Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,  

   19 January 2006

Barbara Pohlenz, 80

Barbara June Rexrode Ketron Pohlenz, 80, of Richmond, VA, died Dec. 9, 2005, at Reid Hospital 

Born June 3, 1925, in Richmond, VA, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Helen Marie King Rexrode.

Mrs. Pohlenz was a 1943 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 1946 graduate of Reid Nursing School.  Upon graduation, she worked in obstetrics at Reid Hospital before accepting the register nurse position with Drs. Porter and Wambo.  In 1976, she became charge nurse of the Richmond community Blood Center and held it until 1988, when she became a volunteer at the hospital, accumulating many awards and holding several positions.

Surviving are her husband, Gene Pohlenz, to whom she was married May 30, 1980; seven children, Cindy Talley and husband, Dan of Dayton, OH, Sandy Dixon and husband, ,Tom and Marianne Charlton and husband, Ray, all of Centerville, VA, Eric Pohlenz and wife Susan of Lebanon, OH, Laura Smith of Richmond, VA, Sherry Hoyt and husband, Bob of Indianapolis, VA, Hahns Pohlenz and wife Deb of Lafayette, IN; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Leatha Cofield of Fountain city, VA; nieces and nephew; and several cousins in Pendleton county. 

Also preceding her in death were one sister, Dorothy Weber. 

Funeral services were held Dec. 12, 2005, at Doan and Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, VA, with Rev. Judi Marshall and Rev. Max Knight officiating.  Entombment was in Earlham Memorial Mausoleum.   

Virginia H. Eye

Virginia H. Eye, 86, of Franklin died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin.  

Mrs. Eye was born Feb. 3, 1920, in Huttonsville and was a daughter of the late Rufus Swecker and Bessie Newhouse Swecker.  

She was a homemaker and a farmer.  she was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist church.  

Her husband, Earl H. Eye, preceded her in death Sept. 23, 2004.

Survivors include a daughter Jean Andrews of Keezletown, VA; two sons, Dr. Earl "Butch" eye, Jr., of Jacksonville, FL, and Neal Eye of Franklin; two sisters, Edna Chaney of Mill Creek and Dolly Cromer of Norton, OH; a brother, Orville Swecker of Huttonsville; and one grandchild. 

Also preceding her in death were one son Steven Whitney Eye; two brothers, Charles Swecker and Dewey Swecker and one sister, Doris Swecker.  

Pastor Carl Tribett conducted the funeral Sunday at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Deer Run.  Burial was at the Cedar Hill Cemetery by Basagic Funeral Home, Franklin.  

Kathleen V. Propst
Mrs. Kathleen V. Propst, 91, of Franklin, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Pendleton Nursing Home in Franklin where she had resided since October.

She was born Sept. 4, 1914, at Moyers and was the daughter of the late Kennie Propst and Sarah Virginia Mitchell Propst.  

She was a graduate of Bridgewater High School, attended Shenandoah College and graduated from Shepherd College in in 1964.  she taught elementary school, retiring as a third grade teacher in 1979.  She was adamant about her pupils learning their multiplications tables.  she was a member of Faith Lutheran church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in the Luther League, the Junior Mission Band and the Woman's Missionary Society.  She was the organist from the time the church was built in the 1940s until recently.  she was a member of the Pendleton Nursing home Auxiliary and spent countless hours reading to residents at the nursing home.  

On Oct. 24, 1936, she married Dona A. Propst, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1995.  

Surviving are two daughters, Kitty L. Hupp of Tiffin, OH, and Linda S. Propst of Arlington, VA; one sister, Ida P. Moyers of Sugar Grove; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  

She was also preceded in death by a son, Dona Sheldon Propst, on Nov. 18, 1998. 

Funeral services were held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Franklin with Pastors Craig and Wendy Richter officiating. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery at Franklin by the Kimble Funeral Home, Franklin. 

Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 624, Franklin, WV 26807 or the Pendleton Nursing Home, P.O. Box 700, Franklin, WV 26807. 

Otha Dwayne Turner

Otha Dwayne Turner, 64, of Petersburg died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at his residence.

Mr. Turner was born Oct. 6, 1941, in Petersburg, he was the son of Nellie Borror Turner of Petersburg and the late Otha Turner. He was also preceded in death by one brother, David Turner.

He retired from American Woodmark in Jun 205 after 11 years of employment  and also worked at Allied Paper company from 1967-1994.  He graduated from Petersburg High School and served in the Army from 1964 to 1966.  He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 78. 

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Darlene V. Hesse Tuner; a daughter Kimberly Ann Foote of Lonaconing, MD; a son, Craig M. Tuner and wife, Jeanette of Morgantown; six sisters, Shelby Alt of Beverly, Brenda Brewer and Blondie tuner, both of Petersburg; Sandy wile of Oak Hill, VA, Margie Judy of Upper Tract and Marsha Lahman of Lahmansville; three brothers, Randall Turner and Kelly Turner, both of Petersburg, and Greg Turner of Sterling, Va.; and six grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn and Robert Foote and Joshua, Morgan and Briana Turner.

He also was preceded in death by one brother, David Turner.  

The Rev. Gary Phillips and Pastor Doyle A. Patch conducted the funeral Monday at the Basagic Funeral Home in Petersburg.   Burial was at the Turner Family Cemetery in Petersburg with military honors by the combined veterans organizations of Grant County and JROTC.

Memorial donations may made to a charity of choice. 

Mrs. Elva M. Champ

Elva M. Benner Champ, 81, of Hegins, Pa., and formerly of Petersburg, died Jan. 10, 2006 at Select Speciality Hospital, Camp Hill, PA.

Mrs. Champ was born July 18, 1924, in Onego, she was the daughter of the late Rhine W. Benner and Anna Stoudt Benner. 

She was a homemaker and attended North Fork Mennonite Church. 

Her husband of 60 years, Earl H. Champ, preceded her in death,  Jan. 24, 2005. 

Survivors include two daughters, Viola Champ of Petersburg and Shirley Mast of Amelia, VA; two sons, Stanley Champ of Hegins, PA, and Larry Champ of Bonners Ferry, ID; a sister, Evelyn Swartzentruber of Delaware; two brothers, Millard Benner of Delaware and Dan Benner of Virginia; 24 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Paul Champ; one daughter, Ardella Horst; two brothers, Timothy Benner and James Benner; and one sister, Rhoda Hertzler.

Larry Showalter, Fred Miller, John Swartz and Laurel Eby conducted the funeral Saturday at North Fork Mennonite Church.  Burial was at North Fork Mennonite Cemetery in Petersburg by Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg. .

Memorial contributions may be made to North Fork Mennonite Church, Petersburg, WV 26847.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Basagic Funeral Home, Petersburg.

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