Obituaries from the Pendleton Times, 25 March 2004
Ruby G. Siron, 88
Ruby Gail Siron, 88, of Monterey, VA, died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at her home.
Mrs. Siron was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Elkins and was the daughter of the late Nathan Goff and Ora Wamsley Scott.
She was a member of the McDowell Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Madison College, now James Madison University, with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and worked on her master's degree at the University of Virginia. She taught in elementary grades in Franklin and Virginia schools for 34 years. She retired form Waynesboro schools in 1977.
Mrs. Siron was a life member of the Virginia Education Association and the Bath-Highland Teachers Association. She was a charter member of the col. James Patton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Waynesboro, VA, and a former member of the United Daughters of the confederacy in West Virginia. She was named to the Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America in 1972.
On Oct. 15, 1949, she married Guy Leroy Siron, who survives.
She is also survived by a daughter, Patricia Bergsland of Los Lunas, NM; a brother, Nathan G. Scott of Orange, FL; a granddaughter and two great-grandsons.
Her body was cremated.
A memorial service was held Monday at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA. Burial was Tuesday at the Monterey Cemetery, Monterey, VA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465.
Homer Pitsenbarger, 78
D. Homer Pitsenbarger, 78, of 872 Mossy Creek Road in Bridgewater, VA, died Tuesday, march 15, 2004, at home.
Mr. Pitsenbarger was born Dec. 14, 1925, in MOyers and was a son of the late Benjamin C. and Dorothy Louella Pitsenbarger.
He was employed at the Mossy Creek Farm and later for the U.S. Forest Service in Bridgewater, VA. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the Mount Solon VFW Post 3136 and the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church.
On Nov. 6, 1954, he married Rose Smith , who preceded him in death Sept. 13, 1985.
He is survived by a son Jeff Pitsenbarger of Mount Solon, VA; a daughter, Mary Dickinson of Aylett, VA; two brothers James Otha Pitsenbarger of Staunton, VA, and Virgil Pitsenbarger of Moyers; four sisters Janet Hoover of Dayton, VA, Edna Bennett of Bridgewater, VA, Dorothy Persinger, of Newcastle, DE, and Lydie Holsinger of Harrisonburg, VA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted Thursday at Mossy Creek Cemetery with the Rev. David a. Morrison officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Solon Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 64, Mount Solon, VA 22843.
Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, VA, was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Pauline Judy, 90
Pualine Judy, 90 of Moyers died Monday, March 22, 2004, at the Pendleton Nursing Home.
Miss Judy was born May 22, 1913, in Moyers and was the daughter of the late Harry Henry and Berlie Emily (Obaugh) Judy.
She was a member of the St. Paul Independent Lutheran church, where she was a pianist and taught adult Sunday School for many years. she graduated from Shepherd College and was a schoolteacher in public schools. She was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, C. Byron and Igerna Judy of Moyers; two nieces and a nephew.
The Rev. Jerry Smith conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell, VA. Burial was private.
Nan L. Koerner, 75
Nan L. Raissle Koerner, 75, of Pittsburgh, PA and originally from Birmingham, AL, died Sunday, March 21, 2004.
She was the wife of the late Herbert L. Koerner and the late Sheldon L. Rexrode of Pendleton County.
Surviving are a daughter, Vickie Rexrode McCampbell; a son, S. Lee Rexrode; a step-son, Paul A. Koerner; a step-daughter, Linda Koerner Woodworth; and 12 grandchildren.
Two brothers, Paul and Henry Raissle also preceded her in death.
A memorial service was held Wednesday at the Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, 55 Forsythe Rd., Scott Township, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephen Church or the American Cancer Society.
Funeral arrangements were by Laughlin Memorial Chapel, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
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