Braddock Cemetery.
Robert Milton (Milt) Rush, 78, of Waynesburg, died at 11:15 A.M. Friday,
July 14, 1967, at Greene County Memorial Hospital. He had not been in
the best of health for some time, seriously ill for the past several
He was born Dec. 18, 1888, in Gilmore Township near Pine Bank, the son
of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Jane Main Rush. He married three
times. His first wife, Harriet Stiles Rush, preceded him in death on
Jan. 29, 1939. His second wife, Burdeen Eddy Rush, died Dec. 3, 1954. His
third wife, the former Margaret Hughes, survives. Most of his life was
spent in the Pine Bank and Brave communities. For the past few years, he
had resided in Waynesburg.
He was a member of the Pine Bank Methodist Church.
He was a retired employe of the Peoples Natural Gas Company, having
worked at the Brave Compressor Station as an engineer and tower foreman
until his retirement in 1949.
Surviving in addition to his wife are the following children by his first
marriage; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Leota) Lapping, of New Brighton;
three sons, Robert of Oakdale; Paul of Beaver and Albert of Murraysville;
nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Nora
Kuhn of Washington; Mrs. Cora Woodruff, of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. Rhetta
Griffith, of Waynesburg and two brothers, Samuel of West Alexander
and Russell of Brave.
One daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Gail Roupe, of Apollo, is deceased.
Also deceased are four sisters and one brother.
Friends of Robert Milton (Milt) Rush, of Waynesburg, who died Friday,
July 14, 1907, are being received in the Mariner and Milliken Funeral
Home, 197 North Maiden Street, where services will be held at 1:30 P.M.
Monday, with Rev. Neel Rogers officiating. Burial in Greene Co. Memorial
Mrs. Rebecca Elizabeth Courtwright Rush, 76 years, widow of James Rush
of Cameron, died Friday, December 2, 1955, in the home of her daughter,
Mrs. William Ritchea of Cameron, RD 4. She was a daughter of James H.
and Jane Morris Courtwright, and was born February 27, 1879, in Greene
County. She was a member of Sugar Grove Union Church. She is survived
by four daughters, Bertha, wife of Foster Wood of Mingo Junction,
Ohio; Olive, wife of Roy McCardle of Wheeling, W. Va., RD 2; Gertrude,
wife of Alonzo Connor of Wheeling RD 2, and Ethel, at whose home she died;
10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha
Staggers and Mrs. Martha Grim, both of Wind Ridge, and Mrs. Orie Robinson
of Wheeling, RD 2. A son, Wiley, was killed in action in Italy in World
War II. Funeral services were held Sunday conducted by Rev. Charles R.
Cupfer and Rev. Cecil Bolton. Interment at Limestone W. Va.
GRAYSVILLE ---- Sanford L. RUSH, 96, of RD 1, Graysville, died at 3:15 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 30, 1984, at the Greene Health Care Center.
Born in Greene County Dec.5, 1887 he was a son of the late Joshua and
Delia HENDERSON RUSH. On May 9, 1917, he married Mattie Patterson
HENDERSON, who died April 4, 1971.
Mr. RUSH was a farmer and a member of the Fairview United Methodist
He is survived by a son, Arthur Rush of Morristown, four daughters,
Mrs. Lillian Jones and Mrs. Irene McEndree, both of Belmont, Ohio.
Kathryn Stigers of Graysville, and Mrs. Arthur (Grace) Conklin of Washington;
16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.
He was precede in death by a son, John, three infant children, two
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers and four sisters.
RUSH --- Friends of Sanford L. RUSH, 96, of RD 1 Graysville, who died at
3:15 p.m Sunday, Sept. 30, 1984 will be received at the Robert L. Lantz
Funeral Home, Rogersville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 3 to 5 and 7
to 9 p.m Tuesday where services will be held.
Waynesburg - Two brothers who were born in Graysville, one of them a
famous Hollywood agent, died within a few hours of each other on New Year's
William (Art) Rush, 81, of Burbank, Calif., died of injuries received
in a car accident a few weeks earlier. His brother, Malcolm Rush Sr., 79,
also died Jan. 1 in Akron (Ohio) City Hospital.
Born April 2, 1907, William was a graduate of Bethany College. He managed
the careers of Jackie Gleason, Mario Lanza, Nelson Eddy, Roy Rogers,
Dale Evans and many others. In fact, he and his wife served as best man
and matron of honor for the noted cowboy stars when they were married.
Rogers' best-selling book, Happy Trails, was dedicated to Mr. Rush and
contained a glowing message of thanks for helping Rogers become a legendary
William left Greene County when his father was transferred to Ohio by
Columbia Gas. He lived for a time in Hanoverton, Ohio, before moving to
California in 1936. Surviving are two sons, Dr. William A. Rush Jr. of
San Jose, Calif., and Robert N. Rush of Burbank, Calif.; and two
Malcolm was also a graduate of Bethany College, where he had the distinction
of having earned a letter in five varsity sports in one year. He was later
named to the school's board of trustees. He was employed for more than
40 years by Goodyear, where he was the aircraft division manager.
Survivors include his wife, Florence; two sons, Malcolm Jr. of Decatur,
Ala., and Herbert of Tallmadge, Ohio; a daughter Harriet of Cleveland,
and two grandsons.
Services were held in Akron and Hollywood Hills.
They are survived by a sister, Elizabeth Trough of Hanoverton, Ohio; and
a brother, Clarence Rush of Phoenix, Ariz. Their parents were William and
Elizabeth Rush. They are also survived by several cousins in the Livingood
families here in Greene County. A brother, Charles, and a sister, Helen
Bennett, are deceased.
William E. Rush, Sr., 62, of Graysville, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
July 17, 1971, of a heart attack while driving on Crabapple Creek.
He was born March 8, 1909, near Graysville, a son of the late Joseph A.
and Sara Ann MORRIS RUSH. On December 24, 1939, he married Olive HEWITT,
He was employed at Jessop Street Co.,Wahsington, for 28 years. He retired
in 1971 because of ill health. He was a member of South Ten mile Baptist
Church and Waynesburg Moose Lodge 461.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jack
(Lena Mae) Adrian of Cameron, W.Va: one son William E. Rush, Jr. of Alliance,
Ohio: five grandchildren: fours sisters, Miss Bertha Rush of Graysville,
Mrs. John (Blanche)Kramer, of Ridgeville: Mrs. Lawrence (Avis) Funk and
Mrs. Dorothy Phiillips, both of Waynesburg: and one brother, George Rush
One sister, Mrs. Nellie Staggers, and two brothers, Harland and Clinton,
RUSH--Friends of William E. Rush Sr., of Graysville, who died Saturday,
July 17, 1971, are being received in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home,
Rogersville, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m Tuesday with Rev.
William Carraway officiating. Burial in Braddock Cemetery.
William Harry Rush, 72, well known resident of Warren, Ohio, died
suddenly May 30, 1954, in the Warren Hospital.
He was born Nov. 1881, a son of the late George M. and Elizabeth Rush of
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Hunnell Rush, one sister, Mrs. Marion
Brock, Waynesburg, R. D. 3, and two brothers, D. B. Rush of Stanhope,
Iowa, and H. B. Rush of Mansfield, Ohio.
Mr. Rush was a member of the Pursley Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held in Warren, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 2, at
Winfield S. Rush, 65, a well known tool dresser who spent most of his
life in Greene County, died suddenly at 5:30 P.M. Wednesday. Feb. 10,
1948, in the Washington Hospital, after a brief illness.
Mr. Rush was born Jan. 15, 1883, in Wayne Township, Greene County,
and was a son of the late Jacob and Julia Ann Ullom Rush. He was a member
of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, at Bluff, and resided in Greene County
until recent years when he resided in Washington.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. V. I. Wright, Arnett, W. Va., and Sarah
Strope, Waynesburg, R. D. 5, and four brothers, Rufus Rush, Fairview,
W. Va., Jesse B. and John B. Rush, both of Waynesburg, and George
Rush, Waynesburg, R. D. 2.
Mrs. Elizabeth McGlumphy Rutan, widow of the late Israel Rutan, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Lemon, of Graysville, this County, at
7 o'clock on Monday morning, March 22, of lung trouble, aged 77 years. Mrs.
Rutan had been in failing health for several years and had been seriously
ill for several weeks. She is survived by two sons and four daughters:
George and Frank Rutan, Mrs. Jon Bebout, Mrs. Frank Mccollum, Mrs. David
Lemon and Miss Mary Rutan, all of this county. Mr. Rutan died on Oct 9, 1906.
Henry McGlumphy of Ninenah and John McGlumphy of Sycamore are brothers of
the deceased. Mrs. Rutan was a member of the Ninevah Methodist Church and
was a highly esteemed Christian woman, loved and respected by all her
friends and neighbors. The funeral services were held at her late home
at 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning, conducted by her pastor, Rev. D. L.
Headlee. Short services were held at the Hopewell Methodist church, at
2 o'clock, and interment was made in the Hopewell Cemetery.
Descendants of Elizabeth McGlumphy
Frank Melvin Rutan, 82, of Toronto Oh, a native of Washington County, died
at 10 PM Thursday February 4, 1954 in the Cambridge Oh, hospital,
after being ill for the last three years.
He was born September 4, 1871, at Prosperity, Washington County, a son of
Isreal Rutan and Elizabeth McGlumphey Rutan. He was the last of his family.
Mr. Rutan was a retired farmer and until the last few years had resided all
of his life in Washington and Greene Counties. He was a member of the Frist
Methodist Chruch of Toronto.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa McClintock Rutan; two sons, Ralph Rutan of
Brownsville and Wray Rutan of Toronto; nine grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. buried Hopewell Cem. Ninevah Pa.
Ida P. Rutan, 48, of 140 1/2 W. High Street, Waynesburg, died at 9:30 p.m.
Monday, April 14, 1980 at the Greene County Memorial Hospital following
a brief illness.
Born March 20, 1932 in Richhill Township, she was a daughter of the late
William H. and Lenora Frye Morris.
Since 1974, she has resided in Waynesburg, although she was a previous
resident of both West Union and Mount Morris. She was a member of the
Valley Chapel United Methodist Church at Brock.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Rutan, whom she married November
24, 1947; four daughters, Mrs. Ida Marie John of Steubenville, Ohio, Mrs.
Gladys May Thomas of RD 1, Dilliner, Mrs. Helen Louise Wamsley of Spraggs
and Mrs. Mary Ann Dawson of Cameron, West Virginia; three sons, Melvin R.,
David Lee and William Harry, all at home; three brothers, William E.
Morris, of RD 1, Mount Morris, Harold R. Morris of Mount Morris Star Route
and James P. Morris of RD 1, Spraggs; a sister, Mrs. Virginia May Whipkey
of RD 3, Waynesburg, and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and a sister, Mrs. Betty Anderson.
Friends of Ida P. Rutan, 48, of Waynesburg, who died Monday, April 14,
1980 will be received at the Frank J. Behm Funeral Home ib Waynesburg
from 7 tp 9 P.M. Wednesday and 2 to 4 P.M. and 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday.
Services will be held at 1 P.M. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev.
Kathy Higgins officiating. Burial will be in the Greene Mount Cemetery.
James W. Rutan, 86, of Prosperity, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, February
9, 2000, of an apparent heart attack at home.
He was born November 26, 1913, in Nieveh, a son of Harry Melvin and Nellie
H. Miller Rutan.
Mr. Rutan enjoyed fishing and raccoon hunting. He worked as a laborer for
R. F. Bamberger.
Lumber mill and later for various farmers.
Surviving are two sisters, Isabelle Pettit and Irene Morris both of Holbrook;
five brothers, Ellsworth Rutan of Toronto, Ohio, Richard Rutan, Hershel
Rutan and Carl Rutan of Waynesburg and Wilbert Rutan of Prosperity;
and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three sisters, Frances Anderson; Margaret Toland and Betty
Rutan, who died in infancy; and three brothers, Harry Rutan, Thomas Duane
Rutan, and John Rutan, who died in infantcy. Burial in Prosperity
Paul R. Rutan, 74, of 56 Montgomery Ave., Waynesburg, died on Thursday,
March 1 at the McConaughay Guest Home in Cameron, W.Va., following
a long illness.
He was born on June 13, 1904 in Aleppo Township, the son of the late
Charles and Minnie Chambers Rutan.
He taught elementary schools in Pennsylvania and West Virginia for 43
years before he retired, much of the teaching in one room schoolhouses.
Mr. Rutan was a member of the Greene County Retired Teachers Association,
the Pennsylvania Educators Association, the West Virginia Educators
Association and the National Retired Teachers Association. He was a graduate
of Aleppo High School and attended Waynesburg College.
Also he belonged to the Fort Jackson Chapter of the Sons of the American
Revolution and the Greene County Historical Society,
For many years, he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at the First
Baptist Church of Waynesburg.
His wife Dortha Carmichael Rutan survives. Also surviving are two daughters,
Mrs. Kenneth "Sarah" Buchanan, Dillner, and Mrs. Douglas "Norma" Kersey,
Copperas Cove, Texas. One son, David Rutan, also survives.
He is survived by nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
One brother and three sisters are deceased.
Friends of Paul R. Rutan, 74, of 56 Montgomery Ave., Waynesburg, who died
on Thursday, March 1, will be received at the William Garrison Funeral
Home in Waynesburg on Friday, March 2, from 7 to 9 P.M. and on Saturday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at
2 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Stewart Johnson officiating.
Burial is to be at the Greene County Memorial Park.
Ralph L. Rutan, 64, of 925 1/2 Jefferson Avenue, was dead on arrival at
Washington Hospital at 12:40 pm., Tuesday December 1, 1970. He had been
ill for some time.
He was born July 6, 1906, at Time, Greene County, a son of Frank and
Rosetta A. McClintock Rutan and spent his entire life in the Washington
area. He graduated from Amwell Township High School in 1925.
Mr. Rutan served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a
coal miner for many years, working at the Enterprise Mine. Later he was
employed by the Donley Brick Co. and last worked for the Pittsburgh
Consolidation Coal co. in River Division.
He was married April 26, 1941 to Margaret Walker, who survives.
Also surviving are four children: Ralph Blaine Rutan, of Salem OH; Jack
Allen Rutan of East Liverpool OH; Linda Lee Rutan and Barry Wayne Rutan
both at the home and five grandchildren buried at Forest Lawn Cem.
Mrs. Rosa A. Rutan, 724 Daniel Street, Toronto, OH., died at 8:45 am
Wednesday, March 1, 1967 in a hospital in Cambridge, OH
She was born Oct 7, 1876 in Ursina, Somerset County, a daughter of Joseph
and Clara McClintock.
Her husband Frank M. Rutan, died Feb. 4 1954.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph Rutan, Washington, and Wray Rutan of Bloomingdale
R. D. 1, Ohio, and 21 grandchildren. buried in Hopewell Cem. Ninevah
John Ephraim Ryan, eldest son of George and Harriet Ryan was born in
Hardin Co. Ohio. Nov. 12 1850 and departed this life at Lima Ohio, Sept.
5th 1917 aged 66 years 9 mo. and 23 days.
He was united in marriage to Emma Jane McGlumphy July 25, 1876. To this
union were born eight children, three of whom survive the father.
They are Chester L. Ryan of Cleveland. Mrs. C. S. Ream and Miss Goldie Ryan
both of Lima. One son, David Earl Ryan, departed this life in 1901 at
the age of 25 years. four children died in infancy.
Deceased further leaves to morn his loss, the widow, Emma Jane Ryan, of
Lima, one brother Willis Ryan of Lima, one half-brother W. H. and of
Kenton Ohio, four grandchildren and many other relatives also had many
friends where ever he lived.
He was in very poor heath the past year, but just a few days before his
death he felt much better and while attending to his work at the Lima
Locomotive plant he was stricken with heart failure and passed away almost
Deceased united with the Methodist Protestant church at Oak Grove Feb.
18, 1895. During the latter days of his life he made many expressions
to members of his family indicating that all was well with his soul. He
was a kind indulgent father always happiest when surrounded by members of
his family whom he dearly loved.
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